Our Technologies

Networking services

The primary focus of Acolyte in any new network implementation is to listen and then clearly define the business needs of each client with the most important goal of effectively utilizing technology to properly support their business processes while increasing employee productivity and profitability. Acolyte’s custom network solutions provide the most cost effective approach to give your business what it needs to stay up, stay fast, and be ready for tomorrow’s technologies, today.

Acolyte takes pride in building the most high-end servers and workstations using only the best components from the world’s leading manufacturers. While other companies are selling from an inventory of last year’s technologies, Acolyte uses just-in-time manufacturing to always provide the latest technology in its products. Consequently, no matter when you purchase them, Acolyte Servers and Workstations will be among the most high-end, fastest, and certainly most cost effective in the industry.

Acolyte Servers use the best of breed products among the top manufacturers, and as a consequence our servers can out-perform the highest-end servers and appliances from major manufacturers at less than half the cost.

It is also easy to select an Acolyte Server since we can easily customize our models based on technology, speed, and size. This makes it easy to create a customized server solution or server farm based on your specific business needs and future growth.

More than 90% of Acolyte’s clients use Acolyte’s Servers and Workstations every time they upgrade because they have experienced first hand the added performance, quality, and ongoing value that Acolyte systems provide over their longer and more trouble-free lifetimes.

In addition, Acolyte is authorized to provide Servers and Workstations from other leading manufacturers at a competitive price including IBM, HP, and Intel.

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Microsoft Integrations

For more than 25 years, Acolyte has been a single point of contact for our clients deploying Microsoft’s Servers and software products in their networks. During this time, Acolyte has been providing the configuration, installation, management, and ongoing support services for nearly every generation and version of Microsoft’s Server and software products.

Since Microsoft discontinued extended support for Windows XP in April 2014, we are seeing an increased demand and performing more transitions to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Acolyte still has many clients running Windows Server 2008R2 (All Roles / All Services), Terminal Server, Small Business Server 2003, 2008 and 2011, Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, IIS Server, and SQL Servers in many diverse IT environments. Many of our clients are strongly evaluating upgrading to the latest versions of Microsoft Server products: Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, and SQL Server 2013. There has never been a better time to upgrade in terms of the large number of recent major revisions along all Microsoft product lines coupled with the price performance of Acolyte’s high data transfer rate servers.

At Acolyte, we take pride in our ability to support and transition older legacy systems.

We understand about the investment of your intellectual property and business processes in the proprietary systems you depend on everyday. We understand that these legacy systems can’t easily be changed out any time soon, and that they still need to be supported with disaster recovery and uptime in a modern way. We can show you how to make it all work seamlessly with a new infrastructure no matter what older operating systems or older programs you’re still using.

Acolyte adds value to our clients’ networks and makes our clients more efficient by implementing other converging technologies like voice, data, video, and mobile access and apps.

We can show you the best ways to bring the latest technologies into your network and infrastructure, including Cloud Services, Voice Over Internet Phone Systems, Virtual Private Networking, and Virtualization.

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Apple Integrations

If you wish your company could use Macs but think you’re “stuck” with Windows because of the software your company depends on, Think Again!

Acolyte can integrate Macs, iPhones, and other Apple Products into your existing network so you can have the best of both worlds. If you have a Windows network and want to integrate Macs or a Mac network and want to integrate Windows, we can show you the best ways to do that. You can even integrate and manage time-efficient iPad and iPhone apps in your enterprise.

Acolyte can install a network and infrastructure that seamlessly supports Mac and Windows clients, locally and remotely, by providing the same functionality, data, and security on the network.

Acolyte has been a strong advocate of Apple’s innovative products and solutions for the past 25 years.

At Acolyte we have been working with Apple since the Apple II's and Visicalc! In the early 1990's, we were Apple Resellers and integrated Mac Servers and Workstations for our clients with System 6 and System 7. We have integrated OSX for the last decade, and more recently OSX Lion.

