The Holker Cloud

Tier 3 Diverse Connectivity

Providing bespoke best-in-class cloud solutions

With the Holker Cloud solutions stack, our aim is to understand your business, how you operate, the challenges you face, and then to provide bespoke best-in-class solutions.

Our private and multi-tenant Cloud platforms are provisioned on all-flash Nutanix solutions, for the fastest possible user experience.

Combined with access to our Tier 3 ISO27001 certified datacentres with diversely routed connectivity, unlimited bandwidth and 99.999% availability, the Holker platform will ensure your IT systems are always on.

Our Public Cloud offerings are also reflective of an ever-changing market that often require a hybrid approach and are designed in conjunction with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Predictable Costs

The Holker Cloud eliminates the need for any significant upfront investment in hardware and software and provides a predictable monthly cost.

Capacity on Demand

The Holker Cloud provides an elastic business model – perfect for those anticipating fluctuations in user traffic – ensuring only the required amount of IT resources are provisioned.

High Performance

Our relationships with key technology vendors means that our solutions are always built upon cutting-edge, enterprise-grade technology to guarantee outstanding performance.

The Holker Cloud

Holker IT is amongst the North West’s leading IT Support and Cyber Security specialists,
boasting extensive knowledge throughout our skilled IT security team.

Each customer has their own separate, secure space and can access only their own information. Managed by a complex suite of permissions and security measures, designed and tested using industry leading solutions.
Private Cloud
Based on a consumptive ‘pay as you go’ model, the Holker Private Cloud solutions offer the same flexibility and elasticity you would expect with public cloud, but with the security of a dedicated private cloud.
Public Cloud
Our certified engineers work with you to architect, migrate, secure and optimise the solution, removing the risk from your public cloud adoption through our experience in procuring, building, deploying and managing similar solutions.
Run your business applications in one of our secure data centres, selecting the space and power that you need, with the flexibility to grow as and when required. Avoids single points of failure that can bring the network down.


Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Holker’s Cloud and IaaS can transform the way you approach IT systems and remove the burden of running your own infrastructure. With the ability to free up IT man hours, CapEx and site resources, an IaaS solution provides the opportunity to take advantage of the latest technology at a predictable monthly cost.

Back-up & Recovery (BaaS)

If you are in the familiar position where backups are slow, taking hours to complete and maintain and you have little confidence that you could restore from them, then the Holker BaaS solution may be the answer. Holker offer a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ solution that is flexible, scalable and also affordable. You will get expert support for all your daily backups and recovery requirements for a manageable all-inclusive cost.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

The Holker DRaaS solution further enhances BaaS by providing the ability to replicate all the critical information to a disaster recovery location. If the worst happens, and there is a complete or significant IT failure, all the protected servers, their associated applications and data can be brought online rapidly, allowing your business to continue with minimum disruption. With aggressive recovery point objectives (RPO) to fast recovery time objectives (RTO), the Holker DRaaS solution offers rapid recovery with minimal data loss backed by a fully managed service.

End User Compute / Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Put simply, this is your office in your pocket with a desktop that you can access anywhere in the world. Irrespective of which device you are using (Laptop, tablet, PC), or location, the Holker DaaS will provide a flexible working solution using enterprise grade technology. A fixed cost per user per month keeps your costs predictable and the ‘access from anywhere’ feature enables robust business continuity and disaster recovery. Holker provide a fully managed service in terms of maintenance, security, upgrades, data backups and storage.

Unified Comms / VoIP

Holker’s business hosted VoIP platform delivers all the features of a high-end telephone system at the traction of the cost. Scalable and flexible, Holker’s VoIP solution allows you to add more users without having to install any additional systems and users can still benefit from all the telephony features such as voicemail, messaging, conferencing, call recording etc. Running costs are lower, call costs are reduced, there is greater flexibility and scalability but with the same feature rich services. Holker provide a fully managed service for the hosted VoIP ensuring it’s always patched to the latest version and user support is available via our ITIL aligned service desk.

SPLA based Licensing & Consumption (Office 365 / Exchange)

Holker can take the headache out of managing Microsoft Software licencing as we can look after purchasing, allocation and management of your monthly Microsoft software licensing consumption model.

Cloud Readiness Assessments / Discovery

The Holker cloud readiness assessment service is focused on guiding our customers towards technology enhancements and modernisation, the rationalisation of resources, remediation for any legacy issues, and ultimately a migration to cloud.

We aim to assist in establishing a cloud adoption maturity baseline, from which your business can identify the potential scope of changes needed to take your current IT environment and technology landscape into the cloud. This service:

Migration Plan

Delivers a cloud computing migration plan designed to align your IT with your specific business requirements.

Maximise Benefits

Identifies the workloads best suited for cloud, enabling you to maximise the benefits from investments.

Clear Goals

Develops a roadmap with clear goals to help you ensure a smooth, successful transition on your cloud journey.