Project Hosts has announced that it has hired Erez Avidan-Antonir for a newly created COO position. Erez has joined the executive management team of Project Hosts as its Chief Operating Officer, and will direct all aspects of the company’s business operations including service performance, process management, support, and partner and customer satisfaction.
“We are delighted to have Erez on board as our COO,” said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-founder of Project Hosts. “Customer demand for Microsoft solutions in public, private and hybrid clouds has never been stronger and to meet this demand and further scale the company it was paramount to bring on a highly qualified COO. Erez will also play a key role in managing the delivery of our new service offerings and partner-driven application deployments.”
“Project Hosts is in a perfect position to capitalize on the growing demand for cloud-based solutions that need to be specifically tuned to business, market or technology needs,” Said Erez Avidan-Antonir, COO of Project Hosts. “For example, our FedRAMP initiative is the first of its kind, making Microsoft Project, CRM and SharePoint clouds available to U.S. Government agencies that are required to support this standard.”
Erez will play a key role in a number of strategic initiatives recently announced by Project Hosts; these include:
- FedRAMP Clouds -authorized private clouds for Microsoft Project Server, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions. Project Hosts is already leveraging the FISMA / NIST compliant, and “Cloud First” authorized Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) to deliver hosted solutions. The additional authorization of PPM, CRM and SharePoint applications will enable compliance at the Software as a Server (SaaS) level.
- Hybrid Clouds – solutions that offer a high degree of integration between on-site or cloud-based resources. One example of this is the company’s SSRS Report Enabler for Project Online that enables Office 365 customers to create business intelligence reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). This service integrates Microsoft’s public, multi-tenant Project Online cloud with Project Hosts’ SSRS Custom Cloud services located in a separate, dedicated cloud.
- Private Clouds – PPM Custom Clouds, CRM Custom Clouds and SharePoint Custom Clouds that are built on an Azure-based infrastructure and offer a virtual dedicated environment on which partner-based solutions, custom code and advanced applications can be added. Project Hosts’ Custom Cloud environments deliver a dedicated environment, real-time business intelligence and reporting, specialized security, and advanced applications integration.
Erez will also focus his efforts on extending the company’s leadership position in performance excellence and service operations. Project Hosts has long been recognized as providing service uptime guarantees that are in accordance with industry best practices, white-glove services for customers and partners, and for its renowned Person-2-Person support services. You can link to his linkedin profile here.