CTEX lights up region’s most advanced Cloud Platform

February 17, 2014 | Posted in News


Company completes migration and upgrade of its HyperCloud platform to its Tier-IV datacenter

Willemstad, Curaçao – February 16, 2014. Curacao Technology Exchange (CTEX) completed migration and expansion of its advanced HyperCloud platform to its new Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV datacenter. CTEX finished the implementation of its next-generation computing platform over the weekend providing advanced Cloud solutions to customers in the Caribbean and Latin America. Although previously available to a select few customers, CTEX’s Cloud platform is now available to everyone. Various customers from around the region are now in production.

VCE, CISCO and EMC form part of CTEX’s Cloud platform, which offers computing, storage, and application services that can underpin heavy websites and mission critical applications. CTEX launched its Cloud platform a year ago but controlled distribution until it expanded and migrated the platform to its Tier-IV datacenter. CTEX’s HyperCloud platform is aimed squarely at the business customer with a demand for ‘Always On’ availability. The company offers a 100% uptime of all critical datacenter components, which it achieves through the region’s newest and most advanced Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV datacenter located in Curaçao, just off the coast of South America.

CTEX’s manager of Cloud services, Vannessa Varies, notes that the company is “giving people the same services offered by datacenters in the United States, Europe or elsewhere in the world. Customers have experienced zero down time with CTEX’s Cloud platform in the past. The latest migration from a temporary datacenter and expansion to our Tier-IV datacenter, gives customers even greater security and more flexibility to configure complex computing solutions.

“To address today’s business challenges, global security, privacy threats and advantages offered by the Cloud, companies are now rethinking investments in their own computing platforms and datacenter facilities. With our unified HyperCloud platform we provide an array of options for reducing infrastructure complexity, operating costs, increased speed, and reliability. Our customers demand extreme security to ensure that their data and applications are protected at a high-end trusted facility. Leveraging our newly enhanced Cloud platform, companies and their IT departments can do more than ever before,” says Anthony de Lima, CTEX’s Chairman & CEO.

CTEX’s Tier-IV datacenters are the newest and most expansive Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The island of Curaçao offers many benefits including strict European-based privacy laws, connectivity through 5 submarine cables with two additional ones planned for the year, a unique location outside the traditional hurricane belt and major seismic active zones, a multi-lingual workforce, and fiscal benefits for international companies locating their computing infrastructure, data and applications at the company’s datacenter. CTEX’s is building out 4 massive 71,000 square feet facilities, the first of four entered operation this month.

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CTEX and CORE establish Strategic Alliance

February 15, 2014 | Posted in News


Companies team up to deliver advanced managed services

Willemstad, Curaçao – February 13, 2014. Curacao Technology Exchange (CTEX) and CORE N.V. announced today that they have formalized a strategic alliance agreement. Under the agreement, CORE will leverage CTEX’s datacenter for its own operations and relocate its present datacenter at Regentesselaan to CTEX’s highly secured and redundant facility at Seru Mahuma. CORE and CTEX will also partner in the delivery of managed services to local and international customers who collocate their computing infrastructure at the CTEX facility. Key staff from CORE will be part of CTEX’s network operations center providing 24/7/365 support and monitoring of all critical computing and networking infrastructure components.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with CORE. From the start we’ve always had an excellent relationship with the company, its staff and management team. Having CORE as one of our alliance partners means that we will be able to further expand the breath and depth of our managed services capabilities while at the same time providing highly advanced and secured datacenter services out of our Tier-IV certified datacenter. Ongoing continuity, high security, and a commitment to a 100% uptime of all critical infrastructure components are key to our business. CORE and its professional team will support us in achieving these levels of service,” says Anthony de Lima, CTEX’s Chairman & CEO.

“For CORE, the alliance means that our staff and customers will be served out of the region’s most advanced datacenter. Leveraging the latest and greatest technology means that customers can get real benefits from running their key computing capabilities at our datacenter. CTEX and CORE engineers will work together to ensure we deliver the highest levels of service to customers domestically and internationally. Over the next few months we will provide specialized training to our staff on some of the latest and most modern computing and networking technologies implemented at CTEX” says Gerda Rosalia CORE’s Managing Director.

The companies will leverage each other’s capabilities to deliver Managed Services such as Cloud Solutions, Virtual Datacenter, Managed Continuity, Professional Services, and Managed Colocation.

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ABOUT CTEX
CTEX is building four Tier-IV, green certified, data centers and an internet exchange point from which co-location, interconnection and managed services will be delivered to enterprise, government, and institutional clients in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is deploying the latest data center technologies to support high- density cloud computing infrastructures. CTEX offers six core solutions including HyperCloud_Services, Security Management, Managed Services, Network & Colocation, Archival and Storage solutions, and Disaster Recovery Services. CTEX’s Tier-IV data centers are being built on the island of Curaçao, which is located safely outside the hurricane belt and major seismic zone in a politically neutral jurisdiction.

About CORE
CORE has a track record of more than 40 years, offering high quality IT services to the public sector, the private businesses and organizations of Curaçao. Throughout the years CORE has kept abreast with global developments in the IT business and features a fast, flexible and reliable infrastructure. CORE offers tailor-made solutions to guarantee the continuity of its clients’ operations. The company’s service portfolio includes Application Hosting, Business Continuity Services, Consulting & Training, Network Management and Server Management.

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