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Year 2020

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XSTRA

XSTRA

Why XSTRA Who Are We What Do We Do How Do We Do IT How We Give Back Our Vendor Partners Our Skill Sets How Can We Help You? Create Your Free Account Global Company Information Global Contact Information Community Terms and Conditions of Trade Schedule 1…

Why XSTRA

XSTRA » Why XSTRA

XSTRA is different XSTRA is not just a: Managed Services Provider (MSP) Hosting Company Internet Service Provider (ISP) Telecommunications Company We are ALL of the above. We are a one-stop-shop for your core IT & Communications stack. We build the…

NEWS

NEWS

20201114 – COVID-19 – The Facts 20200704 – COVID-19, The Ultimate Control Weapon 20200620 – FaceBook’s Latest Attack On Your Privacy 20200619 – Australia Targeted – Cyber attack targeting Australian networks 20200615…

NPS XSTRA Overall

LIVE PERFORMANCE METRICS » Net Promoter Scores » NPS XSTRA Overall

PLEASE NOTE: This result is tabulated on the most recent 12 months of data collected

NEWS ARCHIVE

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Year 2020

20200122 – XSTRA Supports Children with Kidney Disease

NEWS » 20200122 – XSTRA Supports Children with Kidney Disease

XSTRA is proud to be part of this year’s Kidney Kar Rally – a fun event supporting children with kidney disease. 22nd Jan 2020 Tristan Lieschke, a truck driver and farmhand based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, assembled a team and purchased the car for a…

20200529 – XSTRA Protects XCARE Clients From Faulty Windows 10 Version Update

NEWS » 20200529 – XSTRA Protects XCARE Clients From Faulty Windows 10 Version Update

XSTRA provides end-point management for Clients who subscribe to our XCARE products. 29th May 2020 Today XSTRA has taken steps to halt the spread of the Microsoft Windows 10 Version 2004 is causing huge issues for Clients around the world. XSTRA, through its XCARE…

20200615 – A Bad Year So Far for Office 365 Uptime

NEWS » 20200615 – A Bad Year So Far for Office 365 Uptime

Raise your hand if you fell victim to the recent string of Office 365 outages below✋ Don’t get me wrong Office 365 is a tremendous service that has enabled so many organizations to rapidly shift to a remote workforce. However, with such a large spike in daily…

20201117 – Philippines – Converge ICT Outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20201117 – Philippines – Converge ICT Outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20201117 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 15:00 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE…

20200831 – C-40-7 – No Internet Connectivity Via Fiber 1000

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200831 – C-40-7 – No Internet Connectivity Via Fiber 1000

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200831 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 08:30 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE…

20201114 – COVID-19 – The Numbers

NEWS » 20201114 – COVID-19 – The Numbers

Many of our clients have suffered a down turn in trade, laid of workers. At XSTRA, we wanted to crunch some numbers and find out exactly what is going on, because too many people are listening to their TV’s, where the reality of what is happening, is seldom…

20200929 – Delays relaying email through mail.voipstra.com.au

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200929 – Delays relaying email through mail.voipstra.com.au

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Open INCIDENT START DATE 2020929 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 08:15 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE …

20200706 – XRACK – Missing Virtual Machine (VM)

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200706 – XRACK – Missing Virtual Machine (VM)

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200706 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 06:15 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE…

Telstra Pricing

XVOICE » Telstra Pricing

Unlimited Calls & Text + Set Data Plans – as of 7th April 2020 DATA UNLIMITED CALLS UNLIMITED TEXT $ FOR 2+ SIMS $ FOR 10+ SIMS 2GB YES YES $35 $32.50 30GB YES YES $45 $42.50…

20200625 – XNET – Fiber Link Down Between ECN and NEXTDC B1

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200625 – XNET – Fiber Link Down Between ECN and NEXTDC B1

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200615 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 05:15 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE …

20200615 – X365 – Microsoft Error when attempting to access Microsoft 365 services

