*um goes Public Cloud Services: Managed Services for AWS and Azure
We are expanding our portfolio. As an official partner of AWS and Azure, we are now also guiding companies into the public cloud. This makes us the first German IT service provider to offer managed services for solutions from both AWS and Azure, as well as support the entire value-added chain in cloud computing: consultation, conception, migration, implementation, operation and 24/7 service.
The cloud is on the rise
Cloud computing is now a key requirement for most companies. The advantages are obvious: low initial investment in infrastructure and staff, a fast time to market, scalability and high availability.
The top dogs for public cloud services are Amazon (Amazon Web Services, AWS) and Microsoft (Azure). Accessing their cloud solutions is relatively simple, but the difficult thing for companies is in actually selecting the right products and then operating them. Both providers offer over 60 services, but none of these are managed services. Therefore, *um has entered partner programs with AWS and Azure so that clients can receive help and support from recognized service providers.
*um is in the AWS Fast Track Program
Due to the experience and knowledge we have collected over almost ten years as a managed service provider (MSP) for cloud computing, this year we joined the Fast Track Program of AWS. Our employees have passed tests and acquired certificates to become AWS experts, and for 2017 we are striving to become a “Managed Service Provider”, the highest AWS partner status.
We have also recently become an official “Cloud Solution Provider” of Microsoft Azure. The cloud services from Microsoft Azure are relatively young. Therefore, clients – and even most service providers – possess only limited experience in cloud services. This is where *um can help. We create and implement holistic operation concepts for Azure cloud architectures for our clients.
Experience from over 100 cloud projects
“We have been providing managed services for the transformation, operation and 24/7 service of cloud architectures for many years. Now we are also the only German company on the market to provide public cloud solutions from both AWS and Azure,” explains Ravin Mehta, Founder and CEO of *um. “Companies today have an abundance of possibilities when it comes to public clouds. It is therefore of most importance to ensure the vast range of tools available can be used to meet business requirements.”
“We have experience from over 100 client projects involving clouds. Most issues our clients face concern security, legal positions and compliance. However, companies often simply lack the staff and the know-how required for planning and implementing a suitable cloud concept,” adds Mario Apitz, Director of Operations at *um. “We know the exact stumbling blocks and offer our clients help and advice when creating a holistic, hybrid cloud architecture.”