Steadfast is excited to introduce our very first customer of the month! We would like to congratulate Orbit Media, located in Chicago, for being chosen to be the first to spotlight.
Orbit Media Studios is a 35-employee run web development company. Despite the size of this company, Orbit Media Studio has landed some pretty big wins over the years. In 2013 they were awarded the Inc. 5000 award for their impressive 3-year sales growth of over 91%. They were also awarded Fortune Magazine's 2013 Inner City 100 award for their innovative business practices that continue to improve employment rates in urban communities.
This web development company creates between 70 and 80 websites per year on average, so it was of the utmost importance that they had the comfort of using highly reliable servers that had virtually no downtime. For this reason, they chose to partner up with us here at Steadfast.
Orbit Media Studio provides a variety of services each day, and in order to continue in this capacity, they needed to utilize web-hosting servers that could run the LAMP stack solution. We listened to their needs, understood their goals and provided the best possible solution to lead them in the right direction.
When asked why Orbit Media Studio chose to go with Steadfast as a server provider, here's what they had to say:
"At Orbit we have to be available for a variety of different options. Steadfast gives us the flexibility to do that...When you're working at a web developing company, having a hosting provider that can not only respond to you...having that technical expertise kind of gives you the comfort to know that the person on the other end knows what they're doing..." - Frederic Mitchell / Web Development Manager -Orbit Media Studio
We work closely with Orbit to help them continue offering their clients the kind of flexibility they've come to know and expect -- with the added bonus of room to grow. By working directly with Orbit Media Studio, we are able to host while they manage, giving them full accountability of the sites.
In May 2012, Chicago was hosting the NATO conference, which normally takes place in Washington, D.C. Due to their impeccable track record, Orbit Media Studio was awarded the opportunity to develop the website for the conference. It was to hold important details such as schedules, directions and speaker names. It was also to hold useful information about sights of interest, lodging, transportation and dining spots in the area for visitors. This was a very large task, that could damage Orbit's reputation if they ran into any unforeseen snags. Also, due to the influential list of speakers and their political stances, the event participant websites, including the Chicago police, were the target of hackers.
"We were worried about taking this on until we talked to Steadfast and realized, 'No they are totally ready to accept the biggest challenges and succeed at that level'." - Any Crestodina / Strategic Director - Orbit Media Studio
Orbit was worried about the prospect of being hacked, but we worked together with them to ensure that all of their computing need were met, which included unexpected traffic.
Due to their excellent working relationship with us here at Steadfast, and the services they continue to provide to the community, we had to name them customer of the month. We wish them success in each and every endeavor, and look forward to continually providing excellent service to them.
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