Vaulter is a new kind of technology company. Here are some of the most common questions that we get…
What exactly is a vaulter?
The Founder, Danny Wheeler, was a pole vaulter when he was younger. Although he played multiple sports, his true love was the vault, not because it was cool (it’s totally cool) but because he sees many parallels in business technology and the pole vault. Both scenarios utilize a tool that allows someone to do something that would be impossible otherwise.
What is the cloud?
There are quite a few different definitions of the “cloud”, depending on who you talk to in IT. The best one that we have come up with is this. The cloud is an infrastructure (a collection of servers and networks) that allows you to offload things that you would traditionally have to have in your office. Now, instead of having your own server farm to run your email, business apps, communication software, etc, you move that into someone else’s datacenter and pay them to handle it. This saves you money because you no longer have to worry about downtime and outages, you can reach it from anywhere you have an internet connection, and you only pay for what you use. To sum it up, it’s “On Demand” computing, and the SMB is the ultimate winner!
Is my data safe in the cloud?
Cloud computing companies are like experienced airline pilots. They are well trained, have backup systems and contingency plans in case they encounter an issue, and they have a full staff of professionals regularly checking and maintaining their service. All of the trusted cloud computing partners that we use know the implications of a crash on their business’ bottom line, so they invest significant resources into insuring that such a disaster never occurs. Because most of them are giants in the industry, they can invest far more resources in data backup and security than your business can.