This is the key to all your I.T problems becoming a thing of the past,
As business owners you should not experience any downtime due to computer related issues.
I.T is essentially supposed to help you and your staff accomplish your tasks quicker, provide detailed information about your company to you immediately and be an effective tool that you can use to benefit your business in various ways!
While that may be the intended functions I.T in your business – Without the proper assistance and management of the system you are using – Then I.T can become an expense rather than an asset in more ways than one.
Our software recipe is what makes us unique and the management tools we apply is the reason why our existing clients experience a 90-95% uptime on their system.
There are substantial benefits to having Tynet Dynamics handle your entire network infrastructure and the best part is – We are extremely cost effective!
If you are interested in this solution contact us to set an appointment with one of our System Analyst’s so that we can provide you with an accurate report and pricing information.
The information to follow is to provide you with some details of what our outsourced I.T management solution entails:
Server and Network Management Services:
1. Server Implementation – After an assessment of your requirements we will provide you with a server that will manage your entire network and all the devices that function within your company.
2. Management and Support – At all times, 24/7/365 we will be monitoring and managing your network for you. This function allows for us to minimize your downtime and make sure that if you do experience any issues that they are dealt with immediately.
3. No hidden costs or additional expenses – With our management solution in place, we will never charge you an additional expense for support over weekends or after hours. Therefore, you have peace of mind in knowing exactly what your business I.T costs are per month and that you are covered.
4. Control, Security, System Management and Information – Your business needs to be run the way that you decide. Our Server Management puts the control back into the hands of the owners:
•We provide you with constant management .
•Apply your company’s rules and regulations / policies to the internal network and internet access according to your specifications and requirements – For Example: Social Media Websites, Youtube, Online Gaming Websites and etc.
•Data Backup & Recovery every single bit of data that is important to your company, e-Mail records, accounting system information, documents on every device and etc…
•Security on your network protecting you from outside intruders and security from within your network preventing loss of information or distribution of sensitive and protected company information.
•Effective management software such as calendar sharing and enabling users to collaborate on projects and share information easily.
The above mentioned benefits is a very short summary that the majority of our clients require.
For a more detailed description on the full capabilities of our Server Management Solution click here to download technical information article.
We understand that this may be quite confusing without an understanding of I.T and that is why we are here – Our recommendation is to book an appointment with one of our advisors to answer any questions you have or to explain any of the benefits you may want more information on.
Microsoft Server 2012:
One of the main advantages of Windows Server 2012 is that it does away with the limitations of a Server Core installation commitment. Way back when, if you installed Server Core you were obligated to make changes and tasks through the infamous “dark place” – the command line interface.
Windows Server 2012 changes all of that. Microsoft realize that the command line is perfect for some tasks, and even preferable for some users, but choice is always a good thing. With the advantages of Windows Server 2012, your GUI (graphic user interface) is now a feature that you can simply switch on or off at will. Nice!
Another one of the choice advantages of Windows Server 2012 is that it makes multi-server capabilities a breeze, resulting in easy and intuitive role deployment to physical and virtual servers via a remote client. It’s also easy to create a server group – letting you manage a collection of servers together.
Integrated security has been one of Microsoft core focuses in recent years – doing away with separate security products in favor of a more integrated or “baked in” approach. Fully integrated security measures in operating systems grant instant, proactive results and protection.
A third example of the advantages of Windows server 2012 is therefore found in the Dynamic Access Control. This helps IT professionals create centralized security models for access to network resources. This is achieved by tagging sensitive data both manually and automatically, based on factors such as the creator or files content. One these tags have been set up, claims-based access controls can be set applied. Simple.
Talk about professional IT and the complex topic of storage space will inevitably come up. We could harp on about how everyone should be in, or at least on their way to, the cloud (seriously) – but there are still many security and reliability concerns in doing so for organizations.
As such there are tons of storage solutions for storing data on your network in a way that provides optimized utilization of storage resources, centralized management and better scalability – along with reliability and security. So sure, storage area networks (SANs) and network attached storage (NAS) sound great, until you realize how expensive and difficult to configure they are.
