Virtualization for Ease of Management in METRO RTA

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Tim Allen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Founding Partner, Evolve IP

Tim Allen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Founding Partner, Evolve IP

WAYNE, PA:  Evolve IP, a cloud services company, has announced its partnership with METRO Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the city-wide bus service for more than five million passengers across Akron and Summit County, Ohio. The partnership aims to seamlessly migrate from a legacy on-premise data center to a virtualized on-premise private cloud for an efficient operation, while creating new opportunities for innovation.

“Evolve IP’s combination of security, stability, scalability and lower total cost of ownership makes its services superior,” says Tim Allen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Founding Partner, Evolve IP.

The virtualization by Evolve IP will help METRO RTA to manage servers and desktops in a simple way. The private cloud will enable the Data Systems Manager, Data Hobson, to access and take control of the servers from any device irrespective of location. This will relieve them from staying physical present for testing of the network. The private cloud was enabled through solutions from multiple partners, including HP and its 3PAR storage solution to deliver guaranteed uptime.

"Evolve IP was the natural choice for our virtualization initiative. The company's experienced engineers and the strong relationships with key vendors, were critical to our success," noted Hobson. "The Evolve IP team is an indispensable resource for the METRO RTA. Many elements of the transit system's data and day-to-day IT functions operate on solutions designed and/or implemented through their expertise."

Primarily focusing on Infrastructure-as-a-service, Evolve IP provides cloud services to enhance productivity and minimize IT expenses. The company’s customers use holistic cloud environments including virtual servers, IP phone systems, cloud contact centers, and virtual desktops.