Experience the full power of IT with MiH CLoudS – Hollinbay’s broad portfolio of online services. MiH CLoudS can offer your business the freedom to work from anywhere, share documents on the go, and work collaboratively. This combination of innovation and technology creates a flexible IT environment which is able to meet your organisations changing requirements. In addition, you will only pay for the IT that you consume, with MiH CloudS you’ll never have to worry about spending huge sums of money on IT hardware again! Please click on any of the images below for more information about Hollinbay’s bespoke range of online services.
Accessing your software on-line, rather than in-house, can help your business reduce costs and increase efficiency. SaaS can also safeguard your mobile workforce (Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite), simplify internal collaboration (Office 365), and improve lead-generation (Microsoft Dynamics CRM) for your salesforce.
Hollinbay’s IaaS includes; virtual desktops, customisable private, public and hybrid cloud, hosted e-mail services, as well as industry-leading anti-virus and firewalls. This is an ideal platform for SMEs, as it replaces upfront expenditure on hardware and unexpected maintenance costs, with a consolidated monthly billing plan.
What are MiH CloudS?
MiH CloudS (Managed intelligent Hollinbay Cloud Services) are a suite of online-based services that can all help your business achieve better outcomes, for less expenditure.
What are online services? We often refer to online email services like; Hotmail or Gmail to describe what online services are, because users will access their emails via an online portal, rather than a local server, or directly from a program which is stored on their device.
Acquiring new hardware can be extremely expensive, especially when you factor in; ongoing maintenance, unsuspected issues and regular upgrades. Hollinbay’s cloud services allow you to match expenditure to consumption, drive down initial capital investments and eliminate ongoing refresh costs.
The cloud keeps your business connected, and empowers your employees by allowing them to work anywhere, at any time, on any device. All that is required is an internet connection.
Your data will be hosted in a state of the art datacentre located in the UK. The facility boasts 24/7 security personnel, CCTV cameras in every isle and restricted access (authorised personnel only) so you can have peace of mind that your data is secure. It also boasts a 99.99% power SLA and enterprise-grade cloud facilities. You can access your data no matter what happens to the user devise.
Hollinbay do all the server maintenance – including security updates – ourselves, freeing up your time and resources for other tasks. Your employees will always have access to the latest versions as soon as they are released, without the need for updated hardware.
Cloud solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 increases collaboration, allowing employees wherever they are, to sync up and work on apps and documents simultaneously. A survey by Frost and Sullivan found that organisations that invest in collaboration technology experienced a ROI of 400%.
Businesses using cloud computing only use the server space they need which decreases their carbon footprint. SMBs gain the most benefit and can cut carbon and energy emissions by up to 90%. By using existing PC’s as “Thin Clients”, this will also lengthen the lifespan and performance of your physical Hardware.
Why is it called The Cloud?
There is no definitive answer, but most people believe that the term “The Cloud” or “Cloud Computing”, originated from diagrams that IT professionals used to draw in order to describe the science behind Internet based computer networks and telephony systems.
Infrastructure as a Service – Servers, storage, applications etc. which are housed offsite in a data centre and accessed remotely via the Internet.
Desktop as a Service – Access to a remote desktop from a web enabled device.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – VDI is a step above remote desktop because it allows the user to customise their desktop experience (wallpaper etc.) within a virtual environment.
Private Cloud – Mainly used to describe a company’s local infrastructure.
Public Cloud – Used to describe cloud services which are accessed online, rather than being hosted locally on premise.
Hybrid Cloud – Part public, part private. Companies use hybrid cloud technology when they want to keep certain resources on site such as finances or file servers.