Sixth-largest motor coach operator revamps its IT strategy for streamlined operations and future growth
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March. 27, 2018) – All Aboard America! Holdings Inc., a Denver-based motor coach company that operates charters, tours and casino shuttles, as well as scheduled routes, recently overhauled its colocation and disaster recovery solutions to consolidate distributed platforms and update its aging IT infrastructure.
The overhaul follows several acquisitions which expanded All Aboard America!’s operations and IT leadership team. During integration planning, the company quickly realized it needed to fully refresh its information management strategy to best address its emerging and increasingly complex IT infrastructure challenges.
The company worked with hybrid IT infrastructure provider Flexential to better understand its unique requirements and implement future-proof solutions. After an intensive whiteboard session, the All Aboard America! and Flexential teams jointly identified the solutions and strategies to solve the company’s biggest IT challenges, including relocating critical operational workloads and implementing a disaster recovery solution.
“As a large enterprise organization focused on providing excellent customer service, we can’t afford to have any of our systems go down,” said Terry Kin, CIO of All Aboard America! Holdings. “Companies don’t realize the risk they are taking by not regularly revisiting their IT management strategy and making the appropriate adjustments.”
After considering several other providers in the Denver area, All Aboard America! ultimately chose Flexential to solve several key challenges, including:
Data relocation and consolidation – Moving critical data to a purpose-built, secure facility was the catalyst of the company’s IT strategy overhaul. With Flexential’s secure Englewood data center, 100% uptime commitment and 24/7 support, All Aboard America! is set to protect its corporate and customer data.
Implementing DRaaS – All Aboard America!’s systems cannot go down. By implementing a tailored DRaaS solution, the company ensures that its customer data is secure and that it can make a full recovery in the wake of a disaster.
A hybrid IT strategy – Through the partnership, All Aboard America! has access to Flexential’s full portfolio of offerings, including colocation, cloud, disaster recovery, professional and managed services, and security, which it can implement as its business grows and the IT landscape continues to shift.
“Companies frequently approach us with specific ideas about the types of technologies and services that would best fit their IT environment,” said Chris Downie, CEO at Flexential. “It was clear from the start that All Aboard America needed a more comprehensive colocation and DRaaS solution, but most importantly they needed a true IT partner. We look forward to working closely with All Aboard America as they grow and scale their business to the next level.”
About All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc.
All Aboard America! Holdings is one of the largest motor coach providers in the US, and the Southwest’s leader in passenger transportation. They specialize in group transportation, over-the-road tours, scheduled services, and contract transportation services. Their companies offer customers over 250 years of combined experience delivering safety, reliability, and great service. The All Aboard America! Holdings companies are: Ace Express Coaches (Colorado), All Aboard America! (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), All Aboard Schools (Texas), Hotard Coaches (Louisiana and Mississippi), and SunDiego Charters/SunExpress Charters (Southern California). For more information on All Aboard America Holdings, please visit www.aaahinc.com.
Flexential helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Utilizing its people, values and reliable performance, Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its 4,200+ customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud and managed solutions. Flexential’s robust suite of assets span 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit www.flexential.com.
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