Cloud I.T. for the construction and engineering industry

Atlas Cloud can help you run graphic/resource-intensive project management, engineering, and design apps (incl. CAD) on any device whether in the office, at home, or on-site.

We can also integrate all your systems – regardless of where they’re based – and make them accessible through a single interface.

The Built Environment

The Big Shift To The Cloud

In the world of construction and engineering, the modern way of working involves being mobile, working at multiple sites as well as in the office or at home and needing to collaborate more effectively. Many companies are moving away from traditional IT and looking towards cloud-based technology. Atlas Cloud have been helping construction and engineering firms work more efficiently with our range of cloud based solutions since 2010.

More Than Just An I.T. Provider

At Atlas Cloud we pride ourselves on keeping abreast of UK working patterns. Our pioneering research into the future of work has featured in publications such as The Times and City AM.

Our IT services and innovations are closely informed by our research findings and are sector-specific. We understand the specific challenges of each sector we work within, so you can be confident that our IT solutions for construction and engineering are not a cut-and-paste exercise. 

Cloud Application Hosting

Construction and engineering firms need to access modelling, surveying, mapping and project management software, often on-the-go.

These applications require a lot of graphics and processing power and have highly complex server requirements. Historically this has meant companies investing considerable time and money on very expensive desktop machines and on-premise server infrastructure in order to run the solutions their employees need.

Often such applications are only accessible in the office or on specific devices and collaborating with external partners can be extremely tricky. By hosting in the cloud (Azure), Atlas Cloud can make even legacy applications highly accessible and performant, from anywhere and on any device.

Benefits

Public Cloud App Hosting

Atlas Cloud host our customer’s applications in Microsoft Azure public cloud which offers the following benefits:

ON-PREM APP HOSTING
AZURE APP HOSTING
Provisioning
Usage & Collaboration
Support & Flexibility
Ownership & Costs

The ALternativE

Private Cloud App Hosting

While the vast majority of apps can be hosted in Azure there may be some legacy apps and systems that are not supported. Equally, customers may wish to retain greater control of their data, be it for regulatory reasons or simply because they are wary of public cloud services.
Atlas Cloud recognises these needs and that’s why we offer our customers the option of private cloud app hosting in our highly secure datacentre. So it’s up to you; private cloud or public cloud you’ll still get Atlas Cloud’s world class support for your users and application hosting.

Our App Hosting Prowess

We’ve a lot of experience hosting applications for customers with high-powered, graphics-heavy apps that use 3D virtualisation. Our recent work on the HS2 Project allowed design teams to access hardware-intensive software from Ares and Nomitech anywhere within the 330-mile project area.

If you’re using any of the apps below and would like to virtualise them then please get in touch with us today. If your software isn’t listed don’t worry, we’ve yet to come across an app we couldn’t host:

Modelling, Surveying, Mapping & Architect Apps – AutoDesk Revit, AutoDesk Vault, Autodesk AutoCAD, N4ce, Plangrid, Buildertrend, ArcGIS, NBS Building, Causeway, BricsCAD, SmartDraw, ActCAD, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Primavera P6, Tekla BIMsight, CostOS, and Photoshop.

Project Management & Estimating Apps – Elecosoft PowerProject, Smartsheet, Wrike, Procore, Citrix Podio, Epicor, NBS Landscape, Planswift, McCormick Estimating Software, Pegasus, AutoDesk BIM 360 and Esti-mate.

Elecosoft PowerProject Preferred Hosting Provider

Elecosoft Preferred Hosting Partner

Atlas Cloud is Elecosoft’s preferred hosting partner for their popular Powerproject project management application.

We host Powerproject for our customers so that they can benefit from:

Go "Full Cloud"

Given the benefits of hosting your construction and engineering specific apps in the cloud you may want to consider going “full cloud”. By that we mean bringing your Office 365 and all other business critical applications together into one of our hosted desktops (otherwise known as Desktop-as-as-Service or DaaS for short), which provide users with a familiar Windows environment on a virtual machine. Again we offer options for both private cloud and public cloud desktops (Azure Virtual Desktops). With everything in the cloud you can switch to using Thin Clients or cheap portable devices which reduce costs and your carbon footprint.

In the past, poor connectivity while working on-the-go between sites has held back productivity, but with greater 4G and 5G coverage you can use our hosted desktops to access everything you need anywhere. If you’ve experienced connectivity issues in the past, we also offer a range of network connectivity services to help improve output and collaboration.

Private Cloud DaaS

Some firms will prefer to stay with what they know and trust, or perhaps their project management software is dictating their choice. Atlas Cloud understands this and that’s why our private cloud datacentre isn’t going anywhere. We remain committed to provisioning and servicing highly performant Private Cloud Virtual Desktops for our construction and engineering firm customers.

Azure Virtual Desktops

This emerging technology can dramatically reduce the cost of ownership of IT and its ability to scale quickly and easily will help accelerate your construction and engineering projects. Azure’s uptime provides greater business continuity – keeping those critical projects running so that they can be delivered on time.

Secure and Recoverable

As your projects will require sensitive and confidential data, you need to keep it secure. By choosing Atlas Cloud your data will be stored in our ISO 27001 certified datacentre or one of Microsoft’s Azure locations in the UK (depending on whether you go for private or public cloud). As a company we’re also ISO 27001 and BS10012 certified and fully GDPR compliant.

Cyber attacks are an unfortunate part of today’s world so we offer a range of cyber security, cyber resilience and email monitoring (using Mimecast) services to protect you from both external and internal threats. We also partner with Zerto to offer an industry leading disaster recovery solution which will get your projects back up and running rapidly. Additionally, with our hosted desktops all your data is constantly synced so in the event of a crash your work is backed up.

As time is money in the construction and engineering sector we aim to minimise the impact that a cyber-attack can have on your company. We also have a number of device management options to secure your data regardless of the devices your employees and contractors are using.

Device Management Services
N-Able N-Central & Microsoft Intune
Email Security, Archiving and Continuity Services
A top Mimecast reselling partner
Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Services from Microsoft Azure, Skykick and Zerto

MANAGED SERVICES TO KEEP PROJECTS RUNNING SMOOTHLY

All fully-managed services benefit from Atlas Cloud’s award-winning service…

24/7 Support
For P1 incidents and infrastructure
Proactive
Dedicated team for optimising, not just fault fixing
Transparency
Comprehensive monthly reporting and continual service improvement processes

Our comprehensive monthly reporting shows business leaders everything they need to know to understand both how we’re performing as a partner, but also to identify fee earning pinch points.

Real Time Dashboard accessible 24/7
Comprehensive Reports Sent Monthly

TRUSTED BY CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING COMPANIES OF ALL SIZES

We work with a range of construction and engineering companies throughout the UK.
Whether your agency is looking for cloud consultancy, outsourcing first line operations, or seeking a new partner to manage everything; Atlas Cloud can and do help some of the most ambitious recruitment firms around.
Andy Lewis - Managed Services Sales Manager
Andy Lewis
Atlas Cloud

SPEAK TO OUR CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

If your firm has challenges that IT can solve, book a free consultation with Andy. From questions about your application hosting through to full cloud consultancy and keeping your projects running smoothly, we’ll be happy to help.
OR TEL:  0191 283 0191

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