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OnX Rolls Out New Managed IT Service Desk Offerings
Providing IT support and services can be a hectic and demanding job, particularly at smaller businesses with overburdened IT departments. OnX Enterprise Solutions is aiming to help ease the burden and has rolled out two new managed services offerings…

Ericom Connect Multiplies by Ten-fold the Management Capacity of Citrix and VMware
The ability to scale has become a very important issue for organizations in today's highly competitive global environment. It is not enough to scale, but being able to hyper-scale at a moment's notice is an option enterprises want to have if the need…

Cloudnexa Issued Patent for vNOC Cloud Management Platform
Cloudnexa, a provider of cloud-based managed services, has been granted patent 13/110,595 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its innovative vNOC cloud management platform. The patent was issued specifically for a proprietary system and met…

NTT Communications, FireEye Get Together on Managed Security
Security has been an important part of online operations ever since there was an online to conduct such operations. From email to websites and well beyond, security is a concern that's right at, or near, the top of the list. This is a point not lost …

Peak 10 Introduces Level 3's Ethernet Cloud Connection Solution
Peak 10, Inc., an IT infrastructure company providing cloud computing solutions, data center services and managed services, has announced a partnership with Level 3 Communications, a multinational telecom and Internet service provider, to distribute …

EarthLink Tackles Network Optimization with New Managed Network Service
EarthLink is building out its managed services portfolio once again with a new Managed Network Service geared toward multi-location businesses. The new solution is meant to help optimize network performance as well as provide proactive monitoring and…

IBM Makes Major Cloud IaaS Play with New OpenPOWER Bare Metal Servers
IBM has been steadily building out its cloud infrastructure initiative and is now making OpenPOWER-based servers available through its SoftLayer company. The servers are an expansion of the IBM's portfolio of cloud-based services, providing a bare me…

Impact Telecom Chooses Colo Atl Facility to Help Expand Cloud Operations
Communications service provider Impact Telecom has teamed up with Colo Atl and is using the company's facility to expand its cloud operations. Impact, which specializes in voice, messaging and data services, is taking advantage of Colo Atl's network …

SPS Acquires Multimedia and UC Specialist ExtraTeam in Strategic Managed Services Move
Strategic Products and Services (SPS) has expanded its portfolio of managed services offerings with the acquisition of multimedia and unified communications (UC) specialist ExtraTeam. SPS, which is also a seasoned systems integrator, acquired the MSP…

Black Sea Systems Using ADTRAN Solutions to Transition to Managed Services Model
Networking and communication equipment company ADTRAN is getting some major traction with its Bluesocket vWLAN platform. The company announced that burgeoning managed service provider (MSP) Black Sea Systems is using the platform as well as ADTRAN's …

MetTel Chooses ADTRAN Bluesocket vWLAN as Foundation for Managed Wi-Fi Service
As part of its plan to expand and strengthen its managed services offerings, communications solutions provider MetTel has teamed up with ADTRAN. The company has added the ADTRAN Bluesocket virtual WLAN (vWLAN) offering to its roster as the core of it…

Managed Security Services Set to Hit $15.4 Billion by the End of Year
That type of security approach is essential in today's business world, where BYOD is quickly becoming the norm and a host of geographically disparate users and devices need to be secured. While this may be a benefit in terms of productivity and opera…

EarthLink Tackles Corporate Network Security with New Managed Security Monitoring Service
A slew of security breaches and fraud involving big name companies over the past few years has caused a change in the way enterprises are handling security and monitoring. IT leaders are under the gun to institute better security plans that detect th…

Six Keys to Setting Proper Expectations of Your Cloud Provider
For most U.K. businesses, the matter of adopting a cloud solution is not a question of if but rather which one. Research by the Cloud Industry Forum predicts that by the end of 2015, 90 per cent of U.K. enterprises will be using two or more cloud ser…

MegaPath Sells Off Managed Services Business to Cloud Networking Provider GTT
In the second major business announcement of the year, MegaPath has agreed to sell its Managed Services business to cloud networking provider GTT Communications. GTT will shell out $144.8 million in cash as well as $7.5 million in common stock in the…

Canada's Above Security Acquires Seccuris to Create Pure-Play Global MSSP
A major deal has been struck on the managed security services front, with Canadian company Above Security acquiring Seccuris. The company, which has offices in both Canada and the U.S., is a MSSP as well as an information assurance integrator that wi…

ABP: DrayTek Routers Address New Business, MSP, Reseller Realities
Resellers are increasing becoming managed service providers or being absorbed by other organizations, said Castillo. So ABP is responding to these trends by providing resellers with new brands like DrayTek.

Transbeam Expands Geographic Reach, Product Portfolio & Staff
Transbeam was at ITEXPO Miami last month offering an update on its expansion plans. Jim DaBramo, senior vice president of sales and marketing at the managed services provider, spoke on camera with TMCnet's Erik Linask to offer details on the strategy…
02/17/2015 431 Percent Growth of MSP Partner Network in 2014, a cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology company, recently announced that it grew its managed service provider (MSP) partner network by 431 percent in 2014, a major increase over the already-impressive 310 percent growth exper…

Caribbean IXP Brings Carrier Choice to Region with New Carrier-Neutral Telecom Hotel
Carrier choice options in the Caribbean region just got a massive infusion as Caribbean IXP announced it is developing the first Tier III Carrier-Neutral Telecom Hotel. The new hosting facility will be centered in Trinidad & Tobago and will be geared…

InterCloud and Tech Data Team on Managed Virtual Desktop Offering
InterCloud Systems and Tech Data Corporation have teamed up to provide new managed service offerings for cloud customers. InterCloud is providing managed services for virtual desktops through the cloud using a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) model. The s…

Zynstra Brings Cloud Managed Server Appliances to North America with CloudMSP Partnership
Hybrid IT solution provider Zynstra has its first North American distributor. The company announced CloudMSP will offer the company's enterprise-class solutions for SMBs to aid in Zynstra's expansion into North America.

Cisco Expands Cloud Managed IT Strategy
Cisco Systems has revealed its expanding strategy related to its Meraki acquisition and cloud managed IT, and also announced the general availability of its Cisco ONE Software Suite.

Unified Office Brings Analytics Tools to Total Connect Now
Businesses out there that already turn to Total Connect Now from Unified Office are likely finding it to be a welcome addition to the arsenal, thanks to its value as a managed hybrid cloud communications system. But for those who wished that it came …

Discovia to Work with Top Law Firm on Managed eDiscovery and Related Services
A new eDiscovery managed services agreement has been announced between service provider Discovia and one of the largest law firms in the southeastern U.S. Discovia has signed on to provide eDiscovery support and related services to Alabama firm Bradl…

Aldridge Acquires MSP TWIST Solutions to Expand Cloud Services and Operations
By joining forces, the two MSPs are becoming one of the largest providers of IT services in Texas. TWIST brings to the table its unique brand of personalized IT support as well as a suite of network management and cloud services. The company's client…

Earthlink to Provide Gold's Gym with Network Security
EarthLink, a global provider of IP access and network security products, recently announced that it has partnered with global fitness chain Gold's Gym to provide Gold's with Wi-Fi and network security for its 147 corporate locations. The agreement sh…

Delivering Public Sector Digital Services
Delivery of 'e-government' is gathering pace. At the same time, there is a desire among public sector bodies to seize the operational benefits and reduced costs that online services can offer. Understanding how to adopt the right processes to enable …

Unified Office's SDN-Based Cloud Architecture Helps SMBs Operate Efficiently
When a Los Angeles quick-serve restaurant franchise found that one of its locations was getting overwhelmed with phone calls, they turned to MSP Unified Office for help. The company, which specializes in SDN-based hybrid cloud solutions, came up with…

NACR Introduces Ovation Communications Management Suite
NACR, a leading global provider of communications services and solutions, recently announced the introduction of Ovation Communications Management, a new component of its acclaimed Ovation Managed Services portfolio of managed support. Ovation Commun…

Cloud IaaS and DaaS Adoption Create Challenges and Opportunities for MSPs
New research on cloud services adoption signals good news overall for managed service providers (MSPs). According to a recent survey from Redshift Research on behalf of Time Warner company NaviSite, cloud adoption is growing in the enterprise, even t…

New Kaseya MSP Survey Shows Market is Healthy and Growing
The global MSP market is healthy and growing steadily according to the annual MSP Global Pricing Survey from Kaseya. The company queried nearly 700 MSPs in more than 30 countries and found that a majority of successful service providers share some in…

Euskaltel and ZTE Sign VoIP and Telecom Managed Services Contract
The Basque region of Spain will be getting a major upgrade in telecom and network services thanks to a new managed services agreement. Euskaltel, the largest operator in the area, has finalized a 10-year, network-wide managed services contract with t…

SageNet Achieves Fortinet MSSP Platinum Status for Network Security
MSP SageNet has achieved a high ranking network security status through Fortinet's certification and training program. The company has been rated with elite Platinum Status as a Fortinet Managed Security Service Provider.

Verizon Take Multi-Cloud Vision a Step Further with Cloud Marketplace
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has officially launched its Verizon Cloud Marketplace, and the move may well herald a new way of doing business in the cloud. Like most cloud marketplaces, the new offering provides pre-built cloud services from a variety…

DRaaS More than Recovery: it's about Migration
The emergence, acceptance and adoption of cloud computing have enabled and driven an abundance of disruptive technologies, causing shifts not only in the business models of many enterprises, but in the types of services that many MSPs must provide.

ePlus Announces Managed Services for FlexPod
ePlus has announced that it is offering enhanced Managed Services for FlexPod to allow customers to track and troubleshoot performance issues.

New Security Survey Finds Differing Confidence Levels Surrounding Basic Controls
The vast majority of IT professionals and executives are confident in their organization's implementation of basic foundational security controls, according to a new survey. But in a more disturbing finding, less than half of those queried are confid…

Virgin Wines Announces Managed Services Deal with NaviSite Europe
Online wine company Virgin Wines has struck a managed services deal with NaviSite Europe, a Time Warner Cable company. NaviSite will provide managed hosting and web application services for the wine merchant as part of an update to its IT systems.

Presidio Launches First EMC-Validated Solution Center Supporting Hybrid Cloud Management
Presidio has opened the first EMC-validated Platinum Solution Center in Woburn, Mass., to showcase its Presidio Managed Cloud offering. The facility is a complete ecosystem built to EMC specifications and offering Presidio's enterprise hybrid cloud m…

Siaras OpenStack Platform Federates Every Cloud Flavor for KVH Customers
OpenStack platform player Siaras has achieved a successful proof of concept with enterprise customers of cloud provider and MSP KVH. Customers successfully spun up workloads in multiple but dissimilar data centers using a single cloud and WAN orchest…

Carpathia and T5 Data Centers Partner on Managed Cloud, Hosting and Compliance Services
In a new managed services arrangement, T5 Data Centers has teamed up with cloud provider Carpathia to deliver cloud, managed hosting, compliance and colocation services. Offerings will be geared toward both enterprises and federal agencies and provid…

Spending on Public Cloud Services to Hit $127 Billion by 2018
Adoption and spending on public IT cloud services has been steadily increasing and that trend will continue for the next several years. A shift to "cloud first" strategies has become pervasive among both IT vendors and buyers and that attitude is set…

IBM Opens SoftLayer Cloud Center in Paris
IBM announced this week that it will open a new SoftLayer cloud center in Paris, France. With the establishment of the cloud center, IBM will be able to provide cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, an…

Motorola Solutions Simplifying Mission Critical Communications with ASTRO 25
Law enforcement agencies, first responders and other public organizations that rely on mission-critical communications in many instances still use legacy systems that have limited capabilities compared to the technology that is available in the marke…

Aerohive Tapped for Apple-led ConnectED Effort
Wi-Fi infrastructure company Aerohive Networks today announced that it's part of an Apple-led contingent that will be providing broadband tools to U.S. schools via the federal government's ConnectED initiative. ConnectED aims to shrink the digital di…

NetApp Acquires Riverbed's SteelStore Backup Line, Launches Massive Cloud Initiative and Partnerships
In a move that will expand its portfolio of backup and storage offerings, NetApp, Inc. has acquired the SteelStore product line from Riverbed Technology in an $80 million deal. The announcement comes at the same time as NetApp is introducing a slew o…

Accenture Upgrades Management Options for Accenture Cloud Platform
Accenture has announced some new management capabilities for its Accenture Cloud Platform to make it easier for companies to manage both private and public clouds.

Report: Xerox Leading European Market in Channel Managed Print Services
Since it was founded in 1906, Xerox has developed different technologies to process documents. Until recently, paper was the preferred and many times the only medium for making copies, but digital technology has changed the way many organizations arc…

Telx Cloud Xchange Now Offers Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Cloud technology has forever changed the IT environment by providing organizations a cost effective alternative to traditional on premises-based infrastructures. Virtually every aspect of a company's IT needs can be hosted with Infrastructure-as-a-Se…

Amazon Web Services is Now in Germany
When Amazon announced the financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, it had the usual mixed bag of results, with good and bad news sprinkled throughout the report. The bad news is the company reported a net loss of $437 millio…

Orthodontic Practice Migrates to the Cloud Through MSP Venyu
Orthodontic practice Hendrix Orthodontics recently faced a challenge common among many small businesses, and particularly those in the healthcare industry. The company needed to update its IT infrastructure to a more modern system, and one that would…

AVG and Centrify Partner on Cloud-Based IDaaS Offering for MSPs
Centrify Corporation and AVG Technologies have teamed up on a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering for MSPs. Centrify's identity management technology is being used to power the new AVG CloudCare SSO IDaaS solution, enabling MSPs to secure and …

MSPs Need to Step Up IoT Service Offerings to Meet SMB Demand
The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the top of most technology business agendas when it comes to planning for the future, and MSPs and their SMB customers are especially banking on the trend. The IoT, which generally covers connectivity and cloud-base…

Fortinet Security Honored with Technology Leadership Awards
Frost & Sullivan has given Fortinet two awards: the 2014 Global Cyber Threat Analysis and Reporting Enabling Technology Leadership Award, and a Market Leadership Award for the Managed Security Service Provider Market.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Hughes, Green Cloud, iland
A diverse blend of managed services made their debut this week, as service providers continue to expand their portfolios with value-added solutions. Everything from disaster recovery to B2B services to central service management and delivery was in t…

Hughes Provides High-powered B2B Services
Hughes, a managed network service provider, offers much more than just high-speed Internet service via satellite. It is also a business-to-business service provider.

Telstra Exec: Wholesale Carriers Must Innovate to Compete with OTT Services
The wholesale carrier market needs to innovate rather than stick to what's worked in the past, according to Telstra global head of wholesale Peter Hobbs.

Global Cloud Xchange 'Moves up the Stack'
How successful Global Cloud Xchange will be with its new positioning as a supplier of "Cloud X" enterprise-class cloud services, applications and content remains to be seen.

OneAccess, Axiros Partner to Help Carriers Compete With OTT Services
OneAccess and Axiros have announced a partnership that will allow broadband operators to increase their agility and stave off the use of over-the-top services.

iland Provides Public Cloud, Disaster Recovery Services to Companies Worldwide
Founded in 1995, iland has grown organically, getting extensive experience in the cloud market along the way. It is now a large provider of public cloud and disaster recovery services to companies located around the world.

