SOURCE: HBMG, Inc.

HBMG, Inc. - Cloud Computing Technology

February 28, 2011 08:00 ET

HBMG Launches VECTOR™ Rapidly Deployable Cloud Computing Appliance at DEMO Spring 2011

VECTOR Products -- Secure Cloud-Based Infrastructure -- A New Paradigm

PALM DESERT, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - HBMG, Inc. (HBMG) today launched the first of the VECTOR family of products at the DEMO Spring 2011 Conference. VECTOR products are redefining the future of computing for businesses and agencies of all sizes. This disruptive technology leverages the benefits of the latest cloud computing technologies and services with the best attributes of localized data centers.

HBMG has worked closely with its partners to bring this new technology approach to the world. VECTOR is a scalable system that combines cutting edge hardware, application suites, cloud computing and managed services and is an amalgamation of IBM, Cisco and HBMG technologies.

VECTOR addresses the key CIO concerns of costly power, air conditioning and facilities charges, as well as the need to control headcount. It comes packaged in a secure unit that is 2 feet by 3 feet wide. It uses a standard 20 amp electrical outlet and doesn't require extra air conditioning.

VECTOR offers a way to maintain network and data integrity, assure business continuity, scalability and reduce the cost of labor, energy and hardware. It enables IT infrastructure to be stood up in hours versus days without significant IT capital expense or the need for expensive highly skilled local resources. This turn-key, rapidly deployable product is offered as a managed service which includes hardware, applications, and network and server monitoring. VECTOR utilizes cloud based management, data replication and back up to deliver a complete Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution.

Depending on the model, VECTOR supports up to 600 users per unit, wired or wireless, and can provide 4 to 100s of virtual servers. Modular communications options allow for plug-and-play access to LAN, WAN, government bands, and satellite connectivity. The combination of local and cloud capabilities means that applications residing on VECTOR are still available to users despite internet problems or outages.

HBMG works with Fortune 50 companies, as well as the highest levels of State and Department of Defense agencies to bring them the future today. HBMG's CEO, David Smith, is a noted futurist and nationally recognized Technology Roadmap Leader with an understanding of disruptive technologies.

"Many organizations today are seeking to exploit cloud-based infrastructure and related technologies to lower costs; there have been numerous and persistent concerns about this approach. VECTOR provides a solution to these concerns," said Smith.

"VECTOR is a disruptive technology that not only redefines the future of computing, it also establishes a new paradigm of computing," said Matt Marshall, executive producer of DEMO.

"There is a lot of hype about cloud computing, but for most companies the cloud isn't a complete alternative now because if you lose internet connectivity, you lose access to your applications. VECTOR takes the best of leading edge traditional IT with local file storage, and combines it with the functionality of cloud computing services. It makes as much sense for a small to medium sized business, a state agency as for an enterprise. If the internet goes down, local file storage and business critical applications are still available," Smith explained. "We have combined the best of both worlds for the best total cost of ownership," he continued.

VECTOR was designed to enable IT growth for small to medium sized businesses and for projects for larger entities in a slowed economy by making it possible and practical to rapidly stand up a secure and independent IT infrastructure. Paul Foreman, HBMG's COO, says the compelling benefit of VECTOR is that "An office or collaborative project can begin to work and deliver value much faster than traditional methods -- without the need for significant capital outlay or a prerequisite to hire or assemble and schedule an IT staff."

Pricing and Availability:
VECTOR is currently available at HBMG with pricing dependent on client capacity requirements by contacting Sales at vector@hbmginc.com, 512-459-2635, and http://www.hbmginc.com/index.php/Vector.html.

Quotes:

  • "Many organizations today are seeking to exploit cloud-based infrastructure and related technologies to lower costs; there have been numerous and persistent concerns about this approach. VECTOR provides a solution to these concerns," said Smith.

  • "There is a lot of hype about cloud computing, but for most companies the cloud isn't a complete alternative now because if you lose internet connectivity, you lose access to your applications. VECTOR takes the best of leading edge traditional IT with local file storage, and combines it with the functionality of cloud computing services. It makes as much sense for a small to medium sized business, a state agency as for an enterprise. If the internet goes down, local file storage and business critical applications are still available," Smith explained. "We have combined the best of both worlds for the best total cost of ownership," he continued.

  • Paul Foreman, HBMG's COO, says the compelling benefit of VECTOR is that "An office or collaborative project can begin to work and deliver value much faster than traditional methods -- without the need for significant capital outlay or a prerequisite to hire or assemble and schedule an IT staff."

  • "VECTOR is a disruptive technology that not only redefines the future of computing, it also establishes a new paradigm of computing," said Matt Marshall, executive producer of DEMO.

Industry Facts:

  • Explosive information demands are driving up storage requirements by 54%.
  • Rising operation costs make small or remote data centers cost prohibitive.
  • On average 70% is spent on maintaining current IT infrastructure versus adding employee/consumer requested new capabilities.
  • In distributed computing environments up to 85% of computing capacity sits idle.

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Tags / Keywords:

Cloud, Virtual Server, Replication, Managed Services, Cloud-based Infrastructure, Secure Cloud-based Infrastructure, Virtual Servers, Data Centers, Data Center, Virtual Data Center, DEMO Launch, Cloud Computing, Network Security

About HBMG, Inc.
HBMG is an IT solutions and business strategies company providing, Professional and Managed Services in these core areas: Software and Hardware, IT Services, and Strategic Futures & Insights. We offer a variety of unique software and hardware packages that enable web-based collaboration between teams, companies, and agencies enabling them to work effectively together and securely manage information, processes, and activities online without opening their network. HBMG provides end-to-end IT services including establishing the IT infrastructure, providing seat management, data management, help desk, and systems administration. Our Strategic Futures & Insights Team provides technology forecasting and develops strategies and roadmaps for your organization's future sustainability.

About DEMO:
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.

For more information about VECTOR please visit http://www.hbmginc.com/index.php/Vector.html, email VECTOR@HBMGInc.com, or call 512-459-2635.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    David Smith
    CEO
    512-459-2667

    Paul Foreman
    COO
    512-459-2623

    Pete Musitano
    VP, Product Development
    512-459-2626