SITCLOUD Datacentre Migration for all Hosted Services

Due to client and services growth, our provider of SITCLOUD has made the decision to migrate a large portion of its services to a bigger data centre, this will increase our data centre footprint but it will also provide us better flexibility and improved data centre services.

For a virtual view of the new data centre please click on the below link, for those interested in seeing the data centre that can be arranged post migration;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtwMsjnjJds

 

A very careful migration strategy has been formulated so as to reduce the requirement for outages, however outages are required and will be used to relocate these services but also further enhance the functionality with software updates and network upgrades.

 

The following System Maintenance periods will occur.

 

Microsoft Exchange will be unaffected for outage 1 and 2

Outage Period 1  – 13/08/2014

Services Affected:

VPS and Terminal Server Hosting in our datacentre

Microsoft CRM Hosting

Microsoft Lync Hosting

Microsoft SharePoint Hosting

Active Directory Authentication

Virtual Desktop Hosting

We anticipate an approximate outage of 10-15 Minutes for each service during this day in preparation if any preparation is required and server needs a restart. Networking will also be changing at this time to cater for the new datacentre.

We will be doing this one customer and service at a time.

 

Outage Period 2 – 16-17/08/2014

Services Affected:

Legacy VPS and Server Hosting

You will be migrated to our new infrastructure and will be individually contacted in preparation for the datacentre move.

 

Outage Period 3 – TBA we anticipate 13th to the 14th September for this move.

All Systems will have interruptions for 2-6 Hours. Some systems will have minimal outage however we may encounter issues along with this complex move but will do our best to avoid them.

Public IP Addresses will be changed on ALL Systems and you will be notified of the exact crossover times and details well before this happens, these clients will be contacted direct and will be provided a scope of works outlining the services effected and the outage window.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

SITBACK… and relax. Offsite online backup data solutions

SITBACK FINALSITBACK (“Sterling IT Backup”) provides our customers with a seamless, robust online data backup solution to an offsite location.
Also known as Cloud Backup.

Data loss or the exposure of sensitive data can result in huge financial losses, legal penalties, loss of reputation, brand damage, loss of intellectual property, loss of customer trust… and all this can easily lead into bankruptcy.

 

Sterling IT specialises in secure online backup and recovery. Whether you are looking for online backup of servers, distributed networks, workstations or notebooks, Sterling IT has a suitable solution and reliable technology that will scale with your business.

Sterling IT provides real-time, hassle-free, local and offsite backup protection. It offers a reliable, centrally managed backup solution that unravels complexities and makes it easier for IT managers and business owners to protect their organization’s most important asset – their data.

Both small business and enterprise solutions Sterling IT offer both allow unlimited clients. That is you can run the backup client on 1 computer/server or 100’s of computers/servers (including laptops that are in the field all the time). That’s right, NO CLIENT FEE. You can start with 1 or 2 systems and just keep installing onto more computers or servers as required. All that is required is an internet connection.

In today’s information-driven organisations, the cost of managing, keeping available and recovering data can be overwhelming.

The ever-increasing role digital information plays in our lives has increased scrutiny over how it is stored and protected.

In order to ensure company’s good name, integrity and longevity, data must be stored securely and in multiple locations; this is no more just “nice to have”, it is a necessity.

Enterprises are seeking new ways to tackle their data protection challenges. While data growth is not new, the pace of growth has become more rapid, the location of data more dispersed and the value much higher.

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SITBACK is the easy to use, automated and affordable way to backup your irreplaceable data. At your predetermined time, your data is encrypted, compressed and sent to our secure, offsite servers.

For a limited time, Sterling IT is offering our clients a free trial and installation.
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Further information and terminology can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_backup_service