Founded in 1991, Priorpoint has evolved over the years to meet the ever changing needs of its diverse customer base. The company also pioneered the adaptation of “cloud backup” as a service, helping customers leverage their internet investment and dramatically improve their disaster recovery preparedness. Cloud backup, as provisioned by Priorpoint, is purpose built for recovery, focusing on the customer’s unique recovery objectives (RPO/RTO). Fully automated and highly secure, their solution ensures both a local and remote backup is available for recovery around the clock, no matter what the disaster. The ability to store a local copy of the company’s nightly backup is a key benefit. “When combined with our Virtual Recovery Unit, a failed server is recovered to a virtual machine, eliminating the wait for replacement hardware and expediting recovery time,” notes Casey.
In recent years, Priorpoint has expanded its service offerings to include private/semi-private cloud computing and virtualization services, also known as Hybrid Cloud or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
The benefits of Priorpoint’s cloud computing services are best exemplified by the recent addition of a quasi-government agency that facilitates inter-governmental cooperation and partnerships with the communities within their region. Lacking sufficient IT resources, the new client was having difficulty managing their geographically dispersed employee desktops, public kiosk PC’s, and file servers (over 100 workstations). Critical data was spread across various networks and personal computers, posing significant data management and security challenges. “We built a hybrid cloud environment with (6) virtual servers, (2) private VLANs and centrally managed desktops accessed remotely via windows terminals and workstations. The entire network and data are now centrally located and securely provisioned while remaining accessible from geographically dispersed locations,” says Casey. The design not only eliminated data sprawl, but had the added benefit of built-in disaster recovery, reduced management, and an improved computing experience for the end user.
Looking forward, Priorpoint seeks to establish itself as a recognized leader in DRaaS and IaaS services making them a prospective customer’s first choice when considering a move to cloud computing. “In the meantime, we will continue to provide best-in-class services provisioned with best-in-class products encapsulated in high-end security,” concludes Casey.