EBC Group has made significant investments in our private cloud platform and data centres, which enable us to offer an impressive portfolio of cloud solutions, including private and hybrid cloud solutions. We are at the forefront of cloud technology and innovation, and were recently winners of the 'Private Cloud Project of the Year' at the Data Centre Solutions Awards.
What is Cloud Computing?
IT is rapidly moving from a function that is run, managed and maintained in-house to an outsourced service hosted in a secure environment and managed by a specialist provider.
Cloud computing services are attractive because they enable businesses to transfer the responsibility of running on-premises hardware and software to a specialist provider, who manage the hassles and costs that otherwise burden IT departments, such as software upgrades and hardware maintenance.
“As a business resource, IT today looks a lot like electric power did at the start of the last century (when it was routinely produced by individual businesses rather than utility providers.) Executives are routinely side-tracked from their real business by the need to keep their company’s IT infrastructure running smoothly.”
The benefits of cloud computing is currently driving adoption, especially in small to medium size businesses, where there is often a lack of time and financial resources to purchase, deploy and maintain an infrastructure, software or storage.
Why EBC Cloud?
EBC Group has made significant investments in its private platform and data centres based at our headquarters in Halesowen near Birmingham in the West Midlands and secondary data centre in Northampton. This enables us to offer an impressive portfolio of private cloud solutions, including hosted email, disaster recovery, offsite backup and business continuity solutions which are complemented by EBC’s private cloud and hybrid services and a fully managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering.
Once you understand the benefits of cloud computing to your business, you then need to understand what type of cloud services are available and which of those services is right for your business. EBC Group will help you explore all the available options to work out whether your business would benefit from having all or just a few systems hosted.
Choosing Cloud Computing from EBC Group will significantly reduce your capital spend and because you only pay for what you use, costs are driven by your business needs.
Still not sure if the cloud is right for your company read our free guide: What is Cloud Computing?
Benefits of EBC Cloud:
EBC Cloud delivers real business and financial benefits ensuring you see a return on your investment.
- Fully managed service
- Your infrastructure is not shared
- 2 private data centres based in the West Midlands
- Reduction in hardware maintenance costs
- No infrastructure hardware replacement or upgrade costs
- Reduced demands on internal IT resource
- Scalability that meets fluctuations or growth
- Lower power consumption and utility costs
- Maximum security and reliability
- Easy integration into your business
- 24x7 live support
- Simple monthly payment
"It was felt that because of their expertise and the range of premium IT services they provide that they were the perfect match for us. We have invested in a new state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, which will include cloud hosting and disaster recovery"
James Hurley, IT Manager at DRP
Our Data Centres
Privately owned, secure, UK data centresProviding you with the most secure and reliable cloud environment
We understand that migrating data and systems into the Cloud is a big step for a business so choosing a provider that has a secure and reliable infrastructure is extremely important. EBC Group has made significant investment into its cloud computing infrastructure and we offer clients dual UK data centres based onsite at our head office and secondary site in Northamptonshire.
Our data centres are privately owned meaning we don’t need to outsource any services to a third-party; ensuring that we have instant access to your data and systems, 24/7.
Having dual data centres at different locations means that we are able to back-up all data which ensures we are able provide businesses with a full disaster recovery service.
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The most secure, high performance cloud solutionYour own dedicated IT infrastructure, not shared with other businesses
What is Private Cloud?
Private cloud is the phrase used to describe a cloud computing platform that is implemented within a firewall, under the control of a specialist provider. It offers the same features and benefits as public cloud platforms, but it is not a shared resource and is accessed through your own private fibre connection rather than via the internet. This provides your organisation with added security, monitoring and control and ensures it complies with even the most regulated industries.
Private Cloud is the ideal solution for businesses looking to get the benefits of cloud computing but with the added security and resilience of having their own private infrastructure, operated on hardware dedicated to their individual business. This ensures that each customer’s data remains totally isolated from every other client’s data, both in transit and inside our network, providing a higher level of security and flexibility.
Why EBC Group?
EBC Group has made significant investment into its cloud infrastructure and we provide clients dual UK data centres based onsite at our head office in Halesowen, West Midlands and regional office in Northampton. We provide clients with a full a range of private cloud solutions as well as other services including disaster recover, hosting and connectivity.
EBC Group can supply a leased line so that we manage, monitor and control your dedicated private cloud environment behind a secure firewall. This guarantees performance, speed and availability. Once your private cloud is active we can provide a range of managed services which are accessible anywhere in the world including Disaster Recovery and hosted support service which include telephony.
