Follow Us:
Press Releases and Electronic Newsletters
Sharing the news of our clients through press releases and e-newsletters is not only a service we offer, it's
how we show our pride and support for them. The people and businesses we represent are our number one priority, so
their news is in fact our news. Browse our News Archives to get a taste of what we've been up to.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
take a look at what we've got simmering...
Share |

May 05, 2011


 Click here if you have trouble viewing this message.

 
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337)235-2924, ext. 18
jcalzone@calzone.com
 
Abacus Data Cloud Offers Support on a Global Level
 
(Lafayette, La.) – Local technology group, Abacus Data Exchange, aids relief effort for those affected by the tragedies in Japan with a custom-built cloud computing solution.
 
Following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011, a former British journalist living in Tokyo compiled a collection of essays, poems, photographs and drawings from witnesses of the disaster into a book titled 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake in an effort to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society. In a matter of days, the team working on the book created an accompanying website, www.quakebook.org, which quickly received over 70,000 website visits. The data center for the website in Tokyo, Japan was unable to accommodate the high volume of visitors to the new website, so Quakebook turned to Abacus Data Exchange in Lafayette, Louisiana for help.
 
Within four hours in the middle of the night, the Abacus team worked to build a virtual cloud server for the Quakebook website that is able to handle the high traffic and necessary elements of an international fundraising site. Joseph Tame, Digital Archivist for Quakebook says, “The use of the Abacus server allows Quakebook to have a multilingual site and create an online collection of precious stories, photos, videos and artwork from many people in Japan and abroad affected by the quake, so they'll be preserved for the future in a central location. Quakebook is very appreciative of all that the Abacus team has done for this project.”
 
About Abacus Data Exchange
Abacus Marketing Resources, LLC has been in business since 2005 serving broadband solutions to local businesses. Inspired by Lafayette's commitment to deploying a full fiber network and excited by the opportunity to help businesses take greater advantage of online opportunities, Abacus made the bold decision to leverage leading-edge elastic computing to open the Abacus Data Exchange. Abacus Data Exchange was created as an alternative ‘green’ data center using hosted virtualized infrastructure-as-a-service. In February of 2010 Abacus advanced their services to provide public virtualized infrastructure-as-a-service; often referred to as ‘cloud computing’.
 
Abacus Data Exchange
110 Travis St., Lafayette, LA 70503
337.889.0202
www.abacuscloudcomputing.com
 
Download 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake from Amazon.com or the Sony Reader Store. 100% of the revenues will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society.
###

 

E-NEWSLETTER SIGN UP
keep up with what's going on in the shop...
HOT OFF THE PRESS
a quick look at what we've got simmering...
APR 17, 2017THE MANY ROADS TO RETIREMENT
APR 08, 2017Happy Easter. Celebrate Earth Day. Spa Mizan and Salon.
APR 08, 2017Taste of EatLafayette Moves To Cajundome Convention Center. Annual Event Features Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board Cook-Off.
MAR 31, 2017Taste of EatLafayette Moves To Cajundome Convention Center. Annual Event Features Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board Cook-Off.
can’t find what you’re looking for?
VIEW THE CALZONE NEWS ARCHIVE
If you're interested in what Calzone can do for you, please email us, or call: 337.235.2924
visit us at the links below