Brave River Solutions Completes Virtualization Project for Coto Technology



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The Rhode Island IT support firm assisted Coto in updating their information technology systems.

Warwick, RI - May 29, 2015 - Brave River Solutions, an IT support services company located in Rhode Island, helped Coto Technology, the world leader in small signal switching solutions, upgrade and improve their IT systems in both their Mexico and Rhode Island offices.

Brave River, who has worked with Coto for many years, provided the support and expertise need for Coto to upgrade from a version of virtualization software that was no longer being supported by the manufacturer to a new, more current version of VMWare, for which Brave River will also provide ongoing support. The new VMWare version 5.5 will allow Coto to increase the efficiency of their physical IT resources.

In order to update Coto Technology’s infrastructure, other tasks performed by Brave River included the installation of 14 virtual servers, along with Cybernetics SAN, which stores images of the VMWare servers and backs-up all Coto’s data. V-motion technology was also utilized to protect data in the event that one of the servers goes down. Brave River worked with Coto both on-site at their US location and remotely for their facility in Mexico to deploy VMWare, improving uptime and server performance in both offices.

“The superior support offered by Brave River has helped us to improve response time and reliability,” said Bill Turgeon, Director of Information Technology at Coto. “We are extremely pleased with the new infrastructure we now have in place. Running VMWare in a clustered environment gives us the instantaneous disaster recovery of failed hardware without missing a beat. This is something we’ve never had before and allows us to sleep at night without worrying about such failures."

“Virtualization can lower costs, minimize downtown and reduce the required amount of IT maintenance, all of which are critical concerns to businesses of all sizes,” said Ernie Gaines, President of Brave River Solutions. “Brave River offers a variety of virtualization services, including Hyper-V, VMWare and Citrix XenServer to dramatically improve our clients’ efficiency and their availability of resources.”

Located in Warwick, RI, Brave River Solutions is a leading provider of technology solutions, including IT support and custom development, to businesses in the Providence and Boston areas. Since 2000, the experts at Brave River have partnered with their clients to create solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency, and improve ROI through state-of-the-art technology. To learn more about Brave River’s technology services, please browse our website.

Coto Technology is a worldwide market leader of small signal switching products sold into the Automatic Test Equipment, Data Acquisition, Instrumentation, Process Control, Telecommunications, Medical and Security markets. Coto specializes in the manufacture of relay and switch products. The company originated in Providence, Rhode Island in 1917 as Coto Coil Incorporated, and currently operates a manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico, as well as relay design labs and corporate offices in North Kingstown, RI. For more information, please visit cotorelay.com.

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