Wheelings & Dealings: Green Cloud Technologies Intends to Expand with $3.1 Million in Equity
Green Cloud Technologies provides virtual servers, cloud-based infrastructure, and disaster recovery services to businesses of all sizes. The company announced recently that it has received $3.1 million in equity from existing investors that it can u…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Working with the Cloud
When it comes to managed services today, offerings are largely centered on the cloud. Backing up the cloud, providing on-ramps to the cloud and cloud services, managing cloud environments, making sure the cloud is secure and compliant with regulatory…

JumpCloud Offers Cloud-Based Directory-as-a-Service
We hear about the benefits and advantages of cloud computing and cloud services on a regular basis, as more and more companies migrate to and take advantage of the cloud. But it poses a number of challenges as well, and one of the major ones is authe…

TeleACK Expands Services with New Click to Video Feature
Georgia-based global MSP TeleACK has announced a new Click to Video feature capability as part of an expansion of its sales and support services. The offering uses a web browser as the video client interface to enable two-way secure video communicati…

NTU Partners with Logicalis to Upgrade to Hybrid Cloud Data Center
Nottingham Trent University in England seeks to lower its carbon emissions by 48 percent by 2020, and at the same time, it wants to improve technological opportunities for staff and students through an updated IT infrastructure. This week, it announc…

Advent One Deploys Managed Cloud Environment with Brocade Platform at Core
Australian MSP and systems integrator Advent One is delivering a new managed cloud environment and has chosen Brocade's switch/router networking solutions for its core. The service provider is using the Brocade MLXe-16 switch/router to create a carri…

EarthLink Adds Improved Accessibility to myLink
EarthLink has released new features for the myLink Customer Portal platform with a fully customizable integrated IT business control point providing convenient access.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery Possible in the Cloud, If Implemented Properly
The cloud is pretty much pervasive in the technology sector at this point, with massive players like Microsoft and IBM changing business strategies to bolster cloud computing. And organizations of all sizes, from SMBs to Fortune 100 companies, are lo…

ViaWest Launches KINECTed PCI Complaint Cloud to Combat Credit Card Fraud
The recent Home Depot credit card breach was just one in a long list of major data security issues this year involving big name retailers like Target, eBay and Michaels Stores. And the issue seems to be getting worse as thieves come up with better an…

Italian Army Commissions Italtel and Cisco for Cloud Migration
Italtel and Cisco have teamed up to transition the Italian Army to the cloud in a new $3.1 million data center deal. The companies are working together to create a new data center network for the army, including updated hardware and software infrastr…

Veeam Announces New Cloud Connect Partners and Release of Cloud Backup for MSPs
Veeam Software has announced five service provider partners that will support its Veeam Cloud Connect solution when it becomes generally available later in the quarter. The offering is part of the Veeam Availability Suite v8 and gives customers a sec…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Cloud Partnerships Galore
Strategic partnerships were the name of the game in the managed services space this week. Some very big service providers are changing their strategies and throwing in with former competitors as the cloud and hosted services space continues to evolve…

Rackspace Expands Cloud Reach to MSPs through Arrow Distribution Partnership
Rackspace is extending the reach of its managed cloud services portfolio through a key partnership agreement with Arrow Electronics for the U.S. and Canada. The agreement gives Arrow solution providers access to Rackspace's reseller program, which in…

AT&T Provides Direct Link to AWS Using NetBond Secure Service
On the heels of Verizon's announcement that it's offering a direct connection to Amazon Web Services (AWS), AT&T has also announced a secure path to the AWS Cloud. The company is extending its NetBond connection service to include AWS, enabling enter…

CloudLink, EMC Partner on DRaaS Offering for Service Providers
A new cloud partnership between CloudLink Technologies and EMC focuses on data encryption management and security for virtual machines. The companies are integrating CloudLink SecureVSA data security technology with EMC's RecoverPoint for Virtual Mac…

Cisco Adds Cloud VPN and Security Services to Evolved Services Platform for Service Provider
Features of the new security solution include nonstop, real-time monitoring for preventing malware, attacks and worms. The service supports event management through advanced monitoring as well as identification, alerts and issue mitigation and the ab…

Cisco Intercloud Explodes with 30 New Partners and $1B Earmarked to Expand Cloud Channel
As if the massive Intercloud expansion wasn't enough, Cisco Capital, a wholly owned Cisco subsidiary, has committed $1 billion to provide financial solutions to customers and partners for accelerating and adopting Cisco cloud technologies. Financing …

Cautela Labs Designated by HITRUST as Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor
Information technology makes it possible for consumers and businesses to communicate more effectively and exchange data across different platforms. As more organizations integrate this technology, they have to ensure regulatory compliances are not be…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Buyouts & Partnering with AWS
It was a busy week in the managed services space and companies announced buyouts, alliances and new services covering the whole spectrum of the marketplace. AWS topped headlines again, unsurprisingly, as more and more companies work with the reigning…

NovaTech Managed IT Services Now Available
According to MarketsandMarkets, the managed services market is estimated to grow from $142.75 billion in 2013 to $256.05 billion in 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 12.4 percent from 2013 to 2018. The growth is primarily being driven by high-tech and co…

Verizon Offers Direct Connectivity to AWS through Secure Cloud Interconnect Service
The cloud is all about choice, and for many, the infrastructure of choice is Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud providers of all varieties and sizes are scrambling to offer connectivity to AWS, and Verizon is the latest.

AireSpring Offers Variety of Managed Cloud Services Using MPLS Mesh Network
When it comes to offering a broad range of cloud-based services, the sky is pretty much the limit for California service provider AireSpring. The company offers an MPLS Mesh network as the core mechanism to deliver a host of services, and this strate…

Wheelings & Dealings: Majority Stake in IT Enterprise Cloud Company Acquired by Ericsson
This morning, Ericsson announced that is purchasing a majority stake in San Francisco-based Apcera. This is a company that was founded in 2012 by Derek Collison, a former Google executive who also designed a VMware product called Cloud Foundry. Actua…

IDC Frontier Deploys Radware DefensePro to Protect New Cloud-Based Network Service
IDC Frontier, a provider of cloud IaaS and data center services, has chosen the Attack Mitigation System from Radware to protect its new cloud-based network service from DDoS attacks. The company recently introduced its cloud-based IDC Frontier Netwo…

IndependenceIT Integrates Cloud Workspace Suite with AWS
Another cloud platform provider has thrown in with IaaS giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) for workforce-as-a-service environments. IndependenceIT, which offers the Cloud Workspace Suite (CWS) hypervisor/cloud platform, has made its solution available o…

Texas MSP Aldridge Broadens Reach with Acquisition of Austin's Tydan IT
Two major Texas MSPs have combined forces to provide first-response support and better serve small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Technology management and consulting company Aldridge has acquired Tydan IT, a provider of managed IT services con…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Cloudyn, Exorprise, dock10
The news in the managed services space this week was as diversified as the market itself. Headlines were certainly heavily tipped toward cloud services and infrastructure, with some interesting new research findings as well.

MyCloudIT Transforms IT Providers Into Cloud-based Pros
For small or mid-size businesses (SMBs) that want to provide their end users with the advantages a virtual desktop infrastructure offers, desktop as a service (DaaS) is a good alternative. When deploying these services in-house, often times it can be…

Carolina Panthers Select Toshiba as Team's Office Equipment Provider
The Carolina Panthers have chosen Toshiba American Business Solutions as its official office equipment and service provider for the 2014 season. The team is using a number of Toshiba's e-STUDIO products throughout the organization. The equipment will…

Report: Government Spending on Cloud Services to Rise in 2015
A research group that informs government entities about global technologies released a new report this week that predicts continued government spending on cloud-based initiatives through the coming fiscal year.

Exoprise Makes New SaaS and IaaS Monitoring Available
As more organizations migrate to the cloud, it is essential to ensure the solutions they use on this platform are performing to the specifications the service provider promised. Because the infrastructure is not on-premises, it is difficult to ascert…

dock10 Embraces Avid Managed Systems for Media Production
When people think of managed systems and cloud-based software, film and TV production is not typically one of the things that come to mind. But Avid, whose software is responsible for putting together most TV shows and movies, is making a major push …

Cloudyn Lands Extra Funding Amid Growing Market
It's been a while since word last emerged about Cloudyn, but the cloud administrative services market is well on an upward trend. Cloudyn itself, meanwhile, managed to land some new funding itself as a recently-concluded Series A funding round landed…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Buyouts & Rumors
There was definitely some moving and shaking in the managed services space this week with mergers and acquisitions topping the headlines. And in addition to the prominent deals being announced, a couple of potentially huge buyouts were rumored. If th…

US Marine Corps Tactical Satellite Communications Network Extends TCS Contract
Napoleon Bonaparte said, "The secret of war lies in the communications," and while it was true during his time, the veracity of that statement is infinitely more important today because of the reliance of communications technology in today's military…

Study Reveals Federal IT Professionals are Leary about Migrating IT Services to Cloud
The introduction of cloud technology has forever changed the IT environment by delivering computing as a service. Software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and more can be obtained over a network g…

MegaPath to Merge Certain Assets with Global Capacity through Buyout Agreement
MSP and cloud services provider MegaPath Corporation is cashing in on its success and fine-tuning its business model. The company announced an agreement to sell its wholesale business and national colocation aggregation network to private equity firm…

LogMeIn Acquires Meldium
LogMeIn has announced that it has acquired the San Francisco-based single sign-on (SSO) startup Meldium to add SSO capability to its portfolio.

CenturyLink Considers IaaS with Possible Rackspace Buyout
CenturyLink, which is valued in the neighborhood of $23.6 billion, has been steadily building momentum and is recognized as a major player in the cloud IaaS arena. That position has been boosted by acquisitions of AppFrog, a provider of PaaS, and pub…

Telehouse Makes NYIIX Connectivity Available at CoreSite Data Center Facility
"Since opening NY2 in Secaucus, New Jersey, we have continued to enhance the features and interconnectivity of that facility as well as in our Manhattan facility, NY1," said Ben Green, vice president of sales, network and mobility at CoreSite. "Addin…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review: Streamlining Administration and Management
A number of solutions and services were announced this week that are meant to streamline operations and processes for MSPs. As managed services become an entrenched part of today's cloud culture, technology providers are honing in on them as a target…

AT&T Designs a Cloud-based Storage Solution for Federal Agencies
As more and more companies look to the cloud for their data storage needs, AT&T has launched Synaptic Storage as a Service for Government so that federal agencies can reap the benefits of the cloud while ensuring that security still remains a top pri…

Calix Announces Carrier-Class Wi-Fi Platforms for Delivering Broadband Services
Managed broadband communications service provider Calix, Inc. is out to transform the way gigabit broadband services are delivered and managed. The company has launched its 844G and 854 GigaCenter service delivery platforms, designed specifically for…
09/03/2014 Streamlines Administrative Processes for MSP Customers with ConnectWise Integration
MSPs using the ConnectWise platform and's cloud backup and disaster recovery solution will now be able to view customer data usage as well as billing, alerts and more through ConnectWise. The companies have completed integration of their so…

Ostrato Adds Financial Management Features to cloudSM Management Platform
Ostrato has upgraded its cloudSM cloud management platform with new financial management capabilities. The improvements are designed to reduce costs for MSP and other service provider customers by providing real-time visibility, cloud instance parkin…

LogMeIn and Autotask Unite to Increase MSP Efficiency
By getting rid of the complexities associated with multiple interfaces, MSPs will be able to monitor systems, automate tasks and better manage devices from many different vendors seamlessly.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
CloudPhysics also made enhancements to its SaaS-based cloud platform this week, offering insight into virtual infrastructure throughout a data center environment. A significant new feature is Global Insights for VMware users, which enable benchmarkin…

1st Point Communications is Helping the Cloud Take Shape
With the emergence of the cloud as the way that enterprises deploy their IT infrastructure, the role of the data center is changing quite a bit. "The role of the data center as a service provider obviously is changing substantially," noted Erik Levit…

Continuum Integrates Cloud-Based MaaS360 MDM Solution to Create Comprehensive MSP Offering
MDM solutions like MaaS360 offer a host of benefits to MSPs and their customers, including reduced costs for supporting mobile workers since no consultants or IT resources are required to maintain the solution. And since MaaS360 is deployed as SaaS, …

A Unified Solution for Monitoring Mixed Networks
Virtualization has become an integral part of today's networking. Its increasing use has given rise to a network architecture that is a mix of both physical and virtual networks. The introduction of virtual networks has increased flexibility and agil…

Riverbed Application Performance Infrastructure Solutions are VMware Ready
VMware's vCloud Air environment for building private clouds is having a banner week as scores of companies certify their products with VMware Ready status. Three offerings from Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance infrastructure…

CloudLink Introduces Data Security and Management Solution for VMware vCloud
Virtual machines (VM) and the cloud are increasingly driving technology trends, and companies are scrambling to partner with VMware on the virtualization front. Cloud security and data encryption management provider CloudLink Technologies is the late…

Research Shows Companies Worldwide are Embracing the Cloud
Communications and collaboration solutions company Esna has compiled some interesting statistics on cloud computing adoption, showing just how entrenched it has become in the technology realm. The company, which specializes in unified communications …

Comverse Providing Managed Digital Communications Services to Nextel Peru
In a new managed services relationship, Entel's recently acquired subsidiary Nextel Peru is using Comverse for a variety of digital services and broadband solutions. The company, which provides regional mobile, data and IT services, will take advanta…

CloudPhysics Offers New Data Analytics Features for Data Center Troubleshooting and Efficiencies
The company is offering new Global Insights for VMware users, enabling them to benchmark virtual infrastructure against global metrics. CloudPhysics is also making new interactive Daily Insights available, for dynamic aggregation and exposure of oper…

CenturyLink Launches Private Cloud Services Across Global Data Centers
Enterprises are adopting cloud technology because it delivers the flexibility and scalability that on-premises infrastructure is not able to provide, with quicker deployments and better price points. Security is still a concern, but hybrid cloud solu…

VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service Rebranded to 'vCloud Air'
The move to hybrid cloud is increasingly becoming part of the enterprise infrastructure, and according to Gartner, by 2017 half of all large enterprises will have hybrid deployments. The migration to this platform is taking place because hybrid combi…

Citrix Survey Reveal DaaS Market Set to Grow
The technology available to businesses today allows them to operate without the large CapEx and OpEx of the past. Cloud computing and many of the services it offers means a company can be established without having the software, infrastructure, and p…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Some interesting technology and solution announcements topped the managed services headlines this week. Service providers are finding new and creative ways to enhance their portfolios and several new names made waves along with news from entrenched c…

Wipro to Provide CA Technologies Solutions for DevOps Through Expanded Partnership
Wipro and CA Technologies have expanded their alliance and will work together to deliver next-gen DevOps solutions for testing, virtualization and automation. Wipro, which provides IT consulting and business process services, will utilize CA's extens…

CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud
CenturyLink has announced that it is offering its Private Cloud service in 57 data centers across the world.
08/21/2014 Launches DataProtect 4.5 Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution
"Don't forget to backup" was something IT staff liked blurting out as they crisscrossed workstations to and fro from their office. With automatic backup solutions, those words are mentioned with less frequency, but it is still very necessary, even th…

Microsoft's Azure Continues to Experience Technical Difficulties
Multiple products and services were interrupted yesterday when Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform experienced outages and technical difficulties. The problems began close to 2 p.m. ET and affected about 10 services at its peak, including Clou…

