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Application Hosting

We are on the verge of a revolution: Information technology everywhere; yet information technology nowhere; all at the same time. We are entering an age where information technology lives in “the cloud” and organizations just tap into it and take what they need.

The days of hiring legions of programmers to build information technology applications from scratch are long gone. Quickly going the way of the “cave man” are expensive and monolithic packaged applications that require massive customization and expensive annual upgrades as well. Companies now have the ability to leverage hosted applications and significantly boost effectiveness and reduce costs.

Using hosted applications organizations don’t own servers, software, or technicians – all these elements are provided by the service provider. The fact that these resources can be shared across a larger base reduces the cost for individual companies. 

The emergence of computers using multi-core technology and virtualization will further amplify this effect. Using hosted applications organizations don’t own servers, software, or technicians – all these elements are provided by the service provider. The fact that these resources can be shared across a larger base reduces the cost for individual companies. The emergence of computers using multi-core technology and virtualization will further amplify this effect.

In addition, this concentration of resources allows service providers to provide access to better equipment and facilities then most organizations can afford on their own. Single “hop” access to primary Internet backbones, battery back-up, diesel generator, around the clock monitoring, and automated backups are all features that can be cost prohibitive for all but the largest organizations; but are easily affordable for all with hosted applications.

Applications:

Cendix provides application hosting services for both packaged and custom software applications. Cendix hosts the complete suite of Microsoft applications for business including: Small Business Server, Exchange (email and calendar sharing), SharePoint (file sharing), and SQL Server (relational database); among others.

The typical cost of these applications hosted by Cendix, especially after taking into account the cost of servers and technical resources, results in a significant savings for clients. Plus, Cendix has the resources to assure applications constantly operate at peak performance.

Cendix also designs, builds, and supports custom Internet applications to meet the specific design needs of clients. 

These solutions are often designed around existing base applications such as the Channel Marketing Portal or the Internet Presence Portal and are then customized to meet the specific customer needs. However, Cendix is often called upon to create and host completely custom software applications as well.

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Facilities:

Cendix servers are hosted in one of the most advanced co-location facilities on the West Coast. The 345,000-sf facility was constructed to demanding telecom provider standards, with fenced grounds, 24 x 7 live on-site security, 24 MW of continuous power, with battery backup, and N+1 emergency diesel generators to assure at least 48 hours of backup power. The facility has unlimited ability to provide chilled water for air conditioning. The data center is located adjacent to the PGE westside power grid, with direct access to Hillsboro data center ring I & II, 12 network providers, and the trans-pacific fiber backbone.

This is also one of the few facilities on the West Coast designed and built to be up and operational 100% of the time. This means there should never be any unscheduled downtime. The facility is fully redundant from an operational standpoint so that any upgrades or repairs can be done with no interruption of service.

Stack Infrastructure provides the facility, power, cooling, and security; Opus Interactive provides networking and operations support; Cendix supplies the servers, software, application development, and support. Together, our team of experts is here to help you deliver high performance software as a service (SaaS) solutions that are both trouble-free and extremely cost effective.

Review all the  facility specifications here.