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I.T. infrastructure for a business is similar to building infrastructure. It consists of various components that will support the activities of users for doing the business functions. I.T. infrastructures basically refer to the components that will support management functions and control access functions for information and data along with other services. For any given organization, that is rapidly expanding, there are certain unique and critical business challenges that must be addressed. A company that provides I.T. services can help the organization to proactively use technologies, data, and information to address these issues. Some of the components of their services include computers, networking, servers, storage, data, physical and virtual facilities, as well as software, processes, policies, staffing, training, security, mobile and virtual functionality, and cloud-based services that make up the I.T. infrastructure.
The I.T. services provided by companies must align with the strategies, goals, and operations of the organization, Annexus Technologies is one such company which has excelled in this segment and continues to remain as a leader. Annexus Technologies is an I.T. company based on the principles of customer satisfaction. I.T. has become a complex world, where customers often know what they want—but not how to achieve it. Annexus understands the needs of its customers. They take immense pride in their ability to assess the customers’ pain points. With their team of highly skilled professionals, Annexus provides I.T. solutions that not only meet these requirements but also are scalable and sustainable. With their strategic partners and highly trained technical and support staff, Annexus Technologies can design, implement, project, manage, and support the numerous products, services, and solutions that they offer. With expertise in diverse technologies that govern the industry, Annexus has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with: virtualization technology, security and surveillance technologies, structured cabling, Server & SAN Technologies, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity Solutions, and more.
In conversation with Andrew N. Griffiths, CEO & Founder of Annexus Technologies
Q. Can you tell us about your services in brief?
Network Assessment - Network Assessments help our clients determine their I.T. infrastructure’s compliance with best practices and policies and readiness to support: a new technology, application, architecture, or solution.
Network Intrusion Assessment - this is an approach to detect, assess, and prevent further intrusions of distributed intrusions in a computer network. With our clients’ written consent, Annexus Technologies will attempt to infiltrate their I.T. Infrastructure. This Assessment includes brute force attacks, vulnerability exploits, social engineering, among other methods. Upon completion, Annexus will generate a detailed report highlighting all the vulnerabilities (if any) of the clients’ environment, as well as corrective measures. This will aid our clients in protecting themselves against unknown attacks, hence safeguarding their systems and, most importantly--their data. We aim to provide our customers with better peace of mind.
Compliance Report Generation - With our diverse knowledge of the numerous standards that govern the I.T. Industry, Annexus Technologies will assess your I.T. Infrastructure and provide a detailed report of our findings, as well as the appropriate standards that govern them. These reports are to assist our clients in understanding what they have and how their infrastructure complies with international standards.
Disaster Recovery Solutions - With our strategic partners, Annexus Technologies offers Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions for all types of applications: Tier-1, Tier-2, & Tier-3. By providing High Availability, Fault Tolerance, Near-Sync Replication, among other innovative and intuitive features, our clients can be satisfied that their critical application with their priceless data isn’t lost. We got you covered..!
Data Center Design - Annexus Technologies can design a solution that meets our clients’ strategic objectives: enterprise switching, routing, virtualization, cloud services, raised floor, structured cabling, access control, video surveillance, precision power, and critical cooling.
I.T. Implementations - Annexus Technologies believes in quality service. As such, we pride ourselves in having trained personnel with the critical skills required to meet our clients’ needs. With Cisco Certified Engineers, Microsoft Certified Engineers, Ethical Hackers, and VMware Engineers, Annexus will assure you that our clients’ problems are OUR problems!
I.T. Consultations - Annexus Technologies offers consultative services for the wide range of solutions that we offer. With our highly trained and skilled team of professionals, Annexus Technologies can assist our clients in meeting their strategic goals while keeping an eye on their bottom line.
Desktop Virtualization Solutions - The replacement for desktop computers is no longer a dream—it is a reality..! With the introduction of like VMware Horizon and WorkSpace One, Annexus can turn your portable device (tablet/smartphone) into the perfect desktop. With mobile devices, our clients can reduce their power and cooling requirements, while improving the desktop and application management and migrations. With our team of skilled engineers, Annexus can design, supply, implement, and support our proposed Desktop Virtualization Solutions. Let us help you lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while improving your Return on Investment (ROI).
Q. How successful was your first project?
We had numerous quotes that we fulfilled prior, but the first official installation we had was for GoldenEye Resort in 2015. We provided 6 kilometers of single-mode fiber and over 50 outdoor CAT6 outlets (grounded end-to-end). This included installation and configuration of over 30 access points and 20 Cisco wireless IP phones. The solution was also grounded end to end using ethernet surge guards connected to the existing electrical ground. We were able to make over 10% of profits at the time.
Q. Do you provide tailor-made solutions depending on the clients’ requirements?
Yes, we do. The word Annexus is Latin for binding; as such, we take divergent technologies and fuse them into something NEW! As such, we keenly listen to our clients’ needs, and based upon the strategic partnerships, we build a customized solution that meets or exceeds our clients’ initial requirements.
Q. Do you have any new services ready to be launched?
We are positioning: The PureStorage FlashStack solution in the region, which comprises PureStorage Next-Generation SAN, Cisco Networking, and Cisco Servers. When coupled with VMware, it is a turn-key data center in a box. Virtualized Desktop Solutions - this incorporates desktop and application virtualization that utilizes GPU Virtualization. Network Assessments - with the addition of a Fluke DSX-5000 Cable Analyzer and a NetAlly AirCheck G2, we are now able to certify existing Cat-5e/6/6A cable runs and 802.11a/g/n/ac/ax wireless network. We are further showing our dedication to investing in the right tools to solve our clients’ ever-changing needs. We will soon be adding a NetAlly EtherScope nXG for 10 Gbps Copper and Fiber Networks.
Meet the leader behind the success of Annexus
In 2006, Andrew N. Griffiths graduated from DeVry University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering Technology, Summa Cumm Laude. Over the years, he has honed his skills to be proficient in numerous technologies: video surveillance, WiFi solutions, switching, routing, voice, virtualization, structured cabling, data centers, servers, storage (DAS, NAS, & SAN), and many more. Andrew N. Griffiths has over eleven (11) years’ experience in Project Management, over fourteen (14) years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry; and over sixteen (16) years’ experience with Cisco networking solutions. He is able to design, implement, and support the numerous solutions that he caters to. With these technologies, he has amassed numerous certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional, Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer, and VMware Certified Professional, to name a few. He firmly believes, “Life is an equation of infinite possibilities fueled by your decisions and others…” Hence our lives are all interconnected. As the Founder and CEO of Annexus Technologies, Andrew N. Griffiths will steer the company to achieve its strategic objectives in the near and distant future.