Recommind Enhances Cloud-based eDiscovery Platform, Adds SaaS Offering
Recommind reports that it has made significant enhancements to Axcelerate, its cloud-based e-discovery review and analysis platform. The San Francisco-based information management software provider has added a "Mission Control" feature to its Axcecle…

FrontRange's HEAT Service Management Platform Adopted by SAIT Polytechnic
Colleges and universities around the world are undergoing a transformation with the infrastructure of their IT services to meet growing demand. With faculty, staff, and students ranging from several thousand to tens of thousands, old legacy systems a…

RigNet Renews Managed Remote Communications Services Contract
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Platform 9 Unveiled For Private Clouds
Platform 9 is currently in a kind of operational beta that is being played with by a number of mid to large sized enterprise organizations. Gopal Koratana, chief technology officer at Vendormate, which serves 2,000 healthcare providers and 68,000 ven…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
This week was all about wheelings and dealings in the managed services space. As MSPs jockey for position they are forging partnerships, buying out other companies or being acquired by bigger fish and generally drawing lines in the sand to establish …

TelNet to Partner with EdgeConneX for Next-Gen Data Center in Michigan
All of the data center site infrastructure design topologies are identified with a tier system ranging from I to IV. This classification clearly delineates the different functionalities each tier must provide to its customers, which are classified by…

Wheelings & Dealings: CoreOS Lands, Big Things to Follow for Docker Users
Improving products is a great way to both keep current business on hand and draw in new business, so it's not too big a surprise to see that CoreOS recently made a deal to acquire, which in turn could mean some exciting new developments for t…

Lumen21 Launches Managed IT and Security Services Program for Resellers
In an effort to help their reseller partners increase their client base, revenue and profits, MSP Lumen21 has launched a new Managed Services Program. The extensive endeavor comprises Managed IT services as well as Managed Security services so partne…

Wheelings & Dealings: Amazon Funds Cloud Customer Acquia to Speed Service Creation
Amazon has provided an undisclosed amount of funding to digital marketing company Acquia, which uses AWS for Drupal to deliver its services. The company is planning to use the new funds to speed up development of its solutions for big data marketing,…

Office365 Can Be a Lucrative Revenue Source for MSPs and VARs
MSPs like Network Alliance are quickly becoming Microsoft Office365 Dealers, meaning they are sanctioned and possess all the tools to offer a unique cloud migration experience to their customers.

MSP Network Alliance Becomes Microsoft Office365 Dealer
MSP and cloud solution provider Network Alliance has become a Microsoft Office365 Dealer. The designation means the service provider can offer a personalized approach and support services when deploying Office365 to its SMB clients.

IBM Continues Global Cloud Infrastructure Push with New Toronto SoftLayer Data Center
IBM took another step toward becoming a global IaaS cloud force, opening a new SoftLayer data center in Toronto geared toward hybrid cloud solutions.

Wind River Gateway Helps Equipment Providers Move to Recurring Revenue Models
Wind River is moving beyond just offering its VxWorks operating system and Linux distribution, to also offer middleware and complete solutions. One deliverable of this new direction is a turnkey gateway the company developed with its owner, Intel.

ThingWorx Discusses New Version Release, What Makes an M2M Platform
ThingWorx is at ITEXPO and the collocated M2M Evolution Conference & EXPO this week talking about its new release of the company's platform. Release 5.0, which became available in mid June, features a new connectivity model based on WebSockets.

VMware Veterans Launch Platform9 Private Cloud Management Company and SaaS Solution
New private cloud management company Platform9 made a big splash today, diving head first into the cloud platform arena with its SaaS offering. The solution is designed to take a customer's existing servers and transform them into a private cloud, wi…

MSP DataChambers Benefits from Unique Blend of Services from Extreme Networks and Blue Door Networks
Partnerships pay off in the managed services space and Extreme Networks and Blue Door Networks are reaping the benefits. The companies recently teamed up to offer a full mix of their respective solutions to MSP DataChambers and the service provider i…

XO Offering New Connections to AWS through Expanded Partnership
XO Communications and Amazon have strengthened their infrastructure and cloud computing relationship. XO has expanded access to AWS cloud solutions through additional dedicated connections offering speeds of 50 to 500 Mbps. The new connections are of…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
We've written quite a bit recently about how MSPs are cautiously embracing the cloud computing model and finding ways to entrench themselves in an evolving supply chain for delivering services. Strategic alliances, partnerships and mergers are all pl…

The Logistics of Cloud Migration Can Be Simple with the Proper Education
For those companies in the business of cloud computing, there seems to be one popular tenet held by all. For cloud migration and adoption to reach its full potential, the entire technology sector needs to be educated on the changing needs of the user…

Business Process Documentation Specialist BizDox Teams with ConnectWise as Part of ModernOffice Suite
A collaboration among several companies and glued together by ConnectWise is bringing documentation technology from BizDox to a larger group of MSPs and solution providers. The company's offering is now part of the ModernOffice suite of solutions, wh…

ServiceNow Transforms IT, Finance and Operations Management for Biopharmaceutical Firm AstraZeneca
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model is paying off for U.K.-based biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The organization is using ServiceNow's SaaS IT service management solution to stay on top of IT service delivery to its enterprise use…

NVIDIA Using NTT Managed Solutions to Connect APAC Branch Offices
A renewed and strengthened partnership is set to bring a variety of benefits to data center and ICT solutions provider NTT Communications and NVIDIA. The latter, a provider of visual computing technologies, is using NTT's Hong Kong data center facili…

Wheelings & Dealings: IQNavigator and MSX International Merge MSP Operations to Form Geometric Results
Two more major players in the MSP world have joined forces to create a new global human capital services company slated to become the world's largest independent MSP. IQNavigator has completed the sale of its MSP division, specializing in non-employe…

Thomson Reuters Launches Portal to Deliver its KYC Managed Service to Financial Services Clients
MSP Thomson Reuters has taken its KYC Managed Service to the next level, launching a new secure web-based portal called Accelus Org ID. The portal is geared toward financial institutions and offers client on-boarding along with identity collection an…

Dimension Data Recognized by Gartner for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Niche
In the cloud-enabled managed hosting space, Dimension Data is in a key position. The company, which specializes in providing managed global ICT services, was named a Niche Player by Gartner in the research firm's Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Mana…

French Public Cloud Provider Cloudwatt Using OpenContrail for SDN and NFV Efficiencies
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are two significant technology trends shaping the growth and development of cloud computing. The open source OpenContrail project, launched last year by Juniper Network, fost…

Aena Navegacion Area Awards Unisys Corporation with Contract
Unisys Corporation recently announced that Aena Navegacion Aerea, a national air traffic control service provider, has awarded it with a contract to develop and maintain applications for its business.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
MSPs are focusing on expanding their reach through larger portfolios of services and a greater geographic presence. This week's managed service headlines were populated by expansion news along with partnerships, achievements and other noteworthy mile…

Comings & Goings: Founder Of AppNeta Is Now The Company's CEO
Full stack application performance management solutions provider AppNeta has named its founder, Matt Stevens, the new CEO.

Grande Communications Makes a 'Grande' Move With CSG
CSG International, a managed services provider (MSP) has recently announced that Grande Communications has made its relationship with the company even closer by extending its partnership with the intention of digging deeper into its Texas market.

Software-Defined Cloud Platform Provider Connectloud Awarded by Frost & Sullivan
Connectloud is among the new breed of contenders, and recently, the company achieved a benchmark. Frost & Sullivan has given its 2014 North American New Product Innovation Leadership Award to Connectloud in honor of its uCloud cloud management soluti…

Continuity Software Launches AvailabilityGuard Channel Partner Program
Channel partner programs are becoming an increasingly important sales and marketing tool for reaching MSPs, VARs and other solution providers that will sell your products. They are certainly a compelling part of the disaster recovery (DR) and availab…

10,000 MSPs Using GFI MAX RemoteManagement Solution
One of the biggest tools a managed service provider (MSP) can take advantage of is a remote management solution to automate monitoring and maintenance tasks as well as stay on top of security issues. And apparently a good number of MSPs have discover…

Survey: Windstream Analyzes Impact of Cloud Computing
Network and cloud communications business Windstream recently partnered with Oxford Economics to conduct a survey about the impact the cloud is having on U.S. business strategy.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
MSPs are diversifying and bulking up their portfolios in an effort to stay on top of the game in a competitive market. To aid in this effort, service providers are continuously adding new applications and functionality to their offerings and also tea…

MegaPath's New Managed WiFi Offering Supports LAN Connectivity for Distributed Organizations
MegaPath Corporation has rolled out a new Managed WiFi offering geared toward providing secure wireless LAN connectivity to distributed organizations. The service provider is handling all management and security of the network, easing the burden for …

Gartner Recognizes CenturyLink as a Magic Quadrant Leader
CenturyLink announced recently that Gartner Inc. has recognized it as a leader in its latest report, Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe.

Wheelings & Dealings: Birch Communications Finalizes the Acquisition of Cbeyond
Birch Communications was established in 1996 to provide small and medium-size businesses with comprehensive communications solutions in a rapidly changing environment. Since that time, the company has grown to 50 states across the U.S. and the Distri…

Datapipe Recognized as a Leader by Gartner
Datapipe, a global provider of integrated managed hosting and cloud services, has recently been positioned as a Leader according to Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting in North America.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Cloud infrastructure, partnerships and big data analytics made headlines in the managed services space this week. More and more service providers are forming alliances on the infrastructure front, freeing them up to provide a huge number of forward-f…

Greater Flexibility, Greater Choice with iAreaNet's Carrier Choice Program
The one great thing about a growing market is that there is seldom a shortage of choice. When it comes to private cloud network service, this is no exception, and iAreaNet recently brought out a new offering in its own program that makes customer cho…

Cleveland Indians Chooses AccelOps Platform to Address Top Security Concerns
Progressive Field is in a league of its own now when it comes to IT security. The Cleveland Indians, in fact, have chosen to boost the IP security surveillance by using AccelOps, an IT operations analytics platform that will allow them to have real-t…

Converged Technology Group Promotes Managed UC with Cisco TelePresence Video Designation
MSP Converged Technology Group has had a longstanding partnership with Cisco, using the company's TelePresence Video products as part of its managed unified communications (UC) and cloud offerings. By deploying products like the Cisco Business Editio…

NetApp Strengthens Partnerships with Microsoft Azure and Equinix to Facilitate Hybrid Clouds
Storage company NetApp has deepened its partnerships with Microsoft Azure and data center provider Equinix in support of hybrid cloud environments. The company has rolled out its NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure solution, which bridges cust…

Managed and Cloud-Based Document Technologies Considered Important to Business Operations
A vast majority of IT decision-makers believe that cloud-based document management technologies are important to the day-to-day operations of their businesses. The cloud is becoming increasingly integrated in workflow optimization including the flow …

Growing Fiber Infrastructure at the Core of Cloud Networks and Applications
With all the buzz surrounding forward-facing applications and exciting new technologies like WebRTC, it's easy to forget about the backbone powering today's networks. There would be no cloud or any of the associated bells and whistles that comprise t…

IBM Expanding Cloud Ecosystem One Year After SoftLayer Acquisition
When IBM acquired SoftLayer one year ago, it marked a massive shift in the company's strategy, with the goal of becoming a cloud infrastructure powerhouse. That $2 billion investment is paying off for the company, as IBM has become a force to be reck…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
The managed services realm was busy this week, with an acquisition and several solution announcements topping the headlines. A new survey also indicated that cloud initiatives were a priority for overall network infrastructure spending, which bodes w…

Global Law Firm Using Masergy Managed Cloud Networking Solutions
Law firms are prime candidates when it comes to taking advantage of Managed Cloud Networking solutions, sometimes having employees spanning the whole of the globe. For McKenna Long & Aldridge, a solution that included managed network connectivity and…

ScienceLogic Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions Approved for Feds
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has some of the strictest security and interoperability standards in the running when it comes to approving products for widespread usage. And IT monitoring software company ScienceLogic has become the first in it…

Comings & Goings: ServiceNow Acquires Neebula for $100 Million, Innovations Ensue
Upon their arrival onto the New York Stock exchange in 2012, ServiceNow, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software company offering cloud based IT service management solutions to businesses, achieved an introductory stock worth of $18. Since then, this…

TriCore Hosted Oracle EBS Services Offered via ArrowSphere
It's all about channel partnerships in the world of managed and cloud services, and cloud platform provider Arrow Electronics has just expanded its partner base. The company has teamed up with TriCore Solutions, a provider of application management s…

Cloud Initiatives to Top Enterprise Network Equipment Spending During the Next Year
Enterprises are opting to spend their networking technology budgets in new ways, a reflection of the drastic changes in how business is being conducted as well as the overall evolution of the IT department.

Anturis 2.0 Solution Steps Up Java App Monitoring, Supports Parallels Plesk
For SMBs and web hosting companies interested in optimizing and monitoring their Java applications, Anturis has rolled out a new version of its offering. The company's Anturis 2.0 monitoring and troubleshooting solution includes Anturis Java Virtual …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
One of the prevailing questions in the managed services space is how the role of the MSP will be defined in the future. Managed service providers have been evolving in scope and range for many years and will continue to do so. This week's top news it…

Edsouth Services Finds Success Using Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG) Cloud Service
Breakthrough Technology Group offers cloud based storage services to customers of all areas of practice. Whether you're a big or small business owner, BTG provides effective and secure cloud storage services.

