Solution

Integrative finds its roots in integrating solutions and technologies of different vendors and suppliers. The last 10 years, a lot of these solutions and technologies come out of the open-source camp, something we cheer on as open-source based solutions fit perfectly in our evangelism of using non-proprietary solutions.

Now, open-source is not for everyone and certainly not for the faint-of-heart. Although community support works great for technologists and the digitally literate, in the commercial world of service level agreements and recovery time objectives, it is not something that can be depended on. Therefore we are glad to see that many software companies embrace the open-source software and back it with commercial support to make it a suitable solution for enterprise IT departments.

Cydg5aNWEAE4buF.jpgUnified Managed Backup and Recovery Appliance (Umbra) is a Disaster Recovery as a Service and Back-up as a Service (DRaaS/BaaS) service that provides enterprise class VMware, AWS and HyperV backup functionality using a local appliance (UmbraStor) or a external cloud based storage repository in either a trusted Integrative Core Datacenter (ICD) or on the public (Amazon) cloud.

LegalIT.pngLegal-IT.NET is a community cloud service for small and medium sized legal firms, built and managed by the architects and engineers of Integrative.it.

The community cloud model can be implemented on site, hybrid or 100% remote. Whatever model is preferred, it will provide its tenants with the flexibility of a cloud based infrastructure without the risks of data locality and influence of unwanted elements. Security is a primary design driver in the infrastructure.

Who or what is Integrative?

“Integrative Thinking is a field in applied mind science which was originated by Graham Douglas in 1986. He describes Integrative thinking as the process of integrating intuition, reason and imagination in a human mind with a view to developing a holistic continuum of strategy, tactics, action, review and evaluation for addressing a problem in any field”. As you see  Integrative is not just another pretty word or IT acronym, you can find more on this philosophy on wikipedia.

This is pretty much what we do day in and out.

Where do we come from?

Storage is exponentially growing and data is getting big, very big. Storage is becoming an important differentiation in your IT infrastructure. Implementing common sense storage solutions is becoming a key driver to the success and effectiveness of your IT solutions architecture. So what are the options?

The flavor of the day is cloud based storage like Amazon S3 and other variants. Unfortunately this only serves a fraction of your needs and can end up to be a very expensive repository if not planned appropriately.