eOSphere is ETA's proprietary method for bringing the benefits of Cloud Computing to small business – so that you can enjoy lower costs, fewer hardware and software hassles, and more efficient ways of working both in the office and remotely.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud Computing, known by many names including utility computing and managed servers, is a new model for business IT in which an entire company is connected to secure hosted servers via thin clients or low-cost desktops and notebooks. This model has many advantages over traditional in-house server networks:
- Free the capital tied up in maintaining your own servers and systems
- Reduce equipment and energy costs by eliminating excess server capacity
- Scale easily as your computing needs change
- Software is maintained for you, so everyone is working from the same, most current versions, no matter where they are
- Reduce time spent on managing/troubleshooting IT internally
Many large corporations have shifted to the Cloud Computing model over the last few years. With Eosphere, ETA brings the same benefits to small business.
How does eOSphere work?
We evaluate your computing needs (current and projected) and devise a eOSphere plan.
This typically includes a hosted server solution connected to thin clients or existing desktops via a managed security appliance. We migrate your software and data files to the new server and maintain the system and software upgrades.
This gives you 24/7 worldwide secure access to your data and programs with none of the hassles of keeping the system up and running yourself. You spend your time managing your business – not maintaining your IT.
Is eOSphere right for my business?
eOSphere is designed to help small businesses who have:
- 5 to 25 Windows or Linux desktop computers and laptops
- 1 to 2 internal servers
- And use typical office software with some software specific to your field
In this environment it can produce significant cost savings and increases in efficiency.
Is eOSphere secure?
Very much so. Communication between the clients and the server is protected by both network and OS-based firewalls, and servers are maintained in a highly secure environment and continuously monitored for suspicious activity.
Regular backups also ensure that in the event of physical computer loss, your data is preserved.
Is eOSphere Green?
Yes! eOSphere and all Cloud Computing produces significant reductions in energy consumption over traditional server models.
Most servers operate with substantial excess capacity and produce heat which has to be dealt with by office HVAC systems designed for people, not machines. Hosted servers reduce that excess capacity to a more appropriate level and are maintained in more energy-efficient environments.