, a nonprofit information technology test and training facility in Columbus, had some big news to share last month. It appointed Silicon Valley veteran Ron Landthorn as Director and launched its new Data Center Solution Partner Program.
Landthorn has recently returned home to his native Columbus following a career in Silicon Valley working in international sales and business development for IT firms. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in electrical engineering and has worked in engineering and management for businesses such as Procter & Gamble and AccuRay.
“My wife and I grew up here and it was always our intention to come back,” he says. “I’m enthused about what’s happening in Ohio with technology development.”
Landthorn created the new program to help Platform Lab’s 200-plus clients gain better access to cloud backup solutions. The recently launched program is an important new collaboration with the Lab’s community of data protection suppliers that will help to protect data used and stored on the Internet.
“We’ve put together goals that can help us grow our respective business,” he says.
Platform Lab is the nation’s only state-funded IT test & training facility. It offers affordable access to IT infrastructure for testing, cloud computing, development and projects. “We give your company a competitive advantage by offering flexible, scalable services,” Platform Lab's website states. “Utilize Platform Lab solutions instead of investing in short-term hardware and software solutions that are difficult to manage and time-consuming.”
Columbus-based Veeam Software was selected as the program's first partner. Veeam has developed a large worldwide clientele and is considered one of the fastest growing and most innovative data protection suppliers in the world.
The Lab's Partner Program offers a win-win for business clients: first, it helps them to protect data, avoid costly mistakes and foster maximum productivity; second, it helps them to test such IT solutions to ensure they work optimally.
Platform Lab is located within TechColumbus
, a public-private partnership whose mission is to accelerate the development of Central Ohio’s innovation economy.
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Writer: Val Prevish