Cloud Computing for IT Managers
We’re IT guys, and we know how it goes at most businesses. If you’re an IT manager at a company that hosts its own servers, you spend most of your time trying to put out various network fires for the rest of the staff. You’re left with little time to implement regular preventive maintenance, let alone work on the company’s long-term strategy.
It always comes back to time and budget — there’s never enough of either. The smaller the in-house IT team, the more perpetually swamped with requests they are. Each day begins to feel like just surviving to the end of another battle.
And that’s under normal business circumstances. When the company experiences some sort of major change, say a merger or establishing new offices, it starts to feel like you’ll never be able to catch up.
It can get to where you feel like you’re living in a cave. You hear about new network management techniques and products, but there just never seems to be time or resources for proper training. Life as an IT manager can certainly be tough. We know from experience; that’s why we provide services that make it much easier.
A virtualised network eliminates a great deal of your daily headaches. First, everything related to hardware — no more “operator error” issues taking up chunks of productive time. Also, a drastic reduction in the need for emergency response to security issues. No more software updates, compatibility issues, or operating system snafus to deal with either!
Our Products for IT Managers
Disaster Recovery as a Service
We employ Veeam as a DRaaS solution that automates snapshot backups to your cloud storage and provides an estimated disaster recovery time of less than 15 minutes with all applications restored.
Unlike other DRaaS products, Veeam takes care of networking for you without use of VPN or any other added layers of complexity. The connection and data replication will be managed for you, removing the largest of the headaches in getting a network back up to previous operational status. You’re also in constant contact with our local staff during the process, and licensing is on a month-to-month basis with no vendor lock-in.
Hosted SQL Server
Managing onsite SQL servers can be a drain on resources. By moving your SQL applications to our data centre, it will free up your time to concentrate on IT strategy. Our trained engineers will monitor and maintain your SQL server on your behalf and it will be available from any location with an internet connection.
Plus, the pricing model is much more attractive. You don’t have to make an educated guess on how much RAM or disk space you’ll need in 3, 4 or 5 years. Your server, along with the pricing, can literally grow or shrink as you need it to.
Backup and Disaster Recovery is another headache that you’ll no longer have. We take regular snapshot backups which is replicated to a second data centre.
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