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Managed Cloud Hosting

Managed cloud hosting is a process in which organizations share and access resources, including databases, hardware and software tools, across a remote network via multiple servers in another location. In managed cloud hosting, servers are purchased in slices or as a virtual server.

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Hybrid Managed Cloud

Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.

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 Unmanaged Cloud

Unmanaged cloud is the best fit for cloud-native environments, also known as “born on the cloud,” which demand elastic infrastructure in a standardized infrastructure, such as systems of engagement or development and test environments.

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DaaS

DaaS also known as Desktop as a Service is a fully managed virtual desktop network solution. For a fixed monthly fee, companies will benefit from a provider that takes full responsibility for hosting and maintenance for the computer, storage, access infrastructure, as well as applications and software licensing

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IaaS

IaaS also known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides organization enterprise-grade virtual server resources. Companies utilizing IaaS will benefit from the dynamic capacity or elasticity to add or subtract capacity

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DRaaS

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide failover in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe.

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SECaaS

Security as a Service (SECaaS) is a business model in which a service provider integrates their security services into a corporate infrastructure on a subscription basis more cost effectively than most individuals or corporations can provide on their own, when total cost of ownership is considered

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Hosted VoIP

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is a cloud delivery model that offers a variety of communication and collaboration applications and services.

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AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a full-fledged virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet. AWS’s version of virtual computers have most of the attributes of a real computer including hardware (CPU(s) & GPU(s) for processing, local/RAM memory, hard-disk/SSD storage); a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as web serversdatabasesCRM, etc

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Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service (SaaS)platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

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Managed O365

This solution takes the complexity out of deploying and managing Office 365 across large organizations. It allows businesses to harness the power of Office 365 with less of a burden on central IT.

Frequently asked questions 

  • The term “moving to the cloud” refers to an organization moving away from a traditional CAPEX model (buy the dedicated hardware and depreciate it over a period of time) to the OPEX model (use a shared cloud infrastructure and pay as one uses it).

  • Cloud computing, or in simpler shorthand just “the cloud” focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources. Cloud resources are usually not only shared by multiple users but are also dynamically reallocated per demand. This can work for allocating resources to users. For example, a cloud computer facility that serves European users during European business hours with a specific application (e.g., email) may reallocate the same resources to serve North American users during North America’s business hours with a different application (e.g., a web server). This approach should maximize the use of computing power thus reducing environmental damage as well since less power, air conditioning, rackspace, etc. are required for a variety of functions. With cloud computing, multiple users can access a single server to retrieve and update their data without purchasing licenses for different applications.

  • Proponents claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of on infrastructure.  They also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.  Cloud providers typically use a “pay as you go” model. This can lead to unexpectedly high charges if administrators do not adapt to the cloud pricing model.

    The present availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices as well as the widespread adoption of hardware virtualizationservice-oriented architecture, and autonomic and utility computing have led to a growth in cloud computing

  • Cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront capital infrastructure, software licensing,  and professional service costs, and amortizes them as affordable monthly payments.  Today, your company can leverage the same technology that in the past only large corporations could afford to deploy.  Utilizing cloud services allows companies to focus more time on their core business instead of IT projects.  This market is maturing rapidly and we are seeing many clients migrate from on site servers and management to virtual servers in the “cloud”.  Our capability to understand how and where your business can leverage the cloud  as well as our ability to differentiate all the supposed “cloud specialists” makes Walnut Technology Group a valuable partner.

  • Voice over Internet (VoIP) is a phone service from a third party provider for businesses with a small to large number of phone extensions. All calls are transported over the Internet, and telephone functions such as voicemail, call routing and call forwarding are performed on the provider’s computers/servers. Administration is handled via a Web interface.

    Calls can be made and received using regular phones with adapters, IP phones or computers. A hosted VoIP service provides a “virtual IP PBX” for an organization without requiring a physical PBX, which can be a costly investment.

    Another advantage is not using critical IT resources on the administration and maintenance that is ongoing with a physical PBX.

  • -SIP trunking is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) by which Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs) deliver telephone services and unified communication to customers equipped with private branch exchange (IP-PBX) facilities

  • Voice over IP or VoIP is a newer type of service that is being offered by telecom companies.  Instead of having a dedicated line for voice calls, like a T1(Voice) or and ISDN PRI, the telecom company provides a dedicated line for internet that has the capability to also transmit voice calls, hence Voice over Internet Protocol.  VoIP is extremely useful in situations where you need phone number from different regions or states to ring at a location in another state. This provides you with the appearance that your company has a larger footprint in other areas. Another benefit is this allows a company to focus on their mission, goals and core projects, instead of non critical phone system issues such as break/fix, moves/adds/changes, software updates and administration.  The cost savings realized by companies can be significant with Hosted VoIP.

  • It can be a daunting task to develop a cloud strategy. Having a Cloud Roadmap ensures that your business requirements are met for today as well as in the future. By understanding exactly your requirements, Walnut Technology Group can provide the steps to ensure a smooth cloud migration

  • Many of our clients have experienced challenges with technology.  Reviewing your applications and goals allows us to become a resource to determine the best solution to solve your technology challenges.  

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Gayle Giguere

I have worked with Chris for the past six years and he has served as our telecom partner and coordinated many significant changes for this organization over those years.  He helped us managed and reduce multiple vendor contracts as well as bring better choices for new or replacement services from the marketplace. On several occasions, Chris has also made sure that our new services were installed and in good working order; he has run interference for us with slow or non-responsive vendors and made sure that we were getting the support we needed from our telecom vendors.  It is has been a pleasure to work with Chris and I truly value his depth of industry knowledge and commitment to consistently bring the best solution that he can to our organization.

Gayle Giguere
CIO for Republic Financial Corporation
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