In an effort to ensure our data is as secure as possible, we’ve upgraded all our hosting infrastructure and moved to a Tier 4 data center in Brisbane. Our new data centre is ranked the highest in Queensland in terms of security, performance, reliability, and energy-efficiency.
What do the new servers mean for our clients?
We are constantly maintaining our server infrastructure and our upgraded servers have:
- SSD hardrive the latest processor
- lots of RAM
- lots memory
- Large amount of disks space for us to be able to keep multiple back up of data.
So basically it’s like a new computer but on steroids.
New data centre
We compared several data centres when we made the decision to make the change. Data centres are all assigned a tier from 1-4, based on the centre's resiliency and ability to withstand faults, with tier 4 being the most robust.
Our new data centre is Queensland's only tier 4 data centre. Our previous data centre might have been able to withstand to a single point of failure, whereas our new tier 4 centre is much more resilient. Basically, everything is duplicated multiple times, so it can withstand more faults, power outages and other conditions.
This allows the centre to continue providing us with the electricity, internet and air conditioning that we need to keep our service running, thus keeping our websites and data operational.
Why didn't we choose cloud hosting?
There are many businesses going with the cloud to store data and we also use the cloud quite extensively in our business. For example, we use a cloud based accounting system and have been for a long time. However, when comes to our core business, we want to be able to physically get in there night or day and fix any problems if needed ourselves.
In our experience, when we have had problems in the past with with Office 365, Google Web Apps or other cloud hosting services, we end up spending hours on the phone to the engineers overseas, lodging tickets resulting in frustration when we can't offer immediate solutions for our customers.
So when it comes to our core business, hosting websites and emails, we want 100% control and the ability to fix problems whenever needed.
With our new servers and data centre, we are now able to provide our clients with even more secure and reliable hosting services. Once your website or application is built, Clevvi is in a terrific position to provide first class hosting for you.