Founded in 2004 by IT specialists Chris Bullock and Robert Galt, S3 has become the market leader in the provision of virtualisation focussed (aka software defined) infrastructure solutions.
Over 10 years ago we quickly identified that software defined infrastructure would be the future.
Since then we have maintained a focus on this technology from the very beginning and still do today. This means that we can provide the very best level of service which many of our customers will testify to this including Cambridge and Oxford Universities, schools, major banks, large manufacturers, the RNIB and even London Zoo, to name but a few!
S3 applies a focussed approach to implementing virtual infrastructure solutions which delivers real value to our customers.
We are experts in helping ensure that the business case stacks up.
We understand that it’s not just about the core technologies that underpin a virtual solution but also ensuring that the platform can be managed and operated in life as flexibly, reliably and efficiently as possible. Our acclaimed and thoroughly planned approach ensures that a solution can be introduced as smoothly as possible, with minimal risk and maximum confidence.
Through the very nature of implementing software defined infrastructure, S3 has a deep understanding of co-location and cloud based services. We have been implementing and managing such environments for many years (way before the term cloud appeared on our doormats!) and the level of our expertise is validated by our customers feedback and many long standing customer relationships.
S3 operate to ITIL and Prince2 standards and we were one of the first UK VMware Enterprise partners, joining the VMware partner ecosystem back in 2005, having worked with the technology for 18 months prior to that. Of course there are other virtual infrastructure vendors in the market today who we work with, however this pedigree means that we operates to the highest standard and in addition we are one of very few providers who are authorised to provide professional services to VMware themselves.
We have experience in many sectors including finance, government and not-for-profit organisations where we can help optimise IT resources and deliver high availability services. Education is one of our specialist sectors, having worked with a range of academic establishments, S3 can implement virtualisation and cloud computing technologies, which manages data growth and deliver built-in high standards of security that education solutions demand.
As a company we have helped many customers save money, consolidate resources and drive more value out of technology investments through software defined infrastructure projects, enabling them to focus on their primary goals. Today we partner with the leading technology vendors and believe this, along with our understanding of the challenges facing today’s CIO’s, puts us in a unique position where we can help to add value to your plans as you evolve your business’ IT.