No doubt you’re always on the lookout for ways to give your business competitive advantage. Iplicit’s powerful functionality delivers this and, being cloud based, increases the benefits even further. From day one, we designed Iplicit to be fully scalable, providing our clients with the freedom to grow without any hassle from their business systems.
You simply enable functionality and additional users as and when needed. Iplicit in the cloud gives you the freedom to expand your business without the significant cost, in time and money, of the IT infrastructure required for ‘traditional’ business systems. No matter what you do, and how you expand, all your Iplicit data is there for you, in the cloud.
But what is the cloud?
This term has become ubiquitous recently, but despite that, perhaps it needs some explanation.
In its simplest sense, ‘the cloud’ is a buzzword for IT resources that are provisioned over the internet. In the cloud, you store and access your data, applications and programs over the internet, rather than on the hard drive of a computer or local server. A good cloud service should be transparent to the end user in the traditional office environment, and delivered anywhere outside the office through the internet.
Where and how good is it?
Our private cloud is extremely safe and sound, and very real. We use our expert IT service provider partner, Panoptics, to supply it securely, delivering huge amounts of processing power. For the technically minded, behind our cloud service are industry leading technologies (HP, Dell, VMware and VEEAM) in two, UK-based, Tier II & III+ data centres. This enterprise-class technology provides uptime availability of 99.999%. With automated replication between the two data centers, disaster recovery is covered too. You can be confident that not only is your data always backed up, but that it’s easy to retrieve, eliminating worries about costly business interruptions. That’s all without the need to invest in, and manage, a network, servers and technical support team.
Moving to a cloud-based solution can be a potentially daunting proposition for a business and rightly so; you are entrusting sensitive data and core operational functions to a third party. With Iplicit, we endeavour to alleviate these fears and deliver all the benefits of the cloud. All data transferred into and out of the Iplicit cloud is encrypted in the same manner as online payments, protecting it from any prying eyes. Iplicit is also a ‘private’ cloud. Located in our dedicated data centers, your data is not stored in some unknown place on the internet. Indeed, if your cloud-system provider cannot tell you where your data is, you’re with the wrong provider. Likewise, should a major technical issue happen, a good cloud-provider should be able to explain simply how your data is being protected, and provide evidence that these procedures are actually in place and functioning.
The cloud is a game-changer in business systems and IT generally. Experts have forecast a 20% annual growth rate in the market in 2016. Iplicit is at the cutting edge. Our team is dedicated to making your move to the cloud as easy as possible and maximising iplicit’s benefits for you.
To find out more, please contact us. We will be delighted to help in any way we can.