IT Services

WHY MOVE OVER TO KEYFORT’S CLOUD SERVER?

WHAT IS VWware? 

WHAT DOES KEYFORT’S CLOUD SERVICES INCLUDE?

HOW TO KEEP YOUR ORGANISATION CONNECTED?

HOW CAN KEYFORT MANAGE YOU FIREWALLS?

FIBRE, WiFi, SATELLITE BROADBAND & 4G

Cloud Computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than on a local server or a personal computer. It is a big shift from the traditional way, because businesses are thinking more about IT resources.

  • Reduce Costs- companies no longer need to maintain physical infrastructure.
  • Availability- users have access to their private sensitive data anytime they choose.
  • Security- the cloud offers more advanced security features than local servers.
  • Mobility- mobile access to corporate data with smartphone and devices.
  • Scalability- cloud infrastructure scales on demand to support fluctuating workloads.
  • Collaboration- teams can collaborate from widespread locations.
Cloud Computing Overview

Cloud Computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than on a local server or a personal computer. Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way, because businesses are thinking more about IT resources.

  • Reduce Costs- companies no longer need to maintain physical infrastructure
  • Availability- users have access to their private sensitive data anytime they choose
  • Security- the cloud offers more advanced security features than local servers
  • Mobility- mobile access to corporate data with smartphone and devices
  • Scalability- cloud infrastructure scales on demand to support fluctuating workloads.
  • Collaboration- teams can collaborate from widespread locations

Why move over to Keyfort’s Cloud Server

  • There are no costs for a physical infrastructure because Keyfort own their own. It is also managed by the IT engineering team, which means you do not have to spend thousands on a new piece of hardware.
  • Cloud servers are fast and expandable, which allows them to meet business’ requirements as they grow.
  • The cloud servers are UK based data centres, which are ISO 270091 compliant.
  • Our data centres are designed to keep your data secure and they use resilient systems so there is no single point of failure.
  • Allows for remote working due to bandwidth flexibility.
  • The cloud servers have back-up batteries. Which means that if the internet ever went down, they would still be up and running. This is known as an auto fail-over, meaning that you will always have access to your business’ sensitive data.

What is VMware?

In order to understand VMware, you will need to understand “Virtualisation”. Virtualisation is the process of creating virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources. VMware stands for ‘Virtual Machine’ . It is a software that can be used for many different operating systems. VMware is the leading product that meets your personal and business needs.

  • Managed Services with 24/7 monitoring with Keyfort.
  • Full migration planning and assistance.
  • Integration services.
  • Certified VMware professionals.
  • Comprehensive support with Keyfort.

What is VMware?

In order to understand what VMware is, you will need to understand what “Virtualisation” is. Virtualisation is the process of creating virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.. VMware stands for ‘Virtual Machine’ and is a software that can be used for many different operating systems. VMware is the leading product that meets most your personal and business needs.

  • Managed Services with 24/7 monitoring with Keyfort
  • Full migration planning and assistance
  • Integration services
  • Certified VMware professionals
  • Comprehensive support with Keyfort

What Keyfort Cloud Services include?

KCS provides two types of services that include; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

IaaS is an online service that can be used for accessing, monitoring and managing remote data centre infrastructures. Such as storage, networking and networking services. Which means that you won’t need to buy any hardware, instead you can purchase IaaS based on consumption. This is similar to electricity or other utility billing.  Infrastructure as a Service involves; data centres, disaster recovery, email management service and offsite backup.

  • Data Centres are networks which are purposed for collecting, storing, processing, distributing or allowing access to a large amount of data. A secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) access will be provided for two way access to your servers, where you are guaranteed to receive top speed secure access to your server content.
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) is a set of policies and procedures, which are set to protect organisations from any disasters. DR allows for organisations to recover access to their software, data and/or hardware and allow them to resume the performance of normal, critical business functions. DR plans must be adaptable and routinely updated in order to maximise their recovery after a disaster.
  • Email Management Service (EMS) uses multi-layered anti-spam and dual layer antivirus technology to filter out any emails which are harmful or unsolicited, leaving you with the only emails that matter. Keyfort’s Email Management Service is the ideal bridge to upgrading to our cloud email service.
  • Offsite backup is the process of copying the important files and data from your office and saving them somewhere else for safekeeping. This safeguards them in case of any unfortunate event. Everything will happen automatically, so you can always feel safe knowing your data is backed up. Without offsite backup, data recovery can cost thousands, whilst often procuring nothing.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS is a method of software delivery that allows data to be accessed from any device with an Internet Connection and web browser. Software as a Service (SaaS) includes Google Apps for Work, Keypage DMS and Microsoft Office.

