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.
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.
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.
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.