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SecureData 365’s Cleveland Center Featured on Cleveland.com

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 10.06.30 PMNortheast Ohio has the trappings of fast and efficient digital communications–including access to fiber optic highways and relatively cheap, reliable power. Yet most corporate and commercial data centers have been built elsewhere.

SecureData 365, a Canton-area technology pioneer, thinks the tide is turning and it intends to ride the wave. The five-year-old company will soon expand its operations to Cleveland, becoming the largest tenant in the re-emerging Cleveland Technology Center downtown.

Keep reading on Cleveland.com

 


SecureData 365 Announces Opening of Its Second Data Center

Cleveland Center Located in BYTEGRID’S Cleveland Technology Center Will Compliment Canton Center to Bring the Midwest Unmatched Redundancy and Reliability 

cleveland center outside(September 9, 2014) Canton, Ohio – Today Ohio’s premier data center announced it will be opening a second Ohio data center in Cleveland, on the edge of downtown in BYTEGRID’s Cleveland Technology Center (CTC).  The announcement is especially significant in that the state have agreed that any new customer IT equipment placed in the center in the next fifteen years will be eligible for exemption from the State’s 8% State sales tax.

Driven by an ever-expanding Canton data center as well as increased demand from its customers to open a Cleveland center, SecureData 365’s new data center will feature all new infrastructure (new generator farm and chiller plant) on the first floor of the CTC.  The building will be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, signifying leadership in the green building movement.  SecureData 365’s Cleveland data center will be FISMA compliant and will meet Uptime Institute Tier 3 standards.  Customers will start moving in next quarter and the center will be open for full business by April, 2015.

The CTC is Cleveland’s largest data center and is situated on top of one of the largest fiber points of presence (PoP) sites in Ohio. With 333,215 sq. ft. of highly secure, compliant-grade space, BYTEGRID will serve as a primary PoP supporting SecureData’s plans for providing high-speed broadband access and a variety of data center services to Cleveland businesses. “While our Canton location has been ideal for businesses in the state of Ohio and across the nation,” explained Michael Campanelli, Executive Vice President at SecureData 365, “the new data center in Cleveland answers requests we’ve had from numerous businesses about having a second facility on a diverse power grid. The CTC, while providing more convenient access to downtown, will also permit us to feature services such as site-to-site replication at no additional cost.”

The addition of the Cleveland site provides businesses with:

  • Redundancy with Proximity – With separate power grids serving each center, locating in Canton and Cleveland will provide a backup for continuing operations should “worse case” happen. With two centers within manageable driving distance, the client can receive redundancies without the time required to fly from state to state.
  • Constant Connectivity – With seven carriers serving the center with fiber, clients are assured constant and redundant connectivity.
  • Cost Savings for Replication – While most data centers charge for site-to-site replication, SecureData 365’s clients will realize significant savings by including the bandwidth and secure segment required for site-to-site replication at no additional cost.
  • SecureData 365 (and 24×7) – Realize the security and flexibility that two separate centers provide, with professionals that can serve as your “remote hands” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Additional Security Measures – We’re following best practices in our new center with a separate manned entry into the space (not the common shared tenant entrance), vehicle barriers, and increased security around the building and generator farm.

“We are thrilled to have SecureData 365 as an new tenant in BYTEGRID’s Cleveland Technology Center,” said Don Goodwin, BYTEGRID’s EVP of Sales & Marketing. “We continue to invest in Cleveland’s emergence as a premier business destination and we look forward to delivering the region’s most advanced data center facility that tenants like SecureData 365 and their customers require.”

SecureData 365 already has commitment from numerous businesses to move into the CTC, including local companies looking to bring their out-of-state data centers back home to Northeast Ohio.

About BYTEGRID®
BYTEGRID Holdings LLC focuses exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets.  A privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Seattle WA metro areas with plans to acquire additional facilities. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.

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 1000 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
doug@thethinkagency.com

BYTEGRID CONTACT:

Carter B. Cromley
ccromley@bytegrid.com
(703) 861-7245
 


Same Security and Access… Less Hassle

kioskIf you’ve visited SecureData 365 you know that we had a pretty rigorous sign-in system for access to the center already in place.  The downside was the extra time (and trees) required to run a paper-based system.

