Unpredictable IT costs place a real burden on your business. The Vast-IT solution gives you predictable, monthly IT expenses by eliminating the costs of upgrades, monitoring, patching and operations of your infrastructure. We give you the flexibility to choose from three scalable plans bronze, silver or gold. You pick the plan that is right for you. This allows you to redirect IT resources, reduce unanticipated support costs and plan your expenses accurately. For a complete cost analysis, contact Vast-IT Sales at 905-492-2717. You may be surprised at how much we can reduce your current IT spending.
The greatest advantage Vast-IT has over hosting is that if our network or your Internet Service Provider’s network goes down, your systems are still operational. Because the servers reside at each company’s premises, the only thing lost during an outage is monitoring and remote backups. Vast-IT will be immediately notified of such an outage and will help restore the network. The Vast-IT solution also includes many of the benefits of hosting, such as security and server monitoring, remote storage of data and fixed monthly fees but for significantly lower cost.
More than a third of all businesses using the Vast-IT solution also employ a part-time or full-time IT staff. By eliminating the necessity to work on low-level, repetitive, non-strategic tasks, the Vast-IT solution frees your staff to focus on long-term strategic technology objectives, such as: Intranet portal services for employees Extranet portal services for customers Line of business applications employee technical training Database development and management Application performance reporting Management of digital dashboards Web site development and management Aligning IT goals with long-term vision of the management team Professional training and certifications The Vast-IT’s solution provides a solid foundation for these initiatives and allows your company to maximize its IT investment.
Backups are continual and managed remotely. All off-site data is remotely sent to the Vast-IT authorized data center. The initial monthly fee includes 25 GB of remote storage, and additional storage is available for an added fee. Vast-IT can retrieve customer files from up to 30 days prior to the last backup and this window can be extended for an additional fee.
Vast-IT does not provide the hardware; however, we will work with you to choose hardware from any tier one vendor. We can assist in setting up lease programs to make your upfront costs minimal. Empower Information System’s only requirement is your equipment be under an approved maintenance agreement or have a qualified parts program.
Vast-IT provides a very robust software and support platform for small businesses to grow on. The specific software will depend upon the requirements of the customer.
The Vast-IT solutions solve most IT-related disaster and recovery problems. In the event of a disaster, such as theft or fire, Vast-IT can build a new server with your most recent data and have it on your premises within 24 hours. Customers will still need to plan for desktops and other business specific processes.
Simply call the Help Desk and a support representative will restore it over the phone. Or, send requests via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service packs and software updates are applied after Vast-IT fully tests each one in the lab. All updates are performed after business hours or according to the customer’s schedule.
The Vast-IT data center is a new state-of-the-art facility that includes: AC unites to keep environment at a constant temperature and humidity Multiple power delivery units Multiple UPS Battery backups with chargers Multiple Power Delivery Units (PDU) Two-stage pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system.
Security is of utmost importance to Empower Information Systems. We employ the latest in security technology in all servers and monitor them continually, 24×7×365. Any unusual activity is automatically reported to our highly-trained monitoring team, who follow specific escalation procedures in the event of a breach.
All data, including email, will be moved to the new server as part of the initial setup. All existing network peripherals, such as printers, hubs, switches and routers, are configured on the new server.
Yes – the Vast-IT solution requires a broadband (DSL or Cable) or better connection with static IP. If you don’t have a broadband connection, Vast-IT can install one for an additional fee.
All contracts are setup to be 1, 2 or 3 year contracts. We have the option to cancel with a 30-day cancellation notice.