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Meet Anthony Williams of Global IT

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anthony (Tony) Williams.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Anthony. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
When I founded Global IT in 2004, my focus was to start building data centers and hosting environments. Some industry experts criticized this decision at that time, saying that I was building the company backwards. However, looking to the present day and seeing what is needed for a cloud environment, the decision to invest in our infrastructure has been proven a viable plan and has allowed Global IT to keep up with the demand of cloud based services.

Forming Global IT kind of fell into my lap. I guess you could say I was the right person, in the right place, and at the right time. In 2004, I resigned from my 4-year employment as a top IT infrastructure consultant from a Fortune 500 IT company to pursue real estate investment opportunities. Within the first few weeks of being self-employed, I was sought out by both national and international corporations to provide data center services to support their businesses. At the time, there were few people who knew how to achieve what these corporations were looking for.

When we were first formed, we were managing infrastructure technologies within co-location facilities, providing transport of fiber to large data centers and cloud storage companies, a major supplier to the first consumer VoIP provider who retained me for their needs and supplying wholesale VoIP to major international call centers too. Within the first few months I had obtained a healthy customer base, so June 2004, I began to design and build a custom PHP billing / CRM software and website to begin branding.

The name Global IT Communications, Inc. suited exactly what we were doing at the time and it continues to through to this day. We are a Los Angeles based, USA and Global provider of IT and Cloud services.

Has it been a smooth road?
We have recognized consistent growth every year. However, in the recession from 2007-2009, we did experience a few large customers going out of business, or businesses sold. Through our supplier commitments, we were forced to deal with the customer obligations. But since then, we have restructured our focus, and in the process, become even more resilient towards economic shifts, and I’m happy to say that we are stronger today than ever before.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Global IT is a fun, fast paced company to work within. We promote a techie open minded culture, diversity, healthy living, safety, and professional work ethic among staff. I specialize in mostly IaaS (infrastructure as a service), and data center environments and have a reasonable understanding of all client and vendor technologies. Co-workers jokingly call me “the machine”, I believe because of my work ethic and technical knowledge. What I am most proud of is our commitment to being a one-stop, high quality cloud infrastructure experience and my team’s ability to dedicated their time and energy to complete projects within budget and on time. I was always told that the customer is King, and this is what I aim to encourage staff towards accepting and I wouldn’t ask employees to do anything that I wouldn’t do.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, Los Angeles is a great city for business because the population and business activity is so vast and I can certainly recommend Los Angeles as a hub or base for start-ups.

Pricing:

  • Flate rate IT – We support all IT needs for businesses and for a low monthly retainer fee from $400/Mth
  • Cloud Servers – From $69/Mth
  • Cloud services – Security from $2.50/Mth
  • Cloud Firewall from $50/Mth
  • Co-location from $150/Mth includes ISP/space/power

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