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We can build a Private or Hybrid Cloud for you
Network Redux offers private cloud computing options. Our private clouds, or enterprise platforms, are architected to meet the specific needs of our clients. If your company requires a high degree of customization, has atypical hardware and software environments, and wishes to outsource certain high-level IT functions, a private cloud is ideal. We will audit your current technology ecosystem and resource use patterns to identify and implement the architecture that best meets your needs.
A private cloud features a virtualized environment that is based on an underlying pool of physical IT resources; however, a private cloud uses dedicated, firewall-protected infrastructure that is not shared by other organizations. Although the use of dedicated hardware does place an upper limit on capacity, a private cloud still offers greater scalability than a traditional IT environment, and Network Redux is able to provision additional capacity – including temporary capacity – quickly and seamlessly when needed. Dedicated infrastructure also provides increased control and greater security, which are particularly important for businesses that process sensitive data or operate in a strict regulatory environment.
Whether your needs are best met by virtual enterprise servers or a private cloud, Network Redux is ready to help your business benefit from the cost savings and increased agility offered by cloud computing.
How a private cloud can work for various types of websites:
E-commerce sites are good candidates for private clouds because they need high availability (to prevent customer frustration), instant scalability (to cope with peak demand, such as during the holiday season or popular special promotions) and robust security (to meet the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).
Business applications that are hosted on private clouds benefit from ease of management (no need to purchase new software and licenses for new employees, or handle multiple individual upgrades), outstanding reliability (thanks to high-availability clusters) and increased mobility (employees can work from anywhere and access the applications from any device).
Private clouds are also used for complex or high-traffic corporate websites, as dedicated hardware provides more control and less latency than shared servers.
- HA / clustered / N+1 environments: High-availability clusters, with groups of servers operating as a single machine, enable uninterrupted access to data in the event of a hardware or software failure. If a node fails, the application immediately restarts on another machine, without administrative intervention.
- 24/7/365 monitoring: Network Redux provides continuous monitoring of application response times, service availability and resource use to ensure optimal performance.
- Access to DBAs and NoSQL engineers: We have database administrators and NoSQL engineers on staff to help configure, maintain and upgrade your databases.
- Run anything – Linux, Unix, Windows: Network Redux private clouds allow you to run any combination of operating systems and applications. Your enterprise platform will be fully customized to meet the specific needs of your business.
Services included with our enterprise platforms:
- Hosting architecture design and implementation: A thorough audit of your technical environment and current and future resource needs enables us to implement an architecture that will reliably and cost-effectively meet your performance needs.
- 24/7/365 engineering technical support: We have engineers on hand around the clock to make sure any technical issues that arise are resolved quickly and without disrupting your business.
- Continuous internal and third-party monitoring: Automated testing and auditing are performed in-house by Network Redux and by WebSitePulse to ensure optimum performance and eliminate security vulnerabilities.
- Proactive maintenance, updates and system patches: Network Redux handles routine system maintenance and updates as well as the prompt installation of service packs, patches and hotfixes.
- Security threat management and unified reporting: Security measures such as firewalls, intrusion prevention, antivirus, antispam, antispyware, VPNs, authentication mechanisms, web content filtering and many other tools and techniques are combined to offer comprehensive protection for your applications and data, while unified reporting provides the visibility you need to detect hidden threats.
- Nightly system backups and off-site backup management: Network Redux backs up your entire system nightly and also provides options for off-site archiving at another of our data centers for use in disaster recovery.
- 4-hour database server backups: Critical database servers are backed up every four hours to ensure minimal recovery effort in the case of a data loss event.
- Hardware, software and operating system life-cycle management: We ensure long-term performance, security, availability and flexibility through proactive life-cycle planning and management. Network Redux handles upgrades, transitions and replacements for both hardware and software.
- 99.99% architecture SLA: Network Redux service level agreements guarantee 99.99% uptime for our architecture.
- 1-hour hardware replacement guarantee: If an enterprise platform hardware component fails, Network Redux will replace it within an hour.
- Add-on services: Additional services beyond those included in the standard enterprise platform package, such as CDNs or New Relic, will be included in your quote.
How a cloud works:
At its most basic, cloud computing involves the pooling of shared IT resources in order to then dynamically reallocate those assets based on demand. This on-the-fly redistribution is made possible through virtualization. For example, centralizing the computing resources of a data center’s physical servers and dividing them into multiple virtual servers allows a service provider to offer increased redundancy and instant scalability, as well as improved performance and more efficient load balancing.
Cloud computing requires a front-end platform (a computer, thin client or mobile device), a back-end platform (servers, storage and networking equipment – all of which can be virtualized), and a network to connect the two (usually the Internet).
What is IaaS and how does it relate to Network Redux?
Short for Infrastructure as a Service, IaaS is one of the three primary service models of cloud computing, along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Also referred to as an enterprise-level hosting platform, IaaS allows enterprises to “rent” infrastructure such as servers, storage and networking components from a service provider and to host data and applications on the cloud rather than on-site. The service provider owns all the equipment, and the client pays based on resource use. The data and applications are hosted on multiple virtual servers, which the client can access from any location via a secure Internet connection.
The Network Redux IaaS model offers a number of benefits. First, cost savings are possible because the client does not need to invest in hardware; Network Redux purchases and maintains the equipment, and the client pays only for the resources actually used. This is particularly valuable for companies whose resource needs fluctuate, because they do not need to overinvest to meet peak demand and then waste unused capacity the rest of the time. A related benefit is scalability, or capacity on demand. If a client needs additional resources, Network Redux can immediately add capacity – and then reduce it again if the demand decreases at some point. The agility that results from instantly allocating resources based on business needs can provide a significant competitive advantage. Reliability is excellent, as there is no single point of failure. Network Redux’s extensive hardware resources and redundant configurations mean that if a server crashes or if an entire data center is hit by a disaster, the service will seamlessly fail over to other servers or data centers. Physical security is also improved, as Network Redux data centers offer greater security measures than most enterprises are able to implement on their own premises. Issues relating to data security, perhaps the greatest weakness of public clouds, are mitigated to a great extent through the use of virtual private servers, and these concerns are eliminated almost entirely with private clouds that use dedicated hardware rather than shared servers.
We proudly host many global Enterprise clients, here are a few: