Your organisation will ultimately utilise  multiple cloud environments if it doesn’t already.  Combined with your on-premise environments, you have an IT estate, requiring time, money, energy and the right tools for IT staff to control. 

Your multi-cloud environment’s mix of applications and services requires a specialist set of skills.

Specialist skills can be difficult and expensive to source especially in today’s highly dynamic cloud market. We determine and clarify your cloud strategy and locate your workloads in the most appropriate place to ensure cost and complexity is reduced.

Cloud Assessment

Our Cloud Assessment Service helps you to understand your current IT estate’s suitability for a potential move to the public cloud. We give you a high-level illustration of your IT estate’s appearance on the public cloud.  Whatever your journey, we will support you in taking the next steps, find out more below.

  • Full Review  – Our Assessments use industry-leading tooling to complete a detailed analysis of your IT environment. They uncover everything from the suitability of workloads for migration, to their dependencies, the utilisation of the infrastructure, and their likely running costs once migrated.
  • Tailored to your specific needs – We understand that the needs and complexities of your business are specific to you. For this reason, our we provide cloud technical experts who will take time to understand your organisation’s exact requirements to make sure our approach works for you.
  • Best practice recommendations – We know there is much more to a transformative project or programme than can be addressed by tooling alone. Because of this, we make sure that we provide you with up-to-date advice and guidance.

Private Cloud

You want to use the cloud but need more control. You have strict security and compliance requirements that prevent a pure public cloud solution. Perhaps you have a custom application or environment that requires dedicated server resources for optimal operation? Private Cloud is what you need.


A private cloud gives you the dedicated cloud computing resources you need while simultaneously providing you with the physical security and service traditionally expected from dedicated server hosting. ES provide all the core elements of a secure, reliable, dedicated IT infrastructure combined with the benefits of the cloud, including ease of implementation, scalability and operational flexibility.

Public Cloud

ES-managed cloud servers in Microsoft Azure or the ES public cloud will maximize the return on your time and investment in the cloud without having to find and hire in-house experts to do it. As a result, we give your organization a competitive edge by enabling you to remain business-focused and agile while lowering your hosting costs.

Whether you use Azure or our public cloud, you will enjoy world-class infrastructure. With ES managing it, you will also enjoy support 24/7/365, OS-level security, proactive OS issue resolution, continuous monitoring, strategy, design, architecture and more.

Hybrid Cloud

As organizations turn to the cloud to meet their IT demands they also look to decrease capital expenditure. However, for some companies, shifting to a solely public or private cloud isn’t the best option. That’s why we offer hybrid cloud environments to meet all of your unique needs in one customized solution.


There is no such thing as a typical IT infrastructure or one-size-fits-all hosting solution. ES brings all your servers under one management umbrella allowing us to simplify IT management for your organisation.

Backup as a Service

Our managed Backup as-a-Service releases your team from the overheads associated with backup processes so they can focus on delivering on their primary objectives. Secure and reliable backup is an essential insurance policy for every organisation to ensure that data can be easily and quickly retrieved in the event of unexpected loss. Our dedicated team of experts manage the entire solution with a sole focus on backup and recovery, simplifying your processes, saving you valuable time, and being on-hand to support you at any time. Our service includes:

  • Flexible data retention periods – We are totally flexible and can accommodate any length of retention. If you have legal retention periods or a preferred timescale, we offer guidance to ensure your data remains available for as long as you need it and is stored in the most cost-effective way. Timeframes can be extended and adjusted any time, if required.

  • Cloud or on-premise backup options – Our backup options are flexible and can be tailored to your organisation’s requirements. Our cloud option sees your data efficiently backed up directly from your servers to our data centre. If you require on-premise backup, we can supply an appliance onsite to ensure data can be restored quickly.

  • Data encryption – For total peace of mind, we can encrypt data in transit, or at rest, meaning that any interceptions will be unsuccessful in understanding or using your data.

  • Fully supported data recovery – We offer full support, as standard, to provide data recovery of any kind. From a single document to a full environment, we restore the data and make sure that it works as it should. You will never be on your own with data recovery.

DR as a Service

Our Disaster Recovery as-a-Service provides a platform to support your organisation’s vital business continuity plan. In the event of disaster: system failure, natural disaster, human theft or error, it’s imperative that your IT systems continue to operate as usual. Our cloud-based service provides the technology and expertise to bring IT systems back online. Our DRaaS provides an IT disaster recovery plan, meaning that you don’t have to pour your time and money into running a separate, organisation-specific disaster recovery platform. We’re already doing it, so we’re happy to give you access to our platform and our expertise, giving you time to focus on your organisation’s priorities. Our service includes:

  • Support and monitoring – Disasters don’t work to schedule, so neither do we. Our disaster recovery service team is available every minute of every day, meaning that you’ll be able to access our platform and expertise from our SA-based operations centres whenever you need it.
  • Disaster recovery testing – We offer full support, both proactive and reactive, to ensure your disaster recovery testing is as effective as possible. You can book our time in advance, or we’re always available to answer queries on the spot. DRaaS is zero impact, so your users will be unaware a test is even taking place, and we provide a one-click failover, making life as simple as possible for testing an important process.
  • Automatic failback – Our systems can provide automated failback, so in the event of a real disaster or test, systems will be seamlessly restored once the problem is resolved, or test ended. The technology we use on the platform works efficiently to ensure failback is as quick and as straightforward as possible with no resultant issues.

Microsoft Azure & O365

Azure  – Whether you have just started to explore Microsoft Azure, are in the midst of migrating to Azure, or in need of support or consulting services for an already-robust Azure environment, our team can help you accelerate the achievement of your goals and maximize your cloud computing investments. We offer a wide array of consulting and support solutions to help augment your current Azure efforts including:

  • Azure Migration and Consulting Services
  • Azure Architecture Consulting
  • Azure Backup and Disaster Recovery Scenarios

As a Microsoft Gold Partner with a proven track record and two decades in business, our team of experts offer up well over 100 years of combined IT consulting expertise. Talk to an ES Azure expert today.


Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest growing product ever. In fact, over 60% of Fortune 500 companies have purchased it. If you’re wondering if you should migrate your business to Office 365, or have already signed up for Office 365 but need help with your migration, give us a call.


ES is a Microsoft Gold Partner with specific training and expertise in Office 365 consulting, implementation and migrations.  From home to business, from desktop to web and the devices in between, Office 365 delivers the tools to get work done. Find out how Microsoft Office 365 can help your organization operate more effectively by contacting us today.


Email Management

ES offers comprehensive email security and compliance via Mimecast’s integrated, multitenant, cloud-based platform.

  • Keep Email Safe – The most advanced email security solution to eliminate phishing, ransomware and impersonation attacks.
  • Protect Your Web – Protect against malicious web activity initiated by user action or malware and block inappropriate websites.
  • Train Your Employees – Dramatically reduce security risks due to human error with security awareness training that works.
  • Protect Your Data – Reduce the complexities of storing and restoring data for resiliency and compliance.
  • Detect Threats – Detect the undetected and respond to cyber-attacks with more confidence

Let us help with your cloud environment.

We help our clients reduce cost, complexity, determine and clarify your cloud strategy, locate your workloads in the most appropriate place to manage your complete technology infrastructure.