Sammie Norman

7
Dec

Hype Cloud Journey

WHO ARE HYPE?

HYPE Innovation is one of the world’s leading providers of software and services for idea and innovation management. Companies work with a plethora of providers and follow numerous approaches to generate future options: idea campaigns, open innovation, insights scouting, startup relationships, intrapreneurship, and much more. Typically, these initiatives run in isolation. HYPE offers clients an integrated solution – HYPE Enterprise. This solution is a value creation hub, allowing all innovation activities to be tracked on a unified platform.

MODERNISE AND MAXIMISE

Having worked with physical monolithic servers, Hype decided it was time to modernise their infrastructure and switch to virtual machines. Originally, Hype used an all-in-one server approach to host their infrastructure. They were seeking a more resilient and secure solution which would in turn prove more cost effective. As part of the modernisation process, Hype set some strict requirements to have features such as; DDoS protection, IDS/IPS systems, flexible backup options, dynamically adjustable resources and proactive support.

WHAT DID HYPE FIND?

Having clearly established their requirements, Hype created a RFI and took this with them on their hunt for the perfect cloud provider.

Amito responded promptly to Hype’s RFI, exceeding expectations for most of their requirements. The bespoke agreements that Amito put forward were also big ticks for Hype, offering great flexibility – putting Amito ahead of some large competitors. As an added bonus, Amito proved extremely competitive in price.

With the Amito solution, Hype were able to extend their infrastructure to a 3 tier setup: a web server, application server and a database server, all running behind a firewall and Amito’s DDoS protection screen. This kind of setup offered high security and additional scalability.

IMPECCABLE IMPLEMENTATION

Adding further reassurance in the Amito solution, Hype were offered a free test server to check if the performance matched their requirements – which it did!
The implementation process continued and ran smoothly. Any challenges the Amito team were faced with were overcome rapidly.

WITH AMITO, HYPE HAVE…

A much more robust software service

Significantly reduced response time with proactive support

Implemented new processes and automation

Maintenance outside of business hours

Built strong security and resilience against disaster

Vitally, the Amito solution has opened up new customer opportunities for Hype. Since they’re now able to support encryption at rest and offer a reliable disaster recovery model, Hype can supply services to customers who were previously out of reach.

Hype would recommend Amito to other organisations searching for a cloud provider. In particular, for the level of technical expertise, flexibility and the attractive pricing. Hype have also been really impressed with the overall performance of the Amito solution.

HOW DO HYPE RATE US?

SOLUTION EFFICIENCY

OVERALL SERVICE

SOLUTION SUITABILITY

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WITH THE AMITO SOLUTION…

26

SERVERS

200,000

USERS

11,000

GB OF DATA

40

CLIENTS

Veolia
AIRBUS
Maxion Wheels
Munich Re
PwC

You can become a happy Amito customer – just like Hype. Discover more about what we can do for you today.

sales@amito.com

www.amito.com

0118 380 0599

Unit 2, Smallmead Road, Reading, RG2 0QS

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26
Nov

Bigstep Data Centre Journey

WHO ARE BIGSTEP?

Bigstep is an all-in-one Big Data solution that provides answers to all data-related questions, regardless of industry vertical. Bigstep is set out to empower organisations determined to make sense of their data by providing a full-stack big data ecosystem that can run in a high-performance bare-metal cloud, or in a hybrid environment. It offers an all-in-one big data solution built for both SMBs and enterprise – regardless of the volume, velocity or type of data.

SEARCHING: THE UK FOR A COLOCATION SOLUTION

Bigstep started out providing bare-metal cloud solutions to their clients in Romania. They soon found out that the cloud market was vast – with stiff competition from the likes of AWS, Google and Azure. Luckily for Bigstep, they realised the potential in a more niche solution…
Bigstep repositioned themselves in the marketplace as full-metal cloud providers for Big Data apps. Bigstep were setting out to target the UK market and as such required a strong UK data centre presence.

…and so the search began.

FOUND: A UK-BASED, STAND-OUT SOLUTION

As a start-up, Bigstep needed a flexible partner that could understand their needs and support the growth of their business effectively. Amito stood out from competitors for many reasons. However, one highlight for Bigstep was the focus Amito had and continue to have on providing such a high-quality service.

Since Bigstep are based in Romania, the quality of remote service and support played a vital role in their decision. Bigstep were impressed with Amito’s understanding of their business and the flexibility they would offer to deploy equipment professionally on their behalf. This solved a real headache for Bigstep’s technical team, saving them from expensive trips to the data centre or from having to engage another service provider to work onsite on their behalf. For Bigstep, the initial implementation process went smoothly. They were particularly thrilled with the Amito team who they have quoted as ‘very knowledgeable, responsive and professional’.

