Using SaaS to Improve Efficiency, Accountability and Trust: The Green Impact

How to Get into the Cloud

Founders Technology Group Blog

google vs officeSo… you want to go to the cloud.  You need to work there so that means picking some software… and the best options are either Google Apps or Microsoft Office 360.

When comparing these two, it is important to consider all expenses, including time and money related to training.  If you and your employees are comfortable with the Microsoft interface, then the switch to Microsoft Office 360 will be easier.  It may take a only few seconds more to complete a task in an unfamiliar setting but there are hundreds of tasks in an eight hour workday and those few seconds can mean one or two hours of lost productivity.  At two hours, that’s 20%!  Not a reassuring number in a “do more with less” world.

Most people agree that, if you want spreadsheet capabilities and formulas, Microsoft Excel is much better than its competitor is.  And that brings…

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Set up a web server and enable https connection.

Sukanya Anoop

HTTPS is a secure communications channel that is used to exchange information between a client computer and a server. It uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site’s information and create a more secure connection.

We need to do the following steps to setup a secure web server- apache using SSL

  • Install apache2 web server
    sudo apt-get install apache2
  • The next step is to enable SSL on the droplet.
    sudo a2enmod ssl
  • Restarting Apache.
    sudo service apache2 restart
  • We need to create a new directory where we will store the server key and certificate
    sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl
  • Create a self-signed certificate : We nee to specify how long the certificate should remain valid by changing the 365 to the number of days we prefer. As it stands this certificate will expire after one year.
      sudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey…

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Microsoft joins list of recently hacked companies

The software giant said it was hit with a similar hack to that used against Facebook and Apple

Microsoft has disclosed that it recently fell victim to the same type of cyberattack that targeted Apple and Facebook.

“During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations,” the company said on its Security Response Center website Friday.

“We have no evidence of customer data being affected and our investigation is ongoing,” it said.

Microsoft joins a list of companies that’ve recently reported being hacked, including Facebook, Apple, Twitter, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Apple and Facebook were both targeted via a vulnerability in Oracle’s Java platform, and Microsoft said Friday it was hit by a similar attack.

“This type of cyberattack is no surprise to Microsoft and other companies that must grapple with determined and persistent adversaries,” it said.

The Times, the Journal and Apple each pointed at China as the source of the attacks. Twitter didn’t say where it thought the attacks originated but urged 250,000 of its users to change their passwords.

China has denied involvement in the attacks.

For Network security products and services visit Vyom Consultants.

 

Remote support services from

Remote Access

Remote Support Services are designed to help customers automate, maintain, and support their organizations’ core IT service Management functions and reduce the overall cost of IT operations. As a supporting application that allow the effective implementation of IT service management, VYOM is now making it easier and more economical for customers to get the full value of their IT service management initiatives via Remote Support Services.

Unlike traditional IT maintenance activities, support and maintenance of IT service management tools need specialized skills, resources, and facilities. With a team of dedicated professionals to accomplish the upkeep and remote monitoring of mission-critical IT service management applications, VYOM provides quality, flexibility, and cost effectiveness, all tied to SLA’s and aligned to the customers’ business goals. With world-class infrastructure consisting of state-of-the art labs, command centers, network and communication infrastructure, VYOM is well positioned to deliver industry leading solutions across a wide range of infrastructure software services.

VYOM’s Remote Management Services deploys services to equipment installed behind customer firewalls securely, via the Internet. Our solution has been designed with objectives of high performance & security at every level of its architecture. It makes use of Web services to communicate over the Internet and links VYOM’s equipment to a central server at the VYOM’s support center.

Through Remote Management Services, your computers can now provide performance data and alerts to our support team so that we can deliver proactive, rapid computer repair and support services with advanced remote troubleshooting capabilities. Our goal is to reduce time-to-repair, and increase reliability and uptime.

The two major technical components of VYOM’s Remote Management Services are the Agent and the Server. The Agent will be installed at your site while the Server resides within our support center at VYOM. The Agent software that handles Remote Management Services functions at your site. It is installed directly as a software download that VYOM sends as an email attachment or via Live chat.

The software takes only about a minute to download and it is compatible with all known firewalls and broadband routers and requires no configuration.

Seamless protection, with state of the art technology – that’s what VYOM promises you!

We support Open Source Technologies implemented by us and provide 24x7x365 support our clients. We strive to provide you with the best possible support in order to resolve any query or concern that you might have through following support options such as basic telephonic support, e-mail support to on-line support through remote maintenance, where we support the client by having remote access to the client’s servers.

Our Linux remote server maintenance services/support offers a cost-effective alternative/addition to on-site administrator. With our services, you can be sure that all the aspects of maintenance are covered, which is often not possible in-house.

New developments happening everyday makes it difficult for in-house personnel to keep themselves updated about new releases, patches, bugs. Even with an administrator in place, it is always better to take the services of a professional, to make sure that your services are run unclogged. We offer 24×7 hours cost-effective remote support to our clients for their critical business applications.

 

E-Mail support

A guaranteed 24-hrs response to your problem, for our existing clients we provide free email support. The prices depend on the level of service opted for.

