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CloudX Private

CloudX Private is a fully customizable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) system from Layer3 enabling businesses to move their infrastructure to a New Zealand-based virtual environment.

Dual Everything

Our platform is hosted with continuous replication between dual datacentres in Auckland and Wellington with fully redundant connectivity, firewalls, switches. All CloudX infrastructure, including servers, SAN, power supply, UPS backup, generator and cooling are N+1 redundant.

Run All Your Apps

Any software you can run on your server or computer, you can run in CloudX Private or CloudX Desktop.

Secure Access

CloudX Private access is provided via secure VPN and/or remote desktop sessions from anywhere passing through our security gateways.

  • Offsite Infrastructure
  • Completely Customised
  • Secure & Robust
  • Powered by VMware
  • Enterprise Application Hosting
  • New Zealand Data Centres


CloudX Desktop

CloudX Desktop is a virtual desktop solution, accessible anywhere, anytime without compromise. Providing central remote management and security, CloudX Desktop organisations easily move their IT infrastructure to the cloud.

Ensure continuity & consistency in your business with CloudX Desktop.

Anywhere Desktop Access for All Your Stuff

Moving your email and files to cloud is easy but what about your apps? Run your email, files AND apps all from a secure, centralized virtual platform. 100% consistent, wherever you are or whatever machine you are using.

Secure, Inside and Out

CloudX Desktop provides three levels of security - firewall, server anti-virus and file security to ensure the right people have access to the right material. Add managed desktop security and 2FA to make your system a real fortress.

No Need for Pricey Hardware

Because all the heavy lifting comes from the remote CloudX Desktop processor, not your desktop computers, even old slow computers will be fast and agile when running CloudX Desktop.

The CloudX Desktop solution includes:

  • Continuity You Can Count On
  • Agile, Fast & Scalable
  • Secure & Robust
  • Your Data Stored in New Zealand
  • Latest Software & Updates
  • Fully Redundant Platform

How does it work?

The process to get started on CloudX Desktop is simple and straightforward.

Layer3 will scope your current on IT environment, then migrate your data and all of your applications to our CloudX platform. We can provide email services and Office applications directly from your CloudX system or integrate Office 365 accounts.

Accessing your CloudX Desktop is be done either through a desktop icon or from the services menu of the Layer3 website.


Office 365

Office 365 is built for your business. It’s the Office applications you know and rely on, plus tools to help you work better together, so you can get more done — anytime, anywhere.

Get more done

Increase productivity with Office apps enhanced with the latest AI tools and online file storage.

Work better together

Collaborate, share, and communicate with flexible tools that go where your team goes.

Safeguard your data

Help protect your company against external threats and leaks with built-in privacy and compliance tools.

  • Up to Date Office Applications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cloud Storage & Sharing
  • Privacy & Compliance Tools
  • Centralized Management & Security
  • 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed


Other Services

CloudX Shadow

  • Local, bare-metal, off-site backup and recovery solution, built as a complete replica of your server or server array, and held in cold storage within the Layer3 Private Cloud system.

CloudX Shadow 365

  • Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365 – but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. CloudX Shadow 365 eliminates the risk of losingaccess and control over your Office 365 data including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams – so that your data is always protected and accessible.

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

  • Stay secure and productive anywhere, on any device, with identity and intelligence-driven innovations. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is an intelligent mobility management and security platform. It helps protect and secure your organization and empowers your employees to work in new and flexible ways.


Microsoft Azure

Invent with purpose and turn ideas into solutions

Azure is a Microsoft’s ever-expanding set of cloud computing services to help your organization meet its business challenges. Azure gives you the freedom to deploy applications and services such as Virtual Machines, storage, and Active Directory on a massive, global network.

Be Ready for the Future
Continuous innovation from Microsoft supports your development today - and your product visions for tomorrow. Build on the latest advancements in the cloud, including more than 1,000 new capabilities released in the last year.

Operate Hybrid Seamlessly
On-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge - Azure meets you where you are. Integrate and manage your environments with tools and services designed for hybrid cloud.

Trust your Cloud
Because all the heavy lifting comes from the remote CloudX Desktop processor, not your desktop computers, even old slow computers will be fast and agile when running CloudX Desktop.

The Microsoft Azure solution includes:

  • Virtual Machines
    • Provision Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • Active Directory
    • Synchronize on-premises directoriesand enable single sign-on
  • Site Recovery
    • Keep your business running with built-indisaster recovery service
  • Archive Storage
    • Data at restautomatically encrypted
  • Information Protection
    • Better protect your sensitive information - anytime, anywhere
  • Azure SQL Database
    • Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud


    Microsoft InTune

    Transform I.T. service delivery for your modern workplace.

    Microsoft Intune will simplify modern workplace management and help you achieve digital transformation.

    Support your diverse mobile device fleet
    Securely manage iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS devices with a single endpoint management solution. Streamline and automate deployment, provisioning, policy management, app delivery, and updates.

    Achieve I.T. efficiencies in the cloud
    Stay up to date with a highly scalable, globally distributed cloud service architecture. Leverage the intelligent cloud for insights and baselines for your security policies and configuration settings.

    Protect data with or without device enrolment
    Help safeguard data when you don’t manage devices used by employees or partners to access work files. Intune app protection policies provide granular control over Office 365 data on mobile devices.

    The Microsoft InTune solution includes:

    • Integrated Endpoint Management
      • Keep devices managed & always up to date
    • Integrated Data Protection & Compliance
      • Control how users access & utilize data in Office 365
    • Conditional Access
      • Enforce policies for user, location, device state, app sensitivity & risk.
    • Windows 10 Management
      • User provisioning capability for Windows 10
    • Granular Data Controls
      • Data security policies based on corporate user identities
    • Cloud Service Architecture
      • Leverage the intelligent cloud for insights & baseline policies


    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 brings together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with simple device management and security to connect people and information in an intelligent new way.

    It’s a full experience

    Connected experiences improve productivity and foster a culture of collaboration.

    Transform, enhance, integrate

    Transform how you manage your business and enhance customer relationships with integrated workflows, feedback, data and insights.

    Full control

    Intelligent security proactively protects your employees, your data, and your customer information.

    • Comes with Office, Email, Chat & Storage
      • Stay up to date with the latest versions of Word, Excel, Outlook etc, Teams and OneDrive.
    • Streamline customer feedback
      • Create surveys, polls, and questionnaires to gather data and insights with Microsoft Forms.
    • Keep customer data safe
      • Ensure that only the right people have access to important data with information protection.
    • Manage customer appointments
      • Simplify how customers schedule and manage appointments with Bookings.
    • Make repetitive tasks easy
      • Quickly automate processes in your business with Power Automate.
    • Stay in control
      • Revoke access with cloud attachments, remote wipe data from lost devices and Information Rights Protection.