Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Blockchain. Internet of Things. Platform/Software as a Service. Bleeding edge solutions such as these benefit from the uniquely elastic and data intensive environment provided by cloud computing. Capable of revolutionizing business, these solutions increase productivity, reduce capital costs, improve uptime and enhance security.

As dynamic and powerful as these new technologies can be, they can also be confusing and rather intimidating. MNJ’s experience with cloud platforms and solutions can provide a helping hand to understand the myriad cloud solutions available. Capable of assessing, developing and executing cloud strategies, MNJ partners with leading cloud vendors to help customer achieve their goals.

Whether you’re looking for a Software as a Service, Unified Communications as a Service, Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud, ‘As a Service’ Solutions or bandwidth and connectivity, MNJ can help. MNJ’s experience with cloud solutions combined with customers of different sizes, industries and verticals provide a broad knowledge base for MNJ to help customers choose and transition to cloud services.

Software as a Service (SaaS) / Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)

Microsoft Office 365

Most of the time cloud adoption is gradual, often starting with a specific application or an associated group of applications. One of the most popular cloud-native applications is Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft’s Office productivity suite in the cloud, Office 365, offers the same functionality most office users are familiar with but removes the requirement for on-premise infrastructure. Office365 offers multiple pricing tiers and options, providing customers the right solution for their needs. A broad 3rd party software ecosystem supports Office 365 with storage, backup and security solutions. Experienced with the different methods and partners supporting Office 365, MNJ consultants and architects can help customers through the migration process and find the best options for their unique business.

Recognized as a certified Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, MNJ provides no-contract, no additional cost Microsoft managed services to customers including:

  • Centralized management of Microsoft Licensing
  • Renewal Management
  • Same-day, rapid license provisioning
  • Technical Support
  • Single, consolidated billing for Microsoft Licensing, including Windows, Office 365 and Azure
Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)

Another common cloud platform is that of Unified Communications as Service (UCaaS). Rampant growth in real-time applications, the demand for better scalability and the need for lower, more predictable costs has led to a dramatic increase in the adoption of UCaaS solutions. Comprised of voice, videoconferencing, and contact center solutions, cloud-based collaboration services can revolutionize business communication improving productivity. Partnered with industry leading vendors and solution providers, MNJ designs from an agnostic perspective, providing different solutions to match customer criteria, features and budgets.

MNJ’s Voice & Video Portfolio vendors include: Cisco, RingCentral, 8x8, Fuze, CallTower, Zoom and others.

MNJ’s Contact Center Portfolio vendors include: Cisco, Talkdesk, NICE InContact, Five9, RingCentral, 8x8 and others.

Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud

Public Cloud

Public Cloud provides traditional data center resources in a shared environment - compute, memory and storage capacity in a pay-for-use model. In a public partnership, the customer utilizes the environment while the cloud provider owns and maintains the shared environment working to provide an up to date, flexible workspace. The elastic, scalable nature of public cloud is the ideal place for solutions such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, DevOps, IoT and Blockchain Services. Depending on the workload, the pay-for-use, operational expense model can be considerably more cost-effective than private or hybrid cloud. Examples of Public Cloud solutions are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure Cloud & Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Private Cloud

Private Cloud is essentially a new name for traditional, on-premise IT infrastructure. Private cloud, unlike Public Cloud provides infrastructure for a single organization and is often purpose-built. Private cloud provides a greater deal of control and customization enabling the use of infrastructure from different brands and vendors, allowing customers to optimize their environment avoiding vendor lock-in. Understanding workloads is key for any type of cloud service and Private Cloud is no exception. For workloads with predictable, fixed requirements, private cloud can be a less expensive option. If certain security and regulatory compliances are required, Private Cloud solutions are often the best option. Located either on-premise, or hosted in a colocation, Private Cloud provides complete control and management of your infrastructure.

Hybrid Cloud

A best of both worlds design, hybrid cloud utilizes a combination of both public cloud resources and on-premise infrastructure. Hybrid cloud enables infrastructure to work with your organization vs. trying to change your organization to fit a specific architecture. Hybrid Cloud provides elastic Public Cloud resources to dynamic workloads that require them while keeping predictable, secure, or business-critical workloads on private, on-premise infrastructure. Hybrid Cloud provides excellent flexibility for organizations no matter what workloads are utilized.

Recognizing the benefits of Hybrid Cloud, the enterprise cloud vendors- Microsoft, Amazon, Google and others have created solutions that enable data to function both in the cloud and on-premise. For example, Microsoft’s Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI platforms extend services to on-premise infrastructure enabling applications to operate across Azure (Public Cloud) and Azure Stack (Private Cloud).

Whether you’re looking for a Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud solution, evaluating the cloud-readiness of your environment is essential. Data center analysis and cloud workload assessments can determine migration paths and assist with product choice. MNJ’s partnerships with leading cloud vendors provide solution flexibility and different price points to achieve customer business objectives.

MNJ’s Cloud Solution Portfolio vendors include: Microsoft (Azure), Amazon (AWS), Google (Google Cloud Platform), Faction, Hostway|Hosting, Rackspace, RapidScale, and others.

'As a Service’ Solutions

Outside of ‘cloud’, ‘transform’ and ‘disruptive’, the suffix ‘as a Service’ is one of the most common buzzwords in IT today. ‘As a Service’ refers to an IT service or solution that’s delivered via the cloud, or managed service partner for a monthly fee. Common examples are those listed above: Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS). Less common but growing in popularity are Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Security as a Service (SECaaS). Services delivered in this method provide packaged advanced technologies with predictable monthly costs, and do not require additional education or training on the customer’s part. In addition, many of these services are sold with the benefits of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), putting responsibility on the provider, not the customer.

Partnering with multiple cloud and service providers and employing a customer-centric, consultative approach enables MNJ to offer solutions from an agnostic perspective where customer challenges can be met with different solutions for different budgets.

MNJ Cloud Service Portfolio vendors include: RapidScale, iLand, Tierpoint, Alert Logic, Masergy and Trustwave among others.

Cloud Connectivity & Optimization

Cloud services and solutions can revolutionize and transform your organization but are dependent on connectivity. Today’s anytime/anywhere/any device user demands can make positive end-user experience a challenge. MNJ delivers optimized connectivity through a combination of SD-WAN , bandwidth services and managed services.

Recognized as a certified Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), MNJ Technologies delivers competitive circuit/bandwidth pricing for several circuit types, from MPLS and DIA to low-cost broadband alternatives. As an added value, MNJ-sold circuits include MNJ’s PremiumCare monitoring and management service where MNJ monitors, troubleshoots and interfaces with the carrier as needed. Combined with SD-WAN or Unified Communications services, MNJ becomes an all-in-one service provider offering carrier and solution monitoring, problem resolution and customized, single consolidated billing.

Available circuit types include:

Transport Circuits Bandwidth
MPLS Up to 10 Gbps
T1 Up to 1.5 Mbps
Hybrid Fiber - Coaxial (HFC) Up to 10 Mbps
Ethernet over Copper (EoC) Up to 20 Mbps
Fiber Up to 10Gbps
Internet Circuits Bandwidth
Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) Up to 100Gbps
Broadband (Cable, Fiber, DSL, etc.) Up to 1Gbps Down/1Gbps Up
Fixed Wireless Up to 1Gbps
LTE (Long Term Evolution) Data Based
LTE Backup Data Based