Yardi sets up data center in Australia

Infotech Lead Australia: Yardi Systems, one of the developers of real estate software, has opened new data center in Sydney to keep up with the rapid adoption of the Yardi Voyager platform in Australia and New Zealand.

For nearly 30 years, Yardi Systems has been solely dedicated to the design, development, and support of real estate investment management and property management software.

Yardi has 25 offices around the globe and a dedicated staff of 2000 employees. Its network of data centres across North America, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia form the Yardi Cloud.

Yardi’s technology eliminates the need to establish and maintain the IT infrastructure, support services and security necessary to keep clients’ systems operating at peak efficiency.

Additional benefits include rapid implementation and deployment, scalability, 24/7 accessibility and real-time centralised process linking of remote sites which real-time reporting for all assets and properties in the client’s portfolio.

Each data centre features on-site security, video surveillance, biometric screening, nightly backups, off-site transfer of all data, battery backups, a fully automatic fail-over standby generator, seismically-braced server racks, state-of-the-art fire suppression systems and around-the-clock monitoring of server operation, 128-bit encrypted data protection and multiple firewalls.

According to Ovum, Cloud computing will continue to grow rapidly in 2013. Cloud computing promises to tackles two hitherto irreconcilable IT challenges: the need to reduce costs and the need to boost innovation. Cloud computing in all its guises (public, private, and hybrid) is building momentum, evolving fast and becoming increasingly enterprise-grade.

Ovum predicted that 2013 will also see the emergence of cloud computing ecosystem. Public clouds are increasingly approached not only as technology delivery platforms but also as “ecosystem hubs” for cloud service providers and consumers.

Australia is poised to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce a certification process for cloud computing vendors. The plan could come to fruition in 2014.

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