Benefits of Private Cloud:
- High availability- work anywhere, anytime
- Fully managed
- Combine IT infrastructure from multiple offices
- Minimum capital investment
- Reduced risk
- Pay for the infrastructure you require
- Fully scalable as your business grows
- Upgrades and support included
"EBC Group have proved to be a flexible and service orientated partner, capable of delivering a number of diverse IT projects in parallel, and proactive in helping Garwyn transform a neglected and underperforming IT infrastructure into a robust and dynamic capability, providing our business with market leading and future proofed solutions"
John Geach, IT Manager at Garwyn Group
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Combine private cloud with on-premisesCombine the performance and security of Private Cloud with your on-premises environment
What is Hybrid Cloud?
Hybrid cloud utilises both your on-premises IT environment with private cloud. It's useful for organisations looking to combine the cost-efficiency and scalability of private cloud whilst keeping certain elements of their infrastructure such as a CAD server on-premises.
Hybrid cloud can be a good option for organisations that aren’t ready to move their entire IT operations to the cloud but want the benefits such as cost savings associated with moving away from on-premise.
Why EBC Group?
Our Hybrid Cloud solutions enable the best of both worlds, by combining services from your own-premises, with our private cloud platform. By combining your services, you can include additional storage and capacity to your own environment.
Once deployed, we can managed and support your Hybrid Cloud solution, infrastructure and network as 24/7 fully managed service.
"Having integrated a number of EBC Group’s solutions and services into Hallmark Hulme, we have always been confident that EBC Group will deliver a reliable service."
Julian Powell, Business Director at Hallmark Hulme
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Desktop as a Service - a cost-effective solutionAnytime, Anywhere access to business applications, data, email and software
A hosted Desktop, is ‘Desktop-as-a-Service’ or ‘VDI solution’ which allows your staff to work 'Anywhere Anytime', with instant access to business applications, data, email and software packages.
The end-users experience is identical to that of a typical desktop computer. It looks, feels and behaves in exactly the same way, regardless of where you are working.
EBC Hosted Desktop provides a centralised approach, which removes many of the time consuming IT issues such as updating patches, user administration and application updates, but also guarantees the security of your organisations data whilst enabling a more flexible method for staff to access their files and applications from any internet-connected device.
At a glance:
- Enables true remote working
- Combine the IT infrastructure of multiple offices
- Additional users and services easily added
- Spend less time managing and maintaining
- Centralised management of user profiles
- Allows team to bring their own device (BYOD)
- Easily move office or scale your business
- Less risk - no data is stored on local devices
- Automatic software updates & license renewals
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A secure online backup solutionA more secure option than traditional backup methods
What is cloud backup?
Backup is the process of replicating data to another device or location; traditional methods of data back-up include tape drives, offsite backup and even USB devices. Data backup is obviously important, however, the more important consideration is whether or not your backup solution provides a disaster recovery or the ability for you to recover all your files, software and functionality quickly, easily and without corruption - for example, if your server died, you wouldn’t be able to quickly get back to work if you only had data-level backup.
Whilst we would always recommend that our clients considered a Disaster Recovery plan, our Cloud Backup and storage is a solution that offers our customers peace of mind that all their data is fully backed-up and secure.
Your data is secured with EBC Group’s private data centre and fully replicated at our secondary datacentre. Cloud Backup provides a superior service to standard backup solutions, delivering a far more robust and secure option to that of tape or disk backup.
Secure storage of data
Storing your backup somewhere safe is as important as backing up in the first place. However we find businesses constantly leave their backup tapes in the same place as their server and even lose tapes that contain sensitive data.
We can relieve you of the day to day task of backing up data. By using Cloud Backup we can fully automate your backup, which will be secure and verified.
We have data centres located across the country allowing us to quickly backup your data. By doing this you’ll not have the hassle of making sure tapes are kept secure and offsite.
A long-term storage solution
Many businesses find that they need to find financial records dating back years. Unfortunately many tape backup schedules don’t date back long enough.
We can keep your data safe and secure for as long as you require. As well as looking after your data, you’ll have the ability to access it at any time.
At a glance
- Protects from a single server to entire infrastructure
- Ability to recover your systems in minutes
- Workplace and team remain operational
- Customisable and compliant business recovery
- 24×7 real-time monitoring of live systems
- Delivered as fully managed service
- Data backup & restoration
- E-mail archiving and compliance
- System upgrades & information protection
- Snap shot and roll back technology
"We have worked with EBC Group for over 25 years, with the first part of that relationship providing us with one centralised managed print service that gave us a really good cost effective solution and a much easier to manage service."
Chris Akers, Managing Director Wheels Division at Titan Europe Plc
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