Cloud & Infra
There is a growing need for IT to be flexible. In many cases, on-premise solutions are no longer fit for purpose in terms of cost and support. Public cloud solutions, on the other hand, are continuing to prove themselves when it comes to performance and future readiness. And private clouds excel in performance and stability.
Broad Horizon provides fully managed services for setting up and optimizing your operations in your own or a public cloud. Whether you want to migrate to a public cloud or need a little extra help in running your managed cloud environment, our certified cloud specialists are here to help.
Lift & shift
Cloud computing promise
In today’s digital world, continuous adaptation is the name of the game. If you want to deliver faster, stay flexible, and keep innovating, a digital transformation is the only way to go.
Cloud computing fits in seamlessly with these expectations. The cloud opens up a world of opportunities – from scaling up and down faster to keep up with consumer demand to delivering products and services faster than the competition to gain a competitive edge.
But for many organizations, this digital transformation still poses a challenge. Getting started with the cloud isn’t actually that difficult. But how can you ensure that you really get the most out of the cloud and harness its full potential? And how can you make sure it is secure, flexible, and performs well? These questions are not easy to answer, and they also touch upon issues that are not just about technology.
Strategy & implementation
Cloud computing often also goes hand in hand with organizational change. A logical cloud strategy, technical foundations, an adoption programme, and a security and compliance policy are key to a smooth transition.
That’s why Broad Horizon doesn’t see cloud computing as simply a technological exercise, but as a journey where people, technology, and process are perfectly aligned – a journey on which we are more than happy to lead the way.
A broad view of the workplace
These days, technological elements are becoming more and more intertwined. So it is important to look beyond the workplace. But at the same time, you want to be connected to experts in their field. That’s why Broad Horizon brings together specialist knowledge from various companies who are experts in the workplace, cloud & infrastructure, security, data management, business apps, and data science. So we can offer our customers a specialist solution that never loses sight of the bigger picture.
At Broad Horizon, we believe the cloud is never ‘finished’. There are always innovations and improvements to be made. We call this the Continuous Journey – a journey which we embark upon with our customers to pioneer, innovate, and improve.
If you are trying to save a child’s life, the cloud platform is the last thing you want to worry about.”
AMBER Alert Nederland
Lift & shift
Many organizations still use on-premise or legacy software on a daily basis. This software is installed on the company’s own server, for example in an office or at a colocation data centre. Transferring this software to a public or private cloud must be done with the utmost care, because it often supports a company’s core processes. For both public and private cloud solutions, there are various different ways to migrate software. A managed cloud provider such as Broad Horizon can support you through this process.
The road to modernization
A lot of legacy software still has a monolithic architecture – in other words, the architecture and the infrastructure of the software are located in the same place, for example in a single data centre. This offers many advantages in terms of security, stability, and performance, but it also has drawbacks: the process of adding new features is much slower, and it is much more difficult to use new innovative technology such asAI and IoT. Broad Horizon supports organizations that want to store their software in a new way.
Most public cloud providers offer more than just hosting software in the cloud. Large cloud providers are constantly innovating and coming up with new innovations in the field of automation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Big Data. So, housing your software with such a cloud provider often means that it is easier to integrate new technology. You don’t have to implement everything all at once, of course – you can do it at a pace that suits your organization. Broad Horizon can help you with this.
Scaling up and down
On-premise software is primarily a one-off investment (Capital Expenditure [CAPEX]). With the cloud, the costs are variable (Operational Expenditure [OPEX]). OPEX investments are much more sophisticated because you can use the exact amount of resources that you need at that moment. In many cases, it is also possible to apply automation, for example scaling down cloud components when the software is not being used by employees or users, such as in the middle of the night. Broad Horizon can help your organization identify these scenarios and draw up a corresponding plan.
Managed cloud services
Managing the infrastructure is the responsibility of the cloud provider. In many cases, however, you still need to manage the layer required to run software in the cloud – for example, the operating system of the (virtual) server or the configuration of a virtual network, firewalls, and other parameters necessary for a successful cloud environment. For many organizations, this is not one of their primary activities. A managed cloud provider such as Broad Horizon can support you through this process. And we even go a step further. Because not only do we manage the cloud environment, but we also help organizations to develop their strategies when it comes to innovation.
We’re not experts in figuring things out or updating servers ourselves. Our goal is to bring the meditations to people, which we mainly do with our app. We prefer to outsource things that are not our core business to the real specialists.”
Joey de Decker
Every organization is different. Which is why we assess the challenges faced by each individual organization and identify the best workplace for them. We do not have to reinvent the wheel for every client, of course: We utilize tried-and-tested standard products and services from Broad Horizon’s various specialist companies.
A platform that facilitates faster innovation. For organizations that want to enjoy the benefits without the steep learning curve.
A stable, high-performance cloud environment for organizations that want assurance that data remains safely in the Netherlands.
A highly flexible cloud environment for companies that want to deliver new services rapidly, in an innovative and scalable way.
A public cloud developed by a global powerhouse (Microsoft) and managed by local specialists who understand hosting and the cloud.
A modern, mobile, and secure cloud workplace that gives you everything you need in one fell swoop to collaborate remotely in a productive and accessible way.
Important information must always be protected. We ensure the fast, complete, and centralized back-up of corporate data. Locally or in the cloud.
We help customers navigate the process of resuming operations after a calamity, such as natural disasters, a hack, or ransomware attack.
Our data experts provide insights and predictions based on data from the cloud using advanced analytics and data science.
By visualizing data in a clear way, we can quickly detect patterns in the data, deviating values, and trends.
Thanks to the Power Platform, employees can easily build their own applications. So they can also contribute to improving the efficiency of work processes.
We offer innovative solutions in the areas of sales, marketing, service, logistics, and financial and production management.
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Tired of lagging behind the rest of the market? Want to get ahead of your competition? Then it’s time to partner with us. We can help you get where you want to be.