Will Your Data Be Safe in the Cloud? Part 1 of 6

Will Your Data Be Safe in the Cloud? Part 1 of 6

The answer is yes! However, just in case you need a little more than my “word”. I’ve put together 6 points on how we, at SMB Suite, safeguard your data in our cloud solution. It’s a great deal of information but your data deserves attention to detail. So, I am going to submit the info in 6 blogs over the coming weeks.

Here’s the skoop: The backbone of our ASP infrastructure is our state-of-the-art cloud facility.  At the Data Center, SMB Suite integrates “Best of Breed” technologies from Citrix, HP, DELL and Microsoft to run and support your applications, at secure and optimal performance levels.  In order to insure security and business continuity, SMB Suite uses only the most advanced methods and products at the SMB Suite Data Center.


SMB Suite provides uninterrupted, redundant power circuits to our equipment cabinets within the Data Center through an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) that takes raw power from a utility to control, modulates, and supplies it to individual servers. (See diagram) The UPS prevents power surges or local brown outs from affecting server performance.

Power typically flows from the local utility to our UPS system to power our servers and the building’s lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. In the unlikely event that the local utility power supply is disrupted, our N+1 generator architecture assures that backup generators kick in automatically.

Once the power transfer switches sense a decline in power from the local utility, they automatically signal diesel-powered generators to start up and switch power flow to the generators. In the few seconds between the decline in power from the utility and switch over to our backup generators, our UPS units are supplied with power through a battery system that ensures the power supply to servers is uninterrupted.

Should any generator fail, we have additional backup generators that kick in automatically to keep power supplies flowing. And if by any chance there is an extended power outage, on-site diesel generators can run indefinitely. Servers are fed by multiple uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units with redundant and instant failover coverage should any single UPS unit fail.

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