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200615 – X365 – Microsoft Error when attempting to access Microsoft 365 services

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200615 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 09:42 INCIDENT CAUSED BY A 3RD PARTY? Yes IF YES, NAME OF 3RD PARTY…

20200325 – XSTRA’s COVID19 Business Continuity Plan

NEWS » 20200325 – XSTRA’s COVID19 Business Continuity Plan

25th March 2020 INTRODUCTION As a provider of Telecommunications and IT infrastructure services, XSTRA is an Essential Business and we will operate as normal at this stage Our Customers are our primary concern at this time. Helping them through this period is…

20200619 – Australia Targeted – Cyber attack targeting Australian networks

NEWS » 20200619 – Australia Targeted – Cyber attack targeting Australian networks

19th June 2020 Earlier this morning the Australian Government announced that it was currently aware of, and responding to, a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor. That is, someone backed or employed by a…

20200929 – Office 365 Outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200929 – Office 365 Outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closted INCIDENT START DATE 20200929 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 07:15 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE…

20200826 – PostGreSQL Service Restarted

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200826 – PostGreSQL Service Restarted

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200826 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 18:00 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION N/A INCIDENT END DATE…

XNET Rural Fiber – Technical Brief

XNET » XNET Rural Fiber » XNET Rural Fiber – Technical Brief

This document contains important information for all participants in this Research & Development Proof Of Concept (POC). Please read carefully. It is also a long document with many details and there are likely to be errors so please let us know of these errors by…

20200606 – XNET – Philippines – GA Towers – Network Outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200606 – XNET – Philippines – GA Towers – Network Outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Philippines GMT+8 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200606 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 19:49 OUTAGE DURATION 8 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION 8 AM …

Equipment Procurement Service Policy

XSTRA » Equipment Procurement Service Policy

XSTRA offers Clients a procurement service for the acquisition of products and services, hereafter referred to as, the “Equipment”. This service may be referred to by the acronym: EPSP on: Invoices Quotations In XSTRA’s Global General Terms and…

Invoicing Formats

XSTRA » Invoicing Formats

Due to the complexity of the IT and Communications industry, the Equipment on invoices from XSTRA to the Client may include the following additional Equipment classification information that helps describe the types of Equipment listed on the invoice. An…

Credit Policy – Australia

XSTRA » Credit Policy – Australia

1. MANDATORY NAB DIRECT DEBIT FACILITY FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN CLIENTS To facilitate payments from Clients, XSTRA has established a low fee Direct Debit Facility with the NAB Bank. Click HERE to complete the NAB Direct Debit form powered by Sign. XSTRA…

Data Lake

LIVE PERFORMANCE METRICS » Data Lake

XSTRA maintains a live data lake which collects metrics about every part of our operations. Often, Clients want to understand how XSTRA is performing. In this section of our website, Clients will find important information pertaining to their operations. Clients can…

Terms & Conditions

XVOICE » Terms & Conditions

XVOICE CHANGE REQUESTS 45 DAY CHANGE REQUEST GUARANTEE TO PHONE SYSTEM PROGRAMMING XSTRA makes no guarantee that any request from a Client to change a Client’s XVOICE phone system will be able to be completed at any specific time or…

20210522 – Core Router Issue

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20210522 – Core Router Issue

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20210522 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 08:40 INCIDENT CAUSED BY A 3RD PARTY? No IF YES, NAME OF 3RD PARTY…

WELCOME

WELCOME

For more than 15 Years, XSTRA has been caring for the IT & Communication needs of businesses big and small. We are a small, highly skilled team, making a BIG difference. Our TEAM is like family and our CLIENTS are like friends! We thank you for being part of our…

Legal

XSTRA » Legal

XSTRA’s full Global General Terms and Conditions of Trade Agreement can be found Here XSTRA claims Copyright over all original content on this site/website, © Copyright XSTRA Group Pty Ltd (AU) 2021 Logos, images and trademarks that…

