Node4 Takes Services Education Into The Cloud At The Gherkin

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Node4’s sessions at 30 St Mary Axe in London will concentrate on getting the best from cloud services

A crash course in cloud services has been planned by Node4 to introduce businesses to the benefits and best practices of the technologies available.

Cloud Clarity will be held up in the clouds at 30 St Mary Axe, popularly known as the Gherkin, on Thursday 20 November. There are two sessions planned, morning and afternoon, but the afternoon session is already fully booked.

Cloud benefits

Node4 has launched a number of services this year, including: unified communications (UCaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS) and file sync and share (FSS). Cloud services are ideal for businesses looking for flexible IT services without the need to invest in building and managing the necessary infrastructure. The lack of capital expenditure also moves most of the IT infrastructure to OpEx.

Cloud Services gherkin Steve Denby, head of sales South for Node4, said, “Although cloud adoption is increasing all the time, we know that some businesses still don’t fully understand the benefits that cloud services can provide. By bringing together industry experts and our own team of cloud specialists at Cloud Clarity, we want to remove some of the confusion that surrounds the cloud and clearly demonstrate the level of flexibility businesses can achieve by hosting their IT solutions in a cloud framework.”

Topics covered at the event will offer answer to questions such as: “What does cloud mean for regulated firms?” and “What are your technology options?”. Discussions will focus on the advantages of cloud for self-provisioning, business continuity and disaster recovery. The event will also feature talks from guest speakers Simon Hazlitt, author of Running on Air, and Neil Cattermull, director of cloud practice at Compare the Cloud.

Cattermull commented, “Choosing the right cloud solution can often be a daunting one, but it doesn’t need to be a leap of faith. Businesses don’t need to be cloud experts but, by increasing their basic understanding, they can deliver significant value to their operations.”

Author: Eric Doyle
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