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An approach


Whether on your hardware, our hardware or a cloud model we will deliver a superior product, reducing administration and interruption. 

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An approach


Whether on your hardware, our hardware or a cloud model we will deliver a superior product, reducing administration and interruption. 

Systems and Operations Support has learnt to not specialise, learnt not to think that one solution is right for everyone.  As part of any design proposal we assess all angles of different solutions.  With an increasing push towards distributed server solutions in 'the cloud' we have designed systems and infrastructure that harnesses any or all parts of any platform, whether public cloud, private cloud, hosted or on premise.  These technologies are just the platform we would deliver your services with.

We will produce practical and financial assessments of all suitable solutions for your specific needs, rather than push you towards a business model that suits us.

Our solutions include :-

  • Public Cloud  - Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Rackspace
  • Private Cloud - VMWare hosted "Virtual Servers" on our equipment in our Datacentre
  • Private Cloud - Hosting your equipment in our or your DataCentre
  • On Premise    - Your servers, your office.

Most modern designs are a blend of two or more of these categories.

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Public Cloud


Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, we have the experience to advise which direction.

Public Cloud


Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, we have the experience to advise which direction.

The Public Cloud is the perfect platform for geographically redundant, highly available, easily scaled systems that need to be able to handle high traffic volumes on demand.  It can be used to relocate traditional systems, however this is not optimal.  When considering the public cloud all systems and services should be redesigned to avoid waste, enable redundancy and availability.  This approach will deliver the best product with minimum legacy "baggage," the optimum solution.

The beauty of these systems is that, if designed and implemented correctly, you will only ever pay for what you need for the amount of time you use it.  

The best example of this is the 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Thursday' shopping frenzies.  Using a public cloud design, extra servers can be brought up and extra resources allocated as these events happen, then reduced once the traffic subsides.  Rather than having all these resources sit dormant for 364 days of the year they are used when required, and discarded when not.

If this is the model for your business, then we can definitely assist with choosing a provider and designing your solution.  If you would like to move your tradition infrastructure on to the public cloud we can help you optimise, implement and maintain.

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Private Cloud


Hosted servers and services.

Private Cloud


Hosted servers and services.

If you prefer to not maintain your own environment but would like a little more control, would like someone else to maintain the equipment, power, cooling and physical security or even if you simply do not have a suitable server room, then private cloud might be the solution for you.

Either on dedicated or shared server hardware, business critical services can be delivered very well in a hosted environment. The servers are hosted in a controlled environment specifically designed for the purpose with backup power, redundant connections and support staff on hand to maintain and fix issues the second they arise.

This model works very well for a company with several offices that may use centralised software, like CRM, ERP or accounting packages.

 

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On Premise


My equipment in my office.

On Premise


My equipment in my office.

Having your own server, in your own office, right next to where your staff are operating from is sometimes undeniably the best solution.  Editing large files, moving a lot of data, needing instant access, these are all great reasons for having your own servers, in your own offices.

Business requirements are the most important thing when considering which model is right.

Our philosophy is that there is no right answer, no perfect model they all do different things well.  There is however one fact that will probably never change, if you are in the same building directly connected to a local server it will always be able to transfer data to you faster than if it is in a datacentre somewhere over the internet.

Please feel free to enquire or book a free assessment.