Peplink: Finally a Cost Effective Alternative to MPLS & Leased Lines

An interesting story of how a customer has made big savings with Peplink routers!

There are so many new products available for broadband connectivity right now, Fiber to the Cabinet, ethernet last mile and Annexe-M bonded DSL – to mention just a few, that when it comes to rolling out a new branch office (or indeed relocating a head office), you’d be forgiven for getting a little dizzy in trying to choose which one to use. Check out the full article here.

Want a similar solution to start saving your business money? Contact us and we will gladly assist.

Green Apple IT Partners with Lenovo

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Green Apple IT has partnered up with Lenovo to provide leading Lenovo technologies to its clients.

We now offer the following Lenovo Products : (Click image for more products / models)

Laptops

Desktops

Tablets

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For more information, please contact us.

Peplink Balance Line-up Throughput Upgrade

The World Moves Fast. And Now the Peplink Balance Moves Even Faster!

Peplink is pleased to announce the refreshed enterprise lineup of our best-selling Balance series, now with up to 2X+ faster throughput, Gigabit Ethernet ports and LAN Bypass.

Better Throughput Means Better Business.

We are giving you, our customers, the speed you need to stay ahead of the competition and grab every opportunity that comes your way. The new Balance 380, 580, and 710’s boost throughput by as much as 128%.

Gigabit Ethernet Across the Board.

We’ve upgraded the Balance 710 and unified the Balance 380, 580, 710, and 1350 with Gigabit Ethernet on all ports. Sharing data and collaborating via voice, video or text – or all at the same time – has never been so fast and trouble-free.

Advanced LAN Bypass Keeps Business Moving.

In today’s enterprise, an offline Internet connection is equivalent to locking your front doors and turning off the lights. The Peplink Balance 710 now features LAN Bypass to keep you connected with customers – and open for business.

Green Apple IT is a proud Peplink Solution Partner, Contact us today for more information.

The Ultmate Travel Router

We’re excited to announce that 3Gstore.com in the US has recognized the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go as one of its Top 10 Products for 2011. This award highlights the favorite products of 3Gstore’s customers and tech support personnel and is based on the following criteria: • Customer reviews and feedback • Customer return rates • Tech support issues

Introducing the Swiss Army Knife of Mobile Web Access. Featuring an array of advanced connectivity options, the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go is one powerful little solution for multi-device, multi-user, on-the-road wireless connectivity. Use it as a Wi-Fi repeater to expand coverage over a wider area. Connect your 4G/3G modem and use the Surf On-The-Go as a travel router. Make wired devices, such as printers, play nice with wireless networks. And share a single paid Wi-Fi connection among your laptop, tablet, and smartphone. With the Surf On-The-Go, you get all the mobile connectivity tools you need in one easy-to-carry, simple-to-use device.

Here’s what a few reviewers had to say:

“The Pepwave Surf On-The-Go was easy to set up and it actually does what it is advertised for. We use it in our house to pick up our Wi-Fi, which is out in the motorhome, and rebroadcast it so we have a stronger signal in the house to connect to.”

“I’m very happy with the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go. It works great at home and in my car with the 12V cord. I’m using it with an iPod Touch 4G.”

Many thanks to 3Gstore, its customers, and its tech support pros for putting the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go in the top 10 for 2011. We’re hard at work making all our other products even better for 2012!

Learn more about the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go please contact us.

Green Apple IT is proud to announce their partnership with Dell

Dell, Inc. is an American multinational information technology corporation based in 1 Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells and supports computers and related products and services. Bearing the name of its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide. Dell is listed at number 41 in the Fortune 500 list. It is the third largest PC maker in the world after HP and Lenovo. Dell has grown by both increasing its customer base and through acquisitions since its inception; notable mergers and acquisitions including Alienware (2006) and Perot Systems (2009). As of 2009, the company sold personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, software, and computer peripherals. Dell also sells HDTVs, cameras, printers, MP3 players and other electronics built by other manufacturers. The company is well known for its innovations in supply chain management and electronic commerce.

 

Desktops / Laptops

Servers

Switches

 

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Peplink Case Study – Connecting Multiple Locations with Reliable VPN

 

River Valley Cooperative.

River Valley Cooperative is a member-owned organization that serves farmers in Illinois and Iowa, United States, to increase overall efficiency and productivity.

Connect All Locations for Higher Service Standard.

To enhance its members’ farming operations and help them adapt tochanges in markets and technology, River Valley Cooperative connects alllocations to its central office for applications such as email servers,accounting database, and financial programs. At the beginning, aradio-based network had been used to tie the remote locations together. However, network connectivity was complex and costly. As the number of locations grew, River Valley Cooperative wanted a simple, low cost solution that can also improve network reliability. Todd Phillips, Network Administrator at River Valley Cooperative, searched for a solution to replace its existing radio-based network. “What we need is something that can reliably provide VPN, load balancing, and failover,” says Todd.

 

He looked at some load balancing brands but found that the upfront costs could be expensive. Other firewall devices lacked the network connectivity and VPN features that they demanded.