For our clients’ convenience, for greater security, and to do a little bit towards saving the planet we’ve moved our access registration to an electronic kiosk.  The next time you visit SecureData 365’s facilities you will be asked to present your driver’s license or company photo ID.  We’ll scan it while you complete the registration process within the system as well as a personal 6-digit pin.

On subsequent visits, you simply login to the kiosk with your pin and your information will pop up for the center’s operations team to verify your identity (using the photo from registration) and provide you access to go with the one-time pass the kiosk produces.

Automating this system also provides you with the ability to track when your staff and vendors are in the center on your behalf.  We can even provide you with email alerts should you want to track when a vendor (or one of your employees) is in the center to service your equipment.

This is a great way for us to verify that everyone trying to enter the center belongs in the center.


SecureData 365 Featured in Stark 100

crepWrapping up 2013, The Canton Repository featured the most interesting 100 companies in Stark County, Ohio.  It comes as no surprise that they chose to do a feature on the region’s leading data center. Click to read the article>>

 

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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
doug@thethinkagency.com


SecureData 365 and WebHouse Announce Cloud Backup Solutions for Local Businesses

Partnership Puts World-Class Solutions Within Reach for SME Businesses

webshouse(August 12, 2013) Canton, Ohio – Today SecureData 365 and WebHouse announced that SecureData’s Canton facility will host a storage and disaster recovery environment specifically developed for small-to-medium sized (SME) businesses.  By leveraging NetApp’s leading cloud storage solutions, WebHouse’s expertise, and SecureData’s world-class facilities, SMEs now have an opportunity to receive state-of-the-art disaster recovery and cloud storage solutions at a price they can afford.

“We’re providing businesses access to a NetApp infrastructure without making another hardware and software investment,” explains Bernie Cesareo, Vice President for WebHouse.  “Backup of critical systems and applications is much more affordable by providing it by the terabyte in a shared environment.”

Experts in NetApp storage (an acknowledged leader in the storage space) WebHouse is highly relied upon by NetApp to help test and deploy their solutions.  Being New York based with offices in Ohio, WebHouse is highly adept at supporting companies where 100% uptime, seamless operations, and security are critical.

SecureData 365 and WebHouse’s new environment enable businesses to have either their primary or secondary storage located offsite in SecureData 365’s Canton location, leveraging the redundancies (power, Internet, etc.) and “always up” capabilities of SecureData.

“We’re making available best of breed cloud storage and backup solutions to businesses of all sizes at an affordable rate,” said Michael Campanelli, Vice President at SecureData 365. “We’ve created a NetApp environment that is supported by the same infrastructure and data center that Fortune 500 firms rely upon, can make business continuity a reality for all businesses.”

About WebHouse Inc

WebHouse Inc is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) focusing on data storage solutions.  WebHouse’s focus is on data storage hardware, software and cloud options.   As a leading solution provider with expertise in internal clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds, WebHouse can design solutions for small to medium business as well as large scale enterprise solutions.  For over sixteen years WebHouse has been providing their customers the best in cost savings with a combination of cutting edge solutions using established reliable technology.  Visit WebHouse online at www.webhse.com.

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.


SecureData Receives SSAE 16 Certification

Audit Validates SecureData 365 as a Premier Data Center in Ohio

PrintToday SecureData 365 announced it had passed an audit of its systems, processes, and facilities of its Canton data center facilities to achieve SSAE 16 status. In essence, this third party audit endorses SecureData 365 as a safe and secure data center, providing a high level of service, and controls.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) is considered the “gold standard” for data centers. Instituted by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in January 2010, SSAE 16 was drafted with the intention and purpose of updating the US service organization reporting standard so that it mirrors and complies with the new international service organization reporting standard.

