Datotel Starts 2010 Strong, Adds Four New Customers

After growing revenue and gaining customers throughout 2009, St. Louis-based cloud computing provider continues momentum

Jan 06, 2010, 11:39 ET from Datotel, LLC

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a successful 2009, Datotel, LLC, a state-of-the-art cloud computing and colocation provider based in St. Louis, is pleased to announce the addition of four new customers to kick off 2010.

Datotel will provide cloud computing services for Accelerated Health Systems, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Missouri Venture Forum and Bakers Pride, totaling more than $1 million in new business.

The addition of these four new companies to Datotel's roster of customers comes on the heels of a notable 2009. In 2009, Datotel gained more than 20 new customers, while adding employees to its downtown St. Louis data center and headquarters. Additionally, Datotel bucked larger business trends and saw 2009 revenue increase 20 percent from 2008.

"Our four newest customers are taking part in the growing movement toward cloud computing, and we're excited to see them partner with Datotel for these services," said David Brown, president of Datotel. "As the transition to cloud-based computing gains steam, Accelerated Health Systems, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Missouri Venture Forum and Bakers Pride are ahead of the technological curve and can better use their resources for other parts of their business, rather than on information technology."

Cloud computing allows companies to gain access to virtualized and dynamically scalable computing resources on an as-needed basis. For example, these resources can be as granular as pure CPU cycles provided by utility and grid computing environments or software as a service (SaaS)-based environments.

For Accelerated Health Systems, Datotel will build an entire private cloud computing environment. For Chamberlain College of Nursing, Datotel tapped into their existing IT platform, moving the college onto the Datotel cloud computing environment while also providing disaster recovery services. Baker's Pride is adopting a full private cloud environment including the roll-out of virtual desktops for all employees, while the Missouri Venture Forum will rely on Datotel for hosting a new development platform they are building for their members.

"As we looked for ways to improve our ability to meet our own customer needs and increase data security--while containing business costs--we looked into cloud computing," said Accelerated Health Systems' Brett Tatko. "Datotel offers some of the Midwest's best cloud computing expertise, with great customer service, and we look forward to tapping into Datotel's capabilities throughout 2010 and beyond."

When looking at larger trends for 2010, Datotel expects to see even more companies move to cloud-based computing with server, backup and storage capacity accelerating in growth. More so, as companies need to replace old servers and/or add capacity, certain business functions may be moved to the cloud sooner.

"I think many companies will partially transition to the cloud and test its services before the larger transition of moving everything to the cloud," explained Brown. "It is important to know that it does not have to be an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to using the cloud. Cloud computing positions an organization for growth, as changing IT resources and responding to the market can be very easy."

Datotel's data center is located in downtown St. Louis in the Globe Building. The company can be reached at (314) 241-9101.

About Datotel, LLC

St. Louis-based Datotel is a provider of cloud computing environments and colocation services from its carrier-class data center facility, complemented by a full suite of IT services to manage technology systems. Datotel has a $10 million state-of-the-art colocation facility managed and designed to provide IT infrastructures and systems a secure, stable and highly available environment. Datotel does regular work for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profits. www.datotel.com.

    David Brown, Datotel, 314-241-9101,
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