Bridge the gap between on-site infrastructure and cloud with Daisy CloudBridge.

Hybrid and multi-cloud deployments have taken over the IT world as more businesses introduce them into their infrastructures. It seems that more customers want to forgo building their own applications in favour of ready-built cloud services that provide those functionalities out of the box.

CloudBridge from Daisy does just that. Taking a proven legacy capability in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and managed services, CloudBridge pulls in public cloud services to create a truly managed hybrid environment.

With Daisy’s wider capability adding to the service deliverable for communications, connectivity, business resilience, data and application services, we have created an unrivalled hybrid cloud capability.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some of our most commonly asked cloud questions. If you have any other questions that are not displayed here, feel free to ask one of our cloud experts by clicking the link below. We’ll send you a personalised video response.
Daisy’s CloudBridge is a multi-cloud offering that allows clients to take advantage of hybrid cloud offerings under one solution and framework. Underpinned by connectivity and resilience, CloudBridge enables customers to control, optimise and adapt their cloud consumption to meet their business’ demands. We can deliver CloudBridge as a managed service, using common processes and tooling to underpin the platforms.
Daisy’s design, implementation and support teams are highly skilled in all cloud platforms and are able to assist customers in migrating workloads between platforms minimising risk and business disruption. Daisy’s CloudBridge solution gives customers the ability to optimise estates and change/roll back the platform choice to help meet budget, regulatory and performance requirements for specific workloads.
Legacy software shouldn’t be an issue. Daisy’s sales specialists and pre-sales teams work closely with you to discuss and agree on the best platform for your software to run on. CloudBridge enables workloads to be placed in an environment that is best suited to ensure they are integrated and managed under a common framework.
CloudBridge’s capabilities ensure that capacity is available to you regardless of the solution used or where it’s located. All of Daisy’s designs mitigate cliff-edge moments where capacity is not there to fulfil businesses requirements. Using an interconnected network, Daisy can make capacity available on-premise, in its data centres or leverage cloud storage to ensure the right type of capacity is there when it’s needed and most importantly, is secure, backed-up and recoverable in any eventuality.
Daisy has designed solutions that align to the level of resilience required to the business impact, making use of multi-site flexible infrastructure and hyperscale cloud platforms.
Our Cloud Self-Service portal allows customers to set up and monitor usage, utilisation and for most services, spending limits. This single pane view of your estate enables you to see exactly what your total monthly spend is.
Being worried about security is sensible with every form of cloud – especially so with hybrid cloud given the diverse locations of applications and data; not to mention more varied methods of user access.

However, there are a range of technologies now available which make securing a hybrid cloud much easier – using AI and automation to reduce the workload on the security team while securing infrastructure across private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

By considering the security requirements of all aspects of the environment individually but engineering a solution appropriate for all, it is possible to develop a much more secure infrastructure than is seen in many deployments which use entirely on-premise infrastructure.

Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows employees to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give them the flexibility to connect to your business from anywhere and at any time.

If employees need access to business data while they are off-site, they can connect to their virtual office quickly and easily. Collaboration in a cloud environment gives employees the ability to communicate and share more easily outside of the traditional methods. Additional business benefits include, reduced IT costs, scalability, business continuity, flexibility and automatic updates to name but a few.

Both Daisy’s community cloud and public cloud are OpEx business models that are based on monthly subscriptions.
This depends on the level of your cloud adoption. If for example, you are migrating over to O365 for desktop applications, then the process is straightforward. If you are moving your entire business over to a hybrid cloud solution then initially we will need to work closely with you to understand your requirements and your current cloud environment if you have already made the move to the cloud.
That’s no problem. Daisy works with only the very best vendors, and our cloud team has the highest accreditations. Our skilled team will provide as little or as much support you require to get you started or to help you continue with your cloud journey.
Daisy can design solutions to specific availability recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) requirements. Our community cloud platform has a committed level of availability, and we underpin this by offering three comprehensive levels of support and management for our cloud offering, these are:

