Azure Cloud Journey: A4S Win Opportunity To Support South Lakes Housing

Client - South Lakes Housing

Migrating to the cloud

More amazing news from the A4S Cloud Solutions team who are supporting South Lakes Housing on their Azure cloud journey, this is a fantastic opportunity for the growing A4S team and yet another win in the public sector space.

Partnering with Hybrid Cloud Experts

South Lakes Housing has partnered with public sector hybrid cloud experts A4S Cloud Solutions to leverage the benefits of Azure by moving their entire IT estate into the cloud, this will improve flexibility and greatly enhance performance.

South Lakes Housing focuses on delivering vital affordable housing services to their customers in the Kendal area, they strongly believe that a quality home is a platform for life that will enable the growth of their tenants, the company also actively contributes to the employment of their tenants and has helped over 60,000 people into work since 2010.

Azure Cloud Journey

Azure Cloud Journey

A4S Cloud Solutions is proud to be part of such an important journey for a client whose services are critical to the local community.

At a high level the project will include migrating their IT estate into Microsoft Azure, their IT systems will benefit from the many security solutions available within their Azure Tenant such as Monitor, Log Analytics and Sentinel.

As per all of A4S delivered projects; the entire activity will be managed through our fully transparent online project management portal with real-time access to RAID logs, budgets, risks, progress, actions and much more.

Working as a team is always the best route to success and will ensure improved decision-making, reduce cost and risk, and make service transition more effective.

Migration to Microsoft Azure

Scope of the project

The scope of the project will include (but not limited to, and certain details held back intentionally):

  • Azure Landing Zones to ensure best practice configuration is applied.
  • Solutions to ensure minimal rights always assigned and are automatically managed.
  • Windows 10 VPN into Azure to access services.
  • The Azure security solutions we all know and love.
  • Azure Site Recovery to give the client the easiest and simplest means of migration and recovery.
  • A full test migration to minimise risk and learn lessons.
  • Training and written procedures.
  • Monitoring and alerting.
  • Ongoing proactive and reactive operational support.

Client comments on Cloud Migration

“We are excited to work with A4S Cloud Solutions, so far they have shown a highly detailed understanding of our requirements and that gives us confidence they’ll be an extremely capable partner, and will support us with great care on our journey.”

“Our confidence in working productively with A4S is extremely high and we look forward to overcoming the inevitable challenges and delivering the benefits of this project.”

Client Stakeholder – Paul Aitken
IT Manager at South Lakes Housing

Comments from A4S Managing Director

“We’re extremely excited to work with a client that has such a crucial impact to their local community, South Lakes Housing delivers such important services to their clients and we’re extremely aware of the impacts should issues arise hence as normal A4S will take the utmost care to ensure the right solutions are delivered safely.”

“A4S has a demonstrable track record of success working with it’s public sector clients and we’re proud to be given yet another opportunity to prove ourselves with a client who’s service have such a crucial impact on it’s client base. We will continue to work with our clients in an open and transparent manner as we feel this is the best approach for long term partnerships that bring value to both supplier and client.”

“We look forward to reporting on our shared successes with South Lakes Housing when the project and its benefits are delivered early next year.”

Managing Director – Jason Birchall
A4S Cloud Solutions

Azure Cloud Journey: A4S Win Opportunity To Support South Lakes Housing​

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