Christmas Opening

During the Christmas period our office will be closed from 12PM on the 23rd December and will re-open at 9AM on the 3rd January.

On the non bank holidays (28th, 29th, and 30th December) we will operate with reduced staff providing critical cover only. Our phones will remain on night service and the voicemail will be monitored, an engineer will return your call as soon as possible.

Calls requiring a site visit during the critical cover period will only be attended to where the system is critically affected, i.e. server down or a major infrastructure failure such as the core network switch or router. Non critical calls will be logged and attended to in the New Year.

On behalf of everyone at Valetech Solutions Ltd we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients a Happy Christmas and New Year and to say thank you for your valued custom.

Altaro VM Backup

We are pleased to announce that Valetech are now an Altaro Certified Partner.

Altaro produce VM Backup software which we have found to be faster and more reliable than many more expensive products. Using Altaro we can optionally provide offsite cloud based backup of your servers for full system recovery in a disaster situation.

Altaro VM Backup is a full-featured and easy to use VM backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware, giving you all you need at unbeatable value, backed by outstanding support.


Altaro VM Backup offers you most of the features found in competing offers aimed at enterprise-level users at a fraction of the price. A few of its capabilities at a glance:

  • Offsite Backup Replication, for disaster recovery protection

  • Instant Exchange Server Item-Level Restore

  • Instant File Level Restore

  • Supports Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) & VMware vCenter great for larger environments

  • Remotely manage all VM backup/restore jobs across your Hyper-V and VMware hosts from a central console

  • Back up live VMs with zero downtime

  • Compression and Encryption

For more information give us a call on 0161 393 2029

 

Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt

Microsoft are sending out a Windows update which prompts the user to sign up for an upgrade to Windows 10. The prompt appears as a message ballon from the system tray as in the image below.

If you see this please do not sign up for the upgrade as Windows 10 is currently untested for many applications including Sage accounting software.

Upgrading your PC now will likely lead to major compatibility problems and you maybe unable to use your system while Windows is re-installed back to your original version.

Please contact our help desk on 0161 393 2029 for further information on Windows 10 if required.