InterCloud Awarded $3.95 Million Managed Services Contract
InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end information technology (IT) and next-generation network solutions to the service provider and corporate enterprise markets. The company uses cloud platforms to deliver managed services along with professio…

Comverse Finds a New Partner in UTS
Comverse, a provider of telecom business solutions, has entered into a multi-year agreement with United Telecommunication Services (UTS) to provide support for the latter's billing and customer service management. UTS is a major player in the Caribbe…

IDC's New Market Gives an Insight into The Future of MSP
In today's connected world, devices have to constantly communicate and interface with each other, and this communication has brought the focus back to network security. In fact, network security is one of the most pressing issues among businesses tod…

Carbonite Announces New Hybrid Backup Appliance
Backup recovery solutions business Carbonite recently announced its new hybrid backup recovery appliance, the Carbonite Appliance HT10. The company markets its new hardware as able to provide both local backup and cloud-based backup which can enhance…

Next Wave of Enterprise Cloud Computing to Focus on Front End and Revenue
Major changes in computing architecture do not occur overnight, but every change in computing architecture has implications for wide area network data traffic. According to Ericsson, for example, in 2013 data traffic across global networks was eight …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
A major cloud and managed services acquisition plus an array of partnerships and expansion announcements dotted the MSP landscape this week. As companies build up their networks and partnerships they are discovering the benefits of blending solutions…

Carousel Industries Announces Growth Initiative and Expansion of Collaboration Platform
MSP Carousel Industries is spreading out, expanding its geographic reach while also investing in systems integration initiatives in a bid to improve its collaboration platform. The company has hired four new executives who will aid in its growth into…

Enhanced CA Cloud Service Management Solution Simplifies SaaS-Based ITSM
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become wildly popular across a broad spectrum of vertical markets due to its cost effectiveness, flexibility and general ease of use. However in the IT service management (ITSM) realm, this isn't always the case and c…

CenturyLink Makes Eight Managed Services Available on its Cloud Platform
On-demand, cloud-based managed services will be available on the CenturyLink Cloud platform at the end of the month. Customers will be able to take advantage of a self-service model through which they can pay bythe hour for services like middleware, …

Worried About Your SharePoint Data or Migration?
When it comes to the management of your office information, Microsoft brings significant value. From word processing capabilities to spreadsheet management to optimizing your email communications. Most of us are familiar with the Office suite and how…

Wheelings & Dealings: Box Buys Streem for Enhanced Cloud-Based File Management
Cloud-based file-management service Box seeks to offer businesses a comprehensive solution to storing and sharing company files over the Internet. However, the company has fallen behind competitors like Dropbox and Google Drive, which offer the same …

Cloud Infrastructure Providers Make Up a Sizable Chunk of Server Market
When talking about the cloud, we usually go directly to the forward facing apps and services that businesses and end users are consuming at a rapid rate but the world of cloud computing comprises so much more. The infrastructure and hardware that pow…

Cloud|AG uses AvePoint Platform to Provide Managed Services for Microsoft Cloud Offerings
MSP Cloud|AG is leveraging its new partnership with AvePoint to offer managed services for its Microsoft cloud customers. The solutions include backup, recovery and administration services in support of both Office 365 and the Azure cloud environment…

Peak 10 Building New Tampa Data Center from Ground Up
Cloud services provider Peak 10 is continuing a year of rapid expansion with the construction of a new 60,000-square-foot data center in Tampa. The facility is the first that Peak 10 has designed and constructed exclusively, and brings the service pr…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Mobility and VoIP were hot topics in the managed services space this week. As end users seek more flexibility and choice in the types of devices they use and the ways they communicate, MSPs have been working to expand their portfolios and deliver var…

GFI MAX Adds Support for Windows Phone 8.1
Managed service providers (MSPs) have to deliver solutions that cover as many platforms as possible in order to capture the largest share of customers. While Android is the biggest platform in the world, Apple enjoys a very high rate of popularity in…

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IDaaS Report Names Simeio Solutions as a Niche Player
Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) is emerging as a new and exciting field. IDaaS is essentially a cloud-based authentication infrastructure hosted by a third-party service provider. It provides a secure protocol for users to log in …

Wheelings & Dealings: eFolder Acquires Backup Services Provider Cloudfinder
In a major move that will support cloud backup, business continuity and file syncing services, eFolder has acquired Swedish cloud-to-cloud backup service provider Cloudfinder. The move broadens eFolder's portfolio of business continuity and cloud fil…

Aldridge Completes Acquisition of MSP IS Support, Expanding Cloud and Hosted Solutions
Technology management and IT consulting company Aldridge has been steadily working to grow its business in the Houston and Dallas metro areas. In support of its goal, the company has completed its acquisition of Houston MSP IS Support Inc., a provide…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Partnerships, new lines of business and major solution announcements topped the managed services headlines this week. As more and more MSPs adopt cloud computing in some form or another, the possibilities for growth and migration within the market co…

Retailer Anna's Linens Using Managed VoIP and Networking Services from EarthLink
A new managed services deployment involving networking and SIP trunking and VoIP has been announced by EarthLink. The company is managing voice and data services for textiles retailer Anna's Linens in more than 300 stores, with support for 3,200 empl…

Netsocket Introduces vApps
Netsocket this week launched a suite of virtualized applications, as well as automated application delivery, designed to help managed service providers grow revenue and deliver profitable new services.

Netsocket Enhances Virtual Edge Solution for MSPs with Automated App Delivery and Virtual Apps
As MSPs look for more efficient and streamlined ways to roll out services and generate revenue, taking advantage of automation is key. Service providers are changing the way they deliver and manage applications as the cloud takes over, and software-d…

CSG Providing Managed Billing and Business Services to MTN South Africa
A giant new managed communications services agreement has been forged between CSG International and MTN South Africa. MTN is using long-term managed services from CSG to streamline its operations, enabling the communications provider to focus on its …

Genesys Rolls Out Guru Portfolio of Managed Cloud-Based Services
Contact center solution provider Genesys has announced its new Genesys Guru portfolio of managed, cloud-based services. The portfolio is designed to help the company's customers take full advantage of their investments in the Genesys Customer Experie…

Continuum and Autotask Expand Platform Integration to Aid MSP Partners
Continuum has expanded the integration of its RMM platform with Autotask business management solutions in support of its managed service provider (MSP) partners. The enhanced partnership enables simplified workflows and seamless integration for more …

Syntel Creates New Digital One Group
The global market place is adapting and evolving to new environments much quicker than any other time. This is based on digital technology that allows organizations to scale on demand with an always-on and ubiquitous system access no matter where the…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Two massive cloud computing initiatives topped the managed services headlines this week, creating major partnership and development opportunities for MSPs. Microsoft and Cisco both made pretty big cloud computing announcements and each of the two com…

SPS Receives Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification
Unified communications and managed services provider (MSP), Strategic Products and Services (SPS), has been awarded the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. The company, which specializes in the design, installation and support of…

The Brazilian 'Blow-up': Global Data Demand Driving Data Center Growth in LATAM Region
New data centers are popping up all over Latin America. The days of sending all data and storage requirements back to Miami's NAP of the Americas are over. According to DCD Intelligence, the research division for Datacenter Dynamics, demand for data …

Comings & Goings: ANPI Hosted Communications Provider Appoints New VP
ANPI is a leading provider of several different hosted unified communications services, including Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses all the way up to mobile carriers. In order to get a better understand…

Fibernet Enhances OverWatch Managed Services Solution
Fibernet Corp. has enhanced its OverWatch managed services offering with features like dedicated support hours and 24/7 monitoring. The company, which specializes in local colocation and IT services, has ramped up the customizable monitoring and supp…

Cisco Ramps up Intercloud Initiative
Expanding on its March Intercloud announcement, Cisco has announced a number of new cloud partners and customers along with updated cloud service offerings. The company, which now has more than 175 channel partners, is striving to build the world's l…

SAP Strengthens Relationship with Microsoft through Azure Cloud Certification
In a major move for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, the company has expanded its long-term relationship with SAP AG.

Canadian MSP Long View Offers Hybrid IT Solutions through Revamped Website
MSP Long View has launched a new website and has rebranded its managed IT solutions under the moniker Hybrid IT. The company, which offers IT consulting, outsourcing solutions and cloud services, changed the name to reflect their customized delivery …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Managed video services topped the MSP headlines this week, with a major acquisition announcement in the space. Giant video integrator Dimension Data has acquired Teliris, a cloud video managed services provider, as part of its expansion into the clou…

More Than 3.6 Billion Consumers Will Access Cloud-Based Services by 2018
Cloud computing adoption has been growing by leaps and bounds, largely driven by enterprise adoption. But consumer demand is also an important contributor to cloud growth and new findings from Juniper Research show what an important role consumers ar…

Brocade Announces New OpenStack Service Supporting Multi-Tenancy for MSPs
The open source OpenStack cloud software is increasingly gaining popularity, providing a number of advantages for MSPs and cloud service providers. Network and data center virtualization solution provider Brocade has been an integral proponent of the…

Wheelings & Dealings: Dimension Data Acquires Teliris as Part of Cloud and Managed Video Services Expansion
On the heels of its partnership announcement with Microsoft on a private CaaS offering, video integrator Dimension Data has acquired cloud video managed services firm Teliris. The deal will boost Dimension's rapidly growing presence in the cloud and …

C&A Consulting Offers Managed Technology Services for Financial Sector
New York City technology consulting firm C&A Consulting LLC has announced its foray into the world of managed services. The company has rolled out Managed Technology Services (MTS) in an effort to meet the specific needs of the various financial serv…

Hosted PBX Provider Versature Launches Partner Program for MSPs
Versature is the latest company to understand the value of the MSP channel for selling its products. The company has launched an official channel partner program for MSPs in Canada as part of its recent "no-hardware promo," which enables service prov…

Corbus to Provide Managed Sourcing Services for Consumer Package Goods Client
A major consumer packaged goods company has contracted with Corbus, LLC on managed strategic sourcing services.

Ciber Managed Services Supporting SAP Applications for TALLY WEiJL
International fashion retailer TALLY WEiJL has selected Ciber Managed Services to manage its SAP applications and solution environment. Ciber will support a number of SAP solutions through the deal, which spans the company's network of 800 stores in …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
This week brought a slew of announcements on the cloud infrastructure front as the top players rev up competition and vie for marketshare. All of that translates to more choice for managed service providers along with increased partnership opportunit…

Cloud4Wi Establishes U.S. Headquarters and Launches MSP Program
Italian cloud Wi-Fi provider Cloud4Wi is taking on the North American market with new headquarters in San Francisco and an expanded Managed Service Provider program. North American MSPs now have access to the company's managed, cloud-based Wi-Fi mark…

New Dynamic Prioritization from tw telecom Lets Users Optimize Apps in Real Time
Service provider tw telecom is offering a new capability to help users control network class of service implementations on demand and in real time. The new Dynamic Prioritization capability works across the company's IP VPN and managed services, and …

Ensim Helps Service Providers Manage Cloud Deployments with IaaS Manager 3.0 for VMware
As cloud deployments become more complex and varied, service providers are faced with the challenge of managing multiple deployments, services and infrastructures. Ensim Corporation aims to help manage the cloud and has announced the Ensim IaaS Manag…

CIOs Face Many Obstacles Between IT and the Rest of the Enterprise
The role of CIO is a relatively new one for the enterprise, and one that has been evolving in scope since its inception. It's a challenging position for any individual, particularly as we realize that despite many advances, IT departments continue to…

Codero Hosting Opens New Data Center in Key Digital Dallas Data Campus Location
MSP and cloud services provider Codero Hosting has opened its flagship data center in Dallas-Fort Worth. The location is strategic as Dallas is a key interconnection and network hand-off point for the Southwest region with a large number of carriers …

MEDHOST Announces Managed DR and RMM Services Geared Toward Hospitals
MEDHOST, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of hosted, managed services and SaaS solutions with two new Managed IT Services. The service provider is now offering high-availability disaster recovery (DR) services as well as remote monitoring and manageme…

Absolute Service 8.1 Offers Endpoint Management and Security for MSPs and Enterprises
A new service desk solution geared toward MSPs, enterprises and educational organizations has been announced by Absolute Software Corporation. The company is offering Absolute Service 8.1 for endpoint security, including management of computers, lapt…

Corent Joins IBM Cloud Marketplace with SurPaaS Platform and Paves Way for More SaaS Partnerships
IBM is holding its IBM Impact event in Las Vegas this week and Big Blue is using the opportunity to play up its cloud, infrastructure plans, and partnerships. The company announced a key alliance with Corent Technology today that will help jumpstart …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Partnerships once again dominated the managed services headlines this week with IBM making perhaps one of the most significant announcements of them all. Big Blue launched its IBM Cloud Marketplace, putting them in league with cloud players AWS, Goog…

Sprint Expands Managed Billing and Customer Care Services Deal with Amdocs
Sprint has extended its managed services arrangement with Amdocs and has chosen a new solution for quickly creating and monetizing mobile data services. Sprint was already using the company's managed billing and customer care services and will contin…

IT Professionals Outline Fears about Cloud Culture through New Compuware Survey
It's no longer a question of if enterprises and SMBs will move to the cloud but when and how. The cloud, in its vastly scalable and flexible iterations, has become pervasive in IT culture and the bigger question now is how IT teams are adopting and i…

Continuum Launches C3 IaaS Management Platform to Help MSPs Transition to the Cloud
Continuum is striving to make cloud management simple for its MSP partners with the launch of a new IaaS management platform. The new Continuum Cloud Console (C3) enables service providers to easily create, manage and monitor virtual servers to bette…

Mammoth Networks Extends Reach with New Point of Presence in Dallas
Mammoth Networks is adding to its network of more than 30 points of presence (POPs) across the U.S. with a new facility in Dallas. The space will be collocated in the Equinix facility within the InfoMart building downtown and will tie in with Mammoth…

Dimension Data Solidifies Microsoft Alliance with New Private CaaS Offering
Global MSP and cloud hosting company Dimension Data has chosen sides in the increasingly competitive cloud platform wars. The company has announced a new private cloud service based on Microsoft's Cloud Platform, enabling customers to develop and hos…

IBM Enters the App Store Space with IBM Cloud Marketplace
IBM has taken the next step to becoming a cloud and IaaS force with the launch of a new cloud application marketplace. Big Blue is in good company there, joining competitors AWS, Google, Microsoft, which have all launched or improved their cloud app …

Masergy Gives IT Professionals Control Over Infrastructure in Real-time
Today's IT professionals have to manage on premises infrastructure, cloud environments, mobile integration and a global threat level that is growing more powerful by the day. Maintaining a safe ecosystem therefore requires proven solutions from relia…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
The big news in the managed services space this week is Birch Communications' planned acquisition of Cbeyond, Inc. for $323 million. Cbeyond has been steadily growing and expanding its footprint as well as generating a variety of cloud and managed se…

Cloud and Virtualization Provider Thinspace Teams with RedChip on Funding Efforts
Cloud and managed services provider (MSP) Thinspace Technology Inc. is ramping up its efforts to bring in funding. The company, which specializes in providing application delivery, virtualization and cloud client technologies, has teamed up with RedC…

PCNS Receives Investment to Expand Services and Geographic Presence
MSP PC Network Services, Inc. (PCNS) has received an investment for an undisclosed amount to support expansion of its services and geographic presence and has also named a new CEO. Michael Halperin has been appointed chief executive of the company in…

TeraGo Expands Vancouver Data Center Footprint with Acquisition of New Downtown Facility
As more businesses turn to managed services and the cloud to meet IT needs, the demand for data center space is increasing exponentially. This is particularly true in the Vancouver, B.C. area; broadband services and colocation provider TeraGo Inc. is…

Embotics Upgrades vCommander Solution with Support for the Top IaaS Platforms
Embotics is leveling the playing field for all the major IaaS players with the release of a new version of its Embotics vCommander software for multi-cloud cost management and financial analytics. The vCommander 5.1 release supports IBM SoftLayer, Mi…

iland Introduces New Disaster Recovery Planning and Assessment Service
The iland platform is applied after the company's team performs a thorough analysis. It then delivers the solution that is specifically suited for the company so they can prepare, implement and optimize the recommended disaster recovery solution to p…

Rackspace Expands Partnership with CommVault to Enhance Managed Backup Service
Rackspace Hosting has improved its Managed Backup service through an extended partnership with CommVault. The MSP has revved up its backup offering by integrating the latest enhancements to CommVault's Simpana 10 software.

