18 Mar 2020

Office Cloud, A Business Collaboration Server Launched By HC

Office Cloud - Deck functionality

Host Color has sent a news release to the media and its customers to announce the launch of Office Cloud server, a custom-built business infrastructure collaboration hosting service.

Office Cloud is a 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 secure private IT environment. Office Cloud is a form of a Private Cloud infrastructure. It is hosted in Host Color's data center, used on used on a infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) basis and 100% owned by the customer. The Office Cloud can be installed and configured on Bare-Metal Dedicated Servers and Cloud Servers.

Deployed on HostCloud.com Infrastructure in South Bend, Indiana, Office Cloud gives the company's customers the opportunity to use services like High Availability (HA) and Automated Fault-Tolerance (AFT).

The High Availability function (HA) monitors the Office Cloud's server operating system (OS) for failure. If any is detected, the HA restarts the Office Cloud on another physical host, part of the HC Cloud Infrastructure. All operations and services resume automatically. The Automated Fault-Tolerance (AFT) is a service that eliminates the risk of a Office Cloud outage. AFT creates a mirrored Office Cloud server, 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.

Host Color's CEO Dimitar Avramov has said in the official news release that "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". According to the HC CEO the "Office Cloud is arguably the best business collaboration infrastructure service on the market. It is much secure and cost-effective than other popular online-based Office Suite services. The reason is that it is 100% owned by the organizations and thus prevents data leaks".

HC delivers Cloud services in 38 geolocations worldwide including United States, Canada, European Union, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and India.

The biggest Cloud infrastructure market for HC outside the North America is the European Union. The company's Office Cloud service in Europe is called Cloud Workspaces. The Cloud Workspaces are provisioned and delivered on an IaaS basis from 22 European data centers - Amsterdam, The Hague, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Milano, Vienna, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Stockholm, Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest, Sofia, Athens, Belgrade, Kyiv and Tbilisi.

In 2019, HC has announced the A Free Tier Private Cloud Service. The "Free Tier" Private Cloud features 1 CPU Core, 1 GB vRAM, 10 GB Fault-Tolerant SATA Storage and 40 GB monthly data transfer quota on 100 Mbps Internet Connection. The limits of the "Free Private Cloud Tier" are clearly explained in the service specification published on the Host Color's Private Cloud section. There are no hidden terms or restrictions.