When Uniserve acquired BC-based managed service company Xanity Cloud Solutions, it may have scored an even bigger coup in the form of Xanity CEO Sarah Morton. Morton joins Uniserve as Head of Enterprise Managed Services and Data Centre Group.
So… who is Sarah Morton?
An industry veteran, Morton has been involved in several research and complex technology development projects—including bringing cloud hosted desktops to the market as a viable product (well ahead of the Microsoft and VMware hosted solutions coming to market), data centre design and management and private internet bandwidth.
• Morton has been principal in providing technology solutions for Canada’s SMBs since 1995.
• She was CEO of Cloud8 (formerly Backbone Systems and Networks Corp.), which she launched 11 years ago.
• She was the founder of a managed IT service organization and a co-location data facility.
While working in IT support early in her career, Morton recognized the evolution occurring to what was originally called ASP (application service provider), eventually re-named SAAS (software as a service), and which is today better known as “the cloud.”
In launching Backbone Systems, she began to streamline the proven cloud business model, building upon the enormous opportunity and necessity for businesses to virtually share servers and resources and eliminate the high expense and complication of managing in-house IT—or, stated simply, to use “the cloud.”