Optimise your Infrastructure

Reliability, flexibility, scalability - reduced costs, increased security
Let Cobweb help you move to the cloud

The Cloud Industry Forum paper, Cloud – The Next Generation, reports that the last seven years have seen “the levels of cloud usage accelerate dramatically. We have reached a point where almost all organisations are consciously using cloud-based services to some extent and are realising significant benefits in terms of flexibility, agility and cost as a result.”

 

Increasing numbers of customers are turning to the cloud to meet business strategy and growth goals - with, in particular, a substantial rise in the number of businesses moving on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud.

Optimising your IT Infrastructure delivers

Increased Agility

 

Increased Agility

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Enhanced security

Lower Costs

 

Lower costs

Cobweb can help you move your on-premise systems to the cloud - where you can leave it safely in the hands of experts.

 

Why move on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud?

Various potential triggers can prompt organisations to move on-premise IT Infrastructure and applications to the cloud - such as:

 

Storage capacity limitations


 

Security threats

 

New compliance regulations

 

Rising on-premise IT infrastructure costs

 

Increased agility required to deliver business growth

 

Complex availability and disaster recovery needs


 

An aging or out-of-support legacy IT infrastructure


Let Cobweb help you move your on-premise IT services to the cloud - so you can focus on your business.


Infrastructure Modernisation


Infrastructure-as-a-Service - lift, shift and optimise


Database Modernisation


Moving SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft Azure


Remote Desktop


Access your desktop (files, business apps and emails) from any location


Cobweb Complete for Azure Managed Services


Comprehensive ongoing solution support for Cobweb Azure services

Our Approach

Cobweb can advise on the most appropriate roadmap for modernising your infrastructure, using our four key-stage programme:

MFA

1. Assess

 

We gain a full understanding of your business, assess your existing infrastructure, identify a desired future state IT roadmap, and propose a new cloud solution.

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2. Migrate

 

We will use one of the following to move your infrastructure to the cloud:

 

Rehost: 'lift and shift'

Refactor: Platform-as-a-Service

Replace: Software-as-a-Service.

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3. Optimise

 

Analysis and monitoring to manage cloud spend and use, and use of security and management tools to govern, secure and monitor your cloud investment.

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4. Manage

 

Cobweb's optional managed services include ongoing monitoring services, reactive support, security and patch management, and backup.

Optimising your Infrastructure with Cobweb

 

Our experts help at every stage of your cloud journey – from planning and assessment, to
implementation, knowledge transfer and managing your cloud environment over the long-term.

 

We offer cross-disciplinary expertise that considers your current environment and goals to design an
appropriate strategy and solution for your business.

 

Talk to a member of the team about how we can help you optimise your infrastructure

 


 

Latest Cobweb News

Microsoft Azure | August 2019 updates

Sep 6, 2019, 14:02 PM by Chloe Mustafa
There are a fair number of Azure updates this month, from new Azure Archive Storage capabilities to new High Availability add-on updates.

Microsoft Azure is the cloud computing solution that offers a vast range of services that mean the sky is the limit for businesses of any size. Its directory includes databases, backups, file storage, mobile/web app services and even full virtual machines. And, best of all, it is frequently updated by Microsoft to optimise and extend its capabilities. Here's what came in from the August 2019 updates.

High availability add-on updates

High availability is fundamental to effective production environments, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability add-on has been improved. Users will see enhanced performance and image updates around this Azure feature, including:

  • Pacemaker performance improvements
  • New pay-as-you-go RHEL images
  • New pay-as-you-go RHEL for SAP images

Azure reservations

New features for Microsoft Azure Reservations can help cut your Azure costs whilst easily managing reservations and creating quality internal reporting. The following features have been added:

  • Pre-purchase plan for Azure Databricks
  • Reservations for App Service Isolated Stamp Fee
  • Automatic renewal of reservations
  • Scoping of reservations to resource groups
  • Enhanced usage data, helping with savings, chargeback and utilisation
  • API for price and purchase reservations

Previews and Azure SDKs

You can now preview the latest Azure SDKs that follow up-to-date Azure API Guidelines/Patterns (.Net, Python, Java, JavaScript). These include various bug fixes, exciting new features and extra work guidelines adherence.

Expanded capabilities for Azure Archive Storage

Archive Storage is a scalable service for the cost-effective storage of rarely accessed data over extended time periods. So cold data that may otherwise be deleted can instead be stored here in an offline state, to be accessed later if needed. With the August update, its capabilities have been expanded for faster, simpler and better overall performance. It's all based on user feedback - Microsoft always aims to deliver on the requests of its user base.

Planning the process of migrating Hyper-V servers with Azure Migrate Server Assessment

Azure Migrate is focused on streamlining the journey of migrating to Azure. The August 2019 update has added the upgrades to Server assessment for scaled assessments of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines. The assessments analyse the suitability of servers, estimate costs and sizing and perform dependency analysis, resulting in an assessment of your Hyper-V servers in a simple 3-step process. This is part of an ongoing evolution of Azure Migrate, helping users make the move smoothly and efficiently.

So there it is, Microsoft Azure's August 2019 updates. It is all quite technical, but your IT department will understand the ins and outs. Accessing the power of Azure cloud computing can really open up your business to a new level of capabilities, no matter the size. And with Microsoft's commitment to ongoing updates and optimisation, you can make your voice heard for tools that would benefit your business. Stay tuned for the next batch of updates.

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