Category Archives: Business Continuity
Over 170 of Lam Cloud’s customers, media, friends and family converged in the conference center of the company’s Cranbury, NJ-based Technology Campus on Thursday, November 14th for its inaugural open house. President Lawrence Lam kicked-off the event with an introduction to Lam Cloud and its expansive portfolio of Flexible Work Area and Disaster Recovery™ solutions. Following Mr. Lam’s introduction, attendees enjoyed presentations by Andrew Blum, Author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, who presented on The Grass-Fed Internet; Marvin Wainschel, Founder & CEO of McWains Chelsea, Inc., who presented ‘This is W. A. R.! How to Calculate Requirements for Work Area Recovery’; and Paul Sullivan, VP & GM, Agility Recovery Services, whose presentation was titled ‘A Year in Review: Valuable Lessons Learned and Best Practices’.
Once the presentations concluded, guests enjoyed light appetizers, refreshments and Lam Cloud-branded giveaways while networking with fellow attendees, exhibitors and the Lam Cloud team. Many partook in guided tours of the company’s 500,000 square foot Technology Campus and its many amenities, including 4,000 work area recovery seats, an on-site SSAE 16 compliant, Tier 2/3 data center, Tech Lounge for relaxation and entertainment, and much, much more. Lucky raffle winners also took home signed copies of Mr. Blum and Mr. Wainschel’s books, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet and Knowledge at Risk.
Lam Cloud would like to extend a special thanks to event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors, including Platinum Sponsors Agility Recovery, Blue Diamond Solutions, Gold Sponsors American Info Systems, Jersey Datacomm & Cable, Inc., Specialized Fire & Security and Thornhill Utilities, and Silver Sponsors Brocade, Federal Security, Graybar, KSI, Staybridge Suites, and Reliable Office Systems & Supplies. Their presence and generous support not only made the open house possible, but also memorable for years to come.
As New Jersey’s largest Workplace Recovery Center, Lam Cloud offers a multi-tiered portfolio of proven, Flexible Workplace and Disaster Recovery™ services, encompassing custom client solutions, backup & archiving solutions, server & desktop virtualization, carrier-neutral connectivity, redundant power and fiber, VoIP services, mobile work area recovery, equipment provisioning and Ethernet. It is designed to provide small and medium-sized customers with the best possible WR/DR solution based on their unique service level and fee structure requirements.
For more information about Lam Cloud, visit www.lamcloud.com.
What would you do in the event of a natural disaster, security threat, virus or computer crime? More often than not, the true impact of these business interruptions is realized too late or after the fact. Your enterprise cannot afford to lose any of its mission-critical information and network failure can be expensive. In fact, even a few minutes of downtime would wreak havoc on your organization, seriously affecting your business and causing large amounts of financial loss.
According to recent research from SDN Communications, 87 percent of businesses that go more than seven days without access to their corporate data go out of business within one year. Additionally, 80 percent of businesses that experience a major disaster but fail to implement a contingency plan will fall into liquidation within 18 months.
For this reason, downtime is not an option. In order to survive in today’s competitive market, companies must have a presence that extends beyond the immediate physical location.
Lam Cloud is a leading provider of Business Continuity, Workplace Recovery, Data Center and Network solutions, including over 3,000 work desks, desktop and server virtualization, secure backup, storage and archiving, and virtual office environments. The company has also developed strategic alliances with a variety of proven DR/WR/BC partners to deliver a comprehensive Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solution to customers in the New Jersey/New York Metro market as well as across the U.S.; these include Agility Recovery, Brocade, Risk Masters, Inc. and Telx, amongst others.
A Lam Cloud solution will ensure that your business is supplied with 100 percent uptime and all of the scalability, reliability and security your company needs for a secure and efficient solution. This means that in the event that your network goes down, your business will keep on operating as usual, even in the event that your office is not accessible and your equipment is damaged beyond repair.