Today, Acolyte deploys Apple network solutions in the enterprise using the Mac OSX Lion Server with full support for Mac workstation management, email, calendars, iPhone/iPad integration and management, remote network configuration, app management, and disaster recovery.

In a business world where BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is becoming more popular, it is important to have a plan to integrate these devices in a secure and managed way.

Acolyte works closely to advise our clients on the benefits and efficiencies of purchasing Apple products and technologies and deploying an Apple network or integrating these technologies into their existing infrastructure.

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UNIX Servers
& open source solutions

Originally for running proprietary systems and for mostly vertical market solutions, UNIX Servers and Workstations are now more mainstream and offer direct replacements for some or all of the functionality of Windows and Mac Servers and Workstations.

Almost every computer technology started as an open source project. Many commercial products, services, and companies are based on open source projects.

Acolyte builds many of our client’s products as well as Acolyte products, such as our line of Network Management Tools and Appliances, from great open source products that run on UNIX. Since 1996, Acolyte’s Advanced Anti-spam and Anti-virus Firewall as well as our Acolyte Backup Appliances and Acolyte’s Advanced and Simple VOIP Phone Systems have used UNIX and open source technologies with proven success.

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server & workstation

Basically, Server and Workstation Virtualization allows you to create many fully functional Virtual Servers or Virtual Workstations on one redundant physical server or in a larger redundant infrastructure.

As you may know the vast majority of servers are under-utilized. For example, an active directory server uses very little resources to run; a very small amount of RAM is consumed and CPU utilization never usually goes over 2 or 3%. This and many other single-purpose, standalone, and traditional servers are vastly under-utilized. Virtualization provides a way to maximize the compute power of your hardware by virtually allocating the unused physical CPUs, RAM, and drive space to other servers and workstations.

In the future as you grow and a virtual server starts to underperform, that server can be (virtually) resized with more CPU cores, more memory, or more hard drive space without affecting the users currently using the server.

Once virtualized, your servers are now in an environment where fail-over, backup, and disaster recovery are more automatic. Creating a new server can be done remotely and without the procurement, purchase, and installation of new server hardware and all the fault-tolerant expenses and overheard that go with each new server.

Server and workstation virtualization has become much more mainstream and common in the last decade. There are many fine virtualization solutions to choose from, each one having advantages. Which one is right for your business?

Moving to a Virtual Infrastructure will pay for itself many times over by reducing long-term growth costs as well as ongoing maintenance costs all while providing a much more scalable and fault-tolerant environment that can accommodate your future business needs.

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Disaster Recovery
& business continuity

How long can you afford a particular system or your whole network be down? A week?, A day? A few hours? A few minutes? How much data can your company afford to loose and at what cost? A weeks worth? A days worth? A few minutes worth? What’s the real cost of your downtime and lost data?

These questions are important to answer so you can build a business continuity plan that’s right for your company. In the event of a disaster, your plan can literally save your business. If you’ve ever had a disaster, then you probably have a plan now, but just because you haven’t had a disaster doesn’t mean you should ignore the possibilities of one.

If you accept that a disaster is anything that interrupts the normal operation of your business, then suddenly you start to see the real value of a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.

Did you know that 1 in 5 businesses that lose data go out of business? Or that 90% of businesses losing data from a disaster are forced to shut down within two years? Or that the survival rate for companies without a disaster recovery plan is less than 10%? There are many more frightening statistics involving downtime and data loss and how they can adversely affect your ability to service your clients and stay in business. Most of them go something like “x% of businesses that suffer y hours of downtime go out of business.” But in reality, each business is different. What can your business tolerate? And for how long?

There are many things we have no control over, like the weather, that can keep power or communications down for days if you don’t have a Business Continuity Plan in place. Other unknowns like theft, a new virus, a disgruntled employee, or even simple human error can bring your entire company and everyone in it to a halt. In the event of a disaster or a disruption of a service, can you quickly recover or launch your critical systems from another location?

Creating a disaster recovery and business continuity plan is also a great reason to inventory and re-evaluate the resiliency of your systems and current infrastructure as you determine your exposer to risk.

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