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SERVERS THAT NEVER RUN OUT OF PUFF

Our versatile activCloud virtual servers are here to power your business, giving you flexibility and peace of mind. 

  • Scales to your requirements and budget
  • Backups are taken care of!
  • All data 100% stored in Australia
  • No lock-in contracts, pay by the month

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The 100% Australian private Cloud server platform where it’s never stormy

Take advantage of nearly limitless resources in the cloud for your servers, with our fully scalable activCloud platform. It’s designed to be massively reliable, super flexible, and of course, run at maximum performance – plus it’s 100% Australian owned and operated.

Cloud servers and infrastructure bring tremendous benefits to a business, providing extremely high network reliability for a fraction of the cost of traditional hardware based network solutions.

Unlike in-house equipment, with activCloud you only pay for what you need now, rather than having to “buy big” now to accommodate your future needs. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s a game changer.

Entirely customisable to your needs

You can run just about any workload in the cloud that you can with on-premise servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, databases, websites, CRM, ERP, accounts packages, Remote Desktop Servers, and many other line of business applications.

Self-managed, co-managed, or fully managed cloud servers

If you’re an IT manager looking for a local alternative to Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services to run cloud servers for your business, we can help. We can supply the raw server resources and licensing and let you run with it (self-managed), help out with maintenance and routine tasks (co-managed), or fully manage the platform for you so you can focus on IT strategy and bigger picture tasks.

Is the Cloud best for You?

Cloud infrastructure versus in-house infrastructure – which is the right fit for your business?

The simplest answer is: it all depends on your own requirements!

Our experience has shown that:

  • Long term costs over three to five years for Cloud server infrastructure is comparable with the costs for in-house infrastructure.
  • Some clients do not have sufficient office space or capability to house a lot of IT infrastructure, so the Cloud presents a more feasible option instead of moving premises.
  • Some clients simply do not want the hassle or worry about housing, powering, cooling, and protecting their own IT infrastructure equipment.
  • Clients who have very sensitive data, such as lawyers or accountants, prefer to retain as much control of their data as possible and therefore opt for in-house equipment.
  • Some clients experience seasonal fluctuations in staff, or are forecasting rapid growth, in which case Cloud infrastructure works in their favour.
  • Some clients prefer IT expenses to be operational rather than capital expenses on the budget sheet, and some prefer it to be the other way around.
This article on businessbee.com by Alexia Chianis from 21st February 2014 discusses the question well:

  • An on-site server gives you physical control over your server and it can be developed to meet the specific needs of your business. It also keeps critical data in-house. However, the initial cost to set up the server and the cost of maintaining it are sizable. Plus, you’ll be entirely responsible for paying for IT support whenever you may need it, which can make budgeting a nightmare.
    When you move to a Cloud server, your on-site investment is negligible, you’ll enjoy enhanced scalability over an in-house server and it’s great for business with several virtual workers. You must have a strong, reliable Internet connection and you’ll have to budget for monthly hosting fees. Additionally, you must feel comfortable giving up control of data security, but there are trusted options out there to take care of this for you.
    So should you go the traditional route and use an in-house server (or upgrade the one you have) or subscribe to a Cloud server? As with many business solutions, the answer depends on your business’ specific needs and budget. And while the Cloud has captured media buzz, according to a 2013 study by research firm Colmar Brunton, only 16 percent of small and medium business operators (SMEs) surveyed use Cloud computing. However, those SMEs that embrace the Cloud were over 100 percent more likely to enjoy increased revenue over the past year than those who didn’t.
  • Link to the full article

Some examples of what we’re doing in the cloud

  1. Running core infrastructure such as domain controllers and Microsoft Exchange for businesses, linking this critical core infrastructure to their offices throughout Australia, and replicating their data to local servers in each office.
  2. Taking advantage of super fast internet links in the data centre, to allow many more mobile workers to connect through to cloud based Remote Desktop Servers, than clients would otherwise be capable of providing with their slower office internet connections.
  3. Running high end internet-facing web servers that power eCommerce, with real time data input, output, and reporting, for time critical services such as GPS tracking.
  4. Host line of business applications that empower businesses to do business.
  5. This website itself is running on our activCloud platform!