Equinix Professional Services for Cloud (EPS Cloud)

Incorporating the hybrid cloud into your enterprise operations may sound like a relatively simple undertaking — add hardware and capital, host your data externally, meet performance expectations — but the reality is much more complex.

Let EPS Cloud help you:

  • Take the first step to enable your cloud implementation.
  • Assess your applications to understand which are cloud-ready.
  • Determine which applications can be migrated to the cloud.
  • Identify how to optimise your cloud to meet compliance, regulation, privacy and internal policy.
  • Select the right service providers and architectures to ensure they match your individual business needs and requirements.
  • Minimise the risks and business disruptions involved in migration.
  • Learn how using the cloud for disaster recovery can create savings and security.

EPS Cloud – hybrid cloud solution specialist


Since 2010 EPS Cloud (formerly Nimbo) has been the 'go-to' cloud professional services company for large and mid-sized enterprises in virtually every business sector. A recognised industry thought leader and a member of the Equinix family, EPS Cloud empowers organisations like yours to design, develop and implement custom business solutions incorporating both current and emerging technology.

EPS Cloud specialises in migrating line-of-business applications to the cloud through individualised application development as well as integration and migration services. These processes maximise your IT investment and dramatically accelerate cloud adoption.

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  • EPS Cloud is the Microsoft-recommended Azure ExpressRoute system integrator for the United States
  • Microsoft Azure Partner of the Year & Gold Partner with multiple competencies
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner
  • Trusted partner to CIOs of some of the world’s largest companies with over 200 cloud engagements so far
  • A neutral partner — like Equinix — not tied to one carrier, technology or cloud provider

Complete turnkey solutions individualised to your business

Hybrid cloud migration can never be a 'one size fits all' approach. Solutions must be customised to your unique needs and requirements; otherwise there is the potential for significant problems. EPS Cloud looks at your migration holistically, analysing every aspect of your operations involved with the infrastructure change. They in turn 'architect in' solutions that maximise your cloud investment, including unprecedented access to Platform Equinix that empowers your company to make the most of emerging technologies.

Cloud assessment

EPS Cloud's assessment takes the mystery and uncertainty out of cloud migration, allowing you to make the best choices based on your specific business requirements. Delivered within one to two weeks, the assessment is a four-phase approach that offers:

  • A heat map of existing servers and applications outlining cloud readiness status, categorised by type, criticality and risk
  • A current and future architectural state analysis of all apps
  • Cloud infrastructure design — your environment re-envisioned for the cloud
  • A simplified migration plan
  • Total cost of ownership report and return on investment analysis

Cloud enablement

Initiating your journey to the cloud can be a daunting experience, especially when so much of your infrastructure is on the line. EPS Cloud helps you take the first step into cloud computing, so you always get a good night’s sleep knowing your company is on the right path. Here’s how:

  • Create the foundational elements for your entire cloud infrastructure, giving you a solid base from which to grow and thrive.
  • Navigates you through the initial security and setup phases, ensuring every aspect of your operations are taken into account.
  • Request the Equinix Cloud Exchange enablement service and EPS Cloud will complete the technical set-up and configuration to activate the Equinix Cloud Exchange service.

Cloud migration

EPS Cloud will use your assessment results and combine the Lift and Shift and Greenfield migration methodologies to create the ultimate solution for your existing environment and objectives. Lift and Shift requires limited configuration and is the fastest way to migrate to the cloud, and Greenfield offers complete customisation, the use of latest technologies, application updates and optimised performance.

A migration with EPS Cloud is specifically designed to have little or no impact to ongoing operations.

  • The Lift and Shift methodology migrates company applications to the cloud without any code changes.
  • The Greenfield methodology designs the cloud from scratch and is engineered to maximise cloud capabilities.

Cloud optimisation

EPS Cloud's optimisation service is the fastest, most complete way to optimise your enterprise cloud investment today and tomorrow, empowering your company to:

  • Control cloud spend with cost-effective cloud purchase models
  • Effectively schedule resource uptime
  • Enhance operational efficiency by leveraging new and renewed feature sets
  • Continuously evolve your systems and applications to make the most of the latest cloud advances
  • Easily move "always up" workloads to "on demand"

What makes Equinix your destination for hybrid cloud enablement?

With data centres in major metropolitan areas strategically located around the world, industry-leading business ecosystems and our advanced interconnection capabilities, we make it easier to manage connections to multiple cloud services while removing concerns about security, performance, reliability and vendor lock-in.

  • 145

    Data Centres

  • 40

    Metropolitan areas

  • 170,000+

    Cross Connects

  • 500+

    Cloud Providers

  • >99.9999%

    Reliability

What does this mean for you?

  • Recognised as the "Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service" in the Light Reading Leading Lights Award for 2015. This only further validates Equinix’s position as the leading innovator in the cloud interconnection space.
  • All the major cloud providers are accessible via direct connect or the cloud exchange
  • High-availability Cloud Exchange

Related resources

Infopaper

Equinix EPS Cloud Two-Day Workshop

Equinix Professional Services for Cloud (EPS Cloud) can help you determine your readiness and develop a preliminary strategy for your journey to the cloud through this interactive two-day workshop.

Success story

EPS Cloud - Global Engineering Company Success Story

EPS Cloud helps a global engineering company accelerate migration to a scalable cloud infrastructure. A global engineering firm needed to deliver compute-intensive modeling applications to employees worldwide, around the clock, with superior performance and availability. Their existing infrastructure consisted of separate high-performance computing (HPC) islands that were often underutilized and unable to scale. This resulted in single engineering model taking as long as a day to complete. The company decided to migrate to a cloud infrastructure to remedy these issues.

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