Foxwoods Resort Casino
“Managing a massive business like Foxwoods Resort Casino requires exceptional levels of operational efficiency. Foxwoods relies heavily on the services of White Star Software to keep the performance of its database infrastructure running smoothly. With White Star's comprehensive capabilities and services, Foxwoods has been able to grow to become the largest casino in the world.”Brian Charette, Vice President of Information Services Foxwoods Resort Casino
The Progress Company
“Adam Backman's book, OpenEdge Revealed, is a valuable and critical addition to the Progress Expert Series library. If you want to exploit as fully as possible the Progress RDMBS with OpenEdge, read this book! Adam's expertise is unsurpassed.”Don Fournier, Director - Product Knowledge Services The Progress Company
“I have used Adam Backman's AI scripts to replicate AI files to a database to a remote machine, which is working well. Thanks Adam!”Bernie Pannell, Sterland Computing
Public Works Commission
“PWC operates under a tight budget and schedule. We use White Star Software for training of our programming and systems staff, ongoing maintenance of our database, as well as application design and coding techniques. White Star has always come though on time, within budget, and is there when we need them.”Barney M. McClure, Director of Information Systems Public Works Commission - Fayetteville, NC
Pueblo County Government
“Pueblo County has been using White Star Software for training and consulting for the past seven years and we are very satisfied with their services.
In January of 2000, John Campbell came to Pueblo and trained my development staff on Progress version 9 and ADM2. John did a great job of getting my developers up to speed so we could make the jump to the new version. In July of 2001, we had Adam Backman come to Pueblo for a week of UNIX Admin training. With only one week of Adam’s training we were able to make a very smooth transition. In November of 2001, we hired Adam to help us configure our first SAN. The new SAN provided us with a fivefold performance improvement over our old environment. Adam also helped us negotiate the final cost of the SAN, and he saved us about $20,000 on the purchase.
In November of 2004, we had Adam come to Pueblo to help us implement a disaster recovery plan for our Progress databases. We realized right away that we could not afford the price of real time data replication software, so Adam wrote us a UNIX scripting solution that replicates all of our twenty five databases to a disaster recovery site across town every two hours. In less than a week Adam had the whole system up and running. Since that time we have had to failover twice, and the system has worked flawlessly.
Two years ago, Adam helped me negotiate some Progress licensing issues. Adam took our issues up the president of Progress Software, and we were able to get the type of licensing that we needed without breaking the bank. This again saved me more money than I paid out to White Star for services.
We continue to have Adam come down every year and fine-tune our databases and disaster recovery system. Of all the expenditures that I make every year, I feel that the White Star consulting fees have the greatest return on investment.”Dan Mauro, Information Systems Director Pueblo County Government - Colorado
“ARC Systems originally hired WSS to review our hardware configurations and recommend ways to maximize our performance. Along the way, WSS taught us to better understand how our application interacts with the system. We were able to use this information to improve not only our application's performance, but also our ability to scale and grow with our customers, ultimately making us more profitable today and better equipped to compete tomorrow.
WSS has taken the time to understand our business. They have helped to make our systems and applications more efficient; from disk configuration and data layout, to finding ways to improve our code, they have consistently provided practical solutions. The quality of service they provide ARC Systems is exceptional. Whether through on-site visits, dial-in, or over the phone, they have always been there to answer questions and troubleshoot issues, even in emergency situations.
Most importantly, WSS has shared their expertise freely, empowering us with the knowledge and tools necessary to monitor and improve our systems and applications. We consider WSS not as an outside consultant, but as a trusted member of our development team.”M.E. Jones, V.P. /CTO ARC Systems