Using terrestrial servers means that it's possible for flooding, earthquakes or tornadoes to wipe out the database and customer records.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
FamilyTree.us.org is going to use the cloud instead of terrestial servers for their data storage, company officials said.
“We've realized that using physical servers puts the security of our data at risk,” said company spokesman Josh Fraser. “We spent a lot of time building up our database, and don't want to take any chance of having to start over from scratch.”
Using terrestrial servers means that it's possible for flooding, earthquakes or tornadoes to wipe out the database and customer records, Fraser said.
“It used to be that having multiple physical backup servers was the only way to try to keep your data secure,” Fraser said. “But now that there is the cloud, there is no reason to use vulnerable terrestrial servers at all.”
In addition to being safer, Fraser said they found that using the cloud has allowed them to provide records to their customers faster.
“There's no question that cloud storage and data retrieval is a faster option,” Fraser said. “It works better for us and for our customers.”
Fraser also noted that using the cloud means their customer data is less vulnerable to physical attacks from hackers.
“Keeping our customers' data private is one of our core missions,” Fraser said. “The cloud is the highest level of security available today.”
There was no company downtime while during the data migration process, Fraser said. “We kept everything up and running.”
A family tree can help any number of relatives put together their past history. At FamilyTree.us.org this database helps people organize their relations and begin the building process from root to leaf with one simple name and location search.