One of the largest advantages of Windows Server 2012 stems from the new ‘Storage Spaces’ feature, which lets you use affordable and inexpensive hard drives to create a ‘storage pool’. This can then be divvied up as you see fit, just like a physical disk. Your storage can then be added to or subtracted from whenever the need arises – even letting you add space larger than the physical capacity of the pool. When you add new drives, your space automatically uses the extra capacity – just like that!
In the wide world of servers, virtualization is the name of the game, and Hyper-V is Microsoft answer to VMware. VMware was indeed released a long time ago, gaining a significant head start, but Microsoft virtualization platform has been hard at play matching and surpassing its features and benefits. Many IT professionals agree that Hyper-V now surpasses its rival in numerous key areas. With each update and development, the Windows hypervisor brings a whole host of new features to the table. One of the most noteworthy is Hyper-V Replica, one of the more innovative advantages of Windows server 2012.
Hyper-V Replica is a replication mechanism that is any SMB’s dream when it comes to disaster recovery, namely those who are unable to deploy costly and complex replication solutions. Any changes now are logged to the disks in a VM (Virtual Machine) and are compressed to save on bandwidth, replicating from the primary server to the replica server. You can now also store multiple snapshots of a virtual machine on the replica server and simply select the one you want to use. This powerful yet simple feature works with both standalone hosts and cluster of any combination (standalone to standalone, cluster to cluster, standalone to cluster or cluster to standalone – take your pick!).
Since the Windows NT TS Edition, Windows Terminal Services have come a long way. Renamed ‘Remote Desktop Services’, the feature set has been improved to encompass much more than just the ability to remote into the desktop of a remote machine. Microsoft offered a centralized Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution in Server 2008 R2 – but it wasn’t exactly perfect and was still a little rough around the edges. One of the many advantages of Windows Server 2012 is that huge improvements to this have been made.
Firstly, gone are the days of dedicated GPU graphics card dependency to use RemoteFX (which vastly improves the quality of graphics over Remote Desktop Protocol). You can now use virtualized GPU on standard server hardware. Combine this with the Fair Share feature, which manages how CPU, disk space, memory and bandwidth are allocated among users, to make bandwidth hogs a thing of the past.
Direct Access is Microsoft “VPN replacement” – a way to create a fully secure connection from a client to corporate network without any performance drain (and with a more transparent / intuitive user experience). Another of the advantages of Windows Server 2012 is that users no longer have to deal with making the VPN work, and administrators have more control over machines – with the ability to manage them before user even log on. Applying group policies is also achieved using the same tools used to manage computers physically on the corporate network.
We’ll forgive you if you scoffed at this last header, as anyone in the IT / Server profession will know that server licensing has never been particularly straightforward. You’ll then be very glad to hear that Microsoft have fully taken criticism on board and done away with the complex process for finding the right edition and what it will cost.
The final advantages of Windows Server 2012 are the 4 editions; Datacenter, Standard, Essentials and Foundation. Datacenter and Standard are licensed per-processor (plus Client Access License or ‘CAL’), and the latter two (for small businesses) are licensed per server with limits on the number of user accounts.
A server running Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is called a domain controller. It authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network—assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines whether the user is a system administrator or normal user. Also, it allows management and storage of information, provides authentication and authorization mechanisms, and establishes a framework to deploy other related services:
Firewall Installation and Management:
•Anyone who connects to the Internet, as a single computer or whole network, should use a firewall. A Firewall can protect both individual computers and corporate networks from security threats such as worms, which attempt to exploit networking protocol to access a remote PC.
•A firewall can also log all attempts to enter private network or an individual computer and set an alarm (in the form of a pop-up or other notice) when suspicious or hostile activity is attempted. Some firewalls can also monitor and log all outbound data traffic and prevent unauthorized access to resources on external networks.
•Network administrators and private user benefit from using firewalls. It helps them keep away unauthorized users and stop the activity of any malware that might attempt to retrieve date from a local PC or network and send it to a third party.
Data Protection and Back up services:
Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users; a 2008 survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC.The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required. Though backups represent a simple form of disaster recovery, and should be part of any disaster recovery plan, backups by themselves should not be considered a complete disaster recovery plan. One reason for this is that not all backup systems are able to reconstitute a computer system or other complex configuration such as a computer cluster, active directory server, or database server by simply restoring data from a backup.
