October 23, 2017

Bi-Modal IT As The Vehicle For Your Company’s Safe Migration To The Hybrid Cloud

Are you worried about your company’s safe migration to the hybrid cloud? Although you want the speed and technological agility that the hybrid cloud can offer, you are worried about abandoning the legacy systems that have worked so well for so long. Zephyr Networks understands this worry, and we have embraced a bi-modal IT strategy to address it. Our goal is to ensure the safety of your company’s IT transition, and we have seen that bi-modal IT often can be the solution to the problem.

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Three Essential 2016 IT Trends To Understand To Ensure The Future Success Of Your Business

As leaders in providing information technology services and networking support in Orange County, Zephyr Networks understands and adapts to constantly evolving IT trends. The rise of mobile technology and private cloud services are two key examples of this ongoing evolution. What business owners need to understand is that everyone is connected to everyone, everywhere, all the time. Since such an intense and expansive level of connection is now available, the opportunities and the risks exist side-by-side.

At Zephyr Networks, our goal is to help you take advantage of the opportunities to improve the profit margins and the productivity of your business while minimizing the risks. In terms of this article, our focus will be on taking advantage of three essential 2016 IT trends to help ensure the future success of your business. In our next article, we will highlight the dangers of cybercrime in 2016 and how to improve your cybersecurity in order to minimize the risks.

Three Essential 2016 IT Trends —

  1. Taking Advantage of The Device Mesh
  2. Greater Emphasis on Private Cloud & Data Center Services
  3. Fast Data Processing Becomes More Accessible

1) Taking Advantage of The Device Mesh

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2016 IT Trends Include The Device Mesh

In 2016, your awareness of the device mesh will go from a “What the heck is a device mesh?” to “Are all of our employee’s devices connected and optimized for the device mesh?” The device mesh includes traditional business computing, mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, new forms of wearable technology, and a bevy of consumer and home electronic and automotive devices. In the post-mobile world, the device mesh extends the connective range of the user to just about everywhere.

Even more importantly, it extends the range of your employees. Suddenly, they can be doing work and accessing proprietary information while on the go; in restaurants, on airplanes and even while commuting to work. As the device mesh grows, greater cooperative interaction between devices needs to emerge. Moreover, user experience of websites and online services must be optimized to meet the needs of this new bevy of devices. If your customer can’t see your offerings on their smart phone, they won’t remain your customer for very long.

In terms of your business, Zephyr Networks can help your company make the device mesh work for you while ensuring the security of your proprietary data across multiple platforms. Isn’t it essential that your employees can do their work safely and efficiently across multiple platforms? The device mesh should not be a spider’s web that entraps your company, but an array of exciting opportunities that help your expand your technological reach.

2) An Emphasis on Private Cloud & Data Center Services

InfoWorld’s David Linthicum has suggested that 2016 will be the year when the phase “cloud computing” is retired. Instead, people will go back to simply saying “computing” because the cloud has become that essential to the modern world. Zephyr Networks agrees with this belief, although the transition in the lexicon might take a little longer. After all, the adoption of new technological opportunities is always slower than expected as business owners resist change. Given this resistance, Zephyr Networks now provides a private cloud and data center services audit for our clients, providing an education side-by-side with a description of how this technological opportunity can help your company.

The most important access of a private cloud is so obvious that it almost feels absurd to say it aloud: Privacy and Autonomy for Your Company. Rather than being a little fish in the ocean, threatened by larger predators and pollution and anything else you can imagine, your company becomes a big fish in its own pond, protecting your company’s data while accessing a tailored package of services that make sense for your business. The focus of a private cloud and data center services audit is to understand exactly what your company needs to continue on its path of success. To learn more about how Zephyr Networks can help you keep pace with this 2016 IT trend, please contact us today.

3) Fast Data Processing Becomes More Accessible

In 2016, the fast data processing speeds used by Netflix and Amazon will now be accessible for small to mid-sized companies. Rather than be restricted to slower online processing speeds offered by cable companies and the like, your company can become a modern racecar without taking unnecessary risks. The goal of Zephyr Networks is to provide your company with the high performance technology options needed to succeed in today’s world.

The private cloud and low latency data center services offered by Zephyr Networks can help a small to mid-sized company succeed by accessing the benefits of fast data processing. Zephyr Networks believes that small to mid-sized companies to access the fast data processing capabilities of larger companies. With our Level 3 Data Centers, your company can access the data processing speed with low latency that is used by the Internet giants.

