Cornerstone Technologies, Data Archival Experts Experiencing Fast Growth in a Slow Economy

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Cornerstone Technologies is a Symantec Platinum Partner and a leading IT Consulting firm with a focus in data archiving and data protection. Cornerstone has been able to drive much of their success in an economy that is swallowing many small businesses right and left. When asked how they are accomplishing this, the answer was simple; "Cornerstone has some of the best technical talent available in a market where data keeps on growing and where customer's want to make an informed choice. The engineering departments of our enterprise and mid-market customers are good at identifying genuine talent and know how, and that has allowed us to keep the edge when we engage on their projects," stated Frank Velasquez, President, Cornerstone Technologies.

Our deep technical expertise in data archiving really sets us apart from many of our competitors

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Cornerstone Technologies is a Symantec Platinum Partner and a leading IT Consulting firm with a focus in data archiving and data protection. Cornerstone has been able to drive much of their success in an economy that is swallowing many small businesses right and left. When asked how they are accomplishing this, the answer was simple; "Cornerstone has some of the best technical talent available in a market where data keeps on growing and where customer's want to make an informed choice. The engineering departments of our enterprise and mid-market customers are good at identifying genuine talent and know how, and that has allowed us to keep the edge when we engage on their projects," stated Frank Velasquez, President, Cornerstone Technologies.

Cornerstone is partnered with several large players in each of the areas they are focused in. Having a good relationship with some of the best in the industry allows Cornerstone Technologies to choose the best solution for the customer rather than forcing a particular product on them. "Customers appreciate this as we give them information on every product that relates to the problem they want to resolve whether its storage or data protection related. They get the best fit for their environment" stated Anuj Ralhan, Cornerstone Director of Sales.

  •     For data archival– knowing Symantec Enterprise Vault, Message Labs, Live Office, Mimosa Nearpoint and Commvault and the benefits of each is critical in the world of email, file, and SharePoint archival, as well as, e-discovery.
  •     For data protection – Cornerstone must know the lead players in this space: As a result, Cornerstone has certified engineers on staff for Symantec Netbackup, Symantec Backup Exec, and engineers with strong experience with Commvault’s Simpana 8 product, Hitachi’s Data Protection Suite and i365’s Evault.
  •     For storage– leveraging the heterogeneous applications by vendors such as Symantec, has allowed Cornerstone Technologies to recommend the best solutions for our customers whether it is SAN, NAS, DAS, ISCSI or De-dup (deduplication) technology. Vendor platforms supported include: NetApp, Hitachi, Data Domain and Isilon.

Cornerstone has been a leader in data archival deployments for their customers for several years now. Major customers in banking, health-care, technology, retail, state and local government and more have come to Cornerstone to get the answers to their data growth and e-discovery questions. This has positioned Cornerstone as a leader in this space.

"Our deep technical expertise in data archiving really sets us apart from many of our competitors. Once our engineers get in front of the customer the sales cycle usually ends there. Customers comment to our sales people that whatever software they finally deploy they can overcome any issues with the right engineers and that's why they picked us." stated Anuj Ralhan, Director of Sales, Cornerstone Technologies.

As a vote of their confidence in our expertise, some of Cornerstone’s OEM partners have actually brought Cornerstone in house to test, evaluate and write white-papers on their products which have been jointly published. This speaks volumes about the technical prowess and good relationships that Cornerstone has garnered in the industry.

"A belief in doing the right thing for our customers is primary in our mission. Our belief and strategy to maintain good relationships with our customers is to deliver what was promised and more. We don't walk away from a project if it's incomplete even if the clock has run out on what the customer paid for."
This has kept customers coming back for more with a large percentage of Cornerstones business being repeat business. In fact a number of our clients have hired us to maintain and report on their key applications where our knowledge exceeds their own.

Cornerstone Technologies was founded in 2007 by Frank Velasquez. Cornerstone technologies mission statement “The Bay Area’s premier engineering services organization focused on STORAGE, DATA ARCHIVAL and DATA PROTECTION technologies. We will accomplish this by being integral to the success of our customers and business partners. In the pursuit of this goal, we will embrace the values of faith, family and integrity in our employee and business relationships.”

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