Category Archives: Virtualization
Open Data Centers, LLC CEO Erik Levitt spoke at the Data Center Users’ Group (DCUG) 2013 Fall Conference this morning at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, TX. DCUG is a membership-driven organization whose goal is to promote an educational and non-commercial forum for 24×7 mission-critical infrastructure companies, which includes: trending best practices, discussions with industry leaders and methods to optimize data center operations.
DCUG’s Fall event brought together data center managers, owners and operators across the Americas, providing an interactive technical exchange of ideas among experts and peers. The board-approved session topics brought to light common problems encountered by data center professionals while providing an open forum for companies to discuss industry best practices and processes.
Mr. Levitt kicked-off conference sessions with his presentation: ‘Data Center Planning: The Good, The Bad and the Disastrous’. During his presentation, he provided invaluable executive insight into the common oversights associated with data center builds or expansions. Mr. Levitt also shared industry best practices regarding critical aspects of data center planning, including: site selection; design; capacity planning; construction; power; cooling; and overall TCO considerations.
Erik Levitt maintains extensive, firsthand executive experience within the wholesale voice and data telecommunications arenas. As CEO and Founder of Open Data Centers, Mr. Levitt is responsible for the executive oversight of the company’s Piscataway, NJ data center. The facility, located just 16 miles South of New York City, features diverse power feeds, 2N redundancy, access to multiple network and fiber providers, and truly diverse communications – making it an ideal location for cloud services, carrier Points of Presence (PoPs), and the colocation of financial services applications.
To learn more about Open Data Centers, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
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: email@example.com or register here.
For more information about Lam Cloud Solutions, visit www.lamcloud.com.
MOD Mission Critical (MOD) recently announced the onboarding of Gregory Sadler as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sadler rounds out MOD’s executive team, taking his place alongside co-founders Scott Charter and Michael Hollander. Mr. Sadler oversees the financial management of the company, which includes: financial reporting and transparency; budget management; accounting; financial controls; resource allocation; and tax compliance. He is also responsible for developing and deploying the financial strategy and long-term plans to achieve and exceed corporate financial goals.
Gregory Sadler holds 25+ years of experience building and financing global telecom and technology companies. Well-respected within the industry, he frequently draws praise for his strong leadership and successful track record in leading companies to success. Prior to MOD, Mr. Sadler worked as CFO of WBS Connect, a service provider recognized as a Fastest Growing Company by Inc. 500 and the Denver Business Journal. He was also appointed CEO at Ricochet Networks, Inc. and served as a founder and Vice President of Finance at VeloCom. Mr. Sadler has spent his career as a financial expert helping to shape business strategies and financial plans for some of the leading telecommunication and technology companies around the world. This financial prowess is integral to MOD as it enters its next phase of growth and prosperity.
MOD is a network service provider that combines countless years of network experience with comprehensive, proven and mission-critical network solutions. These solutions combine facilities and non-facilities-based assets to provide customers with a personalized solution that caters to their unique needs.
BridgePoint Technologies and Symphony Clinical Research℠ recently announced an exclusive partnership which provides the global service leader in in-home and alternate-site clinical services to patients in all phases of clinical trials with remote Help Desk support as well as technical monitoring and maintenance. BridgePoint was brought on to support Symphony Clinical Research in their search for ways to achieve operational excellence through technical advancement and innovation.
As part of its comprehensive Managed Services offering, BridgePoint is providing Symphony Clinical Research with monitoring and administration of its critical IT infrastructure as well as on-site technical maintenance in support of the company’s international customer base and 24×7 availability requirements. Acting as Symphony’s dedicated technology partner, BridgePoint is also working with the company’s technical teams to support the planning and deployment of various highly technical initiatives that will ultimately provide an enhanced approach to Symphony’s remote employment, critical uptime, and Disaster Recovery processes.
The partnership with BridgePoint has enabled Symphony to focus on its core business and provide higher-value services to its customers in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Furthermore, the agreement allows Symphony to optimize its budgeting process and operating margins via BridgePoint’s fixed-cost service.
Learn more about BridgePoint’s Managed Services by visiting http://mybridgepoint.com/IT_managed_services.