The servers used by your organisation are the key component to your working environment. Servers provide an effective method of securing data – providing user-level password protection over certain sensitive documents. They provide a central repository for shared files, allowing you to invest in a single set of backup technologies.
Servers also provide a management platform for usernames & passwords, centrally-controlled anti-virus software, encryption technologies and numerous other security policies.
Third-party software often requires a centralised database – located on a server. Remote workers connecting into the workplace often connect via the server. The key message to take away – the server is the core of your business and as such its selection & maintenance should be treated with great care.
If you’re considering a new server for your organisation, or even if you just require some questions answering, EPX can assist. We will discuss with your management team what you need from your server and then plan out an appropriate installation. Our engineers have years of experience with server installation & maintenance and they will use their experience to make your server installation as hassle free as possible. We have Microsoft Certified Engineers, and for organisations of 40 computers or less, we are also Microsoft Small Business Specialists.
As a part of our ongoing maintenance packages, we support servers and critical network devices. For proactive support, our engineers carry out regular manual checks of your server equipment and assess its performance. For reactive support, our server monitoring software monitors key services and statistics on your server and alerts us immediately to any possible issues.
Having a virtualised server is becoming an increasingly popular option for many businesses and many of our customers have already asked us to fully virtualise their existing servers. Virtualisation eases server management, shortens backup recovery-time, lowers power consumption and reduces the need for hardware maintenance.
Our engineers work with the three major Hypervisors; Citrix, Hyper-V and VMWare, and have carried out numerous deployments for several major organisations.
Infrastructure as a Service and Desktops as a Service. Utilising the virtualisation technologies above, EPX provide your servers and desktop computers as a managed service. With no physical servers on-site, your critical data is held in secure datacenters, accessible from anywhere. Please see upcoming blogs for more information about these services.
EPX Technical Services provides cost-effective IT support to many businesses across the UK. With years of network management experience, we are an ideal partner to move your business forward.
Working closely with your management team, our consultants function as your IT Director, producing effective IT strategies to work in collaboration with your company goals, policies and budgets.
Our IT helpdesk provides employees of your business with remote and on-site technical support. With automated reporting and scheduled checks of your infrastructure, our engineers can provide you with both proactive and reactive support services.
Our guaranteed response times provide a safety-net in case IT emergencies.
If you would like to learn more about how your business can benefit from our services then please get in touch.
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Virtual Desktops are quickly becoming a popular alternative to your usual day to day desktop computer.
With a virtual desktop solution, you never need to replace (or upgrade) a single desktop computer ever again. It also gives your organisation true mobility, allowing employees to access their own computer from anywhere in the world.
Your computer is no longer held on your desk. Your computer lives in a highly-resilient server-farm (or datacenter) and you simply “dial into it” from your desk.
Due to the way the network is set-up, you don’t need to dial into it from your desk, you can dial into it from an iPad, a cybercafé, another office, etc. – you can work from absolutely anywhere.
Disaster Recovery (DR) planning gives your organisation a level of continuity in case of emergency.
As the leading provider of OmniWorker infrastructures, EPX Virtual Desktop solutions are highly resilient and feature levels of backup.
Additionally, should a disaster damage your equipment or even your premises, employees can still work on their virtual computers from home, business-centres or disaster-recovery centres.
Due to the flexible nature of our infrastructure, we can provide as many or as few virtual desktops as your company needs.
Your virtual desktops are securely housed in our datacentres and daily backups are taken.
Software licenses (Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office) are provided as part of the price with backup carried out as standard.
Please get with us for more information or to arrange a demonstration of our product.
For more information about the technology, please visit www.omniworker.com
A VPN, otherwise known as a Virtual Private Network uses the internet to provide users with secure access to their workplace computers from anywhere in the world.
VPNs use a variety of security protocols, keeping traffic between users and servers secure – invisible to the “public internet”.
VPNs are a part of a larger technology used to connect remote sites, known as “Wide Area Networks” (a WAN, unlike “Local Area Networks” – known as LANs).
If some users wish to work “in the field” or from a customer’s premises, VPN connections are used to provide access to emails, shared files and other company resources. With a correctly-designed network infrastructure, anything available in the main office can also be available remotely, through the VPN.
VPN’s are also essential with branch offices, as they allow satellite offices to share the resources of the head office without the need for multiple servers – reducing hardware costs and keeping data in sync.
EPX designs, installs and manages WAN solutions for multi-site networks.
We provide organisations with network solutions, securely connecting multiple sites and branch offices together. Assistance is provided through the entire process through design, planning, implementation and on-going maintenance.
Microwave connectivity is a reliable and resilient alternative to leased-line broadband connections which enables us to provide internet and site-to-site connections in areas that would be “hard to reach” for traditional fibre connectivity providers.
Here at EPX, we have made significant investment into our Midlands infrastructure, providing Microwave connections as a very effective leased-line alternative. With our low cost installation fee and no long term contract Microwave could be the perfect connectivity solution for you. With short lead-times, we have even managed to provide same-day connectivity in some extreme cases.
Through our existing infrastructure, we can deliver point to point connections of up to 300Mbps with VLAN private connections across multiple sites. In some cases, higher speed connections are also available.
We have customers in various sectors from SMEs to Military and Local Government to the emergency services, we have packages and SLAs to suit most requirements.
For more information on microwave and some related solutions that you might be more interested in please visit www.epx.ltd.uk/content/connectivity/microwave.php