Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Cloud computing — sometimes called hosted IT or IaaS (infrastructure as a service) — allows businesses to upgrade and expand their capabilities without investing in hardware. It’s similar to leasing, but better because you enjoy the benefits of a data center without the responsibilities. We service the network at our secure site, to top industry standards, so you can focus on running your business.
Cloud computing may not be the best solution for everyone, but it’s not an all-or-nothing decision. You can take advantage of cloud services, like hosted email, spam filtering, and file sharing, without going all-in with hosted infrastructure. We understand some custom applications can’t be hosted in a remote data center, so a hybrid solution of on-premises and cloud-based computing often is the best option.
ASC Cloud provides government, and highly regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, and critical business infrastructure with the security, a cost predictive model, performance, and control that are difficult to achieve in most hyperscale cloud environments. We designed and built our advanced cloud environment specifically for secure data operations in these industries.
ASC Cloud utilizes a flat-rate billing model to minimize data ingress/egress charges that lead to cost overruns. We enable our customers to host mission-critical applications in the cloud while, accessing, processing, storing, and controlling sensitive data and computing workloads.
For enhanced security and performance, ASC Cloud leverages our private, high-speed fiber optic backbone network and world class hardware housed in geographically dispersed SOC 2 Type II data centers. Both the private network and ASC Cloud are managed by US citizens in ASC’s US-based Security Operations Center (SOC) and Network Operations Center (NOC), which provide white-glove service with a single point of contact for issue resolution.
ASC Cloud incorporates more than 325 security controls to support both commercial and public sector customers — a level of security usually found only in private environments or specialized government clouds. We built ASC Cloud to be the most secure environment available, starting with our private fiber optic network. Security is monitored and assured by ASC’s US-based SOC and NOC to minimize, prevent, and mitigate risk to sensitive data and applications.
ASC Cloud is authorized by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) at the Moderate Impact Level for IaaS. It also supports a range of additional compliance standards, include HIPAA, HITECH, and NIST standards.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud computing service model that allows an organization to back up its data and IT infrastructure in a third-party cloud computing environment and provide all the DR orchestration, all through a SaaS solution, to regain access and functionality to IT infrastructure after a disaster. The as-a-service model means that the organization itself doesn’t have to own all the resources or handle all the management for disaster recovery, instead relying on the service provider.
Disaster recovery planning is critical to business continuity. Many disasters that have the potential to wreak havoc on an IT organization have become more frequent in recent years:
- Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires and earthquakes
- Equipment failures and power outages
- With Alpha DRaaS you can rest assured your data is safe and you are prepared in the event of a disaster. Our Alpha DC1 specifications include:
- 80,000 sq. ft. data center facility
- Three industrial chillers (one of which is in constant use with two on standby) ensuring constant flow within all raised flooring
- Multiple voice and data carriers with diverse underground paths to DC1 that provide uninterrupted access to businesses throughout the world
- 100% uptime with over 3 million watts of power using redundant substations fed by diverse sources
- Short term full battery back-up as part of the overall redundant power available to the data center
- Connected to DR Data Center in Ashburn
- Two Long Term back-up diesel generators (1.2 Megawatts Each) that provide uninterrupted power in the event of an emergency
- ITIL trained staff with concentration on Service Operations Command Center Best Practices for data center operations
- Expert focus on client Mission Critical Applications
- Expert focus on service outages and operational disruptions, denial of service, critical applications and Health and Safety issues with a 7x24x365 staffing level
Hardware as a Service (HWaaS)
The workplace is changing and so is hardware purchasing
Get the latest technology and increase collaboration adoption with a simple, affordable subscription for U.S. customers. Enjoy low monthly payments for your devices, including IP phones, Webex desktop and room devices, and Webex Board. Device support is included in the plan. Subscribe for 3 years, and at the end of the agreement, you can auto-renew for another year or refresh and upgrade your devices with a new 3-year agreement.
From IP phones to Webex devices, a full complement of features become enabled once a subscription is activated.
With an active subscription, enjoy access to all device features.
Customers with an active subscription are covered with Cisco Base Level Service, including software maintenance releases, hardware replacement, and more.
Select devices and start your 36-month subscription. Plus, you have options at the end of your contract.
The default option is to continue with current devices.
Refresh your devices with the latest technology and start a new 3-year subscription.
An active subscription is required to activate all features.
WiFi as a Service (WaaS)
Speed, security, reliability, range — which of these is not important to you in a wireless network? Because if you’re not implementing the right hardware and installing it correctly, you’re compromising on at least one of these elements, and possibly all of them.
We can walk you through all the factors to consider — including the ones peculiar to your site — when installing a new wireless network or improving an existing one, indoors or out (or both). Your employees and guests will never think about it. Isn’t that the point?
To expand your connectivity and increase productivity in your workplace, call us today at 304-721-2485 and ask about our wireless solutions.