Local Tech Wire

DURHAM, N.C. – said this week it is has selected the Stratus Trusted Cloud from as the company continues to provide business intelligence solutions to a variety of client sizes.

EvoApp is based near RTP and has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s 2010 Coolest College Startups.

EvoApp deploys its offering on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, enabling its clients to use advanced, in-depth analytic tools that help them better understand their clients’ requirements, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing churn. By deploying its service through Stratus, EvoApp obtains increased performance, decreased latency, and is able to flexibly provision additional server space on an as-needed basis.

"We were previously running our applications using another cloud provider, but it wasn’t meeting our needs or the needs of some of our largest clients," said Joe Davy, EvoApp’s chief executive officer. "We found ourselves facing disconnects between our application and web servers. Moreover, our web application servers and database servers were at different locations, response time was not what our customers expected. “

Stratus Trusted Cloud offers scalable, multi-tenant infrastructure that enables customers to access a secure, enterprise-class cloud environment with built-in high availability and automated resource balancing. Stratus is available in any one of three implementation options.

Davy and EvoApp turned to Hosted Solutions’ team of trusted advisors and their "Hi-Touch" hands-on approach to designing a customized solution, using tools from industry leaders such as VMware, Sun, EMC, Cisco, F5 and Juniper at its five SAS-70 Type II data centers located along the East Coast.

"Hi-Touch was a critical factor in our decision to choose Hosted Solutions," Davy noted. "Having access to real-time support around the clock gave us a much higher degree of confidence."

"We knew that speed was a crucial element for EvoApp, and designed an implementation that would exceed their needs," said Kevin Farnham, Hosted Solutions’ regional director. "We were able to develop a solution that cut EvoApp’s data transmission time by 90 percent and load times by 30 percent."

Hosted Solutions operates five SAS 70 Type II certified data centers in Boston, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Cary.

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