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Run & Optimise.

Continuously improve cost, performance, scale and security.

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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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We aren’t capitalising on the observability potential of cloud to understand application performance better.

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We have a capability gap internally – and we’re not sure what the right balance of in-house vs external skills should be.

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We spend more time reacting to legacy-driven problems than innovating.

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

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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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R&O - Managed Services

R&O - Managed Services

Managed services.

Expert 24x7 support and applied best practice: monitoring, analytics, IaC and orchestration with full and co-managed options.

Managing infrastructure in the cloud requires specific toolsets, capabilities and processes. Our managed service can be configured and delivered in 3 ways to complement your operating model and in-house expertise:

  • Fully Managed: Our service teams continuously monitor, manage, support and secure the operation of your cloud infrastructure 24 x7x365 against clear SLAs for peace of mind. 
  • Co-Managed: Access Ascent’s toolset and adopt the same process best practice, including solution monitoring, analytics, Infrastructure as code, configuration management and solution orchestration.
  • Self Managed: Take on ownership and administration of your cloud, with additional support from Ascent’s 4th line public cloud team.

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

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R&O - Insights

R&O - Insights

Advanced insights.

Continuous optimisation of your cloud services for maximum efficiency.

Review cost, performance, security, best practice and fault tolerance. Regular reports and face time with our cloud team give you a clear perspective on business value, utilisation and sustainability.

  • FinOps: Highlighting your financial spend and trends with recommendations on how to optimise cost and performance.
  • Security: The security status of Azure usage and includes recommendations for optimisation where relevant.
  • Sustainability: Emissions data related to Azure usage and includes recommendations for optimisations where relevant.

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R&O - Cloud Value Engineering

R&O - Cloud Value Engineering

Cloud value engineering.

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

Access cloud consultants, engineers and architects on-demand to deliver continuous service improvement and support innovation.

Additional Cloud Hours give you on-demand access to our expert cloud consultants, engineers and architects.

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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

SOFTWARE - SoftwareMod CaseStudy.

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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Talent sourcing:

Are you looking for help with something similar?

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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 150 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.

INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

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

The ECB Women's Team

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

Research

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.

PREMIER

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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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