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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…
09/30/2014

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 …
09/30/2014

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…
09/29/2014

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…
09/27/2014

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…
09/25/2014

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.
09/25/2014

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…
09/24/2014

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…
09/24/2014

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…
09/23/2014

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…
09/23/2014

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…
09/22/2014

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.
09/20/2014

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…
09/19/2014

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…
09/19/2014

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.
09/18/2014

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…
09/18/2014

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 …
09/16/2014

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…
09/15/2014

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…
09/13/2014

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…
09/12/2014

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…
09/11/2014

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…
09/08/2014

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.
09/08/2014

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…
09/08/2014

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…
09/08/2014

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…
09/06/2014

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…
09/03/2014

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

Zetta.net Streamlines Administrative Processes for MSP Customers with ConnectWise Integration
MSPs using the ConnectWise platform and Zetta.net'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…
09/02/2014

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…
09/02/2014

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.
09/02/2014

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…
08/30/2014

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…
08/28/2014

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, …
08/28/2014

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…
08/27/2014

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…
08/27/2014

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…
08/27/2014

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 …
08/27/2014

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…
08/26/2014

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…
08/25/2014

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…
08/25/2014

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…
08/25/2014

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…
08/25/2014

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…
08/23/2014

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…
08/22/2014

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

Zetta.net 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…
08/20/2014

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…
08/20/2014

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…
08/19/2014

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…
08/18/2014

RigNet Renews Managed Remote Communications Services Contract
The Barents Sea is located in the outline portions of the Arctic Ocean, covering 542,000 square miles with depths in the major Bear Island Trench of 2,000 feet. The climate is sub-Arctic with winter air temperatures averaging -13° F and harsh winds t…
08/18/2014

Zetta.net Reports Massive Growth Compared to 2013
Zetta.net has been working for quite a while in order to make itself one of the true authorities to look to in the MSP (Managed Service Providers) and SaaS (Software as a Service) fields. It appears that work has massively paid off, considering the c…
08/18/2014

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…
08/18/2014

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 …
08/16/2014

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…
08/15/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: CoreOS Lands Quay.io, 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 Quay.io, which in turn could mean some exciting new developments for t…
08/14/2014

