You just got off a 6 hour flight for a 1 hour meeting, only to find out that your computer has a blue screen. The problem is that your laptop is the only computer with the presentation. To make matters worse, you don’t have any contact information for the company you’re meeting, and the office is closed for the evening. Sure, you can get another laptop, but it’s a clean slate and you don’t have what you need.
With the Dedicated Cloud, you never have that problem
The 'Cloud' is the latest technology that allows you to keep connected with everything at the office, no matter where you are in the world. Plus, information, data and software live in a central location, allowing you to pick up where you left off through a secure log-in, on any computer.
Many companies already utilize hosting or ‘Cloud’ technology for email, data back-up and storage, banking and merchant services, as well as their website. The Attivo Group’s “Dedicated Cloud” brings the other systems together that you use to manage and grow your business. The hosted version of your ERP, CRM, and other systems will allow you to expand your business processes, having the systems grow with you as needed, seamlessly and with cost-effective solutions.
Cloud computing has gotten more and more ubiquitous in business these days, but there still is some confusion as to just what exactly the cloud is. Its important to understand that your data isn't just floating around in space waiting for you to access it. Information has to be stored somewhere. The Attivo Dedicated Cloud replicates your IT infrastructure in a secure data center. The cloud is actually a physical location, with redundant backup at a secondary physical location.
One of the advantages of moving into a cloud hosted solution is the security. The data centers that house The Attivo Dedicated Cloud use best of breed firewall and antivirus software that is constantly updated. In addition, your data is guarded by 24/7 on-site physical security, meaning there is always personnel onsite to monitor both your system and hardware. Quite frankly, its a level of security that most mid-sized companies can't afford to provide on their own.
The answer to the first question is fairly straightforward. Depending on your needs, we can back up your data as often as every hour. Most businesses, however, opt for daily backup. In the event of some sort of outage at our primary data center, a redundant system at a different location kicks in, the copy of your data is transferred to that center, and you are back up and running in a matter of hours. We even offer disaster recovery plans that don't require a full cloud deployment in the event that you encounter some sort of disaster at your own physical office.
Because even a hosted solution is accessed via your internet connection, the speed of that connection is going to be vital to maximize the performance of your ERP system. As a general rule of thumb, these are the speeds we recommend depending on the number of users that would be accessing the cloud at any given time.
7-13 Users: 128k
11-17 Users: 256k
16-20 Users: 384k
20+ Users: 1.5M
While these are perfectly fine solutions for basic cloud hosting, ERP systems are highly complex and have various infrastructure requirements to ensure that they are running correctly. Not only are these companies highly impersonal but they also lack the technical expertise and experience required to fully host and support complex ERP systems.
Don’t feel lost again without your data. To inquire further about Cloud Hosting Services or Macola in the Cloud, feel free to contact us with your question and our consultants will connect with you shortly!