Enterprise grade agility
Managed Microsoft Azure from Wirehive gives organisations access to an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help them meet their business challenges.
It provides the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive global network that brings together everything you might need. From DevOps to Cognitive Services, from Databricks to Internet of Things (IoT), you can be up and running in no time at all on one of the most secure cloud platforms there is.
Our team of Microsoft Certified engineers has the knowledge and experience to help you get more out of this rapidly evolving area. If you are interested in working with us, please get in contact with our team today and we can talk you through the range of options available.
Experts in Azure Cloud hosting
At Wirehive, we have built up a team of Microsoft Certified engineers with extensive expertise working with Azure deployments. You may have an existing Azure site and have a strong working knowledge of the platform or you could be looking for an entirely outsourced hosting solution – either way our team has the skills to help you.
All customers are provided with a consultation with a Microsoft Cloud Architect to ensure we are creating the perfect package for your requirements. We can offer you with help migrating an existing site to Azure or work with you to host a brand new site to help you better achieve your business goals.
Ideal for organisations who:
Have an existing Azure estate
Have a good working knowledge of Azure
Want to stay hands on with Azure
Want help with deployment and ongoing management
Consultation with Microsoft Cloud Architect
A dedicated Azure account (owned by you)
Access to the Azure Console
Access to Wirehive support 24 x7
Templates and best practice guides
Variable monthly bill based on Azure usage and support level
Minimum support level Wirehive Azure Essentials
Ideal for organisations who:
- Haven’t used Azure before
- Want to fully outsource Azure hosting
- Are working to fixed budgets or deliverables
- Want the insurance of a server uptime guarantee
- Consultation with Microsoft Cloud Architect
- A dedicated Azure account (owned by Wirehive)
- Migration of existing site*
- Access to Wirehive support 24 x 7
- Templates and best practice guides
- A 99.9% server uptime guarantee
- Fixed monthly bill
*Up to 4 hours of work
Minimum Support Level Wirehive Azure Priority
Frequently asked questions
Whats is cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting is a different way of hosting websites. Traditionally they would be hosted on a single server in a data centre somewhere. Cloud hosting however places them on a virtual machine that pulls its computing resources from a number of different physical machines in different locations.
Because of this, resources are not fixed, and can be scaled up or down according to the needs of the individual website. Also if a traditional hosting server fails everything on it goes down. If a cloud hosting server fails the slack is picked up by the other servers meaning the websites stay online.
What is the difference between cloud hosting and cloud computing?
In its purest form web hosting is a static process. The files needed to display a website are hosted on a web server. In cloud hosting this server is a virtual machine that draws its resources from a number of physical machines. Cloud computing covers cloud hosting, but also a vast amount of different services as well. Data is sent to a remote network – the cloud – and there it is stored, or processed. All sorts of innovative services can be utilised in cloud computing, from machine learning and artificial intelligence, through to the ability to access and integrate services like maps, or voice recognition.
Which Cloud hosting service is best?
That depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve. If what you are looking for is a simple static web hosting plan then you might look to something like our Public cloud. But if you are looking to develop and integrate innovative practices in your site, or would like to utilise things like auto-scaling then you would be better choosing something Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, of Google Cloud Platform.
Is cloud hosting better than shared hosting?
That depends entirely on what you mean by better. Shared hosting remains one of the cheapest ways of getting a website on the internet, but cheaper does not always equate better. If you are judging on things like site speed, low downtime, or access to innovative services then yes, cloud hosting is better. So our advice is always to pick your hosting plan according to your specific needs, not just your budget.
What is a cloud server?
A traditional server is a physical machine that lives in a single data centre. A cloud server is different. It is a virtual machine that draws its resources from a number of different physical servers in different locations. It is accessed remotely rather than by connecting directly to the machine itself. They are also sometimes called virtual servers.
Is cloud hosting more reliable?
Yes. Because the computing resources are shared between a number of different physical machines in different locations cloud servers are much more robust and resilient to things like power outages, machine failures, and other common causes of outages. If one physical machine fails then the others pick up the slack until the first is brought back online.