Recently Nirvanix, a California based cloud storage provider announced that it is closing its doors on September 30,2013 with all the data becoming totally inaccessible with no chance to recover (Source: Information Age). That leaves all of Nirvanix’s customers in quite a bind. There are less than 7 days for them to move their data to another provider. Needless to say, this is not a situation any company should find itself in. This should remind all of us that providers come and go in this industry, and there will be many that won’t make it in the cloud space.
Many hosting and cloud storage providers tout their great service, exceptional support team, but how confident are you in their business model and their financial competency?
Connectria Hosting has been around for over 17 years and some of our biggest strengths are our profitability and continued growth, the strength of our diverse client base, and the diversity of our service offerings. A shift in any one area of the industry will not affect us, and we will continue to be here and be successful for a long time to come. It’s no suprise Connectria was ranked the #1 U.S. Cloud Provider for 2012 (Cloudsleuth).
If you are one of the unfortunate Nirvanix customers, Connectria is here to help. As an Advanced Amazon S3 Consulting Partner and Reseller, we offer a proven cloud storage solution. We can even help you migrate your data. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your needs in more depth.
Some companies also choose to go with a primary and a secondary cloud storage provider, storing their data at both locations. This solution provides them with a great backup plan in case of service level issues or if one of their providers goes out of business.
What is your organization’s backup plan?