VPN – Virtual Private Network
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. (“In the simplest terms, it creates a secure, encrypted connection, which can be thought of as a tunnel, between your computer and a server operated by the VPN service.”) Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.
VPNs may allow employees to securely access a corporate intranet while located outside the office. They are used to securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. Individual Internet users may secure their wireless transactions with a VPN, to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship, or to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting personal identity and location. However, some Internet sites block access to known VPN technology to prevent the circumvention of their geo-restrictions.
A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption. A VPN available from the public Internet can provide some of the benefits of a wide area network (WAN). From a user perspective, the resources available within the private network can be accessed remotely.
Protect your sensitive data and inform users of internal compliance policies with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities: Keep your organization safe from users mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. The new Exchange DLP features identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis. Exchange offers built-in DLP policies based on regulatory standards such as PII and PCI, and is extensible to support other policies important to your business. Additionally, the new Policy Tips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before sensitive data is sent.
Allow compliance officers to run In-Place eDiscovery across Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype – from a single interface: The ability to immutably retain and discover data across your organization is essential to ensuring internal and regulatory compliance. Allow your compliance officers to autonomously use the eDiscovery Center to identify, hold, and analyze your organization’s data from Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype. And, the data always remains in-place, so you never have to manage a separate store of data. With the eDiscovery Center, you can reduce the cost of managing complex compliance needs, while ensuring you are prepared for the unexpected.
Keep all of your important data in one place with Exchange archiving, large mailboxes, and retention policies: Empower your users with an in-place archive and large mailbox to allow them the flexibility to retain email in their primary mailbox, or to archive items. With flexible and powerful retention policies, you can take control of your storage and compliance demands – while keeping your users productive.
Enable your users to collaborate on projects, get up to speed quickly on teams they join, and share information easily: Make it easier for your users to manage team and project communications. Allow users to see old communications on a project as soon as they join, have access to the current versions of their team documents, and access that information right from within Outlook. Your users will have powerful new tools to be productive on their teams and you will be able to manage information in the locations that this information was meant to be stored. Co-authoring, document storage and versioning is provided by SharePoint while messaging is handled by Exchange with a complete user experience within Outlook.
Eliminate email threats before they reach your network: Exchange actively protects your communications with built-in defenses against email threats. Multi-layered anti-spam filtering comes with continuous updates to help guard against increasingly sophisticated spam and phishing threats, while multiple anti-malware engines work to protect your email data from viruses.
Give your users an intuitive, touch-enabled inbox experience on just about any device: Enable your users to get more done from anywhere with an inbox that provides a clean and uncluttered experience, where the relevant and important information is optimized for different form-factors. The same thoughtful design in the Outlook desktop interface has been applied to both the browser and mobile interfaces.
Move to the cloud on your terms with flexible options including Exchange hybrid deployment: Exchange provides you tools to move to the cloud on your terms – whether that’s on boarding to the cloud overnight or managing a hybrid deployment with mailboxes on-premises and online to meet your business needs. Provide your end users with a seamless experience including sharing calendars and scheduling meetings between on-premises and online users and limit user disruption when user mailboxes are smoothly moved across environments. Remain in control in the cloud by testing out upcoming enhancements with support for upgrade previews.
Decrease the amount of time spent managing your messaging systems while maintaining control: Manage powerful capabilities including DLP, Apps for Outlook, and site mailboxes from the Exchange Administration Centre – a single, easy-to-use, web-based administration interface. Role-based access control empowers your helpdesk and specialist users to perform specific tasks which are surfaced appropriately in the Exchange Administration Centre – without requiring full administrative permissions.
This streamlined and intuitive experience helps you manage Exchange efficiently, delegate tasks, and focus on driving your business forward.
Customize Exchange by integrating relevant, web-based Apps for Office into Outlook and Outlook Web App: Help your users spend less time switching between apps and make their communications experience more powerful with an extension model that allows you to provide easy plugin access across both the rich client and web-based Outlook experiences. You can minimize complexity with single sign-on to multiple applications and securely give access designed to ensure only authorized individuals can use each approved application.
Bring all of your contacts together in one place: People’s professional networks span many different places. You will have the ability to enable users to bring their contacts in from other networks so that they have all of their information in one place. Exchange will even find the same person across networks and consolidate their information into one contact card, avoiding duplication and multiple contact cards with different information.