Their place, our place, or your place?
You choose the best cloud service for you
Where you store your data and run your applications is to up to you. You can keep it at their place (also known as Public Cloud), our place (iomart Cloud), your place (On Premise), or a tailored combination as you need – Hybrid Cloud.
Whatever your business needs to stay connected, to be secure, and to scale, we’ll help you find the perfect home for your data and applications with our range of cloud services.
Your data and applications, safely in our hands
You can sit back, relax, knowing we’ll do all the hard work to keep your cloud infrastructure running smoothly so you can focus on what’s important to you.
We’ll make sure you have the right cloud for the right data and applications. So your teams can connect to whatever they need, wherever they might be.
Security is a core part of our cloud services. It’s at the heart of everything we do. So your cloud platforms are secure from day Zero.
Businesses rarely stand still for long. If (or when) your business grows, your cloud can easily grow with you.
We link up with our partners at Microsoft to store and protect your data and applications. We call this package our Managed Azure service. They (Microsoft) take care of the data centre, and everything linked to the upkeep of the infrastructure (like physical servers). We come into the picture when you do. We’ll work with you to design, create and manage a cloud service that works for you. There’s unlimited capacity, so you can up your storage capacity again, and again, and again. And the cloud is always cutting edge and up to date with Microsoft’s latest technology upgrades.
Accessible to all
You’ll have access to really advanced technology that was once reserved for businesses with endless budgets
Only pay for what you use
We’ll send you an itemised invoice each month showing what you’ve used.
Lean on our know-how
Don’t get weighed down with technical knowledge, we’ll support you.
No people in the middle
Leave everything with us, you won’t need to talk to anyone else.
Will Public Cloud be a good fit for you? Yes, if…
Your business needs change from time to time.
If your cloud service needs are likely to chop and change (like the number of users you’ll need.) Or your business ebbs and flows seasonally (busy Black Fridays for example) then public cloud services will likely suit you. You’ll only pay for what you use, and it can flex and grow with you.
You need to get going in minutes.
There’s no hardware to set up. The cloud already exists and is just waiting for you to turn up. With public cloud it’s a click of the fingers.
You want all the latest infrastructure and technology mod cons.
Microsoft take care of all the underlying infrastructure and your iomart service team can manage it for you. Meaning you get access to a platform that you can trust is always updated with the latest and greatest technology.
iomart Managed Private Cloud
Going for ‘our place’ means your data and applications are looked after in one of our 13 regional data centres (which are monitored around the clock by our highly skilled engineers). iomart Cloud works out well for most businesses, in part because it’s good value for money, stable, and performs really well. It meets the vast majority of customer needs that the public cloud does, at a fraction of the cost. And we encrypt your data, so all your sensitive information is super safe too.
There are three types of iomart Private Cloud hosting, giving you heaps of choice and flexibility:
- Virtual Cloud – you can lean on our cloud, but keep control of your data. With VMware vCloud Director your data is securely isolated from other businesses. And if your needs grow, we can easily ramp up your iomart cloud service. You’ll simply pay for it as you go.
- Standard Private Cloud – it’s like Virtual Cloud, but the resource is dedicated to you – giving you both increased performance and privacy suited to even the most highly regulated environments. This personalised design gives you dedicated compute in one of our data centres, and makes it our most popular option.
- Dedicated Private Cloud – our most private iomart cloud option that can be deployed to any of our supported locations around the globe. We stick to the most stringent compliance requirements delivering extreme security and securing even the most sensitive data.
No surprises on your bill
We’ll agree a flat rate with you upfront, so what you pay will by the same in March, May, and every other month.
Rock solid reliability
You won’t suffer moments of downtime or dips in performance.
Support on tap
Our IT experts are at your beck and call 24/7.
Direct access to our network
So your connection is lightning fast, and secure.
Will iomart Cloud (private cloud) be a good fit for you?
We’ll help unpick the four iomart cloud options (and which one could be perfect for your business.)
Virtual Cloud – the right match for:
Whether you need a large or a small resource environment, our multi-tenant virtual cloud utilises VMware vCloud Director to bring you the latest advancements in cloud technology. And delivers a level of control, self-service capability and scalability that you’d normally expect with the public cloud (but at a lower price). It’s great for businesses that develop and sell lots of different products or services but need some place to store them. Maybe you sell apps, offer e-commerce, or host websites where each of your customers need their own dedicated cloud resources.
Standard Private Cloud – the right match for:
If you need extremely high performance, matched by availability, where no-one else is competing for the same cloud resource, Standard Private Cloud would likely hit the spot for you. The power behind your business’s success will belong to you, and you alone. Legal and financial businesses often pick Private Cloud because they have to toe the line with strict data regulations. If they’re audited and need evidence that their data isn’t accessible to anyone else, they’ll have it here.
Dedicated Private Cloud – the right match for:
If you want the performance and availability of a Private Cloud, but also want it completely bespoke and dedicated to you, look no further than a Dedicated Private Cloud. Unlike our other iomart cloud options it can be deployed to any of our supported locations around the globe. With Dedicated Private Cloud, you’ll rule over your data. It’ll meet all compliance and data security requirements for your customers, and regulators. It’s a natural choice for security conscious organisations like the police, public and health services, the government.
