Cloud hosting provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the internet.
A cost-effective solution, cloud hosting will eliminate the need for you to invest in data centres and servers. This means you can focus your attention on the applications themselves, and leave us to manage their delivery.
Cloud hosting is essential for any business with a global reach. Having a geographical distribution of systems that deliver content closer to your target markets results in a resilient and highly available content delivery system, enabling you to provide a lower latency and better customer experience.
Our solutions are highly flexible and scalable, meaning you only use and pay for what you need, so you never have to worry about running out of storage space.
Our geo-redundant approach also mitigates risk, as the threat of downtime is greatly reduced. Security can also be improved by using cloud hosting, as all solutions adhere to strict ISO security standards and undergo regular security audits.
Our cloud services include: architecture design; CMS migration and implementation; security management; capacity management; website availability monitoring; application performance monitoring and host patching.
We understand how to build the perfect cloud architecture to suit your global business, to leverage scale and maximise efficiency and delivery. We will work closely with your IT team in workshops to understand your requirements, before designing a customised hosting plan for you.
We will provide three design options of varying complexity and scale of geo-redundancy, and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on the best design for your needs.
Once the architecture has been signed- off, we will build a framework of virtual machine instances and cloud services to the specified design. Your CMS will be integrated into the architecture and we will undertake robust UAT testing before go live.
Post-implementation, we manage the security penetration testing, stress tests and capacity of the new environment.
Building Blocks will manage the security, patching and capacity of your cloud hosting. We will monitor all systems in-house, including application performance, CMS application dependencies, website availability and capacity scaling.
We will provide you with regular capacity management reviews and will meet with you on a quarterly basis to discuss the metrics and reports, offer advice and collaborate with your internal teams.