Infrastructure

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At Advent One we help build and manage highly available and reliable IT infrastructure that meets your dynamic business needs. Our IT Infrastructure services leverage years of technical experience and the unrivalled reputation of our highly awarded company.

Experience is key. Every one of our infrastructure projects incorporates planning, architecture, implementation and post-implementation support. With our offerings, you benefit from a mix of tried and emerging enterprise technology models such as virtualization, flash, software defined storage and networking, datacentre consolidation and green datacentre.

Making the complex simple and making technology work is our speciality at Advent One. It is all about our clients – not the sale – and when we can, we repurpose our clients’ technology to extend its life providing cost-effective alternatives.

Give us a call today to discuss how we can engineer a solution for you to improve performance while reducing cost and complexity.

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Network

Software is revolutionising network architecture, but hardware remains a critical part of the equation. Business efficiency relies heavily on computer networking reliability so talk to us today about the best solution for your business based on your priorities and budget.

Visit our Contact us page to ask one of our local experts a question or check out Gartners 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking.

Switches and Routers

Save money and increase employee productivity through seamless information sharing and resource allocation. Create and connect your network with greater flexibility and control.

Security

From entry-level to high end, we can tailor a security solution suited to your business. Protect the usability, reliability, integrity and safety of your network and data. Our effective network security solutions target a variety of threats and prevent them from entering or spreading through your network.

Firewalls

Protect your computer network from unauthorised access and guard against malicious outside activity. We bring together solutions from a range of products from our trusted Partners.

LAN/WAN & Wireless

Reliable connection between information assets is the cornerstone of a robust IT Infrastructure, on premise, hybrid and in the cloud. We are able to leverage reliable, innovative technologies to build a solution for you.

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Storage

Whether long term storage or high performance access to information is your priority, we have industry leading storage solutions to suit your business needs.

Investing in storage solutions can benefit your business with cost savings, productivity improvement, simplifying migration to new workloads, improved responsiveness and disaster recovery. Contact us today to see how we can make technology work for you.

For information on current storage trends, read our article on titled Top trends in data storage.

Software-Defined Storage

Software-Defined Storage moves advanced functionality out of your storage devices and into your servers, making for easier, more effective, and more comprehensive management. Best of all, this works across multi-vendor storage devices, for both on-premise and off-premise cloud deployments without continually adding costly new hardware.

Visit our SDS Resource Center to learn more by downloading our Whitepaper or Infographic. Alternatively read our blog on When it is right for businesses to move to SDS.

IBM Flash

Transform your business with data driven decisions in real time with IBM Flash storage. When coupled with compression, Flash storage costs compare favourably with disk storage and can dramatically accelerate application and database performance – essential for modern big data applications.

SAN

Ready to support Virtualisation, Migration to Cloud and Big Data requirements. SAN products provide reliable, scalable and high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. Storage Management has never been simpler than with IBM’s XIV and Storwize range.

NAS

Allowing faster data access, easier administration and simple configuration, NAS Systems provide a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers.

IBM Spectrum

Optimise your current storage environment without putting pressure on your IT budget. Unlock the potential of your business by increasing the speed and efficiency of your storage while simplifying migration to new workloads.

Storage Virtualisation

Storage virtualisation is the key to unlocking the unused capacity and performance potential in your storage landscape. Maximise ROI, simplify mobility within your enterprise and to the cloud and facilitate robust disaster recovery. We can share more than a decade of client experiences benefitting from this great technology.

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Tape

A practical and cost-effective storage solution for data protection and archiving. Store essential but less frequently accessed data with confidence securely and economically. Coupled with Flash this can provide unrivalled performance for frequently accessed data and cost effective long-term retention for archive data.

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Servers

A business’s IT environment is only as good as the hardware it runs on. It is the foundation of its ability to react to market demands and stay competitive. At Advent One, we have a range 
of server solutions to suit individual company requirements and priorities across all industries.

Availability, reliability, fault tolerance and performance are all considerations that we can confidently advise you on depending on your priorities. Extend operations and empower employees through real-time insights, shared information, secure transactions and intelligent infrastructure by choosing the right IT foundations.

Power

IBM Power Systems have long been the system of choice for mission critical enterprise applications. Designed for big data and high availability, you will feel confident that your environment and applications are secure and can adapt to changing business demand quickly and effortlessly.

One of only a few partners recognised by IBM with the Power Systems Specialty Elite certification and with 15 local technical specialists on hand, our clients’ successes make us confident that we can deliver a winning solution for you.

For IBM Power as a Service, visit our Managed Services page or contact us for more information. Alternatively if you are interested in the architectural choices for running SAP Hana, download a recent IBM whitepaper here. 

Our expertise extends across Power solutions for the following Operating environments:

AIX/P

AIX is an open-systems UNIX operating system designed to provide you with the highest level of performance, security and reliability of any UNIX variant.

