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ABOUT CLOUD PROPELLER

Cloud Propeller is run by a dedicated team of engineers with over 50 years of combined experience in enterprise IT. We all met years back at our previous jobs, became best friends, and today we run a very successful business together.

Solus VM

In enterprise IT since 2005

Before Cloud was even a thing, our CEO (Petar Smilajkov), then a freelance web developer, solved for needs of his clients by building a resilient, yet affordable infrastructure for hosting websites and web applications. These were the good old days before Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) were as wide spread as today. Based on Xen Project, and at the time, just released OpenVZ, his hosting infrastructure was already ahead of its time.


In 2009, we did it for others

By 2009 our engineering expertise and experience with VMware Hypervisor was well known, and sought after. Our engineers were the key people who architected a local Columbus startup's Cloud Infrastructure as a Service platform from the ground up. These were the days of large, power-hungry storage arrays (EMC Clariion & Symmetrix/VMAX), and even larger and louder first-gen Cisco UCS blades. We ran and supported this infrastructure for, at the time - our employer, until 2013 when the startup was acquired by a well known ISP (Internet Service Provider) for over $16M.

Cisco UCS
Aha!

2013-2015 - The Light-bulb Years

During these two years, it became clear to us Cloud Service Provider space was crowded by companies which did a mediocre job at best. Everyone was trying to jump onto the Cloud Train, from data-center companies, to Internet Service Providers. Even phone companies like Verizon and AT&T were caught up in the hype. The problem with all of these at the time was the reason for doing it. Money! Quality of service and client experience took a back seat. We figured this out early on, as we worked for the companies who were doing it wrong. After we realized they could not be convinced to care, it was time to start something ourselves. Yep, Cloud Propeller!


2015 to Present, and Beyond!

Truth be told, our gamble of starting a business run by engineers, where clients and quality come first, worked. Our clients are a true testament proving that our philosophy of caring about what we do and about people we do it for actually works. We have been in business for over 5 years now, own all of our equipment (since day one!), have zero debt of any kind, and have 100% client retention rate. So please, reach out to us. It may very well turn into the best decision you've made this year.

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WE CARE ABOUT

WHAT WE DO

A lot of companies offer Cloud Services. Some do a decent job, others mediocre. Some are hyper-scale sized (AWS, Azure, Google), others not so much. Because we wish to be of service to our clients, we truly believe what we have at Cloud Propeller is quite unique, and best of all, at a price-point anyone can afford.

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Need advice on Cloud Infrastructure, want to chat about IT, or simply wish to grab a coffee with us? Please call our Solutions Team at (614) 699-0909 or email us at [email protected].

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