Champion’s Cloud Storage Solutions

Cloud Storage Migration Made Easy

Champion Solutions Group helps our clients with affordable, flexible and scalable storage solutions that keep their teams productive and their costs under control. For example, a mid-sized client approached us with years of hard drives, zip disks and CDs—as well as multiple servers—looking for a consolidated solution. Our team took inventory of their current data, analyzed how it was being used and evaluated a range of different options: public, private and hybrid solutions.

By identifying what data the company hadn’t been using, we were able to quickly move old information to the cloud and concentrate the business’s IT resources for storing and accessing their most current and critical information (hot data). Champion won’t just help connect you with leading-edge technology, we’ll also develop a personalized and data-driven solution that helps you make the most of cloud storage within your company’s broader IT infrastructure.

Why Champion Is a Leader in Cloud Storage Solutions:

We evaluate your existing infrastructure and work with you to come up with exactly the right solution for your needs. Backed by over 35 years of experience, we’re familiar with all existing hardware, software and architecture.

We will proactively help you plan for every critical situation, such as disaster backup and recovery. Storing your data in the cloud protects your valuable information in the event of a natural disaster or human intervention.

  • Champion’s Cloud Storage readiness assessment provides you with a detailed analysis of your most frequently accessed data and your least frequently accessed stale data, and then helps identify what data should be kept on premise and what should be moved to the cloud. We also look at which data falls into regulatory compliance guidelines such as PCI and HIPAA.
  • Champion will make sure that you have sufficient headroom in your network environment to be able to handle archiving, data backup and snapshotting to the Cloud.
  • Champion will install and configure cloud connectivity and provide a comprehensive training program for your team, providing them with our insider knowledge of tips, tricks, best practices and administration guidelines.
  • Champion will migrate your data from your current storage architecture to the cloud.
  • Champion provides on-going lifecycle support.
  • Champion’s team has built strong relationships through the cloud and face-to-face with the leaders in cloud solutions:
    • Windows Azure – An open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.
    • Veeam Cloud Backups – We developed Canopy, our backup solution (powered by Veeam), which provides a remote, secure, cloud-based storage destination for existing server infrastructures.
    • Seagate (EVault)
    • IBM Smart Cloud
  • Champion offers our customers solutions ranging from Dev-Test, security and infrastructure services to big data, media services, storage and many more.
  • Our Cloud Storage solutions provide a secure, scalable and easy to access cloud storage solution. We automatically provide high availability and DR.

At Champion we realize that our competitors can offer you similar products, but what our team has can’t be contained in floppy disc or even in the massive storage heart of the cloud. Our people migrated to us because they too have a passion for helping businesses achieve success. That’s always been our goal. The technology is the tool we use to help you get there.

Champion Solutions Group has over 35 years of expertise in delivering customized information technology solutions across all platforms for midsized to large organizations. Our people want to work with your people. For more information, visit www.championsg.com or contact us at 800-771-7000 to learn how our proven methodology can help your organization increase productivity, reduce costs and mitigate risks.

Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.