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  • Managed WAN Networks designed to suit your needs using SD-WAN, MPLS or a hybrid of both.
  • Managed LAN and WiFi Enteprise-grade LAN and WiFi solutions custom-built for your needs.
  • Managed Public Cloud Make the most of security, scalability and agility of public cloud.
  • Managed Cloud Managed Zen Cloud, providing the optimal environment for your enterprise applications.
Guaranteed cloud, voice and data performance

A managed WAN from Zen offers a cost-effective solution for even the most complex networking needs. When you don’t have the time, expertise or budget to manage a complex network, choose Zen’s managed WAN service for a solution built to your exact requirements.

Quickly add new sites to your network.

As your business expands and evolves, a Zen managed WAN lets you add new sites quickly and painlessly. Don’t let network infrastructure get in the way of your growth.

Why choose a managed WAN?

Staying connected to geographically diverse offices and sites, ensuring your remote workers can connect to your network no matter their location and ensuring optimum performance. No matter your unique requirements, a managed WAN service provides a high-performance, reliable, secure and flexible solution tailored just for you.

Optimise your network for increased productivity.

With a managed WAN from Zen, your workforce is guaranteed to benefit from the ultimate in performance. Network intensive business applications can run faultlessly, delivery of business-critical data is guaranteed, and your network can be proactively monitored and optimised around the clock.

Connect offices and staff, no matter where they are.

We’ll help you unify your IT architecture, providing the perfect high-performance foundation for a geographically diverse team. So no matter where your users are based, you can connect them and give them the same excellent experience – maximising productivity and business success.

A scalable and flexible solution.

A managed WAN from Zen gives you the flexibility to choose the features and performance thresholds you need. And as your business scales, your solution can seamlessly scale with it. What’s more, we’ll take care of hardware acquisition and maintenance, leaving you free to focus on growing your business.

How do we deliver against your business objectives?

Zen managed WAN features

  • Bespoke network design in line with business needs
  • QoS enabled networks for traffic prioritisation
  • Proactive monitoring solutions
  • Flexible commercial agreements
  • Named project manager
  • Dedicated account and service manager
  • 4-hour hardware replacement guarantee
  • Enterprise SLA backed by service credits
  • ISO and PSN accredited following ITIL processes

Our team of solution architects, along with your project and account managers work with you to understand your business objectives and challenges.

Your assigned project manager, along with our service delivery team, will manage your project from start to finish. You’ll get regular project updates and we’ll continually keep you informed of timescales for delivery.

Both your solution and our core network are monitored 24/7/365. Our team works to optimise network performance, analysing trends and preventing issues before they occur.

Your management team ensures that your solution is always performing how it should be, while providing guidance on how other technology might be used to evolve your business IT.

Is Managed LAN and WiFi for you?

Our managed LAN & WiFi solutions are perfect for businesses that:

  • Increasingly use WiFi as a primary source of connectivity
  • Encourage a BYOD (bring your own device) approach
  • Have evolving network requirements, or
  • Want to make better use of IT staff
Why choose managed LAN and WiFi from Zen?

Managed LAN and WiFi from Zen provides a complete local area network solution including switching and WiFi access points supported by Zen's expertise.

As a fully-managed solution, Zen takes care of the design, management and in-life support for you.

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A cloud-based management dashboard with summary reporting and real-time analytics including application behaviour empowers you to make data-driven decisions to improve your user-experience.

From design, planning and site surveys through to installation and in-life support, our UK-based technical teams and experienced Field Engineers ensure your network is in safe hands

The solution we design is future-proof and gives you room for expansion as your business grows.

Choosing from a menu of options, you choose how much or how little you'd like Zen to manage on your behalf.

The easiest way to a powerful public cloud solution

Managed Public Cloud services ensure that your Public Cloud environment remains optimised, secure and performant well beyond the initial migration. As your business changes, Zen’s Cloud specialist engineers are on hand to help you deliver more business value by helping you to focus on application development and optimisation and save costs by streamlining your IT resources.

For customers who want to be more hands on with their Cloud infrastructure then our Support service provides neat alignment by providing access to Cloud experts who can offer advice and guidance when needed. Equally, if managing and maintaining Cloud infrastructure is not your core capability, then our Managed service takes on this responsibility, freeing your team to focus on your business and applications.

Both service packages come complete with CloudCheckr’s industry leading Cloud Management Portal. This invaluable tool provides access to service insights which can help to optimise and improve your Cloud infrastructure from a security, performance, and cost perspective.

