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Replace your file servers with SecuriSync (Part I of our Cloud Best Practices series)

Intermedia delivers the cloud to over 60,000 businesses. With a customer base that wide, we observe many best practices that could benefit all of our customers. This series offers ideas for leveraging the cloud to cut costs, increase productivity, and more. The first article in this series explores replacing your file server with SecuriSync.

Every day, your end users are generating more and more data. And all that data is being stored in a rack of servers somewhere in your office. This sounds handy, but if you’re in charge of that storage rack, you know all about the headaches that come with it:

  • When the server goes down, your coworkers start yelling. This happens when you’re out of the office, fast asleep, and even on vacation. You’re on the hook to keep the thing running 24/7.
  • The sales reps are constantly calling you when they can’t log in from their tablets. Don’t they know that file servers weren’t designed for mobility?
  • Files are constantly getting added and modified on the fly, and every day you’ve got users complaining that their files are getting overwritten.

The stress is giving you grey hair. And no wonder: the business world has moved beyond the limitations of file servers.

That’s why many customers are turning to SecuriSync. This business-grade file sync and share service makes collaboration simple, regardless of device. It protects against lost files. And it offers 99.999% uptime.

Perhaps it already sounds like a great replacement for your file server. But it gets even better.

Better reliability with lower costs

You can’t have low-cost file servers. Not when you’re dealing with constant maintenance, equipment and software upgrades. Or when you’re paying for physical space to store your servers. And high uptime? Well, your uptime only goes as far as your equipment and your IT skills.

SecuriSync lowers your costs and increases your reliability. You get the same great rate every month, so budgeting is easy. Plus, none of your expensive real estate is allocated to storage space or equipment.

Unlike file servers, SecuriSync is scalable and can grow with your business. Which means you can add new user accounts or more storage capacity as you need it, without buying new hardware.

Best of all SecuriSync is backed up by Intermedia’s 99.999% uptime SLA This means there will be less than 0.001% downtime per year—a guarantee we back financially.

Support for all your users’ mobile devices

When you’ve got users who want to work from anywhere, you need to be able to support all the devices they want to use: tablets, phones, personal laptops, you name it. File servers just aren’t designed to offer this kind of access.

SecuriSync is built to support mobile devices. It offers complete syncing and sharing regardless of device. At the same time, you get the comfort of remote device wipe in case users lose their devices. So even when a device is stolen, you can keep company data from getting into the wrong hands.

Easy internal and external collaboration

Your users need to be able to share files and collaborate — both internally and externally. But you’re getting tired of dealing with all the complaints about files being overwritten. File servers don’t give users any control over versioning; they’re just places to store data. And what about sharing files externally? Right now, your users are sending files via email. You’ve got no control over what they’re sending. That’s putting your company at risk.

SecuriSync ensures each user is working on the most current version, but makes previous versions easily accessible, just in case. And with SecuriSync, you’ll have complete control over internal and external user permissions down to the file level, so your company data stays secure even when shared with external collaborators.

You can learn more about how SecuriSync overcomes file server limitations by watching our Webcast, downloading the presentation and reading our Business2Community article.

About Laura Sankey

Laura Sankey is Intermedia’s Senior Director of Product Marketing for SecuriSync file backup and sharing.