mindSHIFT opens new data center to support customers’ complex IT and cloud demands

New around-the-clock operations center continues in mindSHIFT’s tradition of infrastructure improvements and scalable, reliable cloud offerings

STERLING, VA, May 19, 2016 – mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art data center in Commack, N.Y.

This highly anticipated facility provides added infrastructure to support customers’ needs, and embraces the company’s ongoing commitment to help protect the environment, leveraging energy-efficient cooling units and implementing a hydro power program. In addition to its enhanced sustainability benefits, mindSHIFT’s newest data center will provide expanded disaster recovery, cloud hosting and support services to customers. 

Mona Abutaleb, President and CEO, mindSHIFT and Senior Vice President of Services, Ricoh USA, Inc., said: “Our new world-class data center represents a significant investment in support of our customers’ growth and future success. It will deliver mindSHIFT’s private, highly secure cloud to customers of all sizes. We look forward to continuing to deliver successful outcomes to complex customer technology challenges in this new facility.”

Bob Lamendola, General Manager, Infrastructure Services, recently commented on the key reasons why mindSHIFT decided on the data center investment and buildout: “This data center represents the first phase of a multi-phase initiative to grow mindSHIFT IT services with Ricoh across not only the U.S. but North America and Latin America as well.” 

Ryan Wilkinson, CTO, Vehicle Tracking Solutions, was quoted in this case study: “mindSHIFT offers a robust and extremely reliable and secure data center that can completely cover our needs in one solution. mindSHIFT has always met and far exceeded any requirements that any of our clients have ever had with the hosting of their data.”

For details on Ricoh’s full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.  Also, follow @mindSHIFT_Tech and @RicohSMB on Twitter for more information. 

About mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. 

mindSHIFT, a Ricoh company, is one of the largest IT outsourcing and cloud services providers, serving small and mid-size businesses for 15 years. At mindSHIFT, we’re about keeping your IT systems up and running, providing personal attention and making you more productive. We’re big enough to offer the facilities, services and expertise you expect, but small enough to provide the support and attention you demand. Learn more at www.mindSHIFT.com

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems. 

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/.

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mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
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