Cloud Hosting Services

ICU IT has an experienced team of IT specialists who are on hand to implement and manage your cloud hosting services. We’re pleased to be able to offer this service to businesses across Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Stafford and the surrounding areas.

Cloud hosting services are more popular now than ever before thanks to the ever-growing popularity of working from home practices that companies have implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cloud hosting services from ICU IT will allow both yourself and your employees to access your documents and systems remotely, meaning you’ll be able to access and view such information at any time, from anywhere.

No matter what it is you need and regardless of the industry you work in, you can rest assured that ICU IT will always be on hand to talk you through the different cloud options that are available to you. We will then work tirelessly to set up the right cloud hosting solution for your organisation.

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Imagine that the cloud is like your bank account

Cloud IT hosting allows you to securely access your data from anywhere in the world, at any time and from any location. With access to important work information that no longer needs to be limited to your PC/laptop, you can now stay in the loop via your phone, tablet and even your smart watch with help from the highly-skilled team at ICU IT.

This helps to ensure that everyone, including your employees and, in some cases, your customers, can access everything they need remotely at the touch of a button. This is an example of the public cloud, which is just one of the options available.

“As well as good value for money, excellent quality service and expert staff we know that ICU support our aims and recognise the challenges we face within the voluntary sector. ICU have become a trusted partner and adviser, flexible and accommodating to our needs as well as being proactive to help us drive efficiencies through the organisation.”

Chloe Doxey

Chief Office @ Derbyshire Districts Citizens Advice Bureau

Your Cloud Options

There are a number of hosting options that are available to you and your business. ICU IT is proud to be able to provide several different cloud options, so you’ll be able to pick an option that’s most suitable for you and your business.

We don’t believe that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Your needs may differ depending on what you require the cloud to do for you and the industry you’re working in. Some companies might be dealing with extremely sensitive information, for example, and so their needs will be different from that of a digital marketing agency, for instance.

There are a few different ways of implementing cloud hosting, and we will work with you to determine what will be the best fit for your business. Once you’re all set up, we also offer our customers across the midlands cloud management services to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly.

Some of the cloud hosting options available from ICU IT include:

This is the version of the cloud mentioned above. Public cloud hosting services, such as Office 365 and G Suite, are available to anyone who signs up. With this in mind, a public cloud allows you to share the same servers with anyone who uses that particular service. While this may seem like a potential security risk, all public cloud servers utilise security measures that are more than adequate for most businesses.

The public cloud option is great for businesses who want to utilise the cloud without having to invest in any hardware. These services are still customisable, with various add-ons available. ICU IT is able to recommend and implement the best possible IT solutions for your unique business.

A private cloud is a bank of servers that are accessible only by you. These servers are ring fenced for your use only and are usually located on-site or in a data centre. A private cloud is managed by a hosting service and/or ourselves or your on-site IT manager.

This is the option to go for if absolute security is your priority or if you would like to remain in control in the event of a disaster or outage. As well as the security benefits, you also enjoy a guaranteed bandwidth at all times, as you don’t have to share it with anyone else.

A hybrid cloud is when you use a mixture of both public and private cloud services. So, for example, you might have your sensitive data located on a private cloud available to internal users, but use a public cloud for something such as your email service.

Taking the hybrid approach enables you to get the best of both worlds while still balancing your requirements that, most importantly, surround the security, accessibility and availability of your company’s data.

Cloud management services - we keep everything ticking over, so you don’t have to

ICU IT caters to all of your IT needs. As such, we also offer ongoing cloud management services to complement our IT hosting. This includes, for example, constantly checking the security of the cloud and managing devices on the network to ensure that they are all secure, up-to-date with patches and GDPR compliant.

There are also various different additional extras available which we can set up for you so that the cloud offers you exactly what you need and helps to optimise your business as well as boost productivity and efficiency. What’s more, we offer cloud back-ups and disaster recovery.

In order to find out how the Cloud could meet your IT requirements, get in touch with a member of our expert IT team today. With an excellent central location in Derby, but with our services stretching to Nottingham, Leicester, Stafford, Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, you can always count on us to deliver exceptional comprehensive IT hosting services, regardless of the industry or sector you work in.

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