Sheffield IT company set to take on big three cloud providers

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A Sheffield-based IT and innovative technology company is planning to take on the three big cloud solution providers – Google, Azure and Microsoft, with the launch of its own low-cost secure private cloud solution.

Daniel Bumby, Managing Director of Simoda which has developed Simoda Cloud, describes the new solution as ‘a market disruptor’.

He says: “Simoda Cloud is a low-cost alternative to the public cloud options. Whilst our experts through work with partners, are able to support business with the right solution for them; public, private or hybrid cloud, Simoda Cloud is revolutionary in the marketplace. What makes it so special is that Simoda can provide wrap-around support and an Opex consumption model.”

Developed for businesses of all sizes, Simoda Cloud costs up to 40% less than that of the current market leaders’ solutions, and, uniquely, enables additional support services, to be added.

The Simoda private cloud solution gives businesses the flexibility and scalability of the public cloud with the security and control of the private cloud. This allows businesses to choose the right cloud environment for their specific needs, and to optimise their cloud costs by using the most cost-effective environment for each workload.

Bumby adds: “Businesses are operating in an environment of rising costs and are looking for ways to manage and reduce them, particularly when it comes to service providers. More and more of our customers were challenging us to offer an alternative to the cloud solutions offered by the big three; one where costs were not only less but could be managed. We have more than risen to the challenge.”

“We’re excited to launch our new private cloud solution,” added Lee Wragg, Technology Solutions Director at Simoda. “It will help businesses of all sizes reduce their IT spend, whilst keeping data secure and easily accessible as well as delivering true value to their business.”

The launch of Simoda Cloud follows the company’s move to new larger premises in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield last month. Following the site move, Simoda is set to create 50 new jobs.

The benefits of the Simoda Cloud include:

  • Cost savings: Savings of up to 40% on cloud costs by choosing the right cloud environment for each workload, including no data movement charges.
  • Predictable billing: No surprise invoices or hidden charges for better financial planning.  
  • Flexibility and scalability: Flexibility and scalability of the public cloud with the security and control of the private cloud.
  • Carbon footprint reduction: Moving to the cloud means reducing the emissions from on-premise hardware such as data centres.
  • In-built security: Data and applications are protected with security features and support.
  • Dedicated support: Managed or unmanaged on-going 24/7 support from Simoda’s team of experienced cloud experts.
  • Data sovereignty: All resources and data are located across 5 UK data centres.

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