Information & Communication
Providing a full Consulting, Planning,
Support and Maintenance Service
For the supply of IT solutions, implementation and support/maintenance for the business and education sectors contact Advantage Technologies.
Our continued growth year on year is all about our customer service. We pride ourselves on providing courteous, informative and proactive information to our customers. In recent years the boundaries between traditional communications and computing have significantly merged and our team is well versed in the different leading and cutting edge services.
As part of our ongoing service to customers we constantly review new and up-and-coming technologies, software and hardware solutions. Our knowledgeable staff have a continuous programme of training to ensure they are familiar with the various options available to give best value to our clients.
Services include: (click on links for further information)
- IT Planning and Consultancy
- IT Maintenance and Support
- Hardware – standard and leading solutions
- Data Storage Infrastructure
- Security Solutions
- Licensing – management and renewals
- Systems and Data Migration
Call Advantage Technologies today for more information
IT Planning and Consultancy
Any durable system of any size requires competent and qualified planning to ensure the solution meets the company’s technical day-to-day business functionality criteria and falls within their budgetary framework. Our long and successful track record in business, coupled with our level of customer satisfaction, indicates our ability to provide clients with just such services.
IT Maintenance and Support
Often seen as a necessary evil, experience indicates that every company at some time needs maintenance and support, to a lesser or greater degree. Our maintenance and support services are tailored specifically to the client’s requirement and our monthly payment arrangement ensures the client gets value for money and the support they need.
Hardware – standard and leading solutions
Our range of branded products supplies all hardware solutions from small purchases to large and complex systems and covers both standard and bespoke specifications.
Data Storage Infrastructure
The continued growth of storage has seen Advantage Technologies working with specific manufacturers to a high level of accreditation to supply, install and maintain data storage products. Our certification, coupled with our long-standing experience in complex and active network configurations, makes us an ideal partner when it comes to your iSCSI and fibre channel data storage infrastructure.
Our security solutions range from high-end firewalls incorporating intrusion protection, web filtering, anti-spam and antivirus, to software products which provide a complete range of endpoint protection. Our software products can be site-specific or cloud-based.
Advantage Technologies supply an array of popular and specialist products from a broad range of vendors. Our Microsoft certification and range of other specialist certifications enable us to provide both general and specialist products, from education to corporate agreements and ad hoc supply. Our product knowledge extends to technical aspects which helps ensure the client feels confident that their choice is the right one.
Licensing – management and renewals
For products requiring annual licence renewals and upgrades we provide an in-house service to ensure the client receives continuity of cover.
Systems and Data Migration
Advantage Technologies’ specialised expertise has seen our involvement in either assisting or running client system upgrades and migration of email, the deployment of desktops, servers and complex storage systems - at single or across multiple sites - with disaster recovery solutions. Our track record and experience encourages client confidence and peace of mind.
Our network division coupled with our technical division provides solutions that range from survey to installation. Our experience in installing sites ranges from small and large offices to large manufacturing and production sites’ intersite microwave link on licensed and unlicensed wave bands, making us leaders in this particular field.
WAN Synchronization and Optimization
Faster wide area networks encourage more data which in turn leads to a greater need to optimize the data passing between any number of sites; the greater the bandwidth the greater the amount and frequency of latency-inducing chatter and load. Advantage Technologies’ 10 years’ experience in WAN optimization brings specialist knowledge which we use to help the client to reduce latency and bandwidth congestion, thereby optimizing traffic and throughput which in turn delivers resources to the end user in an efficient and ordered manner. Other key services such as data replication, acceleration, remote access users and onboard granular management tools make our choice of product the world quadrant leader and a tool with rapid ROI.
The ever-increasing costs involved in travelling and the ever-increasing availability of bandwidth with reliable management and common interfaces have seen tremendous growth in the video conferencing market. Our knowledge of voice and data networks and experience with complex network configurations means that Advantage Technologies has become well placed to be our customers’ first choice for the provision and installation of cost-effective video conferencing systems. Flexibility of product integrated with a core video conferencing system meets the need for both high performance and value for money.
Convergent networks in their simplest form provide the ability to host multiple services within one structure. The delivery of VoIP fits well - both financially and in terms of its rich feature sets - into the world of networking and communications. For those looking for either a simple phone system or a complex system with integrated features such as multi-company call centre, desktop and database integration, Advantage Technologies can supply an innovative, cost-effective and reliable solution that will allow localized management and control.
Fully-Managed MPLS Networks
Advantage Technologies are pleased to announce the addition of full-managed MPLS networks to our portfolio of services. The benefits include:
- True uncontested internet and/or inter-site access
- Managed QoS (quality of service) between locations to prioritise voice, data, video conferencing,
web access traffic etc
- Fully monitored and managed circuits with failover
- Multiple carrier delivery for resilience
- 24 x 7 support direct to engineers
- The flexibility to increase bandwidth requirement and add additional sites
- Optimisation and acceleration
Nimble Storage Overview
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