How Enterprise Cloud Storage Can Help Your Business Run Better

Posted on Nov 5 2014 - 6:08pm by Editor

A business with high computing and storage requirements demands a high performance platform. It is important for a system to be easy to navigate and use, as well as provide the capacity and flexibility needed for heavy production workloads. Your ServerCentral Enterprise Cloud storage is accessed through an intuitive, point-and-click portal that makes organizing and managing production, test, or development operations easy. An online cloud-builder allows you to configure the bundle of resources that works best for your needs. The following are some of the elements of Enterprise Cloud storage.

Cloud StorageStorage, Hardware, and Network

Cloud storage can offer options that make virtualization more pliant than in-house servers. The ability to creatively and spontaneously configure resources is one of the things that helps make cloud computing so advantageous. Some features include:

  • High-end SANS and local, SSD caching
  • Optional archival and cold storage

Dedicated hardware cores mean CPU cores are allocated to each cloud customer. Systems are not oversubscribed. High-availability bandwidth translates to:

  • 1 Gbps of network throughout per core
  • Applications stay running at optimum speed
  • No network congestion
  • Free unlimited inbound data transfer

The Portal

The point of access is designed to be user-friendly. Drag-and-drop provisioning allows you to organize your resources easily. The view of the cloud from your business is either as a graphical object map or as a table. The interface may be branded with your company’s colors and logo, allowing for visual consistency throughout your systems. Another feature of the portal is its ability to monitor in real time. Some examples of this kind of tracking are:

  • User activity
  • Resource consumption
  • Storage utilization
  • Ticket queue data

The portal may reduce provisioning time substantially. It can be a simple matter to deploy, stop, save, or copy sets of cloud resources.

Hybridize Your System

Managed cloud storage can form a bridge to colocated equipment. You can get direct 10 Gbps interconnectivity between the cloud and other equipment. You may integrate the cloud with dedicated hardware such as servers, firewalls, SAN, NAS, and load balancers.

The interface provides industry-standard billing and support programs, but it may be modified to work with legacy systems if you so choose.

Free Data Transfer

There is no cost for inbound/outbound data transfer at 10 Gbps. In addition, packets are delivered privately and securely over MPLS- and IPv6-enabled global IP network. IP service is backed by 100% availability uptime SLA.

Troubleshooting and Support

Cloud storage comes with always-available instant phone and email support. There is no need to navigate the hierarchy of the call center. Hardware repairs are made simpler with a ready stock of components. A partial list includes:

  • Cable lengths
  • Servers
  • Hard drives
  • Load balancers
  • Firewalls

Further support comes in the form of SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 Audit Compliance. You can gain assurance that your company’s data is being protected as best it can be through an annual audit conducted by an independent third party.

Enterprise Cloud can be built to provide your business with its best options for accelerated storage, fast running times, no network congestion, real-time monitoring, easy-to-manage administration, system integration, and reliable support. Cloud computing has added tremendously to the architecture of the information highway. A little research can help you choose a lane for your business.