Compared to on-premises hardware and software, cloud-based solutions such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offer major benefits, including scalability, cost-effectiveness, immediate availability, performance and security.

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Digital Generation delivers new scalable technologies, driving revenue and growth through its range of ICT XaaS (Everything-As-A-Service) solutions:

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IaaS (Infrastructure-As-A-Service)

Iaas is the mainstream for most cloud offerings, allowing for a hybrid approach. It functions as virtual data centre, providing basic computing infrastructure including storage, servers and networking resources.

IaaS is extremely versatile, and can be used from everything to hosting websites to analysing big data. One of its really great features is that you can install and use whatever operating systems you like.

PaaS (Platform-As-A-Service)

PaaS is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud. It’s designed to support the complete web application life-cycle – from building through to testing, deploying managing and updating.

Like IaaS, it includes architecture, such as networking, servers and storage, but also business intelligence services, development tools, middleware, database management systems and more.

By allowing you to only buy the resources you need, PaaS means you avoid the complexity and expense of buying and managing software licences, infrastructure and other resources.

SaaS (Software-As-A-Service)

With SaaS, you can access your applications (such as Office software) via an internet browser instead of downloading it directly to your computer. This has many advantages, including accessibility, compatibility and operational management. It also offers a significant upfront cost saving, helping to level the playing fields for small and medium businesses.

BaaS (Backup-As-A-Service)

If you need a robust, scalable, on-demand backup service, but don’t want the expense and hassle of purchasing, configuring, and maintaining the necessary infrastructure, then VAULT is for you.

VAULT is designed to provide secure cloud and hybrid solutions for all your business needs. It’s a turnkey data storage solution that is perfect for any business looking to leverage highly skilled cloud resources and state-of-the-art equipment – without the usual costs associated with this kind of leading data management solution.

As a comprehensive managed cloud backup service, VAULT combines on-site infrastructure for your short-term data storage with our cloud-based secure servers for long-term storage.

VAULT optimises and compresses all stored data using leading de-duplication technology. Because it only copies block-level changes, it not only significantly reduces the amount of bandwidth required, it also controls your overall data storage costs: you only pay for the storage space you use – there are no additional infrastructure or service charges.

In addition to protecting, managing and maintaining all your data, VAULT also ensures it is readily and quickly available whenever you need to access it, and provides seamless backup services to internal departments within your organisation.

FAQ’s

Does VAULT only support servers?

No, the VAULT service protects desktops, laptops, servers, applications and databases with a single solution.

What types of data can be stored in VAULT?

You can store a wide variety of data, such as files (e.g. Documents), directories (e.g. /users, c:\documents), databases (e.g.MS SQL) and applications (MS Exchange).

What is included in the Administration Support offering?

End-to-end daily administration support (from 07:00 to 18:00), alert management, backup reporting and backup monitoring. This comprehensive service offering extends your existing technology team by leveraging the availability of our 24/7 infrastructure.

How do we see what has been backed up and what hasn’t?

You’ll receive daily reports from us, giving you a detailed list of the defined backup selections, and providing details on all backup successes and failures. In addition, we provide a web portal for customer management, monitoring, notifications and ad-hoc reporting purposes.

What is Block Level Duplication?

Data deduplication is a specialised data compression technique for eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data. Our service tracks all changed data, and only transfers the unique data within files, folders and databases to the cloud, significantly reducing the amount of bandwidth needed.

What is an OPEX model?

OPEX is an acronym for operational expenditure, and is the ongoing cost for running a product, business, or system. VAULT is an ongoing service billed on a monthly basis, meaning you don’t have use your capital to purchase hardware, software, services and support.

How much does VAULT cost?

As a VAULT user, you are billed per front-end gigabyte that requires protection. We only charge for protected front-end data protected, and back-end stored data based on retention requirements

Solution Benefits

When you participate in a multi-tenant facility, you get:

  • Improved data availability and fast recovery time.
  • Scalability, flexibility and simplified application deployment.
  • Time to focus on revenue-generating activities instead of data issues.
  • Reduced risk and peace of mind.

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