Cloud Desktop Services

Our job is to make sure your IT systems are fit-for-purpose, up-to-date and future-proof. We will also make sure that all your data is secure and you can retrieve it whenever you need, and that any issues will be dealt with swiftly and effectively

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What is Cloud Desktop?

Cloud Management is a means of hosting whereby you pay for IT storage resources without having to buy any physical hardware.

These days there are huge numbers of vendors offering cloud hosting services. Virtually all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide some form of hosting, very often bundled with a subscription, or advertising costs as little as 50p a month. However, whilst these types of hosting packages are absolutely fine for personal, hobbyist or very small business websites, they do not provide the performance or responsiveness required for the majority of companies hosting needs.

Cloud hosting makes applications and websites accessible using cloud resources. Unlike traditional hosting, solutions are not deployed on a single server. Instead, a network of connected virtual and physical cloud servers hosts the application or website, ensuring greater flexibility and scalability.

The cloud is commonly used to refer to several servers connected to the internet that can be leased as part of a software or application service. Cloud-based services can include web hosting, data hosting and sharing, and software or application use.

‘The cloud’ can also refer to cloud computing, where several servers are linked together to share the load. This means that instead of using one single powerful machine, complex processes can be distributed across multiple smaller computers.

Our ability to offer fully managed cloud hosting and shared hosting on every major platform, as well as a specialist public cloud means that we will always recommend the most appropriate solution and hosting plan for every individual project.

Whether you are looking to move away from in-house infrastructure, for a solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing business infrastructure, or simply want to get someone to support your current web hosting, we can help.

How can cloud hosting benefit my business?

Unified End User Experience

The end-user experience is enhanced and your business can work in a globally uniformed way helping to deliver your brand to staff and clients. All users feel included despite different locations.

Enhanced Security

The cloud carefully monitors security more efficiently than a conventional in-house system.

Scalability

You get scalability with cloud servers. It is very easy and quick to upgrade by adding memory and disk space, as well as being more affordable.

Improved Collaboration
Your team can share information easily and securely and are connected across the organisation, increasing interest and engagement.

Greater Productivity
A cloud hosting solution enables your business to be up and available as close to every second of the year as possible.

Keeping up with Competitors
By implementing cloud hosting solutions your business can compete against bigger players in the market.

If you would like to discuss if cloud hosting is right for your company, contact us using the form below (or call 01442 500890) to find out more.

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    What our customers say

    The Vita Group HQ staff have worked with Richard McBarnet and Lumina Technologies for over 9 years, with Lumina providing all our PC, server, phone, and software support. The services have included C-level executives based in London, Manchester, the US, as well as supporting home office IT as well. The service provided and intellectual capabilities are outstanding and we would highly recommend Richard and his Lumina team.

    Joe Menendez
    CEO, The Vita Group

    Lumina Technologies have taken the time to understand the requirements of our business and work as our strategic IT partner, enabling us to concentrate on delivering a high quality service to our clients and focus on our growth strategy. They have delivered a 100% cloud solution to our business with no underlying infrastructure costs or maintenance, which gives us scalability for our planned growth. It also means our business critical applications and data are securely accessible from virtually all our user devices. Lumina’s professional approach and strategic expertise is highly valued and their management of our IT – based on their in-depth knowledge, leaves us confident that our systems are available 24×7.

    Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison LLP

    Lumina Technologies has been Salamander Energy plc’s IT provider since start-up in 2005 and has supported us in London during our expansion across operational offices in SE Asia. Their professional approach, strategic advice and close co-operation have been essential in making this a success.

    John Bell
    Group Technical Director, Salamander Energy plc

    Charles Douglas Solicitors LLP have been using Lumina Technologies for a number of years now and continue to be impressed by the technical know-how and contemporary knowledge of their senior management, who provide a timely, efficient and friendly service. Whether it is a small issue with one computer, or a strategic IT decision, they maintain a current knowledge of available technologies. Lumina are always at the other end of the phone to help resolve issues and minimise business interference. The technical knowledge of Richard and his senior team means that there has not been a problem that they can’t solve to date. I am sure we will continue to use them in the years to come.

    Charles Douglas
    Managing Partner, Charles Douglas Solicitors LLP

    Society Limited has been supported by Lumina Technologies since our earliest start-up phase. From large logistical challenges like an office move, through to smaller fiddly issues like fixing a faulty e-template, we know we can count on their support and advice. They’ve also been able to engage with us strategically on the challenge of scaling-up our infrastructure as the firm continues to grow and evolve. We always feel confident going to Lumina with a problem, since we know they genuinely care about sorting things out and helping us to get on with our core business.

    Simon Lucas
    Managing Director, Society Limited

    Lumina have supported us so well through the difficult circumstances of 2020.  They worked extremely hard to ensure we were able to work remotely and continue to operate our business successfully.The support team are very friendly and knowledgeable, and have excellent response times.

    The team have also enhanced our cyber security which is so important in the legal sector, and they continue to provide high quality advice to help us move forward with our IT goals.

    Adams & Remers

    The quality of IT Support provided by Lumina Technology is of the highest standard and is complemented by effective client liaison with impressive response times. Trap Oil Group plc has no hesitation in recommending Lumina as a dedicated and specialist group of IT professionals.

    Martin David
    Technical Director, Trap Oil Group plc

    We worked with Lumina on a GDPR Audit. Richard was knowledgeable and professional throughout, and did the best he could to bring a dry topic to life through lots of real life examples and analogies. We were so impressed with the service Lumina provided and the value we got from partnering with them on this project – we couldn’t recommend them enough.

    Holly Cottingham, Vintec Laboratories

    Lumina Technologies Prism Hosted Desktop has allowed our business to centralise our global corporate data, allowing much faster access for all our staff – regardless of their location. We have also been able to simplify and reduce our infrastructure and management overhead. With the new Prism Hosted Desktop solution all staff now have simple and secure access to corporate data using any device they choose. Prism Hosted Desktop has increased the productivity of our staff and given us a single, consistent and familiar experience for all users from any device, in any location, 24/7.

    Katherine Roe
    Chief Executive Officer, Wentworth Resources PLC

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