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…
08/14/2014

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,…
08/14/2014

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.
08/13/2014

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.
08/13/2014

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.
08/13/2014

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.
08/12/2014

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.
08/12/2014

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…
08/12/2014

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…
08/11/2014

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…
08/11/2014

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…
08/09/2014

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…
08/08/2014

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…
08/06/2014

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…
08/06/2014

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…
08/05/2014

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…
08/05/2014

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…
08/05/2014

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…
08/04/2014

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…
08/04/2014

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.
08/04/2014

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…
08/02/2014

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.
08/01/2014

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.
07/31/2014

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…
07/31/2014

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…
07/30/2014

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…
07/29/2014

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.
07/28/2014

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…
07/26/2014

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 …
07/22/2014

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.
07/22/2014

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…
07/22/2014

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.
07/22/2014

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…
07/19/2014

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…
07/18/2014

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…
07/17/2014

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…
07/16/2014

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…
07/15/2014

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 …
07/15/2014

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…
07/15/2014

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…
07/14/2014

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…
07/12/2014

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…
07/11/2014

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…
07/10/2014

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…
07/09/2014

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…
07/08/2014

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.
07/08/2014

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 …
07/07/2014

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…
07/05/2014

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.
06/30/2014

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…
06/30/2014

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…
06/30/2014

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…
06/25/2014

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…
06/23/2014

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 …
06/23/2014

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…
06/21/2014

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…
06/19/2014

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…
06/18/2014

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, …
06/18/2014

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…
06/18/2014

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 …
06/18/2014

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…
06/17/2014

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…
06/16/2014

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…
06/16/2014

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…
06/14/2014

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…
06/12/2014

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 …
06/10/2014

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…
06/09/2014

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…
06/09/2014

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…
06/06/2014

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…
06/06/2014

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.
06/04/2014

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…
06/04/2014

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 …
06/03/2014

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…
06/02/2014

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 …
06/02/2014

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…
06/02/2014

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…
05/24/2014

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…
05/23/2014

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 …
05/22/2014

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…
05/22/2014

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…
05/21/2014

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…
05/21/2014

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.
05/20/2014

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 …
05/19/2014

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…
05/17/2014

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…
05/15/2014

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…
05/14/2014

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 …
05/14/2014

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…
05/14/2014

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…
05/13/2014

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.
05/12/2014

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 …
05/12/2014

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…
05/10/2014

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…
05/08/2014

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 …
05/07/2014

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…
05/07/2014

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…
05/06/2014

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 …
05/06/2014

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…
05/05/2014

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…
05/05/2014

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 …
05/05/2014

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…
05/03/2014

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…
05/02/2014

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…
05/01/2014

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…
05/01/2014

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…
04/29/2014

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…
04/29/2014

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 …
04/28/2014

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…
04/28/2014

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…
04/26/2014

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…
04/24/2014

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…
04/24/2014

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…
04/24/2014

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…
04/24/2014

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…
04/24/2014

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.
04/24/2014

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…
04/23/2014

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 Forums.net.
04/23/2014

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…
04/23/2014

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 …
04/23/2014

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…
04/23/2014

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…
04/23/2014

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…
04/22/2014

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…
04/22/2014

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…
04/22/2014

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…
04/21/2014

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…
04/21/2014

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 …
04/21/2014

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.
04/21/2014

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
A variety of key partnerships and buyout announcements comprised this week's managed services headlines.
04/19/2014

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.
04/17/2014

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…
04/17/2014

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 …
04/17/2014

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.
04/17/2014

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…
04/17/2014

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.
04/17/2014

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.
04/15/2014

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 …
04/15/2014

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 …
04/12/2014

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…
04/10/2014

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…
04/10/2014

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…
04/09/2014

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 …
04/09/2014

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.
04/09/2014

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. …
04/07/2014

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…
04/07/2014

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…
04/07/2014

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…
04/05/2014

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 …
04/04/2014

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 …
04/03/2014

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.
04/03/2014

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.
04/03/2014

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.
04/02/2014

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.
04/01/2014

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…
04/01/2014

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 …
04/01/2014

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…
04/01/2014

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.
03/31/2014

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…
03/29/2014

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…
03/28/2014

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…
03/26/2014

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.
03/26/2014

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…
03/26/2014

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…
03/26/2014

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…
03/24/2014

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…
03/24/2014

Gartner's Magic Quadrant Shows Verizon is a Leader Among MSS Providers
On February 26 2014, Gartner.com 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…
03/24/2014