NaviSite Announces New NaviCloud Vault: Data Domain Replication and Cloud Storage Service
NaviSite has expanded its NaviCloud suite of managed offerings with a new off-site replication service and cloud storage solution. The new NaviCloud Vault: Data Domain offering adds to the company's diverse suite of managed offerings, which include d…

ProBoards Provides New White-Label Internet Forum Hosting Service
ProBoards is a provider of free forum hosting on the Internet, and it gets over 40 million visitors a month. Now, that number will likely increase with the launch of

FlexITy Solutions Receives Cisco Master Service Provider Certification
A new MSP has earned Cisco's coveted Master Service Provider Certification for selling and delivering cloud and managed services. FlexITy Solutions Inc. was honored with the designation for its managed unified communications offerings, which are gear…

TeraGo Expands Vancouver Data Center Footprint with Acquisition of New Downtown Facility
As more business turn to managed services and the cloud to meet their IT needs, the demand for data center space is increasing exponentially. This is particularly true in the Vancouver, B.C. area and broadband services and colocation provider TeraGo …

Bell Techlogix IT Outsourcing Solution for SFG Concludes Successfully
As a leading producer of premium meat products, Specialty Foods Group, Inc. was looking to consolidate several of its operations; it sought to partner with an IT service provider that could do just that quickly and efficiently, while meeting SFG's ti…

Cisco's New Managed Threat Defense Solution Protects Against Cloud Security Threats
In a move that testifies just how intertwined the cloud and managed services have become, Cisco has announced its Managed Threat Defense security solution. The offering, which resides on premises, is designed to mitigate the increasing number of secu…

Wheelings & Dealings: Electric Cloud Brings in $4 Million Funding Round to Expand Continuous Delivery Market Share
Electric Cloud has been raking in funding over the past year, and the company just brought in an additional $4 million. The latest portion is part of a $12 million Series E round that Electric Cloud, which specializes in continuous delivery, will use…

The Pinnacle Group Picks Peak Cloud to Power Managed Service Offerings
MSP, The Pinnacle Group, has chosen Peak's cloud platform to power their managed service offerings for U.S. medium-sized businesses. The service provider is using Peak's offering as the foundation for their storage and infrastructure services and has…

Amazon and Google Vie for Control of the Cloud IaaS Market
Google Computer Engine and Amazon Web Services are the two major players in the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) industry, which seeks to provide affordable cloud services to businesses. This system works because the service providers alleviat…

Lam Cloud Announces Co-working Space and Workshop Series at NJ Technology Campus
Business continuity specialists Lam Cloud have launched a new co-working space where customers, partners and colleagues can collaborate and connect. The Domain is located at Lam Cloud's technology campus in Cranbury, NJ and is designed to offer a neu…

Birch Communications Announces $323 Million Deal to Scoop Up Cbeyond
Cbeyond, Inc. has spent the past month steadily building out its physical footprint-MSP and VAR channel partnerships and programs as well as its cloud and managed services offerings. Those investments have paid off, and Birch Communications, Inc. ann…

F5 Chassis Delivering on-demand scalability with ScaleN
As cloud computing continues to improve and emerge as a viable solution to on premises infrastructure, more organizations are implementing software-as-a-service (SaaS), Infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and more. This …

TELEHOUSE Launches New NYIIX Website
TELEHOUSE, a global data center operator and international Internet exchange, announced that one of the largest IXs, the New York International Exchange (NYIIX), has launched a new and improved website.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
A variety of key partnerships and buyout announcements comprised this week's managed services headlines.

Carousel to Talk Managed Services and Cloud
As an MSP specializing in VoIP, virtualization, video conferencing and collaboration, Carousel Industries has quite a bit of experience in the challenges and advantages of deploying managed services.

Bright House Deploys Cisco NCS Solution to Offer Cloud-based Managed Services
An expanded partnership with Cisco will enable Bright House Networks to offer managed security services as well as network transport, Wi-Fi and traditional voice and data services. The company has deployed the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) i…

The Hartford Chooses IBM for Private Cloud Infrastructure in $500M Deal
The Hartford Financial Services Group is making the move to the cloud in a $500 million deal that will give a major boost to IBM's cloud play. The group has entered into a six-year agreement for a private cloud infrastructure based on IBM's PureFlex …

FiberLight, Cirracore Collaborate on IaaS for Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery
While not all organizations have a digital presence, those that do are able to take advantage of a technology that allows them to be more efficient, productive and cost-effective.

Open Market Cloud Capacity Should Result in Competitive Pricing Shortly
In as soon as only a few months from now, businesses of all sizes may be able to easily purchase their own cloud infrastructure capacity on the open market. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is an increasingly growing industry, and fierce competitio…

Komodo Selects Peak to Power Cloud Services Platform
Peak, an enterprise, Infrastructure-as-a -Service cloud-provider, was selected by Komodo Cloud to power a platform.

Connect Communications Announces Management Buy-Out
Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) has backed a management buy-out (MBO) for unified communications specialist Connect Communications, by entrepreneur Alex Tupman.

Windstream Partners With Racemi to Provide Cloud Hosting Solution
Cloud and managed hosting provider Windstream Hosted Solutions announced this week that it has partnered with software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Racemi. The pair will work together to help enterprises transfer their locally hosted data onto cloud …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
A strategic acquisition and several key partnerships topped the managed services headlines this week. As MSPs continue to expand their reach through niche services offerings, they are quickly learning about the benefits of teaming up with strong and …

ViaWest Expands Colocation, Managed Services Footprint with Minnesota Data Center
ViaWest has expanded its colocation and managed services footprint yet again with the opening of a brand new 70,000-square-foot facility in Chaska, Minn. The new facility will offer cloud services in addition to colocation, managed and hybrid offerin…

Tech Data to Distribute Peak 10 Cloud Services with Host of Benefits for MSPs and Channel Partners
A new cloud and managed services partnership has Tech Data Corporation distributing Peak 10's suite of cloud and managed services powered by Cisco. The offerings are available in the U.S. through Tech Data's TDCloud business solution via their Soluti…

Masergy Enhances Security as a Service Suite with Acquisition of Global DataGuard
Masergy Communications Inc. is expanding its managed services portfolio with the acquisition of Global DataGuard, Inc. The company specializes in patented technology that leverages machine learning and expert human intelligence, which Masergy will us…

Today's Private Cloud Implementations Often Include a Hybrid Blend Of Managed Services
Organizations are increasingly opting to migrate some or all of their IT services and functions to the cloud for a wide variety of reasons. Consequently, colocation and data center providers are seeing a huge uptake in their private and hybrid cloud …

IT as a Service: Best Practices for Successful IT Procurement in the Middle East
IT as a Service (ITaaS) is, in essence, the delivery of technology on a subscription basis. With ITaaS, technology solutions can be deployed as and when needed, and organizations only need to pay for what they use.

Cisco Teams with Centerity on Unified Monitoring for SAP HANA Offering
When Cisco sought a comprehensive management solution for its SAP HANA Cloud and Managed Service (CMS) offering, the company needed an something that could provide business management service capabilities for a variety of equipment and applications. …

Cleversafe and Avere Partner on Efficient Cloud Storage
Cleversafe, Inc. and Avere Systems have teamed up to simplify and enhance cloud storage environments. The companies have partnered on a joint solution that will accelerate access to data and applications in cloud environments while offering massive s…

N-able by SolarWinds Blends Competencies with Updated RMM and Help Desk Solutions
The updated N-central platform works in tandem with the HDM solution to automate IT services and simplify help desk support, making it scalable across customers' entire infrastructure. The HDM offering makes use of SolarWinds' expertise and R&D portf…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
The focus this week in the MSP world was on partnering, building out networks and doing whatever it takes to deliver cloud computing and value-added services as quickly and efficiently as possible. Several major players made headlines this week, stri…

Allworx Finds a Lucrative Niche as Part of Cloud Provider and MSP Windstream Communications
As part of giant networking, cloud and managed services provider Windstream Communications, Allworx has a unique perspective on the technology market. The company, which was acquired by Windstream in 2011 when its holding company, PAETEC, was bought …

Time Warner Cable Beefs Up MSP Offering with Router Management Service
Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) is adding to its managed services portfolio with the launch of a turnkey, managed solution for the provisioning, configuration, change management, monitoring and remote operations of a customer's Internet and …

Windstream Enables Channel Partners With Simpler Pricing Power
You can make a lot of money selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door, but you can make even more money if you can cut a deal with family members to sell vacuum cleaners along with you, maybe adding their unique talents.

Interxion and OnApp Join Forces for CloudPOD to Deliver Cloud Services Rapidly
On April 1, Interxion and OnApp revealed the immediate availability of a tool set to accelerate the testing and launch of cloud-based services which they collaborated on called, CloudPOD.

Concord Technology Group Achieves Platinum Partner Status
Concord Technology Group has announced that it has achieved Platinum Fortinet status, giving it more credibility in the field of threat management.

ADTRAN Augments vLAN Platform with New Features
Cloud-hosted Wi-Fi is slowly gaining foothold in the wireless market. Many service providers and resellers either have added it to their portfolio or have plans to do so.

Ericsson and Telenor Partner in Myanmar
Ericsson might be more recognized as a company that deals with consumer electronics but the firm has long been branching out into other areas of the tech world. In that vein, the firm was recently named a network supplier and managed services provide…

Proper Logistics and Transportation Planning Can Avoid Disaster
The logistics and transportation market in the U.S. is massive and growing exponentially. In fact, the Department of Commerce estimates $1.3 trillion was spent in the industry in 2011 alone, accounting for about 8.5 percent of the total annual gross …

BoxTone Finds and Fixes Issues in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
The Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) is used by organizations as a synchronization protocol to allow mobile users to access email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. It is based on XML and works on HTTP and HTTPS so data can be accessed even when user…

Pinacl to Build Wi-Fi Network in York
Pinacl Solutions, a managed service provider, recently announced that it will build and install a public, free access, Wi-Fi network in York for the City of York Council in England.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
This week's managed services headlines ran the gamut with news of partnerships, expansions and of course cloud initiatives. How MSPs choose to institute and embrace the cloud is still shaking out, but more and more service providers are launching clo…

Ciber's Managed Services Help Clients Migrate to the Cloud and Implement Mobile Apps
Managed service provider (MSP) and consulting company Ciber has decades of experience advising customers on technology. The company has evolved over the years and now offers a variety of IT services to help clients in an array of markets transition t…

CompTIA Study Shows Customer Education is Needed to Boost Managed Services Uptake
Managed service providers (MSPs) may need to step up their game when it comes to educating end users and businesses about the value of managed IT services. New research from not-for-profit firm CompTIA finds that the decidedly modest uptake of manage…

New Cloud Adoption Study Separates Hype from Reality; Reveals Increased Hybrid Cloud Uptake
Cloud computing has changed the way we do business today. But a new study from Cloud Connect and the Everest Group finds that the reality of the cloud is quite a bit different than the hype surrounding it.

The Cloud, Microsoft, and Channel Eclipse
Microsoft kicked off 2014 with the news that it would make deep cuts in the commissions of service providers selling its Office 365, Exchange Online, and the company's other cloud services. The cuts, which were instituted to the Online Services Advis…

Switch - Changing the Colocation Industry
The idea to go green in the enterprise is not new as companies have been long looking for strategies that allow them to save money and look good in the eyes of the public. For those who offer colocation services, this desire means greater demand if t…

Cisco Makes Massive Cloud Push with Global Intercloud Network and Cloud Services
Targeted partners like managed service providers (MSPs), will be instrumental in building out the Intercloud as they will be able to rapidly roll out and scale services for quick ROI. A number of companies have already committed to the initiative, in…

Latisys Expanding into Europe with London Data Center
About a week after winning the 2013 Xcel Energy Recommissioning Achievement Award for its implementation of airflow improvement methodology at its Denver data center, Latisys has announced European expansion plans. The company's decision to deploy it…

Gartner's Magic Quadrant Shows Verizon is a Leader Among MSS Providers
On February 26 2014, analyst, Kelly M. Kavanagh, released the 2013-2014 evaluation of MSS Providers and has placed Verizon as a leader among its peers. In Kavanagh's analysis, each company was evaluated against an extensive list of criter…

SnapLogic Reports Record Revenues as Cloud Services Brokerage and Integration Market Continues Expansion
Cloud integration solutions provider SnapLogic has been breaking revenue records and rapidly expanding its partner ecosystem. The company achieved subscription transactions in the seven-figure range for the third quarter, driven by increased cloud ap…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Partnerships and acquisitions were once again the name of the game in the managed services space this week. Integrations, development deals and a major MSP acquisition dotted the headlines as companies continue a trend of teaming up to utilize each o…

Coming Solution Combines Strengths of RunMyProcess, MongoDB NoSQL Database
Fujitsu has announced that it had partnered with MongoDB to develop a cloud-based solution using its RunMyProcess platform. The collaboration is the latest in a series of moves by Fujitsu to push its cloud products

Codero Hosting - Enjoying Growth in a Busy Market
In the wide world of hosting, a number of different players are fighting their way through the global marketplace to stake their claim as the leader. For many, this means claiming the largest share of the market and delivering according to customer e…

3SCALE Promotes API Rollout in the Cloud with API Proxy for AWS
3SCALE is making it easier to quickly deploy application programming interfaces (APIs) in the cloud with the launch of its new 3SCALE API Proxy on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new offering helps developers quickly and easily protect their APIs with…

FreedomVoice Offers New Benefits for Partners
A number of factors including the complexities in dealing with the carriers, tax and regulatory issues, and low hardware margins reportedly impacted the profitability of resellers and service providers that integrate Freedom IQ's virtual phone system…

Reliance Globalcom is Now Global Cloud Xchange
Reliance Globalcom, a managed services provider and division of Reliance Communications, has decided to rebrand as Global Cloud Xchange. The change was put in place earlier this week and took immediate effect. Its new corporate identity better aligns…

imageSource Honors FlexPrint with 2014 Perfect Image Award
FlexPrint, a leader in managed print services, announced this week that it received a 2014 Perfect Image Award from imageSource, a business-to-business media provider. imageSource honored the company with the title "Most Outstanding Managed Print Sol…

Tadiran Moves to the Cloud with Upgraded Aeonix Platform and Partnership with AWS
Tadiran Telecom has been in the business for more than 50 years, and the company has participated in a telephony evolution during that timeframe. The latest evolution for Tadiran is within their product line as the company upgrades customers from the…

Autotask and StorageCraft Announce New Integration Module for Streamlining MSPs
Autotask and StorageCraft have announced a new integration module for streamlining managed service providers (MSPs) business processes.

Intermedia Offers Integration with QuickBooks, Salesforce and ConnectWise to MSP and VAR Partners
One-stop cloud IT services shop Intermedia has developed a new way for its channel partners to cost effectively and efficiently expand their cloud services offerings. The company has integrated its Partner Portal with QuickBooks, Salesforce and Conne…

Cbeyond Expands Microsoft Cloud Partnership by Offering Enhanced Datacenter Features for MSPs and VARs
In a partnership that will benefit U.S. MSPs and VARs, Cbeyond has teamed up with Microsoft in a new cloud marketing alliance. The deal has Cbeyond encouraging MSPs and VARs to move their SMB customers to Cbeyond's cloud, thereby highlighting Microso…

Internap Recognized for its Bare-metal Cloud Leadership
As more organizations move to the cloud, they want the same solutions they had on-premises to be available in the cloud environment. With so many different service providers and services available to organizations such as Infrastructure as a service …

WidePoint and Mount Airey Group Collaborate for Global ePassport Verification
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been missing since March 8, and there are many speculations as to what happened to the Boeing 777. One thing we do know for sure is two individuals from Iran used stolen passports to board the plane. According to repo…

Wheelings & Dealings: Integra Acquires ProTel Networks
Integra, a provider of fiber-based network and communications services, has announced that it has acquired ProTel Networks, a unified communications provider.

