Advantages of using a Software As A Service:
PART II: Security and Control
Companies contemplating a hosted solution have concerns about the security of the infrastructures and their data. Project-Drive.net's Hosted solutions are designed to securely offer its services.
Our servers are located in a state of the art data center located in Montreal, Canada. Precise information about the data center can be found at the following link:
A major part of security is network reliability, and companies seeking hosted solutions should should only consider vendors offering "carrier grade" networks. Project-Drive.net web server farm is connected to redundant networks that offers 99.999 percent reliability, limiting downtime to a maximum. All networks are proactively monitored and managed on a 24x7x365 basis.
Project-Drive.net has selected an approach to high availability popularized by Google: Large numbers of computer servers built on commodity hardware. The basic theory is that server failures are common, so arrange servers in pairs or clusters, then build failure detection into the network or the software. This means that if one of our servers fail, they other ones are there to pickup the load without any service disruption to our clients.
Security of the data is also a major part of security and control, to achieve this we have redundant database servers as well as nightly data backups. In addition backups are stored on an offsite secure server, ensuring data files redundancy.
Part III: ROI: Return-on-Investment
The full article can be found at http://www.project-drive.net/whyHosted.jsp