QCS offers our clients a wide variety of superior infrastructure solutions. We are renowned for providing custom-made solutions in challenging environments. QCS prides itself in providing more with less. Our skills and business partner relationships enable us to design and assemble most complex solutions. We utilise our expertise to design, procure, implement, manage and support the perfect solution to meet our clients’ expectations.
The foundation of any efficient IT solution is communication technology (connectivity).
QCS offers a wide choice of connectivity solutions and has proven that we can deliver communications networks that suit our clients, not simply in terms of value for money, but also the right technology for the right application.
Features of our connectivity solutions are:
o Point-to-point wireless solutions
Our privately owned high-speed network is licensed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and offers high-speed delivery of content to and from the internet and our data-centre services. We offer
packages of 5Mbit/s and higher on uncapped and per m/b data bundles to suit clients’ needs.
The solution is managed totally by QCS, complete with a portal for usage trends and many more features. We offer a complementary perimeter-firewall service with our links. These solutions are offered in specific metropolitan areas in South Africa; therefore, please contact us for a site assessment today.
In addition, QCS offers a unique pricing option, where data between sites and our data-centre services are free and uncontended. This service offers real value and the opportunity for clients to become more agile in using cloud services.
o Fibre network solutions
QCS offer a fibre-connected solution on the same basis as out private high-speed wireless solution.
The fibre network solution is especially suitable when ‘zero downtime’ connectivity/or ultra-high speed connectivity is needed. We offer this network service on a monthly basis to clients. This is the gateway to secure and high-speed use of the online world — when the client needs it.
o Traditional Diginet, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL), and mobile (cellular data) service
QCS offers the complete range of Telkom Diginet fixed-line service connections to our network, which enables us to build a hybrid network of connectivity solutions to meet clients’ uptime requirements and budgets. Clients may choose between a managed point-to-point Diginet, or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) (private network) Diginet service to complement the cloud service use from our platforms, or simply high-speed Should the client choose a redundant managed ADSL solution, we can offer access to the account for ADSL services (excluding Telkom line rentals), and a redundant device connected to your network that is managed by QCS.
Proactive alerts let us know exactly when the line goes down, and the service automatically connects to cellular data (known as 3G or 4G) to keep your service running smoothly. The configurations are truly endless — contact us at your convenience to design and build your network to suit your requirements.
o Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite-based services.
This technology has advanced over the last few years into a cost-effective and practical solution, which QCS offers as a solution for sites outside the above-mentioned coverage areas. QCS offers flexible internet-service bundles and contracts on this service.
o Internet service provision
Internet Service Provision (ISP) is a natural complementary service to our own network infrastructure. We have multiple “breakouts” with multiple ISPs. We provide Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) redundant IP addressing for clients via Internet Solutions, MTN Business and Terraco. We offer contended and uncontended bandwidth solutions to our clients.
o Virtual Private Network (VPN) services
QCS offers security and diverse connectivity-virtual private network services across a host of communication technologies. To complement the internet-based services provided to clients, QCS provides hard gateways, soft gateways and fully managed VPN solutions for site-to-site connectivity, or connectivity to our hosted solutions. Even if you are not a current connectivity client, QCS invites you to contact the company to discuss access to our hosted products. We can provide secure and cost-effective connectivity today.
o Internet and platform security services
Content management and firewall services
QCS can supply content management and firewall solutions to meet clients’ needs.
QCS offers services based on the Fortinet suite of products, which entails a single-site firewall and proxy (caching services) to multiple sites, where similar or different policies need to be applied. We can introduce limiting internet access, scanning for viruses, and reporting on usage for different or all locations from our management system, and we can deliver the data to you promptly.
Mail Security and archiving solutions
QCS also offers a managed content and virus-scanning solution. This solution offers a choice of two types of products:
o Virus and spam filtering
Our virus and spam filtering products allow clients, on a ‘per user per month’ basis, virus scanning and spam filtering services for mail platforms. This solution can easily be set up for management by the user, with an easy release function for mail that is not spam. Clients can also choose to purchase a management SLA for the whole solution. The solution offers a reply and mail buffering function, to prevent loss of any email while the mail platform is being serviced or a disruption of communication occurs. QCS also offers an easy-to-use web interface — real-time statistics on messages transmission of your email domains.
Our service enables you to intercept and eliminate viruses and unwanted email before they reach your network, which saves money in terms of internet bandwidth management. Most important, however, disasters caused by viruses and space
wasted by spam are prevented, which cuts the expenditure on mail platform management.
o Virus spam and content filtering
This product is our premium mail platform management solution. It allows clients to access to virus scanning and spam filtering services, and, additionally, content filtering for their mail platforms. Clients can manage the type of
messages that reach a network by applying the easy-to-use web management application. In addition, unwanted information entering the network, and sensitive information leaving it is blocked. The size of messages and use of attachments to messages, and even more, can also be managed. This solution can easily be set up for management by the user, with an easy release function for mail that is not spam. Clients can also choose to purchase a management SLA for the
whole solution. Additionally, this solution offers a replay and mail buffering function, to prevent loss of any email while the mail platform is being serviced or a disruption of communication occurs.
