by Nick Ward
Is Cloud IT working for you or are you working for IT? Since launching our Touch Cloud private compute service in 2016, it’s attracted commercial, public and third- sector customers that want a trusted partner to help specify their private/public cloud requirements. UK data sovereignty has also proven to be a key factor for compliance and peace of mind.
Increased scope for business-critical applications and data, coupled with rightsizing to keep IT departments lean, is driving demand for cloud management platforms. These bring together multiple functions, such as provisioning, orchestration and inventory management under management control through a single pane of glass. This is why we are introducing the Intercity Cloud Management Platform (CMP) to complement Touch Cloud.
Defining your Requirements
To create a cloud IT plan you need to determine what needs to be managed, where and how. Our pre-sales solutions consultants can help you to determine the most suitable environment (private/public cloud, on-premises) for your development and operations applications and data.
The most likely outcome is a hybrid cloud approach, combining private/public cloud with on-premises environments. This is evidenced by a recent 451 Research survey (available via Morpheus Data) which found that over 60% of enterprises identified hybrid cloud as their strategic approach.
How can Intercity help?
The Intercity Cloud Management Platform (ICMP) is for managing your Touch Cloud, public and on-premises VM and container estates.Powered by Morpheus–a Gartner MQ Leader in 2019 for cloud management platforms - ICMP has built-in backup, logging, monitoring and reporting, plus a catalogue of over eighty applications and services available for direct provisioning.
We deliver ICMP from our geo-redundant cloud, providing 99.99% availability and ensuring UK data sovereignty. To find out more about how ICMP can help you make cloud IT work, call us on 0808 500 1346 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org