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From the Government to the Private Sector: MicroTech Keeps Your Data Secure

By Justin Reynolds

After serving in the military for more than two decades, Tony Jimenez decided to take the IT knowledge he acquired along the way and invest it in MicroTech, a Washington, D.C.-based company that focuses on creating cost-effective and effective cloud solutions for governments and businesses of all sizes.

“I started the company nine years ago at my kitchen table,” Jimenez told MSPToday at ITEXPO today. “During the first seven years, we doubled or tripled in size every year.”

Today, the company employs 400 people and has offices in Mexico City, North Carolina and Missouri, with boots on the ground in 30 out of America’s 50 states. The company has a number of patents centered on the cloud and cloud security and has forged cloud contracts with the federal government, governments at the state and local levels and Fortune 500 companies.

While his company has primarily targeted government bodies in the past, Jimenez said MicroTech is beginning to branch out and focus more intently on serving small, medium and large businesses.

“They’re interested in what we offer—they need that security and peace of mind,” he said. “Small businesses are starting to understand the need to have cutting-edge cloud technology, the ability to be up 24/7 regardless of whether a flood hits or a hurricane hits.”

A lot of what MicroTech is doing lends itself very nicely to the private sector. Rather than spending their time and resources on security, adopting cloud solutions enables business owners to focus those resources on running their business—all the while having a team of experts keeping a watchful eye over it. Business owners are then provided with the peace of mind that their data is safe and secure, a sentiment that is cemented with the knowledge that the company’s solutions have the federal government’s stamp of approval.

With MicroTech’s on-premise private-hybrid cloud solution, customers can select the combination of the private, public and on-premise cloud solutions with which they’re most comfortable. The solution—MicroKloud—gives users the ability to expand and contract their cloud as small or large as they’d like, depending on their needs.

“It’s thousands of dollars cheaper than anyone else’s solution out there,” Jimenez said. “It’s usually very expensive to put that kind of solution into a small or medium business environment. If you need something and need it inexpensively, we can do it, and we can do it for under $25,000.”

In order to remain competitive, you’ve got to take risks and anticipate where the market is going, Jimenez said.

“Designing cloud solutions almost seven years ago, people would look at us and say it’s smoke and mirrors,” he said. “We have very innovative patents and solutions. A lot of it was investing in where we thought the federal government had to go.”




Edited by Blaise McNamee

Content Producer

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