If you're considering partnering with an external provider, questions to ask should include: Are the services I'm procuring backed by a robust architecture? Can my users self-provision services? Are they able to turn services on and off, as required? How much human intervention is really required to deliver cloud services?

Our approach to cloud automation and architecture is all about making it easy for you to become a cloud provider.

We deliver our cloud services on a fully managed cloud delivery platform, our WiCE. Hosted within a data centre, our WiCE comprises:

- cloud infrastructure: servers, storage, networking, virtualization and operating system software
- a cloud management system, CloudFarms, that provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration, and billing
Accessing the WiCE is simple ... either via a web-based user interface or REST-based application programmable interface. What's more, integrating the cloud platform with third-party cloud or enterprise system management software is straightforward.

We support usage scenarios for:

- testing and development
- single enterprise workloads
- legacy application migration
- IT-as-a-service.

It's time to make your move to the cloud.