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Blaze are a security-focused Managed Service Provider and ISP, delivering networks, communications and IT services to businesses across the UK.
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Blaze are a managed service provider, operating for over 20 years delivering multisite private networks now using the latest software defined technology (SD-WANs) and are a leading SD-WAN provider in the UK. We help businesses of all sizes transform using modern technology and IT frameworks that work for them. We love IT support and helping our business customers evolve through the digital evolution.
Our technical teams are the heart of our operation and we adopt and continually strive to improve on our internal framework that allows continuous education and technical change. This keeps us all ahead of the digital evolution and allows us to transform our customers’ businesses whilst offering the very best technical support available. We are happy to provide case studies around technical implementation achievements that are similar to what you are trying to achieve. Our business customers are always happy to talk about their experiences with the services we provide. So please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team to find out how we can help you.
Our passion for all things IT led us to build and operate our own communications and cloud network to enable us to cost-effectively address our customer’s needs. This complete control over the managed services we provide allows Blaze to deliver end to end service level agreements on our customers critical infrastructure without involvement from third-party companies. This equates to the best response and support the IT industry can offer – and we are always striving to improve.
Blaze Cloud is a Hosted Infrastructure platform allowing you to move your server workload from on-premises or dedicated server hosting centres. Built using Industry-leading components as Lenovo Servers, Cisco Nexus Switches and Microsoft technology (like that deployed in Azure), we can provide a resilient, secure, high performance cloud hosting infrastructure at a very competitive price.
Unlike other cloud hosting providers, you can call and discuss your business requirements with our experienced and qualified technicians who will be able to advise on the best solution for your specific requirements. We will take care of all the provisioning and setup of the infrastructure saving you time. We also have templated deployments that we can preconfigure for you, again reducing deployment times to minutes rather than days.
Businesses of all types and sizes are increasingly aware of the risks of data breaches, ransomware, and operational disruption which cyber threats represent. Blaze has therefore developed one of the most comprehensive approaches to cybersecurity, which is incorporated in all the solutions we provide.
We believe Security isn’t an add-on; it needs to permeate all design aspects of our services.
Cyber Essentials Plus – one of Blaze’s security credentials.
Blaze Networks offers IT Support Services to meet the needs of businesses of all types, including large multi-site businesses, those with significant cloud-based systems, and companies with many staff working from home.
Our IT services include Server Support, End User Support, Remote Monitoring and Management, Network Support, User Access, and Microsoft 365 support. We are experts at troubleshooting both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac operating systems, have particular skills in installing and supporting Microsoft 365 products (Blaze are a Microsoft Solutions Partner, with Modern Work in-depth expertise), have Mac certified support technicians, as well as having fully qualified Mitel, Fortinet and Veeam engineers across three tiers of support.
We design the right solution for each customer, taking into account detailed infrastructure considerations and business goals. As a Managed Services Provider we can offer most services either fully managed or co-managed, as you prefer.
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Comprehensive Range of Services
As an MSP (Managed Services Provider), Blaze Networks provides SMEs and large organisations with a complete, secure, managed solution, tailored to your specific networking and IT needs.
Blaze can support the complex network infrastructure and IT requirements of businesses of all types, including large multi-site businesses, those with significant cloud-based systems, those looking for a SD-WAN provider, and companies with large numbers of staff working from home.
We design the right solution for each customer, taking into account detailed infrastructure considerations and design objectives. As a Managed Services Provider we can offer most services either fully managed or co-managed, as you prefer.
We partner with leading manufacturers like Microsoft, Fortinet, Veeam, Bitdefender, Cisco, Mitel, Lenovo, and other industry-leaders. In doing so Blaze have access to a vast array of products that allow us to overcome our customers’ business challenges and requirements.
Below are a couple of examples of recent work we have done, involving designing and deploying secure Private Networks with SD-WAN technology.
We have many more examples of successful implementations and service provision – across the particularly across the retail, hospitality, entertainment, education, and SME sectors. See our full list of current case studies.
If you would like more details on any of these or to discuss other ways in which we have helped improve our customers IT and network infrastructure, we would be delighted to discuss this with you.
What they do
Agrovista is a leading supplier of agronomy advice, seed, crop protection products and precision farming services to farmers across the UK, and working in partnership with arable, fruit, vegetable, horticultural and amenity sectors. The company operates predominantly in rural or remote locations with dozens of distribution centres and many remote workers.
Blaze Networks have provided Agrovista with a co-managed SD-WAN private network, incorporating Fortinet’s SD-WAN technology and Security Fabric platform. A fully integrated technology stack has been provided, covering firewalls, switches, and wireless infrastructure across Agrovista’s office and depot locations. Professional project management by Blaze ensured a smooth deployment across all Agrovista sites.
“Blaze has provided a flexible and easy to adapt network, and their responsiveness and customer-focus makes the company very easy to work with.