The data center services team at Zephyr Networks understand that your business needs high performance technology with super fast Internet speed. By offering the very best in private cloud and networking support, we can make this happen. To learn how Zephyr Networks can help your company take advantage of these 2016 IT trends, please call Zephyr Networks today by calling (800) 884-7559.

High Performance Technology For Your Business Racecar With Zephyr Networks As Your Pit Crew In The Cloud

In the 21st century when technological excellence is the key to profitability, your business should have high performance technology like an online racecar with Zephyr Networks as your pit crew in the cloud. The consulting and managed IT services offered by Zephyr, including our Level 3 Data Centers in Tustin and Irvine, can help turn your old technological clunker into a NASCAR-winning high performance racer. After all, isn’t it time your business has both the speed and safety it needs to succeed in today’s world.

Your Company And High Performance Technology

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Your Company’s High Performance Technology

If you could be a NASCAR championship driver, wouldn’t you be? Everyone loves the idea of speed and success, but the reality is a bit scarier. Very few people are talented enough to drive high performance racecars. Heck, racing around a track at 200 mph sounds terrifying.

But shouldn’t your company operate like a high performance racecar online? Shouldn’t you have the highest processing speeds and Internet data capabilities to ensure the success of your business?

Of course, the answer is yes if such technological capabilities are affordable. At Zephyr Networks, we put together tailored packages for our clients to meet their high performance technology needs at a cost that makes sense. We work to find an affordable option for you.

High Performance Technology Means Safety & Maintenance

There is another reason why we don’t all go around driving racecars. It wouldn’t be safe, and that’s exactly why there are speed limits. At the same time, racecars demand a tremendous amount of maintenance. Although we can’t maintain your racecar, we can maintain the high performance technology of your business as well as anyone.

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Zephyr Networks Is Your Pit Crew In The Cloud

The information technology experts at Zephyr Networks understand that your business needs high performance technology with super fast Internet speed without taking risks. By offering the very best in computer and networking support, we can make this happen.

After all, providing network security, data security and cybersecurity has been our field of expertise for years. We believe that your high performance technology should never be a negative for your business. By providing quality managed services and ongoing maintenance, we make sure that your high performance technology is working for your company, providing optimum results.

Imagine Your Pit Crew In The Cloud

Zephyr Networks is your pit crew in the cloud, showing up at your company’s offices when onsite adjustments are needed. With our low latency data centers with Level 3 capabilities, you have the online processing speed used by Netflix and Amazon. By teaming up with Zephyr Networks as your company’s pit crew, you will finally be driving the business racecar of your dreams.

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Your Company’s Checkered Flag

As the owner of the company, you are the racecar driver and you deserve nothing less than the checkered flag. Forget those old Plymouth Dusters, Ford Edsels and the rest of the rusty clunkers in the world. Today is the day for your company to have the polished high performance technology that will bring you the best results.

Zephyr Networks Can Make It Happen

Whether mobile computing or data center speed, cloud protection or managed services, Zephyr Networks can make it happen. Isn’t it time to embrace the very best? Please call (800) 884-7559 today to find out how we can take your company to the next level of high performance technology, data center speed, and cloud-based excellence.

Why Truly Proactive IT Managed Services Make The Most Sense For Your Company?

At Zephyr Networks, we are starting off 2016 by promoting the idea of why truly proactive IT managed services make the most sense for your company. In the past few years, we have all seen a plethora of online IT service applications and offerings pop up. Rather than coming out of the woodwork like in the old days, these business termites came out of the network, makings tons of promises that most IT professionals know they cannot fulfill.

The Rubber Stamp Of Online IT Anonymous Offerings

Right off the bat, you have to ask yourself if your company is worth more than the rubber stamp offered by online IT anonymous offerings. The set-up of online IT offerings is essentially anonymous because you are not working face-to-face with your service providers. From the outset with Zephyr Networks, you get to know us because we meet you onsite at your company. More importantly, we get to know you and your company, tailoring our package of IT managed services to meet your specific needs.

One Size Does Not Fit All With IT Managed Services

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The IT Managed Services of Zephyr Networks

The simple truth is that one size does not fit all when it comes to IT managed services. Even if you have a mid-sized business, is it the same as every other mid-sized business in the country? Does your 3D printing company in Irvine have the exact same needs as a drive-in restaurant chain in New Jersey? Yes, the online offerings of the termites that weaken your foundation claim that they will save you money. Yes, they allow you to pick and choose from their rickety offerings, but do they actually know what you need? Do you have the technical expertise to know what you need?

