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Cloudstar to Acquire Specialty Hosting Company

To Be Announced:

Cloudstar will be announcing the acquisition of a specialty hosting company mid-September 2020.  The hosting company specializes in open source containerized environments, VPS instances, open sources virtual machines, and dedicated open sourced private environments.

The model is entirely self-service, portal driven and built within the Open Stack ecosystem.

The acquisition will be completed shortly upon which all details will be announced.

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Cloudstar to Offer ProDoc Hosting for Arm-Based MacBooks

Cloudstar, a leader in legal technology, and legal application hosting continues to look for new ways to help clients.

Later this year, Apple will start switching its Macs to its own ARM-based processors, but you won’t be able to run Windows in Boot Camp mode on them. This will present problems to many law offices. Microsoft only licenses Windows 10 on ARM to PC makers to pre-install on new hardware, and the company hasn’t made copies of the operating system available for anyone to license or freely install.  This leads to challenges to many Mac based law firms- specifically those who prefer to run ProDoc locally via Windows dual boot, or via Parallels.  ProDoc is a document drafting system that helps lawyers and legal professionals save valuable time by decreasing paperwork and increasing accuracy.

Cloudstar has solved this problem for our legal client base in our Citrix-based AND our HTML5 based compliant legal cloud.

Via hosted desktop, or published app, lawfirms can quickly and easily run ProDoc as if the application was naively installed on ANY apple device-  iPad, iPhone, Intel Macbook, or ARM Macbook (even Google devices such as Android and Chromebook).

Please contact us for additional information about ProDoc hosting, or how Cloudstar helps law firms embrace the latest in legal technology.

ProDoc for Lawyers

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Cloudstar To Offer HTML 5 Desktops

Cloudstar is now please to announce HTML 5 based hosted applications, desktops and workloads.

Access Windows applications and desktops via any modern web browser without installing or configuring any client-side software with HTML 5 based solutions from Cloudstar.

With support for Windows, MacOS X, iOS, Android and Chromebook among others, Cloudstar HTML 5 Remote Access is leading the way in the remote working concept.

Benefits Include:

  • Lower costs
  • Simple, fast printing
  • Works on any device
  • No client side software to install
  • No plugins to install

Easily load balance workloads across multiple Windows Server 2019 application servers:  from just a few to several hundred.  Publish applications, desktops, complex workloads and more.

html 5

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Cloudstar is Proud to Sponsor the 2020 Cybersecurity Special Report

It was the introduction of the CCPA 2 years ago that started it all. It was this breakthrough act with a 7/1 enforcement date that launched a wave of state regulations around data & privacy.

Cloudstar and The Legal Description are proud to offer this free report for download.  Click HERE for your free copy.

2020 October Research Cybersecurity Special Report

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Now Hiring. VP, Sr. Systems Engineer

Cloudstar is a leading provider of cloud-based technology, virtualized architecture, containerization, cyber-security, and custom infrastructure for clients worldwide.

We are looking to hire a VP, Senior Systems Engineer to work at our fast-paced and rapidly growing company.  In this role you will work hands on, within servers, routers, firewalls, networks, and virtualized environments on a daily basis.  This work will take place within our own, privately owned environment, and within customer owned Google Cloud, AWS, Oracle, and Azure environments.  While this is considered a 9-5 position, there is an on-call component as well that may include working after hours as required.  

In addition of working closely with our internal team of support technicians and systems engineers, part of your role will include assisting with the onboarding of new customers, data migrations, and working hand-in-hand with our customers to solve complex problems.

At Cloudstar, the customer always comes first; people skills are mandatory, and strong verbal, and written communication skills are a must. And as a leader, you help set the example and we value your input. At times, you will be asked to join round table discussions to assist with driving technical decisions and managing projects.

The following skills are required:

VMWARE

  • 5.5 – 7.0
  • Install, manage, and configure high availability bare metal VMware clusters without assistance
  • VMware ESXI CLI
  • VMware vSphere
  • Troubleshooting VMs, snapshots, images, VMDKs from CLI
  • DRS / HA / Failover
  • Vswitch
  • VMware networking
  • Redundant multi-path SAS / fiber channel Host to SAN connections
  • Minimum 5 Years VMware Experience

VEEAM

  • Strong to Expert level knowledge in managing backups, images, and site-to-site replication
  • VEEAM proxy server
  • Troubleshooting backup, replication, and restore issues
  • Installing, configuring, and managing VEEAM from zero to operational without assistance
  • Minimum 3 Years VEEAM Experience

HARDWARE

  • EMC Unity SAN
  • Dell SAN
  • HP MSA SAN
  • Brocade Fiber Switch
  • Dell / HP ESXI Host Hardware
  • iLO / iDrac

