The business IT landscape is increasingly getting disrupted due to the onslaught of cloud, data science, artificial intelligence, and IoT adoptions on both consumer and enterprise sides. Hence, the talent community is keen on securing their career by moving to the cloud and other popular technology to ensure their employability for a decade or even more. While most IT service providers are still facing a dilemma to push cloud or push legacy and how much on which cloud, Green House Data is painlessly attracting top talents in the industry by offering a service focused, customizable cloud platform from their own data centers.
The company was founded in 2007 with a simple mission of providing the high-availability and raw power needed for the critical business infrastructure while remaining a transparent and a well-run company. The company is a boutique cloud provider which focuses on custom infrastructure solutions and great support. There is no “one size fits all” cloud. All of their IT solutions are designed individually for each customer.
Revolutionary Solutions & Services
Green House Data delivers VMware cloud hosting, colocation, managed IT services, and disaster recovery solutions backed by 100% SLAs from highly secure, nationwide data centers.
Their services include: Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud IaaS, backup and BaaS, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service, gBlock storage, gScale object storage, Security as a Service, Cloud Monitoring, patch and upgrade management, and enterprise application hosting (Office 365, SharePoint, etc.). Green House Data also offers an array of customizable DR solutions, DRaaS, including regular failover testing to guarantee the efficacy of a DR event. Each DR solution is crafted around the customer’s ideal Recovery Time and Recovery Point to maximize business system availability and minimize storage and bandwidth costs. DRaaS from Green House Data is cost-effective, replicates faster, and offers improved recovery times in comparison to the competitors and traditional backup methods.
The company is passionate about sustainability, purchasing Renewable Energy Credits to support wind power generation and accounting for over 100% of the company’s annual energy consumption. Each data center facility is designed to be as energy efficient as possible, with PUEs as low as 1.14.
Clients facing compliance mandates or dealing with sensitive information often turn to Green House Data for compliance and security expertise. Every data center location is annually audited for SSAE 16 Type II and HIPAA compliance, and many customers maintain PCI-DSS, GLB, or SOX compliance as well.
Meet the Maestro behind Green House Data
Shawn Mills is a founding member of Green House Data and a technopreneur. Under his leadership, the company has undergone rapid expansion, launching cloud and colocation data centers coast-to-coast. Shawn has been chosen to speak at industry events and locations like Data Center World, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and Cloud Computing Expo, and his writing has appeared in EdTech Magazine, Data Center Knowledge, and Manufacturing Digital.
Cloud Security as the Top-Most Priority
Security in the cloud is extremely critical, and Green House Data monitors the gBlock Cloud on a 24/7/365 basis to guarantee accessibility and security. Security logs are collected and reviewed on a strict schedule. Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS/IDS) are in place to catch unauthorized access before it happens or as early as possible. Every deployment undergoes a security audit and hardening, with several available firewall products. Managed cloud servers include security features up through the virtual network and operating system level. Many other providers only secure up to the hypervisor level.
The gBlock Cloud is also available with Trend Micro Deep Security, one of the best products on the market for anti-malware, anti-virus, web reputation, integrity monitoring, and log inspection.
Dreaming Big, Achieving High
“Green House Data has been a national provider for over five years, with facilities in Washington State, Oregon, Wyoming, New York, and New Jersey. The plan is to continue national expansion with the addition of new data centers and additional engineering staff throughout other markets across the United States,” said CEO Shawn Mills.
Remarkable Examples of Successful Clientele
With one of the lowest churn rates in the industry, many customers join Green House Data for the lifetime of their business. Enterprises and the mid-market leverage the gBlock cloud, with all industries represented, including healthcare, energy, finance, IT services, developers, and manufacturers. Time and time again customers reference the customer service as the reason they choose Green House Data. Here are few of them:
“With some providers of IT services it can be a challenge, however, the team at Green House Data really does step up and do a great job for us,” said the Senior VP of IT at Blue Federal Credit Union.
“We did consider Amazon and Azure, but it was the personal touch in working with Green House Data that was the biggest driver,” said the COO of Association Voice.
“It has been rare that we’ve needed to call in for assistance, but every time we have, the response has been handled promptly and smoothly,” said a Systems Administrator at Trihydro.