News: Managed IT Services Provider awarded Gold status by Veeam

May 22nd 2013 – Specialist Managed IT Services provider Netshield are recognised for their technical skills and managed hosting services, by becoming a Veeam Gold Cloud provider.

Managed IT awarded Veeam Gold

Netshield Awarded Gold, Veeam Cloud Provider Status

To be accredited with this status the Managed IT Service provider required a range of Veeam technical and commercial certifications, skill sets, experience and training. The ability to implement and maintain VMware and Microsoft cloud environment products was also required for the Gold partner status.  This reflects Netshield’s ability to be able to deploy, maintain and monitor Veeam products efficiently and effectively within a virtual environment for their customers.

‘We have always used VMware and Microsoft products in our datacentres, which allow us to provide a state-of-the-art virtual environment and Veeam is one of the best agentless Virtual Data Backup and Protection product on the market. So, it was integral for Netshield technicians to be trained, certified and be Veeam technical experts’ commented Tony Sterling, Technical Director at Netshield.

For information on Netshield IT services please contact us

Excitement builds for the Express & Star Business Awards 2013

Only a few more hours to go until the prestigious Express & Star Business Awards 2013 and the excitement is building in the Netshield camp.

The winners of the 9 categories will be announced in the glamorous ceremony held at the Wolverhampton Racecourse on the 16th May 2013. Netshield will be competing against Addmaster (UK) Ltd and Cube Precision Engineering in the Export Award Category.

The whole team are excited and have our fingers firmly crossed for the results tonight!

 

Benefits of Server Virtualization

Virtualization comes in different forms where each one would offer businesses a range of benefits. By far ‘Server Virtualization’ amongst SME’s is the most popular because it allows companies to consolidate existing physical servers using virtualization products such as VMWare and Windows Virtual Server.

Some of the Benefits of Server Virtualization includes:-

  • Reduce capital expenses – by decreasing the number of physical servers, you will reduce hardware maintenance costs, energy consumption and save space.
  • Maximizing use of existing resources – Virtualization makes server administration more efficient, agile and less time consuming.
  • By segregating applications into their own ‘virtual server’ it can prevent the applications from affecting another application when upgrades or changes needed to be made.
  • Faster data backup and recovery as image-based backup and recovery will be faster than tradition methods.

By just virtualizing your IT network servers if can offer a more robust and flexible IT network environment compared to a physical infrastructure. For consultation on virtualizing your IT environment please feel free to contact us