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SecureData 365 Announces Significant Switching Infrastructure Upgrade

Arista Networks Switches Installed to Provide Technical Upgrade and Additional Business Benefits

(October 14, 2013) Canton, Ohio –SecureData 365 and Arista Networks announced today that Arista’s 7050 Series Ethernet Switches have been installed to upgrade the Canton facility’s infrastructure.  For SecureData 365, the commitment to continue to provide world-class, advanced technology solutions led to the changeover to Arista.

Arista-Networks-Limited-6194SecureData is the first Ohio hosting facility data center to make the change to Arista’s switches, providing SecureData and its clients with numerous benefits, technology upgrades, and efficiencies. Silicon Valley-based Arista Networks provides switches to more effectively automate networks, provide increased speed and scalability, enable network visibility without sacrificing security, all while being optimized for power, density and cooling. The Arista7050 Series of switches addresses the growth of big data, IP Storage applications, expansion of web and cloud data centers and dense virtualized multi-tenancy environments.

“We’re always looking for the latest and best technology to not only increase our own center’s productivity and capabilities, but to bring our clients the highest network performance available, explained Michael Campanelli, Vice President at SecureData 365. “By providing better speed and technology while offering switches that require less shelf space and energy, we’re excited to have Arista in our center.”

By integrating Arista Networks switches into the Canton center, SecureData 365 is able to offer clients stronger solutions for big data, cloud and private cloud, storage, and virtualization solutions – with low latency and high performance.  Arista’s EOS (Extensible Operating System) software runs across the switches providing robust and reliable data center communication services while delivering stability, openness and modularity.

“We are delighted to be working with SecureData 365 to deliver the best network solutions for  the cloud,” said Douglas Gourlay, Vice President of Systems Engineering and Technology Marketing for Arista Networks.  “The Arista 7050 Series and Arista EOS were built to address the scalability and reliability requirements for today’s most demanding data center applications.”

About Arista Networks
The company was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with 2000 customers and more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

About SecureData 365
SecureData 365 is a premier, state-of-the-art data center located in Canton Ohio. Designed from the ground-up to deliver unwavering power and connectivity thanks to multiple redundant systems, SecureData 365 offers the stability and reliability required by enterprise clients. The region’s Fortune 2000 organizations are quickly recognizing that the unique combination of facility, people, and service offerings make SecureData 365 the preeminent choice for data center services in the Midwest. Visit  SecureData online at www.securedata365,com.

For More Information:
Doug Adams
The Think Agency on behalf of SecureData 365
m. 330.933.3374

Improving RTO Doesn’t Have to Mean Downtime

Managing to an acceptable Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is a significant concern as recovery and backup is becoming a bigger challenge every day.  Data growth, data center consolidation, and virtualization are changing the game when it comes to backup – and if you’re not careful, you’ll be on the losing end of that game (think Youngstown State playing Ohio State).

A recent InformationWeek revealed that ESG research showed 27% of IT professionals are experiencing an “unacceptable level of downtime/need to improve RTO” while 23% are finding an “unacceptable level of data loss/need to improve RPO” (Recovery Point Objective).

So what do you use for your Cleveland backup solution? No matter how your company in Ohio conducts network and data backup, it is more critical than ever to have a reliable strategy to protect your business and its data. Unfortunately, backup in Ohio is no different than anywhere else – you’re limited by the amount of data that needs backup divided by bandwidth and time. And often backups require more network and processor power available. And so we take shortcuts, we only backup “critical” data or we backup less frequently… or both.

cvThe SecureData 365 team is always on the lookout for great solutions – and CommVault’s backup undoubtedly fits into that category as Gartner’s top-ranked backup and storage solution for three years running. Utilizing CommVault, SecureData is providing unmatched backup solutions for our clients.  In short, by using CommVault, our clients leverage this powerful software solution to increase their effectiveness and frequency of backup and with it, increase the ability to restore from comprehensive backups, quickly.

By taking data snapshots, indexing, deduplication, search and replication of data that needs to be updated (why backup the same 3 year old file over and over again) CommVault efficiently captures your entire network and all of its data, at a frequency you can live with, improving recovery times.

So no matter what media you’re backing up your data to, SecureData 365 and CommVault can help you do it more efficiently.