Ancero’s Managed Hosting Keeps Customers Networks Up and Running During Hurricane Sandy

Mt. Laurel, N.J.- November 16, 2012- Ancero, one of the Delaware Valley’s leading Managed Services provider, is proud to report that all their Managed Hosting customers were 100% operational during and after Hurricane Sandy. Part of that success is due to Ancero’s dedicated Managed Hosting space at Philadelphia Technology Park, the area’s premier data center facility.
Top Notch Distributors, Inc. operates from four strategically placed locations across the nation: Honesdale, PA; St Louis, MO; Houston, TX; Carson City, NV. They partnered with Ancero and PTP to house their data center. The Philadelphia Technology Park within the Philadelphia Naval Yards, houses the data center for the entire company.
Top Notch Director of Information Technology, Todd C. Peet, had this to say about hosting their data center in PTP. “Hurricane Sandy plummeted through the Northeast part of the country leaving destruction and devastation. Philadelphia, PA is only a short distance away from where Hurricane Sandy hit land in Atlantic City, NJ. When weather reports became more apparent that this super storm was fast approaching the entire Northeast, we expected inherent issues with power and communication and engaged our Business Continuity Plan for Top Notch’s Honesdale, PA location. Ancero monitors our equipment at PTP which provided assurance that we would not experience service interruptions from our data center in PTP. Between Ancero and PTP, Top Notch did not encounter a single outage or glitch from our alerting tools. While Hurricane Sandy tore through the Northeast part of the country with a near direct hit to our data center, it is comforting to know our business in the three other locations across the country sustained and felt no impact from the storm.”
Kevin Fortier, Ancero’s Senior Account Manager, worked with Top Notch to develop their DR strategy. “The damaging effects of any network downtime are too great for companies to ignore. Without access to data, operations grind to a halt and the organization can be knocked off track, sometimes for good. In the case of our solution with Top Notch we evaluated the cost of downtime vs. the cost of hosting the services at an offsite facility like PTP. We looked at the DR Plan as an enhanced solution to there current network infrastructure instead of an added expense. Having an appropriate plan and solution in place ensures that the information required to keep business flowing can be accessed without interruption to any single location on their network. With a business plan that included a 24/7 online presence for their customers and partners, it was imperative that Top Notch always be accessible without interruption and without question. This solution has proven to be an invaluable strategy to the continued success and health of their business,” said Fortier.
“It isn’t until a storm like Hurricane Sandy approaches that most businesses become genuinely nervous about the loss of data and network stability. Unfortunately not enough businesses plan ahead with a Disaster Recovery Solution. When we see the effects that Sandy wrought on our communities, we understand fully how important it is to be prepared,” said Paul Boyer, Executive Director of Ancero. “Our Managed Hosting services performed perfectly during the storm and we are happy that we were able to provide some security and stability to those businesses during a difficult time.” Business is more dependent on IT for the day-to-day operations now more than ever. The cost of system downtime increases dramatically and can have a permanent effect on the health and value of businesses. Creating a Disaster Recovery plan tailored to your business is an inexpensive insurance policy you’ll never regret.
Ancero’s data center solutions can provide your company with the latest technology, security and peace of mind at a level that is almost impossible for most companies to build internally. Ancero and PTP offer customers the ultimate combination of colocation and managed services. Ancero’s Managed Hosting site has the ability to provide businesses more redundancy, security and scalability for their mission critical IT needs — all housed within the only facility of its kind in Philadelphia. PTP offers unparalleled reliability. No worries about power supply issues with redundant electrical design and distribution, onsite fuel tanks, diesel generator back-ups, and automatic switching from primary to secondary power supplies. During Hurricane Sandy our customers who have chosen Managed Hosting at PTP were never down and had 100% accessibility to their networks at all times.
Ancero is one of the Delaware Valley’s leading providers of managed services and communications. With more than 20 years of experience and bolstered by a proven track record of success in this fast-paced field, Ancero designs, deploys and manages business networks to meet every customer’s distinct telecommunications and technology needs. To learn more about our Disaster Recovery Planning Services visit

Shandi Hogg
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Ancero, LLC
1001 Briggs Road, Suite 220, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054


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