We recently had a client, All Seasons Pool & Spa, modernize all of their IT equipment and migrate to a windows based accounting and service word order system. This was a significant under taking from them being a seasonal company in a struggling economy. During their migration we inquired as to their plan for securing and backing up their critical data. They informed us that a local IT company had approached them selling them an old tape drive, and tapes, for an elevated price. Being a single location retail company, the price was not acceptable. We suggested an alternative solution, “Why not use the Cloud for storage?” In particular the Rackspace Cloud™. So we explored the Rackspace Cloud offering and concluded that using the Cloud Files™ was a more cost effective solution for them. We bundled the Gladinet Cloud Desktop with an automation service to provide them complete automated backup of their critical data. This saves them time and money allowing their staff to concentrate on sales and service without having to worry about if the backups happened, if the tape was changed and stored safely.