New Jersey's Open Data Centers Offers Carrier Neutral Connectivity for MSPs and Cloud Providers
For cloud, hosted services and managed service providers (MSPs) interested in carrier neutral partnerships and low cost colocation facilities, New Jersey's Open Data Centers offers an interesting solution. The company, which recently opened its first…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Partnerships, deals, and acquisitions abounded this week in the managed services space. Companies are continuing to join forces and work together to expand their offerings, broaden their partner programs, and generally help each other provide the bro…

RapidScale Makes CloudOffice Available on Samsung Solutions Exchange
Cloud solutions provider RapidScale announced recently that it has partnered with Samsung to make its cloud services available on a mobile platform. A PR Web statement says customers will now be able to access RapidScale's CloudOffice, a suite of bus…

Wheelings & Dealings: Acuative Acquires Thrupoint, Looks to Bolster IT Support Presence
Acuative is known throughout the world as a provider of both network support and IT support services, and to that end has acquired the U.S division of Thrupoint, Inc., with plans down the line to pick up Thrupoint's U.K and Middle East divisions as w…

Cyberoam Announces Deeper Integration with ConnectWise PSA, a Unified View of Managed Network Services for MSPs
This week, Cyberoam Technologies, a global provider of network security appliances and a Sophos company (having been acquired in February), announces deeper integration between Cyberoam Central Console (CCC) and ConnectWise, a developer of service ma…

Microsolve Adopts ScienceLogic's IT Monitoring Platform
Faced with growing needs that were outpacing the capabilities of its open source monitoring tool, Microsolve announced the company has adopted ScienceLogic's IT monitoring software in order to meet the requirements of its expanding clientele.

InterCloud Systems Delivers Turnkey UC Platform for Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
InterCloud Systems has announced that the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services has signed an agreement to implement and maintain a unified communications (UC) system for the charity.

Is Desktop as a Service the Future of Managed IT?
DaaS systems, in which back-end functions like data storage, backup and upgrades are managed by a hosting provider, are saving time and effort by creating a central point of control for a variety of portals.

Ingram Micro Now Offers the SkyKick Migration Suite
Wholesale technology distributor Ingram Micro has picked up the SkyKick Migration Suite as part of its cloud solution provider portfolio. As such, the suite is now available as part of the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace as a way to help channel partn…

Cbeyond's Channel Program Brings TotalCloud Foundation Solution to MSP Partners
When it comes to working with its managed service provider (MSP) partners, cloud communications provider Cbeyond supplies all the tools they need to succeed in the cloud. The company, which recently participated at the Cloud4SMB Expo, collocated with…

Fortinet Offers 4 New DDoS Appliances for MSPs, Data Center Managers
Fortinet has announced four new appliances geared toward managed service providers (MSPs), as well as data center managers and system architects at mid-to-large enterprises. The company has added the new offerings to its Distributed Denial of Service…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) dominated the managed services space this week as big players and smaller names revved up their initiatives in a bid to compete with market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). As more and more players dilute the space…

Masergy Lets Customers Rent Phones for UC Plans
Masergy, a provider of cloud networking and managed communication services, has announced that its Polycom phone rental program is available.

CloudForge Development Platform Expands Developer Opportunities
With this new addition Cloud Foundry users on Pivotal's Web Services will be able to sign up for a CloudForge account and gain access to all the development based tools this platform provides. Users can manage their code, plan, track and collaborate,…

WidePoint Partners with Not-for-profit C4UH to Protect Patient Health and Privacy Records
Managed mobility solutions provider WidePoint Corporation has teamed up with not-for-profit organization C4UH to offer a solution that protects patients' health and privacy records. The partnership has WidePoint delivering its telecom management, cyb…

Wipro to Support Siemens Teamcenter Portfolio
As one of the most widely used PLM digital lifecycle management software platforms in the world, Teamcenter is a cloud PLM that provides fast deployment and simplified scalability with a cost-effective solution access to enterprise grade IT infrastru…

Latisys Integrates ScienceLogic EM7 into its IaaS Platform
Latisys, a provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, has introduced new enhancements to its scalable IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform. These enhancements help further the company's commitment to delivering high perform…

Wheelings & Dealings: Expanding IaaS Provider DigitalOcean Receives $37.2 Million in Series A Funding
In major news for the IaaS and cloud space, DigitalOcean has scored $37.2 million in Series A funding, led by Andreesen Horowitz. The amount is significant for a first funding round, particularly within the IaaS space, and a vote of confidence in Dig…

Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Set to Hit $6.5 Billion by 2018
An increasing number of security, privacy, and industry regulations and standards have presented challenges for IT departments within the healthcare sector. As existing infrastructure and operations struggle to keep up with demands, the healthcare se…

Peak Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification for IaaS Providers
IaaS cloud provider Peak has become the latest service provider to achieve the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification (CMSP) for IaaS providers. The designation enables Peak, as well as the company's partners, to sell cloud-based sol…

Cox Business Rolls Out Essential Cloud Suite of Vertical Market Tailored Business Apps
When it comes to cloud services, vertical industries have very specific needs to meet their business requirements. Cox Business is striving to meet those needs with the national availability of its Essential Cloud suite of cloud-based business applic…

IPR International Turns to AFORE for Cloud Encryption
IPR International has partnered with cloud security and encryption management provider AFORE Solutions in order to further protect its clients from the ever-growing number of security threats. In particular, IPR's clients now have access to encryptio…

Informatica Rolls Out Updated Cloud Spring 2014 Integration Platform
Data integration software provider Informatica Corporation has announced a brand new release of its cloud integration platform. Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 is designed to enable line-of-business SaaS app users and IT users to design integrations th…

Green House Data Becomes Certified B Corporation for Social and Environmental Performance
Cloud hosting and colocation services provider Green House Data has achieved Certified B Corporation status for its use of power to solve both environmental and social problems. Green House is the first B Corp company in Wyoming, and the certificatio…

Wheelings & Dealings: ServiceMax Receives $71 Million in Funding to Expand Field Service Management into Europe
ServiceMax, a provider of field service management solutions, has closed on $71 million in Series E financing, the company announced. The funding will be used to scale all areas of the company's business, including products, sales and global expansio…

Cloud Dynamics to Provide Added Mobility with IaaS
Cloud solutions are giving organizations the ability to scale to proportions which would have been financially impossible in the past. The ability to expand at such an affordable price point is pushing companies to find opportunities and capitalize o…

Anturis Launches New Version of IT Monitoring Solution for SMBs
Anturis is now showing off a new IT monitoring solution, Anturis Version 1.4, which features Parallels Plesk integration. The solution is designed for small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs), but the cloud solution still provides enterprise-grade IT …

Interactive Storyteller Cloudbook Implements GenieDB DBaaS Solution
Cloud and software company Cloudbook has taken storytelling to new levels with its mobile client-cloud server app, which enables publishers to activate their stories to become interactive multimedia experiences. The company now has a stronger applica…

Cloudways Launches Beta of Click&Go Managed Cloud App Platform
Cloudways has launched a new managed platform that enables users to launch applications on scalable cloud servers with dedicated IP addresses within minutes. The new Click&Go platform, which is in public beta, offers server-side security and performa…

Windstream Expands Managed Services Footprint with New Charlotte, N.C. Data Center
Expanding on its steadily growing footprint of facilities and managed services, Windstream Hosted Solutions has opened its fourth data center in Charlotte, N.C. The MSP and colocation provider now has 27 facilities throughout the U.S., offering a var…

Ciber Migrates Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management for La Porte Hospital
Market Watch noted that IT consulting firm Ciber recently successfully migrated the Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management software for Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital. After considering several other bids, LaPorte Hospital decided …

Servosity Announces 'UnCrashable' Disaster Recovery
Backup and disaster recovery provider Servosity recently announced on its blog that its servers are now "uncrashable." The company released its UnCrashable Disaster Recovery Cloud as the backbone of its cloud-based recovery services, which allow mana…

Industry Leaders Partner for Greatness
When industry leaders partner together great advances happen. The product of such a partnership will be demonstrated at Centrify's booth number 2015 and Elastica's booth number 304 at the RSA Conference. Using Centrify's knowledge and abilities in un…

IBM Pushes Pay-as-you-go Model in Cloud Storage as it Continues Growing in Cloud Computing
By all accounts the move by IBM to enter the cloud market has been slow, which has resulted in the company playing catch-up to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and others. Once the company realized this was the future, it has spared no expense in acquiring …

Cbeyond Opens Las Vegas Data Center to Deliver Cloud Services to MSPs and SMBs
In a move to expand its cloud services offerings and better serve small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), Cbeyond Inc. has opened a new regional data center in Las Vegas. The new facility is optimized for delivery of cloud services and doubles the serv…

Hamilton Jewelers Using Evolve IP OneCloud Platform for Unified Communications, DR and Network Security Services
Hamilton Jewelers has entered the cloud, and the national jeweler has deployed Evolve IP's OneCloud platform across its network. The company is using the cloud for unified communications along with disaster recovery, colocation and network security s…

iGATE Announces $35 Million, Five-year Managed Services Contract with Swedish Finance Company
A new five-year managed services contract has been announced by iGATE Corporation with one of Sweden's largest financial services companies. The MSP has announced a $35 million deal with Länsförsäkringar Alliance to provide strategic application deve…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
While the managed services space underwent its usual flutter of partnership and product and service announcements this week, the big news was centered on standardization and regulatory compliance. With the cloud becoming an increasingly entrenched pa…

Digium Adds Clarus Communications to Cloud Agent Program
Digium, the company behind the popular open source VoIP PBX software Asterisk, has announced that Clarus Communications has joined its Digium Cloud Agent Program.

Comings & Goings: Adam Wray Joins Cloudsoft Board
Cloudsoft Corporation, a firm that brings multi-cloud application management to the business world, has announced recently that Adam Wray will be joining their board as a non-executive director.

Datacenter Interconnect Requirements Fueled by Regulatory Mandates and Big Data
Datacenters around the globe need to meet bigger and better business requirements with every passing day, and one of the biggest hurdles to cross is how to connect different datacenters to one another. One of the biggest challenges that IT organizati…

Transbeam Becomes First MSP to Offer Nationwide Layer 2 Wireless Backup
Transbeam, an integrated communications provider that has received accolades from the Telecom Association, has launched what it believes is a groundbreaking 4G LTE wireless backup service.

Anturis Announces New Version of Cloud-based Monitoring Solution with Parallels Plesk Integration
Anturis has launched a new version of its cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting solution featuring Parallels Plesk integration. Version 1.4 of the cloud service is designed to make it easier to set up monitoring for Plesk Panel us…

HootSuite Enters Managed Services Market with Solution for Managing Corporate Social Media
A new managed service from social media company HootSuite is designed to manage the risk inherent in corporate use of social networking technologies. The company's new service it designed to help companies maintain compliance while dealing with a var…

Global Cloud Professional Services Space to Reach $30B by 2018
The cloud market saw growth varying from solid to incredible last year, depending on the segment. For example, Gartner predicted that global public cloud services alone would jump to $131 billion last year, up from $111 billion in 2012. What's really…

Hosted UC Provider ANPI Builds Out Channel with New Partner Program Incentives
Hosted unified communications (UC) provider ANPI has ramped up its Premier Partner Program with two new benefits for those selling its ANPI VIP hosted solution. The offering features integrated mobility, collaboration tools and a personalized Custome…

Power of Outbound Call Centers - A Case Study of Echo and RAF
An outbound call center, as the name implies, is a service where the company's employees only make outgoing calls to potential customers on behalf of their clients. This is a proactive customer service aimed to give information about the clients' ser…

Dell Named an IT Asset Disposition Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant Report
Dell has made the grade when it comes to IT asset disposition. The company was named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), Worldwide. The company joins a number of big names heading up the ITAD market, including HP, IB…

German MSP Modcomp Signs Multi-million Dollar Managed Security Services Agreement
The German subsidiary of Massachusetts service provider CSP, Inc. has signed a multi-million dollar managed services agreement, its largest to date. MSP Modcomp will be providing end-to-end managed security services for a global IT services firm over…

TM Forum's ZOOM Initiative Facilitates NFV and Service Development and Deployment
The massive pace at which the cloud and managed services are growing has created a variety of challenges for MSPs as they revamp thes way they build and operate networks and manage services. Scalable, elastic networks and software-defined network (SD…

Itron Rolls Out Smart Grid and Advanced Metering Managed Service for Utilities
Itron, Inc. has introduced its new Itron TOTAL managed services offering that provides an alternative way of delivering the company's smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions for utilities. The solution bundles Itron's metering…

AT&T and IBM Expand Cloud Partnership with New Managed Security Service
AT&T and IBM have announced a new managed network security and threat management service that combines their core competencies and strengthens their existing cloud partnership. The offering provides a single source that lets customers address network…

Cloud Security Alliance and FIDO Team to Promote Standardized Mobile Authentication for Cloud Services
As the cloud grows in scale and mass, cloud providers face an increasingly complex array of security and authentication issues. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) hopes to tackle some of those challenges by promoting a standards-based approach to hand…

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Grants $4M Contract to Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions is an information technology service provider catering to the intelligence, national defense, homeland security and federal civilian markets. The company trains employees, engineers data collection solutions, and provides in…

Veeva Systems Becoming a Preferred Choice for Life Sciences
The life sciences industry includes biopharmaceuticals, medical instruments and devices, animal and agricultural bioscience and commercial research and testing, with the biopharmaceutical sector accounting for nearly 85 percent of all expenditures. W…

McAfee Epandeds MSP Program with a Pay-as-You-Go Model
As companies continue to integrate multiple touch points into the corporate network to improve employee efficiency, productivity and customer service, it leaves them vulnerable to security breaches. Consumers are becoming more aware of security proto…

CA Technologies Announces New and Updated IAM Mobility, API Solutions
CA Technologies has updated several of its identity-based solutions and announced new mobility and API offerings. The company is striving to secure enterprise cloud, Web and mobile applications from the device to the cloud as well as accelerate mobil…

MSP Ciber Deploying and Managing Infor Solutions for Excela Health
A new managed services deal in the healthcare sector has been forged between Excela Health and MSP Ciber. Ciber will deploy Infor financial system applications for the healthcare provider through the new relationship, as well as provide managed suppo…

MSP Carousel Industries Named 2013 Polycom Systems Integrator of North America
Long-time Polycom systems integrator and MSP, Carousel Industries, has been named 2013 Polycom Systems Integrator of North America. The Rhode Island company specializes in managed technology solutions as well as consulting and integration services.

Apparatus Announces SharePoint Managed Services Guide for Customers
Apparatus, a global MSP, has released a SharePoint Managed Services Guide specifically designed to provide customers with the best SharePoint experience possible. The guide features a quiz to help customers evaluate their Microsoft SharePoint environ…

SysAid Recognized for Cloud-based ITSM Platform
SysAid Technologies Ltd., a provider of IT service management (ITSM) solutions, has been recognized for its cloud-based platform by a global awards program. The company was named Cloud ITSM Solution of the Year by the Cloud Awards, a global program t…

Wheelings & Dealings: Cloud Foundry PaaS Standard Gets $3 Million Infusion from SAP and Rackspace
The cloud computing space just got a massive shot in the arm with the announcement that SAP and Rackspace are committing to the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) standard. The companies are giving the platform a combined $3 million infusion …

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
This week Mike Chase, co-founder and CTO of dinCloud, wrote about how the cloud is killing the enterprise. This may seem like a scary prospect, but it's actually excellent news for MSPs and cloud service providers like dinCloud.

