Local businesses leaders had a lot a questions for panelists at a Palisades Institute forum that focused on how businesses can utilize the resources of a modern data center. The forum was held on October 11, 2017, at the fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547) in Orangeburg, NY. The company owns, operates, and develops data center facilities around the country. Topics discussed included safeguarding the physical security of data systems, cyber security, and the need for disaster recovery.
J. Todd Raymond, CEO and Managing Partner of 1547, said a data center can allow your business to keep running in the event of an emergency. “We’re in an environment now where we’ve had three major hurricanes in the U.S. We have fires raging out in California,” he said. “And of course, Superstorm Sandy, which drove a lot of demand for disaster recovery.”
The other panelists were: Bill Kohlman, a consultant; Alan Posner, Senior Solution Architect, VirtuIT Systems; and John Bonczek, President of Datacenter Division, 1547. Following the panel discussion, participants took a tour of the 1547 facility.
The Palisades Institute was created in 1990 as part of Dominican College to serve business, government, and not-for-profit organizations in Rockland and nearby counties. The Institute encourages professionals to integrate the concepts of leadership, quality, and ethics to achieve long-term success.