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Our Company

Our mission is to help enterprises prepare for the cloud, migrate smoothly, and get the most out of their investment going forward.

Our service portfolio includes planning, training, migration, and complete or assisted project management that empowers your team and helps you make tangible time and cost savings.

Our story

Cloud Essentials is a team of experienced messaging and migration specialists who combine a deep understanding of Microsoft technologies with extensive, hands-on experience.

We’ve accumulated decades of know-how delivering complex projects involving business and technological change. Complexity is our comfort zone and we thrive on a challenge.

As a Microsoft Gold Cloud Partner, with recognition for breaking down the barriers to cloud adoption, we’re not here to shift licences – our business is making your cloud vision a reality.

We are a smaller, specialist service provider with a focus on adding value. If we’re not making your life better, we’re not doing our job. To enable this, we focus on fewer and larger enterprise customers, providing tailored services with attention to detail that goes far beyond the bare-bones requirements.

What we do

It can be difficult to stay on top of Microsoft’s cloud developments and make sure your business is getting maximum value from its investment.

That’s where we come in – Cloud Essentials will help you take full advantage of Microsoft’s cloud functionality and fill any gaps with complementary solutions.

We are proudly vendor agnostic, assessing the best tools for each job based on hands-on experience with similar projects in similar spheres. We’re not software resellers; we’re specialists in delivering solutions and building partnerships for the long term.

Projects are always planned and implemented against a cohesive project framework, which enables us to set realistic expectations for our customers as they embark on their cloud journey.

As a Cloud Accelerate Microsoft Partner with over 20 years’ experience in delivering messaging and transitional solutions, we can help you navigate complexity, explore a multi-cloud strategy, and take advantage of best-of-breed software as a service (SaaS) to exploit your cloud investment as your needs and business challenges evolve.

We've been helping enterprises cope with change since 1998.

300+

customers

24+

years in business

TCP/IP interconnectivity
1992

TCP/IP interconnectivity

In the early 90’s Essential was helping enterprises embrace open computing by linking their proprietary systems with Unix & Microsoft Windows.

Email interconnectivity
1995

Email interconnectivity

We were the first to introduce an SMTP/MIME messaging capability to some of the largest UK and global enterprises.

Enterprise file archiving
2000

Launched enterprise archiving

Essential launched the first enterprise email archive application in the world.

email archive migration
2002

Email migrations

We were moving mailboxes between platforms:  cc:Mail to Microsoft mail, Lotus Notes to Microsoft Mail & more.

2004

Migration between archives

We started migrations between on-premises archives and messaging formats.

Hear from some of our team members.

Chris Hathaway

I’m really passionate about helping our customers get to grips with how they manage, secure and access their data in the cloud. Data governance has become a theme that gets threaded into every project and it sets us apart from other cloud partners.

We take time to point out the implications of even the most basic cloud configurations. Storing what could be huge volumes of data in the cloud needs careful consideration before you launch feet first into anything.

Chris Hathaway, Operations Director & Cloud Advisor
David Kellett

Being unafraid of being pioneering is where we stand out. We often find ourselves in very niche areas – it means I oversee fewer, but more technically challenging projects, which I love.

David Kellett, Technical Director

Technology partners

Microsoft
Hubstor
TransVault
Stealthbits
4ward365
Binary Tree
Exchange Savvy
Light up 365

Trusted by Market Leaders

Repsol
Alexander Forbes
Capita
AutoTrader
Nykredit
Lorentzen & Stemoco
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