SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Anticipating rapid growth during the next year, Waterton Residential, a leader in the multi-family residential industry, has selected CenterBeam Inc. to be its supplier of a broad array of cloud computing and IT solutions. CenterBeam will assist Waterton Residential with moving to the cloud, offering the infrastructure management, communications and collaboration solutions, endpoint security, back-up, help desk and professional services the company needs to maintain its competitive edge.
"CenterBeam's comprehensive suite of services is making it very easy for us to maintain top-quality IT infrastructure and services while our company expands," said Gregory J. Lozinak, executive vice president and COO of Waterton Residential. "CenterBeam will free our internal IT staff from day-to-day issues, enabling them instead to focus on strategic projects designed to add value to our core business. In addition, CenterBeam will deliver a consistent level of helpdesk support for our employees, who are spread across more than 50 locations in 13 states, as well as our mobile workforce."
Waterton Residential has a small IT department that has maintained onsite hardware and provided support to the company's 500 employees. As the company prepares to double in size over the next year, largely through acquisitions, it realized that it needed to move a significant amount of its IT resources to the cloud in order to make this growth as seamless and easy to manage as possible.
After issuing an RFP and evaluating numerous cloud providers, Waterton Residential selected CenterBeam not only because the company offers the industry's best-in-breed cloud-based IT infrastructure, but also because CenterBeam is highly recognized for its award-winning helpdesk services and boasts an array of professional services that enable the company to act as an extension of the Waterton Residential IT team.
Among the solutions being used by Waterton Residential are the CenterBeam 365+ communications and collaboration solution, which includes the latest version of the Microsoft® Office Desktop Productivity Suite; 24x7 Helpdesk; Unified Endpoint Management; Backup services; Server and Network Management; and Virtual Private Server. CenterBeam's Professional Services team also is working closely with Waterton Residential on other custom projects, such as onsite systems and mail migration support.
About Waterton Residential
Waterton Residential, one of the leading multifamily companies in the nation, is focused on the acquisition and management of apartment communities in multiple markets. Since its inception in 1998, the Waterton Residential team has remained committed to outstanding customer service by providing a community its residents are proud to call home. With over 18,000 apartment homes in more than 40 communities across 13 states the Waterton Residential brand signifies exceptional living experiences, a sense of community, and home. Waterton employs approximately 500 associates who are committed to achieving the Waterton Residential vision -- To Be THE Leader In The Multifamily Industry. For more information, visit www.watertonresidential.com.
CenterBeam is a pioneer in delivering cloud computing and hosted IT services, and for the past decade has focused on providing mid-sized businesses with enterprise-class IT management, services and support. CenterBeam differentiates itself through its broad service portfolio, providing a cohesive IT solution no matter where a customer's infrastructure resides -- on premise or in the cloud. Today, the company delivers more than 217,000 daily services in an integrated solution to end users on six continents, across 49 countries. Visit www.centerbeam.com.