“Virtualisation technology is evolving so fast that Cloud Computing is now easier and more affordable. Businesses now can't afford to live without it” says Heinrich Heesen, CTO of iConnect. “It’s every businessman’s dream to be able to access a database in Singapore on his mobile phone, while on business in France, for example.”
He adds “This will soon be possible. The IT-world is replacing the traditional VM (Virtual Machine) model with improved application-hosting, Cloud environments. Providers like Microsoft and AWS are now also becoming available to the South African market alongside other well know platforms like VMware and Hyper-V. Businesses can now start to benefit from these improvements as they enhance their scale and flexibility.
Especially if they choose an enabler like iConnect to help define and host their Cloud solution. iConnect CEO, David Godfrey comments, “A cloud environment should be about efficiency, saving money and giving your business flexibility. In other words, allowing you to access your data from anywhere, anytime. With the ability of accessing data that is elastic, it allows you to store, search, analyse big volumes of data quickly and securely”.
iConnect models its Cloud capabilities on this strict formula. Delivering this as a service that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort. The result is high-speed productivity for your entire business using Cloud solutions that are POPI and PCI compliant.
Less capital outlay enabling you to scale your Cloud system more efficiently. Improved network and data security and your employees will be able to access data, anytime, from anywhere.
Backup as a Service (BaaS)
No more worrying about rotating and managing tapes or hard disks to store data!
iConnect’s Online Backup Service, known also as “Backup as a Service (BaaS), is a method of offsite data storage. Files, folders or hard drive content are regularly backed up to a remote, secure cloud-based data repository over your data connection. This is the perfect solution if your business has outgrown its legacy storage backup and needs to go through a costly upgrade. One that also keeps data accessible or restorable from a remote location.
Software as a service (SaaS)
Office 365 provides an online version of the Microsoft Office Suite which includes SharePoint and OneDrive. This is a monthly subscription, with no need to purchase an upfront license per computer and includes regular updates. It also allows the ability to work from anywhere, with a familiar set of office tools. Improve teamwork, customer management and marketing campaigns. Additional benefits are data security, large mailbox storage, resolving license compliance issues and predictable billing. It also facilitates collaboration easily.
Domain Hosting Services
iConnect can also assist any business in the registration and management of its own domain and its DNS requirements.
Contact iConnect for advice on your Cloud strategy and allow us to deploy a professional cloud environment for your business, backed by world class support.