|By Business Wire||
|February 10, 2014 09:02 AM EST||
Miami Data Vault (MDV), Miami’s first and most secure data center and colocation facility, now is offering cloud-based services, including virtual servers, desktops, security, networking, disaster recovery, and IP PBX systems, through a newly-formed strategic partnership with Cloud Computing Concepts (C3). Additionally, these services are backed by C3’s award-winning 24/7 helpdesk and expert on-site support team. This new alliance further positions MDV as the partner of choice for organizations throughout South Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin and South America.
“C3’s unique combination of hosted services and on-site support, together with MDV’s rock-solid physical, power, and cooling infrastructure, form the perfect solution for accessing, storing, and processing critical data,” says MDV Managing Director Wayne Hollo. “We are excited to be able to extend our own services by leveraging those of a highly trusted partner, such as C3,” he adds.
Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, C3 recently was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as the Fifth Fastest Growing Technology Company and one of the region’s Best Places to Work. In 2012, C3 also was recognized as a Florida Company to Watch by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and was ranked 84th among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) in the Nine Lives Media Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report.
MDV is located in a Category 5 rated structure, strategically built atop the Miami Ridge and outside of the 500 year flood plain, thus offering clients the best possible storm and flooding protection in the area. Availability further is enhanced with utility power provided by multiple power substations on diverse power grids backed by fully redundant emergency generators and UPS systems. MDV’s core systems are audited annually and have been fully SSAE 16 certified. MDV customers include banks, law firms, healthcare providers, government agencies, and other organizations ranging in size from the smallest firms to those with a global presence.
“The combination of MDV’s impressive and hurricane-tested physical facility with C3’s extensive menu of consulting, hosting, and support services creates a veritable technology powerhouse in the South Florida market,” comments C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli. “With both MDV and C3 adopting a best-of-breed approach to infrastructure and an unwavering commitment to service excellence, organizations throughout our region now have a single source for all of their technology, networking, and communications needs.”
About Miami Data Vault
Miami Data Vault is a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot data center that houses and protects companies’ critical equipment and information, especially during emergencies, severe weather, and other external or uncontrollable circumstances. With MDV’s fully redundant infrastructure, connectivity, and security systems, customers truly can concentrate on core operations. MDV focuses on the protection of mission critical servers, data storage devices, and communications equipment, with comprehensive services that include secure colocation space in a carrier-neutral environment, from cabinets to cages, with multiple connectivity options for all applications. Private disaster recovery suites also are available for reservation. As a locally owned and operated facility, MDV meets customer needs with highly-personalized service. For more information, please visit www.miamidatavault.com or call 305-756-3704.
C3 provides cost-effective cloud technologies, services, and support to businesses nationwide. Its unique combination of cloud-based technologies and expert on-site and remote support substantially reduces both IT-related capital investments and ongoing management costs. C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources with flexible pay-as-you-go billing. This approach immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security and employee mobility, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. CFOs benefit from C3’s fixed cost approach, while business owners and CEOs benefit from the single point of contact for all of their telecommunications and technology strategy, implementation, support, and management needs. To learn more about C3 and how its unique combination of cloud-based solutions and on-site support can help organizations grow and prosper, please visit www.c3cloud.com or call (561) 939-4035.
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