Windows Virtualisation

Hosted Windows Servers and Virtualised Desktops make doing simpler because you could just work from anywhere.

So why move your Windows server and desktop experience onto the cloud?

It affords your business with the following:
  • access desktop, MS office applications, and systems from anywhere in the world
  • control and deploy email, manage documents, and deliver applications to staff in a controlled way
  • protect from on-premise threats (e.g. power surge, burglary, fire, flood, etc)
  • enjoy OC-12 internet speeds when browsing the internet (i.e. up to 1500Mbps - 30x faster than fibre internet) 
  • reduce the likelihood of PC problems
  • reduce or eliminate content scattered over desktops
  • built-in real-time antivirus / anti-malware protections
  • subscribe to MS Office for continuous updates (M365 Pro-Plus, Business and Enterprise subscriptions)
  • eliminate the stress and costs of maintaining your own hardware
  • standardise your environment instead of having floating PCs

The order in which these are delivered forms part of a tailored plan for your business. 

We are happy to work with your incumbent IT provider to ensure a smooth migration.

Comparing the On-Premise Experience to a Cloud/Hosted Server Experience:

Feature Common On-Premise Experience Common Hosted or Cloud Experience
Desktop Experience
PCs with localised apps, individually maintained, LAN local or no LAN, desktop sits behind office modem limited by office ADSL speeds Run as desktop as a service, running on OC-12 speeds, work from anywhere, device agnostic, standardised and protected operating system
Cost of Ownership
Client wears costs: ageing hardware, parts replacement, costs and time delay for repairs, costs of running cool rooms, lost wages where staff try to fix issues Service provider wears costs: behind scenes parts replacement, high redundancy in cloud. Client insured against hardware issues with a "pay as you go" service.
Risk Profile
Higher risk: the burden is placed with staff to identify and escalate issue to IT support Lower risk: the burden is placed with experts who are continuously monitoring and maintaining
Monitoring Of Systems
Business hours only monitoring (8 hours per day, 5 days per week). Reactive reporting by user with wait times for response Continuous real time external monitoring (24/7/365). Proactive response to issues by experts at moment of detection
Response Times
Reactive reporting of issues with waiting times for on-site IT support to arrive, identify and repair or come back Proactive detection of issues often before problem causes outage. Quicker response times if outage occurs through remote support
Responsibility of Backup
Some responsibility is put on staff to ensure backup might have run. Sometimes there are requirements for staff to take a copy of backup files offsite with them Total responsibility for backups is on the experts, and built into a service agreement. Backups are automated, checked, and automatically stored off-site