SecureData 365 management developed control objectives for the significant areas of internal control that support our services.  The control objectives addressed each of the following areas:

  • Logical Access and Security
  • Physical Access
  • Environmental Controls
  • Infrastructure Change Management
  • Data Backup
  • Problem Management

SecureData 365’s service auditor performed thorough testing of the control activities that have been implemented to help ensure that our control objectives are met.  The service auditor finalized our testing with the following conclusion:

“In our opinion, in all material respects, based on the criteria described in the Company’s assertion:

  1. The description fairly presents the system that was designed and implemented.
  2. The controls related to the control objectives stated in the description were suitably designed to provide reasonable assurance that the control objectives would be achieved if the controls operated effectively and user entities applied the complementary user entity controls contemplated in the design of the Company’s controls.
  3. The controls tested, which together with the complementary user entity controls referred to in the report, if operating effectively, were those necessary to provide reasonable assurance that the control objectives stated in the description were achieved.”

The SSAE16 SOC1 Type II audit report is designed to provide clients with a certain level of assurance regarding the controls that are maintained by SecureData 365’s management.   SecureData 365’s management understands the increasing importance of corporate governance, as well as the impact of the organization’s services on our clients’ systems.  The successful completion of the audit is only part of SecureData 365’s continued commitment to providing our client’s a high level of service and internal controls.

“It’s a tremendous proof point to achieve this status for an audit period that began on July 1, 2012, when we declared our compliancy with the new SSAE 16 standards” said Michael Campanelli, Vice President at SecureData 365. “We’re able to show an independent audit that validates our service levels as the most reliable, highest service data center in Ohio.”


SecureData Phil’s Client Needs

Phil HorabikPhil Horabik joined SecureData this month as V.P. of Business Development.  Phil has spent the past 20 years developing telecommunication solutions for Fortune 2000 customers. His professional experience includes a highly successful 18 year career with AT&T and Level 3 Communications. With a specialty is Business Development, Phil listens to customers and crafts creative business class solutions to meet their needs and expectations. His extensive background is in global networking, network management and data center solutions.  Phil has a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the University of Dayton.

If you have questions or would like an introduction, drop Michael Campanelli an email.


Come see SecureData at any of these Spring Events

Northeast Ohio’s technology community has several events that – if you are in the neighborhood – you should consider attending.  We did, and decided to not only attend, but sponsor the following events – we hope to see you there.

47th Annual Business Club Scholarship Luncheon
April 12, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

A Story of Entrepreneurship and the Technology Revolution in Northeast Ohio
Featuring Keynote Speaker A.J. Hyland, Former CEO, Hyland Software
Register Online

Medina County Fiber Network Opening Ceremony
Friday, April 26, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Brunswick, OH

Join SecureData 365 and Oracle as we sponsor the Medina County Fiber Network Opening Ceremony.

Learn how the new Medina county fiber network connects you to advanced technology and cloud computing services from SecureData 365 & Oracle Corporation. We’ll review all of the possibilities the cloud brings you including business productivity solutions, disaster recovery and backup services.

Breakfast will be served. This event is hosted by the Medina County Port Authority. Register Today.

Crain’s CIO of the Year
April 16
SecureData is a sponsor for this year’s inaugural Crain’s CIO of the Year Awards, The event is sure to be attended by the region’s top-level IT professionals and their teams.

We’d like to congratulate our client PolyOne’s CIO Kenneth Smith for his nomination.


KPMG Engaged for SSAE 16 Readiness Assessment

In its efforts to become compliant with the new “SSAE 16″ standards, SecureData today announced that KPMG has been engaged to complete a readiness assessment of our Canton, OH data center facility.

The auditing firm will review control points, processes, and documentation, and will provide recommendations that will serve as the foundation for SecureData’s efforts to attain compliance with with the industry’s new internationally accepted SSAE 16 SOC 1 standard.  SSAE 16 SOC 1 is the most recent iteration of the former SAS70 standard.  SecureData expects to complete the assessment mid-year, and enter in to our full SSAE 16 review by the end of 2012.

“With SSAE16 replacing SAS 70, we wanted to make sure we were compliant as soon as possible, explains SecureData General Manager Scott Woodbridge. “Achieving compliance demonstrates our commitment to our clients that we support financial reporting obligations.”

SSAE16 compliance ensures proper controls and procedures for SecureData’s:

  • Logical Access and Security
  • Physical Access
  • Environmental Controls
  • Infrastructure Change Management
  • Data Backup
  • Problem and Incident Management

 


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