IT Infrastructure

Onsite or cloud-based IT networks, built for the specific needs of your business.

At Acronyms, we supply every business with IT infrastructure that is fit for purpose.

The infrastructure best-suited to your business is determined by a number of factors. This includes, but isn’t limited to, what you use IT for, who is using it and the location of your office.

That’s why we don’t offer the same solution twice. We take the time to understand your business, what it is you do and what it is you’d like to be doing in the future.

Only when we understand your business to the depth that you do, can we offer expert advice on the most suitable IT infrastructure and the best configuration for your business.

IT Infrastructure
IT Infrastructure

What is IT infrastructure?

IT infrastructure refers to the IT provisions throughout your business.

This includes hardware (such as servers and computers), software, networking and other components, which when combined, allow your business to use IT.

IT infrastructure can be based at your place of work, in the ‘Cloud’ or as a combination of the two.

Onsite IT Infrastructure

Onsite IT infrastructure is where your server and computer network is physically present, at your place of work. The software used within your business is installed directly to your hardware.

Cloud-based IT Infrastructure

Cloud-based IT infrastructure is where you access someone else’s infrastructure, such as servers, via the internet. You will still use traditional hardware such as computers, but the software on them will be accessed online. 

Hybrid IT Infrastructure

Hybrid IT infrastructure is a combination of the two. Most commonly this is the use of online software via onsite infrastrucutre, or the offsite backup of onsite infrastructure, facilitated by the internet.

IT Infrastructure

Hybrid: Offsite Backup

In this hybrid set up a business will keep their IT infrastructure, such as their server, onsite at their place of work. They will then send backups offsite via the internet to be stored elsewhere, on someone else’s servers, like the data centre at Plymouth Science Park.

Offsite backup means that in the event of a disaster, such as damage to a workplace during a flood, a business can continue to operate, via the data they have stored offsite. Software such as Veeam makes this process efficient and can aid in disaster recovery efforts.

Finding the Correct Solution

The most suitable IT infrastructure for your business is determined by a number of factors, and so there isn’t an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution. Therefore, we have listed some of the key benefits associated with onsite, cloud-based and hybrid setups.

If you would like to discuss the specific needs of your business, in relation to these benefits, we’d be happy to help. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Onsite Infrastructure

Full Control

Onsite infrastructure is bespoke to your business. It can be configured precisely how you need it to be, with no limitations enforced by outside parties.

High Levels of Security

How you secure your IT infrastructure is dictated by you. You are not reliant on others to ensure the security of your IT infrastructure.

Offline Access

Your employees will be able to access files and software quickly and easily regardless of internet connection, speed or upload/download times.

Cloud-Based Infrastructure

Low Upfront Costs

Without the need for onsite hardware, cloud-based IT infrastructure has a reduced upfront cost and is paid for based on usage.

Easily Scalable

With cloud-based IT infrastructure you can adjust your setup dependent on the demand of your business, without the need for additional hardware.

Fast Deployment

With the hardware already in place offsite, cloud-based IT infrastructure can be deployed and configured for your business quickly.

Hybrid Infrastructure

A hybrid solution allows your company to reap the benefits of both worlds. Whilst often much more efficient for businesses, in certain circumstances this option can add a layer of complexity, increasing costs and deployment times.

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