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HOUSTON. TX -  Semptember 4, 2017 -- On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas as a Category 4 Hurricane with winds topping 130 mph.  What made Harvey especially devistating was the fact that it stalled over Southeast Texas dropping over 51 inches of rain in the area.  The area in and around Houston, Texas was especially hurt by this storm with epic flooding that has never been seen in our history.  Houston is our home.  Virtual-Q was founded in Houston in 2009 and is headquartered here.  Most of our staff is based in and around Houston.

Other than the temporary inconvenience of a power outage and a voluntary evacuation order, Harvey came, scared us a little, and went.
In addition, I am happy to report that all of our staff is in good shape.  No damage to homes.  Everyone is safe and dry.
All of our offices and our data centers also made it with now problems.  There is no flood, wind or power damages to report.
All that being said, I realize how incredibly blessed we all are to get through this storm without so much as debris in our yard.  Many of our neighbors, friends, rich, medium and poor, we not so fortunate.  As I am writing this, I am fully aware that Harvey has displaced over a million people (20% of population) and destroyed nearly 200,000 homes.
We are now directing our efforts from survival to helping those who were not so fortunate.  All of our team is donating time, money and needed supplies to help our brothers and sister in need.
If you and your team wish to help, below are some entities we know are investing directly into our communities:
JJ Watt: https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053
Michael Dell Foundation: https://www.rebuildtx.org/
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I am happy to report that other than the temporary inconveniences of a power outage at our homes and a voluntary evacuation order, Harvey came, scared us a little, and went.

In addition, I am happy to report that all of our staff is in good shape.  No damage to their homes to report.  Everyone is safe and dry.

In addition to that, all of our offices and our data centers also made it with no problems.  There is no flood, wind or power damages to report.

All that being said, we all realize how incredibly blessed we all are to get through this storm without so much as debris in our yards to clean up.  Many of our neighbors, friends, rich, medium and poor, we not so fortunate.  As I am writing this, we are fully aware that Harvey has displaced over a million people (20% of population) and destroyed nearly 200,000 homes.

We are now directing our efforts from survival to helping those who were not so fortunate.  All of our team is donating time, money and needed supplies to help our brothers and sister in need.

If you or your team wish to help, below are some entities we know are investing directly into our communities helping those who need it most:

JJ Watt: https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

Michael Dell Foundation: https://www.rebuildtx.org

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HOW WE CAN HELP OUR CUSTOMERS

If your business servers, data storage, network or telephony was lost due to Hurricane Harvey, Virtual-Q can provide the resources you need to get your business back up and running.  Our data centers were not impacted by the storm and our customers continued to operate with no interruptions throughout the disaster.

We have ample, immediately available capacity for you to quickly setup a new environment or to serve as a platform for you to restore from disaster recovery backups.  Virtual-Q can provide virtual servers, storage, network, applications, virtual desktops and VoIP phone service that will allow you to operate from any location with any device.  This means that even if your regular business facility is unavailable, your employees can work from any temporary location that has internet connectivity.  We even have wireless broadband solutions available if your internet service provider is still down.

WHAT IF HARVEY DID NOT AFFECT YOU?

If you were one of the lucky ones left unscathed by Harvey, you may also want to consider us for backup, disaster recovery or business continuity solutions to ensure that you are protected from the next event.

DO YOU NEED HELP RIGHT NOW?

Do not despair.  We can help.  If your computers, server, network or phones have been lost, give us a call at 713-587-2500 to discuss how Virtual-Q can help quickly restore your operations.

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About VIRTUAL-Q

Virtual-Q, a Houston-based company, has developed breakthrough technology called 'The Q" for enterprise cloud computing.  The Q provides the capabilities of desktops and laptops, but with all of the processing performed, and the data residing in a secure datacenter. The Q helps organizations improve worker productivity, reduce their total cost of ownership, assure business continuity, safeguard sensitive data, improve compliance, and leverage their existing IT investments.  The company's proprietary virtualization technology represents a new paradigm for Computing-as-a-Service (CaaS), delivering a complete, cloud-based IT environment accessible from any Internet-connected device, including iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The Q includes the latest Microsoft Windows operating system and Office Suite technologies.  It delivers unparalleled performance while extending the useful life of existing desktop and laptop devices.  Virtual-Q is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and works closely with other leading technology vendors. For additional information, visit www.virtual-q.com.

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For information contact:
Steven Mohr, Virtual-Q
VP of Sales
Phone: (713) 587-2598
Email: sales@virtual-q.com