IP NETWORKING

  • Advanced to Expert ability to install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot enterprise networks
  • Cisco IOS, Fortigate, FortiOS CLI, Sonicwall
  • CIsco VLAN
  • VPN
  • VMware Cluster Connect
  • TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, (HSRP, BGP preferred)
  • Experience provisioning telco circuits, multiple link-local address, WAN / LAN
  • IP Subnetting
  • Minimum 5 Years Experience

MICROSOFT

  • Advanced to Expert Level Knowledge Required
  • 2012 – 2019 Server
  • Ability to Install, Configure, Troubleshoot, Manage and Maintain Server in a 2500+ Server Environment
  • Extremely strong Active Directory Skills – troubleshoot replication, install AD, manage forests, trusts
  • Extremely strong ability to create, manage, link, troubleshoot, and document Group Policy Objects
  • Extremely strong power shell skills
  • MS Azure preferred but not required
  • MS Exchange preferred but not required
  • Exchange 365 preferred but not required
  • Minimum 5 Years Experience

DATACENTER EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

  • Ordering, provisioning, racking and stacking cabinets, cross connects and power
  • Managing physical access lists
  • Managing power consumption – ordering power circuits as necessary 120V A/B redundant
  • Understanding / Completing Telco LOAs for new circuits
  • Working with account reps across multiple facilities
  • Assisting management with contracts and SOWs.

Preferred but not required:

Zerto, Hyper-V, OpenStack, KVM, Solarwinds, Wireshark, Autotask, Alert Logic, Citrix Netscaler Gateway, Pulsway, XenDesktop, AWS, Google VPC, Kubernetes, Docker, Wine, Oracle Cloud, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian) experience with international business.

COMPENSATION

Cloudstar offers an amazing compensation package including:

Salary: 75-150k

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work from Home
  • Friendly Work Environment

TO APPLY:

EMAIL RESUME TO [email protected]

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Cloudstar Expands Engineering Team

Cloudstar is pleased to announce the addition of Ross Lacy to our team of engineers.

Ross has a BS Degree in Computer Science from California State University, and an AS in Computer Science from Mendocino College; his experience includes a wide variety of project management, systems engineering, programming, development and leadership roles.

Ross is highly proficient at:

Private Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon AWS – Infrastructure, Migrations, Engineering & Support

Platforms: Windows, Windows Server 2008-19; Linux, Mac OSX; AWS, Office 365, Azure

Tools: C/C++; Java; Java Script; PHP, HTML; Powershell; Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix; KDE, CDE; TCP/IP, Subnetting, Network Engineering, Systems Infrastructure, Sonicwall, Fortigate, Cisco Meraki

We look forward to having him on the team!

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Cloudstar Adds Director of Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greg Petrow joins Cloudstar as Director of Operations
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL (July 7th, 2020) Cloudstar CEO Gregory McDonald announced today that Greg Petrow has joined Cloudstar as Director of Operations.

“Mr. Petrow brings with him a wealth of experience including strategic planning, project management, financial analysis and IT management” McDonald said. “Additionally, having served as Director of Operations of National Property Data, and VP of Operations for PSW Investments, he brings with him a wealth of highly relevant industry experience”.

At Cloudstar, Greg’s primary roles and responsibilities will include: managing all hands-on operational aspects of the company, assisting the sales department in the successful growth of the company; and providing the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure Cloudstar’s financial strength and operating efficiency. Special emphasis will be placed on ensuring that Cloudstar continues to deliver the very best in customer service.

“We’ve are very excited to have Greg on board, and look forward to him expanding Cloudstar’s level of customer service, and moving us further into global markets” said Gregory McDonald – CEO.

Greg has a distinguished leadership record, having led teams that developed a highly successful Upper Court Judgement / Lien Search Company, managed the development of multiple web-based applications, overseen and performed business valuations for tax and litigation purposes, as well as managing the day to day operations of a VC, hedge fund and global investment firm.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and was an active member of Zeta Beta Tau.

Cloudstar is a provider of cloud-based data center products, services and consulting for regulated industries worldwide.

 

Greg Petrow

 

 

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Now Hiring!

Cloudstar is now hiring for multiple positions including:

  • Level 3 Systems Engineers (Florida and New Jersey Locations) – multiple positions.
  • Google Certified Professionals (Cloud Engineer) – must have certification, bi-lingual preferred.
  • Telecom Billing Specialist (Florida Location)

 

Enjoy a fantastic benefits package including, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, 401k with employer match, life insurance, supplemental, PTO and more.

