Intech3 has been an early adopter of the innovation and benefits of Cloud technology. We employ best of breed technologies in order to provide our clients with industry best practice Cloud solutions. Working with vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and leading Australian data centres and internet providers, we can construct a tailored Cloud solution to meet both your business needs and budget. Depending on your ICT system requirements this may vary from fully hosted solutions, through to hybrid and on premise Cloud technologies. Intech3 provide the following Cloud based services:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Maintaining and upgrading server hardware can be challenging for most businesses. By not regularly refreshing your server fleet over a 3-4 year lifecycle you are exposing your business to degraded performance and risk of hardware failure. Extended warranties can be expensive to maintain and eventually you will have to commit to migrating over to new hardware. By moving your existing operating systems into a virtualised Cloud based environment the issues of server hardware upgrades and performance become a thing of the past. Intech3 can assist your business with designing and implementing the best solution for your requirements and budget to allow you to take advantage of Cloud architecture.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
If you are looking at refreshing your ICT infrastructure, Intech3 can provide you with a PaaS solution that will support your current and future application needs by establishing a baseline Microsoft Azure, standard Windows or Linux based server platform which can host your line of business applications. This will get you up and running in a high performance and resilient environment quickly and efficiently.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Further to IaaS and PaaS, SaaS offerings such as Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google Apps can complement your current in-house ICT department or outsourced Managed Service, or form part of a broader ICT strategy. Intech3 have skilled engineers that can plan and implement migrations from your current in-house messaging and collaboration platforms to Office 365 or Google Apps, taking the headache out of stepping into the Cloud.
Cloud Transition Services
To fully take advantage of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services in the Cloud you need to have a solid understanding what you have and how to get it into the Cloud. Considerations such as the types of systems, workloads, accessibility, security, networking, redundancy and capacity need to be considered prior to selecting the right combination of Cloud solutions to be successful with any transition. Intech3’s consultants can audit your current ICT environment and work with your business to ensure that any transition is undertaken with minimal interruption to the productivity of your workforce.
Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery
If your ICT systems are currently located onsite, your business is exposed to local risk events such as fire, flood, physical interference or hardware failure. By having your data replicated offsite your corporate information is safe from these potential disasters. By using leading edge technologies such as StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect, backup data is transferred securely to an offsite storage location at regular intervals and monitored by our Managed Services team to ensure that it is there when you need it.
To extend the business value of your investment a Cloud based Business Continuity Plan (BCP) can be developed that enables your workforce to continue to work remotely from any location in the event of a complete disaster. Using technologies such as Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, your workforce can continue to work from home or an alternate location should the unthinkable happen.
All of these solutions can be combined with Intech3’s Managed Services offering to provide a complete end to end package, removing the burden of ICT management and disaster recovery from your business.