We understand your business is unique and does not need a "one size fits all" solution. Years of experience in the business world (Retail, supply chain and logistics, medical, insurance, government, and many more in other service industries) permit us to not just deliver technology, but business solutions. We know how to link business needs to the appropriate solution. You can be confident that we will never recommend a solution you don't need or want.
Tower, Rack, & Blade Servers
Servers do an amazing range of tasks. Servers are built a step above standard workstations. Redundant disks and power supplies are only the beginning. Servers can provide centralized data storage and shared resources for all users across a network. They can help enforce company security policies by enforcing access controls, password management, and audit trails of user actions if needed. Servers can also be virtualized where they can have multiple operating systems hosting multiple applications and services on one server. Whether you need a server for a single business application or multiple servers for a wide variety of applications and tasks, SandStorm IT has successfully installed and configured hundreds of servers since 1993 and has the experience and expertise to get the job done right the first time.
Cloud servers are servers hosted and maintained offsite by a 3rd party. The primary difference between cloud servers vs traditional servers is they are easily configured for various levels of performance, access, and security while residing in an environment managed on a cloud host. Additionally, if there is ever a need for more resources you're able to purchase what you need when you need it for potentially a much lower cost than upgrading a traditional server. Traditional servers also have a typical lifetime of three to five years before they need to be replaced at a significant upfront cost. Most businesses are moving to cloud servers because of a lower upfront cost, consistent monthly billing, and the ability to scale resources as needed. This is especially beneficial for businesses with variable demands. SandStorm IT can help make dreams of going to the cloud a reality.
Wireless Network Solutions
As our technology usage continues to grow the need for faster, more advanced networks becomes greater. SandStorm IT is your wireless networking headquarters for the Mid-South. We cover projects as small as installing a single wireless access point in small business to large retail chains with multiple diverse networks (both private and public) with thousands of simultaneous connections. We can assist you with developing a secure wireless network for your business, no matter what the needs are.
Firewalls & Switches
Switches are the backbone of your internal network. Switches are the devices that connect workstations, laptops, phones, wireless access points, and other devices together to form a local area network. Switches also provide the ability to segment local traffic onto different networks, for example segmenting VoIP phone traffic from the data network. Firewalls are similar to routers in that they pass traffic to and from the internet. However, where they differ is that firewalls provide security services such as gateway anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, content filtering, and other services that help keep your network secure. A network without a firewall is a network that is open to attack from malicious individuals who want to steal or possibly even destroy your data. SandStorm IT has been recommending and installing firewalls and switches for clients since 1996.
On a daily basis, your network is under attack from security threats, both from inside your network and from the internet. Viruses, spyware, hackers, DDOS attacks, identity theft & data interception are just a few examples of internet-based attacks, but what about internal network security? Are you protected from internal attacks such as employees accessing or deleting sensitive data? As your trusted IT partner, SandStorm IT can cover your network security concerns with a custom solution with components such as firewalls with custom configuration, anti-virus/anti-malware software, Data Loss Prevention systems (DLP), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
SandStorm IT is a managed IT service provider for Tipton, Shelby, Lauderdale, and surrounding counties. Our office is located in Atoka, TN, which is around 40 minutes away from Memphis.