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With managed cloud from Zen, we take care of the day-to-day maintenance and monitoring of operating systems, infrastructure and enterprise applications, leaving your IT team free to focus on your important projects.

Zen Cloud – located across multiple secure UK datacentres – is ideally suited for traditional, line of business applications. And for peace of mind, daily backups of your managed virtual servers are stored safely off site.

As an option, we also offer near real-time replication of your managed hosting service to another geographically separated Zen Cloud cluster.

You will be supported by a team of experts who'll provide the optimal environment, allowing you to streamline your IT operations, save costs and focus on optimising your applications to deliver greater value to your business.

  • Infrastructure configuration, management and maintenance.
  • Operating system installation, configuration, patching and uploading.
  • Optional application installation, configuration, patching and updating.
  • Data backup and recovery.
  • Service monitoring and performance optimisation.
  • Security, governance and best practice.

We'll cover all the time consuming and routine tasks associated with infrastructure management. This includes server build, operating system and application patching, server backup and recovery, machine sizing and optimisation, availability monitoring, performance tuning and network configuration.

Our truly bespoke service is designed to precisely match your business requirements, and supported 24/7 by our team of UK based cloud and hosting experts.

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What are examples of AWS managed services? ›

AWS Managed Services Features
AWS Managed Services Accelerate Operations Plan
Reporting and Cost OptimizationMonthly reports and cost optimization guidance
Security Management
Security MonitoringAWS GuardDuty/Amazon Macie alert investigation and remediation
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What does IT mean to be an AWS managed service? ›

AWS Managed Services (AMS) helps you adopt AWS at scale and operate more efficiently and securely. We leverage standard AWS services and offer guidance and execution of operational best practices with specialized automations, skills, and experience that are contextual to your environment and applications.

What are the three main networking services that are used in AWS? ›

Networking and Content Delivery
  • Amazon API Gateway.
  • Amazon CloudFront.
  • Amazon Route 53.
  • Amazon VPC.
  • AWS App Mesh.
  • AWS Cloud Map.
  • AWS Direct Connect.
  • AWS Global Accelerator.

Which AWS managed services should you consider for data storage? ›

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is the most widely used object storage service and used by most of the companies, even startups to enterprise-level because of its scalability, data availability, security and performance any data stored over S3 is protected, secure and always available no matter what amount of ...

How much is AWS managed services? ›

Pricing for AWS Support Plans | Starting at $29 Per Month | AWS Support.

What are examples of managed services? ›

Examples of managed services include application and infrastructure management to provide connectivity, network monitoring, security, virtualization, and disaster recovery. In addition, managed services may also include storage, desktop and communications, mobility, help desk, and technical support.

Is Amazon EC2 a managed service? ›

Scalable Cloud Capacity with Datavail's Amazon EC2 Managed Services.

What is fully managed service? ›

Managed & automated - Fully managed means you don't have to set up any machines, the management, patching, backup are mostly all taken care of for you.

What is a managed services model? ›

A managed services model is a distinct kind of outsourcing that covers all IT functions. This is also known as the fully outsourced model. In a managed services model, the provider takes over all the technology decisions. However, these decision must be within the parameters that the business has set.

How many types of services are there in AWS? ›

AWS services are Amazon's cloud platform products. They play an inevitable role in the cloud services industry across the globe. In fact, there are about 200+ AWS services offered by Amazon to meet the requirements of a variety of applications.

What is the most widely used AWS service for storage and why? ›

1) Simple Storage Service (S3)

Probably the most used AWS service, Simple Storage Service is the perfect tool for enterprises looking to leverage the power of big data as it's a flexible, high availability storage web service.

Do I need to know networking for AWS? ›

Having basic knowledge of operating systems like Windows OS, Linux etc. As Visualization play a major role in AWS you need to have the understanding of it. Networking is an essential skill as all operations on cloud platform involves it.

What are the 3 types of data storage? ›

There are three types of cloud data storage: object storage, file storage, and block storage.

Which of the 2 services are storage related in AWS? ›

AWS Storage Gateway

The gateway connects to AWS storage services, such as Amazon S3, S3 Glacier, and Amazon EBS, and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, providing storage for files, volumes, and virtual tapes in AWS.

Which AWS storage services can be directly used with on-premises systems? ›

You can deploy Storage Gateway and allow on-premise systems to access Amazon services like S3, Glacier, and EBS.

