RapidScale, Opex Technologies Partner for Managed Cloud Services

Cloud Computing

RapidScale and Opex Technologies are teaming up to offer a full portfolio of managed cloud services, including desktop as a service (DaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), to SMBs in the southeastern U.S.

Opex is a hybrid technology brokerage and adviser for cloud, data center, security and network offerings based in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the partnership, businesses have access to cloud services delivered by IT and technology personnel with support, management and enterprise-grade infrastructure, regardless of size or industry. In addition to managed cloud services, companies also have representation during critical technology decisions for more efficiency, accountability and value.

The two companies recently worked together to serve the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA), which had to vacate its offices due to a fire that occurred in downtown Raleigh last year. At that time, NCSA hosted its servers on site and, as a result of the fire, its entire IT environment – including core applications and internal data center – was taken offline. The organization’s backup platform was not optimally configured, so the full recovery process took months, causing a disruption to business and affecting all of their employees.

“Opex and RapidScale helped us implement a proven and tested disaster-recovery plan for data and mission-critical business applications,” said Edmond Caldwell Jr., NCSA’s executive vice president and general counsel. “The companies have become trusted advisers through this process as they have worked to analyze our unique needs and determine the right solution to help us recover from this event and develop a more strategic, long-term IT strategy.”

RapidScale's Bob Buchanan

RapidScale’s Bob Buchanan

Opex and RapidScale designed and executed a fully-managed cloud offering to address the points of failure often found in traditional on-site infrastructure, and now provide day-to-day IT support and resources.

“In collaboration with Opex, we’re able to serve the North Carolina and southeastern markets with our signature reliable and trustworthy managed cloud computing services, now with a local presence in their own backyard,” said Bob Buchanan, RapidScale’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re excited to be working with a company that embodies our same passion for helping clients meet their long-term strategic technology goals.”

RapidScale recently announced the opening of its dual headquarters in Raleigh. Opex has won the Channel Partners 360° award numerous times.

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