Cloud and Virtualisation

Cloud and Virtualisation

Cloud Computing and Virtualisation are two of the most significant IT trends around today and having a trusted Business Partner like Blueloop will enable you to take business advantage from employing these complementary technologies appropriately.

So, what are they and how can they benefit your business?

Cloud Computing is the use of computing resources Cloud and Virtualisation(both hardware and software) that are delivered off premise as a service over a network. This can be implemented either internally in a Private Cloud or externally in a Public Cloud to suit business requirements.
Cloud Computing would normally be delivered as a monthly “off balance sheet” subscription service.

Virtualisation means to create a virtual version of a device or resource, such as a server, storage device, network or even an operating system where the framework divides the resource into one or more execution environments. This can bring about the consolidation of many servers for example into a single server to increase utilisation of resources and save money.

The two technologies complement each other well but sometimes raise so many questions that it is difficult to map a way through for your specific business needs.

This is where Blueloop's expertise is vital.

In the Cloud & Virtualisation environment, it is not a case of one size fits all.

For a "green-field" start-up company the appeal of fast implementation and a conservative initial financial outlay might sway them towards a "cloud-based" IT infrastructure.
For an established business with business applications moulded over many years and where security and integrity of data is vital, a more traditional in-house virtualisation model may be more appropriate.

  • In-house or externally managed IT services?
  • On or off-premise or hybrid infrastructure?
  • Standard or custom applications?

Blueloop has many years of experience in advising clients on the most suitable shape and form of IT Solutions to meet real Business Needs. Our advice is backed up with extensive technical skills but if it doesn't address a Business requirement, we wouldn't propose it.

Blueloop provide Private Cloud solutions based on established technologies from VMware (ESX), Citrix (Xen Server) and Microsoft (Hyper-V).

These can all be implemented with the added security of "two-factor authentication" solutions from leading vendors Swivel, VASCO or RSA.

In addition as a Veeam ProPartner, Blueloop can provide a Backup & Replication service Built for Virtualization.


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