Cloud Services

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Cloud computing services for businesses of all sizes

Implementing the cloud services that are right for your business.

The needs of a modern business have evolved over the years, and more recently the workplace has been redefined once again. Cloud services have become a catalyst for change and an important foundation for businesses that have adopted a new approach to the office and location of their employees, allowing them to remain productive and collaborative wherever they are working from.  

There are many advantages afforded by cloud computing, with Dell reporting that companies that choose to invest in cloud services and infrastructure see a 53% faster revenue growth than their competitors. This is likely down to the fact that they can operate in a more efficient, collaborative and agile way, allowing them to provide a better service to customers and ultimately, increase profits.  

Cloud services refer to the broad range of services that can be accessed via a cloud server, rather than a server located onsite, on your business premises. This gives your entire company access to web-based email, secure data storage and backup and SaaS applications including the Microsoft Office 365 suite that includes file storage and workflows from SharePoint, powerful analytics from PowerBI, instant communication and collaboration with Teams and online versions of popular Microsoft applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  

The benefits of cloud services

Choosing to operate with a cloud computing infrastructure can offer businesses a wealth of benefits – especially those businesses that are increasingly using and storing data

Increased security  

Being vulnerable to cyber-attacks, malware and spyware continue to play on the minds of business leaders and IT staff – but through adopting a cloud environment, you automatically heighten levels of cybersecurity. Moving data offsite to cloud-hosted storage, where its security is constantly observed and away from the danger of internal data theft. High levels of encryption and proactive monitoring systems greatly reduce the risk of an attack, while fast data recovery lessens the impact should a disaster occur.  


Cost savings 

While capital expenditure is, of course, high on the agenda when it comes to making business decisions – it’s also essential to consider the ROI afforded by moving from a traditional, on-site system to one that leverages cloud services. 

The beauty of SaaS applications is that they are scalable, and you pay for the storage, and licenses that your business requires, rather than fixed costs that suit the vendor. This approach leads to lower outgoings and higher returns.  


Gain important business insights  

Becoming truly data-driven is easily achievable today, and it should be a goal that businesses strive to achieve – in the modern business landscape, data is a valuable commodity. Every interaction and transaction that your prospects and audience have with your business will result in data that can be acted on.  

Rather than be a labour-intensive activity, the customised tracking, gathering, and analysing of data is a process that can be automated with the right cloud-based insights – allowing you to review and act on the data, increasing efficiency, and profits. 

Want to learn more about business intelligence and insights? Read our blog on Power BI. 


Become more collaborative 

Regardless of the size of your team, collaboration, and working in alignment towards a shared goal is the key to a successful business. 

Working in a cloud environment means there are no barriers to collaboration. Documents can be simultaneously worked on and shared in real-time, while dedicated communication and collaboration channels and spaces mean conversations and discussions about specific projects can be easily tracked and followed.  


Embrace true flexibility  

Outsourcing your hosting, maintenance, and infrastructure to an expert in cloud services means that instead of having to be involved with the storage, server, and IT-related queries – your time can be committed to focussing on your core business activities that impact your revenue.  

Cloud computing is a flexible solution that can scale up and down as your business requires. From infrastructure to hosting and applications, its responsive nature and the fact that services can be deployed quickly will mean that you will be well-equipped to meet the demands of your business and audience.  

What can you expect from Boldfield’s cloud services offering?

A tailored, expert and trusted approach.

Our team have extensive has experience of providing modern, resilient and effective cloud services, deploying them to small businesses and SMB’s without in-house IT support to multi-site corporations with an IT team.  

Our commitment to providing transparent pricing structures and customer-centric services means that our clients stay with us for many years.  


Modern cloud-based apps, services and infrastructure 

We are experts in deploying enterprise-grade cloud services and modern IaaS and SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. These services empower businesses of all sizes to quickly and securely access email, communicate with colleagues and partners and collaborate on documents from any device, and any location.  

These intuitive solutions offer ways to automate processes and tasks or offer more efficient ways to execute tasks that inherently take more time than they should. Working with the experts offers peace of mind that you are choosing the services and applications that will make a real difference to your business.  


Cloud migration 

Moving to the cloud may seem daunting, but with the right partner, it doesn’t have to be.  

Having experience in migrating hundreds of users to the cloud, we have extensive expertise in providing a bespoke, tailored service that meets the unique requirements and processes of your business. Our team design, implement and project manage each step of the migration, following best practice – meaning you feel confident through the migration.  


Reliable and resilient cloud backup 

Data is one of the most important elements of a modern business. With this in mind, it’s critical that you take every step to protect every piece of data within your business – that’s where cloud backup adds peace of mind.  

Our automated and encrypted backup software can be applied to all servers, database platforms and devices, whether remote or on-premise. This means that your backup takes place without manual intervention, and data can be recovered quickly should you need it -leaving you free to concentrate on your core business and not your IT. What’s more is that we conduct monthly data verification checks that ensure data is being backup correctly.  

Learn more about our backup solutions here: Cloud backup services  


Cloud hosting  

Whether it’s improving the resilience and security of your hosting, wanting to remove the threat of a physical incident impacting on-premise servers or wanting a more flexible, scalable option – we offer a wide range of cloud hosting options. 

You’ll be pleased to know that our robust hardware is placed in highly secure data centres, while Service Level Agrees, uptime guarantees, user-centric controls panels and internet failover redundancy processes means you are safe in the knowledge we are keeping you up and running.  

In fact, our cloud hosting solutions are backed by a 99.99% uptime SLA.  

You can find out more about our hosting services here: Cloud Hosting 

Local support when it’s needed.

We work with businesses across Cambridge, Peterborough and London.

We work with businesses across the UK, each with its unique set of requirements. From as little as 5 users with a fully remote set-up to multi-site corporations with 200 users and a hybrid WFH policy. Infrastructure, access, communication and collaboration security will need a prescription approach and a bespoke solution.  

We offer local helpdesk and remote support with our team of experts based in Cambridge, Peterborough and London, while our team of experienced engineers can be deployed across the country as required.  

Frequently asked cloud services questions

Everything you might want to know about cloud services.

What are cloud services? 

The term ‘cloud services’ encompasses a wide range of software, applications, platforms and infrastructure, that is hosted virtually through third-party providers, accessible through an internet connection. The services are flexible, scalable and affordable, without the need for high capital expenditure and on-premise hardware. These services make it possible for businesses to run efficiently, productively and collaboratively – regardless of the location of their team, partners or customers.  


What are the different types of cloud services? 

Cloud services are often split into three service models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). 

IaaS acts as the fundamental infrastructure, involving networks, storage, operating systems and virtual servers, offering a cost-effective, scalable solution. PaaS is where businesses can run and use their own applications and putting tools such as CRMs, or other central data sources to use. SaaS allows for cloud centralised software to be deployed within a business, allowing many users to access the platform or tool at once through licences.  

‘Different’ types of cloud can also refer to the various types of cloud environments; public, private and hybrid clouds. Most businesses opt for private clouds, offering more control and security.  


Is cloud computing safe? 

Choosing to operate with business cloud services means that you are often adding an extra layer of security and resilience to the sensitive data than if they were stored on an on-premise server or your own device.  

Data stored in a cloud environment can be encrypted, backed up daily, have user access controlled and restricted. This means that sensitive data can be protected from external sources, physical damage and also unauthorised internal users too. Cloud vendors are consistently making sure the security of their products is incredibly difficult to compromise, investing billions of pounds into cybersecurity initiatives, leaving end-users, and their data, protected.