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM AMITO…

Since implementation, Bigstep have benefitted greatly from the Amito solution. From the high quality colocation and connectivity services to the remote hands support – Bigstep would highly recommend Amito to those searching for a colocation solution. To be more specific, Bigstep would highly recommend Amito to overseas clients looking for a secure, well-supported and reliable colocation solution in the UK.

Most importantly, Bigstep are seeing excellent returns on their investment with Amito. Most impressively, they have seen their client portfolio expand. They can focus on their core business and not their infrastructure and so are predicting further expansion in the near future.

HOW DO BIGSTEP RATE US?

SOLUTION EFFICIENCY

OVERALL SERVICE

SOLUTION SUITABILITY

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WITH THE AMITO SOLUTION…

200

SERVERS

1000+

CLIENTS

10,000

TB OF DATA

VODAFONE

RIGHTMOVE

HOSTELWORLD

HOBBS

You can become a happy Amito customer – just like Bigstep. Discover more about what we can do for you today.

sales@amito.com

www.amito.com

0118 380 0599

Unit 2, Smallmead Road, Reading, RG2 0QS

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23
Nov

PRESS RELEASE DOWNLOAD

READING’S LARGEST DATA CENTRE REBRANDS AND EXPANDS

The impressive 60,000 sq ft data centre in Reading, Everest – announced on Monday 19 November they will be rebranding to Amito. The rebrand enables Amito to provide hybrid cloud solutions to new and existing customers with a need for cloud, colocation or connectivity.

Download the full press release now!

23
Nov

[PRESS RELEASE] Reading’s largest data centre rebrands and expands

[PRESS RELEASE] READING’S LARGEST DATA CENTRE REBRANDS AND EXPANDS

For immediate release: 23/11/2018

PRESS RELEASE SUMMARY

– Reading’s largest data centre Everest has rebranded
– Amito is the new brand name
– Three brands have merged: Everest Data Centres, Crosspoint Colocation and iCloudHosting

PRESS CONTACT INFO
Sammie Norman
sammie.norman@amito.com
0118 380 0599

The impressive 60,000 sq ft data centre in Reading, Everest – announced on Monday 19 November they will be rebranding to Amito. The rebrand enables Amito to provide hybrid cloud solutions to new and existing customers with a need for cloud, colocation or connectivity.

Ed Butler, Amito CEO explains the real benefit of this merger:

“I’m delighted that we’re now able to offer our valuable clients an extension to their solutions. We’re also really excited about what the future holds for new clients with a requirement for experts in cloud, colocation or connectivity.”

CONNECTING CUSTOMERS TO THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER NETWORK ECOSYSTEMS IN LONDON

The combination of Crosspoint Colocation and Everest Data Centre’s expertise means Amito is able to offer customers cost-effective fractional racks within the likes of Equinix and Telehouse, London. Colocation is available all over the UK from the Amito flagship data centre in Reading to London, Slough and Manchester.

EXTENDING TO THE CLOUD

iCloudHosting brings powerful expertise in the cloud to the Amito brand. Uniquely, the entire infrastructure is designed, built and managed in-house by the team of Amito experts.

“It’s vital that we do not discard the importance of colocation to those who battle with restrictions such as security, compliance or complicated hardware when it comes to considering the cloud. The Amito hybrid cloud solution opens up opportunities to make the most of the cloud and colocation at the same time.”

Amito was officially established in 2018 and has 300+ customers from various industries. The company was derived from the merge of three organisations: Everest Data Centres, Crosspoint Colocation and iCloudHosting. The three organisations have combined expertise in cloud, colocation and connectivity. The Amito brand represents strength, agility and intelligence when it comes to the hybrid cloud solution they offer.

 Discover more. Discover Amito.

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23
Nov

Is colocation a thing of the past?

IS COLOCATION A THING OF THE PAST?

Cloud is all around us and with the technology world talking cloud-cloud-cloud, where does the conversation go when we start talking colocation?

It’s a common misconception that colocation is a ‘thing of the past’. As per Gartner’s article ‘The Data Centre is Dead’. In fact, this is far from the case. There are many organisations out there who are not yet making the BIG move to the cloud.

There are customers who still require colocation. Here’s some of the reasons we’ve discovered…

– Some customers have legacy applications which can’t be virtualised or are unduly complicated. As such, the cloud isn’t an appropriate solution for them.

– After having spent thousands or maybe even hundreds of thousands of pounds on their own existing infrastructure, these customers are unlikely to want to move to the cloud for a while.

– With many customers having unique hardware requirements and the need to control their own infrastructure, they too will not suit a move to the cloud.

