Managed Cloud

A Complete Hands-Off Cloud Experience

It’s something you’ve asked yourself many times. How can I build and maintain a Cloud that’s orbit will withstand meteor showers of traffic? Well, we’ve got the solution. This is the mother rocket launcher of Cloud platforms, and is so simple to manage you can fly it with your eyes closed. Set your Cloud to autopilot with Aptira’s fully managed Cloud.

A New Approach to Remote Managed Cloud & Hybrid Cloud Solutions

As your business grows it needs to focus on its core strengths, and that isn’t managing IT infrastructure. You need platforms that bring you the benefits of the latest advances without getting stuck on a huge learning curve. Aptira can bring those advances to your company in the form of a fully managed cloud platform.

Our managed cloud solution provides a complete hands-off cloud experience, utilising state of the art cloud infrastructure combined with well honed traditionally engineered best practice solutions. From cloud planning and strategy, through to migration, testing and optimisation – this is the whole package. Let us make the most out of your cloud platform, while you get back to working on your core business.

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No Overheads
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Improved Productivity
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Managed Cloud

What is Managed Cloud?

Different organisations have different experiences with their cloud implementations. And no two organisations are the same. They range in size and the extent of their cloud infrastructure, their level of cloud skill, and whether they are operating a private or public cloud … or a combination.

Aptira can deliver low cost, low complexity cloud solutions, as well as customised high performance and massively scaled cloud solutions for Australia’s largest enterprises, telcos and service providers. Our breadth of experience enables us to deliver personalised cloud solutions, whether your requirements are for simple, non-customised platforms, highly bespoke integrated solutions or anything in between. We use these skills to provide you with a managed service that is precisely what you need and still benefit from our economies of scale.

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Cloud Platforms

What Cloud do I need?

There are a lot of different approaches to delivering a managed cloud, ranging from simple deployments through to complex ecosystems and hybrid managed cloud deployments. Your infrastructure can be deployed on any PaaS, including OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace, Vexxhost, any Container Orchestration platform of your choice, or in-house – we can run your infrastructure in your DC as easily as we can in ours. For a full list of supported technologies, check out [link:this page|<url>].

We can find the right platform to meet your requirements – build it, manage it and optimise it. Your IT people can focus on your business’ needs, without worrying about the mundane infrastructure concerns of yesterday. This allows you to develop, run and manage your own applications – without the overheads.

No matter what your starting point, or what experiences you’re having with your cloud implementation, it’s worth considering a Managed Cloud alternative with Aptira.

Custom Clouds

Your Requirements are Unique — Your Cloud Should be too

It’s important to get value out of your cloud platform, and this is simply not possible with a standard cookie-cutter approach to cloud. What you need is personalised strategy to leverage a cloud platform that will provide maximum value for your organisation. From the initial proof of concept, through to analysis, design, delivery and ongoing maintenance of cloud technology solutions. Aptira can help a build a tailor made plan to meet your goals and turn your business capabilities into a competitive advantage.

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Cloud Migration

Take the Stress out of Migrating to a New Cloud

Aptira can start with a simple consultation and system review to understand your current state and objectives for your cloud operations. We will develop a custom plan that runs until you are successfully up and running on your new cloud platform.

Each customer will have a unique onboarding experience, but Aptira will take the pain out of the process.

Using our Workload Migration Engine: GEMINI, we can automatically move existing workloads and Virtual Machines onto your new cloud platform. GEMINI removes time consuming, repetitive and complicated steps like moving machines with multiple virtual disks and manually copying the data across, simplifying the move to a new platform. This tool addresses operator and administrator migration difficulties, enabling risk free migrations. Don’t let the migration stop you from upgrading your infrastructure. Give your Cloud GEMINI.

Automation & Optimisation

Optimal Performance without the Pricetag

Your cloud solution will be optimised, providing a custom, fully integrated, turn-key solution encompassing various technologies to suit your business. Each solution is comprehensive and unique to fit your requirements, resulting in improved flexibility and productivity whilst reducing overall costs and complexity. If you have specific requirements, and there aren’t any tools on the market to suit your needs – let us know. Our Inventor of Solutionauting can provide you with a tailor-made solution to meet your requirements.

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Monitoring & Performance Analysis

Maintain Momentum with Follow the Sun Support

We revel in relentlessly re-engineering, automating and stripping away layers. This provides ultra-lean environments for your applications to function at utmost efficiency and ensures that IT isn’t a drag on your business’ ability to deliver what your customers need. With 24/7 follow-the-sun support, 5×9’s SLA and support staff world-wide, your peace of mind is undisturbed knowing that Aptira’s expert engineers are supporting you.

Before & After Cloud

Real World Results.

Depending on your current situation, are you facing any of the issues below?


  • Shadow IT in SaaS and desktop products
  • Unmanaged lifecycle processes (upgrades & patches)
  • Increasing risks: security, privacy, data loss
  • Apps are becoming outdated
  • Existing hardware is getting to the end of its life, but not sure what to do next


  • Poor implementation by Cloud vendor
  • Out of date versions
  • Expensive or rare skills bases
  • Overhead of managing IT infrastructure
  • Existing hardware is getting to the end of its life, but not sure what to do next


  • Expensive, especially for scaled out apps
  • Cost controls can be loose
  • Trouble keeping up with public cloud offering churn
  • Not keeping services patched adequately


  • Skill and cost demands of multiple platforms
  • Likely to be buying more public cloud than they realize through “shadow IT”
  • Combinations of problems in both Private and Public

Below indicates the typical experience after moving to an Aptira Managed Cloud:


  • Reduction in number of apps in use as staff migrate to common cloud apps
  • Centralised management process
  • No hardware or system software replacement issues
  • Reduction in risk event occurrences (e.g. data loss or system outages)


  • Best-in-class cloud platform developed and implemented by world-class experts
  • All patching and lifecycle management taken care of
  • No worries about maintaining skills or managing IT


  • No exposure to unmanaged usage costs
  • Don’t need to keep up with new and evolving product offers
  • All patching and lifecycle management taken care of


  • Resolve issues with supporting multiple platforms
  • Reduction in wasted cloud accounts & costs
  • All the benefits described for public and private clouds (see left) where applicable

Case Study

Real World Insights.

Mercurial (acquired by IMS Health) is a Business Intelligence company that operates a cloud based service to deliver live decision support capability to its clients across mobile and browser based platforms. Mercurial needed to process large data sets on demand to meet customer requirements for up to date reporting. They needed a scalable solution because of the large size of their data sets and static sets. They needed to build a robust and scalable private cloud infrastructure that would grow in a managed fashion and respond to the very dynamic business environment that they work in.

Aptira analysed Mercurial’s requirements and proposed an OpenStack private cloud solution that would seamlessly burst into Aptira’s or any other OpenStack based cloud, resulting in savings of over $100,000 p/a for Mercurial, and improving the timeliness of the service to Mercurial’s clients. For more information, read the full case study below.

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Learn from Instructors with Real World Expertise.

Prefer to do it yourself? Training from Aptira lets you learn about the latest technologies from instructors with real world expertise. Our trainers are our engineers with experience deploying and operating some of the largest and most complex  deployments.

We offer a range of online courses including OpenStack, Docker, Ceph, Puppet, Linux KVM and Linux XEN. We also offer customised and on-site group courses. If your organisation needs to focus on particular technologies, or needs unusual learning outcomes (eg sales/presales enablement, development techniques for cloud native applications) then Aptira can provide you with an unbiased understanding.

Take control of your Cloud

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