Prominic.NET was founded in 1998 by Justin Hill and Jon Schultz and remains privately held. Prominic provides deep, extensive knowledge of IBM Lotus software, specifically Notes and Domino, with both its management and its certified Support staff. Technicians man the data center Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM, and technical support is available 24/7/365.
Prominic was originally located in Urbana, Illinois, in a start-up incubator, the Technology Commercialization Lab. The company quickly outgrew its leased space and, in early September 2001, Prominic purchased the space that once housed the control and communications center for Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois.
Chanute had closed during the early 1990's, and the building sat idle for almost a decade. Affectionately nicknamed "The Fortress" due to its military grade construction, Prominic retooled the space for its dedicated data center. The Prominic.NET data center provides its customers with an enterprise-class facility and years of expansion capabilities.
In 2005, Prominic added a second facility in Champaign, Illinois, approximately 15 miles south of its facility at Chanute Air Force Base. These geographically separate data centers allow the company to offer disaster recovery and high availability environments to its customers. The locations are connected via multiple dedicated private fiber lines that provide multi-gigabit per second network speed between the two data centers.
Justin Hill, Chief Technology Officer, began his career as an entrepreneur at age 16, when he co-founded a computer hardware company that grossed nearly $100,000 in its first year. He has 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry, in managed hosting services, hardware, and software development.Jon Schultz, who serves as Prominic’s President and CEO, also has an extensive background in information technology and managed hosting services. His particular areas of expertise include Lotus Notes, Domino, and Blackberry management and administration.