Will Your Data Be Safe in the Cloud? Part 4, 5 and 6

Will Your Data Be Safe in the Cloud? Part 4, 5 and 6

We decided to write the previous two blogs and the current to address concerns across the net on whether the cloud was a safe environment for your business’ accounting and reporting as well as customer management processes and data. Though reading this information seems a bit textbook, it’s important to spell out why we’ve invested our whole business model in the cloud–we believe in its safety and want to share Cloud ERP and CRM, as well as eCommerce affordability with our clients.  The last three items on SMB Suite’s data center security list deal with everything from the physical environment, speed and capacity, to certifications. We consider each item as important as the last three and hope that the blogs on our data center have thoroughly explained why our cloud environment is state of the art.


All facilities have a minimum of n+1 redundancy on the data center floor and electrical room. This level of redundancy means that every data center needs a minimum number of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) units of “n” units. SMB Suite has an additional unit (n+1) to ensure constant temperature and humidity levels. The HVAC units are backed up on generator power. SMB Suite “down flow” HVAC systems ensure facilities operate between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit and 45-55 percent relative humidity. Air filtration levels are maintained at 90-95%.

Network Infrastructure

SMB Suite’s network speed and capacity eliminate bandwidth traffic jams and roadblocks to assure high volume, instantaneous response for hosted applications.  By using multiple Tier 1 telecom providers and direct Internet connections, we bypass transit networks and shorten the network path between our hosted infrastructure and your location. The result is lower latency, maximum speed and unsurpassed reliability.  Network features include a fully redundant network architecture with no single points of failure, industry-leading network bandwidth capacity of 120+ gigabits/second, multiple layers of network security, centralized network monitoring in the Network Operations Center (NOC) and multiple concurrent, high-capacity Tier 1 bandwidth providers Bandwidth Providers utilized include AT&T, AboveNet, NTT, Savvis, Global Crossing, Level 3 and Time Warner Telecom.

SAS 70 Type II Certification

The SMB Suite Data Center located in Dallas has been certified by an independent auditor to be SAS 70 Type II compliant. By devoting substantial time and resources to a SAS 70 audit, The Planet assures you that our data center facilities meet the highest standards in guaranteeing the safety and security of your information technology.

Again, where do you go to discover more about SMB Suite’s world of ERP/CRM/eCommerce in the cloud? Visit our website. As the only Microsoft partner with a full Solution Subscription with no upfront fee, your business will save. Stop by the site, https://smbsuite.com, check out our Dynamics GP, CRM, and Ecommerce solutions. If you need more info, fill out a form, one of our solutions specialists will get back to you!

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Steve’s been with SMB Suite since 1998 and has been involved with nearly every aspects of the Company’s business as a strategist, professional services executive, cloud solutions architect, and senior consultant. In his current role, Steve is responsible for SMB Suite’s revenue and oversees the execution of ERP, CRM and BI projects for customers across a broad range of industries. Steve combines his expertise in MS Dynamics GP, CRM and other Microsoft products with a strong foundation in accounting and business to identify gaps and streamline customers’ processes. Prior to co-founding SMB Suite, Steve was previously Corporate Controller for MEHLE Behr and, prior to that, Audit Senior for Ernst & Young. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jeremy is responsible for SMB Suite’s technology vision, strategy and implementation and is the architect of the Company’s Dynamics Cloud Platform. Highly adept in every facet of managed services, ERP systems and e-commerce platforms, Jeremy’s expertise spans the implementation and support of business and financial software solutions, as well as the customization and integration of SMB Suite’s cloud ERP technology stack. He holds numerous Microsoft and industry-related certifications, and was primarily responsible for designing the Company’s progressive business services platform in the early days of the Cloud. Prior to SMB Suite, Jeremy served as the financial analyst, systems administrator, and information systems liaison for a $2 billion financial services corporation.

Monty is responsible for SMB Suite’s day-to-day operation and, most importantly, its customers. As a leader, motivator and mentor, Monty creates loyal high performance teams willing to “walk through walls” to accomplish their goals. Prior to SMB Suite, Monty served as President of The Bradshaw Group (TBG), a global distributor, manufacturer, and repair facility for digital printers. In this role, he was the Company’s ambassador to its most important domestic, European and Latin American customers and TBG achieved a best-in-class Net Promoter Score of 74 for its superb customer satisfaction. Prior to TBG, Monty served as the General Manager of Sam’s Clubs three highest grossing U.S. stores and was named Regional Operator of the Year in 1999. Monty holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University and is an active member of Business Navigators. He has been active in Vistage International, Executives in Action, the Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association, as well as, A.P.I.C.S., the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. Monty also volunteers with Hunger Busters and ManeGait, a therapeutic horsemanship organization.

David is a proven financial and information technology professional with expertise in providing business accounting software and computing solutions. He began his career by starting and managing a successful independent consulting practice for several years. He then launched the local systems consulting unit of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, leading the office into the hi-tech consulting arena. After successfully developing the unit for Ernst & Young, David founded NextCorp (which became SMB Suite in 2013) to serve the business software needs of clients throughout the US. David has made SMB Suite one of the best cloud ERP providers in the industry. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur and leader, he is a software and technology specialist, holding certifications in various Microsoft and other technologies.