Quick Read – How our Cloud Data Security has grown over the years

Quick Read – How our Cloud Data Security has grown over the years

Back in 2009 we recognised that technology was changing, customers wanted better efficiency, more cost effective products and the need to feel their data was secure.

Customers traditionally had their own onsite hardware, their own onsite storage and their own small IT department. With media issues surrounding ransomware and hackers customers were looking to change the way they dealt with their IT.

Using our own onsite datacentre we started to test out cloud products such as Email Protect and Data Storage initially. (The cloud simply stores data in a datacentre and via internet connection gives access to a customer’s network, such as email).

Following the success of this testing period, we then moved CSCM’s own entire network onto the cloud.

In 2010 we started to offer this product to our customers, again choosing elements of their IT to move across as oppose to total transfer of their entire infrastructure.

Major Changes

A huge change that we needed was in regard to the datacentre that we currently had onsite. This held all CSCM data and all our customers, so for instance if this caught on fire the impact would be massive.

So in 2011 we purchased our first offsite datacentre in London. This gave us the ability to have a backup as well as better security, assurances and importantly we could then guarantee the security of this back to our customer.

So now in 2017 we have two offsite UK datacentres and one onsite, all CSCM customers now have some form of cloud based IT, of which a huge percentage have total Cloud based IT. This has eradicated onsite hardware, as they no longer have to purchase annual licenses and have no associated maintenance costs, they pay as they go per user per month.

They can access their entire IT infrastructure from anywhere in the world as long as they have internet connection.

Cloud Computing will continue to evolve and grow, CSCM will be ready to move forward with it.

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