We Simplify Complexity
Go beyond average and reach your cloud potential.
Securely access your systems and files from anywhere.
The latest public, private and hybrid cloud technology is enabling today’s organisations to do amazing things: empowering their people to achieve brilliance in everything they do; bringing services closer to end-users than ever before; and driving success in a world that is becoming increasingly complex, connected and competitive.
The key to success is finding a partner that understands your business goals and can properly align them with an effective cloud solution, streamlining your processes and providing services on an as-needed basis.
Whether you’re an IT team looking to outsource the management of a cloud application or a business that needs help migrating to the cloud, we can help. We work with businesses of any size that wish to accelerate business growth and performance using the latest cloud technology as an enabler.
Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team of cloud experts will evaluate and develop your successful journey from on-premise to the cloud and everything in between. We provide a fully managed ‘comprehensive’ Cloud Adoption Service that will ensure you get maximum value and all the benefits.
Your Cloud Adoption Journey.
Migrating to the cloud brings powerful benefits but, without professional analysis and planning, you risk exposing your business to security and operational risks.
1. Cloud Readiness Assessment
Our cloud readiness review is the first step on your cloud journey. It provides top level recommendations to help plan an effective transition to the cloud so that your organisation can gain from the efficiencies, flexibility and scalability of cloud.
2. Cloud Strategy
Planning your journey from the traditional world of IT to the new cloud-based world can be daunting. The key is to understand the options, so you can make informed decisions. We’ll help you develop a roadmap and business case for migrating your infrastructure to the cloud.
3. Cloud Migration
Our team of cloud migration specialists will help you achieve a successful migration to the cloud — so you can accelerate your digital transformation. Our cloud migration specialists provides you with a technical and economic overview of moving to the cloud and will manage the whole process for you giving you complete piece of mind.
4. Cloud Security
Fordway’s Cloud Security is a complete security package built around your specific requirements. Providing a holistic view of your IT landscape, we use our knowledge and tools to provide advanced security capabilities.
Start your cloud journey with confidence today. Speak to one of our cloud experts.
“We knew we wanted to work in Azure, but we needed experts to explain the options available to us. Rather than simply focusing on the technology, Fordway’s specialist engineers listened to our business needs before exploring the different solutions that could work for us.”
Microsoft 365 & Cloud Services
As a longstanding Microsoft Gold Partner in Productivity, Platform and Datacenter, we’re experts in Microsoft 365. From initial advice through to migrations and ongoing support, we’re here to help.
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is Microsoft’s primary cloud platform for desktop applications. It improves collaboration and operational efficiencies whilst reducing costs. Features include:
- Microsoft Teams, the app that combines document storage with collaboration tools such as chat, web conferencing, team calendars and voice comms
- Cloud-based file storage in OneDrive for every user, with synchronised data held locally on PCs and familiar desktop applications such as Word, Excel
We also offer a comprehensive range of best-of-breed cloud solutions and hosted services including Exchange, managed hosting, cloud desktop, storage, cloud back up, anti-virus, anti-spam and more.
Choosing the right cloud model for your business.
Public cloud means virtual desktops and storage is available to the you over the internet. You won’t need to set up your own physical servers in-house saving on hardware and maintenance costs.
You’ll only pay for what you need on a subscription basis and can scale up or down quickly to meet changing demands and workloads. We utilise main public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, assisting you with the full implementation and migration of your services and infrastructure with ongoing monitoring, management and support.
With a Private cloud model, you have complete control of your environment which is dedicated to your own use and not shared. Infrastructure is hosted on-site or in our data centre, allowing greater levels of control and security, with computing, storage and networking fully customisable to your business needs.
Our UK Data Centres are built with state-of-the-art facilities and the highest levels of security, resilience and disaster recovery capabilities with high-speed interlinks and 24-hour security.
Our Data Centres cover all standards for compliance and security including ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and PCI DSS, giving you complete peace of mind that your data and systems are always available and protected.
As the name suggests the Hybrid cloud brings together a mixture of environments to suit your specific requirements. Since not all workloads are suitable for the cloud, the Hybrid model uses a combination of public and private cloud with existing on-premise hardware.
Get the benefit of secure, fully managed scalable and elastic cloud with consistent fixed-cost monthly billing in your own private cloud environment.
Use our private cloud platform as the foundation for your hybrid cloud strategy, and a base for running legacy applications that can’t easily be migrated to the public cloud.
Optimise your existing Microsoft Azure environment
We will carry out a no-obligation Azure optimisation assessment to identify how your environment can be optimised for cost, performance, and security. You’ll be presented a business and technical level overview of recommendations and next steps. We can then implement the recommendations to ensure your environment performs and is future-ready.