ByWater Solutions, an open source community member and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that they will begin offering hosted solutions for their Canadian customers with servers residing in Canada. Because of privacy concerns stemming from hosting library data outside of Candian borders, ByWater has decided to add a Canadian based hosting platform.
ByWater will be offering the same backup procedures which are implemented on their U.S. based hosting platforms, and will also offer, upon request, a free nightly data backup which will be sent to the library's own servers for onsite storage.
Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner and head of Sales commented on ByWater's decision to offer Canadian based hosting:
"Offering Canadian based hosting seemed like the logical next step in our efforts to provide top ranked service to libraries implementing Koha worldwide. Our current Canadian customers will find these services very robust and convenient, and libraries looking to implement Koha with ByWater will no longer have the need to purchase expensive server equipment or the resources to maintain it. We hope to partner with more Canadian libraries going forward!"
For more information about ByWater's support and hosting services please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/solutions/
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/