– Security and compliance – whilst our public cloud services are highly secure and our private cloud provides the reassurance of dedicated infrastructure, there are some situations where the physical access of equipment must remain under the complete control of the customer.

For those who are faced with these barriers, we know we’re able to provide them with a bespoke colocation solution to perfectly fit their requirements.

WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT COLOCATION IS.

From Reading to London and Slough – we’ve got a wealth of colocation availability in the UK.

A snippet of our data centre benefits:
– Flexibility: There’s flexibility to scale-up and scale-down when required.
– Resilience: We provide A+B power and network connectivity plus backup generators and battery power.
– Security: From iris scanners to HD CCTV – we’ve got the very best in on-site security.

Our colocation options extend to the most desired network ecosystems within Equinix and Telehouse. We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers fractional racks in these locations at the most cost-effective price points.

HYBRID CLOUD COULD BE THE OPTION.

There are some instances where customers are able to partly virtualise their infrastructure. This is great news because these customers can make the most of what a hybrid-cloud solution can offer.

The benefits? Hybrid cloud gives customers flexibility to benefit from the cloud whilst still implementing a colocation solution where required. Hybrid cloud gives the customer an opportunity to move elements of their infrastructure to the cloud in stages, when it suits them.

You can find out more about colocation and hybrid cloud with Amito by contacting us today. Alternatively, browse our website for more information.

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12
Nov

[RECORDING] Having faith in the cloud with Amito

HAVING FAITH IN THE CLOUD WITH AMITO

You’ve missed this webinar! Not to worry though, you can watch the recording here…

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25
Oct

Amito employ graduates!

VIDEO BLOG – AMITO EMPLOY GRADUATES!

Check out this video blog to discover exactly who our graduates are, why they love working at Amito and finally, why they recommend Amito to their customers…

John Torr

Sales Executive

Ollie Carpenter

Sales Executive

Phoebe Harper

Sales Executive
15
Oct

Why is Amito different?

VIDEO BLOG – WHY IS AMITO DIFFERENT?

So, why is Amito different? Are you wondering what makes us stand out from our competitors? Maybe you’re intrigued to understand what our customers think? Watch this short video to find out the answers!…

Paul Tacey-Green

Sales Director
Cloud and Connectivity
1
Oct

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28
Sep

Corporatec Data Centre Journey

WHO ARE CORPORATEC?

Corporatec deliver unrivalled expertise to fulfil every aspect of their clients’ design, set-up, integration and support needs. This includes: consultancy, IT support, disaster recovery, infrastructure, mobile workforce, systems security and telephony. Corporatec give their clients time to focus on managing their investments and the confidence that their technology needs are in the safest, most professional hands.

EXPANDING AND SEARCHING

Corporatec provide a hot site disaster recovery service and secure data

vaulting for off-site backup and archiving of data. Which, must be highly available at all times for their clients.

Corporatec were outgrowing the services available to them in central London. They wanted to establish a more strategic partnership with a long term vendor – who shared their passion and vision for supporting clients.

MAXIMUM RESILIENCE, UPTIME AND SECURITY

With the desire to demonstrate disruption resilience, this meant they needed a data centre outside of the M25.  However, they still needed fibre grade connectivity to Tier 1 internet vendors.

There was also a need to satisfy requirements for maximum resilience and uptime guarantees. Therefore, it was critical the selected data centre’s services and security measures were of the highest standard.

Having discovered the Amito solution, Corporatec saw it as the perfect fit to satisfy their requirements. Having decided to proceed, the implementation began. Corporatec described the process as ‘smooth and pain free’. There were plenty of clear service options and a simple method to select their connectivity preferences.

WOW! AMITO HAVE HELPED CORPORATEC GROW…

Corporatec have benefited greatly from the Amito solution. With improved IP connectivity to client sites, visibility of service and utility usage to name a few. Plus, they have found the customer support portal invaluable for providing technical information and requesting assistance. The support, along with ease of access to the data centre have made Corporatec a very happy customer!

For Corporatec, the Amito support service exceeds their expectations and is incomparable to other, similar service providers. The cost, coupled with the solution makes them happier than they have been before. Corporatec are now providing services to three new clients from the Amito data centre since the migration. This is partly because they have been able to compete with larger competitors on service and cost effectiveness.

HOW DO CORPORATEC RATE US?

SOLUTION EFFICIENCY

OVERALL SERVICE

SOLUTION SUITABILITY

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WITH THE HELP OF AMITO…

30

CLIENTS

563

USERS

89

SERVERS

47

TB OF DATA

You can become a happy Amito customer – just like Corporatec. Discover more about what we can do for you today.

sales@amito.com

www.amito.com

0118 380 0599

Unit 2, Smallmead Road, Reading, RG2 0QS

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