US Cyber Vault Reborn as US Cloud

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Sister companies Fpweb.net and US Cyber Vault have rebranded as US Cloud™, a global managed cloud provider headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

With its 100 percent USA-based, 24/7 Cloud Keeper™ support, US Cloud helps companies start or continue their digital transformation by simplifying their infrastructure, unburdening their team, and protecting their brand. US Cloud’s technology with altitude™ services enable a multi-cloud hybrid IT and include cloud computing, management and security services.

Cloud computing services at US Cloud include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Services (SaaS). Cloud servers and more traditional dedicated hosting and colocation are also available to bridge data center capacity expansion or retraction needs.

US Cloud’s management services cover public, hosted private and on-premises private clouds. More specifically, the architecture, integration and management of a multi-cloud hybrid IT environment is provided. US Cloud management services help customers identify what workloads and assets are best suited for a particular cloud and how to securely integrate them with the rest of the infrastructure.

US Cloud’s security services include risk assessment, architecture and managed services. Risk assessment services identify threats via penetration testing and network vulnerability discovery. Security architecture, implementation, and remediation services align technology, risk, and budget short-term while meeting long-term security roadmap goals. US Cloud managed security services rounds out the security portfolio by allowing a business to extend their security team or tools without the need to hire or buy hardware.

US Cloud technology partners include Microsoft, Google, IBM, Amazon, Cisco, Oracle, HPE, Salesforce, VMware, SAP, Dell, Palo Alto Networks and FireEye.

“In 2015, I wanted to build something special on top of what Fpweb and US Cyber Vault were all about – phenomenal customer service and protecting brands and data,” said the companies’ Founder and CEO Robert E. LaMear IV. “As the rush to cloud accelerates, so do all the problems. Hence US Cloud was born. But I soon realized I was missing the most important piece to build a new world-class organization, the people. I started a two-year national search to bring together the most brilliant and passionate technologists in the country. I'm excited and proud to report, mission accomplished.”

US Cyber Vault was launched in 2015 to build a cybersecurity container to protect a company’s data, brand, and reputation, while also trapping cyber criminals who attack the platform. US Cloud combines those next generation tools with USA-based cyberdefense experts to protect, detect, and respond to threats in real time.

US Cloud is focused on bringing enterprise-class strategy, support, and security to its clients’ cloud or on-premises environments. US Cloud is compliance ready for SSAE16, ITAR, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, Privacy Shield, NIST, and FedRAMP.

And for every $100 of new business spent with US Cloud, US Cloud donates $2 to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100 percent of the money is used to build clean water projects.

Visit uscloud.com to have a look around, follow @us_cloud on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and contact sales at uscloud dot com, or call 800-200-8440 or 314-300-6000, for more information.

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