London, 5th March 2010. PTFS Europe today announced that the software products they support can now be delivered via Cloud VPS Hosting. This platform combines Fault Tolerance with High Availability features and helps eliminate even the smallest disruptions which result from hardware failures. This is an ideal solution for libraries and archives that need the power of a dedicated server and high availability without having to pay a high price.
Cloud Hosting is a step up from the shared hosting infrastructure that is commonly used today. By handling security, load balancing and server resources virtually you are no longer restricted to the limits of one physical piece of hardware. Online operations are not limited to a single server but instead have access to the processing power of a number of servers that are distributed in real time.
With a rapidly growing user base, PTFS Europe promote the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems. Both of these are modern standards-based systems offering excellent functionality. At the same time the implementation and support costs of these products are significantly lower than those of comparable proprietary systems.
With the move to a cloud platform the financial savings become even greater.
Small libraries can benefit from a low entry level price; larger libraries can benefit from the high availability and seamless growth path available.
Nick Dimant, Managing Director of PTFS Europe said: "By moving to the cloud platform we can reduce hosting costs even further whilst actually offering an improved level of service. In these times of severe budgetary constraints we feel this makes the products and services we can offer even more attractive to all kinds of library."
PTFS Europe will be exhibiting at the CILIP Supplier Showcase on Friday 12th March at CILIP, Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE.
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe implements and supports the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems as well as distributing and supporting the ArchivalWare Digital Library solution. PTFS Europe is able to provide the full range of services needed to implement a library or digital archiving system, including installation, configuration, data conversion, software development, training and high quality ongoing customer support.
More information on PTFS Europe: www.ptfs-europe.com Any questions please contact: Nick Dimant: firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 7966 571704