11-09-11: Press Release – OTT Communications Harnesses Mosaic Technology to Implement a Virtual Environment
OTT Now Looking Forward to a Future with Technological Excellence
SALEM, NH, November 9, 2011 – Mosaic Technology, a leading expert in virtualization and data storage technology, today announced that OTT Communications is implementing a virtual environment throughout its datacenters in Maine. The datacenter consolidation and virtualization project will improve server utilization and make more efficient use of OTT Communication’s storage resources. In addition, the company also implemented a business continuity that will ensure that critical operations continue in the event of an outage – as OTT Communication’s customers depend on them for 24/7 availability and connectivity.
“Mosaic Technology worked with us closely to ensure our team had the latest information on all the products and technologies from all vendors being used in our new architecture,” said Melanie Leighton, Client Applications Supervisor at OTT Communications. “It helped to simplify the communications process, avoid bureaucracy and simplify the project. After the system was operational, Mosaic stayed in close contact and provided constant monitoring of the new system.”
As a long-term customer of Mosaic Technology’s, OTT Communications selected Mosaic to deploy VMware’s Enterprise Plus, VMware site recovery manager, Dell Equallogic, VEEAM and Panologic. Mosaic was able to virtualize the Bangor and Portland, Maine regions, creating a model for the solutions in other regions. OTT was also able to easily scale their new infrastructure, which dynamically balanced the resources across all virtual machines.
“Virtualization technology is driving a data center revolution,” said Tom Desmet, President and CEO of Mosaic Technology. “By consolidating hardware and software at the server, storage and desktop levels, OTT Communications will be able to ‘do more with less’ while at the same time reducing costs, energy consumption and facility usage. We are excited to be part of the revolution of their data center.”
The virtualization project has enabled OTT Communications to significantly reduce its real estate costs and capital expenditure. In 2009, the IT department was able to reduce its server requirements for Bangor and Portland, Maine from 120 servers to 15. The time required to manage and deploy new servers has also been significantly reduced.
For the IT department, the new virtual environment will allow them to focus on the demands of the growing business. As a result, the company is able to respond quickly to requests from customers for new services. The new foundation that OTT Communications established with Mosaic Technology will help ensure that OTT continues to look forward to a bright future with technological excellence.
“Partnering with Mosaic Technology was the most natural choice for us to take because of our excellent experience with them historically,” Leighton said. “They have helped through the ups and downs of bringing together Pine Tree Networks and Mid-Maine Communications to form OTT Communications. We know that Mosaic is committed to our long-term success.”