October 22, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio

Skoda Minotti Technology Partners is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with BlueBridge Networks LLC, a Cleveland-based provider of data center services and facilities.

The partnership combines Skoda Minotti’s professional information technology consulting and support services with Blue Bridge’s state-of-the-art data center infrastructure. The result – Skoda Minotti Private Cloud – a suite of cloud services designed for small- and mid-sized companies, built and supported by Skoda Minotti Technology Partners, in partnership with BlueBridge Networks.

“Many small- and mid-sized businesses are considering moving part or all of their infrastructure or applications to the cloud,” says Brian Rosenfelt, principal in Skoda Minotti Technology Partners. “But what many of them don’t realize is that they will only see the real fruits of being in the cloud if they have the right technology professionals helping them take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud computing. The Skoda Minotti Private Cloud gives clients a place to safely and cost-effectively store and backup their applications and data, and provides them with as much support as individually needed to make their transition to and experience in the cloud a measurable success.”

The most important step of the transition process, according to Rosenfelt, involves determining what the technology goals and objectives are for each individual company.

“This is an important step that we’ve found many companies overlook,” says Rosenfelt. “By utilizing our team of cloud experts who truly understand the benefits and different types of cloud computing services available, we help our clients select the appropriate services that will prove valuable for them in their targeted line of work.”

The most popular cloud services for Skoda Minotti Technology Partners clients include: hosted desktops, hosted email , virtual server, data co-location , voice-over-IP , backup and disaster recovery/business continuity , as well as email archiving , encryption , and security/spam filtering .

“We have been unofficially partnering on these kind of technology projects for years,” says Kevin Goodman, Managing Director, Partner at BlueBridge Networks LLC. “As our companies have gotten to know each other, we’ve realized that we share a lot of the same core values, and that we can offer clients a unique combination of top-notch infrastructure and client service.”

Also unique – the Skoda Minotti Private Cloud’s location.

“Most people have a hard time understanding what “the cloud” really is or where their data and servers truly exist,” says Rosenfelt. “By having a Cleveland-based cloud, with a redundant location in Columbus, it’s really easy to explain where their most precious information is being stored. We encourage our clients to come visit the facilities and actually see where their “cloud” is and how it works. It’s a unique concept to what’s been known as cloud computing to this point.”

For more information on the Skoda Minotti Private Cloud, call Brian Rosenfelt at 440-449-6800 or visit www.skodaminottitechnology.com .

About Blue Bridge Networks
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, BlueBridge Networks is the region's leading total technology solutions provider. The company's best-in-class Datacenter Services, including Work Group Recovery, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery and Managed Storage and Services, maximize the opportunity for businesses to get their messages across, save cost and remain highly available for their customers. With a network of state-of-the-art, geographically diverse collocation facilities located in Cleveland, Mayfield Heights, and Columbus, BlueBridge maintains the highest standards for uptime, quality and service, backed by the most powerful Service Level Guarantees in the industry.

About Skoda Minotti Technology Partners
Skoda Minotti Technology Partners is a full-service information technology and telecommunications firm. Founded in 2004, as a niche group within Skoda Minotti, the Technology Partners group provides IT assessments, managed services, backup and disaster recovery, network solutions, cloud solutions, hardware and software sales, ERP and CRM, security and compliance, telecom and online marketing solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits and local municipalities.

About Skoda Minotti
Skoda Minotti is a business advisory firm with a history of guiding clients’ economic and professional success. Clients include privately held businesses, public companies, individuals, partnerships and corporations. Along with its renowned accounting, financial and tax services, Skoda Minotti offers a unique complement of advisory services including information technology, strategic marketing, professional staffing, wealth management, enterprise risk mitigation, and valuation and litigation advisory specialties to further advance the growth and success of its clients. Skoda Minotti has offices in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida, and is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance.

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