Use The Internet To Access Your Server
Server hardware can be clunky, require significant power, occupy valuable space in your organization, and require considerable manpower to maintain.
If your server resides with Xogenous, you can access it as if it were still residing in your office. However, your server will be active via the Internet rather than through the cabling in your office. There are a number of advantages to accessing your data in this way. First and foremost, we provide virtually 100% up-time access. This comes from our ability to provide backup power in a variety of forms (UPS, power generator, etc.). We also provide redundant Internet access which most small businesses cannot afford. This redundancy in power and Internet access is a standard part of our service.
In fact, your data will be more secure in our environment than in most office environments. Our servers are protected by round-the-clock surveillance and by key card and biometric physical access security. Only authorized personnel will be permitted in the data center.
We also employ the latest technology in fire prevention and protection. In addition to monitoring for fires, temperature, moisture, and humidity controls are in place and notify us immediately should any of our components report a problem.
Your data and software are further protected by the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN). A virtual private network or VPN is a computer network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure such as the Internet to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization’s network. All communications between your workstations and your network housed at Xogenous are transferred using strong encryption methodologies. VPN’s limit access to your data to only those computers and individuals authorized to have access.
Until the end of the 1990s, networked computers were connected through expensive leased lines or dial-up phone lines. Virtual private networks reduce network costs because they avoid the need for many leased lines that individually connect remote offices (or remote users) to a private intranet (internal network). Users can exchange private data securely, making the expensive leased lines unnecessary.
Access Your Network From Anywhere
And, because your network is housed at our data center you can retrieve information from anywhere in the world securely as long as you have access to an Internet connection.
Use Less Expensive Workstation Hardware
Rather than use large, bulky, expensive workstations in your office, you can choose to use Thin Clients. Thin client (sometimes called a lien or slim client) is a computer which depends heavily on some other computer to fulfill its traditional computational roles. This stands in contrast to the traditional client, or workstation. While the server must be robust enough to handle several client sessions at once, clients can be made out of much cheaper hardware than the traditional workstation. This reduces the power consumption of those clients, and makes the system more scalable. As a result, it is relatively inexpensive to add on more thin clients as the needs dictate. The thin clients themselves, in general, have a very low total cost of ownership. Because they have relatively few moving parts they tend to generate less heat and in many cases require no fan to cool components. This also serves to reduce the noise level typically associated full-fledged workstations.
In addition, because thin clients are made of low-cost hardware with few moving parts, they can operate more effectively in hostile environments than conventional workstations. Thin clients are cheap, they offer a low risk theft in general, and are easy to replace when they are broken or stolen. In fact, since all data in software applications are stored on the server, replacing a thin client is as simple as unplugging the defective unit and plug in a replacement.
Thin clients connect to your server via the VPN using software that comes standard with the Windows operating system called Remote Desktop or RDP.