Big data, byte-sized: Cinnos offers affordable mission critical services
You probably don’t realize it, but data centres run our modern world.
From multi-building operations to a small stack of servers in a basement, data centres support the information systems that companies rely on. IT operations are often considered “mission critical” for any business. This means that failure or disruption (such as a power outage) would seriously impact business operations.
But data centres are costly, take time to set up and need very specific conditions to run smoothly. If you are a small or medium-sized company, installing new electrical, walls, and even floors for an in-house data centre is difficult.
Cinnos Mission Critical Incorporated has developed the world’s first data centre appliance that is compact, affordable and ready to operate out of the box. Their proprietary system, Cinnos Smart MCX, is the ideal solution for both small businesses and large enterprises that need the ability to scale.
“Data centres are the backbone driving key technologies like video and music streaming, social media and big data,” explains Cinnos CEO Hussam Haroun. “We deliver this necessary business component faster and at a much lower cost.”
Haroun started Cinnos in 2014 while completing his master’s of engineering at McMaster University. Since then, he has built a team of six with more than 30 combined years of experience in the data centre industry. Last December, the team received pivotal validation: they raised more than $2 million in funding from angel investors and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
“We feel validated from the investment and support we have received in Hamilton,” says Haroun. “It shows us that people believe in the team and in the innovation.”
Over the next five years, the Cinnos team plans to put Hamilton on the map as a hub for data centre innovation. Haroun notes that the city’s supportive ecosystem is crucial to this growth.
“The whole idea behind Cinnos is an innovation, truly a change in the way we deliver computing infrastructure,” he says.
“The support we receive from the Hamilton ecosystem, such as the Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (CIRC) at McMaster University and Innovation Factory, helps make our solution more competitive.”
Cinnos Mission Critical has developed the world’s first data centre appliance that is compact, affordable and ready to operate out of the box. CEO Hussam Haroun started Cinnos in 2014 while completing his master’s of engineering at McMaster University.