The roots of Echo Cloud Solutions start with the News-Press & Gazette Co., or NPG Co. and stretch back to the days of the Wild West in St. Joseph, Missouri, with the publication of the first Gazette in 1845.

Headquartered today in St. Joseph, the company has been owned and operated since the 1950s by the Bradley family, now in its fourth generation.

Still going strong in the newspaper business, the NPG family now owns and operates 40 broadcast television and 4 radio stations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon and Texas; owns and publishes 14 daily, weekly and monthly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas; as well owns and operates two data storage facilities in Missouri. Its mission is to be the dominant provider of local news, information and advertising in the communities it serves. . This diversification provides a solid foundation for growth. Yet, the company takes greatest pride in the quality of its employees those who have contributed to its past successes, individuals and teams working to help the company to grow and innovate today and those just joining NPG and will carry us into the future.


Enterprise Managed Cloud Computing Architecture: Production-Ready, Reliable, and Scalable


The Echo Cloud Solutions Platform sets the standard for enterprise-class infrastructure and application performance. A robust, virtualized infrastructure deployed as multiple, secure infrastructure clouds in Echo Cloud Solutions data centers, the Echo Cloud Solutions Platform serves as the underlying technology for all of Echo Cloud Solutions infrastructure, hardware and application service offerings. The Platform includes the building blocks of a system infrastructure service, including:

  • Virtualized servers
  • Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Firewalls
  • Load balancers
  • Enterprise-Class Infrastructure


The Echo Cloud Solutions Platform is built on a state-of-the-art infrastructure:

  • VMware’s vSphere 6.0 virtualization platform
  • HP Blade System
  • IBM XiV storage
  • Virtualized firewalls
  • Memory configurations specifically optimized for virtualization
  •  Dot Hill Auto Tearing Storage platform
  • Actifio’s CDS & Sky appliances – Improved Resiliency,Enhanced Agility & Transition to the Cloud technology
  • High-Speed, Scalable Cloud Architecture


Echo Cloud Solutions cloud-enabled data centers are interconnected by dedicated 1 Gbps Ethernet links, minimizing network-oriented bottlenecks. High-speed connections to physical servers hosted in data centers ensure that complex applications scale to meet business demands. Load balancing options include low-cost shared solutions to support smaller environments and multiple virtual load balancers deployed and managed from within the cloud portal to support more complex environments.