What are the 3 pricing models of AWS? ›

Understand the fundamentals of pricing

There are three fundamental drivers of cost with AWS: compute, storage, and outbound data transfer.

How much does IT cost to host a server on AWS? ›

Typically, it will cost $1-3/month if you are outside the AWS Free Tier limits. If you are eligible for AWS Free Tier and within the limits, hosting your personal website will cost around $0.50/month.

Who are the top managed service providers? ›

Here's a shortlist of the largest IT managed services provider in the market today.
  • 1: IBM. IBM offers a lot of managed services in the market. ...
  • 2: Accenture. Accenture is one of the largest and most well-known companies today. ...
  • 3: Infosys. ...
  • 4: Cognizant. ...
  • 6: Wipro. ...
  • 7: Softchoice Corporation. ...
  • 8: HCL. ...
  • 9: Carousel Industries.

What are managed services in cloud? ›

Managed cloud services are services that offer partial or complete management of a client's cloud resources or infrastructure. Management responsibilities can include migration, configuration, optimization, security, and maintenance.

What managed services cover? ›

Services MSPs offer can vary widely, covering everything from cybersecurity needs, VoIP solutions, backup recovery, and more. Organizations typically seek out outsourced IT support when they lack the capital to hire and manage their own in-house IT team.

How many managed service providers are there? ›

It is estimated that there are about 130,000 managed services providers globally.

Is lambda a managed service? ›

AWS Lambda is a fully managed service that takes care of all the infrastructure for you.

Is CloudWatch a managed service? ›

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and management service that provides data and actionable insights for AWS, hybrid, and on-premises applications and infrastructure resources.

Is DynamoDB a managed service? ›

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, serverless, key-value NoSQL database designed to run high-performance applications at any scale. DynamoDB offers built-in security, continuous backups, automated multi-Region replication, in-memory caching, and data import and export tools.

Is RDS a managed service? ›

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a collection of managed services that makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale databases in the cloud.

What is fully managed service? ›

Managed & automated - Fully managed means you don't have to set up any machines, the management, patching, backup are mostly all taken care of for you.

Is managed service the same as serverless? ›

You can set-up your fleet of servers over a managed service, you see and configure them, and SSH into them to upload your app. Serverless applications are things you can use or set-up in the cloud but can't see or configure the servers so it's a bit like magic.

Is serverless a managed service? ›

Unlike managed services that have servers behind the scenes managed by a third-party, serverless technologies (also known as serverless computing) allows you to perform a task or function without the notion of a server.

How many VPC can be created per region? ›

You can have one default VPC in each AWS region where your Supported Platforms attribute is set to "EC2-VPC". Q. What is the IP range of a default VPC? The default VPC CIDR is 172.31.

What is the difference between CloudTrail and CloudWatch? ›

The Difference between CloudWatch and CloudTrail

CloudWatch focuses on the activity of AWS services and resources, reporting on their health and performance. On the other hand, CloudTrail is a log of all actions that have taken place inside your AWS environment.

What is monitoring in AWS? ›

What Is AWS Monitoring? Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring is a set of practices you can use to verify the security and performance of your AWS resources and data. These practices rely on various tools and services to collect, analyze, and present data insights.

Does DynamoDB use LSM tree? ›

One thing, DynamoDB uses B-Tree, not LSM Tree.

What is the difference between S3 and DynamoDB? ›

Amazon S3 was designed for throughput, not predictable latency. It can handle an extremely high number of traffic requests, especially requests for different items. On the other hand, DynamoDB was designed for sustained usage patterns and low latency.

Where is DynamoDB hosted? ›

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)

DAX clusters are hosted by and run in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). A DAX client should be installed on the Amazon EC2 instance hosting your application in VPC.

Is Amazon RDS fully managed? ›

Amazon RDS is a fully managed service on AWS that allows you to run relational databases seamlessly and at scale, with added features such as comprehensive updates, failover and data backups.

Is Aurora fully managed? ›

Amazon Aurora (Aurora) is a fully managed relational database engine that's compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL. You already know how MySQL and PostgreSQL combine the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases.

What is the difference between EC2 and RDS? ›

Amazon RDS is easier to set up, manage, and maintain than running Oracle Database on Amazon EC2, and lets you focus on other important tasks, rather than the day-to-day administration of Oracle Database. Alternatively, running Oracle Database on Amazon EC2 gives you more control, flexibility, and choice.


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