December Edition 2021
Managing a complex, hybrid, and multi-cloud platform can be tricky. With a traditional approach it can take days, or even weeks, to deploy new workloads. Siloed environments make visibility difficult and bring interoperability and integration issues, encouraging shadow IT and security vulnerabilities to flourish. This is when a multi-cloud managed service can help you take back control with a simple self-service platform to manage your private, public, on-premises, and third party applications. Multi-Cloud Managed Services supports a range of leading cloud management platform vendors, bringing them all together into a single, easy-to-use interface. Users have the ability to closely monitor resources, keep on top of costs and policies, and generate in-depth reports for insights that drive decision making, across all of your clouds. It’s also customizable, optimizing workflows and designating role-based access for multiple users, to make sure your infrastructure suits your specific needs.
Aptum is a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service solving complex technology challenges with total solutions and tailored options that drive tangible business outcomes and maximize the value of its clients’ technology investments. Its cloud and global network solutions, underpinned with expert managed and professional services, offer genuine choice and adaptability with international reach spanning North America, Latin America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Aptum is a portfolio company of Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure.
Leveraging Best-in-Class Cloud-Based Managed Solutions and Services
Managed Azure Cloud Services: Aptum’s approach to Managed Azure is unparalleled, its flexibility, thanks to its managed service tiers, and holistic design process ensures that they are aligned with your specific business outcomes and cloud modernization goals from day one. Plus, always get the help you need when you need it with 24/7 support from Azure experts, and take control of your cloud spend with a single monthly invoice for your Azure services. Powered by CloudSphere, Aptum Hybrid Cloud Manager gives organizations a single dashboard that paints a complete picture of their Infrastructure as a Service or Platform as Service environments. Aptum’s Hybrid Cloud Manager Displays information in a format that’s simple for both IT and business decision makers to understand and includes controls that allow customers to optimize their cloud environments in real time. The Hybrid Cloud Manager relies on an extensive set of Application Program Interfaces to pull information from multiple clouds and display it in a way that allows organizations to easily understand and measure the performance of every cloud asset, wherever it happens to reside. The company believes it addresses some of the biggest challenges businesses face in moving to the cloud, including workload migration, cost and performance optimization, compliance, and DevOps automation.
Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRAAS): The number, intensity, and sophistication of cyber-attacks are on a rise. This unceasing rise in malicious cyber activity has paralleled the mushrooming volume of data along with the expansive growth of a typical enterprise’s attack surface. Implemented correctly it provides the peace of mind your business will function and your data is protected should an incident occur. Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of virtual servers in the Cloud to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe. Aptum Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) leverages the cloud to protect your data and allow for the on-demand ordering and powering up of Virtual Machines in the event of a failover. It offers flexibility to meet your specific business recover objectives: you can request file level restore (depending on your service level) and partial or full failover of your systems, which includes assistance with configuration and troubleshooting. The data will be replicated to the cloud which provides rapid, efficient failover of your production environment should you need it. The result is total peace of mind and the knowledge that you can focus on your strategic priorities, confident your business is protected. Aptum Managed DRaaS uses enterprise grade replication software that is suitable for all application types and minimizes the Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (RPO and RTO), so data loss is negligible and downtime is all but eliminated. Managed DRaaS allows you to accelerate digital transformation and innovation whilst seamlessly integrating data protection and business assurance into your digital strategy.
Managed Detection and Response (MDR): The number, intensity, and sophistication of cyber-attacks continue to increase every year. This unceasing rise in malicious cyber activity has paralleled the mushrooming volume of data along with the expansive growth of a typical enterprise’s attack surface. Overcoming and subduing these new threats requires more sophisticated, tenacious, comprehensive and integrated solutions. Aptum partners with Alert Logic, whose MDR solution is the industry’s first Managed Detection and Response offering. Aptum and Alert Logic security experts will work closely with you to understand your needs and give you the flexibility to choose the most appropriate level of protection for each of your assets, ensuring you have optimal security coverage for your business that balances risk and investment.
DDoS Protection Services: DDoS attacks are on the rise and constantly evolving. Protection that can be engaged instantaneously in the event of an attack, that is based on a global infrastructure with intelligent mitigation strategies and, most importantly does not impact normal business is a must. The challenge is to choose a solution that can address ever-increasing attack volumes with a variety of proven mitigation techniques for application layer, volumetric and protocol incidents. Aptum’s Network DDoS Protection, powered by Imperva, is designed for organizations that need to protect up to entire Class C ranges of IP addresses against DDoS attacks. It can mitigate very large volumetric and advanced DDoS assaults that target any type of Internet protocol or network infrastructure – including HTTP/S, SMTP, FTP, VoIP and others. Aptum’s Networks DDoS Protection can manage any size, type or duration of attack with near-zero latency.
Web Application Services: The area of Web Application security is a growing concern for enterprise organizations. Half of all cyber-attacks are directed at web applications and that rate is increasing. Factors such as the rise of cloud computing, use of open source technologies, the increase in data processing requirements, complexity of web applications and an increase in the overall sophistication level of attackers has led to an extremely challenging environment for IT security leadership. As a result, it is more important than ever to protect online applications. Aptum Enterprise Grade Web Application Firewall is primarily designed to address the current day cyber security principles of global distribution, optimized performance, scalable architecture, and adaptive learning. Its Web Application Firewall (WAF) creates an IP shield around web applications and provides protection against all methods of web application attack. Aptum WAF is fully managed, always-on protection against an array of attacks of data and all paths to it. Automated DDoS attack protection at the network layers as well as Basic DDoS Protection is available. Web Application Firewall platform and managed service ensures the protection of web applications and sites while providing full analytics.
The Visionary Leader at the Helm of Aptum
Susan Bowen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aptum. With over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Susan understands the importance of transformational leadership to stay at the forefront of customer needs and expectations. Throughout her career, Susan has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and leading voice in the technology industry. While her passion for technology has helped guide her, Susan’s strong focus on sustaining revenue growth and driving operational efficiency has helped create an organization devoted to enabling its customers to run their businesses.
Spurred on by her experience as one of the only women in her Computer Science classes in the early 90’s, Susan is a passionate advocate for the advancement of diversity and inclusion. During her time in the UK, Susan was a Founder & Chair of the Skills and Diversity Council for techUK, a founding Director for The Tech Talent Charter, and in 2017 was named among the top 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine.
Prior to taking on global leadership at Aptum (formerly Cogeco Peer 1), Susan was Vice President and General Manager of Cogeco Peer 1, EMEA, where she spearheaded strategic direction. Susan has also held the role of Chief of Staff UK & Ireland at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) following her tenure of over 16 years at HP UK Ltd.
Susan has a post-graduate certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science, Business Information Systems from the University of Portsmouth. Susan is also a Board member and Non-Executive Director for Versarien PLC, a Non-Executive Director and Trustee for JISC and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.