Champlain Cable is a manufacturer of high-performance, insulated wire for the automotive, commercial vehicle, Navy shipboard, industrial, and marine oil and gas markets. With manufacturing plants in Colchester, VT, and two facilities in El Paso, TX, operations rely heavily on the ability to efficiently communicate, place orders, and track inventory oer a reliable, low-latency fiber network.
Champlain Cable has had a longstanding relationship with FirstLight, first with voice services and then internet, having recently upgraded from a 50 Mbps connection to a 1 Gbps connection. Champlain’s latest venture with FirstLight was to implement IaaS cloud.
FirstLight offers backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and cloud computing, along with colocation and data center services at 12 data centers located throughout the Northeast. According Champlain, having data in a secure data center more than 200 miles away will ensure business continuity. Leveraging VMWare products allows for servers to be migrated to different data centers when disasters occur.