HostColor.com, a web hosting service provider from South Bend, Indiana, has announced the launch of ‘Office Cloud’ server, a custom-built private business infrastructure collaboration hosting service.
The company’s Office Cloud solution is a customizable business server that allows organizations to share and collaborate on office documents, send and receive email, manage their calendar and have video chats in a secured private IT environment. HostColor.com Office Cloud is a form of a private cloud infrastructure 100% owned by the customer and used on a subscription basis. The Office Cloud solution works both on physical (bare metal) dedicated servers as well as virtual (cloud) servers.
HostColor.com can deploy ‘Office Cloud’ in a data center location chosen by its customers. The company’s U.S. data center service locations include South Bend (IN), Chicago, IL New York, Ashburn, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
HostColor.com Office Cloud comes with ‘Deck’ functionality. Deck is an organizational tool that would improve personal planning and project organization for teams. It allows project members to: create/add tasks to cards, put them in order and manage them; write down additional notes in markdown; assign labels to improve project organization; work on different ‘Decks’ in a shared collaboration environment.
Office Cloud also gives users the opportunity to use services like High Availability (HA) and Automated Fault-Tolerance (AFT). HA monitors the Office Cloud server OS for failure and outage. If any is detected, HA restarts the cloud server on another physical host, part of the Host Color Cloud. All operations and services resume automatically. AFT is a service that would eliminate the risk of an Office Cloud server outage. AFT creates a live shadow of Office Cloud, which is synchronized and always up-to-date with the primary one. In an event of a hardware outage, the AFT automatically starts the failover Office Cloud server, ensuring zero downtime and preventing data loss.
“Office Cloud is arguably the best business collaboration infrastructure service on the market,” said Dimitar Avramov, CEO of Host Color. “It is much secure and cost-effective than other popular online-based Office Suite services, because it is 100% owned by the organizations and thus prevents data leaks. The Office Cloud helps companies to optimize and improve their organizational structure by connecting their on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud in a secure, private environment.”
Cloud Services in Europe
Outside the United States, Avramov’s company delivers Office Cloud in 38 geolocations including European Union, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and India. The biggest cloud infrastructure market for Host Color outside North America is Europe.
The company’s Office Cloud service in Europe is called Cloud Workspaces. Cloud Workspaces is provisioned in 22 data centers across Europe, including Amsterdam, The Hague, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Milano, Vienna, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Stockholm, Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest, Sofia, Athens, Belgrade, Kyiv and Tbilisi.