Please visit our career page HERE for additional information.  Email [email protected] to apply or look for additional job postings on Dice or Indeed.

Join our growing team today! We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Now Hiring Great People

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John Badon Joins Cloudstar as Sr. Systems Engineer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACKSONVILLE, FL April 3rd 2020 – Cloudstar is please to announce that John Badon has joined our Florida data center team in the role of Senior Systems Engineer.  John brings with him 10+ years of industry experience.  He graduated from Northshore Technical College with an A.S. degree in Network and Systems Administration, and has earned over twenty technical certifications including:

MICROSOFT

  • MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cloud
  • MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Server Infrastructure
  • MCP
  • MCSA

 

CISCO

  • CCNA

 

COMP TIA

  • A +
  • Network +
  • Security +
  • Cloud +
  • Project Management +

 

Other

  • Apple OSX Certified
  • SNIA Storage +

 

“John brings with him years of valuable experience in designing, implementing and troubleshooting complex network and cloud infrastructure and we look forward to having him on the team” – said Gregory McDonald CEO of Cloudstar.

John’s work experience includes serving as a systems engineer for the Federal Department of Law Enforcement, L3 Systems Engineer at Global Data Systems, managing systems for the State of Louisiana’s Attorney General’s office, and having worked as a technical instructor teaching classes at ITT Technical College.

Having John on board will be instrumental to Cloudstar’s growth and expansion plans and he will play a key role in managing projects, troubleshooting complex issues, and working with our team of in-house engineers to manage our overall cloud infrastructure.

About Cloudstar

Cloudstar is a multi-national provider of virtual desktop hosting, hosted software and applications, custom tailored IT infrastructure design, email encryption, managed services, IT security, and consulting to regulated industries across the United States.

Cloudstar started in 2009 as Cloudstar Consulting Corporation and was created to meet the unique needs of the land title industry. As the company grew from a consulting and IT infrastructure design firm, Cloudstar Consulting Corporation re-branded as simply “Cloudstar”, a DBA of the newly formed holdings company, Keystone Management Group, LLC. In 2014, Cloudstar purchased a 50% interest in U.S. Telecommunications firm, Teletonix Communications LLC in addition to adding Diologix, an electronic medical records encryption company and Notary Transfer to its portfolio of brands. Cyber security firm, MortgagePhish was added as of 2019. Cloudstar has recently expanded to provide services to the entirety of the United States, Canada and Mexico with offices in three states and privately held infrastructure co-located at five U.S data centers.

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For more information, please visit http://www.MyCloudstar.com

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Billy Keating Joins Cloudstar as Sr. ResWare and SQL Admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jacksonville, Florida, March 30, 2020 – Cloudstar is proud to announce and welcome William (Billy) Keating as Sr. ResWare Administrator & SQL Reporting Expert. Billy will be working with our Title Production Team to support and manage Cloudstar customers who utilize the ResWare software platform.

Billy Keating has been in the Title Industry for three (3) years as ResWare administrator for Nationwide Title companies. His expertise includes excellent customer service and troubleshooting, document creation, workflow automation, user training and SQL reporting.  Automation and accuracy are what he strives for to make the User experience in ResWare a seamless process that will allow for more opportunity to use time where it is needed the most. Billy’s experience in report building empowers businesses with data, including real time data tracking to stay within SLA’s, view financials, and to keep settlements on track.

“Billy’s knowledge of the ResWare platform and the industry will add to the already expansive services that Cloudstar offers our customers. Billy’s experience helps bridge the gap between title and technology. On behalf of Cloudstar I would like to personally welcome Billy to the team”.

– said Christopher Cury, EVP Customer Experience, Cloudstar.

 

About Cloudstar

Cloudstar is a multi-national provider of virtual desktop hosting, hosted software and applications, custom tailored IT infrastructure design, email encryption, managed services, IT security, and consulting to regulated industries across the United States.

Cloudstar started in 2009 as Cloudstar Consulting Corporation and was created to meet the unique needs of the land title industry. As the company grew from a consulting and IT infrastructure design firm, Cloudstar Consulting Corporation re-branded as simply “Cloudstar”, a DBA of the newly formed holdings company, Keystone Management Group, LLC. In 2014, Cloudstar purchased a 50% interest in U.S. Telecommunications firm, Teletonix Communications LLC in addition to adding Diologix, an electronic medical records encryption company and Notary Transfer to its portfolio of brands. Cyber security firm, MortgagePhish was added as of 2019. Cloudstar has recently expanded to provide services to the entirety of the United States, Canada and Mexico with offices in three states and privately held infrastructure co-located at five U.S data centers.

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For more information, please visit http://www.MyCloudstar.com

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