Vuzion and Union Solutions are delighted to announce their partnership, created to provide infrastructure management, data protection and site disaster recovery for small to medium-size businesses, using the Microsoft Azure public cloud.
A recent IDC study revealed that cloud adoption and digital transformation by SMBs is growing, with over half (56 percent) of UK SMBs using some form of cloud-based service. Vuzion and Union Solutions –specialists in data protection, storage and management – have partnered to support this growth, and deliver the new service at a fraction of what it would cost SMBs to build themselves.
While enabling SMBs to focus on growing their business instead of focusing on IT, the new solution will also enable customers to compete for large or even global business when bidding for contracts.
The service portfolio consists of three IT offerings:
Managed infrastructure: IT as a service in the Microsoft Azure cloud, always-on, predictable secure and compliant
Data protection: A data protection service delivered both on premise and in the Azure cloud, allowing customers to instantly recover data to a point in time in the event of user error, data corruption, ransomware, or system error
Site Business recovery: A complete disaster recovery failover service to recover a business in Microsoft Azure, in 60 minutes
Alex Mcloughlin, CTO at Union Solutions, explains, “The SMB market is under-served by suppliers who do not focus on providing a business outcome of the individual company, or even deal with them on a personal level.
“Union is offering small and medium businesses all our experience from the enterprise sector by delivering a highly democratised cloud service built on the hugely compelling Microsoft Azure cloud.
“Our partnership with Vuzion brings back the human touch, allowing us to design solutions that suit our customers, managing seamless migrations and individually catering to the needs of smaller businesses.”
Vuzion MD Michael Frisby, adds, “Availability, compliance and data hygiene have never been more important in an increasingly regulated, yet volatile world market. Union Solutions offer a unique way for SMBs to project themselves into the world stage.”
The service is suited to regulated industries, professional services firms, businesses in the retail, financial services markets, and growing or heavily IT-dependant businesses.