Building Blox IT's "consultancy led approach" allows us to analyse each client's specific requirements, then recommend an appropriate, cost effective solution, either from "best of breed" third parties, or our own range of products.

Building Blox IT prefer to provide a fully managed solution where our clients rent the equipment for 12-36 months (see Rental Pricing for details), but we are happy to discuss alternate arrangements.

NOTE: The descriptions in the Network Storage & Backup section are for the Building Blox IT product range only.

The Building Blox IT range of Network Attached Storage (NAS), Automated Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions are based on a custom built hardware product (the “BLOX”). BLOX's are compact (H=10.5cm W=25.5cm D=20.5cm), with low power consumption (green), and can be shelf or wall mounted to maximise precious office space, making it akin to a switch or other infra-structure device. Please use the menu to the left to explore our current BLOX products.

The software portion of the product features our own Debian based Linux distribution, and a web based user administration application.

The current BLOX product range consists of:

  • fileBLOX- file server (NAS) & network backup storage
  • drBLOX - offsite disaster recovery server
  • drmultiBLOX - offsite disaster recovery for multiple fileBLOX's
  • dualBLOX - provides fileBLOX & drBLOX functionality in 2 locations

All BLOX products are provided as a managed service, where support, maintenance, and failed component replacements are included in the monthly rental cost, with a minimum rental period of 12 months, and a maximum of 36 months. This approach effectively "outsources" this portion of your IT infra-structure, allowing SME businesses access to a professionally managed service without the prohibitive cost of a full time IT resource, plus 100% tax efficiency and a known fixed cost for financial planning. The only addition, would be any costs associated with Disaster Recovery incidents (see Disaster Recovery for details).

 

To discuss your requirements and costs please email us at [email protected]