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What is SaskTel Managed Hosting?
SaskTel Managed Hosting offers a world-class Data Centre and operating environment to host your software applications on SaskTel-owned hardware and servers.
The cost of providing and maintaining the infrastructure is shared across many customers, allowing you to take advantage of significant savings over the cost of building and maintaining your own 24/7 Data Centre. You also benefit from the expertise of highly trained SaskTel technicians.Click to Play
What are the advantages of Sasktel Managed Hosting?
There are numerous advantages of SaskTel Managed Hosting.
What makes SaskTel different from other hosting providers?
Trust your valuable data and applications to a service provider that has over 100 years experience in the telecommunications industry.
SaskTel has already earned the trust of clients throughout North America and has established relationships with vendors you already trust, like SUN Microsystems, IBM, HP, Microsoft, Avaya, Cisco, LG Ericcson, and Mitel.
With SaskTel, when you need support, you’ll speak to a friendly, highly qualified Expert that is dedicated to your account and understands the needs of your business. You will also have access to the largest network in Saskatchewan and unlimited data transfer with no capped monthly usage.
What guarantee will I get with my managed services?
With SaskTel Managed Hosting, you can rest assured that your data is safe, protected, and available when you need it.
SaskTel Managed Hosting guarantees:
What are virtual private servers?
SaskTel Managed Hosting offers Virtual Private Servers, which allow a physical server to be divided into multiple virtual servers. These individual virtual servers are private and secure. No unauthorized users have access to your private servers.
Businesses traditionally use dedicated servers to support specific applications. As the number of applications increases so does the number of servers required, resulting in time and money spent on acquiring and managing server technology.
An alternative, more cost effective solution is server virtualization using SaskTel Virtual Private Servers as part of a Managed Hosting solution. SaskTel Virtual Private Servers allow you to optimize your server usage by creating multiple virtual machines from one physical server.
How could virtual private servers benefit me?
With Virtual Private Servers from SaskTel, you can:
Why would I need a dedicated server rather than a virtual server?
A dedicated server is dedicated to the exclusive use of a single company. You have full control over all of the server's resources and can use the server in any way that you wish. A dedicated server is suitable for resource intensive applications.
What is the difference between Managed Hosting and Colocation?
With Colocation, you store your own server at the state-of-the-art SaskTel Data Centre. SaskTel provides an internet connection to your server and allows you physical access to your own server when you need it.
SaskTel staff does not maintain your server with Colocation. It is designed for companies that own servers but are looking to a hosting provider for network connectivity, security, redundancy and support. It allows you to take advantage of our Data Centre features and benefits but you are responsible for your own equipment and configuration of your hardware, software, and operating system.
With SaskTel Managed Hosting, you can rent SaskTel-owned servers within our world-class Data Centre. Whether you choose the dedicated or virtual server option, highly trained SaskTel technicians will maintain and support your servers.
How would Managed Hosting benefit small businesses?
With Managed Hosting, a small business can enjoy:
What operating systems do you support for the Managed Hosting solution?
We offer licensing and support for Windows Server 2008 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. While other operating systems may be used within the Data Centre, SaskTel will not be able to provide support on them.
What types of storage are available with Managed Hosting?
On physical servers, customers have options for local storage in the server, Storage Area Network (SAN) connected storage, or Network Attached Storage (NAS) connected storage. On the virtual infrastructure, customers will have access to either SAN or NAS storage, but not local storage.
What if my business cannot afford to have any downtime?
SaskTel has a backup data centre located in Saskatoon which can be used to deploy a 'hot backup' configuration to ensure no downtime, even in the event of a catastrophic event.
How will I access my server when I subscribe to SaskTel Managed Hosting service?
When using a Windows environment, you would typically access your server using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which enables very similar access to if you were sitting in front of the server physically.
With a Linux environment, typically a Secure Shell (SSH) client is used to access the server.
Ultimately the means of access is up to you, the customer, as SaskTel will allow whatever means suits you best, aside from physically accessing the Data Centre. Dedicated connections, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and other means of encryption are also available.
Who is allowed to access my server?
Only users specified by your designated contacts are allowed access to your server. Likewise, SaskTel will only open firewall ports requested by you, to IP addresses you specify.
What is Cloud Computing?
There isn't a standard definition of Cloud Computing that is used by all service providers, but all definitions will include variations on the following three criteria:
Why would I want to use Cloud Computing?
The flexibility and mobility provided by Cloud Computing allows for you and your team to implement solutions faster and access your applications from anywhere. Additionally, you only pay for what you need to use so the potential for cost savings is another benefit.
Does SaskTel currently offer any Cloud-based computing solutions?
Absolutely! SaskTel offers:
Hosted Email (Microsoft Exchange and a consumer based solution)
Hosted Contact Centre
What is the difference between public and private clouds?
A public cloud is shared by many different companies and users, while a private cloud is built and used by a single organization, though it will still be shared by many different users, groups or departments within that organization.
What is the SaskTel Cloud Strategy?
SaskTel is developing both private, as well as public, cloud infrastructure solutions to be used jointly by SaskTel and offered to our customers. In addition, SaskTel will continue to launch cloud-based application services as they are developed.
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SaskTel is located in Saskatchewan, in the heart of Canada. For over a century SaskTel has provided information and communication technology solutions to government, corporate, and private customers throughout North America.
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