QCS started out as a development business, and we still offer the traditional website and database hosting services.
We have refined the service over the years and our model is now flexible enough to suit every client’s unique needs. If you require, we can host your website in South Africa, America, Europe and the Far East. We can give you File Transfer Protocol (FTP) access to upload and manage the website yourself, and provide Apache and Internet Information Services based (IIS) servers, will full disaster recovery functionality.
In addition to simply hosting websites and domain-name registration, QCS can do the full back-end database development and administration, website development and administration, or simply custom hosting and management, if required.
We are proud to be offering a cutting-edge hosted product for Microsoft. The Office 365 suite is ideal for connected businesses, offering everything from email and collaboration, SharePoint portal hosting, voice and instant messaging to web hosting. Contact QCS regarding packaged solutions, if your business does not have data storage regulatory requirements and you have internet access. Clients are invited to visit our Office 365 portal for further information.
In accordance with the VOIP-hosted services.
QCS offers a comprehensive managed data-centre solution to clients who need offsite hosting of their total environment, or just a portion thereof. QCS offers data-centres structured and priced in various ways to suit clients’ needs. Our main hosting location is in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, supplemented by hosting locations in Isando, Bryanston and Gallo Manor in the Gauteng region, as well as hosting locations farther afield in Cape Town and Durban.
QCS will construct a unique connectivity hosting and management solution to suit any requirement, whether you need only one component or a fully managed solution.
Virtual platform hosting
In addition to hosting space services, QCS is able to manage and host virtual platforms. We will install and host hardware on your behalf, giving you the opportunity to retain full control of your hardware while offering you access to the services of our skilled engineers to set up and manage your virtual environment.
Our arrangement offers clients access to complementary hosting services, such as SPLA for the Microsoft platform, as well as combining the infrastructure solution with an archiving solution from QCS —the ideal solution if you wish to incur capital expenditures (CAPEX)? and maintain a managed solution.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
As already described in our virtual hosting platform service, QCS now offers access to IaaS. This allows clients access to and payment for CPU memory and disk on a utility basis. QCS provides a state-of-the-art platform in our Johannesburg data-centre and in the MTN Gallo Manor data-centre to meet clients’ growing needs. This platform integrates seamlessly with our archiving (backup) solution, managed infrastructure solution and software as a service solution. This solution offers clients on an expense basis an entire IT infrastructure that grows as their needs do. The expense is tax deductible and clients do not have the worry of ageing assets.. Contact us today for an assessment and a free trial.
Software as a service (SaaS)
Our software as a service platform has been set up and designed to complement our platform, IaaS and rented hardware services. This service enables our clients to scale and use specific products to suit their needs. Currently, we offer the Microsoft suite of products. We can also arrange solutions offering Pastel Evolution, Microsoft CRM, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange and SAP B1.
We also offer our development solutions on a SaaS basis. Please consult one of our software design consultants to find out how we can turn the software asset we have developed for you into a utility model.
Data archiving (backup solution)
QCS, together with our partners, provides excellent archiving solutions to clients, with no capital outlay required on their part. QCS currently stores data in three locations as a service to our clients.
Our archiving solution is accessible from multiple platforms and backup could be done of anything from a smartphone to a tablet and including servers running Windows and Linux, as well as virtualised server solutions. QCS offers the ultimate total solution that can be scaled at an unparalleled level and with no up-front expenditure for the client.
Our solution is accessible from anywhere on the internet and from our private network. Clients can save money by bundling a private network connection with our archiving solution.
Please contact our sales department to arrange a free demonstration.
Advertising and marketing delivery solutions
We have technology available to provide for all the media delivery needs of clients. This solution entails either stand-alone infrastructure, or centralised infrastructure to supply pre-compiled media to the distribution points for viewing.
This distribution can be delivered via the internet and low speed bandwidth settings quite easily. The technology allows clients to add multiple displays to a single distribution point, and can time delivery of content to match available bandwidth.
This solution could be linked with sequenced web pages, presentations, call-centre displays and even television for TV-enabled sites. The solution could be purchased and managed by the client, or QCS could supply and fully manage the technology from our call-centre. Our team could design content and manage the content and technical solution, including internet service provision, installation, and maintenance and content management. This solution is ideal for distributing call-centre information, advertising in different establishments and even for schools for learning.
Since the arrival of CCTV technology as networkable (IT infrastructure) equipment, QCS has started offering this technology as in complement to our technology solutions offer for IT infrastructure.
QCS will design, supply and install a wide range of CCTV equipment, suited to a client’s unique requirements. Our solutions provide for integration with current DVR installations and analogue camera installations, and we can assess and convert most CCTV installations into IP capable solutions. This service offers clients value for money on current installations, while they keep abreast with the latest technology available on the market. Contact us at your convenience for a new installation of IP solutions, wherever network designs, camera installations and cabling installations are required. QCS is your one stop shop for CCTV solutions. QCS supplies only industry-standard technology that is mostly manufactured in America. We also offer SLA contracts to manage your solution — secure and cost effective connectivity installed today.