There were important advances for both Zen’s internal Zen Cloud and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings. The company attained AWS Advanced Partner status early in the year, and remains one of only a handful of companies outside London able to offer customers that level of expertise.
The year also saw a substantial investment in Zen’s own Zen Cloud service, improving both hardware infrastructure and the customer portal. Customers now get better performance from an even more reliable and cost-effective storage platform, along with a more intuitive management portal.
John Lyons, Zen’s head of cloud and technical services, said: “In 2015/16 Zen consolidated its reputation for expertise in designing, delivering and managing cloud services to corporate and mid-market customers, while continuing to invest in infrastructure and services.
“Customers wanting to migrate to the cloud now have a partner in Zen that can make the process as smooth as it can possibly be, with the expertise to help them exploit the potential of cloud computing to the full.”
That potential is considerable, John believes. The right cloud partner can help businesses lower overall costs, secure their data, give them the flexibility of ‘access from anywhere’, as well as moving IT departments away from ‘heavy lifting’ infrastructure projects towards delivering added value services for the business.