Case Study | Data Centre Colocation of NAS – Cloud Storage Solution

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Data Centre Colocation of NAS – Cloud Storage Solution


Independent creative company making ideas that live within advertising, entertainment and design – located in Bondi Sydney

Client’s IT Requirements

Our long term client recently approached us to assist with a data storage solution. Their office lease had expired during lock-down and they received notice to vacate their office. In the midst of a pandemic, our client had maintained efficiencies. Their team were successfully working remotely, and as a result, there was no urgency to find another office space.  However, they did need to relocate their NAS which was located in-house. This would enable their employees to continue to work remotely.

For those who aren’t familiar, NAS is a dedicated file storage that enables multiple uses and assorted client devices to retrieve data from a centralised disk capacity. Users on a local area network (LAN) can access the shared storage via a standard Ethernet connection.

Data Centre Colocation – Cloud Storage Solution

Understanding the priority, Techstream Solutions was able to offer a flexible data centre colocation solution.  Colocation is the placement of enterprise-owned computer, storage and networking assets in a third-party facility such as a data centre.

There are many benefits of colocation for businesses.  This includes:


With colocation, a company can establish service terms that allow it to scale services as needed.

Improved uptime reliability:

On-premises servers don’t have a great track record of uptime reliability, due to lack of efficient power and cooling infrastructure. Colocation to a data centre, dramatically improves uptime reliability.

Enhanced security and compliance:

Data security is one of the most important goals for company’s today. Data centres implement state-of-the-art security precautions that are beyond the capability of most in-house data solutions.

Furthermore, when you use data centre colocation facilities, it removes the need and expense of building, staffing and managing an in-house server room.  As such, this gives clients the ability to focus on the more important task of running their business.

IT Support Outcomes

The solution implemented, enabled our client’s team to continue to work remotely during the pandemic.  Furthermore, colocation to the data centre provided minimal disruption.  Our client experienced a total of 2 hours downtime during the transition process.

Overall, the client was very satisfied with the colocation of their NAS to our data centre.  Being located near Bondi Beach, their in-house IT infrastructure was constantly affected by environmental elements. With their NAS now securely in our data centre, they are no longer burdened with internal IT infrastructure issues.  Best of all, they are reporting systems are operating more efficiently since the implementation of the colocation solution.

Optimising your workplace IT environment

Techstream Solutions aims to optimise your workplace IT environment so it will operate at maximum efficiency. Furthermore, any ITC issues are resolved swiftly by our expert support team. Overall, we can attend to all your business computer IT support requirements including managed IT services, cloud services, backup and recovery,  and security. Our IT consultants can manage every aspect of your ITC infrastructure projects and upgrades.

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