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Sirkom, Inc. was founded in 2009 in Upstate, New York. In our early years our focus was on providing traditional IT Services to the area businesses. Founders Tim Streeter and Joshua Jacobs realized early, there was a need for a more cost effective and manageable IT infrastructure service to meet the growing needs of today’s businesses. The clear and obvious choice to us was Hosted Desktop solutions. Although the technology has been around for a number of years and only available to companies who could afford it, times have changed. The range of products, services and the cost have become available to businesses who are trying to gain an edge in their marketplace while containing the cost to attain that edge.
Our mission is to provide enterprise level services and support, delivered securely, from a reliable platform at a cost effective price point.
Since the start of our operations, we have experience rapid growth and interest in this time tested approach to IT. Sirkom has built its reputation on reliability and trust. A reputation that generates the majority of our new business through word of mouth. Our customers are loyal, and we treat each one as if they are our first. Take the first step and contact us. Find out why we are the area’s best kept secret
Our first data center is built
Headquartered in South Glens Falls, NY we knew we wanted to build our first data center facility here as well. It was no easy task but we prevailed and fired up our first few servers in August of 2010. The facility housed 7 server cabinets, 5 Ton Liebert Air Conditioner, Liebert UPS Battery Backup system, Biometric security, 24/7/365 Surveillance, and a Network Operations Center (NOC). We also lit up the area’s first fiber optic line extending from Albany, NY.
Quickbooks in the Cloud
We were one of the first companies to offer hosted QuickBooks solutions. Just at the term “Cloud Computing” was quickly becoming a buzz word we launched Sirkom Apps® which included several hosted applications for our customers. Using Citrix XenApp® and our partnership with Citrix as a Certified Service Provider (CSP) we were able to provide QuickBooks in the Cloud for a range of different customers and markets.
Office in the Cloud
Through the success of our hosted applications we expanded our offering to include hosted desktops and servers. Through our partnership with Microsoft through our Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) we are able to host Microsoft products for our customers. Working with Wyse we were able to develop a compressive combination of thin clients and hosting infrastructure called “Office in the Cloud©”. This continues to be our post popular product as businesses move towards a hosted infrastructure.
While our South Glens Falls facility served us well we soon realized we needed to move to larger facility. We looked at several options but came to the conclusion that we needed more bandwidth for our customers and it simply isn’t available in our current location. Weighing all our options, from building a new facility to expanding our current one we decided on partnering with Turnkey Internet and moving to a colocation facility. We made the decision to focus our staff on what we do best which is offering hosted solutions. With our growing product line and servers the operations of running a data center grew and grew. Our new facility also offers a superior connectivity and accreditations. Highlights include being green using 100% renewable energy, Energy Star Certified, SSAE 16 Type II Audited, fully redundant network with TIER-1 internet providers, 24/7/365 onsite security staff, just to name a few. It was an easy decision to upgrade our backbone and move to an environmentally friendly data center.