  • Google Apps for Work is a diverse cloud-based suite application that enables you and your business to work together no matter where you are or what device you are using. Google Apps for Work provides a reliable, secure, web-based “Software as a Service” package, which includes documents, storage and more.
  • Office 365 can provide email for business, increased online document storage with OneDrive, access to all Office applications, Lync web conferencing and more. The only requirement is having an internet connection, there is no longer a need for a server. This reduces utility bills and frees up valuable office real estate. Access via the internet also unleashes the potential for working remotely without extra configuration or set up costs.
  • Keypage is a business-based document management system, allowing teams to share documents in an easy and controlled fashion. Data will be stored in the UK and under UK jurisdiction meaning your data will be secure.
Benefits of Google Apps for Work and Office 365
Read more about Keyfort Cloud Services
Keyfort is now a Veeam Cloud Service Provider (VCSP)

How to Keep your Organisation Connected?

Keyfort’s IT engineering services are here to help you stay connected to the outside world securely. Keyfort has IT engineering services available to get you connected swiftly and securely with ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line), Fibre or a leased line installation.

What are the benefits you can take advantage of?

  • Faster Speeds – Connection speed is the fastest it has ever been.
  • Increased Productivity – With eliminated speed issues, you can work without interruptions.
  • Remote Working Solutions Available – Stay connected through the Internet with VPN (Virtual Private Network) and the Cloud.
  • Virtual Private Networks – Safe and an encrypted connection over different networks.
  • VoIP Services – Voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol networks.
  • Cloud Computing – Private access to your businesses sensitive data.



When you upgrade, our qualified IT engineers will help you from start to finish. From setting a new internet connection or even upgrading. Plus, our team will be available to help with any queries or issues you may have, even after you upgraded. This would include monitoring and supporting your connections.

Monitoring: Keyfort’s monitoring system helps to manage all of your devices, connections and more! Using our monitoring service, we can be proactive and alert you to any issues that could arise. You would be informed of any updates on your devices or connections. For example, if a device went offline or a connection was dropped – you would be informed straight away.

Support: Keyfort’s staff are highly qualified IT engineers. They are just on the other end of the phone to help you with any issues you have related to the services we provide. We will provide you with a full training plan altered to your needs and learning skills.

What is Connectivity and Monitoring?

Keyfort’s IT engineering services are here to help you stay connected to the outside world securely. Keyfort has IT engineering services available to get you connected swiftly and securely with ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line), Fibre or a leased line installation.

What are the benefits that you can take advantage of?

  • Faster Speeds – Connection speed is the fastest it has ever been.
  • Reduction in Cost – Keyfort will price match to well known vendors.
  • Increased Productivity – With eliminated speed issues, you can work without interruptions.
  • Remote Working Solutions Available – Stay connected through the Internet with VPN (Virtual Private Network) and the Cloud.
  • Virtual Private Networks – Safe and an encrypted connection over different networks.
  • VoIP Services – Voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol networks.
  • Cloud Computing – Private access to your businesses sensitive data.

When you upgrade, our qualified IT engineers will help you from start to finish. From setting a new  internet connection or even upgrading. Plus, our team will be available to help with any queries or issues you may have, even after you upgraded. This would include monitoring and supporting your connections.

Monitoring: Keyfort’s monitoring system helps to manage all of your devices, connections and more! Using our monitoring service, we can be proactive and alert to any issues that could arise. You would be informed of any updates on your devices or connections. For example, if a device went offline or a connection was dropped – you will be infromed straight away.

Support: Keyfort’s staff are highly qualified IT engineers. They are just on the other end of the phone to help you with any issues you have related to the services we provide. We will provide you with a full training plan altered to your needs and learning skills.

How can Keyfort manage your firewalls?

Firewall management is resource intensive and requires a high level of expertise to prevent unauthorised access and costly breaches. Security policies and configurations on your firewalls devices must be updated to ensure appropriate access controls are consistent. Network firewall traffic must be monitored continuously to identify and respond to threats before damage is done. 

Keyfort’s firewall management services provide 24/7 monitoring and reporting. Threat policies are maintained and kept up to date ensuring you’re at cutting edge of protection for your business.

The different ways of staying connected



Fibre Optic Solutions

   Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

FTTP is pure fibre optic which allows for faster and more reliable connection. As a Virgin Media Business partner, Keyfort can supply Virgin Media Business connections to customers (subject to location). Virgin has speeds available of up to 350 Mbps download and upload speeds from 7 Mbps to 20 Mbps. Keyfort also has excellent supplier relationships with other fibre leased line providers offering huge savings.  

Keyfort can customise a service package to meet your organisations needs including static IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.


Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)

FTTC refers to the green boxes you see on every roads, and the remaining cable which is copper is connected to your home or premises. The purpose of FTTC is to provide super-fast broadband connection, this includes a downstream of 80 Mbps and an Upstream speed of 19 Mbps. This is faster than ADSL broadband.

Acronyms
ADSL – Asymmetrical Digital Subscribers Line (to office networks).
VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol (telephone calls over the internet).
Mbps – Mega bits per second (data speed).
VPN – Virtual Private Networking (secure connections). So if you do have any queries or issues, a Keyfort Engineer will be on stand by to profit assistance with any issue you may have.

The different ways of staying connected

Fibre Optic Solutions

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

As a Virgin Media Business partner, Keyfort can supply Virgin Media Business connections to customers (subject to location). Virgin has speeds available of up to 350 Mbps download and upload speeds from 7 Mbps to 20 Mbps. Keyfort also has excellent supplier relationships with other fibre leased line providers offering huge savings. 

Keyfort can customise a service package to your business needs including static IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)

FTTC or ‘Fibre To The Cabinet’ refers to the green boxes you see on every road. Fibre is run from a distribution point nearest cabinet in your area, and the remaining of the cable is connected to your premises. The purpose of FTTC is to provide super-fast broadband connection, this includes a downstream of 80 Mbps and an Upstream speed of 19 Mbps. This is faster than ADSL broadband.

Acronyms

FTTC – Fibre To The Cabinet.
ADSL – Asymmetrical Digital Subscribers Line (to office networks).
VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol (telephone calls over the internet).
Mbps – Mega bits per second (data speed).
VPN – Virtual Private Networking (secure connections). So if you do have any queries or issues,a Keyfort Engineer will be on stand by to profit assistance with any issue you may have.

Wi-Fi

Many organisations have implemented wireless networks. However, they aren’t utilising them to their full potential. Keyfort’s    Wi-Fi solutions include:

Multiple Building: meshed together as a single network with roaming between physical locations.

User Classes: the ability to assign different user classes each with their own web filtering, security and allocation of available bandwidth.

Business Class Hardware: the access points are available in office, industrial and outdoor.

Security and Management: central management facilitates full control over the physical network as well as user admin and security.

Power over Ethernet (PoE): PoE negates the need for each wireless access point.

Wi-Fi

Many organisations have implemented wireless networks. However, they aren’t utilising them to their full potential. Keyfort’s Wi-Fi solutions include:

Multiple Building: meshed together as a single network with roaming between physical locations.

User Classes: the ability to assign different user classes each with their own web filtering, security and allocation of available bandwidth.

Business Class Hardware: the access points are available in office, industrial and outdoor.

Security and Management: central management facilitates full control over the physical network as well as user admin and security.

Power over Ethernet (PoE): PoE negates the need for each wireless access point.

Satelitte Broadband

Satellite broadband is an option available to businesses in rural areas where traditional fixed-line based broadband services aren’t yet available.

The main advantage of satellite broadband is that it can be provided virtually anywhere in the world. As long as you have a clear line of sight to the South generally.

Considerations

Latency: Due to the long distances involved (up to a satellite in Geo-stationary orbit), some data transfer latency is introduced. It can limit the use of real-time applications, but video conferencing and VoIP will work as long as you allow for some additional lag.

Weather: Satellite broadband can be affected by the weather. It requires line of sight between the dish and the satellite orbiting above earth. Although, a general rain shower shouldn’t affect things, a large storm should cause disruption to your broadband link.

But when no other internet services are available, the benefits usually outweigh the latency drawbacks!

Satelitte Broadband

Satellite broadband is an option available to businesses in rural areas where traditional fixed-line based broadband services aren’t yet available.

The main advantage of satellite broadband is that it can be provided virtually anywhere in the world. As long as you have a clear line of sight to the South generally.

Considerations

Latency: Due to the long distances involved (up to a satellite in Geo-stationary orbit), some data transfer latency is introduced. It can limit the use of real-time applications, but video conferencing and VoIP will work as long as you allow for some additional lag.

Weather: Satellite broadband can be affected by the weather. It requires line of sight between the dish and the satellite orbiting above earth. Although, a general rain shower shouldn’t affect things, a large storm should cause disruption to your broadband link.

But when no other internet services are available, the benefits usually outweigh the latency drawbacks!

4G Solutions

Mobile broadband and signal coverage now covers the majority of the UK. 4G can be a both cheap and flexible solution which can keep even the most remote locations connected to the business world. Keyfort’s 4G solutions paired with our business security appliances can make sure your coverage is flexible and your data is secure.

Get in contact today to find out more about our packages and services that we offer.