Home About Contribute Sponsorship Contact Sign In


Technology Industry News

Ultima Labs launches sustainability calculator for Microsoft Azure

The calculator will show customers how much they can reduce their carbon footprint by when moving compatible workloads to Azure.

Ultima Labs launches sustainability calculator for Microsoft Azure

"We're continually evolving our IA-Cloud platform to help customers and MSPs with cloud journeys. Sustainability and disaster recovery are key issues and our new features address both of these."
Amyn Jaffer, Head of Ultima Labs

Ultima Labs, the software development arm of cloud specialist and automation provider Ultima, has today launched a carbon footprint calculator for its cloud management platform IA-Cloud, along with several other new features.


The calculator will show customers how much they can reduce their carbon footprint by when moving compatible workloads to Azure. It is part of the platform’s new Quick Assessment tool for businesses who are starting their cloud journey. The assessment tool, which is integrated into the IA-Cloud portal, enables businesses to assess their estates to help them evaluate which on-prem workloads would be suitable for Azure, the Azure VM types recommended for the target environment, and the cost of hosting those workloads in Azure.


In addition, a new Migrate tool will enable customers and MSPs to not only build out their best practice Azure environment but will allow them to leverage Azure Site Recovery to set up replication services. This means that MSPs and customers can replicate their on-prem workloads to Azure for testing purposes before flicking the switch to turn off the on-prem equivalents, making the migration process simpler and more robust.  Disaster Recovery (DR) is a further extension to this, enabling customers to build out Azure DR capability for on-prem resources.


Amyn Jaffer, Head of Ultima Labs, says, "We are continually evolving our IA-Cloud platform to help our customers and MSPs with their cloud journeys. Sustainability and disaster recovery are key issues for everyone right now and our new features address both these issues. A 2019 study found that Azure is up to 93 per cent more energy-efficient and up to 98 per cent more carbon efficient than on-premises solutions. It’s estimated that a greater reliance on cloud computing can reduce per-user carbon footprint by 30% for large companies and 90% for small businesses. Our sustainability calculator is a way of helping companies demonstrate cost savings and the wider benefits of cloud.”


IA-Cloud is proven to reduce cloud management costs by up to 46% and reduces consumption by 30% through automation and is already packed with leading-edge security features like automated patching and monitoring, a security compliance feature and a vulnerability analyser which alerts customers to potential exploits that need addressing.



About Ultima

Ultima is a cloud specialist and automation service provider and has a turnover of £123m. Ultima’s aim is to become a long-term, trusted, intelligent transformation partner to its clients by delivering high value business outcomes through technical innovation and service excellence for every client.


People are Ultima’s most important asset, and it has a policy of reinvesting profits in its people and infrastructure to ensure it delivers the best services to clients. Ultima recruits and retains the best talent in the industry and has unrivalled depth and breadth of knowledge and experience, including over 200 technical staff, and 75 senior consultants with over 25 years of implementation experience. This knowledge base is spread across end user computing, automation, mobility, cloud, datacentre, networking & security, and messaging. www.ultima.com 


Technology Business News - Couples looking to separate may be able to use artificial intelligence to help sort out their divorce from dividing assets to parenting arrangements. Technology has played a key role in resolving disputes in recent years including analysing large amounts of data and managing risk.

Artificial Intelligence helps divorcing couples - but poses risks

Technology Business News - This year, the UK became the first country to allow self-driving cars on motorways at low speed.

Are British Roads Capable of Catering to Autonomous Vehicles?

Technology Business News - Poor indoor air quality can be defined by high levels of pollutants in the air, such as dust, mould, toxic chemicals and viruses. Any one of these factors can exacerbate health problems, including asthma, allergies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD .

A breath of fresh air - improving indoor air quality

Technology Business News - An economics graduate who first traded in the stock market as a schoolgirl is behind the development of an app to encourage sustainable investing. Nikki Hawkes, 26, is the co-founder of Stratiphy, which has raised more than 440,000 in crowdfunding from 700 investors in 53 countries.

Economics graduate behind app encouraging sustainable investing

Technology Business News - Invisible Systems, the tech firm responsible for delivering the technology and digital platform, that enables the NHS to continuously monitor the temperature of COVID-19 vaccines, has appointed Jamie Robertson as Chief Executive Officer. Robertson s appointment became effective on 22nd November.

Tech Firm Invisible Systems Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Technology Business News - Businesses in our mind s eye tend to fall into two categories. We separate traditional, old-world industries from the new and modern. But the lines are becoming blurred.In the past, any heavily digitised business that relied on heavily on tech was in the latter category, but this is now becoming the norm.

Traditional industries on the verge of an innovation boom

Ten Times Ten

Analytics, Modelling & Business Intelligence Specialists