Yyotta, LLC (“Yyotta”), pronounced ‘why yotta’, an emerging Internet exchange point (IXP), datacenter and cloud services company based in Stafford, VA and Chiron Technology Services, Inc. (“Chiron”) pronounced ‘Kai-ron’, an information operations security firm that provides government and commercial clients with focused role based training and skills validation, today announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby both companies will collaborate creating a Quantico Cyber Center of Excellence, where Chiron will deliver its award-winning Cybersecurity Training Portfolio and Learning Tools and host its next-generation online Learning Management System from Yyotta in the Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford, VA. Yyotta will offer its IXP, connectivity, cloud and managed service solutions through its iFortressTM modular datacenter, a facility used by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ clients, focused on developing a cyber security “community of practice” serving the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“Chiron is excited to partner with Yyotta and enhance the State of Virginia’s Government, Commercial and Academic communities by offering cyber professionalization tracks focused on the relevant skill competency level to be an active member of a technical cyber operations team,” said Chiron President, Dave Pappas. “Our combined solution will develop the cyber workforce pipeline and will result in advanced protection and defense of the networks and assets of Federal, State, and Private Sectors. Yyotta’s vision and infrastructure will allow Chiron to expand training and sustainment programs by providing flexibility and scalability.”
Chiron specializes in advanced, information operations technical training that maintains currency with emerging threats and updated technology. Chiron’s Information Operations (IO) Department focuses heavily on the continuous development, research and testing of evolving techniques and tactics in specific domain areas pertaining to: Cyber Protection (Defense), Cyber Threat Emulation (Penetration Testing), Discovery and Counter-Infiltration (Hunt and Incident Response) and Developer (Tools and Capability Development).
“The Yyotta team combined with Chiron’s cyber training leadership will be ushering in a new era of Cyber Workforce Readiness. The synergy created by the team’s thought leadership, innovation, training, and technical prowess further positions the Quantico region as an epicenter of cyber education, training, and readiness,” said Don Goodwin, Chief Marketing Officer with Yyotta. “Collectively, we look forward to providing a high quality education and training experience that develops and delivers top tier cyber technical professionals that both US Government and commercial sector organizations need.”
Yyotta’s IXP and datacenter consists of two (2) secure data center computer rooms encompassing 2,480 sq. ft. of computer room floor and 500 kW of UPS power capacity. The first computer room is available today. The IXP is the only multi-tenant datacenter in Stafford, offering a highly compliant solution through a concurrently maintainable design. Yyotta’s Quantico Corporate Center customers have the option to choose from wide variety of connectivity, private cloud and managed services, delivered over private, low-latency networks to Washington, DC, Ashburn, Middletown and Richmond, VA.
For more information about Yyotta, please visit http://www.Yyotta.com.
Yyotta LLC focuses exclusively on regional acquisition, development and operation of premier edge Internet exchange points (IXP) and datacenter facilities powering next generation cyber security workforce development. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical Internet connectivity, cloud computing and IT services for industry, academic and Government research and development. Each IXP is highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral that serves commercial, government and service provider markets. A privately held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, Yyotta LLC currently owns and operates its first edge IXP and datacenter in suburban Washington, D.C metro area with plans to expand into additional markets late 2016. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center development, operations and marketing; IT managed services; market workforce incubation and development, cyber security education and training. For more information, please visit http://www.Yyotta.com.
About Chiron Technology®
Chiron Technology Services, Inc. (pronounced ‘Kai-ron’) has over 12 years of operational experience providing Information Operations domain professionalization career tracks for Government and Commercial organizations. Chiron, based in Columbia, MD, enables the Nation’s most advanced cyber teams to develop their technical skills through performance based skills scenario learning and validation exercise solutions. The Chiron Team is comprised of experienced information operators who create learning content and expand on skill competencies against roles within operation centers.