CyberGuru introduces new Brisbane-based website hosting plans

CyberGuru introduces new Brisbane-based website hosting plans

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Over the past few months, CyberGuru has been reviewing the website hosting plans we offer to continue to provide the highest quality you have come to expect.

We have been fortunate to have come across an award-winning website hosting company based in Brisbane who are keen to support us and our clients. We have trialled the service and have been very happy with them.

This company provides mission-critical military grade Australian cloud hosting and has an impressive client list including Telstra, IBM and Virgin Australia. The data centres are located in highly secure data centres are hosted in the Brisbane Airport and Woolloongabba, and are which are monitored 24x7x365. In addition, responsive and timely support available should any incidents occur.

We have seen the performance, availability and reliability of this on the websites trialled on their data centres. We are looking to transition across our clients to the new data centre and associated website hosting services over the next twelve months (before the renewal period), which will still remain managed and supported by CyberGuru with the assistance of this company.

As a result, our website hosting plans are being adjusted to accommodate these changes. Please review the new Website hosting packages document which contains the plans and pricing available.

The benefits of this change are significant including having more affordable plans, fewer periods of downtime and improved response time resulting in your website being highly available and faster to load. While some of the specifications have been reduced to provide an improved service offering, this will not affect your website based on its current capacity.

You should not experience only minimal downtime or loss of information as a result, and this change will be at no cost to you. We will keep you informed of the process, prior to and once you have been migrated, to ensure all continues to operate as you would expect it to.

If you have any questions, or feedback about this change, please contact us.

Microsoft Office 365 Australian Data Centre region move program – one week to go!

Microsoft Office 365 Australian Data Centre region move program – one week to go!

Office 365

There is limited time remaining to move your Microsoft Office 365 data from Singapore to Australia. The deadline for this is 31 October – seven days away! Please read the following information and decide if this is right for you.

When Office 365 was originally sold in Australia, there were no data centres available to host the data. Although most users were unaffected by this, some have been concerned regarding data sovereignty, in that they wanted their data stored in Australia due to its sensitive nature. Since then, Microsoft has built data centres around the world including Australia, with a view that future customers would have their data hosted locally.

Initially, Microsoft intended to migrate all existing Australian customers to Australian data centres. However, Microsoft has announced this needs to be requested by 31 October or your data will remain hosted in Singapore.

So should you migrate your data? Microsoft recommends that you take no action, unless your organisation needs core customer data to be stored at rest in Australia. By choosing to move your data, you will limit Microsoft’s possibilities to optimize your service and location of core customer data at rest in either your current location or Australia.

For further information, please review the TechNet move site and Data residency option sheet. Due to the short turnaround time of this offer, if you would like to migrate your data across then please contact us by no later than next Friday 28 October 2016. If you do not take any action, your data will remain hosted in Singapore.