Year on year the value of data is increasing. Protecting both your company’s data and your clients’ must be a top priority for every organisation. Backing up onto disks is fading to a distant memory and companies have begun to realise that moving to the cloud is essential to stay not only competitive but afloat in our modern world.
Nevertheless, the cloud industry is a noisy one and it can be difficult to know which solution is right for you. The big players will be pushing you to choose an off-the-shelf solution that can be purchased in a few clicks but that will never be customised to meet your needs.
Yet, many companies, remain unsure what exactly their needs are. It is now common knowledge that private cloud has many advantages over public cloud. However, delving into the merits and demerits of each option can be a tedious task.
In this blog post, we have decided to make it simple and break down the 5 core reasons to choose Stryve as your private cloud partner.
Many companies move to the cloud on the promises of the greater protection that it provides. However, by choosing public over private cloud, you may be exposing yourself to new risks. In the public cloud, resources are shared which means that there is both a larger attack surface area and a greater chance of an attack happening.
Moreover, many public clouds require you to customise them yourself to keep your data safe. This complex task is often overlooked not least because public cloud packages are sold by many of the big players as a finished solution. In reality, purchasing a package is simply the first step.
By contrast, Stryve’s secure private cloud guarantees that your data will be stored in one of our secure data centres, out of harm's way and under the close watch of our team of cybersecurity experts. We constantly respond to new threats and update our security measures to ensure we are ahead of the game.
At Stryve, our round-the-clock support is offered by cybersecurity experts who will always be available on the other end of the phone. Unlike many of the big players, we don’t run a ticket and queue system and expect you to wait for hours. Whenever you need our experts’ help, support or advice, we are there to listen to you.
We are confident in our ability to support you, but, more importantly, so are our clients:
“Swappsi chose Stryve as its main hosting partner over 10 years ago and to this day we are confident that we have made the right choice because they always go out of their way to assist and advise regardless of how big or small the issue or request might be. As a growing company it is important to feel that you are valued as much as large corporations and Stryve has delivered on its premise from the first day, providing almost immediate support when needed.” - Gonzalo Faura, Founder and CEO, Swappsi Software.
For many organisations, Brexit was a wake-up call. It forced many companies to confront and consider where their data resides and the consequences of it residing outside an EU country. At Stryve, we can offer data centres are located in the EU and, as a result, in a jurisdiction that is bound by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The GDPR offers the most comprehensive data protection in the world. Moreover, many non-EU countries model their data protection laws on the GDPR to operate within the EU. However, conscious to ensure we can offer clients the option that is right for them, there is no obligation to store your data within the EU; we also offer you the opportunity to store their data in our UK data centre. By choosing one of the big players, you relinquish control over your data and the jurisdiction in which it resides. With Stryve, you are in complete control. In our eyes, it is your data and you should decide what happens to it.
The big players in most industries are rarely transparent about the final price of the solution you purchase. The cloud industry is no different and customers often find themselves paying out more than they bargained for. The big players will sell you the promise of cheap cloud, but by the time you consider the add-ons and egress charges, your bill will only vaguely resemble what you imagined.
At Stryve, we tell you exactly how much your secure private cloud solution will cost and we give you a breakdown of how we got to that figure. However, with Stryve, fixed costs do not mean inflexible costs and we are always willing to work with our clients and what they can afford. We have honest conversations with our clients and work with you to ensure we find a top-class, cost-effective and affordable solution.
Many organisations rely on Office 365 and many also rely on Azure for backups. However, there is a logical inconsistency in relying on the same organisation that houses your essential data to back it up. The practical impact of this is that you have the potential to lose all of your data if, for instance, a cyber-attack jeopardised the security of the company you rely on.
By choosing Stryve as your partner, you can feel assured that you will always have a safe, separate copy of your data available to you. In other words, you are spreading the risks and, as a result, bolstering your defences.
It can be challenging to find a solution that is right for you. At Stryve, our solutions are designed to meet your needs but the 5 core principles we discussed are embedded in every solution. Moving to the cloud is no easy task but our experts are here to make it as simple, cost-effective and pain-free as possible.