Atlantic Metro Continues Growth Trend in 2013 for Cloud Computing and Managed Hosting

New Customers, Financial Growth and the Announcement of new Internet Data Center Highlight Company’s Growth

toplinegrowth-successwithcrm-resized-600New York, NY March 5th, 2014—Atlantic Metro Communications, Inc. (“Atlantic Metro”), a nationwide Managed Infrastructure as a Service (“IaaS”) Provider, today announced a significant increase in sales and new customer growth in 2013. Fueled by a commitment to deliver innovative, customer-focused and affordable IT solutions, Atlantic Metro continues to secure its position in the Managed IT Services market. With the opening of its newest, state-of-the-art data center this month, Atlantic Metro is poised to continue that growth in 2014 by providing more solutions to its customers.

Over the course of 2013, Atlantic Metro’s customer base increased by over 30% and existing customers expanded their Atlantic Metro Services with Cloud and Managed Hosting Services. Atlantic Metro increased its annual organic revenue year over year from 2010 through 2013 by an average of over 21% and, more importantly, has demonstrated substantial increasing gross margins and net income in each of these years. In 2014, Atlantic Metro is continuing to grow their internally generated revenue, operating efficiency and, consequently, net income. The vast majority of revenue is contractual and recurring annually.

“Atlantic Metro stays on the cutting edge of technology, provides custom solutions according to our needs, and has provided us with great service and valuable advice. I have found Atlantic Metro to be extremely responsive, and the technical team to be very knowledgeable,” said Dan Russell, Director of Technical Operations at TED Conferences. “They work to truly understand our needs, the IT and communications issues we face, and deliver custom, cost-effective solutions. It’s clear that they care about their clients, and believe in what our organization represents. TED has had a great experience working with Atlantic Metro and we look forward to continue working with them in the future.”

“The ability to provide industry-leading cloud computing, data center and connectivity services that are designed to fit each customer’s unique requirements is extremely important to us,” said Matthew Lombardi, Chief Executive Officer at Atlantic Metro. “Our growth in the last year is a testament to Atlantic Metro delivering clients the confidence and technology platforms that are necessary to successfully power their businesses.”

For more information about Atlantic Metro’s solutions, please contact sales@atlanticmetro.net visit atlanticmetro.net.

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Atlantic Metro Included in CRN’s 2014 MSP 500

Atlantic Metro CRN MSP 500Atlantic Metro is proud to announce that it has been named on CRN’s MSP 500: Managed Hosting Service Provider 100 (Read more: http://bit.ly/MeSwWR )

This year CRN is launching its inaugural Managed Service Provider 500 list, recognizing the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel.

The MSP Hosting Service Provider 100 is a list of channel companies who own and operate their own data centers, proving a wide array of subscription-based services.

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Happy Holidays from Atlantic Metro

We wish to thank our customers and partners for another great year. We are looking forward to more rapid growth in the coming 2014. Happy Holidays to our customers and partners and their family members.

In an effort to maintain our service levels, Atlantic Metro has issued a Change Moratorium from Saturday December 21, 2013 through January 4, 2014.

Our Network Operations Center will still be staffed 24×7 through out this time.

Regards,
James

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Fighting with Brocade MLXe and its invalid modules

As part of our on-going improvements to Atlantic Metro’s backbone, we have acquired many shiny new Brocade MLXe routers. In part of preparing these for service, we ran into a little ‘gotcha’ relating to BR-MLX-1GFx24-X 24 port SFP modules.

These modules would boot into an interactive (CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE) state and would not come online!

