Comms Group UK Ltd – A new role…..

I have recently jumped ship to become IT Manager at Comms Group UK Ltd. I have been offered a fantastic opportunity to work in a Telecoms company moving forward with their IT Managed Services offerings. I have now been at Comms Group for 4 weeks and already we’re taking things to a new level. The Telecoms side of the business offers competitive pricing and a clued up support base to offer insight and opinions with the technology in mind.

Moving towards the IT side of things I’ve recently attended the Service Desk and Support Event at Earls Court in London where I was able to meet some of the big players of Help Desk and support applications. It was a great insight into what is available and as such we are now moving forward with some excellent products This will enable us to offer a fantastic support portal for our customers and internal users, as well as the ability to remotely manage the IT infrastructure of our Managed Service contracts. We also have many other offerings including online backup and antivirus software that comes in at a very competitive price and we’d be very happy to quote you.

Moving forward we have plenty more to work on and improve but we’re making giant strides, if you’d like to be a part of our success and excellent support services then please give us a call for a competitive quote and informed opinion – 0844 848 8144

We may be able to give you some additional discount if you quote my name when making any enquiries – Either Stephen Pothecary or Guru365 – unfortunately I am unable to guarantee a discount as this may be unavailable to the products you require, but we can certainly give you a discount on any Managed Services enquiries or contracts.

Quote from the Comms Group UK Ltd Website –

At Comms Group, due to strategic partnerships we buy landline services on a wholesale basis from BT and have the same level of access to systems and support from BT Openreach as BT Retail. By understanding your needs we aim to provide better customer service than BT Retail. We can GUARANTEE you savings compared with your current telecoms supplier, typical savings are 35% and you can be assured that you will not receive loss in service when using Comms Group for your land line low cost call charges and line rental facility.

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call and we’d be very happy to talk to you regarding any kind of Telecoms or IT related requirements. Even if you need pricing on a piece of equipment we’ll be very happy to get you the very best price we can through our many distribution partners.

Comms Group UK Ltd – 0844 848 81 44

Guest Product – Fujitsu CELVIN NAS @fujitsu_uk

NAS solutions for backups and file storage the latest offering from Fujitsu.

The Fujitsu CELVIN NAS range for small/medium sized business is certainly a product that will be looking to implement as part of our backup solutions as well as any file storage requirements that our clients may need.

Fujitsu have 4 main offerings with regards to the CELVIN NAS range which I will detail below (details taken from the Fujitsu CELVIN NAS brochure);

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q700 – Affordable UsabilityW-CM30742_tcm21-13610

“If you want to upgrade from using multiple external hard disk drives for data handling to a RAID capable professional NAS server, the Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q700 is an affordable next step. It has space for two hard disk drives with up to 6TB of storage. Saving, sharing and managing files over multiple platforms has never been so easy or affordable.”

Product Summary –

  • Fast and easy setup.
  • Ideal NAS storage, multimedia, backup or print server.
  • Supports up to 2 IP cameras.
  • Backup to external drives.
  • Secure business service features like FTP server.
  • Three RAID levels: 0/1/JBOD.

 

 

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q802 – Business Versatility W-CM33198_tcm21-13899

If you need a balanced multipurpose NAS server to meet your data management, backup and storage needs, the flexible Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q802 is your solution. Four hard disk drive trays provide plenty of storage, and it can be set up for anything from surveillance applications to NAS plus iSCSI storage.

  • Hot swappable drives.
  • VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V Capable.
  • iSCSI storage for cluster virtualisation.
  • Encrypted remote application for archiving.
  • LUN backup with one-time snapshot.
  • Seven RAID levels: 0/1/5/5+ HS/6/10/JBOD.

 

 

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS QR802 – Rackable ReliabilityW-DK26304_tcm21-326601

If you want all the benefits of a fully featured professional NAS server and need all the hardware out of the way, the Fujitsu CELVIN NAS QR802 is the solution for you. The Fujitsu CELVIN NAS QR802 has dual power supplies for superior reliability with up to 12TB of storage capacity. It is designed to be rack mounted right alongside your other networked enterprise equipment.

  • Rack mountable.
  • Four hot swappable business critical drives.
  • VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V Capable.
  • Redundant power supplies and cooling.
  • Failover redundancy and load balancing.
  • Seven RAID levels: 0/1/5/5+ HS/6/10/JBOD.

 

 

Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q902 – Ultimate ScalabilityW-DK27716_tcm21-326619

If you have massive amounts of unstructured data or virtual machines to manage, you need to be able to easily scale up. The Fujitsu CELVIN NAS Q902 is perfect for your business. It has six hard disk drive trays so you will never have to worry about running our of space and has more configuration options than any other Fujitsu CELVIN NAS server.

  • Six hot swappable hard disk drives.
  • Ideal for VMware/Citrix/Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Up to 18TB storage capacity and virtual disk expansion.
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration.
  • Backup to eSATA and USB drives.
  • Nine RAID levels: 0/1/5/5+HS/6/6+HS/10/10+HS/JBOD.

 

If you believe any of these offerings are of use please give Comms Group UK Ltd a call on 0844 848 8144

 

Signing up to Office365 #freetrial

Why not take advantage of the free trials available to you! You can choose the smaller home and small business packages or if you wish you can delve into the enterprise packages with all the bells and whistles.

Signing up takes a very short amount of time – simply go to the following link or if you are a business and looking for a trial use this (Awaiting link details) (will take you to the Comms Group UK Ltd Office 365 partner link which will allow us to assist you in your trial or answer and questions you may have).

Once you have signed up it will automatically log you onto your Office 365 trial where you will be met with your services being provisioned!

 

provision

Once provisioned, you are ready to go! Download the latest version of Office, look into what Yammer can do for your business, choose from a number of setup options to fully provision and manage your cloud environment ready for your cloud/on-prem data.

Although the portal can look quite clean and basic, there are plenty of advanced options to work with, it is wise to plan any moves effectively as you will need some ‘infrastructure’ with regards to SSL certificates to properly manage a cloud/on-prem/hybrid cloud environment.

It’s a trial after all so go nuts, make stuff happen, see what settings do, best in a trial then on a live environment right?

The other thing to do would be to look at the ‘exam blueprints’ to see what deploying and administering entails so that you can look into those areas in more detail.

Free trials are a great way of working with the product, Microsoft have given us the tools, use them! 🙂

 

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