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Infrastructure

Cloud Connectivity

Flexible Cloud connectivity the way you want it.

Overview

Services & Solutions

Smart has a wide-ranging portfolio of data services and solutions, to enable us to provide the building blocks to deliver a flexible network to best suit your needs. As an independent managed service provider, we are able to offer carrier-independent network solutions tailored and optimised to your specific needs.

Our connectivity services include;

  • Hosting & Co-Location
  • Access Technologies
  • Security

Features & Benefits

  • Hosting

    Smart provides a wide range of hosting services, allowing businesses to divest themselves of the ownership and management of their infrastructure, networks and applications. Most businesses these days do not want to invest in their own expensive computer rooms that can be inefficient and cost thousands of pounds to power and cool. IT teams are keen to focus on projects that add value, and whilst they still maintain ultimate control, they are happy for systems to be housed in data centre environments and entrusted to the care of external specialists.

    Smart will provide a managed hosting solution tailored to tour exact requirement.

    Co-Location

    Our data centres offer all the co-location facilities your business could need. We offer co-location from complete suites, servers and cages to single rack as well as half and quarter racks.

    Rock provides full N+1 redundancy on power, cooling and connectivity.

    Our data centres have a state-of-the-art Building Management System (BMS) constantly monitoring air temperature, humidity and security.

    Our data centres are fully-managed and have a 24/7 on-site Network Operations Centre (NOC) as well as on-site security personnel.

  • Smart has developed a portfolio of data access technologies that offer affordable yet highly reliable data access.

    The range of technologies includes, but is not limited to:

    ADSL Annex A– this high-speed connection is a popular choice for businesses, providing up to 24Mbps download and 2Mbps upload speeds from a single DSL. An ADSL line allows flexibility and security and all connection speeds are guaranteed at a 98% SLA with a single circuit, or higher for bonded solutions.

    ADSL Annex M– this business broadband is designed for companies that require a higher upstream bandwidth compared to ADSL 2+. ADSL Annex M changes the profile of the circuit, reducing the downstream slightly in order to provide up to double the upstream compared to ADSL 2+.  It offers a cost-effective access circuit allowing you to download and send data effectively within a range of applications, giving you both reliability and business grade performance.

    Bonded ADSL– this combines several lines to create a single, superfast internet connection. It has rapid speeds dependent on location, providing businesses with a consistently reliable line. It also operates on an uncontended ADSL network that increases reliability and boosts speeds. A bonded ADSL line can offer download speeds of up to 80Mbps and is guaranteed at a 99.9% SLA.

    Fibre Ethernet and EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile)– for any business looking for reliable, high bandwidth services, Ethernet has become the technology of choice. It can be used as a Point to Point service between sites, or for access into the internet or an MPLS VPN.  Ethernet provides cost-effective access to dedicated, scalable, high bandwidth services with fast repair times. Fibre Ethernet provides speeds of up to 1Gbps, and the more recently available EFM delivers Ethernet services using bundles of copper pairs commonly used for traditional telephone services, which makes installation much quicker and easier. By bonding multiple pairs together, EFM can deliver speeds of up to 35Mbps (distance dependent) and is deliverable within 3km of an exchange.

    FTTC– currently broadband in the UK is serviced via copper pairs between the customer premises and the local BT telephone exchange. Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) replaces the existing copper with fibre optic cables, meaning that broadband speeds can be increased providing up to 40Mbs download and 10Mbs upload via VDSL because the copper line length has been reduced to just the copper run between the customer premises and the BT street cabinet.

    FTTP– Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is a new ultra-fast broadband service that provides speeds of up to 110Mbps. It is part of BT’s £2.5 billion investment in bringing fibre broadband to two-thirds of the UK by 2015.  With this service, customers will be able to further exploit the power of the internet with quicker downloads and uploads, and easy access to high bandwidth applications such as streaming video.

    3G and 4G– mobile communications have evolved rapidly over the last 20 years and now 3G and 4G represent the third and fourth generations of mobile technology respectively. Securus can support all aspects of mobile communications, including both these technologies.  4G trials are ongoing and will be a game changer when readily available.

  • The need to protect corporate data has never been greater. Server virtualisation has been a compelling reason for organisations to rethink their data protection and disaster recovery strategies. Many companies have come to realise it is essential to have a server backup and disaster recovery plan built specifically for virtual environments: your data is unique to your business and is an irreplaceable asset, so your IT infrastructure should be as resilient as possible and able to recover quickly if the worst should happen.

