Cloud Services2018-10-12T10:23:04+00:00

Cloud Services

Cloud Services take many shapes and have many advantages over “traditional” approaches.

Cloud Services

For the last decade a growing trend in IT has been adoption of “Cloud” services. In general, “Cloud” Services or “The Cloud” refers to any service or storage held, located or managed off-site, primarily in one or more data centres, reducing reliance on on-site hardware such as servers and firewalls.

Many companies benefit from Cloud Service investment as they transform larger Capital Expenditures into smaller Operational Expenditures, easing cash flow through the business, improving the quality of the services and supporting growth.

As a 21stCentury IT company Texaport adopt and deploy flexible cloud and hybrid cloud options for clients including:

  • Office 365
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Cloud Hosted Firewalls
  • Web Based Applications
  • Cloud Backup
  • Cloud Storage

Texaport works with your business to identify the most appropriate and robust solution to implement, use, manage and support.

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup, also known as “off-Site” or “online” backup, is a strategy for minimising on-site risk by backing up data over the internet to a remote location, typically a server or space on the server.

Cloud Backup solutions are more scalable for clients as there is no investment in physical hardware for backup and the solution can increase and decrease in size depending on need.

Texaport’s Cloud Backup solution backs up data nightly from the on-site servers, desktops and laptops in the business over a secure, encrypted, connection to our partner’s UK hosted data centre.

The nature of this backup is highly reliant on the internet connection available at the business. To find out more about Texaport’s connectivity solutions please visit here.

For more information on Cloud Backup please visit our Backup page.

Cloud Firewall

Firewalls are an accepted piece of jargon in the lexicon of IT, popping up on PCs when you first set them up or when an application requires access to the internet for the first time, most users will ignore or click “OK” to get rid of them. But what is a firewall and why would you host it in the cloud?

  • A cloud firewall is a hosted version of the on-premise firewall, allowing multiple sites to benefit from one service. This service is centrally managed and globally enforced to protect all users and sites.
  • As these devices sit “above” the network architecture of each site, all equipment and services on site are protected including switches, access points, VLANs, routers, computers, and users.
Texaport Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the best way to purchase Microsoft Office, Email and collaborative tools. Microsoft Office 365 offers many plans to businesses to suit all budgets and needs.

Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together the best tools for the way people work today. By combining best-in-class apps like Excel and Outlook with powerful cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, Office 365 lets anyone create and share anywhere on any device.

Whether you’re working in your office or on the go, you get a familiar, top-of-the-line set of productivity tools. Microsoft Office applications are updated monthly with exclusive features and security improvements which let you create, edit, and share from your computer or mobile device with anyone in real time.

The most popular licenses we procure for clients and support are:

Office 365 Exchange Online Plan 1​

Primary Email account service from Microsoft
£ 3
00
Per User Monthly
  • 50GB Mailbox
  • Outlook Web Browser Access
  • Essential Email Capabilities
Essential

Office 365 Business Essentials

Business Email and Online Versions of Microsoft Office
£ 3
80
Per User Monthly
  • 50GB Mailbox
  • Office Applications in Browser
  • 1TB OneDrive Storage

Office 365 Business

Microsoft Office Applications
£ 7
90
Per User Monthly
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • 1TB OneDrive Storage

Office 365 Business Premium

Microsoft Office Applications, Business Email and Collaboration Tools
£ 9
40
Per User Monthly
  • 50GB Mailbox
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • 1TB OneDrive Storage
  • Skype for Business
Popular

You can find out more about Microsoft Office 365 products here, or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Azure Active Directory

Use Azure Active Directory Domain Services to join Azure virtual machines to a domain, without having to deploy domain controllers. Sign in to the virtual machines using their corporate Azure Active Directory credentials and seamlessly access resources. Use Group Policy to more securely administer domain-joined virtual machines – a familiar way to apply and enforce security baselines on all of your Azure virtual machines.

Take advantage of Azure Active Directory Domain Services features like domain join, LDAP, NT LAN Manager (NTLM) and Kerberos authentication, which are widely used in enterprises. Migrate legacy directory-aware applications running on-premises to Azure, without having to worry about identity requirements. Easily deploy line-of-business applications on Linux and Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. You don’t have to deploy domain controllers as Azure virtual machines or use a VPN connection back to your identity infrastructure.

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) helps you manage user identities and create intelligence-driven access policies to secure your resources. As an integral component of Office 365, Azure and Enterprise Mobility + Security, Azure AD centralises identity and access management to enable deep security, productivity and management across devices, data, apps and infrastructure. Azure AD is built to work for apps in the cloud, on mobile or on-premises, and you can layer security features such as conditional access to help protect users and your business.

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