Your (virtual) ICT environment: Hosted both reliably and centrally
With the increase of virtualization and centralization of ICT environments, a growing number of applications, services and complete server set-ups move “into the cloud”. More and more companies with multiple (inter)national offices choose to place their applications and services into one central place in the network.
The big advantage is the simplicity it brings along looking at system integration, patches and upgrades, and disaster recovery procedures that can be simplified. Also, the increasing demand for flex/ home workers is a reason for companies to choose for a Hosted ICT environment.
Hosting and Co-Location
For such a centralized environment, it is expected to meet all technical demands. This includes the right (redundant) power supply, area temperatures, ventilation and protection against water and fire. Sufficient bandwidth capacity and high availability are of great importance in order to guarantee the continuity of business operations, as the convenience of one central environment brings along the danger that the entire company could suffer from low availability or insufficient capacity.
Through our Partner Agreements, NBA Services offers Hosting and Co-location services that meet the latest technical specifications, including high bandwidth capacity and high availability in over 160 countries across the globe. Because these services can be offered on different geographical locations, it is also possible to store large amounts of data off-site.
Out of the various physical devices (servers) within an average organization, only 20% to 40% of the capacity of the available server is being used. With virtualization it is possible to decrease the total number of servers by more than 50%, by migrating several physical devices to a smaller number of virtual machines. Some advantages are:
- lower software-and hardware costs
- less complexity
- lower management/maintenance/energy costs
- speeding up the disaster recovery procedure
Centralizing and virtualizing your ICT environment is always a customized project. Ask NBA Services about the possibilities for your organization.