SOURCE: Evolve Technologies

Evolve Technologies

June 16, 2010 11:06 ET

Financial Investment Firm Selects Evolve Technologies to Manage Its Computer Networks and Provide IT Support

CRI Has Selected Evolve's Gold Maintenance Plan With Added Disaster Recovery Support

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Evolve Technologies (, a company that specializes in information technology (IT) solutions, announced today that it is providing computer networking support and a comprehensive disaster recovery solution for Rockville, Md.-based CRI. With the help of Evolve Technologies' experienced staff, CRI, a financial investment firm, upgraded its Compaq server farm into a new, more flexible Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 configuration that enables the organization's operations to run more smoothly.

Core News Facts

  • CRI subscribes to Evolve Technologies' Gold Maintenance and Support Plan and its Business Disaster Recovery service.

  • The Evolve Gold support plan provides integrated helpdesk support and regularly scheduled on-site visits from Evolve technicians for the maintenance of complex or challenging IT issues. The support package also includes 24/7 support for resolution of issues that arise after normal business hours and on weekends.

  • CRI wanted a means to ensure the safety and security of corporate data files in the event of a disaster. As such, the investment firm selected Evolve's comprehensive Business Disaster Recovery solution. The solution is designed to protect multiple Windows Servers against critical data loss, while expediting data recovery in the event of a server failure, or a disaster such as a building fire.

  • Previously, CRI was operating on eight aging Compaq servers that could no longer support the firm's growing technology needs. With the help of its experienced staff, Evolve upgraded the company's network software as part of the network environment upgrade.

  • In addition, CRI updated and consolidated its network environment, moving from eight servers to four servers, thereby significantly reducing power usage, and server sprawl for the organization, while greatly improving access to information.

  • Evolve leveraged its expertise in virtualization technology to reduce CRI's network migration downtime and network infrastructure, while expanding the company's overall data network capabilities.

"To streamline the implementation process, Evolve built a server and then imaged it," said Allen Thornton, Service Manager, Evolve Technologies. "We literally built one machine, took a picture of it and then laid it on top of another machine. This eliminated the need to build each desktop from scratch. Another highly beneficial advantage for CRI is that a duplicate image of each department's software resources and data is available, and if lost, would not have to be rebuilt -- providing an important disaster recovery component to safeguard the company's information."

Michael Murphy, Senior Vice President, CRI, said, "For our firm to perform effectively, it is imperative that we partner with a solution provider that can monitor our IT infrastructure, stay within our budget, act quickly in response to problems and offer a variety of solutions that fit our needs exactly. Since February 2009, Evolve Technologies has demonstrated its ability to meet these needs and works with our staff to upgrade and protect our entire technology operation."

John Flaherty, Vice President of Sales, Evolve Technologies, said, "CRI needed a way to reduce IT costs and retain a high standard of network reliability. Through our Gold Support Plan, Evolve Technologies was able to offer CRI exactly what it needed. Notably, we were able to greatly reduce the number of servers the company was working with, increase the capabilities of its network and offer it data security with Evolve's Business Disaster Recovery solution."

About Evolve Technologies
Evolve Technologies ( is a consulting firm that provides information technology (IT) and computer networking services to the small business, faith-based and nonprofit communities. Based in Fairfax, Va., Evolve Technologies provides an array of solutions including server installation, virus protection, network security, backup services and complete IT outsourcing. The first Microsoft Small Business Specialist located in the Washington, D.C. area, Evolve Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In addition, Evolve Technologies is the winner of numerous awards including the Microsoft 2007 U.S. Field Partner Award for Customer Satisfaction & Experience, the MSPmentor 100 and 250 and the ConnectWise 2008 "Best New Idea Award."

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