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Infrastructure as a Service

What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?

An Oakford managed IaaS solution offers a fixed cost to supply, manage and maintain your ICT infrastructure. This allows your on-site support technicians to dedicate their time to end users with the confidence that the core services “just work”.

Designed to cover the entire infrastructure, this ensures reliability, peace of mind and clear budget planning for the Business Manager without unpleasant surprises.

What can an IaaS cover?

The short answer is… anything from the core switch! However the most common items included within an IaaS agreement are:

• Core and edge network switches
• Managed wireless network equipment
• Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
• Servers
• Storage appliances
• Backup & Disaster Recovery facilities

What will the school provide?

The school will need to provide a secure server room with sufficient power, network connectivity and air conditioning. The Oakford implementation team will deliver and set up all of the managed equipment.

Regular technology refresh

It is well known that using ICT equipment past its 3 year lifetime reduces system performance and availability. This is why Oakford will regularly replace all managed infrastructure hardware with new equipment, based on the latest suitable technology and carry out the migration to this new equipment for the school.

Why Oakford?

By choosing Oakford, you can rest assured that your infrastructure will be cared for by a group of professional, education focused specialists rather than a single technical resource. As ICT requires a vast range of skills, the Oakford technical team specialise in different areas ensuring that expert support is available for each part of your infrastructure.