supplementary information

  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Hosted Exchange
  • Backup and disaster recovery (BDR)
  • citrix
  • vmware
  • HYPER-V and Microsoft
  • Managed Desktop

virtualization, cloud computing, hosted exchange, backup and disaster recovery

What is your disaster recovery plan for your business? Are you considering technology upgrades but haven't reviewed what virtualizing, cloud, and hosted can do for your business? No matter what the size or complexity of your business virtualized servers, cloud computing (offsite backup) or hosted applications (such as hosted email, hosted spam) can help.

Virtualization: More and more businesses are moving to a virtualized environment for many reasons. Servers typically have to be refreshed every 3-5 years based on your companies technology philosophies as well as newer applications or upgrades your business is considering. Server consolidation is the most common form of virtualization and benefits include lowered hardware maintenance costs, decrease usage of heating, cooling and power, as well as faster recovery times. While other businesses take this a step further and go to a fully virtualized environment thus leveraging dumb terminals such as WYSE to decrease desktop issues as well as improve on a more mobile workforce.

Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR): When is the last time you attempted to restore your backups? Did you know over half tape backups experience failures? What if you had a failure towards the end of the business day, however your backups run nightly? How long does it take you to restore a full backup and what if that restore is corrupt? Let me guess, someone manually takes your backup data offsite nightly - what if they were sick, how many times can you re-write over media, what if they lose this data? Clients are faced with difficult decisions on a daily basis, don't make this one. Stratosphere Networks offers a number of best in class backup solutions.

Cloud Computing: Hosted applications for small businesses are becoming more advantageous due to lowered maintenance and support costs as well as a higher availability of enterprise features. This also provides increased reliability as all applications are hosted in a redundant data center.

Hosted Exchange: Exchange support can be expensive as you must engage higher level IT support professionals to manage Exchange on a day to day basis. Smaller businesses and even some enterprise businesses are moving to a fully hosted exchange environment as costly server hardware is required to have Exchange in house as well as costly backup solutions must be in place to ensure business continuity. This also decreases downtime of email due to site issues, power outages, as well as internet outages.


Stratosphere networks - it managed service provider

Virtulization, Hosted Exchange, Backup, Cloud Computer and Managed Desktop servicing the Minneapolis, Minnesota, markets and nationwide.

Stratosphere Networks is a comprehensive IT managed service provider for Minnesota and Nationwide markets that provides intelligent IT support for your business. Our IT consultants work with your business to identify your business needs. Our team of IT support professionals work around the clock to provide IT help desk, server, and infrastructure support for your business. Our network operations can help with all your IT requests remotely and in some rare instances that you require IT support onsite our dispatch team

Whether it’s help desk support, remote and on-site dispatch, network optimization, search engine optimization services (SEO), maintenance tasks (such as Windows Updates), proactive network monitoring, disaster recovery planning, planning to roll out a new line of business application (i.e. EMR, EHR, DMS, etc) network upgrade or migration planning (such as Microsoft Exchange), considering virtualizing your infrastructure (i.e. VMWare, Citrix, or Hyper-V) or simply moving to a new location, our team of experts can help ensure all aspects of your technology infrastructure are handled correctly.