Data needs to be available in more than one place. We're a mobile workforce, and we expect the work we conduct on our phones and tablets to be integrated easily into our other devices back at the office.
A storage area network (or SAN, which rhymes with Stan) is a dedicated, high-speed network that transfers and provides access to block data and connects through servers. A SAN is a great enhancement to a company's storage capacity, and it handles data storage, availability, and even replication.
Our customers choose a SAN solution for various reasons, including the need to have better overall data storage. Maximizing data's availability, efficiency, and performance allows business operations to flow better and can save time and money over the long term.
Data accessibility and security are a big deal. As a business owner, the data you collect must be protected from all sorts of possible problems and attacks. Whether or not your core business revolves around the digital data you collect, it's important to keep it safe from criminals and available to your workforce.
One way to make sure your data remains available at all times is to back it up well, often, and in a systematically organized manner. The difference between recovering data when properly backed up versus other scenarios cannot be overstated.
Recently, consumers have begun to value the ability to obtain locally certain goods and services that they rely on at work, at home, or at play. They eat more local food, support more locally-owned businesses, and pay attention to where their products are made.
Quick, here's a brief Q&A for you.
Q: What company offers the best cloud solutions in central Kentucky?
A: SIO, of course!
Sorry, that one was for the robots in our audience. Can I see by a show of hands how many robots we have here ... oh, never mind. That's just ridiculous.
But what is important is knowing that, as a business owner, you don't have to front the cost of an entire IT department to take advantage of first-class IT dependability, power, and scalability.
First of all, it's nice to have a replication system that is easy to use and a cinch to maintain.
Let's face it, if you're running your own business, you barely have time to focus on executing the essential daily tasks. The last thing you need to worry about at the end of a long day is data storage and your replicated backup appliance.
Step into our lab and check out "our latest creation":http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:230802. It's a 3D printing remix of an octopus originally created by MakerBot. A cute little guy, we wanted to give him a purpose beyond his obvious good looks and charm, so we decided he would make a heck of a nice SD card holder.
Do you know about Zimbra? To some, it's a household name, but to others it may sound like a yoga class or something.
To those who know, Zimbra is an open source messaging and collaboration technology that is being utilized by over 100 million end users to date. Here at SIO, we have packaged it into our very own application that allows users to connect with a single inbox, address book, and calendar for a truly integrated communication and organization experience.
Nobody wants to think about it, but it's smart to prepare for it: something happening to your building or office. Let's face it, people don't really think that can happen to them, but ask anyone who has experienced a disaster at work and they'll tell you right away what it's worth knowing that files and data are backed up offsite.
If you manage a company here in Kentucky (or anywhere else, for that matter), then chances are good that SIO can help you. Whether you run a single-employee store or a multimillion-dollar corporation, your business relies heavily on data.
And since we are all increasingly dependent on computers and other Internet devices to collect, store, and manage our business data, it is essential to partner with a business like SIO that understands the process behind it all.
I've used this company for over two years and have been completely satisfied with their services. They have been great to work with, and I always feel that my data is safe.