“I’d personally like to thank the team at Blaze Networks for the smooth transition from our previous MPLS provider, and the reliable service they are providing us.”Senior IT Manager | Agrovista
Agrovista needed a company-wide private network with reliable and secure connectivity.
Of particular importance was the need to better support a largely mobile and remote workforce with a secure VPN and improved endpoint security, as was the need to work with a managed service provider able to respond quickly to changing needs. Overall, Agrovista’s existing MPLS network and existing service provider was struggling to deliver – and a more solid foundation for future network evolution was needed to support the business.
A co-managed private network was created based on Fortinet’s SD-WAN technology and Security Fabric platform. A fully integrated technology stack has been provided, covering firewalls, switches, and wireless infrastructure across Agrovista’s office and depot locations. Professional project management by Blaze ensured a smooth deployment across all Agrovista sites.
All Agrovista locations are directly connected back to Blaze Networks’ secure Private Core Network, with limited traffic going over the public internet. In some cases, alternative internet providers like StarLink were used to provide better internet access at Rural locations. SDWAN technology and security allowed Blaze to deploy and secure these connections with ease.
Rainbows Children’s Hospice
What they do
Rainbows provides care and support for children, young people and families living with serious and terminal illnesses during their short lives.
Blaze has created a high-availability SD-WAN network and WiFi infrastructure which greatly assists nurses and care staff to look after the children. Blaze “gets” and delivers on how important IT services are to the children’s care and is highly responsive to our needs.
“The improvements Blaze have made mean our teams aren’t busy dealing with IT issues anymore. Instead, they can concentrate on providing the vital care and support that our families need, when they need it the most.Director of Business Resources, Rainbows Children’s Hospice
Improvements were needed in the quality and availability of digital connectivity and IT services used across the hospice, at shop locations, and for mobile staff. For example, nursing and care staff needed more reliable connectivity and access to care regime and clinical information, particularly during patient handovers (while at bedside and out in the community), and broadband access needed to be improved for children’s enrichment activities and for family members.
A fully managed private network was created (based on Blaze Networks’ Fortinet SD-WAN offering, together with Fortinet’s Security Fabric platform) providing a fully integrated technology stack covering firewalls, switches, and wireless infrastructure across the Hospice and their retail locations.
This provided a solid foundation so that Blaze could then look to migrate workloads from aging on-premises server infrastructure to Blaze Networks’ Azure stack HCI offering (Blaze Cloud).
As part of the project, Blaze continues to digitally evolve the hospice with modern Microsoft Cloud technology (including applications such as Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive).
The use of SD-WAN technology enhances the Microsoft 365 implementation by adding advanced visibility and awareness of applications traffic across the network.
In doing so, Blaze have access to a vast array of products that allow us to overcome our customers’ business challenges and requirements.
Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner and Tier 1 Microsoft CSP Partner. We specialise in Microsoft 365 (including Teams and Teams Phone System), in Microsoft On-Premise and Hosted / Cloud Infrastructure (including Azure), and enable businesses to continue their digital evolution by fully exploiting the latest capabilities of Microsoft products as they evolve.
As a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work, Blaze has demonstrated a broad capability to help customers boost productivity and make the shift to hybrid work using Microsoft 365.
Blaze is an Expert Partner of Fortinet, a global industry leader in the supply of secure networking infrastructure systems. Fortinet are our technology partner of choice when building customer-specific Private SD-WANs, and Blaze is one of only a handful of Fortinet SD-WAN Specialization Partners in the UK and a Fortinet top-level Expert Partner. Blaze is also a Fortinet-accredited Managed Secure Solutions Provider (MSSP) and Integrator Fortinet partner. A Leader in several of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants, the Fortinet platform combines excellent performance with advanced security features, superb manageability, and excellent Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps.
Veeam is a highly respected leader in cloud-based backup and recovery software, data protection and advanced monitoring in the data centre.
Blaze is a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Silver Partner and we have combined Veeam technology with our highly secure Blaze Cloud™ infrastructure to produce BlazeVault™, a highly dependable, secure, and resource-efficient solution which will keep downtime to an absolute minimum in the event of data loss in operational systems or ransomware attack.
Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner. Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems through OEM technology partnerships, including with many global IT companies. Tests show it is unmatched in Attack Prevention. Based on Bitdefender technology, Blaze Endpoint Protection hardens endpoints to prevent malware and malicious attacks, and it provides the investigation and remediation capabilities needed to dynamically respond to security incidents when they evade protection controls. Blaze Managed EDR keeps your organisation safe with 24×7 security monitoring, advanced attack prevention, detection and remediation.
Cisco has long been the world’s pre-eminent network systems vendor, particularly for technology used at the core of major corporate networks and the internet. In addition to using Cisco equipment within our customers’ private networks, Blaze incorporates Cisco technology into the heart of our own network operations; the Blaze Private Core Network is built utilising Enterprise-class CISCO core routing equipment.
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