New Services Enable Disaster Avoidance, Mobility, Improved Performance and Lower Total Cost of OwnershipWAYNE, Pa.– April 18, 2013–Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company™, today announced that Signal Hill a national investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions has deployed its award-winning virtual desktop and vServer cloud computing services. The firm, with offices in Baltimore, Boston, Nashville, New York, Reston, and San Francisco, recently experienced the benefits of having their applications and infrastructure in the cloud when a series of storms shut down offices across the eastern coast of the United States.An Inc. 500 company, Evolve IP provides organizations with a unified option for cloud services. Today, over 100,000 of users across the globe depend daily on Evolve IP for cloud services like virtual servers, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, unifiedcommunications, contact centers, and more.Prior to switching to Evolve IP’s virtual desktop solution, Signal Hill operated one data center at its Baltimore location plus a secondary facility for data recovery in Colorado. The company needed to upgrade aging hardware and software plus hire additional IT staff just to maintain the same level of service availability to their users. Now, all employee desktops run in the Evolve IP private cloud and all data is centrally stored in and accessed through Evolve IP’s award-winning cloud network.They also now rely on Evolve IP to host many of its enterprise applications including CRM, eMail, file storage, and document management systems. Users access Evolve IP’s services from any device over the public internet for ubiquitous, device-agnostic access.Almost immediately after moving its employee’s desktops and business applications to Evolve IP’s unified cloud platform a series of storms rocked the Northeast. “Our New York office building had to shut down for over a week but all of our employees were still able to access their desktops and critical server applications from home to continue business as usual,” said Michael Parent, Signal Hill’s Managing Director of the New York office.“Unfortunately, for organizations on the East Coast there have been many business disruptions over the last few months; hurricane Sandy and winter storm Nemo to name a few,” said Tim Allen, Chief Sales Officer for Evolve IP. “We’re very pleased to have supported Signal Hill and our other clients with ‘business as usual’ during these events. For any company looking at their disaster recovery plan I would strongly suggest they look to the cloud for disaster avoidance first.”Evolve IP’s award-winning cloud platform enables organizations like Signal Hill to benefit from the world-class security, availability and performance typically reserved for Fortune 500 organizations. In contrast to the legacy, do-it-yourself model where an organization sets up or continually needs to re-invest in its own systems, data centers and infrastructure, Evolve IP provides the best-in-class software, hardware and architecture that frees up IT resources all while eliminating CAPEX and lowering an organizations total cost of ownership. For more information about Evolve IP’s suite of cloud services, visit www.EvolveIP.net. For more discussion about how cloud services can improve business, visit Cloud IQ blog.evolveip.net.ABOUT EVOLVE IP Evolve IP is The Cloud Services Company™. Designed from the beginning to provide organizations with a unified option for cloud services, Evolve IP enables decision-makers to migrate all or select IT technologies to its award-winning cloud platform. Evolve IP’s combination of security, stability, scalability, and lower total cost of ownership is fundamentally superior to outdated legacy systems and other cloud offerings. Today, over 100,000 customers across the globe depend daily on Evolve IP for cloud services like virtual servers, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, unified communications, contact centers, and more. Visit www.EvolveIP.net or http://blog.EvolveIP.net.