An increasing number of businesses are now operating remotely and have chosen to operate with a distributed workforce either across the country or globe. This has meant that the legacy server room has given its place to fully hosted infrastructure in datacentres. Using our state-of-the-art datacentres coupled with our specialist cloud architects relocate your infrastructure to the cloud for lower IT costs and increased productivity.
Desktop as a Service
Whether it’s the nature of your business or only a temporary requirement to scale up your desktop numbers, partnering with Microsoft Azure we have available to us some of the most resilient, cost efficient and secure virtual desktop infrastructures. Combined with proactive maintenance and monitoring across these machines, the economies of scale that are achieved by moving to a virtual desktop infrastructure are simply unparalleled.
Workstation as a Service
Using the latest virtual technology we have partnered with VMware and Microsoft Azure to provide highly performing graphics intensive virtual machines ideal for creative based businesses that require additional CPU and GPU power for the operation of their software. These virtual machines that are made available via propietary VMware Horizon and Teradici PCoIP connections can either be used for end users or for headless rendering.
Public Cloud Solutions
Our certified engineers have the necessary expertise to help manage, deploy and maintain a variety of public cloud solution such as Amazon AWS services, Amazon S3 and Blob, Microsoft Office 365, Mobile Device Management, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Power BI, Google Cloud Platform GCP, Google G-Suite and many more public facing cloud platforms and solutions.
We're now fully gearing towards a hybrid working model and need to understand how the cloud can help us achieve just that?
This really depends on the nature of your business and the requirements that come with it. With that in mind if you are planning to introduce a hybrid working model where your staff are able to access your data, servers and services from anywhere around the world we highly recommend exploring the opportunity of migrating various parts of your infrastructure to the cloud. We design and deliver solutions that enable secure, efficient, cost-effective hybrid working and cross-site collaboration — all while supporting the complex, data-hungry technology stacks that are central to AEC businesses and the creative market.
I've heard that ongoing costs with servers and workstations hosted in the cloud can quickly increase monthly outgoings, is that true?
This certainly can happen with poor platform management and financial planning for the cloud solution. With the right team of highly skilled and experienced tech advisors we can almost guarantee your cost per employee whilst operating in the cloud on a monthly basis thus avoiding any abnormal fluctuations in cost.
We're thinking of entirely giving up our office space and going fully remote with the occassional meeting to happen in the city, is that possible?
Technology is transforming the way the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries work. Whether in the cloud or in a native format, technology is the key to this revolution. This has allowed many businesses to fully operate remotely without having the need for hours upoen hours of commuting to the office or any expenses associated with renting office premises. A few of our clients over the past 24 months have decided to fully migrate their data either to the cloud or our Tier 2 datacentres where they continue to access their infrastructure remotely and delivery their projects seamlessly.
What's the difference between a private and a public cloud IT infrastructure? Can you explain this in basic terms?
Simple speaking, public cloud is more cost efficient and private cloud offers improved security and control. Public cloud removes financial pressure on companies by eliminating platform management costs. However, private cloud allows organisations to have more control over their data and its security.
We're a business that relies heavily on good graphics cards and GPU's, how are you able to replicate this in the cloud?
Cloud virtual desktop infrastructure nowadays offer virtual graphic processing units otherwise known as vGPU's. These platforms use a variety of graphics solutions ranging from NVIDIA’s Tesla V100 GPU, NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU, AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 GPU and NVIDIA Ampere A100 80GB Tensor Core GPUs. Therefore no matter your requirement you will find a compatible virtual GPU for your needs.
What our clients say about us!
I'd like to thank all at Lyon for your work this year- if you'd told me 12 months ago that the entire office would be working remotely, I don't think I'd have believed it would have been possible, let alone relatively smooth and productive. So thank you for moving so swiftly to get us set up in March, and the support ever since. Please do pass on my thanks to Tom and the rest of the team.
Global Stationery Start-up
I've been lucky enough to work with Lyon Managed Services for a few years now. Amin and the team always offer amazing customer service, fast response times and plenty of patience when dealing with whatever kind of query I may have.
Claire (Office Manager)
Global Stationery Start-up
Not for Profit
We engaged with Lyon at a time when our server had crashed, and our previous IT had thrown in the towel. Unbeknown to them it was a behemoth of a job however they managed to restore everything back to normal within days. Since then we’ve been looked after by them regularly and can’t recommend them enough.
Ann‐Marie (Operations Manager)
Not for Profit
Over the last eight years they have provided all the needs of our expanding business, here in the UK and as well as in two overseas locations, in a very seamless and professional manner. Many a times they have very professionally and competently dealt with some very complex issues involving our virtual setup, Refinitive and Reuters platforms. We are always impressed by the depth of knowledge of their staff but especially the knowledge and experience of their founding partners whom are always promptly available.