Dark Scan provide Cloud IT Support allowing you to build a comprehensive cloud infrastructure for your business with full IT cloud support just a phone call away.

Moving to the cloud enables customers to considerable and outsource much of their IT needs for a predictable recurring fee. Instead of running your own servers, with the associated cost for power, cooling and maintenance, hosted service allows us to manage all of this for you outside of your offices.

The Cloud can allow for efficiency, flexibility, reliability and smart working. Depending on what type of Cloud offering you choose to go for, you may also achieve predictable monthly expenditure and can even reduce your carbon footprint.

Tell us your needs, and we'll help you choose the right services be incorporated into your business IT infrastructure. Dark Scan can give you the help and advice you need to achieve your goal. There are different services offered through the Cloud, ranging from getting email only, to accessing literally everything you would normally see when sitting at your PC in the office.

Private Cloud Support

Some clients feel unsure about entrusting all their data to a third party and sharing servers and resources in which case a private cloud could be the answer. Private cloud is dedicated cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organisation by IT first from our local datacentre.

Private Cloud computing is a term used to define Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) and or Software as a Service, hosted from your business premises using existing or new hardware. These services are controlled and managed by IT.

A wide range of services is available, including: Hosted Email, Cloud Storage, Hosted Applications, Hosted Databases, Offsite Backup, Virtual Servers/Desktops Remote Desktop Services.These protected services are available via private networks, typically your Local or Wide area network or, via the internet, secured by Virtual Private Network connections and complementary security measures. Services are made available to authorised users and can be accessed on a wide range of devices such as Pc's, tablets and smart phones.

Private Cloud sources allow for levels of security to be applied that may not Be available from Public Cloud. Although not as cost effective and scalable as Public Cloud, Private cloud can make more efficient use of existing computing resources.

They allow businesses to make use of spare resources and capacity available on existing hardware by virtualising systems. Virtualising systems,when used effectively, will improve resilience to individual failures and allow for high availability and fast recovery.

Public Cloud Support

Public Cloud Computing is a term used to define Infrastructure as a Service(IAAS) and/or Software as a Service, hosted off premises by a Cloud provider.

Controlled by the provider but managed by IT, these services are available via public networks (typically the internet), and can be accessed on a wide range of devices such as Pc's, tablets and smart phones.

A wide range of services is available from a variety of providers, including: Hosted Email, Cloud Storage, Hosted Applications, Hosted Databases Offsite Backup, Virtual Server Support and Desktops.

Public Cloud resources are scalable, allowing you to increase and decrease how much, or how little, you need based on demand. Public Cloud offers great economy, predictable expenditure, high availability and the redundancy of high value server equipment.

Office 365

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Office 365 is a web based version of the Microsoft Office Suite of Enterprise Grade applications.Depending on which Office 365 Plan you sign up to, you will have access to download and install the latest version of Microsoft Office. This can be installed on up to 5 devices under a single user subscription, meaning each user can have it on their Desktop PC in the office and on their laptop, they also have the ability to install it on their PC or Apple Mac at home when working remotely. This ensures your users are operating from familiar platforms wherever they are.

Utilise server class cloud based infrastructure to work with your existing 'on premises' servers or migrate entire business systems online.

Do you want technology that helps you maximise productivity so you can grow your business and become more competitive? Did you know that many organisations are moving to the cloud to get the most out of their IT investments and their business opportunities? You could be doing the same, with Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 is secure anywhere access to professional email, shared contacts and calendars, instant messaging, online conferencing, and collaboration on documents.

With Office 365 your data is safer, thanks to robust disaster recovery capabilities, globally-redundant backups, and extensive privacy features. And your users are highly protected against spam and viruses with filters. The burden of securing your data is shifted to Microsoft so you don't have to worry about it.

Google Apps

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Created by Google as their "Infrastructure as a service" (IAAS) offering, Google Apps for work is a web-based suite of business class applications. Once you sign up to Google Apps you will have access to professional email that uses your domain name, plus access to 30 GB of Cloud-based Google Drive storage.

Google Apps also allows access to multiple Cloud-based applications including, but not limited to, Calendars, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, Hangouts and Plus.Using Google Apps can help reduce your infrastructure overheads and can be used for any size of business. All you need is a connection to the internet!

Create, store and share documents, spread sheets, presentations and forms Share calendars with other users for meetings and planning, Utilise video conferencing and Instant Messaging via Google Hangouts, No requirement to install additional software.