Freedom and choice for your business, with best-fit on-premise, hybrid and public cloud solutions
At Daisy, we design, build and operate robust and reliable IT environments across multiple locations, on your premises, in our data centres or the public cloud. We ensure you have the best-fit solution to deliver your data, applications and services to support your business outcomes. Everything you need can be delivered by Daisy end-to-end and wrapped in Daisy Managed Services that you can trust.
At Daisy, we find out all about your business and advocate the right cloud environment for the right scenario. This may involve a hybrid option where some data remains on your premises or in Daisy data centres. Our Cloud Control engagement is a structured way of establishing the right solution for you. Part of this engagement focusses on your risk profile and we can architect the environment to align with what you can do, and what your constraints are. Our agnostic approach ensures you have the freedom of choice and agility to flex on your terms, backed by Daisy. Find out more about Cloud Control here.
For customers who have an aging and unwieldy infrastructure estate and are ready to migrate to the cloud, our managed Azure proposition offers a flexible, low-cost platform that can scale. This means that customers can make savings quickly, without sacrificing their operational IT foundations upon which their business is built. Unlike other hyperscalers our managed Azure product is supported by our highly-skilled resources with a heritage in traditional infrastructure management and because of our ability to invest in providing the best design, implementation and support capabilities.
Our end-to-end capability removes the complexity of managing multiple suppliers and gives you a simple, single point of contact for the support of IT and communications. That means leveraging our scale to benefit your bottom line. From providing the simple things like email and internal systems, right through to private and public cloud, network connectivity, voice telephony and mobility, our tailored SLA-driven Managed Services free you up to focus on the business-critical things that drive your performance.
As a cloud services broker, we leverage the best of hyperscale public cloud services, as well as our own secure and compliant UK platform, to operate your business applications in the most fit-for-purpose environment. With Daisy Flexible Infrastructure we offer customers the ability to consume cloud services in conjunction with the security and sovereignty afforded by private platforms. The platform’s flexible pay-as-you-use pricing model allows you to use different elements, including central processing unit (CPU), memory, licenses, storage and a range of managed services available to meet your specific requirements. As a Microsoft Cloud Services Provider (CSP), we can help you leverage all the benefits of Azure safely. In addition, we can provide a wealth of value-added services to ensure your cloud environment delivers the functionality and agility for digital working, along with the resiliency and security to protect your business. We also specialise in a number of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions whether it’s in our own UK-based cloud or in public clouds, we can host any application and publish it to the web or your desktop. Whether you’re an independent software vendor or applications provider needing a host, or you’re an organisation with a valuable application that doesn’t fit in your internal infrastructure, our cloud services are perfect for you too. Benefit from our business understanding, nationwide infrastructure and flexible pricing models, together with the resilience, security and support that we are able to deliver to every customer.
Our capabilities ensure that capacity is available to you regardless of the solution you use, or where it’s located. All of our designs ensure that a customer doesn’t get to a cliff-edge moment where capacity is not there to fulfil the businesses requirements. Using our interconnected network, Daisy can make capacity available on-premise, in our data centres or leverage cloud storage to ensure the right type of capacity is there when it’s needed and most importantly, is secure, backed-up and recoverable in any eventuality.
Are you in the fog when it comes to cloud jargon? Here are some of the most common terms and acronyms, and what they mean:
Application Programming Interface (API) – An application programming interface (API) is an interface that allows the user to access information from another service and integrate this service into their own application.
Backup as a service (BaaS) – is an approach to backing up data that involves purchasing backup and recovery services from an online data backup provider. Instead of performing backup with a centralized, on-premises IT department, BaaS connects systems to a private, public or hybrid cloud managed by the outside provider.
Cloud Service Provider (CSP) – A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) is a company that offers a cloud computing service, such as PaaS, IaaS, or SaaS, to individuals or other businesses.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) – A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of distributed services that deliver content to a user based on the user’s geographic proximity to servers. CDNs allow speedy content delivery for websites with high traffic volume or large geographic reach.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications allow a business to manage relationships with current and future customers by providing the business with tools to manage sales, customer service, and technical support roles.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) – is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe.