Majority of IT Professionals Prefer MSPs Handle their Data Management and Compliance
When it comes to managing data, a majority of IT specialists would prefer to hand that task over to a managed service provider (MSP). A new survey from London MSP Six Degrees Group finds that the overwhelming amount of compliance rules and regulation…

New NEC One-Stop-Shop Provides Managed Services to Help Network Operators Deploy Last Mile Solutions
A new one-stop-shop for network operators offering a variety of managed services has been launched by NEC Corporation. The company's New Last Mile solution aids operators when deploying the last layer of LTE capacity and coverage in a quick and affor…

NTT Com Security and Palo Alto Networks Expand Global Managed Security Services Partnership
A new managed security services agreement has been announced between NTT Com Security and Palo Alto Networks. The arrangement has NTT providing managed security services as well as implementation and integration for Palo Alto's security platform.

New Skyhigh Enterprise CloudRisk Dashboard Takes the Guesswork Out of Assessing Cloud Adoption Risks
The cloud is ubiquitous these days as more and more enterprises find ways to utilize cloud apps, storage and computing power. And yet many organizations are hesitant about migrating some or their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud due to perceived…

Wheelings & Dealings: Elastica Debuts Cloud Application Security Solution and Garners $6.3 Million in Funding
Cloud application security company Elastica has made its debut with a brand new solution and the announcement that it has raised $6.3 million in Series A funding from the Mayfield Fund. The company's CloudSOC solution secures cloud applications and s…

CenturyLink Providing Long-time Customer Procter & Gamble with Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
CenturyLink, Inc. has forged a new hybrid cloud partnership with The Procter & Gamble Company. Through the new arrangement, the MSP will provide outsourced IT infrastructure services to the consumer packaged goods giant, in a bid to transform the way…

IaaS Provider Peak Expands Cloud Channel Partner Program
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud provider Peak has been steadily expanding its business and services, and now the company has expanded its channel partner program. The move is designed to help the company's partners enter the cloud services m…

Quest to Open Second Service Delivery Center in Sacramento Area
Data center and colocation provider Quest will open a second Service Delivery Center (SDC) in the Sacramento region, the company announced. The new 120,00-square-foot facility will be sited in the former Hewlett-Packard space in Roseville, CA.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) topped the managed services headlines this week, with a number of interesting announcements and research being unveiled. Also, more and more MSPs are striking deals with telecom carriers and other service providers as the…

HubiC Offers Highly Competitive Prices, Plans Compared to Rival Firms
Dropbox has some serious competition. OVH, a hosting company from France, is now offering 10 TB for $13.50 a month with its HubiC option for cloud storage. Compare that option with Dropbox, for instance, which offers 100 GB (1 TB equals 1,000 GB) for…

ePlus Offers Enhanced Maintenance Support for Managed Services Customers
ePlus inc. has enhanced its managed service offerings with a new option for customers. The MSP is now offering Enhanced Maintenance Support (EMS), which is geared toward helping customers lower their operational costs while also experiencing better c…

SkyVision Helps SAPETRO Expand Operations with Managed Connectivity Services
Communications and managed service provider (MSP) SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. has completed a project with South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), a Nigerian oil and gas upstream company. The companies have set up new SAPETRO operations in Benin that …

MSP Jinny Software Providing Managed Messaging for CWI Caribbean
In a major new agreement, Irish MSP Jinny Software will be providing messaging platforms to CWI Caribbean Limited (LIME). The company, which specializes in providing messaging, communication and signaling management solutions to wireless carriers, ha…

North Dakota DOT Implements RouteMatch ITS Software Allowing Transit Agencies to Operate More Efficiently
RouteMatch announced on Tuesday that several rural transit agencies in North Dakota were using its software to manage their transportation services. The system has allowed these agencies to handle more riders and trips and to improve the overall perf…

What is the Significance of ISO 27001 Certification?
One of the biggest concerns of an IT system is security. Whether it is a network-based, cloud-based or even an internal system, the first area that potential customers look into is the security of the application.

Wheelings & Dealings: ANEXIO Continues Rapid Expansion with Acquisition of MSP Pragmatix
Maintaining a rapid pace of growth and expansion, MSP ANEXIO Technology Services, Inc. has acquired the assets of MSP Pragmatix. The company provides a full suite of managed IT and cloud computing solutions in the metro NYC region that will nicely co…

College of Idaho Using Nimble Storage SmartStack Solution for Virtualized Environment
Nimble Storage officially announced its SmartStack converged infrastructure solutions this week and The College of Idaho is making good use of the virtualized storage environment. The college has deployed the SmartStack for Business-Critical Applicat…

In a SaaS World, Cloud-to-Cloud Backup May Be a Company's Only Hope
The initial reaction many had to cloud storage was incredulity. After all, why would a company want to entrust its precious data to another company's data center? This was clearly just a knee-jerk reaction to a radical, innovative new technology, how…

Accelrys Launches SaaS-based Platform 'ScienceCloud'
A new SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace by Accelrys, a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, called ScienceCloud, will introduce a new level of collaborative drug discovery. The integrated applic…

Comings & Goings: Myers to Lead ViaWest in Texas Region
ViaWest, a colocation, managed services and cloud provider, announced the company has recently appointed Tom Myers as its regional vice president and general manager of Texas.

Bell Aliant Building $25 Million Data Center in Saint John, New Brunswick
A new $25 million data center has been scheduled to be built by Bell Aliant in Saint John, New Brunswick. The province of New Brunswick will contribute $5 million toward the project, which will looks to create a robust data center facility designed s…

Riverbed Rolls Out New Appliance Series for Data Center Backup and Business Continuity
A new purpose-built appliance has been added to Riverbed Technology wide area network (WAN) optimization product family. The Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series provides up to 60x WAN performance acceleration with up to 99 percent bandwidth reduction.

Carpathia Teams Up with Altiscale to Deliver Hadoop-as-a-Service
Cloud operator and managed hosting services provider Carpathia has teamed up with Altiscale to deliver Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS). The company will offer Altiscale's purpose-build Apache Hadoop Cloud as a service to enterprises, government agencies a…

Australian MSP Applaud Becomes VAR for Nimble Storage
A new partnership has been forged between Australian MSP Applaud and Nimble Storage, an enterprise storage company. Applaud is now a value-added reseller (VAR) for Nimble and part of the company's partner network.

Communications MSP Enventis Designated with Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization
Communications service provider Enventis has achieved Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization, recognizing the company's accomplishments in building and deploying cloud-ready integrated infrastructures. The designation is given to service providers…

Mass AV Using Aframe Cloud Video Production Platform
In a move to expand into the corporate video production market, Mass AV has decided to make use of the cloud. The company has partnered with Aframe and is using the company's cloud video production platform to provide efficiencies and an advanced dig…

DataDirect Rides High on HPC, Storage
DataDirect Networks (DDN) claims to have had a strong fiscal 2013, in large measure because of increased demand for storage and high performance computing (HPC).

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
More and more MSPs are jumping on the cloud bandwagon and competition is heating up. The cloud dominated managed services headlines this week, with companies announcing some significant partnerships and deals to further integrate with the cloud.

Japanese Managed Hosting Provider DataHotel Teams Up with IBM's SoftLayer on Cloud Infrastructure
Japanese MSP DataHotel Co., Ltd., which specializes in offering managed hosting for mobile and smartphone application developers, has chosen IBM's SoftLayer company as its cloud infrastructure provider. The move will enable DataHotel to offer its DAT…

StorageCraft Cloud Services Growth Indicates More MSPS Turning to Cloud Solutions
In a reflection of the vast number of MSPs migrating to cloud solutions, StorageCraft Cloud Services has reported nearly 200 percent growth in the amount of data stored over the past few months. The company, which launched at the end of 2012, has als…

Getting the Most Bang for Your IT Buck: Investing in Cloud
Worldwide IT spending is projected to rise US$3.8 trillion in 2014 according to recent Gartner research, a 3.1 percent increase from spending in 2013, which was $3.7 trillion. While not a huge jump in dollars, it does indicate that companies have bee…

Video Communications Service Provider AVI-SPL Receives Patent for VNOC Symphony Platform
Video communications service provider AVI-SPL has received a patent for its VNOC Symphony management platform. The software solution automates the backend processes required to schedule, monitor and manage video conferencing and AV resources.

Enterprise File Sync Hopes to Drop Dropbox
Dropbox is by far the most popular file share and sync app out there today, and while easy to use, IT pros don't always trust it. That has given birth to a number of vendors purporting to have true enterprise-class, fully secure file share tools.

Accuvant and Qualys Partner on Managed Vulnerability Services
Accuvant and Qualys have teamed up to offer a new Vulnerability Management Service (VMS). The offering, part of Accuvant's managed services portfolio, includes elements of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform combined with Accuvant security methodologies a…

ePlus Moves MSP Business Forward
ePlus Inc. is driving more MSP business into North Carolina with a new data center right in the heart of Raleigh. This is the third ePlus data center designed to support managed services.

Digital BackOffice to Offer Cloud-based VoIP Services from Broadview Networks
Connecticut MSP Digital BackOffice has teamed up with Broadview Networks to offer cloud-based VoIP services to area organizations. The partnership will enable CT businesses, schools and municipalities to integrate their existing data network infrastr…

Emerson Network Power Wants Input on Future of Data Centers
Data centers have emerged as a prominent way that organizations around the world manage, store and distribute information. With the rapid pace of new technologies being developed, no one quite knows how data centers will look years from now.

Masergy Offers Private Managed Access to AWS through Cloud Network
The focus has been on partnership and expansion over the past couple of months for managed networking and cloud services provider Masergy Communications Inc. The company is now providing direct, private access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Conn…

Wheelings & Dealings: InterCloud Poised to Acquire RentVM, Expand Cloud and Managed Services
Managed service provider InterCloud Systems is in the final stages of acquiring RentVM, a New Jersey-based cloud computing company. The acquisitions will expand InterCloud's cloud and managed services capabilities as it grants the company access to a…

NTT Com Expands North American Data Center Footprint with $350 Million Stake in RagingWire Data Centers
NTT Communications Corp (NTT Com) is more than doubling its North American data center footprint and beefing up its colocation services with an 80-percent ownership stake in RagingWire Data Centers. The company has invested $350 million in the data c…

AWS Still the IaaS/PaaS Market Leader Despite Serious Competition
Microsoft, Google and IBM have all ramped up their cloud and IaaS initiatives over the past year, but Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still on top in the IaaS/PaaS market. Synergy Research Group has released new Q4 data showing that even though its comp…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
The IT EXPO event took place this week in Miami and with it were a host of announcements. In addition to that, the usual partnerships and funding and expansion news made headlines in the managed services space this week.

InterCloud Systems Nabs Two-year Managed Cloud Services Deal with Brooklyn Hospital Center
Cloud and managed services provider (MSP) InterCloud Systems Inc. has inked a new two-year deal with Brooklyn Hospital Center. The company will provide consulting, network design and implementation services to the hospital as well as managing its net…

MSP Quatro Systems Using Egenera Solution to Manage New Cloud Offerings
MSP Quatro Systems, Inc. is using a solution from Egenera to automate, protect and manage new cloud services. The service provider has been working to build out its cloud offerings, and plans to launch the new services this quarter.

ITEXPO Battle in the Clouds: Let's Focus on Flexibility for a Change
Security may remain the number one concern for companies when it comes to trusting their critical applications to the cloud, but the flexible and agile nature of the cloud is winning out.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Announces New Security Service for Cannabis Industry
On Tuesday, Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MMI) announced the creation of MPS International (MPSI), a security company that will serve medical and retail marijuana providers. One of the side effects of marijuana legalization has been an increase in crime, …

MSP Expedient Completes $3 Million Data Center Expansion Project in Pittsburgh
Colocation, cloud computing provider and MSP Expedient has completed a $3 million expansion project, adding space and resources to its data center in Pittsburgh. The project tacked on 7,000-square-feet of raised floor space at the company's facility …

Outsourcing is a Very Real Relationship, Stresses ITEXPO Panelists
Infonetics last year reported that hosted VoIP and UC services revenue has been on a steady growth trajectory driven by continued demand for enterprise cloud-based services. In fact, hosted services experienced the highest revenue growth of any segme…

Italtel Achieves Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization
MSP and IP communications specialist Italtel has achieved Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization. The recognition designates the Milan-based company as having all the necessary capabilities to build and deploy cloud-ready integrated infrastructure…

MSP and Colocation Provider OneNeck IT Spends $12 Million to Expand Minnesota Data Center
Supporting increasing customer demand for additional space, OneNeck IT solutions is expanding its Certified Tier III data center in Eden Prairie, MN in a $12 million project. The data center will house around 18,000 square feet of raised floor capaci…

MegaPath Dishing Out Knowledge at ITEXPO
ITEXPO is now in full swing, and Gold Sponsor MegaPath, a provider of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, is certainly taking advantage of this unique gathering of technology professionals and enthusiasts. In additi…

MegaPath Tells Its Enterprise Shared Voice, Cloud, and Channel Partner Story at ITEXPO
MegaPath earlier this month introduced a solution called Enterprise Shared Voice, which does for voice what virtualization did for data center servers.

Masergy Explains Why Outsourcing is the Future at ITEXPO East 2014
California-based managed service provider Masergy has been up to quite a lot as of late, VP of Global Cloud Communications Dean Manzoori told TMCnet at Editor's Day during ITEXPO East 2014. Not only has the company enjoyed a steady flow of healthy re…

Astute Networks Enhances Channel Program to Help MSPs and VARs Capitalize on All-Flash Storage
Astute Networks, Inc. is putting increased emphasis on the channel with a number of new enhancements to its AstuteNET Program. The company's channel program lets partners, including MSPs, VARs and system integrators, better capitalize on opportunitie…

Day 1 of ITEXPO Sees Launch of BlueOSS 4th-generation Cloud Innovation Suite
Today marks the first day of ITEXPO in Miami, Fla., and we're already getting word of some breaking product announcements coming from the event. Kicking off the four day expo is BlueOSS, a provider of cloud billing and provisioning management tools, …

Custom Computer Specialists Receives CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark for Best Practices
Northeast MSP Custom Computer Specialists has received the CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark. The benchmark affirms the company engages in industry best practices to serve customers and is given out by CompTIA, the not-for-profit accreditation associati…

Wheelings & Dealings: Codero Hosting Receives $8 Million in Financing to Deploy New Data Centers and Expand Offerings
Cloud and managed services provider (MSP) Codero Hosting has received $8 million in financing, which the company will use to deploy new data centers across the U.S. and Europe. Codero also plans to expand its portfolio of hosted solutions to serve mo…

AT&T and Equinix Team Up to Enable Secure Global Delivery of Cloud Services
A massive new partnership designed to speed adoption of cloud services has been forged between AT&T and Equinix. The AT&T NetBond solution, which enables customers to connect to cloud services through their private AT&T VPN networks, will be embedded…

Infinitely Virtual is Planning to Offer Cloud Server Technology for SMEs
Cloud computing has helped businesses to become efficient in terms of their operations and as a result, these companies are able to offer a better quality of service to customers. The cloud computing industry is maturing to offer more sophisticated p…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
If you thought the moving and the shaking within the cloud and managed services space might have slowed down by now, you would be wrong. This week brought some major mergers and acquisitions and the end result is that quite a bit of cash has been inf…

MSP Datapipe Provides System Monitoring and DR Services to Rainmaker LRO Customers
MSP Datapipe has teamed up with The Rainmaker Group to offer its customers system monitoring and disaster recovery services. Rainmaker specializes in providing a lease revenue optimization (LRO) solution to the multifamily housing, gaming and hospita…

Cirrity Receives Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification
Cirrity has been certified by Cisco for its ability to sell and deliver cloud and managed services. The MSP has received Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification for providing services that help its customers accelerate time to marke…

MFT Service Provider Ipswitch Achieves PCI-DSS 2.0 Certification for MOVEit Cloud
With the cloud industry growing by leaps and bounds, it becomes crucial for service and solution providers to keep in compliance with security and privacy standards. MSP Ipswitch has done just that with the announcement that its MOVEit Cloud environm…

AccelOps Partner Push Hits MSSP MainNerve
AccelOps claims to be growing like a weed thanks to partners, many of whom are Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs).

