TECHNOLOGY LIFELINE FOR IT PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESSES
Verus was founded in 2002 to help IT professionals and businesses navigate the ever-changing IT landscape. Since our inception, we have engaged with small and mid-sized businesses across the US to manage access and security as the internet, mobile and cloud have defined our new economy. Technology has shaped our work and lives over the past 20 years and we’ve been there every step of the way.
In today’s IT environment, many service providers prefer forcing you into a pre-packaged “all-you-can-eat” option that matches their needs more than your specific needs. At Verus, we prefer creating solutions that fix your problems. It seems like a simple idea, but it requires much more effort than the cookie-cutter approach.
WE SHOW UP, WE COMMIT, WE SEE TASKS THROUGH
Verus is Latin for “true” and truth is our defining quality as individuals and collectively as a team. We do what we say we will do and when we say we will do it. Truth is the foundation of our relationships with clients, vendors, and each other. Our clients depend on us as true IT partners. We are placed in a critical supportive role as a valuable asset with our clients through our comprehensive, consultative approach. We believe in building long-lasting, sustainable relationships by being helpful, kind, gracious, generous, and true.
We are persistent in seeing tasks through to the end and constantly evolving in our education and personal growth. We take responsibility for tasks and own them through to completion. We are determined, focussed, purposeful, and persistent in our work. We pick each other up when we fail and we grow stronger as a team together, growing in unity and relevance.
We are united. We work together as a unit to support our teams and clients. We are dedicated to our professions and help each other grow in our trades through teamwork and continual education. This means our clients receive consistency of service and expertise in every interaction with us.
WE ARE THE TECHNOLOGY FIRST RESPONDERS
Verus has designed and installed thousands of networks, ranging from five users to large data centers with 5,000 users and we provide critical ongoing management of those networks. Plus, we’ve worked with virtualization technologies since we began. Our experience helps us understand which cloud type (public, private or hybrid) or traditional IT system best meets your needs.
We focus exclusively on installing and managing network infrastructure and are “agnostic” on how connectivity is achieved or where data is stored. This means we can accommodate migrations to any environment that meets your business needs.
OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
The reason Verus is able to do this is because of our people. Our technical engineers are experienced and seasoned, and they are passionate about what they do.
The company founders, who worked together in the telecom industry, created Verus because they were frustrated with the way the typical corporate environment worked. There would be no more of the “this is how we do it, because this is how we do it” mentality.
VERUS IS IT’S OWN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER AND HAS TWO DATA CENTERS
This means we control connectivity and don’t rely on a third-party for internet or data access. We also manage the entire infrastructure pathway, from traditional IT networks (LANs and WANs) to the Cloud—an unusual experience combination that frees you from the biases of your existing infrastructure provider and the need for multiple vendors.
Verus established a data center at their Fridley headquarters in 2008. In 2015, Verus moved its primary data center from its facility in Fridley to the newly expanded Cologix Data Center at the 511 Building in Minneapolis – the heart and soul of data for Minnesota and the Midwest.
Shifting the Fridley data center to the role of a Disaster Recovery Hub offers the advantage of built-in redundancy between Fridley and the 511 building. Additionally, the Cologix partnership with Verus allows for reduced cross-connects. Access to the Minnesota Internet Coop Exchange (MICE) reduces hops and latency, assuring the pinnacle of performance for applications.
A significant financial payback is possible through the Data Center Sales Tax Incentive Program. This allows you to take advantage of a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) directive to receive sales tax relief for years to come at the Minnesota facility.
Verus is IPv6 ready. What does this mean? In short, Verus is on the cutting edge of the new Internet Protocol, which means better flexibility for IP addresses, improved security for your data, and faster speeds for your traffic.
IPv4 was built before the Internet was envisioned as the focal point of our world that it has become. But IPv6 was built from the ground up for that specific purpose, with both security and speed being considered.
And Verus is one of a handful of IT service providers who can give you that today, not tomorrow.
Imagine if you were able to get improved performance from your WAN with better security and reducing transport independence across MPLS, 4G/5G, LTE and other connection types. Sound too good to be true? It’s not.
Verus is working with software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology from Cisco that can detect traffic patterns in your WAN and re-route the data automatically along the best available path — increasing efficiency for software-as-a-service (SaaS) and public cloud applications.
With SD-WAN we provide a better application experience, more security, optimized cloud connectivity, and simplified management.
Despite the fact that Verus is “agnostic” and not tied to any particular solution, we have forged strong relationships with vendors over the years. We aren’t tied to their solutions, but they trust us to implement their solutions. Verus is a WatchGuard Technologies Platinum Partner through an on-going partnership spanning decades.
Verus also has more certified technicians to install IntelliFlash (formerly Tegile Systems) SANs and flash storage arrays than any other company in the state of Minnesota.
In addition, Verus is a member of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program, as well as a Cisco Select Certified SMB. Verus is also a valued partner of Sophos, NovaStor, VEEAM and Ruckus Wireless.