As Internet connectivity continues to improve in speed, reliability, and cost, more and more businesses of all sizes are moving their entire infrastructure to the cloud. This allows your business to be more agile, easily scaling performance and capacity. Moving to a secure cloud environment also ensures your work processes operate on a cluster of highly available servers, each of which has measures in place to manage high demand, power outages, and other issues that can impact performance.
New Solutions has redundant cloud infrastructure options to fit businesses of every size. We store our data in 3 different sites: 2 in Auckland and 1 in Hamilton. Each location has enough battery backups and diesel generators to keep it running for days, but if one does go offline for any reason, another site seamlessly takes over with no interruption to your business.
There are no upfront costs to worry about, as we provide a pay as you need service.
Even if there’s no connectivity on your premises, New Solutions’ Infrastructure as a Service will keep your business running for your internal users and clients.
Organisations using a hybrid model can have business critical applications (like ERPs, CRMs, etc) running on the cloud to achieve the best possible performance and redundancy, and resource intensive applications, like a design studio, operating from a local server.
In case of a disaster, this model flexes to accommodate running local workloads on the cloud, which drastically reduces downtime to your organisation.
This model is best suited for workflows that demand the best possible performance, such as moving or editing very large files while keeping the budget down.
On-site (traditional) infrastructure:
This is the most traditional deployment model, dating back to a time before internet capability existed at the speeds and price available now.
A standard setup normally consists of a primary server, a secondary server, backup storage and an appropriately sized UPS (Uninterruptible Power Source) connected to the mains.
There’s normally a large up-front cost to buy the hardware and its warranty.
It also requires more effort to set up and maintain. A long power cut or a connectivity problem will incapacitate your business and thus systems are set up to absolutely minimise this possibility. As infrastructure ages, it requires more maintenance and repairs to keep it running and deal with failures or increased demands.
The standard recommendation for core infrastructure is to upgrade every 3 years to forestall performance issues, maintain compatibility with current standards, and reduce the ‘sticker shock’ and budget difficulties of a longer upgrade cycle.
The generally higher costs and demands of an on prem setup may be worth it for businesses who want or are required to have full control over their infrastructure and retain all data in a private network.