Enterprises and SMBs alike are transitioning to a mobile-focused, anywhere, anytime business environment, which is driving them to migrate their applications and communications infrastructure to an on-demand, cloud-delivered model. One of the fundamental requirements in making this transformation lies in ensuring redundancy and reliability for those off-premise applications, which are the lifeblood of the business.
“When you’re delivering mission-critical communications and applications from the cloud, as we do, and when your VARs and agents are staking their reputation on those services, one of the absolute bedrock requirements is ensuring iron-clad reliability,” said James DeCrescenzo, iAreaNet founder. “We have made significant investments in our infrastructure to provide full physical and data redundancy, including just recently transitioning our East Coast data center from a facility in Brooklyn to a larger location in New Jersey.”
The iAreaOffice infrastructure spans three data centers in separate geographical regions (Georgia, California and New Jersey), to insure 100 percent uptime. They are connected by private redundant fiber, so if one data center is wiped out, customers will be routed to a secondary live data center.
“Housing data in one place offers very little peace of mind for end users and the channel partners that work with them,” said Andrew Campbell, managing partner at iAreaNet. “We have a real differentiator and provide real value in the way that we handle customer data. We have a laser focus on its safety and security, including generating mirror copies of that data, replicated in real time, to be housed in multiple locations.”
Located 16 miles south of New York City, the most recent installation in the iAreaNet infrastructure is within the Open Data Centers’ Piscataway facility – a high-availability, carrier-neutral colocation site. Easily accessible from Route 287, and located in a fiber-rich area, it is an efficient data center alternative for carriers, service providers and enterprises to collocate their mission-critical systems and infrastructure. The facility is staffed 24×7 and has full redundancy, including dual generators, dual UPS systems and N+1 HVAC.
iAreaNet said that the investment is critical, since it provides businesses, VARs and agents with a solution that leverages the benefits of the cloud service delivery model to deliver a best-in-class IT communications portfolio that can be combined with data and mobile connectivity. The secure iAreaOffice “office-in-the-cloud” suite includes the latest version of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and can integrate other software to be delivered as a service, such as QuickBooks, Saga, Amicus, Fireworks or Dreamweaver. iAreaNet’s programmers can also develop and deliver CRM and custom applications, all hosted on iAreaNet’s powerful, redundant servers.
iAreaNet also recently beefed up its already robust redundancy profile with the addition of a new switch in Atlanta, and has added the iAreaNet Disaster Prevention offering to its portfolio, which provides businesses with a live disaster prevention solution with no rebuild time. It can be set up and operational in 24 to 48 hours.