Excellerate Cloud moves your Excellerate application and data to the cloud, which increases availability, reliability, security and performance while reducing time and costs maintaining in-house hardware, software and backups.
Excellerate uses Microsoft’s cloud data centers to provide the best up-time, multiple redundant storage, and enterprise class security. Microsoft is a member of the EU-US Privacy Shield allowing companies in the EU to transfer data with the US in a manner compliant with the EU data protection requirements.
Dedicated server – Excellerate Cloud runs on your own dedicated server. You are not sharing a server with other customers like you would with a typical web application. Having a dedicated server ensures the privacy and security of your data.
Security – Your server is secured with Windows Server account security. The only log-ins to your machine are your user ids, and one id we use for server maintenance, backups and upgrades. We recommend you use strong passwords when you set your initial password.
The connection between the cloud and your computer is encrypted using DES encryption.
Reliability – Excellerate Cloud runs on servers rated at an industry leading 99.95% monthly SLA to provide you with the reliability and availability you need for your important information. We realize there’s always a possibility for some technical problem somewhere in the chain between you and the cloud, and that’s why our top requirement for a cloud solution was to be able to provide local access to your data if there was ever an internet outage, or local network problem, etc… With Excellerate Cloud, you actually own the Excellerate church software and can install it on your own computers. Installing the software locally allows you to periodically download the database onsite, so that you could still get to your data if anything happened.
Backups – You no longer have to worry about making backups of your data. Excellerate Cloud automatically backs up your data daily so you have the peace of mind knowing your data is safe. Your data is stored in multiple redundant data centers for maximum reliability. If there was a problem with one data center, your data will always be available automatically across the duplicate centers. Installing Excellerate locally also allows you to periodically download your data onsite for an extra level of security.