Hybrid Cloud – A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that is comprised of a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premises solutions. In a hybrid cloud, private and public cloud infrastructures remain distinct from one another but are bound together by technology that allows data and services portability between them.
Hypervisor – A hypervisor is a piece of software that allows physical devices to share their resources among virtual machines (VMs) running on top of that physical hardware. The hypervisor creates, runs and manages VMs.
Infrastructure – Information technology (IT) infrastructure is a combined set of hardware and virtual resources that support an overall IT environment.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a model of cloud computing in which the vendor hosts virtualized computing resources, as well as network and storage resources, and provides them to the user as a service via the internet.
Managed Service Provider (MSP) – A managed services provider (MSP) is an IT services provider that provides fully outsourced network, application, and system services across a network to clients.
Microservices – Microservices or microservice architecture is a way of designing applications in which complex applications are built out of a suite of small, independently deployable services.
Multi-Cloud – A multi-cloud strategy is the concurrent use of separate cloud service providers for different infrastructure, platform, or software needs. A multi-cloud approach can help prevent vendor lock-in and may help an enterprise deal with diverse workloads and partners.
Multi-Tenancy – Multi-Tenancy is a mode of operation for software in which multiple instances of one or many applications run in a shared environment. In a cloud computing model, pooled physical and virtual resources are dynamically assigned and reassigned to tenants according to consumer demand.
On-Premise – On-premise technology is software or infrastructure that is run on computers on the premises (in the building) of the person or organization using the software or infrastructure.
Platform – In computing, a platform is defined as a computer system that applications run on, or as a base of technologies on which other technologies (such as applications) are built.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a model of cloud computing in which a vendor provides the hardware and software tools necessary to create, deploy and manage applications at scale to the user via the internet, as a service.
Private Cloud – A private cloud is a cloud infrastructure that is provisioned for use by a single organization comprised of multiple users. A private cloud cab managed and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it can exist on or off premises.
Public Cloud – A public cloud is a cloud infrastructure that is hosted by cloud services provider and is made available to the public via the internet.
Service Level Agreement (SLA) – A service level agreement (SLA) is a contractual agreement between a customer and a cloud service provider (CSP) which defines the level of service, availability and performance guaranteed by the CSP.
Shared Resources – Shared Resources, also known as network resources, are computing resources that can be accessed remotely through a network, such as a Local Area Network (LAN) or the internet.
Software as a Service (SaaS) – Software as a service (SaaS), is a model of cloud computing in which applications (software) are hosted by a vendor and provided to the user as a service. SaaS applications are licensed on a subscription basis and are made available to users over a network, typically the internet.
User Interface (UI) – User interface (UI) is the way that the user and computer system interact.
User Experience (UX) – The nature of a user’s interaction with and perception of a system.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a desktop operating system hosted within a virtual machine.
Virtual Machine (VM) – A virtual machine is a software computer that runs an operating system or application environment, just as physical hardware would. The end user has the same experience on a VM as they would on dedicated hardware.
Our simple but comprehensive service schedules and legal agreements ensure that as the customer you are fully briefed and aware of any inherent risks in your service. We are confident in our ability to be trusted with your business-critical applications and data. We clearly set out the rights you have as a customer for termination or migration away from Daisy and give you options to reduce exposure in our designs and demarcation points.
Security is a shared responsibility between Daisy and the customer when developing and hosting applications in the cloud. Daisy makes substantial investments in the physical, logical and operational security of its infrastructure, networks, and software. Microsoft also provides a wide range of features and tools which can be used to secure applications hosted in Azure. Daisy makes appropriate use of Azure so that the applications and data we manage on behalf of our customers have all available security features applied.
We recommend you start with Cloud Control, a low-cost engagement that sets out a roadmap for taking your business towards a hybrid cloud strategy. This shows you the potential costs associated with cloud and the most efficient deployment/service management to suit your requirements.
Cloud & Hosting services from Daisy can align to your existing security protocols and compliance, helping with your response to security incidents. Take a look at how our security portfolio can help improve your security posture. Discover more about Security
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