Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Elizabeth White, Kevin Benedict, Pat Romanski, Roger Strukhoff, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Infradapt Customers Stay Connected Despite Sandy's Wrath

Full Suite of IT Infrastructure Service Offerings Allow Companies to Conduct Business Seamlessly via Replica and Cloud Technology

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies along the eastern seaboard resume business following Hurricane Sandy, customers of Infradapt, LLC are grateful to the IT infrastructure and system services that were designed and implemented to retain full functionality during a weather event of this magnitude. 

Infradapt, a provider of comprehensive IT consulting, and cloud services hosting provider, allowed their clients the ability to stay connected throughout the hurricane, giving them security to conduct business without disruption and in many cases, remotely without any impact to the customers and clients they serve. Infradapt's solutions range from Infrastructure as a Service, where hardware, software and technical support are bundled into a monthly service fee, to traditional on-premise management of technology, and are scaled to the applicable level of complexity an organization requires, including the ability for a full replica of on-premise infrastructure. In addition, Infradapt's cloud infrastructure--which is designed to handle natural disasters--offers superior performance to many on-premise platforms, which proved especially valuable following the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Infradapt Managing Partner John Reilly explains that traditional enterprise business continuity and disaster recovery solutions are complex and error-prone. "Leveraging the on-demand power of Infradapt's cloud infrastructure allowed our customers to have a virtual replica of their entire physical network infrastructure ready to be activated at a moment's notice. This was key during Sandy when networks were failing and in some cases internal, on-premise systems were literally underwater."

According to Infradapt's customer Fred Baumert of Keast & Hood Co., the structural engineering company's IT systems remained completely operational during the storm. "All users in both our Philadelphia and Washington D.C. offices stayed at home and worked remotely.  We were able to conduct business through the Internet, accessing email, files, and critical applications like Hosted AutoCad.  We are extremely pleased with the systems Infradapt has put in place to allow us the flexibility and security to conduct business after experiencing one of the worst storms in our history." 

Another Infradapt customer, Don Huber of Oskar Huber Furniture adds, "Our fully-hosted telephony PBX system allowed calls to be routed directly to cell phones when our Ship Bottom, N.J. location flooded. After seeing the flexibility of Infradapt's cloud services, we plan to move our data applications over immediately as well."

Infradapt Managing Partner Antonio Haddad explains that in the case of a Brazilian ski travel operator, Maktour, with 16 branches across South America, concerns grew when the customer got word of the major storm heading straight for the region. "Our customer was concerned that there would be major disruption, since the company operates pretty much out of our datacenters in the U.S. Northeast." He continues, "… we could assure the customer that their data was well protected and that our datacenter would not be compromised, because our locations are not in flood-prone areas, operate with redundant power grid services, backup generators, etc. We did share our customer's concerns regarding Internet availability during the storm. We were surprised when the real test happened. Once the storm hit, there was no disruption of Internet service at all. The customer operated out of South America like nothing happened over here!  To them this was business as usual."

"The lesson from this storm is that on-premise systems can be more unreliable than systems running far away in a 'bunker like' datacenter facility. It seems counterintuitive, but this is what the experience shows," says Haddad. "It's unfortunate that so many businesses lost so much when in reality there are cost-effective solutions, like Infradapt's, that can help them stay in business even under worst-case scenarios."

About Infradapt
Infradapt is a leading technology solutions firm, providing comprehensive IT consulting and outsourcing. Its span many industries from small-to-mid sized businesses to multi-location Fortune-1000 enterprises. Infradapt's solutions range from basic IT services through multi-tier outsourced support and business continuity solutions. Infradapt was the first provider in the region to test, certify, deploy, and offer the VMWare vCloud connector to its customers. Infradapt has a strong IP Telephony (VoIP) service concentration, specializing in designing, integrating, and supporting converged voice networks including multi-site and call center systems Recognized nationally for service and engineering excellence, Infradapt is the company experts choose. www.infradapt.com

SOURCE Infradapt

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data professionals...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
The idea of comparing data in motion (at the sensor level) to data at rest (in a Big Data server warehouse) with predictive analytics in the cloud is very appealing to the industrial IoT sector. The problem Big Data vendors have, however, is access to that data in motion at the sensor location. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Scott Allen, CMO of FreeWave, discussed how as IoT is increasingly adopted by industrial markets, there is going to be an increased demand for sensor data from the outermos...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...