The Microsoft Hybrid Cloud partner.
The Splitbrain team consists of true perfectionists at their job. They are surely experts in their field. By leveraging innovative Microsoft technologies, Splitbrain guides companies in their process to digital transformation, making it easier to make the right choice between on-premises, public cloud or choose for a combination both.
In fact, Splitbrain truly believes in hybrid cloud as our daily experience shows that few organizations are ready for a full transition to the public cloud. Why would it be useful for an infrastructure to move to the public cloud? There are many different types of infrastructure and cloud strategies that can be tailored to the specific needs of an organization.
Through years of experience, Splitbrain – like no other – is very familiar with both the on-premises and the cloud world. Consequently, our experts have excellent insight into the do’s and don’ts. We use our knowledge, expertise and passion to support organizations from start to finish. This includes an inventory of your IT environment demands, preparing a cloud roadmap, doing the actual implementation, and accepting complete management of the solution.
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Microsoft Azure has many data centers across the world. The size of these data centers is immense and allows Microsoft customers to scale up and down as needed. To achieve this, it is not a requirement that the entire infrastructure is present in Microsoft Azure. By means of the right design, it is possible to provide services from a combination of the on-premises environment as well as the public cloud.
Microsoft Azure data centers are required to meet high-quality certifications. In spite of this, organizations may be required to keep management of data confined to their own geography, governed by its country’s law and regulations. This requirement can be fully covered by Azure Stack, Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution. For example, Microsoft’s solutions make it possible to run database clusters on-premises and web frontends in the cloud. This preserves the data in-house and maintains the advantage of cloud scalability; best of both worlds.
Will your company be up-and-running again after a full power outage has occurred in your datacenter? Microsoft’s disaster recovery solutions provide this kind of continuity after a disaster has struck the datacenter. No costly investment is needed for an additional datacenter because the public cloud can function as a cost-effective stand-in for your primary datacenter. Services will be standby and ready to take over in the case of an emergency. We’ll help customers prepare a Disaster Recovery Plan and we’re ready to execute it in close communication with their IT team. Business continuity has become close to a commodity but requires a group of experts to fully prepare and execute successfully.
The latest developments show an interesting trend; the ability to implement the cloud model on systems that are not in the public cloud. Azure Arc makes it possible to manage systems in its own data center through policies created in Microsoft Azure. This allows a policy to be executed in the IT environment, irrespective of in what location it is active.
By default, Windows Server offers a number of capabilities such as deduplication and compression on the HCI solutions. With Storage Replica, clusters can use either synchronous or asynchronous replication to meet strict RTO and RPO requirements by continuously replicating data to a different system.
Through the architecture of Storage Spaces Direct, Microsoft’s software-defined storage solution within Azure Stack HCI, clusters can fully unleash the power of the hardware. In addition, Azure Stack HCI leverages the latest innovations in hardware, e.g. NVMe SSDs and Persistent Memory (PMEM). The combination of both makes the Azure Stack HCI solutions among the fastest on the market.
Hardware used for Azure Stack HCI is subjected to extensive end-to-end testing. The validation process is conducted by Microsoft in conjunction with the hardware vendors. This guarantees that all components can work together.
Windows Server Data Center licenses are required to use Hyper-V and an unlimited number of Virtual Machines. This same license includes the right to use other Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) features, such as Storage Spaces Direct, Deduplication, Storage Replication and Network Virtualization. So, there are no separate licenses required for specific storage functionality features. This combination of all features in one license really saves cost when adopting an Azure Stack HCI solution.
With the arrival of Windows Server 2019, it is possible to use the ‘Windows Subsystem for Linux? (WSL). This makes it possible to have Windows and Linux containers active on the same container-host.
Kubernetes ensures the orchestration of application roll-out using containers. Because a Kubernetes cluster is independent of the hardware, it can also use different types of infrastructure. This flexibility allows a Kubernetes cluster of mission-critical applications to be spread out across multiple Azure Stack environments.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could call an expert any time you need one? Our Expert Desk, consisting of knowledgeable specialists, is available to answer your questions. You’ll always have access to that skilled semi-colleague to spar with.
Periodic monitoring of the company’s infrastructure is important to ensure business continuity. Splitbrain specialists are happy to check the existing infrastructure to ensure that the latest best practices have been followed. Based on their findings, a report with clear recommendations and action points is prepared. Because Splitbrain specialists (some are MVP) are in close contact to Microsoft program managers, they’re the first to know about new best-practices and important patches. Urgent updates and modifications will be applied as soon as possible.
Periodic updates are important to keep an infrastructure safe and reliable. As part of Managed Operations, we are able to take care of this. Updates are first extensively tested on our own test environments before we release them for installation to our customers.
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|Expert Desk support|
|4x Healthcheck per year|
|4x cluster update per year|
|Microsoft premier support|
|No hardware investment|