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HOSTED SERVERS

Increase the performance and flexibility of your IT systems while reducing costs with hosted servers.

With a hosted server solution powering your business, you can increase the performance and flexibility of your IT systems while reducing costs.

Hosted servers offer a replacement to traditional in-house server hardware. Storing your data in the cloud, a hosted server solution puts a more reliable, scalable solution at the centre of your IT operations.

OUR HOSTED SERVER SOLUTIONS

Akita provides a complete range of hosted server solutions. We can help you to transfer any function that an onsite server would otherwise fulfil to a cloud environment.

It’s common for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and SQL servers to be moved to a virtual server setup. But organisations can also move more complex systems such as VoIP phone systems, accounts packages and ERP or CRM systems into a hosted environment. Akita can also create hosted desktop setups from our servers, significantly increasing the flexibility of the way your organisation works. We can even host your website as well if you would like.

With hosted servers from Akita, you’ll only have one monthly amount to pay. You’ll be free to increase or decrease your storage and processing as necessary – we’ll simply adjust the monthly costs.

It can be easy to use more data than you intended. So we will alert you if you’re getting close to your storage limit. This leaves you time to decide whether to increase your storage or to have a digital clean up.

BENEFITS OF HOSTED SERVERS

Among a wide range of benefits, the following are often the most compelling reasons for organisations to adopt a hosted server setup.

Flexibility

A hosted server eliminates the IT infrastructure limitations that a business can face as it grows.

For SMEs, the low monthly cost of a hosted server negates the hardware cost of a new or replacement in-house server. Our hosted setup will also deliver a far more professional and reliable alternative to the server hardware typically used by small organisations. Akita’s hosted servers also come with the added benefit of 24/7 monitoring.

For larger or expanding companies, our hosted servers offer an easy-to-manage solution that’s scalable for your needs. So rather than the hassle of an expensive upgrade project when your in-house servers reach capacity, with our hosted server solution extra space can be added in minutes.

Hosted servers also allow organisations to access their data in more flexible ways, providing highly secure remote access for remote working.

Cost-Saving

A hosted server solution can save organisations money in a variety of ways.

To begin with, it removes the need for in-house hardware and software, plus associated upgrades or expansion costs. In finance terms, CAPEX becomes OPEX which generally looks better on balance books.

Our hosted solutions are also fully supported and monitored. By moving your server to our environment, you’ll remove the ongoing cost and hassle of server maintenance as an additional cost.

Finally, powering and cooling an in-house server can also cost an organisation as much as £200 a month. So by moving to a hosted server solution, you’ll also save money on energy.

Reliability

Our hosted server solutions offer increased reliability over an in-house server setup.

Akita’s hosted solutions are run from our two ISO 27001 and ISO 9001-accredited data centre installations, based in Maidstone and Reading. Unlike other companies that simply rent space, we operate our own dedicated server equipment from within these highly-secure, geographically-separate locations. So should you need assistance you can just call us – you won’t be passed around the houses.

We monitor our setup 24/7. Our experienced engineers safeguard our hosted servers against the types of virus and malware attacks that often catch businesses out. We also use highly-resilient and scalable data centre-grade hardware to reduce the chance of failure, which is often the downfall of in-house servers.

As we operate from two separate data centres, we can also replicate data between the two locations for added data security. This means that our hosted server solution can also fulfil your disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.

Sustainability

Along with the cost of powering and cooling in-house servers, many organisations are concerned with the environmental impact of running their IT systems.

Akita’s data centres are leaders in energy efficiency and sustainable practices, and have even won awards for their approaches. Our Maidstone data centre, for example, uses an innovative fresh air cooling system meaning it uses five times less energy per kW of IT load than the average data centre.

Our infrastructure hardware is also highly efficient and enterprise-grade in quality, meaning an increased lifespan against the average business server. So the more organisations that use our hosted services, the fewer new servers need to be produced.

Akita is also committed to hardware recycling. We ensure that when our infrastructure equipment does reach end of life, we either repurpose it or responsibly recycle it.

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