NetIron XMR-8000 Router#show mod 
Module Status Ports Starting MAC 
M1 (left ):BR-MLX-MR2-X Management Module Active 
M2 (right):BR-MLX-MR2-X Management Module Standby(Ready State) 
F1: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module Active 
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module Active 
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module Active 
S1: BR-MLX-1GFx24-X 24-port 1GbE SFP Module CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE 0
 cc4e.2440.7400 (S1: Configured as invalid module) 
S2: BR-MLX-10Gx4-X 4-port 10GbE Module CARD_STATE_UP 4 cc4e.2440.7430 
S3: BR-MLX-1GFx24-X 24-port 1GbE SFP Module CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE 0 
cc4e.2440.7460 (S3: Configured as invalid module) 
S4: BR-MLX-10Gx4-X 4-port 10GbE Module CARD_STATE_UP 4 cc4e.2440.7490 
S5: BR-MLX-10Gx4-X 4-port 10GbE Module CARD_STATE_UP 4 cc4e.2440.74b0 
S6: 
S7: 
S8: 

After working with Brocade support, it ended up being a 1-liner to make them come online

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Afterwards, boot up the cards with the following command, and we’re in business!

lp boot system flash primary 
NetIron XMR-8000 Router#show mod 
Module Status Ports Starting MAC 
M1 (left ):BR-MLX-MR2-X Management Module Active 
M2 (right):BR-MLX-MR2-X Management Module Standby(Ready State) 
F1: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module Active 
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module Active 
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module Active 
S1: BR-MLX-1GFx24-X 24-port 1GbE SFP Module CARD_STATE_UP 0 cc4e.2440.7400 
S2: BR-MLX-10Gx4-X 4-port 10GbE Module CARD_STATE_UP 4 cc4e.2440.7430 
S3: BR-MLX-1GFx24-X 24-port 1GbE SFP Module CARD_STATE_UP 0 cc4e.2440.7460 
S4: BR-MLX-10Gx4-X 4-port 10GbE Module CARD_STATE_UP 4 cc4e.2440.7490 
S5: BR-MLX-10Gx4-X 4-port 10GbE Module CARD_STATE_UP 4 cc4e.2440.74b0 
S6: 
S7: 
S8: 

In case anyone runs into this, there is a quick fix!

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Atlantic Metro Completes SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II Audit

Managed Infrastructure & Cloud Services Meet Strict Compliance Controls
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NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 18, 2013) – Atlantic Metro Communications, a nationwide Managed Infrastructure as a Service Provider, today announced that the control procedures and compliance for 5 Cloud Infrastructure nodes, multiple Internet Data Centers facilities, and its Network Operations Center was verified in a Service Organization Control Report (SOC 1 Type II). This was completed under the terms of the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No 16 (SSAE 16) by independent auditing firm, The Moore Group.

“We’re committed to service excellence by operating our Internet Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure nodes at a level that meets or exceeds the highest industry and regulatory standards,” said Stephen Klenert, Chief Strategy Officer of Atlantic Metro Communications. “Assuring that our customers can count on us to comply with industry best practices across our managed service portfolio is a great accomplishment, and enables our customers to concentrate on growing their business, instead of worrying about compliance.”

SSAE 16, developed by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, replaces the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), the standard used for reviewing service organization control processes for nearly two decades. Atlantic Metro has received SAS 70 Type II assessments since 2008.

The Moore Group performed an independent audit and extensive testing of service control activities and effectiveness at all Atlantic Metro Cloud Infrastructure nodes, Internet Data Centers, and Network Operations Centers, with a full assessment of:

  • Oversight by Executive Management
  • Operations & Customer Service
  • Development & Information Technology Organization
  • Human Resources Policies & Procedures
  • Risk Assessment Monitoring

The SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II was prepared using the “inclusive method” that incorporated reviews of relevant Atlantic Metro service partners, mitigating the need for Atlantic Metro’s customers to collect additional compliance verifications.

“Not only do we want to provide customers with superior assurance and confidence in our operations, we want to eliminate the headache and worry about compliance. It’s all part of our dedication to providing comprehensive solutions that are secure and reliable,” said Stephen Klenert.

For more information about Atlantic Metro’s Internet Data Center facilities and Colocation services, please contact sales@atlanticmetro.net or visit atlanticmetro.net.

View the press release on MarketWired.

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