Computers and technology are wonderful things, but often we forget what their true purpose is: to connect
up the amazing people and companies in our modern world, so we can all enrich each other’s lives. Interplay is
proud to have deep roots here in Seattle, as well as deep roots in the tech industry… we’re so grateful to have
partnered with so many incredible companies and individuals.
Like many IT firms, we were struggling with ancient outdated backup technologies in the mid-2000s. We went shopping and found some innovative cloud-based services that allowed us to completely recreate a client’s network virtually “in the cloud” in the event of a major outage. Since these services were so novel they were extremely complex and expensive.
More research led us to Datto, which produces some amazing appliances at all price points that allow us to take complete snapshots of running Windows servers and spin them up locally or remotely as virtual machines in the event of a hardware or software failure (or natural disaster!)
Microsoft is a key strategic partner for Interplay because 95% of all of the work we do involves their software or services. Since the late 1990s when Brian Place (our Principal) cut his teeth on Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 Microsoft has been a key player in the business IT space and shows no signs of slowing down.
Cisco’s mainline Aironet access points are the industry standard bearer. Bulletproof and flexible, we use these in larger-scale deployments.
One of our two most recommended and installed lines of firewall and security equipment designed for small- to mid-sized business. Cisco-Meraki uses a novel cloud-based management scheme which simplifies administration and allows us (and by extension our clients) greater visibility into their networks activity. Provisioning and tracking the myriad of mobile devices our clients use on their networks
The WTIA is a not-for profit industry trade association that serves the technology industry, the information & communication technology (ICT) cluster and the business community that supports them.
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing 2,200 companies and a regional workforce of approximately 700,000.
Our goal is to provide excellent IT service. Building an organization that is capable of this cannot happen in a vacuum. Many others have tried strategies to do this correctly before. SeaLevel consulting has delivered a strong foundation from which we can grow our company by providing proper systems assessment, planning and day-to-day operations.
Our relationship with ConnectWise goes back to around 2007. We have always felt a strong central helpdesk with a reliable ticketing system behind it was important. ConnectWise actually represents our second ticketing system (we once used RequestTracker) but ConnectWise tracks time, projects, client information, products and handles invoicing. IT cannot be managed effectively without strong organizational tools.
We partnered with SonicWALL back in 2007. Dell-SonicWALL provides reliable firewalls that are surprisingly feature-rich at a good price point for small businesses. Full content filtering, gateway antivirus and intrusion prevention are available on all of their models.
Our relationship with the Better Business Bureau of Washington goes way back. We strongly believe in trust and accountability. Even with improved access to reputations and ratings the Better Business Bureau is still the best way to enforce accountability.
If you see a business listed in the BBB index with an ‘A’ rating you can be assured that the business isn't sketchy, you’re not going to get taken for a ride.
Our relationship with HP started in the late 1990s before Brian Place started Interplay. Compaq (at the time) produced the absolute best servers on the market with their ProLiant brand and HP continues to deliver fantastic servers to this day.
The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is the member-based non-profit 501(c)(4) organization focused exclusively on making Downtown Seattle a great place to live, work, shop and play through public policy advocacy, economic development and marketing.
N-Able (by Solarwinds) provides us with an industry-leading toolset which we use to manage our clients’ technology assets. In addition, they have provided us with business process consulting and vision about how to assemble and manage a Managed Service Provider. Our partnership with N-Able goes back about 10 years, before most people even knew what a Managed Service Provider was!
Microsoft produces fantastic business software and services. But they’ve never really produced wonderful migration tools. With the rise of Office365 (which includes hosted Exchange Online) we saw the need for powerful tools that could easily move our clients’ on-premise E-mail data to the cloud. SkyKick solved that problem and we use them for every Office365 migration to ensure data fidelity with minimal downtime.
With Interplay as your IT services partner and Managed Services Provider, you can trust that your systems and networks will support your business, so you can confidently build your own partnerships and associations for years to come.