2012 – StratoGen’s Year in Review

2012 was a very busy year for us here at StratoGen, so I thought I would take some time to reflect on some of the bigger things that we achieved over the last 12 months.

January 2012USA vCloud Platform launched in Denver Colorado – due to increasing demand for USA based vCloud hosting, StratoGen decided to launch our service across the pond

June 2012StratoGen relocated to new offices at 37 Frederick Place in Brighton.  Due to continued successful growth more office space was required to house our UK based sales & support teams, so a new home was found.

July 2012StratoGen’s New York office was established at 380 Lexington Avenue to provide local support for our rapidly growing US customer base.

August 2012 – StratoGen attended VMworld San Francisco where we met with key customers, learned about key product developments, had the opportunity for an intimate audience with outgoing CEO Paul Maritz, and even got some sound bites on a video posted on the VMware vCloud Blog!

October 2012Stratogen’s New Jersey Datacentre launched – due to increasing demand for our US based vCloud Powered VMware Hosting, we brought online our East Coast facility at the impressive IO New Jersey modular datacentre, which survived the havoc wreaked by Frankenstorm, unlike many Manhattan based facilities including some that we evaluated!

November 2012 - StratoGen Upgrades all vCloud Datacentres to vSphere 5.1 & vCloud Director 5.1 becoming one of the first vCloud Powered providers to offer the great new features of 5.1 including Snapshot capability, Storage Profiles and enhanced networking with the vCloud Networking & Security suite

November 2012 – StratoGen Malaysia Datacentre launched in Kuala Lumpur making StratoGen one of the few VMware vCloud Powered hosting companies with true global coverage.

Looking forward to 2013, we’re excited to be growing the team in our US office, and we’re working hard to grow our well established based of ISV and Managed Service Provider customers.

There’s no question that cloud based services will continue to grow in 2013, as more workloads move to the cloud, and more software vendors look to make the shift from traditional on premise client-server deployments to Software As A Service based offerings.  VMware themselves are doing a lot of work in this area with ISV’s to ‘vApp’ their applications to simplify migration onto vCloud VMware hosting environments – ultimately deploying an application needs to become as simple as selecting it from a catalog as far as the end user is concerned.

We’d like to thank all of our existing customers for their continued support of StratoGen in 2013, and look forward to working with many more companies over the coming months to help them with their journey to the cloud.

 

About Karl Robinson

I am an experienced sales professional who has spent over 15 years in the IT & Internet Industry, specialising in hosting and hosted services. Prior to founding StratoGen I co-founded Cloud Data, another provider of hosted services, at the same time as heading up the sales operation of UK based SAAS provider In-Tuition Networks. As Managing Director of Mistral Internet Group Limited, a UK business Internet Service Provider I lead the growth of the business from £2m to £21m in a 7 year period. This growth was recognised in the Sunday Times Techtrack 100 where Mistral was listed as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies for 4 out of 5 consecutive years. I was responsible for driving the organic growth of the business through over 20 sales staff, plus he was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of 9 other businesses before ultimately being involved in the disposal of Mistral to Kingston Communications. Mistral was sold to Kingston Communications in January 2007 and I stayed on as Sales Director of the newly formed Internet and Hosting Services division. When not working, I can usually be found riding, racing or tinkering with motorbikes, and spending time with my family.

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