Managed Services & Private Cloud
M any businesses are not able to employ an IT specialist so have to rely on a partner or senior employee doing the best they can in the time they can spare.
Time that could be better spent earning fees or selling products etc. By partnering with Orchard Computer Services you can reduce that time to a minimum.
With a support agreement and our managed services we can instead perform many of those functions for you.
Our basic Silver cover provides many of the routine IT tasks that are regularly required.
Orchard Computers and Kitagawa Europe Limited have worked and grown together since 1992.
During that time they have provided a first class service in supplying equipment and software as well as the support and technical back-up that our ever growing and demanding network requires.
We have no hesitation in recommending Orchard Computer Services.
This includes maintaining user accounts and mailboxes.
Also setting and adjusting permissions so everyone has the appropriate access to your systems and the internet etc. You just tell us what you want and we do the rest.
Our automated and monitored backup options can give you the peace of mind that your data is being securely copied to devices at your preferred location. We can provide you with a managed Anti-Virus solution so you don’t have to buy a product and keep renewing it every year. We can also provide managed email security so these important communications are scanned for potential threats and, if necessary, quarantined.
O ur backup options include sending the data copies to our Secure Data Centre, The Bunker near Newbury. We also use that site to provide Private Cloud (Hosted) solutions for some of our customers.
There are several benefits to having your Servers hosted at our Data Centre rather than at your own “HQ”. The Data Centre provides high speed communications with backup circuits that switch in if there is an issue. There is also redundancy for power, this provides an alternate source if the original fails. There are also banks of large UPS’s (Uninterruptable Power Supplies) to ensure the power is clean and generators that can come online should there ever be a total power failure.
Our Servers & OS
The Bunker - Ultra Secure
T he Bunker near Newbury is ultra-secure. Located on the former Greenham Common airbase it was built to house nuclear missiles and protect them from atomic attack by others. Internally, they have faraday cages to protect against EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack.
All visitors are vetted and have to prove their identity before being allowed through the thick metal doors. Even our engineers that regularly visit have to have their request verified by an “authorised” Orchard employee. The security, communications and power options at our Data Centre far exceed what most clients can ever dream of providing at their own premises.