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Cloud Services

Why Cloud ?

The growing number of web enabled devices used in today’s business environment such as smart phones and tablets makes essential data is now simple and easy to access.  Cloud computing is the process of storing and accessing data, applications and communication over the internet rather than traditional physical hardware.  You have unlimited access to your data provided  you are connected to the internet regardless of your location. 

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Through the cloud you have access to:

  • Flexible resources that you can scale quickly and easily to meet demand
  • Cost effective because you pay only for what you use
  • Safe and secure storage and access to data

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing where a third-party provider hosts virtual computing resources over the internet on behalf of the client.

A provider can host hardware, software, servers, storage and other traditional physical infrastructure components on behalf of its users.

IaaS providers also host users’ applications and handle tasks including system maintenance, backup and resiliency planning.

Why IaaS?

IaaS platforms offer highly scalable resources that can be adjusted on-demand, qualifying IaaS to be well suited for workloads that are temporary, experimental or can change unexpectedly.

IaaS also allows for automation of administrative tasks, dynamic scaling, desktop virtualisation and policy-based services.

Geraldton Data Centre, as an IaaS provider, manages and controls the underlying cloud infrastructure, while the customer has control over operating systems, storage and deployed application. The client also has limited control of select networking components.

As a measured service, IaaS can be monitored, controlled and reported, providing complete transparency and assurance for the client.

  • Funded from operational expenditure with minimal or no up-front costs
  • On-demand self-service
  • Broad network access
  • Resource pooling
  • Scalable - can scale computing resources as required, quickly and effortlessly, allowing for rapid expansion or contraction as required
  • Customisable memory, storage, operating systems and applications

How can we help?

Geraldton Data Centre provides in-region hosting and storage complemented by a local help desk. Our team acts as a humanised call centre, with over 10 certified technicians and engineers ready to provide support.

  • Are you using the most cost effective method to deliver IT services in your business?
  • Is it flexible enough to meet the challenges of the dynamic landscape that your business has to operate in today?
  • Can it grow rapidly when you need it to and contract when your business needs to scale down?

Cloud for Local Government Authorities

Cloud computing allows Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to set up what is essentially a virtual office, giving them the flexibility of connecting to their business anywhere at any time.

With the growing number of web enabled devices used in today’s business environment such as smartphones and tablets, essential data is now simple and easy to access. The adoption of cloud computing services in LGAs may also provide a platform for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery that would normally be cost prohibitive. This could assist in meeting compliance requirements in respect to Disaster Recovery Planning.

Why Cloud?

  • A secure, scalable, resilient, high performance cloud based platform which can be delivered either on or off premise
  • Ability to take advantage of a shared “Regional” community cloud model, with LGAs sharing the cost of the cloud whilst maintaining the benefits
  • Provisioning of a private or shared cloud can be done quickly and efficiently
  • Minimal onsite installation costs
  • Low upfront capex investments
  • Just pay for what you use
  • ‘Always on’ - as long as you have access to the internet you can access your data
  • Provides effective mitigation from business continuity events that could affect your local infrastructure/building (e.g. bushfire, fire, flood events)

How can we help?

Market Creations and Geraldton Data Centre have worked in partnership with IT Vision to provide a tailored, high performance cloud environment for SynergySoft. This collaboration is specifically directed to fulfilling the needs of LGAs.

We also deliver a range of innovative cloud based solutions for companies not operating on SynergySoft software. Our highly qualified team possess the depth of experience required to ensure a technology solution is developed to meet your business needs.

Microsoft office 365 our hybrid cloud partners

Microsoft 365 is a multiplatform solution that can provide both web based and desktop versions the latest Microsoft Office suite of enterprise grade applications.

Delivered to users via the cloud, it includes Exchange Online for email, SharePoint Online for collaboration, Lync Online for unified communications and a suite of web based versions of traditional Microsoft Office applications.

Why Microsoft 365?

Our business landscape has grown. There is an increasing need to be on the road for work, whether it be travelling between towns or visiting out of office locations. Microsoft 365 gives staff the ability to send emails, set up meetings, update and share documents, send and receive instant messages as well as having virtual face-to-face conversations.

Microsoft 365 offers:

  • Accessibility - access to Microsoft 365 applications from any device and any location you have access to web connection
  • Easy IT – you can manage all applications through a single web-based admin centre. You can install Microsoft 365 on desktops with a click, and protect your business with security, automatic backups, and guaranteed 99.9% uptime
  • Value – possess true business grade tools and up-to-date software for a predictable cost, with easy administration and no upfront licensing costs
  • Offline installations of product suite also available with selected plans
  • Unified version management with updated versions included in the subscription

How can we help?

As a regional company, we understand the challenges of connecting to networks outside of metropolitan areas. Geraldton Data Centre offers Microsoft 365 solutions that are suitable and practical for each client’s business needs, location and network access.