Innovative Business Financial Services Organization Credits Significant Value To Using Private Cloud
Innovative Business Financial Services OrganizationCredits Significant Value To Using Private CloudExecutive SummaryLanese & Associates Chose• Customer Name: Lanese & AssociatesGuardian Private-CloudTM to• Industry: Business Financial Services• Location: Ruskin, FL / Sarasota, FLempower staff, streamline costs,• Employees: More than 15Challengeimprove system performance, and• Increase Team Productivityprotect client escrowed data.• Support Staff Mobility• Improve System Security• Reliable Disaster RecoveryChallengeLanese & Associates is a fully licensed accounting and business financial services firmSolutionthat provides a blend of extrodinary personal service and extensive tax and business• Guardian Private-CloudTMfinancial management expertise. During the firm’s 30+ year history, the professional• Tampa Bay FiberTMteam has created a service delivery model that is uniquely tailored to the challenges• ACE HostingTMand demands of the owners of “Growth-Focused”business enterprieses. The firm•Guardian-ITTMdelivers outsourced CFO services, tax planning & preparation services, and payroll• Leveraged Comprehensiveservices normally associated with traditional CPA firms. With two business locations inData ManagementWest Central Florida, the staff has the flexibility and mobility to meet with clients in• Tight Integration with athree major markets, including; Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg / Clearwater.Single PlatformThe firm continously leverages information technology to maximize staff productivityResultsand support staff mobility. Accordingly, the Lanese and Associates team has achieved• Faster App Performance (+800%)one of the highest employee productivity levels for CPA firms throughout the West• Zero to Minimal DowntimeCentral Florida market. This level of productivity has enabled the Lanese Team to(99.999% Uptime)succssfully compete with CPA firms that are more than twice its size, and still deliver• Reduced Data Roadblocksmission critical business financial services that exceed client’s stringent timelines andbudgets. The Lanese team heavily relies on its IT department as a business• Automation of Repetitive,productivity maximizer, demanding a highly reliable technology infrastructure thatTime-Intensive Tasksdelivers Maximum Uptime for a highly mobile and dispersed team.• Increased Productivity & Efficiency• Disaster Recovery Capacity +900%The Lanese and Associates Core Technology is fully virtualized and has performed• Secured Critical Assetsexceptionally well. Given the massive quantity of years of client escrowed data,Cybersecurity Threats present significant challenges imposed by a highly mobile• Files, Applications, Hypervisors, &workforce that routinely accesses core technology assets during extended hours.Databases Stored in Private CloudPage 1© 2020 Diveriscom Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This Document is Diversicom Corporation Public Information.
In addition to traditional Microsoft Office products, the core business managementproductivity toolset includes a tightly integrated software suite of financial managementand tax planning/preparation software applications. This toolset is fully database drivenand requires an finely tuned high-performance network server architecture to supportthe team’s productivity demands. In addtion, this toolset supports access to more thanten years of financial documents that are routinely accessed for reference and editing.The business productivity toolset includes; time & billing, document storage, financial &tax analysis, conversion of client supplied documents to paperless formats, and thepreparation and electronic filing of Federal and State tax documents. The softwaresuite presents a unique deployment and performance challenge in that multipleversions of components of the software suite must interoperate seamlessly to supportaccess to archived documents. The demands for this legacy support of older versionsof the software suite creates unique challenges to support a highly mobile team.Solution“The Diversicom TeamWithin the main data center at the Ruskin corporate headquarters, the virtualizedunderstands the waycore server infrastructure has been fully optimized to support the multiple legacywe work (includingversions of the business software suite and still provide scaleabilty. The virtualizedplatform is fully replicated to another virtualized platform using the Guardian Privatespecific programs weCloudTM infrastructure. System performance, redundantcy, and scaleablity isuse) and do a good jobaugmented through the