Access Your Cloud Hosted Data AnywhereWith One of Our Hosting Plans You Can Access Your Data Anywhere On Mac Windows iOS and Android Devices
Is 360 Difference available in “the cloud”. The answer is Yes! Many of our clients take advantage of the versatility, simplicity, and cost savings of running their FileMaker database in the cloud.
It’s called FileMaker database hosting. We can provide hassle free FileMaker hosting of your 360 Difference database system starting at just $15 per month (with more expanded plans that will also host your website from $29 to $59 per month depending on how many database files are hosted, etc). Call us (914-301-5838) for more information.
First of all you should consider that there are a couple of disadvantages to hosting in the cloud:
- Accessibility – Your users will need an active internet connection to access your data but then again nowadays you need an active internet connection to do nearly anything on your computer.
- Speed – Your database may run slower over the internet than one that’s hosted locally in your office due to the internet connection speed. We can, however, work on your database solution(s) too to tweak and optimize it for cloud based hosting too.
On the other hand, there are many advantages to hosting in the cloud:
- Accessibility – You can access your database anywhere in the world you have an internet connection.
- Cost Savings – You can easily budget the monthly fixed fee. Maintaining your own onsite server requires good hardware ($1500+), FileMaker Server software ($1000), and regular operating system maintenance and support ($?).
- Automatic Backup – You’re assured your FileMaker database is always secure and backed up without any worry.
- Up Time – Your FileMaker database is guaranteed available 99.9% of the time.
- Connectability – With your database in the cloud, you can connect it to the web (with custom web site design) and mobile devices (with FileMaker Go on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).
Your return on investment shows quickly. For example, if your hosting is $50/month it would take more than 4 years just to make back your initial investment in hardware and software!
If you’re interested in your 360 Difference FileMaker database from the cloud, we can evaluate your requirements and see if it’s a good candidate for a cloud hosted solution.