MicroData on CBS Small Business Pulse

Heard about Hybrid-Cloud and wonder what all the hype is about? Check out the Part 1 of the interview I did on May 20 with Michelle Guilbeau of CBS Small Business Pulse.


 

100GB of Free Online Storage for 2 Years

Do you like to use online storage? How about 100GB of space for free for the next 2 years? If this sounds good check out Bing Rewards to claim yours.

Microsoft is making this offer with really no strings attached. You do need a Bing Rewards account (no charge) and must agree to get promo email messages periodically – although you can unsubscribe to them.

This is a particularly great deal for Windows users as OneDrive is built into the OS. After the default 15GB that Microsoft gives you, after this offer you’ll have 115GB. Not bad.

Click here to sign in to Bing Rewards or to create an account.

 


 

Free Cloud Backup Accounts

Yes, free. Our partner, iDrive, offers 5GB cloud backup accounts for free. No strings attached.

Click here for instructions. Works with Macs or PCs.

And while you can purchase more storage space if you’d like, you can fit a lot onto 5GB. So go for it! Backups are good!

 


 

Microsoft ups Free Cloud Storage

Microsoft just announced that it is now offering OneDrive users 15GB of free cloud storage, up from the previous 7GB. This let’s Microsoft keep pace with Google.

Also, to encourage more users to try their Office 365 online solution at $9.99/mo, Microsoft is bundling in 1TB of cloud storage for those users. That’s up from 20GB.

More information on Microsoft’s free cloud storage can be found at https://onedrive.live.com

 


 

New Data Center is Live!

While not 100% finished, our new data center is live with the first server cluster installed and running. The second empty rack you see will be for customer’s hosted physical servers. A third rack (not yet present) will be for some of our own internal equipment.

 

And yes, it’s snowing again…


 

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MicroData’s New Data Center – Update!

For those of you following the build out of our new data center, the walls are up, windows and door are in, and a new 3-ton AC unit is scheduled to be installed Thursday. Biometric security access system is set to be installed early next week.

Data Center Work Continues
Data Center Work Continues

 

 


 

MicroData’s New Data Center under Construction!

I thought everyone might like to see a picture of early construction of our new data center:

DataRoom

This new facility will house the equipment for our rapidly growing Private Cloud hosting service. The new room will be state-of-the-art with dedicated HVAC, N+1 power redundancy, and biometric security.

We’ll post more pictures as work progresses.

 


 

New Private Cloud Cluster Taking Shape

Our Private Cloud business is booming and we’re in the process of building both a new larger data center and several racks full of equipment to keep up with demand. Here’s a picture of the first rack of equipment getting set up.

New Cluster Taking Shape

If anyone is interested in the technical details, we’re using HP ProLiant servers for the nodes running Windows 2012 R2 Enterprise and a Promise SAN.

We’ll post more pictures and updates as work progresses this month.


 

MicroData’s Private Cloud Service Now Available!

Happy Halloween everyone! It’s hard to believe October is already over so get ready for winter (if you’re with us in New England, that is).

With the arrival of November we’re very excited to announce availability of our Private Cloud service. If you like the idea of moving some or all of your organization’s data to the cloud but have concerns over security, privacy, and migration issues, Private Cloud is for you!

With MicroData Private Cloud service your data and applications are moved to the cloud, but your organization maintains exclusive access. In other words, your information isn’t co-mingled with anyone else’s. And everything is securely stored at our Beverly Massachusetts data center – never overseas or with someone you don’t know.

And because everything is stored with MicroData, you get the full technical skills of MicroData engineers to migrate, deploy, and support your new Private Cloud environment.

MicroData’s Private Cloud service is available now and as a special November introductory offer, we’re offering your first month of Private Cloud for free.

To learn more, call us at 800.924.8167 or visit us on the web at www.microdata.com