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Some of our clients care about what technology delivers their cloud, some don’t, but they all care about service availability and performance. We care about it all.

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Private on premise? Private hosted? Hybrid?  Not sure? – just talk to us about what you need from your cloud, we’ll build it.

SITS Group leverages all of VMware’s product offerings to ensure our clients have the most robust, flexible and scalable solutions possible. We specialise in delivering high performance and reliable vSphere, Horizon, vCloud Air and SRM solutions for our clients delivering highly versatile well protected virtual server and desktop solutions.

 

Server Virtualisation

Today virtual servers are the norm, people trust and understand the technology and the benefits it provides.  SITS Group has delivered countless server virtualisation projects for our clients helping them to realise benefits such as:

– Server consolidation
– Ease of management
– High performance backup and recovery protection
– Easy disaster recovery

Today server virtualisation is a given for any new business systems being deployed.

For assistance with your current or future projects please contact SITS Group.

 

Desktop Virtualisation

Delivering agile on demand desktop services is a key requirement for businesses in today’s highly competitive, always on world of business.  Reducing the administration time, desktop roll out time and help desk call numbers by providing a highly performing common desktop image to users and streaming less common applications reduces the overall administration time taken to manage the environment.

Additionally the ability to access these desktops in the cloud from home, from iPad’s, from Android devices and to work from remote offices or from anywhere with an internet connection allows business users to work flexibly providing businesses with competitive advantages over others.

For assistance with your current or future projects please contact SITS Group.

 

Network Virtualisation

VMware NSX is the “ESX for the network” as it was described at the VMworld 2013 keynote.

While VMware ESX virtualises compute resources – CPU, memory, disk and network adapter VMware NSX virtualises the network, offering everything that was physical in its virtual form – virtual switch, firewall, load balancer etc ..

NSX is able to :

Decouple the network from the hardware
Make the network elastic, allowing you to create, delete, grow, and shrink the network as needed
Make the network transparent to applications
Allow for programmatic monitoring
Ensure that the virtualised network is extensible so you can add on third-party solutions as needed
As VMware continues to promote the Software Defined Data Center, they say that the network continues to be a barrier as so much of the network is still tied to hardware. NSX is the answer.

Please take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PciyGPCykLI for an introduction to NSX or contact SITS Group on 0191 2500408 if you think NSX may be right for you.

 

Storage Virtualisation

VMware Virtual SAN™ is enterprise class storage for VMware Hyper-Converged Software solutions. Embedded in the hypervisor, Virtual SAN delivers flash-optimized, high-performance storage for hyper-converged infrastructure. It leverages commodity x86 components that easily scale to drastically lower TCO by up to 50%. Seamless integration with VMware vSphere® and the entire VMware stack makes it the simplest storage platform for virtual machines—whether running business-critical applications, virtual desktops or remote IT applications.

Benefits of VSAN :

– Deploy with 2-clicks through the standard vSphere Web Client and automate management using storage policies.

– High Performance – Flash accelerated for high IO throughput and low latency. Deliver over 6M IOPs with predictable sub-millisecond response time from a single, all-flash cluster.

– Elastic Scalability – Elastically grow storage performance and capacity by adding new nodes or drives without disruption. Linearly scale capacity and performance from 2 to 64 hosts per cluster.

– Lower TCO – Lower storage TCO by up to 50% by deploying standard x86 hardware components for low upfront investment and by shrinking data centre footprint and operational overheads.

– Enterprise Availability – Enable maximum levels of data protection and availability with built-in failure tolerance, asynchronous long distance replication and stretched clusters.

Please take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS7Kiu8nHUE for an overview of VSAN or contact SITS Group on 0191 2500408 if you think VSAN may be right for you.

Backup and Disaster Recovery

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The #1 in the cloud backup and replication space for data protection.  Veeam is highly reliable and delivers solid data protection for your business both in terms of backup and off site replication. SITS Group has been a Veeam Gold partner since 2008 and we were fortunate enough to win the Veeam UK Customer Choice 2014 award earlier this year.

For info on the Veeam product range please click the following link:  http://www.veeam.com/

 

ZertoSITS don’t have multiple products that provide the same function unless there is good reason.  Zerto is a DR & Business continuity tool for virtual infrastructure.  Zerto provides near real time replication for virtual machines and their data either on premise or over the WAN, the replicated virtual machines are then available to be brought back on line in the event of a disaster at a remote location running business services.

Zerto provides the ability to recover systems with a recovery point as low as 20 seconds.  To find out more please click on the following link http://www.zerto.com/ or call SITS Group on 0191 2500408 and speak to one of our sales advisors.