Overview

XCARE » Overview

It all starts with great service At XSTRA, we’ve built our reputation on a foundation of Xceptional Client support. To assist us, XSTRA has developed a total ticket management platform called XCRM. XCRM is used by our XCARE teams to manage all aspects of a…

20210305 – XNET – AUSTRALIA – Brookfield Service outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » OPEN SDN’s » 20210305 – XNET – AUSTRALIA – Brookfield Service outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Open INCIDENT START DATE 20210305 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 13:42 INCIDENT CAUSED BY A 3RD PARTY? No IF YES, NAME OF 3RD PARTY…

XNET NBN Plus – Technical Brief

XNET » XNET NBN Plus » XNET NBN Plus – Technical Brief

XSTRA is an Australian Carrier and ISP XSTRA prides itself on building what it sells. This has allowed us to build technical teams who have a deep understanding of the technologies we sell to customers. XNET NBN Plus is our Internet access service to Clients already…

Community

XSTRA » Community

XSTRA Supports Children with Kidney Disease

Financial Hardship Policy

XSTRA » Financial Hardship Policy

What is financial hardship? The Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code defines financial hardship as: “A situation where a Client is unable, reasonably, because of illness, unemployment or other reasonable cause, to discharge their financial obligations…

Porting Process

XVOICE » Porting Process

At XSTRA we have had years of experience porting the numbers of our Clients. Here is a list of the steps that XSTRA usually undertake and this process can take between 4 to 12 weeks. STEPS DESCRIPTION 1 Obtain copy of Clients telephone…

Licensing

X365 » Licensing

MICROSOFT LICENSING COMPLIANCE Type Of Resource Requires Dedicated Compute Licensing Scheme Applicable and Required Supplier Restrictions How To Order DaaS via Microsoft Windows Server NO SPLA Ingram …

Net Promoter Scores

LIVE PERFORMANCE METRICS » Net Promoter Scores

What are Net Promoter Scores? What is a GOOD NPS result? Industry Averages for NPS NPS – XSTRA Overall NPS – By Brand NPS – By Client X Number NPS – By Client Site Number

AUSTRALIAWOW

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS » AUSTRALIAWOW

Hear how AustraliaWOW dodges the “VENDOR BLAME GAME” with XSTRA AustraliaWOW Dominates in the Fitness Software realm AustraliaWOW Growing Twitter Follower Fan-Base AustraliaWOW – Changing The World – As seen on ZDNet …

Join The Team

XSTRA » Join The Team

We’re always on the lookout for XSTRAORDINARY people to join our team. Currently, there are positions available at XSTRA in our Philippines office: Computer Systems Engineer C# Developer Please feel free to email us your resume to:…

Overview

XRACK » Overview

XRACK provides Clients with infrastructure products and services to host compute workloads in data centers. Some people refer to this as, the CLOUD or CLOUD Computing. As a solution for Clients looking for Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions, we offer…

Global Company Information

XSTRA » Global Company Information

Entity Name: XSTRA Group Pty Ltd Entity Type: Australian Private Company Status: Active from 20030527 ABN: 95 104 881 843 ACN: 104 881 843 Australian GST Status: Registered Previous Entity Name: Easy Networks Pty Ltd (Changed on 26th June 2014) PDF: Certificate…

20210316 – Azure Active Directory (AAD) Outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20210316 – Azure Active Directory (AAD) Outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20210316 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) Approx: 05:00 ESTIMATED TIME TO RESOLUTION 60 Minutes INCIDENT END…

20200325 – XVOICE – Australian Telephone Network Congestion Issues Because of Covid-19

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200325 – XVOICE – Australian Telephone Network Congestion Issues Because of Covid-19

Some clients are reporting issues with CONGESTION on their phone systems. This is a symptom of additional load on lines linking all carriers as a result of staff being sent home to work. While this incident is extraordinary due to Covid-19, XSTRA is working around…

