Virtacore, a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure solutions utilizing VMware, has announced a new suite of services specifically targeted to meet the needs of professional and trade associations. Virtacore’s state-of-the-art cloud facility, built on Cisco’s UCS Flexpod architecture, is located in Ashburn, Virginia near Washington, DC – a major hub for most national and international associations.
Performance and Value a Priority
Virtacore’s primary data center is located on a major Network Access Point (NAP). “People aren’t aware that over 60% of Internet traffic routes through Northern Virginia. Being on a major access point enables Virtacore to provide network performance that consistently ranks among the top tier providers. And we are able to provide a greater value proposition by being price competitive,” said Bill Thompson, Vice President, Engineering at Virtacore. Independent benchmarking tests have confirmed that traffic in and out of Virtacore’s data center is able to outperform most other top tier data centers.
Associations Need Access
With the majority of national and international associations having operations in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, Virtacore provides the level of access that many associations need. “We have found that professional and trade associations are looking for data centers in close proximity to their offices,” said George Naspo, CEO of Virtacore. “And with redundancy in Chicago and Los Angeles, we also provide disaster recovery options toensure the association’s data will be protected no matter what happens.”
Security and Stability on VMware
VMware offers the leading virtualization tools in use by IT professionals today and has almost 60% market share. As a partner of VMware, Virtacore is uniquely poised to offer best-in-class tools that associations are already using to virtualize their existing IT infrastructure in the cloud. And to offer even more layers of security, Virtacore has recently partnered with Alert Logic and AFORE to provide intrusion monitoring/reporting and data encryptionto customers seeking additional security. “We not only want to make it easy for associations to transition to the cloud, we want to provide them with security options,” noted George Naspo.
“Associations are under pressure to improve performance, reduce costs, and expand services to their membership. IT professionals in these environments are increasingly turning to Virtacore’s cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and disaster recovery solutions to meet those needs.”
Virtacore will be exhibiting at the ASAE Technology Conference and Expo on December 4th and 5th in Washington, DC. Associations interested in scheduling a data center tour can register here.