Many businesses today are considering Hosted Services for a variety of reasons. Some wish to completely offload the task and cost of managing an IT environment, some wish to increase their IT functionality without the associated overheads. Others wish to reutilise the floor space taken by their data-centre or simply address their rising energy bills or indeed a combination of all these reasons.
Whether on client owned, leased or EVAK owned equipment, EVAK is able to offer our clients a wide range of reliable, robust and secure Hosted Services. In a dedicated or a virtual environment EVAK can provide everything from a simple Co-Location Service to Hosted Applications or to a complete Hosted Data-Centre environment.
EVAK’s own hosting services have been built with 3 very important criteria in mind:
- Data security
- Robustness (with fail-over provisions)
Hosted Email, Contacts and Calendars
EVAK’s hosted collaboration service utilises Kerio Connect, a cross platform tool providing emails, contacts and calendars for the mobile workforce. We have tried and tested Kerio Connect ourselves for several years and found its synchronisation features and encrypted mail, combined with its accessibility from a wide range of client platforms and browsers, make it ideal for the mobile worker.
The main benefits of a hosted collaboration service are fixed, regular costs, zero management or maintenance requirements and the ability to add or delete users quickly and easily.
Hosted Collaboration/File Sharing
Recognising the benefits of updated, shared information on ideas and projects, many business are now adopting collaboration packages. Such packages provide a central point for file sharing, negating the need to email large files, and provide easy management of version control.
The main benefits of a hosted solution are the additional space it creates with no on-site server, scalability, anywhere and anytime access and resilience.
On the strength of their proven and robust email, contacts and calendar tool, we have selected Kerio Workspace as our preferred collaboration and file sharing hosted solution.
We have implemented on-site backups for many of our clients. As an additional measure in disaster recovery or with space in mind, we also offer several off-site backup solutions. These can be via the physical and timely removal of data or over-the-wire (internet) methods. Either way, the solution is always specific to the individual business’ needs.
Hosted Virtual Computing
The benefits of virtual computing, whether it includes servers, desktops, storage or applications, include:
- low-cost end user hardware requirements
- anytime anywhere access
- quick personalised environments
- deploy once and apply everywhere facilities
- the removal of IT infrastructure from remote offices