Detailed Description

Convenient combination of many elements

M4 Flex SaaS combines the following elements into a combined solution which is designed so that: the customer may easily understand what they are receiving, they may rapidly turn on the solution, they may easily add or subtract elements, they may easily and securely access the solution from any location.

Components

  • Operating System - 64 Bit Hyper-V - running Virtual Machines containing Windows 2008 Servers each dedicated to individual customers - unlike traditional SaaS which is based upon sharing a single server between multiple unrelated customers (multi-tenancy model). Virtual servers provide an identical environment to physical servers as far as installed applications are concerned, users have the same if not better experience - we can typically tune systems to have better performance than is practical with physical servers, because it is much easier to isolate applications which may conflict and much easier to add resources in a virtual environment than is practical with physical machines.
 
  • Base Hardware - High Performance Dell R710 Servers designed for Heavy Duty Virtualisation incorporating: New super-efficient and powerful Intel® Xeon® Processor L5520 Quad core processors, Hi performance DDR3 dual channel RAM, very fast 15k SAS drives.
 
  • M4 dedicated racks in quality data centres with: high levels of physical security, power backup, huge bandwidth telecoms links, air conditioning, network security/monitoring etc.
 
  • Microsoft Software provided via monthly subscription - no long term commitment - including:
    • Dynamics CRM
    • Dynamics ERP (AX or GP)
    • SQL 2008 (Enterprise OR Standard Editions)
    • MOSS 2010 (SharePoint Enterprise Edition)
    • Exchange Server 2010
    • Exchange Filtering (Hosted by Microsoft)
    • Exchange Continuity of Service (Hosted by Microsoft)
    • ISA Server - Firewall & VPN
    • Terminal Services 2008 (similar capability to Citrix now)
    • Microsoft Office 2010
 
  • On-line backup to Amazon S3 data storage.
 
  • Firewall configuration and setup
 
  • Secure Web Access SSL Certificates
 
  • VPN Access
 
  • Terminal Server Access
 
  • Fully Managed Service by multi-talented Skilled team at M4.
 
  • Comprehensive Unlimited Support Service backed by SLA
 
  • On-line backup to Amazon S3 data storage.
 
  • Option for fail-over to separate locations
 
  • Domain Controller
 
  • Firewall
 
  • Secure Web Access SSL Certificates
 
  • VPN Access
 
  • Terminal Server Access
 
  • Fully Managed Service by multi-talented Skilled team at M4.
 
  • Server Monitoring using Microsoft Operations Manager
 
  • Comprehensive Unlimited Support Service backed by SLA