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An innovative business model is behind the selection of TerraCom Direct as one of 50 businesses on the prestigious "Florida Companies to Watch" list.
TerraCom, a custom data warehousing firm offering cloud-based services, engineering design and consulting, was chosen in a statewide competition from a pool of 500 nominees. The list is compiled by GrowFL, an economic development group, and the Edward Love Foundation.
"For us, it is validation for the amount of work we have put in growing a data center in a market that doesn't readily know we exist," TerraCom Direct President Frank Huston said.
Economic experts believe the firms named to the list have entrepreneurial leadership and growth capacity.
"They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets," Dr. Tom O'Neal, executive director at the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president at the University of Central Florida's Office of Research and Commercialization, said.
Huston said TerraCom is different from competitors because it offers more than an off-site location to back up a business’s data.
"In that model, you buy your space, move your equipment in and it is up to you to manage it,” Huston said. “We took a different tact. We seek to understand our clients' pain points and offer customized hybrid solutions, including colocation for legacy applications and integration for cloud services."
TerraCom offers its services from a hurricane-resistant, 25,000-square-foot building in Melbourne, Florida, with offsite backups of clients hardware and data, in addition to cloud migration consulting.
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