At Zephyr Networks, our IT managed service packages begin with a detailed understanding of your company and how it works and the technological challenges involved. Our goal is to tailor a truly proactive package of IT managed services that address your specific needs. From the very start, we focus on prevention and smooth transition by understanding exactly where your company is at and letting you know in detail where we think you need to be. Once you sign on, you have our maximum focus because we have installed or updated your system to reflect the specific IT needs of your company.

24/7 Remote Monitoring & Management = Network Stability

By taking on a premium package of truly proactive IT managed services with Zephyr Networks, we offer you ongoing monitoring that creates a continuum of reliability and confidence. The truly proactive IT managed services of Zephyr Networks can be combined with our data center offerings to reduce downtime and ensure connectivity. By running our own low latency data centers in Irvine and Tustin, we ensure that our clients have access to the fastest online capabilities.

Isn’t it time to stop looking for the cheapest option when it comes to the technological future of your company? Isn’t it time to embrace a value package of IT managed services that reflect your specific needs and pays off in both the short term and the long run? To learn more about the truly proactive IT managed services offered by Zephyr Networks and our data center capabilities, please contact us today by calling (800) 884-7559 for an computer and networking support consultation.

Why Should Microsoft Or Amazon Be Gatekeepers Of Your Company’s Private Data?

Recent conflicts between the government and giant tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon web services raise the question of who should be the gatekeepers of your company’s private data. When it comes to a company’s private data and customer information, why trust faceless tech behemoths with such a critical responsibility? Such trust seems foolish, particularly in light of the size of your small to mid-sized business in comparison to these corporate giants.

Why would they care about truly protecting what is the most precious resource of your business: Your intellectual property, your private data and your customer information?

Your Company’s Private Data

When Microsoft refused to comply with a warrant in December 2013 for emails from a business suspect in a court case, industry officials and civil liberties advocates raised a red flag. Why should Microsoft be making such a decision? Zephyr Networks believes such cases are a major reason to embrace the private cloud. After all, with a private cloud, you control your own information and access to that information. You should make such decisions, not Microsoft.

The White House, after months of study, has yet to articulate a public response to the argument that a victory in the Microsoft case would provide authoritarian governments, particularly those of China and Russia, with a way to get access into computer servers located in the United States. “Clearly, if the U.S. government wins, the door is open for other governments to reach into data centers in the U.S.,” Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, explained in an interview. Amazon web services and Microsoft are fighting efforts to give the federal government access to their communications. But will they fight for you?

Why Is A Company’s Private Data In The Mix?

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Your Company’s Private Data

The question that Zephyr Networks wants to raise is why should your company be part of this epic battle? Why are you entrusting Microsoft or Amazon web services with your company’s precious information? By embracing the private cloud, you put the power back into your own hands. This is why Zephyr Networks runs a data services center in Irvine for our clients, giving them access to a private cloud where they make the decisions and they are in control.

“People want to know what law will be applied to their data,” Brad Smith of Microsoft continued. “French want their rights under French law, and Brazilians under Brazilian law. What is the U.S. government going to do when other governments reach into the U.S. data centers, without notifying the U.S. government?”

Such international issues should not affect your company. Your company’s data should not be subject to a potential international tug-of-war.

Zephyr Networks Protects Your Company’s Private Data

By becoming a part of the Microsoft or Amazon web services behemoth, by allowing these corporate giants to control your company’s data, your are falling prey to their whims and fancies. By embracing the private cloud, you remain in control of your company’s information. It’s that simple. Rather than being a cog in a giant machine, learn about the independent freedom and reliable security of the private cloud by contacting Zephyr Networks today.

Modern Cyber Criminals Are A Real Threat To Your Company’s Onsite Servers

Cyber criminals are a real threat to your company Zephyr Networks wants to be sure that small to mid-sized business owners across Orange California in particular and Southern California as a whole are aware of the criminal dangers that can threaten their company’s servers. Beyond the remote cyber security threats, onsite hacking due to a lack of security in your office server rooms is a danger as well. Still, remote cyber security threats and hacking dangers to your servers remain the number one danger.

The Threat of Cyber Criminals

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The Real Threat of Cyber Criminals

Recent revelations about the hacking forum Darkode proved to be truly frightening. Upon being taken down by the Justice Department, it was discovered that the hackers were making malware to create networks of malware-infected “zombie” computers to perform automated criminal tasks online without the user’s knowledge. The zombie computers could be used to do just about anything within a hacker’s realm of power. Nobody is immune to such 21st century threats. Such dangers exist for your company as well.

A zombie is a computer connected to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker. Such a computer can be used to perform malicious tasks of one sort or another under remote direction. Potential threats of cyber criminals could greatly undermine your business by compromising your servers are real.