 

Multi-WAN for More Bandwidth and Higher Reliability.
Todd ultimately decided to deploy Peplink Balance since it meets all of his requirements while costing less than other options. “The Peplink Balance has proven to be reliable, and provides the versatility to do what we may want to do at each location,” Todd explains. Now a Peplink Balance 710 is deployed in the River Valley Cooperative central office while a Peplink Balance 380 has become standard equipment at all of its locations.
Using the Peplink Balance, locations where DSL and Cable are limited can have the flexibility to use wireless links such as 3G and Satellite as backup. For larger locations, extra links can be added easily as the bandwidth requirement increases. With Peplink Site-to-Site VPN Bonding, all the links will be bonded to form a redundant connection and achieve maximumreliability. Employees are now able to maintain a reliable and secure connection to the central office at all times, and therefore keep up their high service standard.

 

 

Responsive Support Service. Satisfied Customer.
Todd is also very satisfied with Peplink’s support services. The Peplink support team quickly addresses all their issues. “I’m impressed that Peplink has been very responsive to requests I’ve made to improve their firmware,”he says. River Valley Cooperative will continue to deploy Peplink Balance units at each location for expanding its VPN network in providing the highest level of services to all members.

 

Green Apple IT is proud to be a Peplink Partner, see our solutions page.

For more information, please get in touch with us at 0112344711 / info@greenappleit.co.za

Original case study article can be found here

 

10 ways to tune up your PC

1. Keep your PC up to date

2. Performance

3. Action Center

4. ReadyBoost

5. CPU utilization

6. Check for viruses and spyware

7. Clean up your hard drive

8. If you don’t use it, uninstall it

9. Defragment your hard drive

10. Try troubleshooting for performance

 

Need help ? Contact us today.

 

Green Apple IT is proud to announce their partnership with Kaspersky

 

For home

Our products for home and home office are specifically designed to provide hassle-free and quality protection against viruses, worms and other malicious programs, as well as hacker attacks, spam and spyware.

For small office

Our solutions for small business are designed to provide effective protection from all types of Internet threats and are easy to install and use without special administration tools.

For business

Our business solutions provide world-class anti-malware protection and offer a new, High Value approach to business IT security for companies of all sizes.

Kaspersky Product Page

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Green Apple IT has announced their solution partnership with Peplink

Link Load Balancing

Site to Site VPN Bonding

Mobile Bandwidth Bonding

Access Point Controller

 

About Peplink

Peplink is the leader in Internet load balancing and VPN bonding solutions. Peplink Balance Multi-WAN Routers have been deployed around the world, helping thousands of customers from varied industries to increase bandwidth, enhance Internet reliability, and reduce costs. Our complete product line includes models for business of all sizes, and provides an award winning Internet experience for customers.

Peplink believes that quality, innovative products, and passionate customer service can help everyone experience a better Internet. That’s why customers around the world depend on Peplink.

Peplink operates globally with offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Our solutions are sold and supported by distributors, system integrators, and strategic partners worldwide

 

About Green Apple IT

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make up a large proportion of the South African market, and yet when it comes to IT these businesses often do not get the service they require. Green Apple IT is here to change that. By offering the high levels of IT service that big businesses expect and at a price to suit the pockets of smaller businesses, delivering solutions that fit the needs of these businesses and can help them to grow and prosper, cost effectively.

“We believe that no business is ever too small to have a proper, efficient IT setup, but SMEs often do not have much of an IT budget and need to reserve their resources for their core business. At Green Apple IT we focus on delivering the right solutions to meet our customers’ needs and budgets. And the key word is ‘solutions’. We do not simply sell products, but work with SMEs to develop a tailored offering that makes business sense because it will actually help them to solve a problem and as a result will help them to do business better,” says Dawie Bloomberg,  Managing Director of Green Apple IT.

Some Happy Global customers

For more information, please get in touch with us at 0112344711 / info@greenappleit.co.za

 

Get 100% Internet Uptime : Internet Solutions from Green Apple IT

Increase Network Speed.

Peplink Balance allows you to increase bandwidth anytime by connecting new low-cost Internet links to existing network. Speed up your network and optimize traffic flow with Peplink’s Advanced Load Balancing Algorithms. Your network traffic will be distributed to different Internet links to increase network speed.

Get 100% Internet Uptime.

Combine up to 13 Internet connections with a Peplink Balance. By connecting to multiple ISPs, all links are used actively and automatically back each other up in case of individual service outages. Further guarantee Internet uptime with one of the High Availability options by using two Peplink Balance devices for 1+1 Backup, or using a single device for LAN Bypass.

Save Money.

Reduce your Internet costs 90% by cutting your T1 or any other expensive links. Buy a Peplink Balance Multi-WAN Router from Green Apple IT, and replace your leased lines using a combination of multiple Internet broadband links. Enjoy the flexibility to scale bandwidth while saving money.

For more information, please get in touch with us at 0112344711 / info@greenappleit.co.za