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.

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Every website that we host has different needs and requirements, so we strive to provide you with a solution that is most appropriate for you. At the heart of our ethos is to provide an azure cloud hosting package that works with your business to make it easier to achieve your commercial goals. We take the time to understand your site so that we can come up with a solution that provides greater efficiency.

Azure is both a powerful and flexible platform which means that there is a huge range of options available. Whether you already have in-house expertise and are simply looking for specific technical support or you are new to Azure, you can rely on the expertise of our team to help you.

Enterprise grade agility

Experts in Azure Cloud Hosting

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.


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Azure Mentor

Azure Mentor

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

GCP Manager

Azure Manager

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

Managed Server Set Up

Azure Essentials*


Azure Priority


24 x 7 server monitoring and alerting

Alerts > You

Alerts > Us

24 x 7 application monitoring and alerting

Alerts > Us

Server OS updates and security fixes

In Life Management

24 x 7 emergency telephone support to our UK based team of Microsoft certified engineers

Advisory calls of <10 mins

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Reactive break/fix support for your OS and applications

Dedicated SysOps Engineer

5 hours per week allocated time on your account

Bespoke monitoring and alerting set up

Implementation and management of tailored backup and DR strategy

Capacity planning and reactive scaling

Log aggregation

Self Service Tools

Access to Wirehive Azure templates

Access to Wirehive Azure best practice guide

Change management

Technical Advice and Guidance

Reactive technical guidance over the phone

Monthly infrastructure performance reports

Monthly solution review call

Launch and campaign support

Suggested development workflow and workshops

Security guidance and compliance

Suggested set up of testing, staging and production lifecycle

Optimum organisation of your development requirements across your server estate

Named point of escalation for your team

Financial Guarantees**

99.9% Server uptime

99.9% Website uptime

*Available on Azure Mentor only
** Available with Azure Manager only

Tom Keeping

Founder, Keeping ★★★★★

Wirehive are my partners, rather than service providers. They’ve always been ridiculously responsive and attentive, proactive beyond belief and the quality of product is second to none.

Justin Thorne

Founder, Algorhythm London ★★★★★

Wirehive are an extension to the team, meaning agencies can offer world-class hosting solutions on the biggest cloud brands without the headache.

Becky Willis

Client Service Manager, Cold Banana Studio ★★★★★

A really valuable asset to our team when we enter into hosting discussions with our clients. Their partnership model helps agencies scale quicker, and has already opened doors for us.

Bridget Beale

MD, BIMA ★★★★★

In my experience, Wirehive provides top service, quality relationship management and personal customer care.

Mark Leach

Head of E-Commerce, Graham and Brown ★★★★★

Wirehive has talented, accountable people at every level of the business… What we’ve ended up with is a hosting environment we can rely on supported by people we trust

Matt Laakvand

Lead Developer, TheDesignlab ★★★★★

It’s vital for us at this point of our journey that we work with suppliers who take it upon themselves to become part of our team. Wirehive have demonstrated their willingness to go the extra mile on countless occasions

Annie Talboys

Marketing Director, Marketing Director ★★★★★

Wirehive understands their customers and work extremely hard to build and nurture the relationships they hold. They are always present, never ‘just a service’ and in touch with the needs of their clients.

What 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.

Contact Us

For more details on Microsoft Azure cloud hosting or what Wirehive can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today. You can call us directly on 01252 560 565 where you will get through to an experienced member of staff.

Alternatively you can email us at and we will get back to you promptly.

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✓ Azure solution architects
✓ Single monthly bill
✓ 24 x 7 UK support team
✓ Microsoft certified engineers
✓ Dedicated account manager


Get in touch and we’ll work out what’s best for you and your project.



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