  • Essential – RemoteSupport
  • Enterprise – RemoteSupport and 24×7 monitoring
  • Enterprise Plus – 24×7 monitoring, managed service and cost optimisation
We can provide a private cloud solution that is housed in our own data centres and offers cloud-like capabilities. Daisy’s private cloud is recognised as one of the key components of our CloudBridge offering.
  • 30 years’ experience managing customer infrastructures
  • Highest level of accreditations with vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco and NetApp
  • UK-wide workforce skilled across multiple cloud technologies
  • Cloud brokerage approach to help prevent Vendor lock-in
  • Business continuity and resilience experience enables us to de-risk the cloud experience
  • All-encompassing capabilities from end-point to cloud
  • Extensive experience in managing and maintaining customer infrastructure
Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are different levels of cloud service provision. As a simple analogy, IaaS would be cooking dinner at home, PaaS would be getting a takeaway and SaaS would be eating out! CloudBridge encompasses all three models.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – delivers infrastructure that usually includes virtualised hardware, file or object storage, servers, data centre space and network components such as load balancers, network firewall. It allows customers to build their systems without physically having to host or manage them on site.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) – delivers a platform that includes an operating system and application services, providing a framework for customers to develop, customise and manage applications (at scale).

Software as a Service (SaaS) – delivers applications over a network (usually the internet) on a subscription service. Common examples would be Salesforce, Dropbox, GoToMeeting.

Under GDPR legislation, cloud customers whose data is moved outside of the United Kingdom must be informed and have the option to opt out. Choosing Daisy as your cloud provider eliminates this issue. All customer data is held within its secure UK-based data centres. Where we design Azure-based solutions, we can specify the location to be UK-based Azure services.
Not entirely. The pay-as-you-go model of the cloud is transforming the way organisations need to think about their IT resources. This consumption model makes it hard to predict exact monthly costs. However, Daisy will work with you to make sure there are no surprises when it comes to costs.
The Cloud Self-Service portal allows customers to manage and configure their cloud services as and when required.
Microsoft Gold Partner

  • Gold Hosting and Data Centre
  • Gold Cloud Productivity
  • Silver Communications
  • Gold Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider

Cisco Gold Certified Partner

  • Cloud and Managed Services Master

NetApp Platinum Partner

  • Authorised Professional Service Partner (APSP) -7-Mode and CDOT
  • NetApp Cloud Service Provider
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Specialisation
  • NetApp Cloud Service Provider
  • UK-wide, skilled workforce in multiple cloud technologies including key Azure specific accreditations

    • 8 x Azure Solution Architects MCSE certified
    • 14 x Azure Solution Expert -Deployment and Infrastructure certified
Yes – CloudBridge from Daisy provides customers with a true managed hybrid environment. Its wider capabilities add to the service deliverables for communications, connectivity, business resilience, data and application services.
You can utilise the Cloud Cost Assessment service, which will allow us to gain a comprehensive overview of your current cloud environment. Our assessment report will highlight your problem areas enabling us to make recommendations to solve these problems and to look at ways to help reduce your costs.
Our CloudBridge model enables us to easily move customers between a consistent framework underpinned by process, tools, and people.
When consuming any cloud platform, ensuring agreat user experience is key. This becomes particularly apparent when you look at the speed at which the cloud performs. By providing the correct level, type and speed of connectivity, Daisy can ensure that the cloud performs equal or better than a more traditional on-premise solution.

By providing dedicated links to the cloud platforms offering low latency and high bandwidth, it becomes an issue of how well tuned the application is and not what the limitations are of connections.

The key to public cloud is to place the workloads within the best geographic proximity to the users who will consume them. In more remote areas of the world, where there is no point of presence for public cloud and connections are unreliable, performance can be affected. However, in the majority of cases, speed is not a concern when the initial connectivity has been designed to meet the business needs.
Hybrid cloud can in many cases offer increased performance over placing all workloads into a single cloud instance. By placing certain workloads closer to either the users or to the interdependent services, performance can be ensured. High-performance workloads can be placed onto dedicated hardware to ensure the best possible performance, while more standard workloads can be provisioned on shared resources still ensuring that the required performance is delivered.
The term ‘cloud compliance’ can relate to many different industry standards and regulations that cloud customers need to comply with. Often, customers want to know the location of their data and the safest solution here is to use a cloud service which locks data to one location or at least keeps it within one jurisdiction – such as the EU. GDPR, PCI and FCA can be accommodated into cloud designs by adhering to the principle laid out by the governing bodies.
This is a common and worrying mistake many people make when moving to the cloud. But wherever your data resides, the responsibility for data protection (and recovery) remains firmly with you. Daisy is one of only two organisations in the UK with the business continuity recovery platforms and heritage to give you that business continuity assurance with our CloudBridge eBackup services.
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