Private Cloud Service from PlanetMagpie

Servers have a lifespan of approximately 3-5 years.  When it’s time to replace your old server, consider moving your server to the Cloud!

Many companies have moved to the Cloud to save on having to reinvest in server hardware, and to reduce the costs associated with running a server room at their location.  (Power, AC hardware, labor, etc.)  Using Cloud Service puts the maintenance responsibility and infrastructure costs on the Cloud vendor and gives you a reliable monthly payment.

Why use PlanetMagpie to setup your Cloud Service? Security. How you build and secure cloud servers makes the difference between smooth daily operations, and a major data breach (see below).  PlanetMagpie applies the highest security on every cloud server.  Whether that server lives on Microsoft Azure, AWS, or in our own Private Cloud datacenter.

U.S. Networks are Vulnerable to Offshore Cyberattacks. So is our Power Grid.


Secure Cloud Hosting for Silicon Valley and Dallas-Fort Worth Businesses

PlanetMagpie’s datacenter is located in Silicon Valley and stocked with top-of-the-line servers by IBM, network hardware by Juniper, Cisco, and Extreme, with redundant power and communication lines.

By using our datacenter as your business' private cloud, you gain all the benefits of having a Microsoft Gold Partner for your IT services provider. Plus:

  • Live & local expert support 24/7—no automated phone tree or offshore support.  You call, and we're on it! 
  • 99.9% uptime with daily backups
  • Made in America—PlanetMagpie uses local vendors and American-made hardware whenever possible.  We make the effort to rely on businesses who don’t offshore manufacturing/services.

Ready for a move to the secure cloud?  Here are your options.


PlanetMagpie Private Clouds

In 2015, 54% of respondents on a Gartner Forecast survey said security was the #1 reason they hesitate on moving servers or applications to the cloud.

With PlanetMagpie's Private Cloud Service, you have no reason to hesitate anymore.  All of your servers are hosted on their own private platforms in our California and Texas datacenters, with a secure connection directly to your offices.

Many cloud service providers exist nowadays.  Why choose PlanetMagpie for a secure Private Cloud?

First, we had a cloud before there was a cloud.  We began with the concept of hosted servers back in 1998!  (See our Timeline.)  Now the industry has caught up with us.

Next, PlanetMagpie’s Private Clouds have advantages you won’t find elsewhere.

  • Each PlanetMagpie Private Cloud has its own server space.  If anything happens to one virtual server, it only affects that one virtual server.
  • Your data is safely stored in the United States. Cloud servers are hosted in Silicon Valley. Cloud backups are hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, with a mirror copy back to Silicon Valley.
  • PlanetMagpie employs enterprise-grade network security and encryption.
  • We use Microsoft System Center to provide reporting and client access to your Private Cloud Service.

Finally, your Engineer Support team is right there.  Literally—the datacenter is 5 feet from the IT Lab! 

Run anything from a single server to your business’ entire IT infrastructure in PlanetMagpie Private Clouds.  No expensive server hardware to buy.  No expensive server room environment to maintain.  Essential services (files, printers, phones) are accessible anywhere.  No more backup worries.

Servers currently running for customers in the PlanetMagpie Private Cloud:

  • Windows Server
  • Exchange Server
  • Skype for Business Server/ Lync Server
  • Active Directory
  • SQL Server Databases
  • QuickBooks
  • SharePoint Portals
  • File Sharing
  • Web Servers

Ready to start up your Private Cloud?  All it takes is one call to 510-344-1180 (CA) / 817-806-3524 (TX) / 704-998-2174 (NC).


Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Consulting

Need large-scale cloud computing at top speeds?  Two of the world’s biggest public cloud platforms may fit the bill—Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Azure and AWS provide all of the following cloud services:

  • Virtual Servers
  • Databases
  • File & Archive Storage
  • Application Services
  • Identity/Access Management (particularly with Azure’s Active Directory support)
  • And much more.

PlanetMagpie helps you build your cloud on Azure or AWS.  With our expert IT consultants guiding your setup & handling security, you can build the infrastructure you need and scale it as you grow—file servers, email, voice communication, CRM/ERP, custom applications, etc.

Advantages to working with PlanetMagpie for Azure/AWS cloud setup:

  • Local assistance.  Located in the San Francisco Bay Area or Dallas-Fort Worth?  We’ll assist you in planning & configuring your new Azure/AWS instance.
  • Microsoft Gold Partner.  PlanetMagpie’s Microsoft Gold Partner status means we have access to top-level Microsoft Support, which can speed up your Azure configuration & deployment.
  • Security protection.  Install security protection for your cloud-based data.  PlanetMagpie knows where the security holes can appear, and how to configure your cloud so they don’t.
  • Bandwidth.  How much bandwidth will your business need to use Azure/AWS cloud servers?  Have us measure & calculate the bandwidth requirements.  And upgrade your current bandwidth as needed.

Call PlanetMagpie for Azure/AWS cloud service consulting at 510-344-1180.