Claritum continue to invest in Private Cloud

Published September 2012

Claritum have made a major investment in its hosting infrastructure to support a rapidly expanding US user base.

The 'private cloud' platform is hosted with Rackspace in Chicago, providing a highly secure, scalable and fast environment for Claritum's software-as-a-service (SaaS) sourcing, procurement and invoicing application. To continue to ensure that Claritum users get a great experience when using the application, Claritum selected Rackspace's Private Cloud. Rackspace has been recognized as the market leader in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant For Managed Hosting, provides the technical support Claritum needs to ensure to we continue to deliver excellent system performance, 24x7x376 monitoring, availability and support to our clients. Not only that, Rackspace's offering can scale to accommodate Claritum's growth. Private Cloud provides Claritum's clients with peace of mind. They can continue to deploy Claritum to their employees, customers, suppliers and supply chain partners, whether that's just a small team based in one location or thousands of users spread around the world. Is your business or supply chain growing quickly or slowly? - no problem. Claritum can grow as fast or as slow as your requirements need, so if you need to add thousands of users at a client site, you don't need to worry. Users can focus on delivering value to their businesses, without concern about consuming too much bandwidth, outgrowing their archiving or file storage needs. Private Cloud means scale isn't a problem and with Claritum's growing user base including many of the world's largest enterprises, leading businesses and fast growing service providers - efficiently automating thousands of transactions per day is critical. Security is also a top priority. Claritum's Private Cloud provider, Rackspace, provides a highly secure physical and virtual environment to ensure your data is protected 24x7x365. For the US, the data center is located in Chicago, IL, so for US businesses, your data is held in the US. For Europe the data is held in UK. Claritum ensures all communications are encrypted and safe from unauthorized access, so you can be reassured that your data is in safe hands. Claritum is hosted within a highly accredited environment, ensuring compliance with many of the highest standards required of enterprise procurement applications. Rackspace data centres are accredited to PCI DSS, ISO27001, and ISAE 3402 Type II SOC 1 standards, ensuring Claritum's applications are secured by the best processes and technologies. Your data is backed up frequently and to multiple secure locations, so if there's ever a problem with your internet access, your data will still be ok. And as Claritum's software is delivered from multiple locations, we're not reliant on a single point of failure. So you can sleep easy. Unlike traditional software deployments, where the cost of upfront licensing, hardware, operating systems, maintenance and support contracts require a significant upfront and ongoing investment, Claritum provides a low cost, low risk alternative with no upfront hosting costs. Simply pay as you go, within one subscription or transaction monthly fee. The final benefit of Claritum being a SaaS platform being hosted on Rackspace's Private Cloud is cost. As a SaaS application, Claritum has one version (or 'instance') or the software and is 'multi-tenant'. This means that all clients operate the same version of the software - making it highly efficient for Claritum to maintain, enhance and update the platform to deliver a resilient, robust and intuitive user experience. 'Multi-tenancy' means that the hosting costs can be spread across multiple clients - lowering the costs to clients and increasing the return on investment that Claritum delivers. We're so confident in our service provision, we'll even guarantee it!