Portfolio company DRS is named top Data Center in Region by Crain’s Cleveland Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Data Recovery Services LLC, was recently named the top data center in the region, by Crain’s Cleveland Business, outpacing firms based in Cleveland, Canton and Columbus…by a landslide. Ranked by full-time local employees, DRS reports 68 data center employees, larger than the nearest competitor by nearly 62%.

The impact of DRS on the regions tech sector is also on full display with its hosting and participation in the second annual upcoming Tech Belt Technology Summit. DRS has partnered with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to host the event, which takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 15 at the Youngstown State University.

The summit provides an opportunity for vendors and information-technology companies to present their latest technology and solutions to a group of more than 200 northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania business decision-makers.

“Our goal is to arm people with knowledge and direction,” said Michael Meloy, CEO of DRS. “Attendees will be able to hear from these top-tier vendors, learn about their IT solutions and how to apply them to their own day-to-day business. We had tremendous success with last year’s summit, and we expect attendance to be even higher this year.”

This year also will feature a government roundtable session where CIOs and economic development leaders will meet with attendees to discuss how to leverage technology for economic development. Among the key discussion topics are how to go after grants, forming public-private partnerships, and leveraging shared services.

“Probably two of the biggest issues facing local governments right now are the lack of available IT services to businesses for economic growth, and the difficulty in retaining businesses due to lack of technology infrastructure,” Meloy noted “This roundtable will give government officials the direction they need to find the best solutions for their issues, and the information to face the challenges of funding those solutions.”

drsten_lowDRS is an information technology consulting firm and service provider specializing in Cloud services, Managed Services, data center operations, and network infrastructure deployment including local area networks, wide area networks, VoIP, and connectivity. www.drsllc.net

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