Eze Castle Integration: The Standard in Financial Cloud Platforms

Bob Guilbert | COO | Eze Castle Integration - Insights Success

Financial and investment companies require cloud platforms possessing high security and facilitating high performance and easy recovery as their data is critical and sensitive. The perfect cloud platform should provide: data safety from threats, convenience in operation and data recovery for any disaster situation.

Eze Castle Integration is setting an example of a perfect cloud platform for all investment and financial corporations. For more than two decades, Eze Castle Integration has been the premier provider of technology solutions to the investment management industry, servicing hedge funds, private equity firms, and other financial services organizations.

Services delivered via Eze Private Cloud

Eze Castle Integration’s Eze Private Cloud is the standard cloud platform which meets all demands of financial as well as investment industries. It is the premier financial cloud platform built to deliver the high performance, applications, connectivity and exceptional user experience demanded by the investment industry. The Eze Private Cloud infrastructure spans three continents and is fully managed by Eze Castle Integration. Additional benefits provided by Eze Private Cloud include:

Complete Managed IT– Eze Managed Suite: It is a fully hosted IT solution that provides flexibility and simplified IT operations. The solution combines a robust, highly secure private infrastructure via the Eze Private Cloud with key business applications and professional IT management.

Application Hosting – Eze Managed Infrastructure: This strand of the product features an enterprise-grade private environment with the latest hardware and software ideal for application hosting and custom solutions.

Hosted Voice – Eze Voice: It provides fully managed voice solutions that leverage the Eze Private Cloud infrastructure to deliver the premier quality of service and critical functionality required by investment firms.

Power source of the Company

Bob Guilbert, the COO of Eze Castle Integration, holds more than 25 years of experience encompassing IT/technology, strategy, business consulting, strategic partnerships and business development. Bob joined Eze Castle Integration in 2005 and today serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing the company’s business operations and delivery of outstanding client service.

Prior to joining Eze Castle, Bob was vice president of business development at Virtual Iron Software—a venture-backed start-up offering enterprise-class data center virtualization software. At Virtual Iron, Bob developed and oversaw all facets of business development and channel management. Bob has also held senior marketing and business development positions at Double-Take Software (formerly NSI), EMC Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Furthermore, Bob is fluent in German and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Journey of Growth

For the better part of two decades, Eze Castle Integration has pushed the envelope for IT innovation and rebuffed the status quo. Since its launch in 2006 as a disaster recovery platform, the Eze Private Cloud has evolved into the highest performing, most secure cloud platform available and industry standard for financial cloud computing worldwide. The company has successfully built a world-class reputation based upon their customer-centric approach, tailored solutions for the financial sector and global team.

The firm’s global presence spans eight offices in the United States, as well as locations in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong and serves more than 650 firms worldwide, including more than 100 firms with $1 billion or more in assets under management. From startups to small and large established firms, it listens and caters to every client’s needs to ensure their businesses continue to flourish and IT infrastructures remain secure, resilient, available and robust.

Additionally, their services extend beyond technology, connectivity, infrastructure, and security. ‘To be a thought leader and trusted resource in the eyes of the financial sector on a global scale’ remains the company’s mission.

Security as Priority

Eze Castle Integration always keeps a keen eye on security and thus has built numerous layers of security into their cloud services. The Eze Private Cloud infrastructure is architected using the latest Cisco and virtualization solutions rendering it highly resilient and secure. It offers an isolated environment for data, resources, and applications to reside.

Beyond the core infrastructure, multiple layers of security are employed to protect all systems and data as appropriate. These include, but are not limited to, anti-virus software, host-based and network intrusion detection systems, hardware and software firewalls, encryption and application filters. Additionally, it is monitored 24x7x365 via a third-party intrusion detection and prevention security firm. The cloud infrastructure also undergoes weekly scans of the core Eze Private Cloud infrastructure and biannual External Vulnerability & Penetration Assessments.

Disaster Recovery and Backup Arrangements

Eze Castle has extensive physical security, disaster recovery and backup plans and procedures. Eze Castle’s Business Continuity Plan provides procedures for successfully recovering people, business functions and systems in the event of an emergency. The BCP provides guidelines for effectively implementing procedures for operational recovery strategies, emergency response and crisis communication.

The company has implemented recovery strategies to ensure a successful restoration of business after a disaster and from any location. These recovery strategies include geographically dispersed data centers and offices, remote access to critical applications, quarterly employee training and testing, and semi-annual disaster recovery testing.

Achievements and Goals

Eze Castle Integration supports more than 650 clients around the world and is 100% committed to delivering superior and unmatched service that delights clients. Its core values support this commitment by reinforcing that the company must be fully accountable to all stakeholders—particularly clients and employees—while remaining focused on providing the best quality output.

“At Eze Castle Integration, we are excited about the future of the global technology industry and the role cloud services play,” asserts Bob Guilbert. Looking ahead, the exponential progression of technology and market shifts offer an infinite opportunity for innovation and growth, and Bob’s team looks forward to taking advantage of these as they expand their product offerings and continue to deliver innovative cloud solutions.

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