IBM i/OS400

An integrated operating environment with a reputation for exceptional security and business resilience. Designed for open application design choices with integrated middleware and pre-existing virtualisation, IBM i is a popular choice for companies requiring simplified operations and storage management and a scalable and resilient technological foundation.

Linux

Linux on Power is the only infrastructure that offers both scale-out and scale-up choices to align with your business priorities. Optimize your workloads with industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.

Learn more by downloading our whitepaper on HCI for the Hybrid Cloud Revolution. 

System x

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses, these servers feature power-efficient designs, segmented workloads and fit-for-purpose applications.

Flex System

A portfolio comprising of chassis, blade servers, storage and networking options, Flex System offers more performance and bandwidth than previous systems, true integrated SAN storage and the capability to consolidate and virtualize.

IBM PureSystems

Offering a fully integrated solution by combining the flexibility of a general-purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance. Each system component is carefully chosen, tested and tuned at the factory. Solutions comprise application middleware, compute, storage and networking resources. With a selection of choices of architecture, operating system and virtualisation technologies, talk to us at Advent One about what will work best for your business.

Cisco UCS

Cisco UCS servers provide a cohesive system that unites computing, networking, storage access and virtualisation. This system reduces total cost of ownership and improves scalability by integrating different components into a cohesive platform that can be managed as a single unit.

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Disaster Recovery

Technology is great and solves a lot of problems if used correctly, but when it comes to Disaster Recovery, technology isn’t enough on its own. The foundation of a data protection solution is confidence that you can recover your data quickly and reliably when needed.

Whether you need to recover from a disaster, a system error, user error or to access archive data we have a range of solutions to meet your needs. With 15 years’ experience in the planning, architecture, implementation and support of data protection and disaster recovery solutions we support a variety of business requirements.

Appliance or Comprehensive Solution

We have a range of Backup and Recovery Solutions to simplify the protection of your valuable data. From simple virtual appliances for distributed branch environments, to physical appliances and comprehensive enterprise data recovery solutions we are able to architect a simple to deploy and manage model for your business.

Tape Backup

Having long been the most common form of backup, tape typically has the best capacity/price ratio. Tape still provides the most reliable and cost effective solution for long-term data retention and recovery.

Disk Backup

The advantages of disk backup include low access times, availability capacity and ease of use with the added benefit of reduced storage capacity consumption with data de-duplication. Disk systems provide efficiency through Real-time Compression, virtualization and thin provisioning.

Data Replication

Replication is a high-volume and low-latency backup option that makes data available and always ready to maintain business continuity. Added benefits include application and database migration between platforms without interruption to your business. Replication is fast and with the right advice can maximise speed, cost efficiency and storage utilisation.

Cloud Backup

Love it or hate it, Cloud backup makes a lot of sense. Reduce the need for infrastructure that is used infrequently and reduce the resource burden thereby saving more of your precious IT budget. Rapid recovery of your data to get your business back up and running after a disaster will improve peace of mind and avoid the costs involved in failing to do so. We are ready to help you deploy a solution that will minimise risk while reaping the benefits of cloud backup.

Managed Backup and DR

Take the hassle out of your Back up and DR and let our team of local experts manage it for you. We have a range of solutions available depending on your preference so visit our Managed Services page or Contact us for a chat.

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Virtualisation

Whether considering migration to the cloud or looking for ways to improve your on-premise data centre, virtualization is the way to go.

The benefits include improved energy efficiency, reduced cost, faster deployment time, easier backups, environmentally friendly, improved testing, no vendor lock-in, superior DR and easier migration to the cloud. We can help you profit from these and other benefits of virtualisation.

Server Virtualisation

Save money and maximise your server resources by reducing the number of servers you require. Save space and reduce hardware maintenance requirements. Server virtualization is easy to migrate to and is a low cost option.

Network Virtualisation

Combine your hardware and software network resources and functionality into a single software-based administrative entity with Network Virtualisation. Savings in hardware and energy costs, and fast recovery times (and the cost involved in downtime after an interruption) will quickly see your ROI met and exceeded.

Storage Virtualisation

Storage virtualisation is the key to unlocking the unused capacity and performance potential in your storage landscape. Maximise ROI, simplify mobility within your enterprise and to the cloud and facilitate robust disaster recovery. We can share more than a decade of client experiences benefitting from this great technology.

Copy Data Virtualisation

First came server virtualisation, now comes copy data virtualisation. With a rise in the volume of data, companies are realising that a significant proportion of storage is consumed by copies of data created for backup, DR, development, testing and analytics. Legacy application architectures, which bind application data to particular infrastructure, negatively affect the agility potential of businesses. Copy data virtualisation enables companies to move toward a more efficient and scalable technology model, ready to support mobility of data across the enterprise and into the cloud. We can show you the benefits of this today.

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