Leading Beverage Cooler Manufacturer Moves Mission-Critical Infrastructure to Telx Data Center in Dallas, Improves Network Uptime and Disaster Recovery Plan
New York, NY (July 11, 2011) – Telx®, a leading interconnection and data center provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that Kolder, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of consumer and commercial beverage cooler and insulation products, has selected Telx as its mission-critical infrastructure colocation provider. Kolder has moved its vital enterprise resource planning (ERP) and back-office infrastructure into Telx’s SAS 70-certified data center in Dallas, Texas, leveraging an industry-leading community of telecommunications carriers, ISPs and cloud service providers to boost enterprise network uptime. Kolder also relies on Telx’s tech support and disaster recovery services to improve its data and systems backup plan and to optimize overall productivity and business continuity.
For over two decades, Kolder has manufactured high quality beverage insulators and Kooler bags, distributed to consumer outlets such as grocery stores, gas stations, sporting goods stores, college bookstores and big box retailers throughout the nation. Kolder's licensed merchandise bears the marks of the professional sports teams and over 130 colleges. In manufacturing and merchandising, Kolder relies on its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to source materials, estimate delivery times and keep the manufacturing floor in its Texas facilities on task. Network uptime is a priority—one that was challenged by weather events and few telecommunications options at their in-house data center.
“Previously, our mission-critical infrastructure was housed internally in a rural location outside of Dallas. This resulted in repeated loss of power due to bad weather, as well as poor bandwidth that could not reliably support our applications,” said Mark Rogers, Director of IT for Kolder, Inc. “With Telx, we can dramatically limit network downtime while taking advantage of the large variety of service providers and cloud providers that have a presence here. Telx’s Dallas data center is our new infrastructure and connectivity hub due to its convenient and well-connected location. We also value the flexible, cost-effective choices Telx offered us that enable us to scale as we grow. Telx brings together a realm of providers within the data center that opens up options. Bringing our infrastructure to a Telx facility makes scaling our business easier and allows us to focus on core competencies.”
"Telx welcomes Kolder to our high value community of global customers in Dallas,” said William Kolman, Executive Vice President of Sales for Telx. “We are committed to helping enterprise customers like Kolder continue to grow by meeting their data center capacity and reliability needs, allowing them to focus on what they do best.”
About Kolder, Inc.
Established in 1982 in Edinburg, Texas, Kolder’s product line consists of both licensed and novelty products. On the licensed end, Kolder offers beverage insulators and Kooler bags bearing the marks of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Anheuser-Busch, Corona, MillerCoors, Real Tree and over 130 colleges. In addition to licensed designs, the company also sells novelty and beach themed beverage insulators. In addition to its retail line, Kolder also manufactures private label and custom products through their sister company, Numo Manufacturing. If you are a retailer or distributor and would like more information on Kolder’s unique product line, please call 877-817-0288 or visit http://www.kolder.com.
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 900+ leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com. To become a fan of Telx on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/telxgroup.
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