Cloud Based Solutions
LAN Creation has been providing cloud based Messaging, Security, Internet connectivity and offsite Backup Redundancy services for many years. Our services have rapidly expanded with the release of various Microsoft cloud services including Office 365 which is perfect for many small to large busines. LAN Creation is a certified Microsoft Cloud and Telstra T-Suite Partner.
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of the best and most trusted collaboration and communications software with the latest version of the desktop suite in one incredible package.
Benefits of Office 365
- • Microsoft Exchange 2010: Enterprise class advanced email, calendaring and Industry-Leading collaboration features for Outlook and
- • Office 2010 Web Apps: The Office suite you know and love, plus new online collaboration features.
- • Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Create external and internal websites to share and control documents libraries, blogs, Wiki, Calendars, Surveys and much more.
- • Microsoft Lync 2010: Instant Messenger + Online meetings make Lync a communication powerhouse.
- • Mobile Access: Whether you’re on Windows Phone 7, Android, Blackberry or iPhone, get access to your data. 99.9% Uptime with Microsoft and Telstra guarantees.
Outlook Web Access (OWA), accessible anytime, from anywhere.
Cloud based services have been around for a long time under many different names. Common Hosted Cloud Solutions can be categorised as one of the following services:
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Includes services like Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email, SharePoint, Office 365, MailGuard Security services, numerous offsite file sharing and backup solutions. The end user does not need to purchase or maintain the hardware, connectivity, operating systems or service software.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Cloud hosted computer operating system enabling the end user to develop their own applications/services without having to purchase and maintain the underlying hardware, operating system and connectivity. Costs can be less for many businesses needing high availability for remote branch users.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Allows clients to create multiple servers and network without having to purchase or maintain hardware and connectivity. Great secure solution for clients with no central office and most staff working remotely, messaging, sharing files and collaborate over the internet. Fault tolerance is often built in with multiple redundant servers located in at least two Data Centres that could be anywhere in the world.
Providing our solutions on-premises means we offer you a higher degree of customisation and flexibility in-house on your own trusted infrastructure. If you are looking for more control over what you can do with those legacy applications, transferring large data between users or requiring quick response times to improve staff productivity, then On-Premises solution is still likely the right choice for you.
LAN Creation offers a variety of On-Premises solutions from Windows Servers to Network, Security and Storage solutions (We are certified Microsoft Small Business and Technology Specialists).
We have been installing and supporting Microsoft Small Business Server implementations for over 10 years.
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Still confused about whether to be Cloud, On-Premises, or even Hybrid?
Cloud solutions can offer some great savings in implementation, Support, licensing and infrastructure costs. However, a Cloud solution may not be suitable for some third party vendor Line of Business Application requirements. Organisation may have internal regulations or local government requirements where hosted or SaaS software is not a preferred or allowed option. Regional areas can suffer from internet connectivity constraints reducing performance of online services and excessive data bandwidth costs. This is especially concerning for end users requiring interactive real-time operation, and transferring large amounts for data.
LAN Creation is experienced in identifying all these constraints and making sure our clients are offered suitable solutions based on their business needs, budget, future growth and current infrastructure available in their location. This may even be a Hybrid solution combining many benefits of both Cloud and On-Premises solutions.
Data Management Solutions
Loss of business data may ruin your company’s reputation or may lead to expensive litigation. Most importantly, it interrupts or stops your business continuity. The ability of an organisation to recover from system failures is vital. We provide the expertise required to minimize the risk and impact of such failures or avoid them completely. LAN Creation provides full backup & redundancy solutions to protect & preserve your data in case the unthinkable disaster happens.
Examples of Data Management Solutions
- • Secure, protect and back up your company data.
- • Recover data quickly to maximize business.
- • Create archival storage off-site or in remote locations.
- • Engage in Fault Tolerant technologies.
- • Options to backup data virtually anywhere.
- • Establish best practice data retention guidelines.
- • Review and Monitor Internet Usage and E-mail management.
Infrastructure Renewal and Migration Solutions
It is inevitable all companies have to review the prospect of renewing their IT environment at some point in time. If you have inadequate capacity to handle predicted growth projections, require feature enhancements, wish to rectify performance or stability issues, or simply address a total failure, we can definitely give you the professional advice you are looking for. There may many more options than simply out with the old, in with the new. It may be cost effective to move some of the On-Premises infrastructure into Cloud services or even a hybrid combination
Remote Desktop Services Solutions
Leveraging Microsoft Windows Server platforms, Remote Desktop Services solution enables us to deploy common user desktops, software applications and data file accessibility to our client’s end users regardless of their location anywhere in the world. The connections are optimised for very thin bandwidth connections catering for locations with only mobile data coverage. We can engage in third party vendors such as ThinPrint and Ericom Blaze to further compress and optimise data connection improving performance of end user desktop experience. A Remote Desktop (Terminal) Services server could be hosted in Cloud or local On-Premises.
Virtual Server Solutions
We have assisted many clients to consolidate their servers into the one physical hardware server, running multiple Virtual Guest servers within this one box. The number one reason to do this would be to increase physical server utilisation to maximise return on your investment. If you have multiple physical servers you need to supply hardware, ongoing maintenance for each server, environment cooling, power and find suitable real-estate to securely house the servers. Disaster recovery solutions and clustering of servers for redundancy are also available benefits to tap into in this solution. These servers could be Hosted Cloud or local On-Premises.
In the old days we mainly worried about local theft of data or losing the whole server hardware. The Internet has become the conduit for business interconnectivity on a global scale. Clients rely on an Internet connection for communication, research, intelligence, interaction to suppliers or customers, online banking, Line of business applications and many more reasons. It is imperative that proper security measures are in place to safeguard against outside threats. We have all heard of Spam… Malware … Viruses … Trojans…. These are only a few of the types of threats or “attacks” we should expect to encounter on a daily basis whilst connected to the Internet and even on our local networks exposed to other devices. Whether it be malicious intent, a rogue application with less desirable intentions, direct theft of intellectual or personal property, LAN Creation has the resources, experience, and solutions to cover you.