Lunarline Wins Managed Security Services Contract for Federal Agency
Lunarline, a provider of cyber security services, training and products to the government and intelligence sectors as well as the private sector, has won a Managed Security Services contract. The company will provide services to a major federal cabin…

San Fran Startups Given Free Managed Services
A day after LogMeIn announced the end of its free service for MSPs, Phoenix 2.0 announced an even richer set of services that are gratis - provided you are a San Francisco area startup.

The ASCII Group: Thirty Years of Helping Partners
This reporter got his start in computer journalism covering the channel in 1984, right when the ASCII Group was just getting rolling. I'm still at it, and so is Alan D. Weinberger who founded the group based on 40 resellers, and who still CEO to this…

Vysion Technology Solutions Announces Managed Total Care IT Service for SMBs
IT MSP Vysion Technology Solutions has rolled out its new Total Care IT service. The offering provides a platform that enables total management and oversight of all technology in use within an organization.

LogMeIn: You Don't Get What You Don't Pay For
A simple blog posting set off an MSP firestorm this week for LogMeIn. The company is discontinuing LogMeIn Free, a popular way for MSPs to remotely work with customer's machines. MSPs were given a scant 7 days warning, pony up for a premium service o…

Texas MSP DoubleHorn to Provide Variety of Cloud Services to State Organizations
Managed service provider (MSP) DoubleHorn Communications has been awarded a large cloud services contract by the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Through the agreement, the company will deliver three types of cloud services t…

Virtual Container Tech Boosted by $15 Million Round
Docker is a company so new that it cautions IT not to put its technology into production - at least not just yet. Nevertheless, no less than five venture capital companies like what they see enough to get together and give Docker $15 million in Serie…

New Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Includes On-ramp to OpenStack to Bridge Datacenters and the Cloud
In major news for datacenter virtualization and management within cloud environments, Red Hat Inc. has made its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.3 solution globally available. The offering helps provide traditional datacenter virtualization…

Cloudnexa Designated a Top AWS Consulting Partner
Amazon Web Services has designated cloud managed service provider Cloudnexa as one of its 22 Premier Consulting Partners in the world.

IT Biz Poised for Moderate Growth this Year
A study done last month by channel-focused non-profit CompTIA finds the IT market will experience meager growth this year, as little as 3.4 percent globally to as high as 5.9 percent. The U.S. will be even slower with a range of 3-4.5 percent, slim p…

Lam Cloud and Risk Master Partner on Cloud-based DR and Business Continuity Solutions
A new partnership for cloud-based risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity has been announced between Lam Cloud and Risk Master, Inc. The companies are working together to enhance Lam Cloud's portfolio of managed workplace services …

VMware Bulls Way into MDM Mart with $1.17 Billion AirWatch Buy
VMware plans to pick up a slice of the MDM market, and the MSPs to go with it when it completes its acquisition of AirWatch, a leader in the mobile device management space, at least according to Forrester and Gartner.

MSP Netsolus Taps Egenera to Build Out Cloud
Netsolus is hoping that cloud management vendor Egenera will help it provision services faster, and in fact hopes to cut the time from days to hours. One ingredient in the Egenera Cloud Suite recipe is self-service that makes it easier for MSPs and t…

MSP One Source Networks and CITIC Expand Partnership to Better Serve Customers in U.S. and Greater China
An expanded partnership for delivering managed services and connectivity to customers in the U.S. as well as the greater China region has been unveiled. MSP and cloud provider One Source Networks (OSN) has teamed up with CITIC Telecom International C…

Polish MSP Offers IT Support for Small Systems
Polish nearshore and offshore managed services provider (MSP) is offering two types of IT support designed specifically for small systems. The company, which aims to help customers reduce their IT costs by implementing projects in l…

Infinitely Virtual Puts Touch Capability into the Cloud
The touch era has boomed enormously in the past few years, and the newest version of Windows has set a standard that will soon sweep across many previously non-touch interfaces. Along with a revolution like this comes the need for adoption across mul…

Telepoint Global Launches Managed Service Interface for VoIP Wholesalers
One thing it's easy to forget about the Internet is that it is still a network. We grow so accustomed to information whizzing around our heads via wireless signals that we forget that the information has to travel long, complicated routes before it e…

Wheeling & Dealings: Telstra Improves O2 Uptake with $60 million Cloud Buy
Aussie-based Telstra is hoping to strike it rich in the down under cloud market by adding network integrator O2 Networks to its fold.

Wheelings & Dealings: Aastra Buys Chunk of European Cloud
Aastra Technologies Limited wants a bigger puff of the European cloud and so the company's European subsidiary bought Nordic-based Telepo Ltd. to help it do so. Telepo is all about delivering cloud-based, multi-tenant services aimed at enterprise com…

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
It seems as if everyone's a partner in the managed services space these days. Cultivating the right partnerships is the key to surviving in the highly competitive MSP world, and companies were teaming up left and right this week in a bid to jockey fo…

Wheelings & Dealings: Capgemini, VMware Expand Partnership to Help Enterprises Manage Cloud Services
VMware and Capgemini have taken their partnership to a new level in an effort to develop strategic new solutions for simplifying cloud consumption in the enterprise. The companies plan to extend Capgemini's service integration, aggregation and orches…

Cobalt Data Centers Partners with INVITE Networks on Managed Telecom Carrier Services
Cobalt also views the decision as a way to become more competitive as well as focus on their core competencies, leaving the hassle of negotiating and maintaining carrier relationships to the telecom experts. Based in Las Vegas, Cobalt's Tier III data…
01/17/2014 Accelerates Channel Push for Secure Cloud
Whoa isn't pulling in the reins when it comes to bragging about its plans, and believes its upcoming offering will have real horsepower. "We are building the Bentley of cloud services by using ScienceLogic. ScienceLogic is the key to our philosophy o…

Pacnet Opens Cloudspace II Data Center and Colocation Facility in Singapore
The Cloudspace II facility is carrier neutral and offers a direct connection to Pacnet's submarine cable networks. It features redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression and a high-level security access system. Custo…

Intronis and Continuum Partner on Simplified Cloud Backups for MSPs and VARs
Intronis and Continuum have teamed up on a solution designed to help MSPs and VARs save time and money.

Intronis Announces Backup Monitoring Integration with Continuum
Intronis, a provider of cloud backup solutions, has announced that it is integrating with Continuum, a provider of managed services solutions. As a result of this partnership, customers will be able to track their backups on Continuum's Remote Monito…

NetGain Does its Part for Economy
NetGain Technologies is doing its part to restore the ailing economy by building the skills of its workforce, helping them gain certifications that help them serve customers and drive business.

AVG Gives MSPs More CloudCare
In October of 2012, AVG Technologies made a major push into the MSP space by releasing CloudCare. CloudCare is the main tool AVG pitches to MSPs and even has a special portal to serve that channel. CloudCare helps MSP partners by providing administra…

NAKIVO Supports Multi-tenancy with Latest Version of Backup and Replication Solution
NAKIVO has added multi-tenancy to its backup and replication solution, designed for virtualization data protection. The company has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.9, which enables creation of multiple isolated tenants within a single product…

Virtual Networking Catapulted into the Data Center
Most data centers have their servers pretty well virtualized. For others, there are myriad cables that network what is often a data center monstrosity, requiring lots of hands-on work to reconfigure these connections.

GoDaddy Launches Managed WordPress Platform, Hosting Services
GoDaddy has expanded its managed hosting services by teaming up with WordPress. The Web hosting giant is launching a brand new Managed WordPress platform dedicated to optimizing the WordPress content management system (CMS), which will go live tomorr…

Wheelings & Dealings: A Cloud to Combat the Storm
Persistent Systems developed rCloud, a cloud-based disaster recovery service. Persistent systems has partnered with Dell to bring disaster-based recovery services in rCloud to a wider market.

Performance is the Number One Cloud Criteria, Internap Says
Internet infrastructure provider Internap knows a thing or two about the cloud. But to get to the real heart of the matter, the company surveyed 250 cloud users to find out what they consider important.

Google Cloud Platform Ramps Up Competition with AWS and Microsoft Azure with New Partner Program
Proving that it is serious about taking on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, Google is getting set to roll out a tiered partner program for the Google Cloud Platform.

Dimension Data Wins Workplace Award
Dimension Data brings in nearly $6 billion a year providing ICT services and solutions. It is also apparently a great place to work. The company was just named to the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the U.S. list. The criteria are that the co…

Ensim Announces New STaaS Solutions for MSPs and Cloud Providers
Two new storage-as-a-service (STaaS) solutions have been announced by Ensim Corporation, designed to connect with a variety of popular backup services. The company specializes in automation and orchestration solutions for use with public, private and…

Red Hat Partners Offer 'Try Before They Buy' AWS Service
Red Hat customers can now take a test drive to see if their software functions properly on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Three partners are already availing themselves of this service, letting their potential customers see how the software works in the …

Riverbed Pushes Location-independent Managed Services
Application performance vendor Riverbed wants to help its partners, including MSPs, deliver location-independent services. The key to this initiative is the Riverbed Application Performance Platform (APP), which it hopes partners will use to power ne…

Dropbox Drops the Ball, Service Down for Three Days
Dropbox thought it was doing a good thing by upgrading the operating systems that support the service. That great idea turned into two to three days of downtime, an eternity when it comes to cloud services.

The Cloud, BYOD and Mobility Set to Drive the IAM Market This Year
The global market for identity and access management (IAM) is on fire as mobility, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption and increasingly complex cloud infrastructure become adopted. The cloud is playing a major role in shaping the future of IAM and …

Kaseya Comes to MSP Rescue
Kaseya, a systems management firm aimed largely at MSPs, is helping a Melbourne, Australia-based managed provider flourish. MSP Blueshift (yes, that is the actual name of the company), relies heavily upon Kaseya to build and run its business. Other M…

NetWolves Offering RapidScale Cloud DaaS, Backup and Design Solutions
A new partnership has been struck between cloud solution provider RapidScale and service provider NetWolves. RapidScale's cloud solutions will now be offered as part of the NetWolves portfolio of services thanks to the arrangement.

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Wheelings and dealings were the name of the game in the MSP space this week. To say it was a busy news week in the managed services space would be a major understatement - a quick look at the number of acquisition and funding deals that went down sho…

Nimdesk and Artisan Infrastructure Partner on DaaS Solution for MSPs and Cloud Providers
Nimdesk and Artisan Infrstructure have teamed up to provide managed service providers (MSPs), ISVs and system integrators with enhanced functionality for the Nimdesk Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. Nimdesk will now be deployable quickly and mor…

Data Foundry Integrates Alert Logic Security Services into Managed Portfolio
Data Foundry is beefing up security services at its data center and colocation facilities throughout the world through a new partnership with Alert Logic. The companies announced they are teaming up to integrate Security-as-a-Service solutions from A…

Wheelings & Dealings: NTT Swallows Virtela
A deal long in the works in now completed as NTT officially owns MSP Virtela Technology Services. NTT Communications is an ICT division of the larger Japan-based NTT.

EnGenius Thinks Up New Managed Wireless Line
The world of managed wireless moved a step forward this week at CES as EnGenius Technologies unveiled a new line of wireless gear designed to be managed and to serve a range of customers, from home automation to large businesses.

Don't Fear Replacing IT with MSP, Survey Says
New research from JDL Technologies shows that more than a third of shops, some 36 percent, use some form of managed service. So the big question, of course, is why. JDL thinks it knows - it is all about minimizing internal IT, the survey found. This …

Wheelings & Dealings: XIOLINK Wrapping up Cosentry Deal
XIOLINK last month was sold to Cosentry, but the MSP wanted to do due diligence on all the details, and so has hired DH Capital to advise it. Investment banker DH is a good pick as it focuses on SaaS, private cloud, colocation, managed infrastructure…

Wheelings & Dealings: IaaS Cloud Provider Peak Receives $4 Million in Funding
In a sign that the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market continues to boom, cloud provider Peak has received $4 million in new funding. The enterprise-class IaaS provider will use the new money to support a number of strategic partnerships as wel…

MSP Raffa Using SaaS BDR Solution to Backup Customer Data
In a new partnership designed to offer their customers a 100-percent backup reliability and restore rate, MSP Raffa, P.C. has deployed a cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution from The DataProtect cloud offering enable…

Wheelings & Dealings: DMI Snags Mobile Management Deal with Samsung
Samsung mobile devices, especially its smartphones and tablets, are hot in both enterprise and consumer markets. For enterprises, managing all these devices is creating quite a challenge. Samsung just partnered with mobile management provider DMI to …

MSP Net Access Appoints New CEO as Part of Expansion Efforts
Managed service provider (MSP) Net Access is hailing the new year with some major personnel changes, including the appointment of a new CEO. Raul K. Martynek, previously CEO of Voxel dot Net, Inc., will take over the role of CEO at Net Access. The co…

Beachhead Announces Major Increase in MSP Use of its Cloud-based MDM Solution
The number of managed service providers (MSPs) supporting mobile services and devices rose tremendously last year, if new data from Beachhead Solutions is any indication. The company, which offers cloud-managed mobile device security and data access …

MSP Datapipe Included in Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Cloud-enabled Hosting in APAC
Managed service provider (MSP) Datapipe has been singled out in Gartner's coveted Magic Quadrant report for its cloud initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. The company was named in the "Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting in Asia-Pacif…

Wheelings & Dealings: Persistent Systems Finally Snags Dell Deal
Persistence pays off as yesterday Persistent Systems announced a partnership with Dell that revolves around AppAssure, storage technology the server giant bought in 2012.

IBM Strengthens Cloud Infrastructure Offerings with Management Tool for OpenStack
IBM has announced a new management tool designed to automatically allocate cloud resources and balance workload demands in OpenStack environments. The new IBM Platform Resource Scheduler dynamically allocates resources for private and public OpenStac…

TDS Hosted & Managed Services Unites Multiple Brands and Businesses as OneNeck IT Solutions
The new year has hailed quite a few changes for TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS), including a brand new name. The company is now known as OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and has a number of recently acquired companies operating under the new mon…

Wheelings & Dealings: Egnyte Snags Cash and Partner
File sharing company Egnyte has had a busy last couple of months - make that weeks. First the company nabbed close to $30 million in fresh venture capital, meaning it has gathered some $60 million overall.