Our company runs in the cloud, which is another way of saying our software runs on the internet. Clients don't need local servers or the associated maintenance costs.
A cloud-based service offers higher levels of internet security and up-time, and much higher physical safety of the data.
We run our service simultaneously on two independent data centres as master and slave. A real time back up also takes place at a third location. If for any reason the master server is unreachable, the service will simply continue to run on the slave server. Technicians are on-site 24/7 to immediately patch and replace any issues.
|Traditional Local Server||Our Data Centre|
|30-60min UPS, no generator, single point power system||4x on-site uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) & two diesel generators; fully conditioned, redundant power to each cabinet|
|Access generally restricted by normal site security and a locked door||365 day 24/7 security patrol, with advanced personnel access control system. Internal and external CCTV and intruder alarms|
|Single equipment, no redundancy or fail-over. Server likely to require physical repair before operation resumes||Redundant server equipment. In event of equipment failure, data can be moved to another server in the stack without any interruption in service. Replacement parts kept on site|
|Basic disk array, requires system shut down for replacement. Separate backup is at end of day or week. Back-up is likely to be stored on site||Redundant data storage (RAID10 disk array) can handle over 25% of disks failing without any data loss. Disks can be hot-swapped while system is running. Continuous back-up to secondary data-centre in another UK location via encrypted link|
|Single water based sprinkler system, which is likely to damage more equipment than it saves||Dual redundant gas based fire-control system (Dual VESDA fire detection systems with DuPont FM200 fire suppression equipment)|
|Air conditioned as per office with no/little air filtration, dust present from carpets, ceiling tiles etc||Dual redundant air-conditioning and air filtration system, temperature to within 1°C. of target, low dust environment|
|Standard internet firewall and security||Firewalled, specialist security software and 24hr network monitoring|
Our clients data security is taken very seriously. Our company is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as a registered Data Controller and we keep all data securely within our UK data centres where it’s monitored 24/7 by digital system and trained staff.
Contact us for more information on our service reliability and the security benefits of our cloud fulfilment service.