capabilities of the Guardian Private CloudTM. In addtion,of Anticipating oursignificant additional protection and mitigation capability against cybersecuritythreats have enhanced the firm’s critical business requirement for a more robustNeeds. During taxBusiness Disaster Recovery strategy.season our network isGuardian Private CloudTM was the best solution to solve all the current challenges.in use almost 24 hoursThe Guardian Private CloudTM is a strategic mesh of three Enterprise Classper day! They fill acomponents, including; Diversicom’s Guadian-ITTM, Tampa Bay FiberTM DirectInternet Access over a Private Network, and the Enterprise Class Private DataVery Valuable ExpertiseCenter at ACE HostingTM. The flexibility and cost-effective expansive capacity ofin our organization,Guardian Private CloudTM affords the Lanese team a scalable and hyper-securecritical to our daily worksolution to meet all the currernt and future business technology requirements.lives.”— Nick LaneseResultsPartnerThe Guardian Private CloudTM solution has fully met the Lanese team’s critical businessLanese & Associates, Inc.objectives, including: providing a scalable core technology platform that seamlesslysupports mutliple versions of their business productivity software suite, providing fullsupport for the unique mobilty work-flow of the staff, and significantly enhancing thefirm’s Business Disaster Recovery strategy. The support and monitoring of theeffectiveness and performance of these critical business objectives are now fullymanaged within the Guardian Private CloudTM architecture.The Lanese team members have all reported their best overall system uptime andperformance end-user experience during the 2020 extended tax season. TheCOVID pandemic forced the Internal Revenue Serivce to allow unprecedentedextensions for reporting and filing federal tax documents. The IRS 2020 extensionshave mandated that the Lanese Team spend an additional four months managingthese complex processes.The performance, scalablity, and flexibilty of the Guardian Private CloudTMarchitecture has been clearly demonstrated by meeting the team’s greaterdependence on mobilty and enhancing the proactive defense against the increasedcybersecurity threat vectors related to the COVID pandemic.Page 2© 2020 Diveriscom Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This Document is Diversicom Corporation Public Information.
Product ListThe ACE HostingTM enterprise class data center is uniquely architected andTechnology Managementprovisioned to serve the high performance and hyper-secure requirements for• Guardian-ITTM Managed Servicesprivate cloud customers. The Tampa Data Center is rated to withstand Category-4hurricane strength and is regularly audited to ensure adherence to industry bestData Center Servicespractices and certifications such as SSAE 16, HIPAA, HITRUST, and PCI. ACE• Enterprise Data Center ServicesHostingTM data center resources have tremendous scalabilty to support technologydeployments in the local Tampa Bay area and provides out-of-state facilities whileWide Area Network Accessmaintaining a fully secured private cloud network architecture.• Tampa Bay FiberTMThe combination of Guardian-ITTM, and ACE HostingTM, and Tampa Bay FiberTMVirtualizationdelivers a “Best in Class” Enterprise Technology Management Services solution• VMwarethat is unrivaled in the West Central Florida market. This strategic combination of• Open Sourceenteprise class services enables clients to experience unparalleled performance,• Proprietary Solutionsfaster provisioning, and rapid adoption into any existing technology infrastructure.SecurityFor More Information• Artifical Intelligence AntiVirus• Network Threat DetectionTo find out more about Guardian-ITTM, please visit:• Intusion Prevention• Security Policy SetupTo find out more about Tampa Bay FiberTM, pleasManaged Detection and Response• Hierarchial Violation ResponseSystemsTo find out more about ACE HostingTM, pleasevisit: Applications• Microsoft Office• Microsoft SQL Server• Microsoft Exchange• Intuit Accounting Suite• Collaborative Conferencing• Thomson CS-SuiteStorage• Dell Enterprise Storage Arrays• Acronis Enteprise w/Cyber Detect• Top-of-the-Line NetworkAttached Storage• Virtual Storage Area Networks(Hybrid Multicloud & Big Data)• Popular Enterprise StorageSolutions to fit all IT BudgetsDIVERSICOM PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OFMERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of express or implied warranties, therefore thisdisclaimer may not apply to you.Page 3© 2020 Diveriscom Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This Document is Diversicom Corporation Public Information