Cloud technology removes the limitations of location, the need to purchase and maintain expensive on-premise equipment, and allows for the flexibility and scalability that no other technology does. Australian based Cloud solutions mean safer storage, fast fail-over and readily available data for you and your company. That’s C3 Cloud.
Hosted Virtual PBX
Offsite Cloud Backups
At C3 Group, we’ve built out our own cloud environment for clients in a highly secure, Australian Data Centre – we call it C3 Private Cloud. When we migrate a client to C3 Private Cloud, they have the option of co-location, or infrastructure as service (IaaS) via shared or dedicated servers, built to suit their needs. We also offer clients Public Cloud from leading vendors. Our main Public Cloud partner is Microsoft – giving clients access to Office 365 and Azure, which are also stored securely on Australian shores.
Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud?
When it comes to migrating to the cloud, companies have a few options – Private, Public, or Hybrid Cloud. At C3 Group, we offer all of these, but which is right for your company?
Private Cloud offers a dedicated cloud environment that’s for your company only. Think about it as your company’s very own little (or large) cloud! Pretty cool, right.
Public Cloud on the other hand, is an environment shared by tens of thousands of users. But while Private Cloud has the potential benefits of better connection speeds and higher security, room for customisation and local support that’s fast, Public Cloud may be a more affordable streamline option for some businesses.
Hybrid Cloud solutions are a combination of on premise and Cloud technologies. This means that you could store data and run applications within your office on a physical server, and some from the Cloud. You can have this customised to whatever ratio you desire! Hybrid cloud solutions work really well for clients who are on a budget, or who have limited connectivity, but still want superior peace-of-mind, and the on-going security and cost savings that come with the Cloud.
DNS & Web Hosting
Our web hosting solutions give businesses the ability to create a presence on the internet, as well as the allocated storage space required to support website traffic and back-end operations (DNS).
A benefit of having a website within our hosting, is the speed, protection and reliability offered by being hosted in an Australian based data centre, on fast redundant connections. Our services ensure your site is highly available to you, and your end-users, so everyone’s happy!
Through Domain Management, we provide services including registering, renewing or modifying your domains. We also host and manage associated Domain Name Server (DNS) records for you.
We provide the subscriptions businesses need for the SSL certificates that enable secure online communication. Whether it be for secure remote connection, or securing a website, SSL certificates encrypt communication, for an added layer of security.
When talking websites, think of SSL certificates as a way for people to see that your website is secure, particularly if you’re selling products or services via your website.
An SSL certificate means that all data transmitted through your site is encrypted into a code unreadable by humans, making it safer from cybercrime. We offer clients one, two, three and five year subscriptions, and even auto-renewal options to ensure you’re always up-to-date with a secure website.
"You know how you see small padlocks next to URLs, or an extra 's' in 'https://' (the 's' being for security)? That's thanks to SSL certificates, and a sure way for consumers to know they're entering a secure site."
Hosted Firewalls are an alternative to Physical Firewalls. A firewall (whether physical or virtual) is a layer of protection that acts as a barrier between trusted networks and untrusted networks. A firewall controls access to the resources of a network through a positive control model; so the only traffic allowed onto the network is defined in the firewall policy and all other traffic is denied. Safe data comes in – dangerous data is blocked.
No matter how big or small your business is, whether on premise, or in the cloud, a firewall is essential to protect the network from viruses and other malicious attacks. Not only do firewalls log activity that you can inspect later, they also warn you about harmful actions and prevent nasty attacks including the likes of malware. Businesses have the added option of customising their firewall settings to block certain IP addresses they don’t want staff to be accessing in work hours, like social media, etc. Benefits of hosted firewalls include:
Hosted Virtual PBX
Rather than having a traditional phone system that’s limited to office use, we provide flexible virtual phone systems that run through our cloud based hosting, giving you the ability to access your company’s phone systems on the go! We offer clients enterprise grade phone systems, like Skype For Business, as well as 3CX, which is a phone system that runs on top of Windows or Linux.
All of our PBX solutions are able to be used both on your hardware devices, and on mobile clients, giving you the flexibility of utilising your company’s phone system, regardless of your physical location.
Offsite Cloud Backup
As the name suggests, this is a solution that gives our clients the luxury of automated backups to the cloud. Unlike traditional backup solutions that come with drawbacks such as a large upfront investment, manual maintenance and internal staff to operate, our offsite backup solutions are completed in the background automatically, without anything needed to be done by you. All of the data backed up to our cloud environment is stored safely in an Australian Data Centre that has a high redundancy for power outages and natural disasters. Offsite backups allows your data to be stored securely and accessible quickly, should you ever need it.
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We love the convenience of ‘pay as you go’ – seriously, who doesn’t!? It’s a trend that’s taking the world by storm, and we wanted our clients to leverage the same kind of flexibility and accessibility through us too! Our new style of finance was developed to allow you to get the hardware your business requires through a single, monthly fee that rids the complication of a bunch of small bills coming in at different times. This kind of set up allows your business to easily budget, track and measure IT related expenditure.
Our finance options are sure to keep you and your staff productive, as you’ll be working off modern technology that’s safe and reliable. Your finance guy will also be thrilled as they’ll be dealing with simplified payment plans! And the best thing? You may benefit from tax incentives by renting, rather than purchasing outright.