Enterprise Storage

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Nimble storage is one of the new generation flash based storage arrays delivering excellent levels of performance thanks to the CASL file system.  Nimble storage arrays are easy to use whilst being highly efficient providing 18,000-125,000 IOPS and up to 36TB of storage from a single 3U device.  We are frequently replacing ½ or full racks of existing legacy SAN technologies with a 4U single array for clients. SITS Group has extensive proven experience of delivering Nimble storage based Cloud platforms for our customers including providing disaster recovery solutions. For product specific information please click the following link: http://sitsgroup.com/technologies/nimble-storage or call SITS Group on 0191 2500408 and speak to one of our sales advisors.

The Panzura Freedom Family enables companies to implement cloud-first initiatives and solve the challenges of unstructured data growth by transforming the complex and expensive traditional storage model to the cloud — without compromise. Key capabilities include: Primary NAS storage; automated backup; cloud data protection; global deduplication and compression, and data archival.

The Panzura Freedom Family is a breakthrough in managing explosive growth of unstructured data. It delivers unprecedented performance and scale, expanded data center workloads, deployment on any platform and cloud, automated, centralized management, and unmatched cloud data protection. For product specific information please email sales@sitsgroup.com or call SITS Group on 0191 2500408 and speak to one of our sales advisors.

 

Capacity Planning

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Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in Assessment and User Experience Management for next generation desktops including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7. The company’s Stratusphere™ and ProfileUnity™ solutions have been described by analysts as the industry’s first “On-Ramp to VDI” by providing complete methodology and software that enable organizations to cost-effectively plan, migrate, and manage their next generation desktop infrastructure with best practices in mind. Liquidware Labs’ comprehensive solutions provide Assessment, Personalization Management, User Configuration, and Service Level Assurance.  Liquidware Labs’ products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are available through a global network of certified partners. SITS Group are only one of three companies globally to be awarded the ‘Centre of Excellence’ accreditation. Please see http://sitsgroup.com/news-and-events/sits-group-receives-further-industry-recognition or visit http://www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

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Lanamark Suite enables service providers to deliver hypervisor-agnostic virtualization services consistently, cost-effectively and non-intrusively across customers server and desktop estates.Lanamark Studio enables SITS Group to perform rich analysis and reporting on application workloads and server resources, ensuring our infrastructure recommendations are as accurate as possible. Visit: http://www.lanamark.com/product/overview for more information.

Endpoints

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IGEL is the largest European manufacturer of thin client technologies and are currently ranked at number 3 with in the UK. Our solutions are considered to be the most flexible on the market as they are able to work with the broadest range of TS and VDI solutions on the market and also offer the quickest ROI on both our Software and Hardware solutions due to additional free features such as free of charge management, free 5 year warranty on hard ware units, free technical support and free firmware updates and maintenance. Visit: https://www.igel.com/uk/products/thin-client-zero-client-hardware/hardware-overview/overview-hardware.html for more information.

 Enterprise Mobility Management

Logo-airwatchAirWatch® by VMware® is the global leader in enterprise mobility solutions across every device, every operating system and every mobile deployment scenario. Its scalable management platform integrates with your existing enterprise and allows you to manage all devices, regardless of type, platform or ownership, through a single pane of glass.

Airwatch comprises of :

MDM Mobile Device Management
MCM Mobile Content Management
MAM Mobile Application Management
MEM Mobile Email Management

Recognized as a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management for the Fourth Consecutive Year, Airwatch is truly the answer to your mobility management headache.

Please click http://www.air-watch.com/resources/analyst-reports/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-enterprise-mobility-management-2014/form for the Gartner report or call SITS Group on 0191 2500408 and speak to one of our sales advisors.

Security

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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Their solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered content security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud.  Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.

All of their solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.

Follow http://www.trendmicro.co.uk/media/misc/comprehensive-security-for-vmware-environments-solution-brief-uk.pdf for more information about how Trend Micro can protect your VMware environment or visit www.trendmicro.com for more information about the entire product range.

Hyper-Convergence

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The Nutanix hyperconverged solution is a perfect scalable platform for server or desktop virtualisation. Using architecture that integrates compute and storage resources into a 100% software-defined appliance, Nutanix enables both large and small businesses to consolidate and run all virtualised workloads on a single platform. Nutanix enables convergence of compute, storage and virtualisation into a turnkey hyperconverged solution. Single nodes that scale out when there is requirement and optimise without manual intervention. By integrating storage and compute Nutanix performance doesn’t suffer from the challenges of more traditional server/storage platforms.

A single Nutanix hyperconverged appliance can run disparate heavy workloads simulaneously including transactional and analytical databases (Exchange and SQL for example), business critical application servers, collaboration and Unified Communications workloads without having to overprovision storage to maintain performance in the long term.

Visit http://www.nutanix.com/whatwedo or call SITS Group on 0191 2500408 for more information.