Reimagine possibilities with Lumen Public Cloud
We assess, design and optimise your public cloud setup to maximise benefits and reduce wastage.
Why your business needs our public cloud expertise
We help you find the right cloud, service and expert for your use case. Everything is possible with Lumen Public Cloud services.
Accelerate cloud adoption
Reduce uncertainty and move to the public cloud with confidence. Our cloud consulting team has industry-recognised certifications across multiple cloud platforms and can provide tailored solutions for every requirement.
Enhance business value
Moving workloads to the public cloud is just the first step. We inspect your existing cloud deployments and recommend improvements in security, reliability, efficiency and cost management.
Ensure business continuity
Leverage our strategic guidance, transformation plan and roadmap for smooth cloud adoption. Resolve application dependencies, migrate data or move your entire IT infrastructure without the risk of business interruption.
Reinvent existing systems
Harness the full power of the cloud by redesigning legacy applications that hold you back. From small changes to full re-architecture, we manage and execute cloud development projects within budget and on time.
End-to-end public cloud consultancy with ongoing support
Plan and implement end-to-end public cloud strategies that drive innovation and enhance profitability. Increase agility and customer experience while meeting all performance, availability and regulatory mandates.
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What are Lumen Public Cloud services?
Lumen Public Cloud services provide end-to-end public cloud consultation for cloud adoption of AWS, Azure and Alibaba public cloud services. Our specialists assist with assessing your current public cloud environments and furthering your digital transformation initiatives. Lumen Public Cloud services include:
- Assessment of current infrastructure and applications using market-leading technologies and industry best practices.
- Analysis and recommendations to accelerate your public cloud projects.
- Support in choosing the right cloud provider and cloud service that best suits your use case.
- Full cloud design and workload migration from on-prem to hybrid or public cloud.
- Application architecture redesign or re-platforming if needed.
- Building new applications with a cloud-native approach.
- Optimising existing public cloud workloads for enhanced reliability, security and performance.
We ease your journey to the cloud and improve performance on the cloud so you can accelerate innovation without business interruption or downtime.
How do Lumen Public Cloud services work?
Your Lumen Public Cloud consulting journey follows these stages.
- Discovery — Detailed assessment of your existing infrastructure, IT requirements and business goals.
- Analysis — Classification of apps and interdependencies against the cloud readiness matrices.
- Selection — Choosing the public cloud services and capabilities that best fit your requirements.
- Recommendation — Identifying the final target state and developing a road map and action plan.
- Execution —Technical development, migration or optimisation tasks that follow the plan and give the best results.
We involve several stakeholders and leadership in the process to ensure everyone’s needs and expectations are met throughout the consultation.
Public Cloud FAQs
What is public cloud computing?
Public cloud computing is third-party IT infrastructure accessible as a fully managed service via APIs. IT infrastructure is the hardware and software an organisation requires to set up its internal and external applications. It includes everything from server machines, NAS/SAN storage, and networking hardware to operating systems, database software and more.
Public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure manage all these underlying infrastructures, so you don’t have to. You can access the infrastructure you need as a fully managed service.
For example, you can spin up server environments, set up a data pipeline or deploy an application directly through code. Your employees can use any device browser or terminal shell to access the resources remotely.
What are the benefits of public cloud computing?
Public cloud computing provides access to IT resources at an unlimited scale. You only pay for the resources you use, and workloads scale up or down automatically. IT management is simplified and cost-effective and has no heavy up-front expenditure.
Public cloud providers also have infrastructure services for a range of IT requirements. You can access advanced technology for high-performance computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and more. Organisations of all sizes can adopt cutting-edge technologies to build new revenue streams, offer more value to customers and gain a competitive advantage at a fraction of the cost.
What are the challenges of public cloud computing?
Public cloud adoption brings flexibility and efficiency when done correctly. However, it creates its own complexities.
Security in the public cloud follows the shared responsibility model. While public cloud providers invest significantly in security, the onus of configuring these tools correctly often lies with you as the end user. Misconfigurations can expose sensitive data or create vulnerabilities, leading to potential breaches. Meeting regulatory compliance in the cloud is a complex task.
Adopting cloud services often requires new skills and knowledge. The lack of expertise within a team slows down migration, leads to inefficient implementations or increases vulnerability to security risks.
Many businesses use legacy systems that do not integrate seamlessly with cloud services. This can lead to fragmented operations and data silos, affecting efficiency and decision-making.
While the public cloud can be cost-effective, it’s easy to misjudge the costs associated with services, especially as they scale. Unmonitored resources, over-provisioning and lack of cost optimisation strategies can lead to unexpected expenses.
Within organisations, there can be resistance to adopting the cloud due to concerns about performance, unfamiliarity with the new technology or mistrust in external providers handling sensitive data.
Lumen Public Cloud services can assist you with navigating these challenges and maximising public cloud benefits.
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