Vuzion and Union Solutions announce partnership
by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 7 December 2016
Vuzion, the cloud aggregator, and Union Solutions, a specialist in data protection, data storage and data management, today announced a partnership to bring Union’s managed services solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). A recent IDC study revealed that cloud adoption and digital transformation by SMBs is growing, with 56% of UK SMBs using some form of cloud-based service . To support this growth, Vuzion and Union Solutions have partnered to deliver infrastructure management, data protection and site disaster recovery using the Microsoft Azure public cloud.
The services provide an enterprise-class solution for small business, at a fraction of the cost of trying to build it themselves. Vuzion and Union aim to enable SMBs to focus on growing their business instead of focusing on IT. The result is that customers can compete for large or even global business when bidding for contracts. Vuzion will offer Union’s services to the UK CSP market.
The service portfolio consists of three IT offerings: managed infrastructure - IT as a service in the Microsoft Azure cloud, always-on, predictable secure and compliant; data protection - a data protection service delivered both, on premises and in the Azure cloud, allowing customers to instantly recover data to a point in time in the event of user error, data corruption, ransomware, or system error; and site business recovery - a complete disaster recovery failover service to recover a business in Microsoft Azure, in 60 minutes
Alex Mcloughlin, CTO at Union Solutions, explained: “The SMB market is under-served by suppliers who do not focus on providing a business outcome of the individual company, or even deal with them on a personal level. Union is offering small and medium businesses all our experience from the enterprise sector by delivering a highly democratised cloud service built on the hugely compelling Microsoft Azure cloud. Our partnership with Vuzion brings back the human touch, allowing us to design solutions that suit our customers, managing seamless migrations and individually catering to the needs of smaller businesses.”
Michael Frisby, managing director at Vuzion, added: “Availability, compliance and data hygiene have never been more important in an increasingly regulated, yet volatile world market. Union Solutions offer a unique way for SMBs to project themselves into the world stage.”
The service is suited to regulated industries, professional services firms, businesses in the retail, financial services markets, and growing or heavily IT-dependant businesses.