Is your startup overwhelmed by the number of IT service providers that are out there? Here’s why you should consider Atlantic Metro…

Startups

In short, we care and we’ve been there.

Atlantic Metro was founded in 2007 and built from the ground up by two tech-savvy guys in their 20s. Both had (and continue to have) a mutual passion for the IT infrastructure technologies that are critical for most businesses to function on a day-to-day basis.

After building a solid foundation and planting roots in the IT service industry, their team began growing quickly, adding new members (myself included), and has since grown to become a much larger family of talented engineers, creative, sys admins, with an exceptional leadership team. We are not only passionate about startups, but also passionate about helping them succeed.

We understand the challenges faced by growing businesses and pride ourselves in our ability to offer sound advice and customized, cost-effective solutions that position companies for growth. Often the IT infrastructure underneath the bells and whistles of the latest and greatest websites and applications is overlooked.

Atlantic Metro provides the critical foundation that powers businesses of all sizes and in wide range of industries. In some ways we may be the unsung heroes, but that does not make us any less proud of our role…we are passionate about technology and constantly strive to find innovative ways to leverage it to help others.

So if you feel like you’re drowning and not really sure what services your company needs to succeed, let alone where to turn, we’re here to throw you a lifeline. Give us a call, send us an email, heck, you can send me your questions on Twitter (@atlanticmetro)…whatever works for you. Keep your chin up, stick to your guns and always stay true to your vision. Let us help you with the rest.

To learn more about our comprehensive suite of infrastructure services, take a moment to visit our website: www.atlanticmetro.net

–Renee Clements

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Atlantic Metro Attains Enterprise-level Partnership in the VMware Partner Network and VMware vCloud® Powered Validation

vcloudNew York June 12, 2014 — Atlantic Metro Communications, a nationwide Managed Infrastructure as a Service Provider, today announced that it has become a member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) as an Enterprise level member. Also, Atlantic Metro’s amCloud cloud service has achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to customers that the company’s cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director.

Further, Atlantic Metro has taken the steps to ensure that both pre-sales and delivery technical engineers have met the level of expertise required to be an Enterprise-level partner. “We are very proud of these achievements. Atlantic Metro is dedicated to providing our clients with expert levels of service and enabling business growth and success via our VMware vCloud Powered amCloud services,” said Stephen Klenert, Chief Strategy Officer.

“VMware is pleased to recognize Atlantic Metro with Enterprise partner and VMware vCloud Powered status. Achieving one of the highest partnership levels within the VMware Partner Network and vCloud Powered validation enables Atlantic Metro to differentiate itself and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,” said Jim Aluotto, Director, Service Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. “We value our relationship with Atlantic Metro and look forward to even greater success in the future.”

As an Enterprise-level partner and member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), Atlantic Metro is recognized as a service provider that can deliver comprehensive VMware solutions with enhanced responsiveness and reduced IT costs through increased consolidation, task automation and simplified management. Customers of Atlantic Metro have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application portability is a key differentiator allowing customers to achieve the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT agility.

The VMware Partner Network is a comprehensive program that provides a common infrastructure, extensive sales and services tools, margin opportunities and industry-recognized training for the entire VMware partner ecosystem, including solution providers, technology partners, service providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The VMware Partner Network is designed to help ensure a more consistent and successful user experience as well as help partners increase their business potential by increasing their skills in VMware solutions. The program helps partners maximize their investments in VMware virtualization to provide customers with the best end-to-end virtualization solutions available.

Read more about VMware Partner Network and Atlantic Metro’s VMware powered amCloud service.

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Using 802.1q VLAN tagging on Windows Server 2012

In part of implementing additional Veeam Backup & Recovery servers as part of Atlantic Metro’s managed backup service, and supporting our Cloud/vmware managed hosting and disaster recovery environments, the need for having isolated 802.1q VLANs for inter-site communication was established. Researching how to implement this functionality on Google yielded minimal results and nothing very concrete as to how to accomplish this short of using Powershell. We’ve created this article to help explain the procedure for implementing this functionality. Using Windows Server 2012 R2 (It will work on 2012 original as well), this feature can be enabled by using the NIC Teaming application that is accessible within Server Manager.

To implement VLAN tagging, go in to NIC Teaming within the Server Manager interface. From there, within the Adapters and Interfaces screen, click on Team Interfaces.

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Click the Tasks drop-down and select Add Interface.

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Enter your new logical interface’s name, and select a VLAN ID.

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I hope you find this article helpful. Please follow @atlanticmetro for more information about our tips & tricks and services we offer.

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Atlantic Metro to Deploy CloudDirect DCx at 325 Hudson

Screen-shot-2012-10-21-at-10.19.47-PMNew York, NY April 29th, 2014—325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility located in New York City’s Hudson Square neighborhood, announces that Atlantic Metro Communications, has established a point of presence within the building owned and managed Meet Me Room.

Atlantic Metro has operated its cloud service portfolio out of 325 Hudson since 2007, and by extending a presence to the Meet Me Room, it will allow more customers to connect to Atlantic Metro’s network in a cost effective manner, and expand its reach to a greater diversity of carriers.

“Due to the space constraints of other network-neutral facilities in the New York metropolitan area, 325 Hudson is well positioned to become the next premiere carrier-neutral Meet Me Room location,” states Stephen Klenert, Chief Strategy Officer at Atlantic Metro Communications. “We are excited to continue operating our network out of 325 Hudson and expanding our capacity with other carriers and new customers. Our relationship with 325 Hudson provides us with the opportunity to offer next-gen connectivity service — Atlantic Metro will be able to easily deploy 40G and 100G solutions without expensive retrofits to legacy infrastructure.”

“Having Atlantic Metro establish a physical presence in the 325 Hudson Meet Me Room is yet another example of the diverse network base being established,” states Hunter Newby, joint venture partner at 325 Hudson. “Their presence builds on the value for all network operators of having no monthly recurring cross connect charges in the 325 Hudson Meet Me Room. We welcome Atlantic Metro and all network operators and are excited to see these positive developments for the community.”

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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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