In 2004, Mark Magdon and Marc Gonzalez joined forces with a vision of delivering a core set of enterprise class IT services to the small and mid-sized organization. Their plan for managed Virtual Core Services, or vCore, preceded today’s “cloud computing” era.
Building on a foundation of over 35 years of combined experience in systems support, datacenter architecture, privacy and compliance, Mark and Marc founded United Data Managed Services, Inc. and started architecting a virtualization platform. Their flagship offerings centered around data backup and disaster recovery services to healthcare, legal and financial services organizations in the Northeast.
The company joined forces with Diversified Information Technologies Inc. (DIT) in 2006 allowing for nationwide expansion. During this time, the company also garnered recognition as Northeastern Pennsylvania’s exclusive Wall Street West Company.
In December of 2008, Mark and Marc led the divestiture from DIT forming Site2. This was the catalyst to the expansion of their vCore services beyond recovery and compliance into application hosting, desktop mobility and server virtualization services. With a renewed focus, Site2 relocated its corporate headquarters to its present location within the exclusive Cait Center in Scranton, PA. This facility also houses an additional datacenter, offices and training facilities.
With Mark and Marc still helping to lead the way as members of Site2’s leadership team, the future is bright for Site2 as it continues to expand into datacenter facilities in Virginia, Maryland and Arizona. With clients in 19 states, the firm’s goal is to expand into all states by 2018 while continuing to deliver personalized support for its clients.
Differentiation is at the (Virtual) Core of Site2’s Services
Building a reliable computing solution requires a solid foundation. vCore systems provide the key building blocks for an organization to deliver productivity, mobility and reliability to its employees.
Productivity. Many “cloud” services are designed for the consumer or sole proprietor. The employees in a small to mid-sized business cannot remain productive if they are hampered by products and services designed for a single user or single computer. Site2’s solutions are enterprise class productivity and collaboration platforms configured for any size organization.
Mobility. Where is your office? Home? Work? Client site? Vendor site? Disaster recovery site? Perhaps all of the above. Employees at large corporations and enterprises take mobility for granted. Laptops, VPN access, company smartphones, and tightly integrated systems are often the norm in Fortune 500 companies. Site2’s hosted applications and virtual desktops bring that level of mobility and flexibility to any sized workforce.
Reliability. Building on our roots as a backup and recovery company, all of Site2’s vCore systems offer data protection, system redundancy and load balancing options to help ensure availability to its employees, customers and vendors, 24/7.
Earning trust. Site2 specializes in serving the computing needs of clients in highly regulated industries who are concerned about where the data resides and how it is cared for. As a result, Site2 does not mass market its services. We rely on client testimonials, referrals and case studies to speak on our behalf. There is no substitute for customer satisfaction.
Industry Affiliations and Distinctions:
>> The Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII)
>> Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
>> Managed Service Provider (MSP) Alliance
>> The Virginia Broadband Roundtable
>> The Pennsylvania State University Information
Sciences and Technology Advisory Board
>> Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute
>> The Great Valley Technology Alliance
>> The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)