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…
03/24/2014

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…
03/22/2014

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
03/21/2014

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…
03/21/2014

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…
03/21/2014

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…
03/20/2014

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…
03/20/2014

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…
03/19/2014

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…
03/19/2014

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.
03/18/2014

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…
03/18/2014

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…
03/18/2014

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 …
03/17/2014

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…
03/17/2014

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.
03/17/2014

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…
03/17/2014

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…
03/15/2014

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…
03/14/2014

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…
03/14/2014

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…
03/14/2014

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.
03/13/2014

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.
03/13/2014

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.
03/13/2014

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…
03/11/2014

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…
03/11/2014

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…
03/10/2014

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…
03/08/2014

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.
03/07/2014

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,…
03/07/2014

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…
03/07/2014

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…
03/07/2014

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…
03/07/2014

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…
03/06/2014

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…
03/06/2014

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…
03/06/2014

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…
03/06/2014

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…
03/06/2014

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…
03/05/2014

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…
03/05/2014

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…
03/05/2014

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…
03/05/2014

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 …
03/05/2014

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…
03/04/2014

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…
03/04/2014

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…
03/04/2014

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 …
03/03/2014

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…
03/03/2014

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…
03/03/2014

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 …
03/03/2014

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…
03/03/2014

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…
03/03/2014

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…
03/03/2014

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…
03/01/2014

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.
02/28/2014

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.
02/28/2014

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…
02/28/2014

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.
02/28/2014

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…
02/28/2014

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…
02/27/2014

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…
02/27/2014

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…
02/27/2014

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…
02/27/2014

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…
02/26/2014

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…
02/26/2014

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…
02/26/2014

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…
02/25/2014

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…
02/25/2014

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…
02/25/2014

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…
02/25/2014

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…
02/24/2014

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…
02/24/2014

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…
02/24/2014

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…
02/24/2014

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.
02/24/2014

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…
02/24/2014

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…
02/24/2014

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 …
02/24/2014

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.
02/22/2014

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…
02/21/2014

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…
02/21/2014

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.
02/21/2014

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…
02/20/2014

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…
02/19/2014

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…
02/19/2014

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…
02/18/2014

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.
02/18/2014

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…
02/15/2014

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…
02/14/2014

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…
02/13/2014

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 …
02/13/2014

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…
02/13/2014

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…
02/13/2014

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.
02/13/2014

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…
02/12/2014

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…
02/12/2014

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…
02/12/2014

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…
02/12/2014

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.
02/12/2014

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…
02/11/2014

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.
02/11/2014

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…
02/10/2014

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.
02/10/2014

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…
02/10/2014

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…
02/10/2014

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).
02/10/2014

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.
02/08/2014

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…
02/07/2014

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…
02/06/2014

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…
02/05/2014

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.
02/05/2014

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.
02/05/2014

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…
02/05/2014

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.
02/05/2014

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…
02/04/2014

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.
02/04/2014

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…
02/04/2014

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…
02/04/2014

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…
02/03/2014

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…
02/03/2014

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.
02/01/2014

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…
01/31/2014

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.
01/30/2014

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.
01/30/2014

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, …
01/29/2014

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 …
01/29/2014

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…
01/29/2014

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…
01/29/2014

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…
01/29/2014

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…
01/29/2014

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.
01/28/2014

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…
01/28/2014

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…
01/28/2014

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, …
01/28/2014

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…
01/28/2014

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…
01/28/2014

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…
01/27/2014

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…
01/27/2014

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…
01/25/2014

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…
01/24/2014

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…
01/24/2014

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…
01/24/2014

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).
01/24/2014

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…
01/23/2014

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.
01/23/2014

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…
01/23/2014

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.
01/23/2014

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…
01/23/2014

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…
01/23/2014

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…
01/22/2014

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…
01/22/2014

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.
01/22/2014

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…
01/22/2014

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 …
01/22/2014

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.
01/22/2014

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…
01/22/2014

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…
01/21/2014

Polish MSP Multishoring.info Offers IT Support for Small Systems
Polish nearshore and offshore managed services provider (MSP) Multishoring.info 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…
01/21/2014

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…
01/21/2014

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…
01/21/2014

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.
01/20/2014

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…
01/20/2014

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…
01/18/2014

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…
01/17/2014

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

WHOA.com 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…
01/17/2014

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…
01/17/2014

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.
01/17/2014

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…
01/17/2014

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.
01/17/2014

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…
01/17/2014

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…
01/17/2014

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.
01/16/2014

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…
01/16/2014

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.
01/16/2014

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.
01/16/2014

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.
01/15/2014

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…
01/15/2014

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…
01/15/2014

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 …
01/15/2014

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…
01/14/2014

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.
01/14/2014

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 …
01/13/2014

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…
01/13/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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…
01/11/2014

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…
01/10/2014

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…
01/10/2014

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.
01/10/2014

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.
01/10/2014

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 …
01/09/2014

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…
01/09/2014

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…
01/09/2014

MSP Raffa Using Zetta.net 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 Zetta.net. The Zetta.net DataProtect cloud offering enable…
01/09/2014

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 …
01/09/2014

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…
01/09/2014

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 …
01/09/2014

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…
01/08/2014

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.
01/08/2014

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…
01/08/2014

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…
01/08/2014

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.
01/08/2014

Datalink Migrates Huge Data Center to CoLo in one Swift Move
The data center of a large national law firm is a complex thing, but that didn't stop Datalink from moving a major Davis Wright Tremainne LLP data center wholesale from a Seattle high rise to a colo facility. The best part - end users didn't notice a…
01/08/2014

