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Green Cloud to 'Clone' its HQ at Data Center in Nashville
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May 17, 2012

Green Cloud to 'Clone' its HQ at Data Center in Nashville

By Cheryl Kaften
TMCnet Contributor

Green Cloud Technologies has got your backup: Six months into its first year of operation, the company, a provider of managed IT and telecom services, has announced the deployment of its second data center facility, scheduled to open in Nashville during the third quarter of 2012. The new site will represent a fully redundant mirrored rendering of the company’s headquarters facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

The launch of this data center provides an increased level of geo-diversity for Green Cloud, with regional power grids and fiber trunking routes that are independent of those in place in South Carolina. Such separation further minimizes the potential impact of localized catastrophic events. Fiber-based connections will tie the two centers together.

Green Cloud brings proven solutions from industry leaders to small- and medium-size businesses— all via the Cloud —making cost of entry considerably lower, thanks to no capital requirements. With Green Cloud's Virtual Server, clients can focus on managing their own businesses with peace of mind, instead of being preoccupied with technology. In fact, there’s no need to ever buy a server again.

By implementing VMware's virtualization software, Green Cloud offers clients assigned storage, CPU (processor), memory, and network bandwidth. Clients’ data and applications are hosted, monitored, and maintained by experts and housed in world-class data facilities that adhere to strict SAS 70 Type II auditing standards, require card and biometric access, and employ video monitoring. The company relies on:

  • Cisco UCS servers for a simpler, more efficient architecture with uncompromising availability and performance;
  • NetApp FAS3200 series filers for optimized data storage efficiency with a superior level of redundancy; and
  • VMware's industry-leading virtualization.

Green Cloud's BroadSoft (News - Alert)-based PBX solution harnesses the power of communication and real-time information to create a faster, more productive, and more connected workplace.

“The planning and design of our FlexPod infrastructure —a highly scalable architecture— provides for a reliable, redundant environment, built to address incremental failures and safeguard against catastrophic events,” explains Keith Coker, chief technology officer of Green Cloud, adding,  “The deployment of a second world-class site that is a mirror of our facility in Greenville enables us to respond rapidly in the face of a devastating event and to continue to offer our customers the highest levels of confidence in the security and accessibility of their data.”

Green Cloud has partnered with Peak 10, which operates state-of-the-art facilities that provide efficient, secure, and redundant services. The location of the site in Tennessee positions the company for westward expansion and rapid growth.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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