April 21, 2017
Flow-Cal Transitions FLOWcloud Hosted Measurement Solution to Colocation Facility
Flow-Cal, Inc. has transitioned its hosted FLOWcloud measurement solution to a state-of-the-art colocation facility. Flow-Cal made the decision to move the FLOWcloud infrastructure in response to the growing customer base and increased interest in the product.
Flow-Cal introduced its SaaS model (FLOWcloud) almost five years ago as an alternative to traditional software licensing. This cloud-based solution provides a low-maintenance option for organizations by including end-to-end support and services for the hardware, database and application.
“Our customers, and the industry in general, have expressed a growing demand for cloud-based services as they see opportunities in reducing operational cost and risk,” said Michael DeMasie, Flow-Cal’s Chief Operating Officer. “While we have been providing these services for several years, the investments we have made in delivery infrastructure by moving to an accredited built-for-purpose colocation facility, allows us to scale to meet the demands of our largest customers.”
To meet growing demand for the hosted solution, Flow-Cal recently transitioned the FLOWcloud infrastructure to Data Foundry’s colocation facility in Houston, Texas. This new SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II accredited (formerly SAS 70) facility is a 350,000-square foot, purpose-built data center that provides the infrastructure, tools, services and personnel necessary to support the highest standards in regulatory compliance, data security and privacy.
With no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain or upgrade, a cloud-based service significantly reduces the burden on IT departments. This model has become increasingly popular as companies realize the decreased investment in infrastructure and predictability with licensing.
To accommodate the growing customer base, Flow-Cal has been scaling its support model and investing in a dedicated staff, including a FLOWcloud DBA, support representative and professional services consultant.