Cloud Backup is a great option for Clarity system users. This provides a secure off-site backup that is separate from the location of a Hotel’s server and/or backup PC. In the event of a server failure or a disaster at the location, a Hotel's data is both safe and also accessible for restoring, with minimum business disruption.
Recently Voli Voli Resort in the north of Fiji had their server crash. It is an 8 hour round trip to get repairs - provided repair or replacement equipment is available. Fortunately, they were one of the early adopters of our Cloud Backup option. With a phone call to us we were able to retrieve their data, load it onto our Cloud Server and have them back in business within 40 minutes. This wouldn’t have been possible without Cloud Backup.
Backups have long been a topic of discussion. The stats are that many businesses struggle to even survive loss of their data and at best, there is significant disruption. Unfortunately we observe that many of our clients do not have a daily backup routine that ensures a copy of their data is always available off-site. For a very small monthly fee, our Cloud Backup service minimises disruption and cost to your business in the event of a data disaster – as Voli Voli Resort found out.
Heres an article we found for further reading on cloud storage.
business2community.com Article - Demystifying Cloud Storage: 6 reasons your business should use it
From an IT perspective, it’s understandable for businesses that have historically kept everything in-house to be resistant to moving to the cloud. The good news is that cloud storage is not an “all or nothing” proposition. Some companies might rely completely on the cloud while others might choose the cloud to simply augment and/or supplement their existing in-house file storage capabilities.
For those still on the fence, here are some reasons why the cloud-based storage solutions can work for many organisations.
- It can save money: Webroot states at least five reasons why the cloud makes financial sense. “Zero capital” is one of those reasons. Most if not all of the infrastructure costs are born by the cloud provider, freeing up valuable capital.
- It can be customized: The cloud is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Every business has different needs based on storage, budgets, and resources. As just one example, Richi Jennings, a NetApp columnist for Forbes, states that people should actually think in terms of multiple clouds with multiple functions rather than one larger entity.
- You can improve more of your operations: Migrating to the cloud could be part of a larger effort to improve your office’s efficiency and organization. Rather than investing in new servers, a company could reallocate that money for other projects such as a computer “refresh” or perhaps mobility. It might also serve as an opportunity to begin the migration of Apple Macintosh into an existing Windows-only environment.