XNET NBN Plus – CIS

XNET » XNET NBN Plus » XNET NBN Plus – CIS

Critical Information Summary (CIS) Service To Be Provided Business Grade Broadband supplied by NBN Co. Download Speed 50 Mbps Upload Speed 20 Mbps Are Faster Speeds Available? Yes % Typical Speed…

Disaster Recovery Protocol (DRP)

XDISASTER » Disaster Recovery Protocol (DRP)

SUMMARY Ransomware: It can’t attack what it doesn’t see. See how the right backup solution can protect against ransomware attacks. Start Shielding Your Data by outsourcing your data protection strategy to XSTRA. Backups are rolling hourly,…

What’s New

WELCOME » What’s New

Date Added Link and Description of New Content 20210609 Added Client Service Catalogue link to low risk processes 20210527 Updated XRACK Calculator to include lower pricing for Clients 20210525 Minor change…

20200528 – XNET – Philippines – GA Towers Service Outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200528 – XNET – Philippines – GA Towers Service Outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Philippines GMT+8 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200528 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 19:10 OUTAGE DURATION 1 hour 55 Minutes ESTIMATED TIME TO…

XDEVICE – PC Care

XDEVICE » XDEVICE – PC Care

XDEVICE – PC Care 24/7 Anti-Virus, Support, Management, Maintenance and Monitoring – Per PC – Per Month Comprehensive PC maintenance includes 24×7 Remote & Phone Support for Windows based PC incidents and…

Who Are We

XSTRA » Who Are We

For almost 20 years, the team at XSTRA have been leaders in the IT sector and continue to assist Clients of all sizes with IT relationship and management roles. We have a broad range of experience in direct and indirect account management, solution design, sales,…

20200604 – Think Your Data In The Cloud Is Safe?

NEWS » 20200604 – Think Your Data In The Cloud Is Safe?

At XSTRA, we are often asked: “is my data safe in the cloud?” 4th June 2020 . We feel we would not be doing our job as advocates for our Clients if we didn’t bring the information below to your attention. Here are some of the terms and conditions…

20200524 – XNET – Philippines – GA Towers Service Outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200524 – XNET – Philippines – GA Towers Service Outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Philippines GMT+8 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200524 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 14:40 OUTAGE DURATION 3 Hours 35 Minutes ESTIMATED TIME TO…

Soft Clients

XVOICE » Soft Clients

XVOICE supports the use of software-based phones rather than the usual hardware handset that would sit on your desk. XVOICE provides the Bria range of soft client subscriptions for the following systems Windows PC Download …

What Do We Do

XSTRA » What Do We Do

XSTRA IS YOUR GLOBAL 24 Hour / 7 Days Per Week IT Department We are your ONE-STOP SHOP for: BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY SERVICES (BaaS & DRaaS) REMOTE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF DEVICES 24/7 HELP DESK SERVICES CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE –…

Overview

XFORCE » Overview

Clients have users working in more places that ever before. Whether at home, on the road or at the corporate head office, Clients need to be conscious of all threats to operations, data and applications. Valuable information can be stolen or lost in a matter of…

Our Skill Sets

XSTRA » Our Skill Sets

XSTRA SKILL SET MANIFEST Vendor Certifications & Qualifications AMAZON WEB SERVICES AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner CITRIX GOOGLE Google Cloud Certified – G Suite MICROSOFT …

XDEVICE – Printer Care

XDEVICE » XDEVICE – Printer Care

XDEVICE – Printer Care 24/7 Support, Management and Monitoring – Per Printer – Per Month Comprehensive printer care includes 24×7 Remote & Phone Support for Printer incidents & requests Core Windows Operating…

XNET Rural Fiber – CIS

XNET » XNET Rural Fiber » XNET Rural Fiber – CIS

Critical Information Summary (CIS) Service To Be Provided Uses fiber and complementary technologies to deliver a Premium broadband experience to your home. Download Speed 50 Mbps Upload Speed 50 Mbps Are Faster…

