Nephos Technologies has been named 2013 Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Services Brokerages, 2013 report published on 18 April 2013 by Tiffani Bova, Daryl C. Plummer, et al
Nephos Technologies is an expert at helping organisations build out solutions to solve the problems that the huge increase of data is creating whilst also enabling more collaboration and faster workflows within businesses.
Nephos Technologies is an independent Cloud Services Broker; providing consultancy, management and technology services to organisations seeking to develop, implement and optimise their cloud strategy.
Nephos Technologies has helped many businesses to get their data to the cloud securely and in a way that enables them to move between cloud providers at a later date if required.
Nephos Technologies is an independent Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB); providing consultancy, management and technology services to organisations seeking to develop, implement and optimise their cloud strategy. We do this in a number of ways, primarily acting as independent advisers. We are one of the only companies in this market who are able to do so, as we have no Cloud to sell. Our business does not rely on filling a Data Centre or having a fixed model to migrate our customers towards, therefore enabling us to provide completely unbiased advice when in discussions with our customers.
Nephos Technologies is an independent Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) providing consultancy to customers around topics such as: developing your Cloud strategy, moving to object based storage, making your Cloud deployment PCI compliant, Big Data Analytics, Cloud backup/archive and DR. Ultimately we work with our customers as independent specialist advisors, using our in-depth knowledge of the Cloud market to make sure that they can realise real business value from Cloud deployments.
How you migrate your application services to the Cloud is a key consideration for all deployment scenarios. Through a tried and tested approach Nephos Technologies are helping our customers to seamlessly deploy applications into the Cloud with minimum risk, whilst reducing the time it takes to migrate these services from months or weeks to hours and minutes. We work with you to ensure smooth integration between Cloud and non-Cloud application sets and can even upgrade the underlying Operating System as part of the process.
As you begin to consume more and more services from the Cloud maintaining visibility into usage, service and cost can become a complex challenge, particularly as the use of Cloud services is unlikely to be restricted to just the IT department. Nephos Technologies aim to remove this problem for our customers, acting as a single aggregation layer for commercial and service engagement across all Cloud services. We provide you with a single point of implementation, service, management and billing to make sure that Cloud consumption does not become a burden.
Nephos Technologies elevates Cloud Brokerage to a new level by taking it from a technical tool to a business led solution. We do this by combining Business Process Management and Cloud orchestration to enable non-IT users to provision services in the Cloud whilst maintaining IT governance, whether Public, Private or Hybrid. We provide a single gateway for you to consume Cloud services from a multitude of providers and can be used either in a SaaS model, or deployed as a dedicated on-premise platform.
Like any IT service, the work doesn't end once the application has been migrated. Whether your services are deployed in a Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud Nephos Technologies provide you with a single management view of your Cloud infrastructure. The Nephos Constellation platform gives you visibility into service availability and usage, an intelligent decision engine that helps you to select the right provider for your services, as well as automated deployment capabilities. Whether you choose to use our Brokerage platform to make things easier for your own IT teams, or whether you'd like us to manage that for you, our target is to simplify Cloud consumption and provide consistent service delivery.
Gartner Cool Vendor and Enterprise Cloud Platform team up to deliver Nephos Constellation Broker Platform
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We'd tried several different companies to help us migrate and were finding the whole process confusing and potentially very costly. Nephos Technologies were recommended to us and were refreshingly open and honest about the process and their costs. They worked with us to get to the bottom of what we actually needed and followed up with helpful suggestions about how to improve our systems.
We looked at many cloud providers directly, but speaking with Nephos Technologies gave us more options, the right advice and most importantly value for money, as we ended up with a cheaper solution that delivered exactly what we needed. Since signing up with Nephos they have provided valuable advice and information that has helped us scope our future development.
Razor Thorn Security has worked alongside the excellent Nephos technologies consultants a number of times over a number of engagements and we have found them every time to undertake work of the highest calibre with the upmost professionalism.
Nephos Technologies is one of the few Cloud companies I have met with a deep understanding of the technologies, architecture and business challenges invoked with cloud. What is even more impressive is that they have a broad base of knowledge and are not just pushing one technology.