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 | July 2019 updates

Aug 13, 2019, 10:33 AM by Chloe Mustafa
This month's latest updates for Microsoft Azure include their new Azure Cost Management tool which is a handy tool for businesses of all sizes

No matter what stage your business is at, you need to track your spending and plan for the future. This is where Microsoft Azure Cost Management is useful, and the developers are always tweaking and optimising the software for the end user. It helps empower businesses to achieve more by spending less, and it's just had a new batch of improvements. There have also been updates to Azure Firewall to keep security at maximum.

Microsoft Azure Cost Management

All organisations with cloud operations rely on partners to keep things going. Azure Cost Management is now getting an ongoing focus on capabilities to optimise its workings for these partnerships. Whichever side of the partnership you are on, you will find new features in Azure to efficiently manage resources together for optimal results. Up to 100 public IP addresses can now be associated with your Azure firewall, helping to keep interactions with partners safe and secure.

Central management via partner solutions

Azure Firewall public REST APIs are available to select third-party security tools for a centralised experience. These tools are:

Barracuda Cloud Security Guardian

AlgoSec CloudFlow

Tufin Orca

PAYG

Azure Marketplace usage for pay-as-you-go subscriptions enables you to manage costs by getting them all into a single place, with a single taxonomy. This will make the process of managing billed charges simpler and quicker for greater efficiency. Azure Firewall's availability has increased alongside this with Availability Zones, increasing the availability to as high as 99.99% uptime.

Cost management labs

This enables you to access the very latest cost management enhancements and features. You can participate by selecting Cost Management from Azure Home, where you can test preview features and give your feedback on how they could be improved in future. There will be lots of new features arriving, so keep coming back and checking. Currently, you can:

Save/share customised views in cost analysis: once you have customised your view, simply pin it to the dashboard and then share that dashboard with your team to enable everyone to track costs from a centralised place.

You can also download a customised view in cost analysis as an image, which can then be shared.

Various minor bug fixes have been implemented.

Different currencies

Your organisation will have its own unique structures and challenges. Perhaps you get a single Azure invoice, or perhaps you need different ones for each department. If you're multi-national, with billing accounts in various currencies, it is now possible to view costs in multiple currencies in the portal. In future, Azure will convert costs into a single currency for clarity. Azure Firewall is now previewing SQL FQDN to enable users to limit access from VNets to specified SQL server instances - this feature is currently supported in non-proxy mode only, port 1433.

Managing EA departments/policies

Enterprise Agreement lets you use the Enterprise portal to monitor usage, monetary commitment credits and additional monthly charges. This can also be done in the Azure portal, with more in-depth cost analysis and greater control over budgeting. Now, you can also create and manage departments/policy settings from Azure, wherein you can organise subscriptions and delegate access to accounts, along with a host of other great features.

Resource tags

Tagging helps you categorise resources outside of the built-in hierarchy. Add custom metadata and build custom reports using cost analysis. You can now apply up to 50 tags, up from just 15 previously, to enhance your reporting capabilities.

Azure HDInsight FQDN tag

Since HDInsight has outbound infrastructure dependencies on other Azure services, it is at risk of data exfiltration. Azure Firewall can now restrict outbound access so that only your data can be accessed, helping increase organisation security.

There have also been updates to various bits of documentation within Azure to reflect the new features and improvements. Microsoft is always listening to user feedback and making improvements, so check back regularly for news on the latest updates.

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