Additionally, customers can take advantage of Lam Cloud’s proven Business Continuity offerings, including BC planning, stress tests, gap analyses and business impact analyses. Your company will gain access to everything it needs for a complete DR solution at a fraction of the cost, without having to worry about any of the headaches that come with unexpected business interruptions. Additionally, there will be no reason to worry about how to run a business without a physical location. Revenue, reputation and customer trust will remain unscathed.
To learn more about Lam Cloud’s Workplace and Disaster Recovery solutions, attend the company’s open house event on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM. To RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or register here.
For more information about Lam Cloud Solutions, visit www.lamcloud.com.
On October 16, readers of New Jersey’s weekly printed newspaper “U.S. 1” opened the publication to find a very important question from Lam Cloud: ‘Is your business prepared for disaster?’
As the advertisement shows, businesses today face more security challenges than ever before. Natural disasters, terrorism, security threats, human error and computer crime are just some of the concerns enterprises need to be mindful of when aggregating massive amounts of important customer and client information.
Executives heed these warnings for fear of downtime, lost revenue and customer loyalty, and destroyed reputation. In today’s high speed, mission-critical business environment, even a small amount of downtime could be enough to cause catastrophic financial losses. In fact, recent research from SDN Communications indicates that 87 percent of companies that go more than seven days without access to critical information will go out of business within a year. Additionally, 80 percent of companies that suffer from a major disaster will go into liquidation after only 18 months.
For this reason, it is strongly advised that enterprises have a comprehensive Business Continuity plan complete with proven disaster and work area recovery resources to ensure that in the event an office is not accessible or sensitive network equipment is damaged or destroyed, business can continue without a hitch. Lam Cloud is a company that provides this solution.
Lam Cloud’s business and continuity options include 3,000 Workplace Recovery seats. Additionally, the company provides secure options for the backup, storage and archiving of critical information. This includes server and desktop virtualization, virtual office environments and competitive, customizable packages beginning at just $150.
For more information on how you can ensure that your business continues through even the worst disaster, please click here.
Complaints are the catalyst.
If you’re building an in-building system, it must be technology agnostic. Ultimately, it’s the end-user experience that will justify the cost – or the loss. But deciding on what type of system and how much you should build is rather challenging.
According to Benoit Fleury, who is responsible for iBwave’s overall product portfolio, the project must be well-defined and right-sized. “If you over-design a project, it will be more costly,” he stated. Fleury also added that a solution must be future-ready. And in the lifecycle of a real estate development project, we all know that 10 years is not a long time for gaining a return on an in-building project.
Butchko added to Fleury’s remarks that today’s building owners and even enterprises don’t have a cohesive way of doing things. They want it, but they want it on the cheap and therefore, ‘no future proofing is considered.’
“There’s still a level of sticker shock,” added Chris Graff, a Regional Sales Manager for SOLiD who also partook in the discussion on the panel. “Companies should consider their goals and then the ROI should be tied together.”
ROI Be Damned
Douglas J. Barnett, a 20-year veteran in the wireless industry, led the lively ‘ROI Analysis – Does a DAS or Small Cell Network Deployment Pay’ conversation among participating panelists. Rounding out the panelists was Rene Pachinbhayag, In-Building Solutions Manager at AT&T. While the panelists seemed, at times, to team up against the industry giant, Rene explained that not all projects can be (or should be) carrier-funded. Graff concurred and rightfully pointed out that while the carriers may hold the majority stake on ROI, the end goal is to make the end-users happy and encourage them to use as much technology as possible. In which instance, venue holders themselves have a large stake since they too want happy customers. But Graff emphasized, rightly so, that ultimately it’s the end users who pay the monthly bill and use the services.
Building owners shouldn’t cry wolf. They have the opportunity to fund the projects themselves. Rene pointed out that designing a building to be more energy-efficient saves the owners money. They should be looking at putting the savings from a more efficient design to use elsewhere, such as bringing the signal inside the building.
Who has the most at stake?
“Whoever is tied to the perception of the end-user experience has the most at stake,” Fleury pointed out. And that, my dear reader, is the name of the game. In the end, perception is key.
For more information about the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association’s Educational Summit, and to view the presentation slide deck, click here.