Looking Back to See What’s Ahead

January 13, 2020
US Signal

It’s a new year and a new decade. A lot of exciting things lie ahead at US Signal as we continue to help our customers keep pace with changing technology and business needs.

New Detroit Data Center

The big news in 2020 includes the opening of US Signal’s Detroit Metro data center. purpose-built to provide the robust colocation and cloud services that enable digital transformation, it’s conveniently located near the Detroit Metro Airport and major transportation routes.

Website and Application Security Solution

Of course, 2019 had its share of significant developments too. On the new product front, US Signal added to its managed security lineup with the introduction of a managed website and application security solution that filters unwanted or malicious traffic before it ever hits a customer network. It’s offered in two service tiers to meet the needs of small companies as well as large enterprises.

It was a particularly timely launch given the findings of US Signal’s 2019 State of Web and DDoS Attacks survey. Among them: 81% of respondents had experienced a cyberattack on their web applications in the past two years. Nearly half experienced several cyberattacks.

DR Solutions and Enhancements

US Signal also debuted DRaaS for VMware, a new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution running on VMware technologies. Powered by VMware vCloud Availability, it offers simple, more secure, and cost-effective onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services for multi-tenant VMware clouds.

US Signal’s Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with Zerto offering saw four significant enhancements as well: self-management, enterprise license mobility, multi-cloud replication, and stretch layer 2 failover.

There was also big news for customers using Veeam Availability Suite 9.5. With US Signal’s Cloud Availability for Veeam, those customers can now seamlessly back up and replicate to an offsite US Signal data center — creating ultimate availability for any disaster recovery (DR) plan, with no additional licensing fee.

Beers with Engineers

One of US Signal’s most successful endeavors in 2019 one that we’re continuing this year as well — was Beers with Engineers. The quarterly networking and educational meetup allows IT professionals to discuss trends, technologies, and other topics with local colleagues over a beverage. There are no sales pitches; just insightful discussions and information sharing. The events are held in cities throughout the Midwest.

Beers with Engineers has been a great way for all of us at US Signal to better understand the issues that are top of mind for the people on the frontlines of implementing and maintaining IT.

Looking Back. Looking Ahead.

If you’re interested in learning more about the new products, updates, and other changes in 2019 — and how they’ll shape US Signal’s strategy in 2020, watch the webinar playback, Looking Back, Looking Forward.

You’re also always welcome to speak with one of our solution architects to learn how US Signal can help your company meet its IT needs. Call 866.2. SIGNAL or email [email protected].