askTel Virtual Private Servers Experience the benefits of virtualization Businesses traditionally use dedicated servers to support speciﬁc applications. As the number of applications increases so does the number of servers required, resulting in time and money spent on acquiring and managing server technology. An alternative, more cost effective solution is server virtualization using SaskTel Virtual Private Servers. SaskTel Virtual Private Servers allow you to optimize your server usage by creating multiple virtual machines from one physical server. Maintain your own private and secure virtual environment housed in SaskTel’s world class, state-of-the-art Data Centre. A Virtual Private Server partitions a physical The infrastructure costs are carefully managed by SaskTel so server into multiple virtual machines. you only pay for what you need Spend less time and money managing your IT resources Server technology is constantly changing, making it costly to manage and keep your own servers up to date. With SaskTel Virtual Private Servers you spend less money on server infrastructure. Let SaskTel worry about the cost of infrastructure while SaskTel experts take care of server management allowing your IT resources to focus on growing your business. Create an effective disaster recovery plan Server virtulization can help simplify disaster recovery. In the event of an outage, SaskTel Virtual Private Server technology reduces the time it takes to get your systems up and running. With virtualization, everything from your hardware conﬁguration and ﬁrmware to your operating system and application installation are simplﬁed into a set of ﬁles which are easy to back up, move, and copy. Virtual machines can also be restored to remote sites. Experience greater scalability and flexibility With SaskTel Virtual Private Servers, changes to requirements can be accomodated much more quickly than with dedicated physical servers. Virtulization makes it easy to change your server requirements as your business needs change. Provide high availability solutions Each virtual server can quickly and easily be moved to other physical servers within the environment, providing a high availability solution. Build a greener IT infrastructure SaskTel Virtual Private Servers help build a greener IT infrastructure by reducing energy consumption and cooling requirements through the sharing of resources among customers. SaskTel Virtual Private Server feature highlights: • Provision additional servers in minutes without investing in new hardware. • Support a wide variety of operating systems including Microsoft® Windows and Red Hat® Linux. • Remotely manage your Virtual Private Servers using the secure, web-based user interface. • Daily server backup. • Flexible contracts are available including short term and month-to-month. • Can be part of a complete Managed Hosting solution. • 24/7 support and monitoring by SaskTel. • SaskTel Service Level Agreements to fulfill your business requirements. Expect more from SaskTel SaskTel is the ﬁrst hosting service provider in Canada to achieve Signature Certiﬁed Status from Hewlett-Packard, establishing SaskTel as an industry-recognized service provider. This certiﬁcation is a result of a detailed review and assessment of SaskTel’s Data Centre operations and is based on technology, processes, and people, ensuring a world-class facility. With SaskTel Virtual Private Servers, your information is stored in SaskTel’s secure Data Centre, a state-of-the-art hosting facility that ensures: Physical Security Security guards are on duty 24/7, all entries are electronically secured, the Data Centre is monitored by closed circuit cameras, motion detectors, biometric scanners, and keycard access. Environmental Security The Data Centre is a building within a building including a windowless environment, walls and doors with a ﬁre rating of 1.5 hours, two-stage ﬁre suppression systems with cross-zoned detection systems responsive to either heat or smoke, ventilation provided by redundant roof-mounted air conditioning units, and a raised ﬂoor. Reliability Redundant, parallel, and synchronized uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, protection from power surges, and three generators capable of providing power for up to 2 weeks. For more information on how SaskTel Virtual Private Servers can beneﬁt your business, contact your Sales Representative, call 1-888-694-1568, or visit us at www.sasktel.com/business.