“Want to be on Cloud 9?”
We all know the above saying but what does a business have to consider before moving to a Cloud service, and what about security issues?
Despite cloud’s stratospheric adoption rates among businesses, governments and personal users, lingering doubts about data security remain.
A recent survey found that nearly one-third of respondents companies haven’t used any cloud architecture, citing worries about data protection, security policies and data loss.
Tied to cloud security are issues such as cloud vendors’ trustworthiness, risk, ultimate responsibility and the cloud’s effect on the bottom line.
However, close to 70% of the survey’s respondents expect cloud computing will save their company money.
When asked about the benefits of cloud computing the survey showed for cost savings to be at the top, followed by hot-switching data availability (Live-Live*), better scalability and improved flexibility as second, third and fourth respectively. *instant auto-migration to mirror site in the event of server failure
We are proud to announce that SOS is a fully qualified Cloud Services Vendor that can make your shift from server to Cloud a breeze. In other words, we create your very own ‘Cloud 9’.
We offer Hosted Virtual Desktops, Premium Security, Full Data Sovereignty , excellent ROI’s, Broad Application Support and more.
Hosted Virtual Desktops
Provide a far greater degree of data security, reliability, and availability than servers and data hosted on-premise and also allows customers to run desktop applications and store associated data in a cloud environment.
SOS provides a fully resilient, self-healing cloud solution with no single points of failure. This means that when disaster strikes, you can carry out your business continuity plan in the shortest possible time frame.
In essence, and by using applications and data in the cloud, organisations are free from geographical constraints associated with operating a business, such as opening new offices, gaining a national or even international presence, and work from home/workforce mobility.
Our Hosted Virtual Desktop service represents the best cloud technology available. The ability for organisations to seamlessly and simultaneously operate across multiple active datacentres (PoPs) across Australia provides an always-on service, backed by comprehensive and robust service level guarantees. What this means to you is that your data and applications are secure and always available wherever you are.
Don’t change what you do, just where you do it!
Run the same applications as you do now, and operate on the same data as if they were installed on your local PC. Using a dedicated URL, and after login, you can open your virtual desktop securely from wherever you are and from any device, whether Windows, Apple Mac, smartphone or tablet.
Broad Application Support
The combination of applications an organisation uses to create and manipulate data is unique and fundamental to the way it conducts business. Recognising this, the SOS Cloud Services operation has been built from the ground up to ensure it provides the flexibility to host the broadest range of applications available in both SME and Corporate landscape.
Security remains one of the prime concerns for all organisations that contemplate a move to the cloud. SOS Cloud Services provide customers with enterprise grade security across the four key areas of physical security, security of data at rest, security of data in transit, and prevention of malicious and unauthorised access to their system.
The SOS Cloud Services hosted virtual desktop service features multiple layers of security that ensure the safe keeping of valuable customer data. Key security measures include
* Firewalls and intrusion detection systems for all service entry points to ensure malicious intent does not compromise customers
* Anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spam for emails, web browsing and file storage using the world’s leading detection, removal and quarantine systems
* Individual folder and file level security
*Comprehensive data backup and retention processes for long term archiving with simple restore procedures
* Internet banking level SSL encryption for secure access to data and applications over the internet
Full data sovereignty
Customer data on the SOS Cloud Services platform will never reside anywhere but Australia. This full data sovereignty means that customer data will always be fully protected by Australian laws. Not only that, since no third party is involved in storing the data, no unauthorised access can occur. Our Cloud services are accredited by an Australian Government Information Technology Certification (GITC) to supply internet services including hosting services, remote access services and internet services. Accreditation: QLD GITC #Q-5348.
Return on Investment (ROI)
In today’s market every dollar shaved off the operating expenses of a business counts. Using SOS Cloud Services means your business benefits from:
* A budgetable, predictable fixed monthly expense per user
* 100% tax deductible monthly expense
* Elimination of costs associated with server maintenance/replacement(s)
* A reduced requirement to retain consultants or highly skilled IT staff to manage your IT needs
* Minimise lost productivity from unplanned down time.
* No incurred costs related to loss of (user) data
* No need for data recovery methods and/or companies (in case of drive failure)
is our premium migration service available to suitably qualified small/medium sized organisations that purchase our Hosted Virtual Desktops product.
Customers who use this service will receive a fully managed and guaranteed migration to the cloud in one business day for all of the services/features/add-ons that they have subscribed to as part of their overall package.
The SOS Cloud Services hosted virtual desktop solution is fully suitable for self-migration within a single day for customers who choose to do it themselves. However, we recognise that for some businesses, having the experts do it all provides the greatest piece of mind and a cost-effective way to achieve the full benefit of the platform in the fastest way possible.