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Migrate & Modernise.

Maximise the value of your cloud investment, unlocking new capabilities and benefits.

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How we help.

We help you transform the performance and cost of your platforms and architectures with modern, scalable cloud native solutions. Here’s some of the typical customer challenges we see.

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We’re ‘in the cloud’ but are yet to achieve the performance promise.

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M&M - Element - Reacting

We spend more time reacting to problems than innovating.

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M&M - Element - Scale

We’ve outgrown our existing platform – we can’t scale to support business growth.

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M&M - Element - Locked

Outdated architectural approaches means value is locked into structured formats.

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M&M - Element - Protect

We’re worried about protecting our data assets, access control and security.

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M&M - Element - Expensive

Our existing platform infrastructure is expensive to maintain.

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Azure Optimisation - Element - Hire

We know what we need to do but we can’t hire the right people to do it.

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Azure Optimisation - Element - SLAs

We’ve failed an audit and are breaching SLAs.

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Our resources and capability.

The scale and skills of our talented teams (and where to find them).

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M&M - Modern Workload Advisory

M&M - Modern Workload Advisory

Modern workload advisory.

Right-size and right-scale your modernisation initiatives.

We help you determine the relevance and value of new architectures, platforms and technologies to your business operations.

Taking your actual consumption data from the TCO assessment, our consultants review infrastructure and workloads in scope, recommending an appropriate modernisation approach (Lift and Optimise, Replatform, Refactor) prior to migration to ensure we release maximum value from your transformation.

Data domains: Fantastic data initiatives and where to find them.

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M&M - Migration Planning

M&M - Migration Planning

Migration planning.

Develop a detailed scope and schedule for migration activity, including wave planning and tooling configuration.

Building on the assessments undertaken in Plan & Prove, we work with you to develop a migration plan that reflects dependencies and maps workloads to our automated migration tooling.

Our battle-tested, standardised methodology is founded on a complexity classification that enables us to apply the right approach and resources to your workloads.

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M&M - Modernisation

M&M - Modernisation

Workload modernisation.

Transform legacy workloads into modern, scalable and performant solutions.

We apply our enterprise-grade software, data and platform engineering skills in sprints to deliver against your modernisation objectives.

Our teams leverage their expertise to prepare your workloads for migration: whether a simple lift-and-optimise, a replatforming with minimal code changes or a more involved refactoring approach that takes advantage of microservices architectures and serverless functions.

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M&M - App & Data Migration

M&M - App & Data Migration

App & data migration.

Execute a rapid, seamless transition to your new cloud environment.

Ascent is a Microsoft Infrastructure Solutions Partner with an advanced specialisation in Infrastructure and database migration. Our teams are experts in migration and deployment to Azure.

We deliver automated migrations, powered by our advanced scripting engines and led by dedicated migration engineers.

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How we work and what it means to you.

How it work & what it means to you.

How we work.What it means to you.
Infrastructure as Code.Predictable behaviour across environments, resulting in increased quality of every software release.
Modular & scalable architectures.Flexible solutions that can be developed and shaped as the business grows, without the need for major upfront investment.
Architecture accelerators.Standardised Infrastructure as Code blocks with built-in configurations accelerate platform build.
High availability & disaster recovery.Meet tougher SLAs with Increased availability and fast recovery from human errors/ natural causes.
DevOps approach.Enables collaboration at scale while providing value increments in an agile manner and ensuring quality along the way.
Security.Implementation of security controls throughout the technology stack restrict the surface areas of attacks and introduce fine-grained user access specifications.

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IN ACTION

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Hanson Wade

Removing performance-related barriers to entry in new research fields.

Hanson Wade’s Beacon product is a world-class data, research and insight platform. The clinical intelligence it provides shapes the R&D decisions of scientists across the Pharmaceutical industry, delivering a level of specificity and accessibility unavailable anywhere else.

We helped Hanson Wade build a modern business platform geared for growth: rearchitecting on Azure to take advantage of more standard PaaS elements: moving the business towards a service-oriented architecture that allows Hanson Wade to add and evolve components easily over time.

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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 170 businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. From global insurance, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

Taking CX to the next level with AI for 200,000 members.

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ICAEW

Empowering the actuarial community to solve problems with R.

SWISS RE

SWISS RE

Reducing time-to-market for automotive innovation. 

BOSCH

Bosch

Evolving a global infrastructure team into a proven Centre of Excellence for cloud.

BDO

BDO

Improving health and well-being through data transformation.

GSK

GSK

Enabling data science teams to drive class-leading consumer engagement.​

HARRODS

Harrods

Bringing the technical vision to life for progressive professional services.

RSM

RSM

Orchestrating jobs and parts distribution across 6000+ UK sites.

BT

BT

Optimising performance & support with 360° insight into the elite Women’s game.

ENGLAND & WALES CRICKET BOARD

Promoting collaborative experimentation in sustainable food production.

SYNGENTA

Creating compelling omnichannel experiences from bar to browser.

BREWDOG

Pouring beer

Democratising data to engage new communities & protect the UK seabed.

THE CROWN ESTATE

Parablennius

Delivering the horizontal scale to expand into new medical research fields.

HANSON WADE

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Improving experience and making life simpler for home automation customers.

HIVE

Thermostat

Unlocking the power of data and analytics to accelerate growth.

GAP GROUP

GAP GROUP

Bringing on-demand to the UK’s favourite TV listing and review platform.

RADIO TIMES

Hive

Reducing cost, accelerating innovation and attracting new talent in healthcare.

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Explore our other cloud services - Azure M&M

Explore our other services.

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Lets get started section - Services Cloud

Let’s get started.

We help customers build new business capabilities and deliver pivotal data and software projects on the Azure cloud. Got a challenge in mind?

We’re ready when you are.

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