Cloud Computing Provider Doubles the Capacity of its Cisco-Based Hosting Platform at SuperNAP
LAS VEGAS, NV – September 24, 2012 – At Zumapalooza, Zumasys’ 6th annual Customer Solutions Summit being held today at the Red Rock Resort, the company announced its opening of a new 5,000 sq. ft. office in Las Vegas, NV. The unique property is part of Loft Works, which combines office, warehouse and an upstairs loft apartment into one cohesive space. Zumasys’ new office is located at 6405 S. Tenaya Way #110, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Zumasys, a leading provider of Cloud Computing and infrastructure solutions for small-and-medium sized businesses, initially came to Las Vegas two years ago to build its newest self-service Cloud Computing platform within Switch SuperNAP, the world’s largest and most powerful data center. However, that vision has grown to include the relocation of several employees from its headquarters in Irvine, California; the hiring of local project management resources; and the doubling of its co-location footprint within SuperNAP.
As part of its expansion, Zumasys also announced that it has upgraded its entire installed-based of production data center servers to Cisco’s Unified Computing and Servers (UCS) blade technology. A next-generation data center platform, Cisco UCS unites computing, 10 Gigabit networking, storage access and virtualization into a cohesive system that is ideal for the Zumasys cloud. Zumasys is leveraging UCS Manager, a unified, policy-based management tool, to further reduce management and administration expenses on its platform.
“Cisco’s UCS compute platform delivers on the promise of rapid, elastic server provisioning for Zumasys’ cloud computing customers,” says Tami Newcomb Vice President of Sales for Cisco Systems, Inc. “We are pleased that Zumasys made the shift from HP to UCS as the underlying platform for its cloud customers and we look forward to the continued partnership between our two companies.”
“Our Cloud Computing revenues continue to grow at a rate in excess of 30% per year and Las Vegas is the ideal destination for our continued data center expansion,” says Paul Giobbi, Co-Founder and President of Zumasys, Inc. “By leveraging Cisco’s blade technology and the world class facility that is SuperNAP, Zumasys is ready to meet this growing demand. Over the next year Zumasys will continue to expand office space at Loft Works as we continue to increase our production platform within SuperNAP. We are excited to be a part of the burgeoning technology renaissance that is happening in Las Vegas”.
Built on VMware’s revolutionary vCloud Director™ architecture, Zumasys’ hosting platform provides a flexible and affordable path to the Cloud for businesses running custom software, ERP systems, accounting packages and even legacy systems. Instead of paying for dedicated servers to run these applications, Zumasys’ Cloud Computing model allows customers to dynamically scale their applications on a multi-tenanted farm of virtual servers. For the past 6 years, Zumasys has been a leading provider of personalized Cloud Computing solutions for businesses across North America. The company’s Cloud platform integrates the latest enterprise-class hardware technologies from Cisco, NetApp and Fortinet with rental licensing from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware for customized and scalable solutions.
LoftWorks is a ‘Live Where You Work’ community, located minutes from McCarran International that will provide a new modern space for Zumasys’ Las Vegas-based employees as well as a home-base for the remote Zumasys engineers who perform ongoing work at SuperNAP on a monthly basis. For more information, visit www.loftworkslv.com.
About Switch SuperNAP
Switch Communications is a privately held technology company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Switch builds and operates the world’s most powerful data center and technology ecosystems. The Switch Las Vegas campus includes SuperNAP, the world’s highest density and energy efficient data center. At 407,000 sq. ft., SuperNAP is based upon Switch’s T-SCIF design (Thermal Sepraet Compartment In Facility) for the purpose of completely separating the hot and cold aisles, ensuring that the hot exhaust is never blended into the cold aisles in the data center. The recently announced expansion of the Switch SuperNAP campus will increase the total data center space to 2.2 million sq. ft. For more information, visit www.switchlv.com.
Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their applications and infrastructure to the Cloud. Customers access the latest software and hardware technologies for a simple and predictable monthly fee thus empowering them to focus on their core business instead of running IT. Having led the way in cloud computing for six years, Zumasys delivers personalized service, world-class reliability, integrated disaster recovery, and the confidence companies need to outsource their systems and applications. The company is a VMware vCloud Service Provider and a NetApp Gold Service Provider and works with Citrix Systems, Cisco, Microsoft and other market leaders to deliver leading edge technology solutions to nearly 2,000 customers nationwide. Zumasys was founded in September of 2000. Zumasys is headquartered in Irvine, CA and maintains branch offices in Nevada, Utah, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. For more information call 866-ZUMASYS or visit www.zumasys.com.