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Advancements in technology shape the way we do business, and its rapid growth sometimes can be too fast for companies to keep up with. Embracing and adapting to new technologies are imperative to staying ahead of your competition. With a multitude of outlets for conducting business, staying ahead of the curve in the technology realm can be rewarding.
Here to answer this week's "Behind the List" questions and offer insight into the developing world of technology in the workplace is Dev Chanchani, CEO of INetU in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Lehigh Valley Business: How long has INetU been operating in the Greater Lehigh Valley and what are its primary services?
Dev Chanchani: INetU has been in business in the Lehigh Valley for over 16 years. Business clients around the country and around the world count on INetU to provide managed cloud computing for their business critical websites and applications. Some of the clients we work with include BMW of North America, Sony Music, Pokémon, the National Auto Dealers Association and the U.S. Golf Association.
LVB: How do businesses benefit from using a data center?
Chanchani: The term "data center" means many things. To us and our customers, it means outsourced computing infrastructure, equipment and services. INetU has a network of global data centers that provide our clients with scalable resources such as cloud based storage, processing power, redundancy and security services. INetU data centers are specifically designed to have high technical density that translates into cost efficiencies that our clients appreciate.
LVB: A lot of businesses are adapting to the cloud network. What exactly is the cloud and how does it work?
Chanchani: Think of the cloud as a massive computer infrastructure that uses modern technology such as virtualization, dynamic scaling and automation of adding/removing resources on demand. The cloud can do everything that your servers, or even your internal data center can do, but the cloud can do it better, faster and at a lower cost.
There is no single "cloud." Cloud is a term that simply references a set of computer resources. Google, for instance, is designed to be used by consumers for easy document storage and email, so the resources in that cloud are based on that use case.
INetU created our cloud to be used by businesses only, so we have designed in attributes such as redundancy, fault tolerance, security and speed – features that are important to a business.
LVB: How does it work?
Chanchani: The cloud uses modern state-of-the-art technologies like virtualization, enterprise storage, cutting edge security technologies integrated with software to deliver all of this as a utility service. INetU has designed all of the software to run our cloud, and it has been designed for business critical workloads.
LVB: How does INetU directly stimulate the local economy of the Greater Lehigh Valley? Who are some of its biggest clients?
Chanchani: The biggest contribution that INetU makes to the local economy is in job creation and training. Our success has spawned new jobs – even during the down economy of the past few years.
These are also jobs that require skilled talent, and we foster that internally through our training and personal development programs. We have been a Top Workplace award winner for the last few years, which is just another validation of our commitment to putting people to work in great jobs with a great future.
Some of our biggest clients include SONY Music, BMW and the Pokémon franchise. We host also famous brands such as Segway and great local companies like Kidspeace and Surefit. Our clients are located around the world, and INetU proudly funnels this revenue into the local economy where our headquarters is located.
LVB: What does the future look like for INetU on a local level?
Chanchani: Bright and exciting. INetU is an internationally known company, but we are not as well known as we would like at the local level. This has been changing over the last few years as we hire more and more people from the area, expand our charitable programs and create awareness to the local businesses on the products and services we have to offer.
Compiled by christopher holland