Regional CPA and business advisory services firm required greater reliability and performance to handle growth and seasonal demands on infrastructure
Brookfield, Wis. – Symmetry, a leader in enterprise application management, hybrid cloud hosting and GRC solutions, today announced that Vrakas CPAs + Advisors, a certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, has migrated its applications and data to Symmetry’s managed cloud platform based on its advanced technology, 99.999% uptime Service Level Agreements (SLAs), cost, and proactive customer service and support.
Founded in 1971 and based in Wisconsin, Vrakas CPAs + Advisors provides certified public accounting and business advisory services to businesses throughout the Midwest. The firm offers assurance, tax, computer consulting and business valuation services to companies in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing and distribution, dealerships, nonprofit, professional services, real estate and retail. The firm credits its growth to its focus on quality and outstanding service by building customized teams of professionals around each client to deliver personalized attention and services.
As the firm’s business grew, Vrakas CPAs + Advisors knew that their managed hosting provider would need the scale and performance to reliably handle their intense data processing requirements, including the busy tax season.
“As a professional services firm, our applications and data are our business – and it’s never more critical than during tax season when our clients need us the most. If we can’t access our systems or the performance is slow or intermittent, it impacts our team’s ability to serve clients,” said Sandy McGee, Chief Operating Officer at Vrakas CPAs + Advisors. “We knew Symmetry’s experience hosting SAP environments for multinational corporations meant they had bulletproof cloud hosting since system uptime for ERP systems is paramount, but we soon realized by the level of attention and service from their team that we’d found a true business partner and not just another cloud hosting company.”
Symmetry’s managed cloud services are delivered from its global cloud platform across five locations that feature disaster recovery, state-of-the-art monitoring and 99.999% uptime SLAs, self-healing at the storage, compute, security and network levels, a user portal, proactive monitoring of hosted environments and 24x7x365 support. Hundreds of businesses worldwide have their SAP environments and other critical enterprise applications and data managed by Symmetry with flexible delivery options, including on-premise, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud and Symmetry’s SAP HANA Cloud.
“Our cloud hosting platform was specifically designed to handle the mission-critical SAP environments of multinational enterprises that rely on the software to run their daily business so uptime and performance are paramount,” said Pete Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Symmetry. “However, Vrakas is a great example of how our innovative platform, cloud hosting experience and unique approach to customer service can be used to manage a wide variety of enterprise applications beyond SAP.”