New DevOps-aligned services and adoption of Microsoft Azure offer comprehensive portfolio of transformational services
Derby, UK – 7th August 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.
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 their 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.”
N4Stack is a Node4 brand that brings together the Database, DevOps and Cloud practices to provide a range of enterprise Consulting and Managed Services. A born in the cloud provider, N4Stack are closely partnered with Microsoft Azure and AWS to provide transformational services which help customers modernise their application deployments. Our role is to act as the trusted party operating the infrastructure and data platforms supporting the application in a DevOps aligned model.