FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The monthly meeting of the South Florida Technology Alliance will take place at the Fort Lauderdale data center of managed services provider Host.net from 5:30-8:30 pm on Thursday, February 24. The event will include a panel discussion about the challenges of securing IT funding, while also celebrating the grand opening of Host.net's Fort Lauderdale data center at 3250 West Commercial Blvd.
Panelists will include executives from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, City Furniture, Broward Health Imperial Point Medical Center and Vicor Technologies. The program will be moderated by D. Michael Fields, Dean and Professor of Marketing at Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. For reservations, email Jackie@southfloridatech.org or call 954-239-9739.
Host.net's 12,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale facility is its third data center in Florida, providing Broward County businesses with mission-critical colocation, cloud-based virtual private data center (vPDC), managed security, cloud-based backup and recovery, Internet access, multinational data transport, and Metro Ethernet services.
The company's vPDC offering helps organizations reduce operational costs and server needs, eliminate in-house hardware maintenance responsibilities, and strengthen security by outsourcing their data center operations to Host.net's cloud-based platform. Customer benefits have ranged from a 50% reduction in e-commerce costs to a $250,000 savings in capital expenditures.
Host.net also has data centers in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Atlanta with a presence in nearly 50 other U.S. cities in 18 states, a 10G multinational backbone, and an IP network servicing businesses around the world.
Host.net is a multinational provider of managed services focusing on colocation, cloud computing and storage, and network transport and transit for education, finance, government, healthcare and other enterprise organizations as well as wholesale and carrier clients. The company operates multiple enterprise-class data centers connected to an extensive fiber-optic backbone delivering Internet, MPLS and layer 2 communications using a wide array of last-mile options. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, Host.net is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit www.host.net.