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.
“35 Questions Every CFO Should Ask about ERP in the Cloud”
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 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. Our data center partner conforms to the most important security standards and guidelines. A complete listing of the most current audit reports can be accessed here: https://www.switch.com/audit-reports/
Your system database is backed as it changes, along with a full daily backup. Daily backups include any other non-database files, such as a shared network drive. These backups are maintained at the data center in a 3-day rotation and created and retained for a 14-day rotation. Optionally, we can provide a regular download of your data to your office at a small additional cost.
The Attivo Dedicated Cloud is a managed cloud service, not just “infrastructure as a service”. Providing 24/7 help desk service, we are experts in hosting your particular software and insure that your applications are available when you need them. While Rackspace or AWS 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 effectively host complex ERP systems.
Don’t feel lost again without your data. To inquire further about Cloud Hosting Services, feel free to contact us with your question and our consultants will connect with you shortly!