N4Stack | Node4 launches ‘N4Stack' services for Microsoft Azure to help companies get more value from the cloud

Derby, UK – August 7, 2018 – Node4, the cloud, data centre and communications provider, has launched N4Stack, a range of services enabling Microsoft Azure users to move to a highly automated Infrastructure as Code (IaC) model across data operations, DevOps, security and SysOps functions. N4Stack will integrate Azure SQL, CosmosDB, Azure Active Directory and more to provide customers with a seamless hybrid service model across both Node4 data centres and Azure.

 

New DevOps-aligned services and adoption of Microsoft Azure offer comprehensive portfolio of transformational services

 

N4Stack is designed to overcome the challenge faced by many Managed Cloud Providers who try to port out-dated service models from their own data centres into Azure, without embracing its full range of capabilities. Adopting an IaC approach and building teams which include DevOps, data and security experts, allows customers to build new services that are cloud-native and add real value, especially to Azure developers.

The launch of N4Stack will allow Node4 to extend its relationship with Azure customers as they build new applications to take advantage of Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS), AI and cognitive services. In addition, Node4 will work with Microsoft to modernise its service capability with a focus on building new competencies and enabling customers to take advantage of Microsoft Azure services.

Paul Bryce, Chief Commercial Officer, Node4 commented: “It’s key that we provide our customers with a deep and scalable service capability to address a digital transformation agenda. The N4Stack portfolio showcases the skills of the Node4 technical teams across data operations, security, DevOps, cloud and networking and sets a real benchmark in service innovation. N4Stack has been a catalyst for us to re-think our service models and invest heavily in new technologies, embracing automation and a DevOps aligned approach across all our platforms.”

Mark Smith, Senior Director, Azure & AI, Microsoft UK added, “Microsoft Azure enables Node4 to develop and deliver a hybrid solution that allows customers to take advantage of a host of new digital services, available on-demand and at scale. We are excited to see the value that the N4Stack services bring to Azure especially in the Data and DevOps space.”

More information about N4Stack can be found here.

 

About Node4

Node4 is a UK-based Cloud, Data Centre and Communications specialist that is dedicated to serving its customers to ensure that they benefit from the most effective and flexible application of technology. Since 2004 Node4 has achieved great success and growth based on its focused customer service, market leading customer retention and comprehensive service offering.

In addition to offices in Reading, Nottingham and London, Node4 owns and manages Data Centres located in Derby, Leeds and Northampton, as well as having dedicated space in a Slough Data Centre. The Data Centres are connected using Node4’s national fibre network, recently upgraded with a multi-million-pound installation of DWDM, which includes points of presence in Manchester and London, as well as interconnects to major UK carriers. Using this infrastructure, Node4’s offerings include Cloud, Colocation, Connectivity, SIP, Hosted Unified Communications and Managed Services.

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