    Threat management embodies the procedures organisations should undertake to defend themselves against cyberthreats. Businesses need to secure their IT environment through proper threat research and scanning, monitor the network infrastructure for signs of malicious activity, respond to any incidents that do occur and finally, conduct incident analysis through data mining to discover areas that need additional fortification.

    PCI:DSS

    The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) was developed to provide an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process, including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents. The ultimate aim is to facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally.

    PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect cardholder data. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing, including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers and service providers, as well as all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data. PCI DSS comprises a minimum set of requirements for protecting cardholder data, and Securus will work with you to ensure that these requirements are met.

    ISO 27001

    ISO 27001 is the best practice specification that helps global businesses to develop a best-in-class Information Security Management System (ISMS). Today, information systems are vital to all organisations so ISO 27001 sets out specific requirements, all of which must be followed, and against which an organisation’s ISMS can be audited and certified. Securus’ team of experts will be able to help you through the compliance process.

    Back up and Resilience

    If network connectivity into a business fails, the consequences can be disastrous, whether through lost revenue or loss of goodwill for that business’ customers. With such high dependency on the network, it is critical that businesses look at the potential impact of circuit failure and the benefits of deploying a more resilient solution with a back-up circuit.

    Smart provides a range of backup solutions to enable suitable resilience and, with access to all the main UK carriers’ networks, we can deploy a multi-carrier design for even more resilience.

    Firewall Solutions

    Any enterprise with an internet and intranet that allows its employees access to the internet and corporate resources should install firewalls to prevent outsiders from accessing their private data resources.

    A firewall, working closely with other networking infrastructure, examines each network packet to determine whether to forward it to its destination. A firewall is often installed in a specially designated computer, kept separate from the rest of the network so that no incoming request can go directly to private network resources.

    Threats have evolved dramatically in recent years but firewalls are still one of the most fundamental protections for networks of any size. Smart is able to recommend and implement the appropriate solution for your business.

    Intrusion Detection Solutions

    An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is used to monitor network traffic, check for suspicious activities and notifies the network administrator or the system. As well as IDS which detect movements by searching for particular signatures of well-known threats, just like the way in which antivirus software generally detects and safeguards against malware, there are also host-based (HIDS) and network-based (NIDS) systems. Rock will help you find the appropriate solution for your level of IT threats.

Hardware

We only supply best of bread hardware, that has been tested and proven…

Overview

Selecting the right hardware is critical to providing the right solution for your needs.

A manufacturer that is right for one application may not be the right choice for another. That is why whatever your requirement, we are confident that we can offer unbiased advice and the right solutions for your organisation.

Venders

A selection of our hardware venders;

Cloud Network Controllers

Smart Network Management is a fully managed WAN & LAN as a Service platform, offering Cloud-Based carrier class AP and Switch Management to enterprises across the UK and Europe.

Overview

Enterprise-Class Virtual WLAN Controller Designed to Run in the Cloud

WiFi is faced with growing challenges in delivering high-performance and reliable WiFi. Enterprises must meet consumer needs for high-density, flexibility, and cost efficiency.

Designed for small, medium and large enterprises. Our Smart WiFi platform offers ‘WiFi-as-you-grow’— the capability for your network to grow with and adapt to the changing needs of your business and deliver an optimal wireless experience.

Smart Network Management is a WAN & LAN as a Service platform, offering Cloud-Based carrier class AP and Switch Management to enterprises across the UK and Europe.

  • Provides centralised cloud management for your entire network
  • Saleable across multiple locations
  • Lower cost of ownership

Our clustered highly available and resilient platform operates across multiple data centres to remove any single point of failure. Monitored 24/7 to give you unprecedented network resilience.

Data Cabling

‘Proper’ access point connectivity is the foundation of any good WiFi network.

Overview

Whether refitting an existing building with new cabling or beginning with new construction, a well-planned and installed cabling system to support Wi-Fi services is a must to get the maximum performance out of your wireless hardware.

Smart are able to offer a design and installation service of structured cabling to meet your requirements now and in the future.

We design and install data cabling solutions to meet your every need;

Features & Benefits

  • Category 5e, 6, 6a & 7
    Fibre Optic (OM1, 2, 3, 4 & OS1)
    Blown Fibre (OM1, 2, 3, 4 & OS1)
    BMS / Voice / CCTV / Security cabling

  • Fibre Optic (OM1, 2, 3, 4 & OS1)
    Blown Fibre (OM1, 2, 3, 4 & OS1)
    BMS / Voice / CCTV / Security cabling

  • Wireless Surveys
    Wireless Point to Point Installation
    Laser
    Microwave

  • Design of ducted solutions
    Implementation
    Local Authority management

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