Service Providers

CommVault Fuels Cloud Growth with Enhanced Partner Program for Service Providers

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CommVault today announced a series of new enhancements to the CommVault PartnerAdvantage partner program Service Provider (SP) Edition, designed to help service provider partners maximize revenue, profitability and growth opportunities through new leading edge tools, resources and solutions that support their specialized requirements.

CommVault's ongoing cloud strategy builds on its leadership in software innovation and, through strategic relationships with service provider partners, delivers solutions to simplify and secure the transition of these services providers and their customers to cloud computing. To achieve this, CommVault utilizes its single software platform to power highly efficient cloud infrastructures, is expanding market reach through a broad cloud ecosystem and further investing in its own cloud solutions group...

Cloud Computing: GreenPages-LogicsOne Named One of World's Top Managed Service Providers

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GreenPages-LogicsOne, a leading systems integrator and cloud services company, today announced it has been named to Nine Lives Media's MSPmentor 501 Global list and report identifying the world's top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPmentor 501 rankings are based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed. GreenPages-LogicsOne placed #79 globally.

GreenPages-LogicsOne has also been named to CRN's MSP Elite 150 list (part of CRN's MSP500 list) ranking large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premiseprofessional servicesas well as off-premise services. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services...

Service Provider Interconnekt Maximizes Cloud Growth Opportunities with New SDN-Enabled Infrastructure from Brocade

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Cloud and managed services provider Interconnekt, along with sister companies ConnektNet and ConnektCloud, have upgraded their network with Brocade® solutions to meet their “pay-as-you-grow” on-demand infrastructure requirements. Delivered by distributor Avnet Technology Solutions, Brocade VDX® 6740 switches and Brocade NetIron® CER 2000 routers provide Interconnekt with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network foundation. Additionally these devices enable rapid scaling of services to help Interconnekt accommodate substantial growth in demand from small-to-medium enterprise (SME) and mid-market customers well into the future.

Through its ConnektCloud offerings, Interconnekt offers a range of managed “as-a-service” offerings, including hosted server, desktop, backup and disaster recovery/business continuity, archive, storage, e-mail, voice and Web services, along with managed security and Microsoft 365 applications. To provide these offerings through its ConnektNet business unit, Interconnekt offers MPLS-based managed WAN connectivity across multiple access technologies, at speeds up to up to 10 Gbps...

Cloud Adoption And Managed Service Providers Fuel Global Momentum For IBM PureSystems

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As organizations look to consolidate their existing data centers and shift more of their workloads to the cloud, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that this trend has helped fuel the growing momentum for the IBM PureSystems family of expert integrated systems, which have now shipped more than 10,000 units through the 4th Quarter of 2013.

Another aspect of this trend is that as more organizations embrace cloud computing, they are looking to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them quickly develop and deploy cloud based services in a more secure and economical way. These MSPs – many in key regions such as India, Brazil and China - are increasingly turning to IBM PureSystems over other vendors’ offerings in order to transform their data centers and provide the IT infrastructure that meets the needs of their clients...

10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Cloud Service Provider

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Choosing the right cloud service provider for your company requires more than just visiting the prospective cloud vendor’s website and reading the reviews on other websites. If you’re looking to find the right scalable cloud hosting service to improve business success, then opt for a suitable cloud service provider that can offer an easily scalable shared and virtualised infrastructure. Whether you are in the process of migrating to the cloud or a current cloud adopter, we provided the acronym: “PERFECTION” to remember these 10 technological and business considerations when choosing a cloud service provider.

Pricing – Make sure you look at the pricing plans before purchasing a package. Whilst some cloud vendors claim to have the cheapest rates, this won’t spare you on upfront payments and any long-term contracts. Sign up for a cloud account that offers flexible pricing and allows you to scale up and down according to your IT needs...

The "Magic Cloud" for Rural Service Providers

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Esmeralda Swartz.

Here at MetraTech we work hard to provide a billing and compensation platform that will help service providers monetize their services, whether those services are deployed in the cloud, across the Internet or other methods. However, we have learned that before proposing a billing solution, we first need to understand the full extent of the problems our customers face.

The cloud business model is already exciting enough, offering opportunities for a plethora of new services, delivering services in new and better ways and enabling collaborative business models that could be worth more than the sum of their parts. But, if all that isn't enough, the cloud is now being infused with "magical" properties. This week I read several articles that introduced a new concept that takes the cloud one step further: the magic cloud. Here is just one example from Billing World:...

ProfitBricks Tops Talkin'Cloud List of Fastest Growing Cloud Service Providers

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ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media's third-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. ProfitBricks ranked 75th on the overall Talkin' Cloud 100 list and first on the list of 25 Fastest Growing CSPs.

ProfitBricks recently shook up the cloud computing world when it slashed its cloud computing pricing by 50 percent, even as it showed performance levels twice that of the major competitors. In all, Talkin' Cloud's Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2012, up nearly 37 percent, according to the report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100...

Morphlabs and NEC Form Partnership to Deliver Breakthrough Cloud Solutions to Service Providers

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Morphlabs, Inc. (Morphlabs; CEO and founder, Winston Damarillo), a U.S.-based cloud solution provider, and NEC Corporation today announced the availability of pre-configured and certified mCloud Solutions with NEC Express 5800 servers. mCloud Solutions, powered by OpenStack, provide compact, scalable and efficient cloud infrastructure, with integrated metering and billing, enabling service providers to offer cost effective and sophisticated cloud services while nearly eliminating time-to-market.
 
"mCloud and NEC empower service providers to immediately deploy public and private clouds using best-of-breed open source software and hardware without requiring a massive capital expenditure," said Morphlabs Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for Asian Business, Satoshi Konno. "Working closely with NEC, we have packed the high performance benefits of mCloud into telco grade hardware, making it possible for service providers to deploy massively scalable and competitive public clouds without investing in massive, complex build-outs."

Cloud Service Providers need to practice what they preach

Grazed from BusinessTech.  Author: Editorial Staff.

There’s a perception that cloud computing has a fuzzy “edge” that makes it difficult to tell where being online ends and the cloud starts.  This makes it easy for the unscrupulous to pull the wool over the eyes of the uninformed and pass off online solutions as being in the cloud.

And because so many IT managers and CTOs don’t really understand the cloud, it is easy to sell them solutions that don’t match even the most basic criteria of being a cloud solution.  What are these criteria? At the most basic level, a cloud solution must be:

  • immensely scalable on demand;
  • immediately flexible;
  • only pay for what you use when you use it...

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 Now Available

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Parallels (www.parallels.com), a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5, the newest versions of the company’s control panel and presence builder software. Building on the success of Parallels Plesk Panel 11, the fastest growing hosting control panel product in company history, Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 further enables hosting providers to grow their businesses with rich hosting plans and to use innovative technologies to provide the most intuitive experience for customers. Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5 further helps hosting providers attract new customers and differentiate their offerings with more advanced tools to convert active prospects into buyers.

Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5