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Cloud Management & Optimisation  

Reimagine the potential of your Cloud Estate

Version 1’s ASPIRE Cloud Management & Optimisation encompasses cloud cost optimisation, security best practice methodologies and multi-skilled resource for your multi-cloud environmentWe relentlessly seeks business benefit and ROI from your cloud estate.

“In Version 1, Cafcass has a true partner. Our organisation’s mission-critical systems have been moved off-premise to the cloud which has resulted in very positive financial and efficiency savings which are extremely important for managing an ever-increasing demand for our services. However, the relationship also resulted in further positive benefits as we have found in Version 1 a partner who really cares about our organisation, displaying empathy to our needs and priorities.”

Robert Langley, CIO of Cafcass

Cloud Management & Optimisation Services

The Version 1 Cloud Management & Optimisation Service combines cloud cost optimisation, security by design and best practice methodologies, and a continual investment in training and development of our people, to create multi-skilled resources for managing an optimised and secure multi-cloud environment.


Cloud Service Management

A single reliable point of access for cloud expertise, services & requests via our bespoke customer portal with persona based dashboards.


Cloud Platform Operations

Proactively keeping your applications running with latest support models and cloud native technologies.

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Cloud Cost Control

Optimising and controlling your cloud spend underpinned by FinOps principles.

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Next-Gen Services

Continuously improving your applications with cloud best practices supported by our ASPIRE framework.

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Our cloud expertise


Version 1 has been working in the Microsoft technology arena since 2006 and today is recognised as one of the most competent partners in the UK and Irish markets. In 2021, we proudly joined a list of just 105 Azure Expert MSP Partners globally. Version 1 is 1 of only 4 indigenous Microsoft Partners in Ireland, and is 1 of only 44 partners in the UK with the skills and expertise required to be a managed Service Provider for Azure.  Our Microsoft accreditations extend to; winner of the Global Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023, Industry Partner of the Year 2022, Microsoft’s Data Estate Modernisation Partner of Choice in Ireland in 2019 and 2020, Partner Award for Intelligent Cloud in 2019 and Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Partner of the Year 2016.

With over 130 Microsoft certified professionals with broad and deep expertise across the Microsoft stack, Version 1 can look beyond specific requirements to underlying customer issues and identify integrated solutions that leverage the entire technology stack.

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Version 1 is a Premier AWS Consulting Partner, the highest tier of partnership available with AWS and was one of the first AWS Consulting Partners in Europe. With over 160 AWS certified professionals with 500+ AWS certifications and accreditations, we specialise in migrating and running complex enterprise workloads in Public Cloud. In 2022, Version 1 was named AWS Migration Partner of the Year – EMEA and in 2023, we were awarded the AWS Collaboration Partner of the Year – EMEA.

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