 

Telephonic support

We offer telephonic consultation/support for the Open Source projects and solutions. 24×7 support is available to aid your company with problem determination, management, and resolution.  This support also includes operational and “how to” assistance in the use of Linux operating systems. The telephonic support is available in the following forms:

Customer service

Technical support

Service activation

Complete query resolution

 

On-site Support

VYOM undertakes on-site implementation and support contracts for, Open Source Infrastructure and Business Solutions.

SSL VPN

IP Sec VPN

Remote Support Assistance

End-Point Security

Encryption

Data Centre Virtualisation and VDI

data centre virtualisation

Server / Virtualisation

Business Transformation

Data centre virtualization improves the efficiency of resources and availability of applications in your organization, addressing the issue of underutilized resources in a traditional model of single applications housed on dedicated servers. Effort in managing environments is redirected towards innovation.

A virtualized datacentre, lets you respond to business change faster and more efficiently than ever before; consolidation of resource pools delivers substantial savings, improved returns on investment whilst maintaining high-availability for mission critical services.

Key benefits

Run multiple operating systems on a single computer; improved utilization rates

Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency provisioning less hardware and increasing your server to admin ratio

Enterpriseapplication performance to the highest levels of availability and reliance.

Develop business continuity with improved, seamless, disaster recovery solutions and shorter recovery times

Improved change management & desktop control

Faster deployment of desktops and new services; fewer application conflicts – reduced Service Desk and Support calls.

Capacity Planning

Migrating to a Virtual infrastructure, whether a partial or full consolidation project, is a significant undertaking.

Large scale changes to environments, such as virtualization, go far beyond conventional change management situations and require a detailed systematic approach obtaining information about the current physical infrastructure, the overall objectives and goals of the project, in depth analysis of both technical and business constraints.

Small virtualization projects are normally carried out to either replace a failing or ageing hardware or to create a development environment, the successful deployment often the required result.

In larger scale virtualisation projects the goals are quite different, the objectives behind the projects often include consolidation of resources, rationalisation of business processes, centralisation of data, increased reliability and resilience and reduced cost.

Amicus ITS understands your need to plan, effectively, for the future and takes a rigorous approach to ensure that it is done in a way that mitigates risk, maximizes the reliability of the affected business services and provides a clear path to the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is similar to server virtualization, which virtualizes users’ desktops. Unlike servers however, virtualized desktops need a broader collection of tools to interact directly with end users, as well as to create, host and manage virtual machines.

Benefits of VDI include

  • Lower costs by centralizing management and resources; less administration.
  • Increased security by moving data fromthe desktop and into the datacentre
  • Business agility through faster deployment and flexible, universal, user-access

Thin Clients and Provisioning

VDI is a broader technology and when desktops are centrally hosted, users often access them through a ‘thin’ client and can include, optionally, a connection broker that authenticates connections and assigns users to Virtual Machines (VM). This enables companies to provision VMs and managing resources for peak demand rather than total usage.

VM provisioning can be helpful in call and contact centre environments, where employees work in shifts.

Visit Vyom Consultants for Data center Virtualisation and Support.

Cloud computing in Pune from Vyom consultants

cloud computing pune

Cloud Computing

LOOKING TO MOVE TO THE CLOUD? VYOM CAN DELIVER A CLOUD-READY PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We believe that IT is a strategic asset and an opportunity for delivering competitive advantage.  Through implementation of Cloud Computing, we can drive further value and performance improvement for all businesses both large and small.  Through our Cloud Integration Services, we can help you uncover more ICT efficiencies and business value.

Our Chief Technology Officer at VYOM, understands the value which cloud computing can provide to business.  VYOM’s “technology for business” background experience means  we are well placed to advise on how cloud solutions can eliminate unnecessary costs and improve your business performance.

”There is much discussion around the benefits and simplicity of ‘the Cloud’ – but how do you know if your business  can avail of these new services and ensure they will deliver the promised advantages? At VYOM, we understand the complexities of moving to the cloud and can develop a cloud-ready plan for your business and implement your move.  And if you are a start-up business, we have the solutions to get you up-and-running swiftly.

With our experience as a provider of Cloud Integration services, we can provide you with expert guidance and a migration path for your business where appropriate.

Cloud Computing is an emerging technology which should be examined strategically for a business. It is not just about selecting the appropriate cloud solutions but how IT will inter-operate across the business.”

WHY CHOOSE CLOUD?

No capital costs

Match computing requirements to actual need

IT is accessible fromanywhere

Reduce carbon footprint and energy bills

New servers can be provided in as little as 30 minutes

Availability of temporary computing power when required

Lower administration costs

Improve IT resilience

Resources can be scaled to suit demand

WHY CHOOSE VYOM AS YOUR CLOUD INTEGRATION PARTNER?

Design skillsets to help clients choose most appropriate solutions

Experience in client migrations

Managed Services team to provide full visibility, monitoring and  support

Service management of users and desktops available through VYOM Service Centre

CLOUD SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE FROM VYOM

Hosted Applications

Software as a Service (SAAS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)

Microsoft Software including Office 365

Multi-tenanted solutions including VDi

Further information:

We’d be delighted to talk through our approach to Cloud Services, so why not contact us and we’ll talk with you straight away.

Visit Vyom consultants for more details