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By Andrew Moran     Apr 2, 2013 in Business
Herndon - Studies have shown that Internet traffic keeps increasing with each passing year. In North America alone, traffic has grown by as much as 50 percent per year in the past decade. It is expected that it will quadruple by the year 2014.
According to Internet World Stats, there are nearly 2.5 billion Internet users. This is more than one-third of the world’s population. Asia and Europe account for two-thirds of all web usage, with North America coming in third place with 11.4 percent.
What does this mean for businesses? Well, it could benefit them because there are more eyeballs on their products. However, it also means that they have to invest more in their Internet services to adapt to the situation. In this tough economy, that may be a difficult ordeal, but there is strong competition in the sector.
Since the illustrious 1990s, the markets suffered from three tech bubbles. These led to some companies dying out, while other companies survived and flourished. In the information technology marketplace, InfoRelay Online Systems Inc., a national colocation provider that maintains a clientele of more than 200,000 across the United States, continued to be a success in the overcrowded sector.
Russell Weiss, the president of InfoRelay, launched the company in 1995 in a small office in New Jersey and is now headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. What does the company do? It offers a range of information security, cloud storage, hosting management, dedicated servers, desktop recovery and data protection products and services. Essentially, it provides a kind of all-in-one Internet service geared to small- and medium-sized businesses, governments and enterprise clientele.
The company first operated with only a single T1 line. Eighteen years later, InfoRelay now functions with its own unique multi-gigabit redundant BGP network and supported on Cisco routers. The network operates in the same facility as many other Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, Yahoo!, Sony Online and IBM.
InfoRelay preserves its four main network locations in the states of California and Virginia. It is able to properly provide bandwidth through several of its alternative data centers in the states of Illinois and Texas as well as in cities in Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and Holland.
In order to present a stable system and employ the best services possible, InfoRelay upholds a structure of adherence to operational procedures, organized documentation, enhanced thought leadership in the industry and enforcement of internal policies.
For the past decade, the company continues to experience growth and exposure through its collaboration with industry leaders, by hiring the best talent available and employing the top available practices.
It was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private American companies as it posted a three-year revenue growth of 143 percent, or approximately $3 million, with just 22 employees, up from 10 employees three years prior.
When clients utilize the services offered by InfoRelay, it produces vast savings. Instead of relying on Internet products and services from several different providers and spending limited resources, private entities can use just one, such as InfoRelay.
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