City Year Increases Productivity and Reduces Overhead - Converts to Virtual Environment with MUSA Technology Partners

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Today, City Year, a leading non-profit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, together with MUSA Technology Partners, a rapidly growing innovator of technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce the completion of City Year's physical-to-virtual information technology server migration.

We're delighted with the outcome of the virtualization project and MUSA's dedication to professionalism

Today, City Year, a leading non-profit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, together with MUSA Technology Partners, a rapidly growing innovator of technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce the completion of City Year's physical-to-virtual information technology server migration.

"We're delighted with the outcome of the virtualization project and MUSA's dedication to professionalism," commented Welles Hatch, Chief Information Officer for City Year. "MUSA consulted with our information technology team and reduced the number of physical servers from forty down to five, moving business-critical functions to virtual machines with absolutely zero downtime. After completing the project on time and within budget, they thoroughly trained our staff in the newly developed virtual environment."

"We've been privileged to continue expanding our partnership with City Year," explained Douglas Lantigua, Principal at MUSA Technology Partners. "Server consolidation and virtualization affords an overall reduction in overhead expenses of up to 70%, a savings that will definitely benefit City Year and enable them to return even more to communities across America."

"Our certified VMware professionals met with City Year and went through extensive capacity planning and growth-trending analysis, and implemented a solution which would allow City Year to continue expanding into the next decade," stated Josh Campbell, Senior Solutions Consultant with MUSA Technology Partners, who managed the City Year account. "The migration of City Year's forty physical servers down to five, with the addition of a sixth for future expansion, will allow their Information Technology professionals ample opportunity for development and testing. It will also give other departments who are heavily reliant on databases for City Year's mission-critical functions such as collecting data about its impact on students and schools, engaging volunteers in service and fundraising and managing finances to continue operations seamlessly."

MUSA Technology Partners reduced City Year's physical server footprint by 80% and transitioned business functions without any downtime or loss of efficiency. The virtualization project has provided City Year with improved productivity in the areas of information technology effectiveness, internal operations and community outreach while decreasing overhead costs and ensuring greater efficiency.

About City Year:
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates. Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year has established programs in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Detroit, Little Rock/North Little Rock, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New York, Greater Philadelphia, Rhode Island, San Antonio, San Jose/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, and Washington, D.C., and international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Please visit http://www.cityyear.org for more information.

About MUSA Technology Partners:
MUSA Technology Partners is a rapidly growing technology consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MUSA's service offerings include disaster recovery and data protection for business continuance, enterprise support, server virtualization, server validation, cloud computing, and cloud validation. MUSA's dedication to hiring talented, knowledgeable and professional engineers and consultants fosters a mutually beneficial and symbiotic relationship and a partnership geared toward long-term success. For more details on MUSA Technology Partners, please navigate to http://www.musatechnology.com.

Contact:
Karla Strobel, City Year, Inc.
kstrobel(at)cityyear(dot)org

Doug Harvey, MUSA Technology Partners
dharvey(at)musatechnology(dot)com

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