Each and every organization faces the need to store its most valued asset i.e. the data which it has collected over time. With evolving technologies, there has been a revolution in the methods of storing and retrieving data. But, at times, due to oblivious reasons, man-made or natural, storage facilities are destroyed or jeopardized. To avoid this loss and to have instant accessibility, cloud storage is the most preferred data storage platform. CloudRanger is one of the top providers of cloud storage facility.
CloudRanger provides an easy-to-use backup and disaster recovery platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS). With its user-friendly graphical interface, it enables businesses, Managed Service Providers and enterprises to easily manage servers, backup policies and restore options on their chosen schedule. Speaking about the company’s vision, the CEO and Founder of CloudRanger, David Gildea, mentions “Our vision is to be the leading provider of cross-cloud automation software across the globe.”
A Passion Driven Leader
With more than 15 years of experience in computer science and software engineering, David Gildea is passionate about making cloud accessible to everyone.
During a late-night conversation with some friends at Amazon re: invent 2014, David conceived an idea. He used cocktail napkins and drink coasters to visually illustrate servers and backups, and the light on his phone to represent scheduling. By the end of the night, the idea for scheduling automated backups and server management was thus born, leading to the inception of CloudRanger.
The cloud is transforming every aspect of our life, from helping creative companies grow to bringing organizations together from across the globe, and even allowing anyone to achieve their dreams. This transformational factor inspires CloudRanger to create a dynamic platform for any and every organization that wants to secure and back-up its data on cloud.
Moreover, AWS is changing and updating its service offerings on such a regular basis that business users do not have the capacity to understand the changes or the effects it has on their business. This change was driven by a mass movement onto the cloud without planning which has resulted in an inability to adapt and a loss of control. In this environment, a start-up such as CloudRanger can succeed where experience, flexibility and an ability to anticipate customer challenges and opportunities provide a competitive environment.
Knocking Out Challenges
When it comes to disaster recovery, having current backups of the company’s data is essential. But it’s important to understand that simply scheduling regular backups is not enough. It’s merely one component of a much larger process. If and when a disaster strikes, one needs a well-tested process in place to quickly retrieve and restore the company’s backup data. CloudRanger allows organizations to implement instant data retrieval processes in case of any emergency.
The greatest tool in an entrepreneur’s personal toolbox is the ability to turn off one’s start-up brain and phone, and turn on the real-life brain to enjoy time with family and friends. David exerts, “The biggest challenge I overcame as an entrepreneur was finding work-life balance. There is no denying that time, work, and stress are inherent in building a start-up, but one of the most misunderstood areas of the entrepreneurial lifestyle is the psychological burden you feel when you aren’t actively working.”
Pertaining to this outlook, David has effectively steered his organization to glorious heights. CloudRanger has secured international clients, spanning the United States, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
The Cloud Carries All
The cloud brings-in both benefits and risks. While disaster recovery is often handled in-house, more and more businesses are turning to third parties to implement and maintain their data recovery plans. Just as insurance policies allow businesses to mitigate the risk of property damage and financial loss, treating Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) allows companies to focus on core issues and at the same time have a peace of mind by knowing their data is safe. Surveys have shown IT professionals who utilize DRaaS are significantly more confident about their company’s data recovery plans than those who do not, and while utilizing a third-party vendor for DRaaS might not make sense for all businesses, it is certainly an option worth exploring.
Strategies of Excellence
As infrastructure continues to move to the cloud, users without technical background are seen demanding visual server management. Simplicity will quickly become essential, as the cloud usage is set to surge across industries. CloudRanger’s backup and disaster recovery solution makes the cloud easy to understand even for users without technical knowledge, whereas the bird’s eye view of the entire server system and graphical scheduling module provides usability for AWS.
CloudRanger’s initial target markets are SMEs and IT Managed Service Providers. These are also the cloud users that face the most difficulty as validated by customer engagement. The company’s platform offers simplicity for users of all backgrounds. In addition to visual server management, automated scheduling of backups and retention, CloudRanger’s platform offers multi-region backup and file-level recovery, and automated disaster recovery testing for business continuity.
Sowing the Seeds of Progress
While cloud technology continues to make lives easier and information more accessible, dependency on cloud computing has left companies open to hazards such as outages or cyber-attacks. The only way to safeguard important data is with reliable backups and a disaster recovery plan. CloudRanger ensures that the data is consistently backed up and saved in multiple locations. In the coming years, the organization expects to expand this capability across multiple cloud platforms and will continue to add to its existing functionality based on market demand.