Cisco Umbrella

XFORCE » Network Security Division » Cisco Umbrella

XSTRA partners with Cisco to provide Clients with access to the Umbrella suite of Cyber-Security and Protection products. Much like solutions from: Quad9 CloudFlare FlashStart TitanHQ Cisco Umbrella is able to shield Clients from many of the cyber threats on…

How Do We Do IT

XSTRA » How Do We Do IT

8 Stages To Great Client Experiences: XSTRA adheres to well-established service delivery principles to reduce risk and maximize satisfaction in every interaction we have with our Clients. To ensure a consistent Client experience, we have developed our unique Service…

20200520 – XRACK – Unplanned Server Restart

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200520 – XRACK – Unplanned Server Restart

NOTICE TIME ZONE Australia Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200520 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 15:50 OUTAGE DURATION 8 Minutes ESTIMATED TIME TO…

20200524 – Apple Still Spying On Customers

NEWS » 20200524 – Apple Still Spying On Customers

24th May 2020 LINK: To Actual Article LINK: To PDF Document

20200610 – Widespread outage hits IBM Cloud

NEWS » 20200610 – Widespread outage hits IBM Cloud

10th June 2020 LINK: To Actual Article” LINK: To PDF Document

20200413 – 500,000 Hacked Zoom Accounts Given Away For Free On The Dark Web

NEWS » 20200413 – 500,000 Hacked Zoom Accounts Given Away For Free On The Dark Web

13th April 2020 LINK: To Actual Article LINK: To PDF Document

20200528 – XNET – Australia – Core router outage

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200528 – XNET – Australia – Core router outage

NOTICE TIME ZONE Australia Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200528 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 07:55 OUTAGE DURATION 13 Minutes ESTIMATED TIME TO…

20200704 – COVID-19, The Ultimate Control Weapon

NEWS » 20200704 – COVID-19, The Ultimate Control Weapon

7th July 2020 Many say that Covid-19 is not strictly an IT subject, so why are we adding this to our site. We have a right to share some information we feel may be of interest to others whose businesses have been affected by this COVID-19 situation. LINK –…

20200528 – XRACK – Australia – Client Network loss

SERVICE DISRUPTION NOTICES (SDN’s) » CLOSED SDN’s » 20200528 – XRACK – Australia – Client Network loss

NOTICE TIME ZONE Australia Brisbane GMT+10 STATUS (Open/Closed) Closed INCIDENT START DATE 20200528 INCIDENT START TIME (HH:MM) 13:05 OUTAGE DURATION 20 Minutes ESTIMATED TIME TO…

XNET Global Fair Use Policy

XNET » XNET Global Fair Use Policy

Definitions “Equipment” – includes XSTRA and 3rd party sourced products and services supplied by XSTRA to the “Customer”. References to “Equipment” and or “XNET service(s)” and or “Services” in this “XNET Fair Use…

Overview

XCRM » Overview

The Managed Services Provider (MSP) market is forecast to reach $329.1 Billion dollars by 2025 – Ref. Targeted at this MSP market, CIOCTO is a multi-tenant cloud-based Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) platform and control plane, that is fully…

20200620 – FaceBook’s Latest Attack On Your Privacy

NEWS » 20200620 – FaceBook’s Latest Attack On Your Privacy

20th June 2020 NameCheap highlights FaceBook’s latest tactic to create an end-run on not only your privacy but the GDPR itself. Instead of GDPR being the hardest legal standard to meet, “legitimate interest” becomes the free pass for anyone who wants to…

Security Benefits

X365 » Security Benefits

Compare Microsoft 365 to your current security solutions : Privileged Identity Management Risk-Based Conditional Access Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Threat Intelligence End Point Protection and Response (EDR) What is Microsoft 365? Microsoft 365 combines…

Features Explained

X365 » Features Explained

Office 365 is designed to empower the diversity of every team at any organisation without sacrificing security, compliance or privacy. Office 365 features, Microsoft Teams for Chat, Skype for Business for online meetings, SharePoint for content management together…