The first thing you should understand about the cloud is that it is not a physical thing. The cloud is comprised of a large network of high powered servers, each of them having a different function. Some servers use computing power to run applications or "deliver a service." Other servers in the network are responsible for storing data and other critical information.
When many companies make the smart business decision to "move to the cloud" it is often financially motivated. In the past companies used to have to buy their own hardware equipment, the value of which depreciated over time, and manage it consistently to avoid downtime! But now with the cloud, companies only have to pay for what they use, and companies no longer have to worry about operational management and costs. This model makes it easy to quickly scale use up or down. It also keeps their network secure, up to date, which saves companies lots of money.
The M9 cloud is located in highly secured, air conditioned, air containment controlled Stateoftheart Tier 3, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers with a primary presence in Irvine, California and Stateoftheart Tier 3 in Chandler, Arizona. These facilities boast fully redundant power with diesel generators for backup, diverse paths and providers for Internet access, and multitiered reliable security services. Zone 4 earthquakerated reinforced structure with an importance factor of 1.5.
The private cloud gives each company their own dedicated servers which is implemented safely within the corporate firewall. A private cloud provides more control over the company's data, and it ensures security, albeit with greater potential risk for data loss due to natural disaster.
The M9 Cloud is comprised of an enterprise grade server infrastructure, which is built on the latest HP Proliant blade servers with Intel's newest CPU architecture offering up to 72 core systems. Partnering with industry leaders such as HP, Intel, VMware, Cisco and Brocade allow all components of our cloud platform to work seamlessly and in unison. M9 Systems offers VMware vSphere based Server Hosting within a private network or your own private cloud. This allows us to quickly provision one or more servers that are as slim or as powerful as your needs require. We can offer disk configurations up to 64 vCPUs and up to 1TB of Ram. If your needs change, we can expand or contract your services on an as-needed basis.
With multi-level redundancy built into every stage of our cloud, from physical power of the system, network connections, to our logical cloud clusters and our multiple data center locations, we've got it covered so you never have to worry about your data.