How Surf4Cars benefits from being in the cloud

Jacqui Hannaford | August 08, 2017 | Blog

How Surf4Cars benefits from being in the cloud

August 08, 2017

Surf4Cars is a digital platform that has been developed for the motor industry to allow dealers and private sellers, to sell their vehicles online – and for car buyers to shop for their ultimate dream car. All within a no fuss, speedy and easy-to-use environment.


Their business has grown hugely over the past 5 to 10 years and this is mainly because they moved their operations onto the cloud.



Why the cloud?

“As the business began to expand and grow, we needed the ability to adapt quickly and effectively in order to provide the best experience for our users,” says Sean Mumford, Cloud service manager at Surf4Cars.

“And in terms of our core requirement to provide a fast and stable experience for our users, a move to the cloud was the best solution. Initially we started with another service provider, but we soon realised RSAWEB’s Enterprise Cloud (Virtual Data Centre) service would be more cost effective and better suited to our needs so we decided to move and have not looked back.


With the cloud, we do not need to worry about buying and setting up new hardware, our data is fully secure and with the automated disaster recovery service, we sleep very well at night!

The service is great – online backups are performed with regularity, we can access our dedicated servers over an advanced network securely and safely, and with VPN and their robust firewalls, remote access is safe too. If we need to alter anything, the interface is so easy to use, but if we get stuck, their extremely helpful team of experts are always there to help.



Since moving to the cloud, we have seen a marked increase in clients (buyers and sellers) and stock holdings – and with the ability to handle over 15 000 visitors per day on the site with ease we have become South Africa’s third largest service provider. Had we not moved to the cloud we certainly would not have been able to achieve this.”


The future is in the cloud

When asked whether cloud solutions are important for businesses over the next 5 to 10 years, Sean says, “as fast paced as this world is becoming, businesses will continue to see the benefit of cloud base services for its flexibility and stability”. He added, “and because RSAWEB is always providing us with the latest technology we believe Enterprise Cloud (VDC) will continue to be most beneficial to our business over the next 5 to 10 years or more.”



Surf4Cars is just one of many customers taking advantage of RSAWEB’s cloud services and future proofing their business. You could benefit too.

Simply contact us on 087 470 0000 or [email protected] to find out more.

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