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The 2021 Cloud Native
Engagement Report

We wanted to get an understanding of how professionals really felt about their organisations' paths to Cloud Native, so we asked 220 IT professionals across the UK. The results make for interesting and sometimes surprising reading.

Striking the Balance

To get an insight into how your peers think about how Cloud Native impacts them, and their views on benefits, blockers and challenges, download the report.

Cloud and DC from Ideal

Organisations are increasingly turning to technology to deliver innovation and streamlined operations for their digital business. It comes as no surprise that the platforms hosting our apps must drive the most from them by being flexible, infinitely scalable and most importantly simple and secure. These platforms unlock modern ways of working giving companies a competitive edge and reducing time to market.

At Ideal we help you transform your infrastructure to embrace your application and data driven business whilst minimising complexity.

See how we helped Kelliher Insurance Group

Read how Kelliher Insurance Group 
boosted efficiency with a smooth transition to Microsoft 365.

How we transform your platform estate



Data and applications are what drive our workforces. Poor performance, unnecessary spend and downtime have a detrimental effect on our businesses. At Ideal we ensure that your applications, whether they are hosted in the cloud or data centre, perform optimally.


Wherever your data is placed it remains yours and you should always have access to it. At Ideal we provide smart disaster recovery and backup solutions across increasingly distributed sources to provide a single view of your data allowing you to be compliant.


Running IT operations is time consuming, detracting your staff from enabling your business. At Ideal we provide automation solutions across your data centre, cloud and multi-cloud platforms to ensure your applications are there when you need them, and your staff are focussing where you need them most.

Move to modernity more easily

Wherever you are in your journey, it should be done at your pace and in your way.
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What we do

Our team of experts can help transform your business through:

Modern Data Centre

Modern Data Centre

  • Migrate your workloads to cloud
  • Modernise your data centre
  • Create hybrid data protection and recovery solutions
  • Automate your workloads and platforms

Cloud Native

Cloud Native

  • Develop and shape your cloud adoption strategy
  • Provide cloud architecture and governance
  • Design and build native cloud solutions
  • Ensure your cloud workloads are cost optimised

Modern Workplace

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Modern Workplace

  • Modernise the way your workforce work with Microsoft 365
  • Migrate your services to Office 365
  • Improve staff mobility and security
  • Protect your cloud data
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IT Consulting

We offer deep expertise and proven cloud and data centre consultancy experience, leading customer transformation. We truly take the time to understand our clients’ organisation and the challenges they face.
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Managed Service

Helping IT teams improve output with better performing technology, from strategy through to optimising your platform environment and optimising your cloud spend.
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Meet one of our platform experts

Neil is one of our Infrastructure Architects with deep cloud and data centre expertise. 
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Our clients work with us to

Enhance their platform strategy
Clear strategy eliminates confusion within organisations, aligns technology to business challenges and ensures decisions all contribute to a shared outcome.
Leverage cloud capabilities and innovate applications
Rapidly adopt new technologies that can innovate applications and drive new value into the business, coupled with modern ways of working that expedite time to market.
Enable a modern workforce
Deliver culturally changing solutions with Microsoft 365 to promote a collaborative, mobile and secure workforce that work the way they know best.
Improve platform cost control
Provide insight into customers cloud expenditure, advise on procurement and propose cost efficiencies without jeopardising on quality.
Protect data across multiple platforms
Deliver smart disaster recovery and backup solutions across distributed data sources, providing a single view of your data and accelerating compliance needs.

Client experience – Helping a healthcare provider innovate their application

Customer challenge

One of our long-term customers was challenged with hosting an application to solve a key business challenge. However their existing IT systems would struggle to deliver the application requirements. Hosting on-premise would be resource-intensive and expensive, and dramatically push storage beyond its current capacity. Application performance would be affected and ultimately the IT team couldn’t deliver the optimal user experience to the business.

To deliver the scale, flexibility and security which the client required, Ideal proposed a cloud-based solution and incorporated new ways of working. This however introduced several challenges including skill gaps and the operational leap from a more traditional infrastructure.


To address these challenges, Ideal cloud experts ran several workshops and bespoke training sessions with the IT team to help them prepare for the shift to the cloud, preparing them to manage and optimise the environment. The consultancy assessed the knowledge, skills and process gaps and how to manage these, as well as establishing the fundamentals and best practice for a cloud model. 

Ideal also proposed a cloud framework which involved building a project team to break down the management of the task and ensure there were clear roles and responsibilities during implementation and management.

This helped the teams move from a traditional to an agile way of working. Ideal also provided a single bill each month along with frequent reviews, ensuring cost optimisation and complete transparency.

Not only did Ideal help the customer overcome their initial challenges, but the new cloud environment is delivering significant results. The business is able to realise the benefits of the application with a secure and robust cloud platform, and the IT team can easily manage the flexible environment.

Our Partners

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Cloud by Ideal

Wherever you are in your journey, it should be done at your pace and in your way.

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Discover how Ideal helped one of the world's biggest independently run record label groups harmonise its IT solutions and business objectives.

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Learn how to strengthen collaboration, mobility and security with Microsoft 365.

Book a free consultation with one of our cloud and data centre experts

Neil is one of our cloud and data centre experts. Over the years, he has been involved in digital transformation projects that have led to greenfield data centre builds, large-scale platform migrations, and more recently architecting and building solutions natively in public cloud platforms.

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