BlueBridge Networks Celebrates 10th Anniversary Launching into Columbus IT Cloud Market

Nov 03, 2014, 08:00 ET from BlueBridge Networks

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past ten years, BlueBridge Networks has emerged as a state and regional leader in data storage, becoming the first-of-its-kind Ohio-based data center facility with associated facilities on different national power grids.

With data center cloud computing facilities in Cleveland, Mayfield Heights and Columbus, Ohio, BlueBridge has launched what it calls the "Ohio Cloud" with Data Center Services, Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Solutions across networks.

BlueBridge Networks provide two Cloud Platforms that are designed to deploy and manage large instances of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable and highly redundant Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. Its Ohio Cloud solutions allow companies to turn their resources up or down as demand fluctuates while accessing storage space, bandwidth, application and software capabilities they need to run their business efficiently. Whether our customers are looking for a turn-key virtual data center replacement, a DR/BC platform in the cloud, or simply project based compute and storage, we have a solution to fit their needs.

With robust access to the OARnet infrastructure and multiple Tier 1 Telco's in its cloud facilities, BlueBridge  allows OARnet members and its various customers to keep IT dollars and data both local and within the state.

"BlueBridge Networks offers two variants of Cloud Services, which is very unique in the industry," says BlueBridge Director of Operations, Petar Bojovic. "This allows us to provide a turnkey virtual data center solution to customers that need some assistance with designing building and operating their instances, as well as an offering for those that are proficient and do not need any administrative or operational assistance. This really positions BlueBridge uniquely as a Cloud Service Provider."

BlueBridge emerged in January 2004 as a partnership between a group of well-established local technology and business entrepreneurs. The aim was to take advantage of underutilized assets in a downtown Cleveland data center.

A trailblazer in comprehensive data services, BlueBridge customers include The American Red Cross, American Municipal Power, Brand Muscle, Cleveland State University and Rosetta. All trust and depend on BlueBridge as a safe harbor for mission-critical IT assets and reliability in hosting data for its variety of services.

Last summer, the Cleveland Museum of Art selected BlueBridge Networks to build a cloud-based storage solution that would "provide long-term archival preservation" of the institution's digital assets.

In the past twelve months, BlueBridge has earned many accolades, including the 2014 Smart Business Magazine "Smart 50" Award, a 2013 Inside Business "Cool Tech - Top 25 Tech Companies in Northeast Ohio" award and 2013 & 2014 NEOSA "Best of Tech Finalist" for Best IT Services Company.

Kevin Goodman, Managing Director, Partner noted, "BlueBridge is in the business of keeping businesses and institutions in business through multiple data center services. First things first, BBN is about best in class data centers where high availability, reliability and security are paramount. We are hyper-focused on Ohio but also service organizations from other states and countries. Many of our customers serve the global economy. Certainly, our greatest success has been in the mid-market.

"While we are engaged in traditional hosting and collocation, we also offer cloud computing, managed services, including managed storage and security and we have a robust enterprise-class reseller division offering a host of hardware and software solutions, as well as data center optimization services. In a web-centric and data-centric world, data is the lifeblood of an organization, and we serve as stewards and trusted advisors offering a total IT solution thereby reducing costs and improving efficiencies," noted Goodman.

"Poised for the next ten years and beyond, BlueBridge continues to invest in the state—one that should be known by its infrastructure in a fast-paced technological world. The work undertaken by BlueBridge contributes to the overall competitiveness and well-being of not just the city of Columbus, but a significant portion of Ohio and beyond. We have moved from pioneer to innovator," said Goodman.

"BlueBridge has had the good fortune to become an established player in the vibrant Cleveland technology scene," says BlueBridge CFO, Philip Weihe. "It took the vision of a local investor group ten years ago to understand the potential for developing the Euclid Avenue facility. That foresight along with providing an evolving mix of customer-friendly IT services has resulted in consistent, double-digit growth.  It's an economic model that continues to resonate with the local marketplace as BlueBridge expands its offerings to Columbus, Ohio and the adjoining regional markets."

To that end, BlueBridge Networks, has been and will continue to be a committed partner in bringing regional and Ohio businesses to the global marketplace.

About BlueBridge Networks

We hang our hat on what we call The BlueBridge Difference. We are innovative because we stay ahead of the trends and have a team of the region's best and brightest IT stars. We are passionate because we believe in our company, teammates and clients and truly enjoy coming to work every day. We are stewards to our clients because they trust us with the backbone of their business, which we do not take lightly. We also take pride in being acknowledged for our excellence in operations, customer service and philanthropy through several awards and honors. For more information, visit its website at   

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