Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – January 8, 2009 – Virtual Infrastructure Recovery Services for the IT environment of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, will be provided by INX Inc., through a 5-year delivery agreement.
John Chiladakis, Director of Information Services for BAAQMD remarked, ”We were very pleased with the high availability, power reductions and cost savings that resulted from INX’s VMware deployment. Now we are taking the next step and utilizing virtualization to ensure rapid recovery in the event of a catastrophe to our San Francisco offices, such as an earthquake or fire. We are replicating all of our business critical servers themselves to INXâ€™s DR facility.”
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the regional, government agency that regulates sources of air pollution within the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties. BAAQMD is an innovative organization that awards millions of dollars to fund local projects designed to reduce the Bay Area’s carbon footprint. Due to the nature of their operation, BAAQMD has a low tolerance for downtime.
BAAQMD engaged INX to virtualize their production data center with VMware ESX Servers to eliminate unplanned server outages, dramatically reduce the time involved in tasks such as server provisioning and to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint and IT expenses. Sixty physical servers were virtualized onto seven VMware ESX host servers, eliminating nearly 300 tons of annual CO2 emissions and saving over $50,000 in annual energy costs alone.
Steve Kaplan, Vice President of INX’s data center virtualization practice offered, ”BAAQMD is a forward thinking organization that very quickly realized the benefits that virtualization brings both to their production and disaster recovery environments.”
INX’s hosted disaster recovery offering, ‘Virtual Infrastructure Recovery Service’, is hosted out of top tier Data Centers in the Sacramento area. INX utilizes VMware along with proprietary methodologies to enable both efficient replication and recovery of virtual machines.
Mark Hilz, President of INX added, ”Most DR environments sit idle other than when being tested. We’ve built a world-class virtual infrastructure enabling us to leverage facility, equipment, software and expert staffing resources over a large number of geographically disparate clients. This enables us to provide a superior DR solution at a lower cost than organizations could possibly achieve internally. Our contracts include mandatory semi-annual testing. We want our clients to know that our DR service actually works – it’s not just there to achieve an auditor check off.”
INX Inc. is a U.S. provider of unified communications and data center virtualization solutions for enterprise organizations. We offer a suite of advanced technology solutions focused around the entire life-cycle of enterprise IP network communications and data center infrastructure. Our services are centered on the design, implementation and support of network infrastructure, including routing and switching, wireless, security, unified communications, and data center solutions such as network, storage and server virtualization. Our customers include enterprise organizations such as corporations, as well as federal, state and local governmental agencies. Because of our focus, expertise and experience implementing and supporting advanced technology solutions for enterprises, we believe we are well positioned to deliver superior solutions and services to our customers.
To learn more, please visit: www.inxi.com.