Cyber Criminals – Onsite Threats To Servers

Criminal threats to your company’s servers exist because security in office server rooms is often nonexistent. Beyond remote hacking with zombie computers, if thieves that are hackers with computer capabilities break into your offices in the night or during a holiday, they literally can steal everything. More and more of these cyber criminals exist, particularly within local organized crime gangs and syndicates that see private business information, intellectual property, and computers as the new criminal frontier.

Once experienced cyber criminals are actually in your office and in front of the server hardware, it is so much easier for them to access what they want to steal. By tackling servers head-on, cyber criminals can capture all of your company’s data and information. Imagine a kidnapping of everything on your company’s servers and the compromising of all of your databases. Once the kidnappers are gone, there will be no ransom demands; the data is taken for good.

Advanced Security Of The Irvine Data Center

At the Irvine data center of Zephyr Networks, our security team’s monitoring tools function 24-7. If something happens that is not copasetic, our security team is immediately alerted. The Irvine Data Center has security designed to address HIPAA, SOX, and other compliance challenges where client and company information must be protected. We make sure both cyber criminals and onsite thieves are unable to steal your company’s data and intellectual property.

Zephyr Networks offers local safety for the modern remote world. Our data center team helps your business avoid problems that could undermine your profitability and productivity. You can set-up a free informational tour of the Irvine data center site with Zephyr Networks so you can see our capabilities for yourself. To learn more about the advantages of the Zephyr Networks Irvine Data Center, please contact us today by calling (800) 884-7559.

Are Cleaning Mishaps And Janitorial Negligence Threatening Your Company’s Onsite Servers?

Are your company’s onsite servers safe? A major reason why Zephyr Networks chose to take on the responsibility of managing our own Irvine Data Center was to provide our clients with a higher level of security. When it comes to protecting your company’s valuable data and information stored on servers, you need a guaranteed sense that safety is a number one priority. Do you realize how often cleaning mishaps and janitorial negligence can threaten and damage a company’s onsite servers?

Are Your Onsite Servers Really Safe?

It almost seems absurd that casual accidents actually could jeopardize your company’s servers and data when you are not in the office. What’s crazy is that Zephyr Networks has witnessed such damage to private onsite servers time and time again. A lack of security and proper safety protocols often leads to damage on account of cleaning mishaps and janitorial negligence.

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A wet floor can lead to disaster for onsite servers

When it comes to onsite servers, beyond the external security of the building and a locked door or two, there tends to be an utter lack of the security needed to prevent careless accidents. First, Janitorial staff and cleaning companies circumvent the first level of security because they are given access to the building. Second, when it comes time to do the weekly janitorial work or deeper cleanings by an outside agency, the cleaning staff tends to be given access to the whole building. Doesn’t your maintenance staff have a master set of keys and the freedom to enter all the rooms? Such universal access includes access to the supposedly secure spaces where a company’s onsite servers are housed.

Casual Cleaning Mistakes Innocent But Deadly

Zephyr Networks is not implying a nefarious conspiracy by janitorial staff and cleaning agencies to destroy company servers. When such mishaps happen, they are innocent in nature, but still deadly. There have been too many examples of office maids, carpet cleaning companies, and janitors accidentally bumping into servers while they execute their work. As a result, not only is the work executed, but the innocent servers are sacrificed as well. When cleaning, they spray chemicals and use cleaning products that can hurt the machines and the advanced technology of the servers. Can you imagine one of those huge office carpet-cleaning machines banging into one of your onsite servers?

Avoid Janitorial Negligence & Cleaning Mishaps

Zephyr Networks has seen first-hand the immediate result of such careless accidents; everything gets shut down. If the internal server security system interprets the bumps and thumps as a threat, they go into lockdown mode and need to be completely rebooted. Your business could be shut down on Monday morning because of something that happened on Saturday when you were at the beach with your kids. Does taking such a risk make any sense?

This is the advantage of working with Zephyr Networks and embracing our Irvine Data Center (Grupo SMS). We provide a smart answer to these external threats. Naturally, our Irvine Data Center is regulated to deal with natural disasters, flooding, electrical outages and the like. More importantly, our excellent security at both locations avoids human error, whether criminal or just downright negligence. We don’t allow outside cleaning vendors to go near our servers. Our number one goal is to protect your valuable company data from every external threat, including careless mishaps and ignorant mistakes.

Protect Your Company’s Servers

Don’t let your onsite servers become a liability for your company. To learn more about the advantages of the Zephyr Networks Irvine Data Center and our data center services, please contact us today by calling (800) 884-7559.