The all day event took place on Thursday 20th November 2014 at The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London. Sessions throughout the day answered the questions: “What does Cloud mean for regulated firms?” and “What are your technology options?” Discussions focussed on the advantages of Cloud for self-provisioning, business continuity and disaster recovery. The event also featured talks from guest speakers Simon Hazlitt, author of ‘Running on Air’, and Neil Cattermull, Director of Cloud Practice at Compare the Cloud.
This year Node4 has launched a number of solutions based on its industry-leading Cloud infrastructure including: Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and File Sync and Share (FSS). These fully supported solutions, which can be paid for on an OpEx basis, are ideal for businesses looking for flexible IT services without the headache of investing in building and managing the necessary infrastructure.
Steve Denby, Head of Sales South, 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.”
Neil Cattermull of Compare The Cloud added: “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. Node4’s Cloud Clarity will be a great forum for business leaders to develop the understanding they need.”