SSR’s customized cloud solutions improve risk mitigation, reduce costs, and allow instant scalability unavailable through typical networks. Based on your needs and business goals, we can deliver public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions that improve resource optimization, efficiency, security, and productivity.
SSR Cloud Benefits Include:
- Scalable to fit your custom business needs
- Able to grow with your business
- Guards against power outages and the impacts of severe weather
- Saves money and resources
- Conserves energy and benefits the environment
Let SSR break down your IT infrastructure to identify the various applications, processes and new development that can be augmented by our cloud services:
Public Cloud – Under a public cloud, such as Microsoft 365, Google, and Azure, customers with similar needs can share the infrastructure and the benefits of the cloud environment. SSR hosts and maintains the servers and applications off-site, but you can easily access applications and files online with a secure connection.
Private Cloud – With a private cloud, companies maintain all the benefits of cloud computing with equipment and security systems solely dedicated to a single business. SSR hosts and maintains the servers and applications at two off-site, tier-two data centers, which meet SSAE 16 (SOC-1) compliance requirements. Access to applications and files is only a click away with a secure connection.
Hybrid Cloud – A hybrid cloud offers a combination of public and private cloud solutions based on your needs.
Triangle Tool Corporation – Virtualization
Challenge – Triangle Tool Corporation, a firm specializing in injection mold design, manufacturing and custom machining located in northwest Milwaukee, was using outdated and unreliable servers. The company was not aware that when a typical server is used, it’s only operating at about 6% to 10% of total capacity, leaving paid resources sitting around and doing nothing.
Because SSR technicians had been working with Triangle Tool as the company’s main source of technical support for nearly a decade, they knew the infrastructure and recommended virtualization as a logical fit.
Solution – Virtualization software, often referred to as the “Hypervisor,” allows for multiple operating systems to be segmented into virtual machines using just one piece of hardware. Virtual machines can be added to a server to increase productivity and efficiency for a business IT system.
“First, we had to understand what virtualization meant and how it would benefit us over our current setup,” says Marc Krewald, onsite system administrator at Triangle Tool Corporation. “We were new to the technology, but for SSR, it was a matter of explaining the setup process and implementing the updated system without causing any significant downtime.”
Results – Triangle Tool’s days of operating a server at such a low capacity are gone thanks to SSR. SSR consolidated the environment from several servers down to two servers and a Storage Area Network (SAN).
Except for normal updates, virtualization has been self-supporting and the company now spends less money on maintenance, power, space and downtime, allowing Triangle Tool to spend more time on designing and manufacturing molds and tooling.
“SSR engineers come in once a month to check over the system and make sure it’s running smoothly,” adds Krewald. “There have been no major issues on the project, and we are satisfied with the end result.”