Have your data where you can see it, sort of. On Premise means wherever you need your data and cloud resources stored – at your office, a factory, or data centre – we can deliver it.
We’ll design, install, and run infrastructure at ‘your place’.
We’ll store your data and run your applications on a server (either one you buy from us, or you shop around for one yourself) and install it wherever you choose. Either you manage the data storage yourself, or we’ll take the hassle of managing and servicing it for you under what’s called ‘Infrastructure-as-a-Service’ or IaaS.
You’re totally and utterly in control
You’ll know exactly where your data is, because it’ll be on your premises.
If you want to add on an offsite cloud service later on, no problem. We’ll create a Hybrid Cloud for you.
We have strong relationships with partners (like Dell) to help you with any on-site infrastructure hiccups along with enabling upgrades, transformation and renewals.
Will On Premise be a good fit for you?
If you need your data close to your people, this’ll work for you. For example, say you’ve 100 software developers in a city office. They all need virtual desktops that’ll process huge volumes of data with minimal delay. And you have space in the office for a small-scale data centre. We’ll jump in and install the right cloud infrastructure in that space.
It’s great for businesses that have the security, power, and cooling they need to keep everything running smoothly. If something goes wrong with the on-site services, our partners will help you get it back up and running.
When you’re looking for a combination of cloud services, a Hybrid Cloud is a way to bring public and private clouds all under one roof. We’ll bring your data, apps, users, and multiple customers together with one centrally managed service (we’re all about making things straightforward.)
Having it all in one place means you’ll get a single monthly bill for everything. It doesn’t matter if we’re managing your On-Premise cloud, you need the regulated assurance of iomart Standard Private Cloud, or Microsoft are playing a part through Azure, or any other combination you need to keep your business connected, secure and infinitely scalable.
One straightforward bill
For everything. Each month. That’s it
All under one roof
We’ll bring everything together so it can all be managed in one place.
Customised access baked in
If you have data with different levels of security, we’ll make sure no-one gets access to anything they shouldn’t.
We’ll handle everything for you, so you’re not batted back and forth, having umpteen conversations with different providers.
Will Hybrid Could be a good fit for you?
If you do a bit of everything, the answer is probably yes.
You might have to meet compliance requirements and have your data audited, so you’ll need some of your data in a Private Cloud. But your business might also use SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), like Salesforce, where you’re comfortable having some of your data stored over the internet on a Public Cloud. So, if you need a bit of both when it comes to cloud services, where the private and public clouds will speak to each other, and easily move data between them, a hybrid cloud will be just right.
Find a home away from home for your data. If you’d like to move your servers into one of our 13 UK data centres, we have the space, cooling, connectivity, engineers, security and uninterrupted power you’re looking for.
Pick from a range of cages, suites, and server cabinet solutions depending on the level of security you need and your power usage. We’ll help guide and support you in the right direction for your business.
Colocation hosting is a great option for businesses that simply don’t have the space or resources to build and maintain their own data centres. Or you might be on your journey to the cloud, and this is the stepping stone you need.
Our colocation services can help you cut costs with a predictable monthly bill, minimise risk (by using our secure data centre environment), and improve business continuity.
We own our data centres
Unlike many colocation providers, we own our data centres. So there are no chains of people in the middle when you’re looking to access your servers, or needing a bit of support.
Experts on hand
We staff each facility with skilled technicians who are supported by our UK-based Network Operations Centre. And our permanent in-house engineers configure your server environment to suit your needs.
Our partnerships with major telcos and cloud providers allow us to give our customers highly secure UK and global connectivity through dedicated connections and internet links.
Reliable hosting partner
Tooting our own horn, as a financially stable company listed on the Alternative Investment Market, we’re a reliable strategic long-term hosting partner.
Will Colocation be a good fit for you?
If you need your data hosted in a UK datacentre but you don’t have the space, connectivity, resources, security or power you need, this will work for you. All for a fixed and reliable monthly amount.
And if the security of your data keeps you up at night, you can rest assured knowing our data centres have manned security, CCTV, and biometric access. Nobody can get in unless they’re pre-authorised.
If you’re thinking about moving to the cloud, colocation can be a good stepping stone. You can move your IT infrastructure away from a physical server in your office while you map out your cloud strategy and journey.
There’s no stopping us
We know about all types of cloud*
Put us to the test and ask us anything about cloud computing services, virtual machines, underlying infrastructure, and operating systems. We know the difference between hybrid cloud, on premise, public cloud and private cloud services like the back of our hand (we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years).
*our meteorology knowledge might be a bit hazy, but we’re experts in cloud services and technology.
Two decades of managed service experience
For more than two decades iomart has been designing and managing cloud environments for business of all shapes and sizes. We are one of the few providers that can truly support a hybrid cloud architecture with a well-defined managed service over your cloud solutions.
We make complicated technology straightforward
Our IT people and security analysts love this stuff (and they’re very good at it). They’re always on hand when you need support to answer any questions, banish any technical hiccups and detangle any complexities you might be facing.