The Cloud has revolutionised the way organisations source and consume IT resources. More than that, it has changed the very way they do business.

IT is no longer just a technical consideration. As mobility, collaboration and user-centric processes become the norm, IT has become a business-critical, boardroom issue. This is where Infrastructure-as-a-Service comes in.

Modern organisations rely almost exclusively on their IT and communications infrastructure to maintain business-as-usual. IT is expected to deliver process efficiencies, along with improvements in customer service, workforce productivity and business continuity.

Our customers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with their own unique combination of needs and objectives. However, two principles remain constant; the desire to access a flexible, scalable infrastructure and the ability to offset the costs and management of complex, business-critical systems.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solutions from ONI

ONI are experts in the design, implementation and management of virtual computing, storage and disaster recovery solutions. Our Nimbus Virtual Cloud delivers infrastructure-as-a-service from our tier 3+ UK data centres. We provide public, private and hybrid Cloud services featuring best-in-class technology, including Cisco’s Nexus and Unified Compute System, Net App’s Fabric Attached Storage and VMware’s vCloud Suite.


Our primary cloud storage is underpinned by fully redundant NetApp FAS 8000 Storage Area Networks (SAN); delivering a flexible, scalable range of storage solutions. Incremental back-up and recovery services are available in a range of options to suit operational or compliance obligations.


Round-the-clock monitoring and pro-active maintenance ensure Nimbus Cloud services are always available on-demand. Monitoring services are delivered from the on-site ONI Technical Assistance Centre (TAC), with performance, availability and resource consumption delivered against industry-leading SLAs.


Nimbus cloud services are available on a simple pay-as-you go basis. Consumed as a utility, customers are able to provision new services instantly and scale components up and down to suit their changing business needs; including vCPU, servers, memory and storage.


One size does not fit all. ONI provide a wide range of enhanced and value-add system components, operating systems and applications to allow our customers to tailor their cloud environment.


ONI provide support for Microsoft operating systems and applications; including monthly updates, security patches, service and performance monitoring. Supported OS and applications include: server 2008, 2012, MS Exchange, AD, and SQL.

Key Benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service

  • Leverage best-in-class hardware and software without the need for significant CapEx
  • Improve business continuity and resilience with automatic failover and full redundancy
  • Eliminate the costs of managing an expensive, on-site technology estate
  • Scale your ICT effortlessly, both up and down, in response to changing business needs
  • Reduce operating expenses through server consolidation and desktop virtualisation
  • Embrace the power and flexibility of BYOD and enterprise mobility solutions
  • Protect your business critical data and applications with state-of-the-art physical and virtual security

Learn more about our Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions by downloading the Nimbus Virtual Cloud brochure

Key Benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service

ONI Cloud Readiness Assessment

The wide-ranging benefits of cloud computing may be significant. However, the scoping, deployment and management of a hybrid cloud environment is not straightforward. Businesses looking to migrate to the cloud may have concerns over security, data sovereignty, performance or availability.

The ONI cloud readiness assessment spans people, process and technology to assess an organisation’s preparedness for the cloud. By clearly establishing the current and desired future state of your infrastructure, we can develop a sustainable roadmap to help you achieve your business transformation objectives.

Our consultants will provide you with proactive recommendations for future strategic development and design a hybrid infrastructure that is tailored to help your organisation meet its long-term objectives.

ONI data centre guided tours

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Our Tier 3+ data centre in Luton has provided our clients with over seven years of 100% uptime. With this in mind, I’d like to invite you to come and see it in action on one of our guided tours.

You’ll have the opportunity to see both our colocation and private cloud services, and meet our cloud and datacentre experts, who will discuss any specific requirements you have and answer your questions.

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