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Why customers trust Google Apps with their business data(2)

posted Nov 21, 2011, 7:11 AM by Softhinker Qin   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 11:57 PM ]





Almost every IT company rushes to declare that they're computing in cloud although some of them just want to fit the market taste. Choosing cloud computing provider with good reputation is a smart strategy especially when you're not sure how to evaluate the quality of their cloud computing architecture. Amazon, Microsoft, as well as Google are some of proven cloud providers.

Google Apps are built on top of Google Cloud Architecture where the machines in the data centers that run our applications are built to our own specifications, including ones focused on security. The hardware is limited to what is necessary for the applications to run, and eliminates unnecessary components such as peripheral connectors or video cards. Similarly, the software that we run on the machines is a specialized, stripped-down version of the Linux operating system leaving out any unnecessary software code such as device drivers. This approach helps provide a computing environment that is less prone to vulnerabilities, compared to typical on-premise, so called “private cloud” or hybrid IT environments. 

We’ve built our platform to withstand expected hardware failure, relying on software and highly automated processes in order to support a 99.9% uptime SLA that has no maintenance window. In 2010 Gmail uptime was 99.984% and we are over 99.99% for the first half of 2011. This is an approach you fundamentally can’t take with traditional on premise IT systems. 

So nowadays, Google Apps authorized resellers come to deliver these innovations to help your business succeed efficiently and cost-effectively. What you need to do is just drop them an email : qinding(at)softhinker.com

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