WebHouse: Cloud-Based Solutions to Drive Service-Centered Enterprises

CIO VendorDan Kerning, Founder and CEO
Life in the fast lane is difficult for many, but not for Dan Kerning.From flying with the U.S. navy, a few hundred aircraft carrier landings and being a Mission Commander during war time missions such as Operation Desert Storm, to venturing into the entrepreneurial space, Kerning has lived in the fast pace. Taking the same tenacity and fast paced approach forward, his brainchild, WebHouse, has evolved from being a small hosting company to one of the premier data center solutions and cloud providers in the Northeast servicing its customers on a global scale.

By focusing on all aspects of information protection, availability and compliance, WebHouse ensures that customers get information where it's needed, when it's needed more efficiently, effectively, and with greater reliability. “Our consultative philosophy of doing business means we are more than just a reseller; we are our client’s business partner,” affirms Kerning, Founder and CEO of WebHouse. “We work closely with each customer to make sure every IT dollar is spent wisely and that the results exceed expectations,” he explains.

WebHouse has a long history of reliable services as the backbone of its business and with the arrival of industry heavyweight Bill Hogan as a partner and President, the company brings a depth that opens up distribution channels and customer/vendor relation¬ships that is typically not present in a company the size of Webhouse.“On top of our own cloud offerings we have partnerships with Sungard, Data Storage Corporation, and AWS to meet the cloud requirements of our customers,” affirms Kerning.

The company’s long time focus on NetApp as a preferred partner also gives WebHouse a sustained excellence in end-to-end support of their best partner. “Our ratio of technical to sales personnel of 5:1 is a key differentiator in our ability to bring value to the customers,” reveals Hogan.
“Services led and relationship driven, we aim to be great for our customers, partners and employees. We can't be all things to all people, but we are great in the areas where we focus,” he adds.
WebHouse is not only a Platinum Partner for Netapp, Dell and Actifio, but also provides sales and services deploying products from Cisco, Vmware, NICE, Veeam and IBM as well as other emerging and niche technologies. Six Flags, City of New York, Sandler O'Neill, CUNY and GE are some of the notable customers of the firm. For an elaborate understanding of WebHouse’s prowess consider the case involving Six Flags Entertainment Corp—the world's largest amusement park corporation. Facing tough com¬petition for tourist dollars, Six Flags was looking for ways to improve business and streamline operations. The client wanted to take customer experiences to new heights by using technology to power real-time access to data about visitor behaviors, interests, and trends.WebHouse allowed Six Flags to meet these goals by standardizing Microsoft applications and VMware virtualization technologies, and deploying NetApp storage systems at a primary data center in Dallas and a remote disaster recovery facility. At the same time, WebHouse helped create identical mini data centers at the 18 theme parks to support park-specific services. All these facilities allowed individual park data to be transmitted to the primary data center. It was then aggregated through reporting and analytics tools to provide visibility into ticketing, attendance, weather, and point-of-sale data.


Our consultative philosophy of doing business means we are more than just a reseller; we are our client’s business partner


Moving ahead the company aims to use its successful foundation in its services business to build an inside out sales model and maintain/improve upon the 5:1 ratio of technologists to sales. “Focused primarily on the Greater NY Market and benefitting from unique vendor relationships, we plan to position our self to service small, medium and large customers in one of the largest IT markets on the planet,” concludes Hogan.

Company
WebHouse

Headquarters
Baldwin, NY

Management
Dan Kerning, Founder and CEO and Bill Hogan President and Chief Revenue Officer

Description
A company that specializes in designing and implementing data center and cloud solutions for clients.