Cloudmetix workshop reassures Coventry of Cloud security
Our workshop on cloud computing yesterday proved successful, and we received some interesting feedback that we’d like to share!
We had a range of companies attend, varying from legal services to graphic design, all of whom can reap the benefits of a cloud computing system within their businesses.
As an IT solutions provider, we aim to create awareness of how cloud computing can benefit businesses throughout our region at a time when Government austerity measures are taking their toll on SMEs like the ones in Coventry.
Finance and legal are two sectors which are rapidly adopting cloud systems for more efficient processes; however they face a number of issues concerning data protection when using offshore cloud services. We approached this issue at the workshop by presenting images of our secure dual-data centres, which are based in the Midlands and not in some offshore location.
We were really pleased to see such a positive reaction from local businesses about the buzz of cloud computing. As IT professionals, we are always on the lookout for innovative processes that can help other businesses in our area. We have a strong vision for the future of cloud computing especially as as industry research has shown that it is being adopted five times faster than traditional IT. We want to be able to bring SMEs in Coventry forward in terms of this technological revolution.
- 100% of feedback respondents at the workshop had faith in the security of a cloud system following our presentation.
- The following chart shows the respondants opinion on cloud’s main benefits:
Q: Is there a data limit?
A: The storage space available is unlimited. A specified capacity is included as standard, but additional capacity will be automatically added as required for a minimal additional cost..
Q: We are a design agency and operate from Apple and Microsoft. Can you use the cloud on both systems?
A: It is possible to access your cloud platform from a PC or a MAC. One of our existing clients has both systems in their office and it operates exactly the same from both platforms.
Q: What happens to our business if a similar scenario were to happen as with Blackberry earlier this month?
A: Whilst in the development stages we considered every single scenario that could happen. We have dual-data centres which mean if something happened to one, then the other would still be fine. The datacentre is protected by 24/7 perimeter security and CCTV with scheduled authorised access only with a photo-ID.
Q: What would you say is the biggest downside?
A: We don’t believe there is one. If we didn’t have complete faith in the cloud system then we would not have invested so heavily into developing our own package. Our traditional IT business is growing and successful, but we see this as the future for business IT systems, therefore have optimised it to our full capability.
Posted on November 24, 2011, in Cloud Computing, Cloudmetix, Hosting, Network Solutions and tagged Cloud Based Solutions, Cloud Computing, cloud computing Coventry, cloud computing West Midlands, Cloudmetix, Cloudmetix Coventry, hosting, IaaS, It Solutions, Netmetix, SaaS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.