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Ezi-Web Bundaberg launches new datacentre

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Ezi-Web Bundaberg has launched the region’s first datacentre facility in the CBD to help businesses keep their data secure. Photo: Ezi-Web's Cobi Caughey taking calls at the new datacentre.

Ezi-Web Bundaberg has launched the region’s first datacentre facility in the CBD to help businesses keep their data secure.

Ezi-Web Bundaberg’s Tracey Davis said the datacentre provided local businesses with offsite data security, offered backup protection and storage of vital information and equipment.

Tracey said datacentres were the future of internet and date security.

“As an internet provider, we recognise that businesses frequently lose important data due to things like equipment failure, human error, cyber theft and natural disasters, (such as) fires, floods, and storms,” Tracey said.

“This service is on offer to all businesses, not just the bigger ones, but the smaller ones also that have critical information on their databases.

“Colocation is a datacentre strategy that provides businesses of all sizes a fully featured hosting environment that would not be possible to replicate on premise, all within a modest IT budget.”

Tracey said an uninterrupted network and power access was key to business continuity, and colocation facilities offered redundancy and resilience at a level that was typically not possible for in-house setups.

She said on average, 100 per cent network uptime was commonly achieved in colocation data centres, as they connected to multiple power sources – including backup generators, which could otherwise be costly to privately implement.

“A datacentre is important for business productivity and ensures the peace of mind of knowing that all your data is secure and protected from any harmful events, such as unauthorised access (theft), equipment failure and natural disasters like, fire, floods and seasonal storms,” she said.

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Ezi-Web's tech support Struan McCallum at the new datacentre in Bundaberg CBD.

Ezi-Web started 15 years ago in Bundaberg

Ezi-Web started in the Bundaberg Region more than 15 years ago with an internet cafe and gaming store in the CBD.

Now the company has evolved and refocused through software development to internet and network related services.

Tracey said the Ezi-Web Bundaberg datacentre was essentially where businesses would rent hardware space in their facility.

“You provide your own server hardware. We provide you an IP address, high-speed bandwidth, stable and clean power, as well as security, cooling and 24/7 access,” she said.

“Space can be rented by the Rack ‘U’ or complete rack where available.

“Any business that has valuable data on their systems such as private client/customer information, for example, medical and dental practices, legal firms, financial advisors and accountants.”

Tracey said it had always been the goal to provide high-speed internet services to the local region where the founders Jeffrey Smidt and Arron Hollis called home.

“After establishing through motels and caravan parks along the east coast of Australia, the network was expanded back into Bundaberg to focus on improving local telecommunication services,” she said.

“We are a truly local business and do our best to support our local community. No overseas call centres, just locals, all in Bundaberg.

“Our core services and infrastructure have been built around only the most modern and reliable technologies. It just works.

“We are completely separate from the other internet providers and are able to provide a better experience overall.

“Our systems have been optimised to allow for greater traffic loading than other providers. Our speeds are unmatched.”