Bermuda’s Largest Real Estate Company Adopts Cloud Computing

Bermuda’s largest real estate management company, Bermuda Realty Company Limited (trading as Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty) has adopted a Private Cloud computing solution from QuoVadis Services’ offshore datacentre as the backbone of its computing needs.

“Bermuda Realty has a long tradition of developing innovative services for the local real estate sector,” said company president Brian Madeiros. “This has lead to a considerable investment in IT infrastructure. By moving to cloud hosting, we have made the conscious decision to focus our resources on the real estate services at the heart of our business, and to outsource the underlying technology platforms to IT and managed datacentre specialists like QuoVadis and their partner CCS Group.”

QuoVadis is providing both production and disaster recovery hosting for Bermuda Realty’s server environments, as well as virtual desktops for all employees. The Private Cloud solution is based on QuoVadis’ multimillion dollar Infrastructure on Demand platform.

“In this economic environment, both international and Bermuda companies are paying particular attention to their in-house costs of supporting and operating IT infrastructure. At the same time, they have concerns about hosting their IT overseas for jurisdiction or support reasons,” said Ian Cook, General Manager of CCS. “Working with the QuoVadis offshore cloud computing platform, CCS can create solutions that leverage the power of cloud computing but are customised to local company requirements and are backed up by experienced Bermuda support teams.”

With cloud hosting, companies outsource their server computing requirements to a hosting provider, reducing their own costs of buying in-house hardware or maintaining a datacentre. Virtual desktops expand on that idea, so a user’s software and files are not tied to an individual desktop computer. Rather, they operate from a central cloud server, so that users can access their office work environment from any computer when securely connected to the QuoVadis offshore cloud.

“The QuoVadis offshore cloud allows companies to reduce their business risk and overall cost of IT by leveraging our high performance computing platforms and managed datacentre technologies,” said Gavin Dent, CEO of QuoVadis Services. “It’s an appealing formula for many businesses faced with steep upgrade costs, replacing their variable upfront IT capital expenditures with predictable monthly fees.”