Virtualization technology helps companies get more out of existing resources, helps to reduce data center costs for physical infrastructure, increases availability of systems for improved business continuity and reduced downtime, provides operational flexibility, and can help improve desktop management and security.
Paragrid is a Cleveland based virtualization company that helps others navigate through the virtualization waters to determine which solutions are applicable to the organization. For more than 10 years, we have helped government, education, healthcare and corporate clients implement cloud computing and virtualization solutions.
Paragrid’s offerings fall into two core categories, virtualization or private cloud implementations as well as hosted cloud services. In our private cloud solutions, we provide the business analysis to assist companies in determining which virtualization offerings are right for you, as well as the acquisition, deployment and maintenance of an on-site virtualized environment. Alternatively, companies can leverage existing infrastructure by using virtualized services in Paragrid’s cloud environment.
Paragrid’s analysis and implementation services cover storage virtualization, server virtualization, desktop virtualization, application virtualization, as well as connections to non-virtualized infrastructure, including networking gear. We specialize in providing ultra-redundant configurations as well as solutions that allow organizations to centralize IT assets for better utilization and lower cost of operations while improving reliability and uptime.
Paragrid offers best-of-breed virtualization technologies and has developed a continuum of services to help organizations of any size capitalize on the benefits of virtualization. Our cloud environment uses a multi-node infrastructure along with BGP routing and virtualization technology to allow servers to be swapped between data centers without interruption or downtime providing unmatched levels of performance and availability. Services provided include shared and dedicated server hosting, disaster recovery solutions, virtual desktops, as well as hosted private cloud solutions.
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Building 44, 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
Berg handles the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the organization. Berg is also responsible for building a business model that is responsive to customer needs and that will ensure the company's growth.
Prior to joining Paragrid™, Berg spent seven years at CDW where he was awarded the President's Achievement award for five of those years for excellence in sales performance. During his tenure, Berg was a founding member of their first healthcare vertical team. He helped start their field sales division, then known as CDW Select, by establishing the Cleveland-based market and, in his last role, Berg worked with a team of Inside Account Managers to develop Enterprise accounts.
Berg attended the University of Dayton where he earned a bachelor's degree in Finance and obtained an MBA at John Carroll University.
Director of Consulting Services
Samic is a cloud computing thought leader and his experiences have made him a sought-after speaker throughout the United States. He coined the phrase “Data Portability” and believes that data becomes static and needs to be kept fresh, and on the move. Samic leads, guides, and speaks to other professionals on concepts of better data management and portability.
Samic came to be known as a virtualization guru by local and national industry leaders for his work at a regional bank where he took their infrastructure to the virtual frontier well ahead of the curve and saved the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital expenses in the process.
Samic graduated from the University of Akron with an Information Technology degree and holds numerous technical certifications. Samic also has numerous certifications in the field of public safety, and consults with a number of municipalities on how to apply cloud computing and virtualization technologies to enhance public safety.
Director of Hosting Services
Headlee's dedication to process and runbook documentation streamlines the collaboration of talent necessary for development of advanced enterprise custom applications and hosting solutions.
Headlee has been in the hosting arena since the Internet burst onto the scenes in the early '90s, moving from Case Western, where he attended undergrad, to several large custom application builds and further honing his Internet application knowledge and hosting skills with a startup medical handheld software company. Headlee then ran the hosting division of DigiKnow, an online marketing player in the national media market hosting clients such as Waste Management, Gold's Gym, the Cleveland Browns and Scientific Games.
Headlee then joined Paragrid™ to bring the operational expertise of running large geographically dispersed data centers, and the COBIT, PCI, HIPAA and SAS experience to the management team.