Our system architecture is built from the ground up for optimized, on-demand delivery of cloud-based IT to small and midsize businesses.
Our architecture has been refined and hardened for over a decade fulfilling our commitment to developing and operating the most advanced, efficient, elastic cloud-enabled IT infrastructure in the world. At this very minute, hundreds of companies with thousands of people are getting more done than ever before, working with External IT.
Below are the key External IT architecture components:
Hypervisor / server virtualization
VMware. Server virtualization with VMware vSphere is integrated into the core of the External IT architecture. The VMware vSphere Data Center virtualization platform delivers the highest levels of availability and responsiveness for all applications and services across our cloud based business infrastructure. Our server virtualization platform, a proven foundation for private clouds using vSphere federation and standards, also lets us create hybrid cloud structures that can fully take advantage of public cloud resources.
The highest levels of application service. The lowest cost per application workload.
We specialize in welcome contradictions.
DataCore. For more than 10 years, DataCore has developed storage virtualization technologies with a rich set of functions that free storage from mechanical constraints and improves the speed, resiliency and utility of disk storage. DataCore lets us assign storage on demand, and allows for centralized management.
This delivers the full-featured virtualized SAN necessary for thin provisioning. DataCore’s vast array of features also includes analysis and reporting, virtual disk pooling, synch-mirroring to facilitate high availability, high-speed caching, load balancing, raid striping, online snapshots, continuous data protection (CDP) and recovery, and remote replication.
For over a decade, Citrix has been the gold standard for enterprise Windows-based application delivery. Citrix XenApp 5.0 Platinum technology is tightly integrated into our architecture for optimal application hosting and delivery performance.
TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) delivers the most powerful network intrusion protection in the world with application, performance, and infrastructure protection at gigabit speeds through total packet inspection. The TippingPoint IPS is an in-line device that is inserted seamlessly and transparently into the External IT network. As packets pass through the IPS, they are fully inspected to determine whether they are legitimate or malicious. This instantaneous form of protection is the most effective means of preventing internal and external cyber attacks from ever reaching their targets.
IBM and HP. We use only best-of-breed servers with the most robust and reliable infrastructure that lets you store, protect, optimize, and leverage your data.
Storage Area Network (SAN)
EMC and IBM. Innovative SAN technology and robust software capabilities provide unified storage with the high availability, scalability, and flexibility needed to powerfully manage and consolidate more data, more efficiently.
Managed around the clock
Every piece of hardware and software in one of our cloud networks is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing SMBs the security and control of a Fortune 500 IT construct.
External IT cloud optimized architecture benefits
Everything your company could want or need from their architecture you’ll find we deliver. There’s flexibility, on-demand IT services, and pay-as-you-go pricing.
|ARCHITECTURETHE WAY IT SHOULD BE|
|Affordability||Control your costs by only paying for the IT you use.|
|Performance||Fast response times and accelerated delivery technologies provide a world-class desktop experience that surpasses traditional local services.|
|Reliability||Extremely reliable IT services that include a menu of high availability plans and disaster recovery options.|
|Mobility||Users can access their enterprise-wide virtual workspace from any Internet-connected PC, dramatically increasing user productivity and business agility.|
|Security||This is an all-encompassing aspect of our architecture. Advanced multi-level security technologies are holistically integrated into our infrastructure. Built-in security systems monitor and manage security as data travels from our data centers through the network to users, so data and applications are always protected and always secure.|
|Compatibility||Now you can run all business applications from the OS33 Cloud Portal, which integrates the delivery of hosted Windows applications, Web-based Applications, SaaS, local apps, and private installs – all in one world-class desktop web experience.|