2014 Telecom Trends: Consolidation and the Cloud
You don't have to be a psychic to see what's coming for the telecom industry. A glut of providers is fighting it out on a fiercely competitive battlefield, and only the most creative and innovative among them are likely to survive.
01/08/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Otelco Snags Maine Web Hoster
Otelco, a telecom provider, just snagged Maine-based Web hoster Reliable Network. At $500,000, the deal is relatively small potatoes, but it does allow Otelco to expand its footprint and range of services.
01/07/2014

Hosting Provider 1&1 Implements CloudFlare CDN Technology to Optimize Website Performance
A new partnership designed to provide improved website performance and reduced latency among data centers and end users has been announced by 1&1 Internet, Ltd. And CloudFlare. CloudFlare's technology will be used by the hosting provider to offer bet…
01/07/2014

Colocation Provider CyrusOne Adds Acreage in Austin to Support Rapidly Expanding Multi-Facility Network
Data center and colocation solutions provider CyrusOne is expanding its already massive national network of facilities with the purchase of 22 acres in Austin. The company will use the new space to increase its data center capacity in the MetCenter b…
01/07/2014

ConnectWise Promotes Customization and Expansion of Solution with New Developer Platform Initiative
ConnectWise has announced a new initiative that will help expand its vision through input from a broad community of developers. The ConnectWise Platform will enable developers to contribute APIs to make the ConnectWise solution more customizable and …
01/07/2014

Comings and Goings: SageNet Reshuffles after Spacenet Buy
Solutions provider SageNet last month bought MSP Spacenet and this week figured out how it will all be managed. Spacenet will remain an independent brand (at least till later this year), and both entities will be run by existing SageNet CEO Daryl Woo…
01/07/2014

Peak 10 Touts Compliance
Many when choosing a cloud provider look at price, the array of apps, performance, and of course security. But some have a concern just as pressing - compliance.
01/06/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Otelco Acquires Reliable Networks
Otelco has acquired Reliable Networks - a Maine-based provider of cloud hosting and managed services for organizations focused on mission-critical applications. The deal totaled $500,000 in cash and requires the future payment of stock.
01/06/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Fusion Secures $44.0 Million in Funding, Acquires Broadvox's Cloud Services Business
It would seem that cloud communications and managed services provider Fusion Telecommunications has some pretty ambitious New Year's resolutions for 2014. Today, January 6th, the company announced the completion of its acquisition of Broadvox LLC's c…
01/06/2014

SysAid Software To Include GFI's Patch Management
When developing software, one of the things that keep a company afloat and well-organized is being able to properly patch software without losing track of changes. For this reason, it's very feasible to employ some kind of patch management solution i…
01/06/2014

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
Technology news is typically slow during the first and last weeks of the year, but there were still several significant announcements in the MSP space. New customer and technology announcements in the sector bode very well for what is to come as 2014…
01/04/2014

MSP Explains Why You Need An MSP
The logic of managed services is fully apparent to MSPs, but not all IT shops understand the beauty of being relieved of administrative duties allowing them to be more strategic.
01/03/2014

Ericsson Leads the Market for Network Managed Services
When it comes to managed services in the telecom space, Ericsson is leading the race according to a new assessment from ABI Research. The company has released its fourth quarter 2013 competitive assessment for "Network Managed Service Providers," whi…
01/03/2014

InterCloud Announces Multi-Million Dollar Cloud and Services Contracts
A number of new cloud contracts designed to serve the enterprise and service provider markets have been announced by InterCloud Systems, Inc. The company says the new cloud platform and professional services contracts are expected to generate from $3…
01/03/2014

Cloud Providers Scurry for Security
While IT wants their clouds to be secure, at the same time they are using these clouds to secure their overall networks. Gartner says the cloud-based security market will move from $2.1 billion in 2013 all the way to $3.1 billion in 2015.
01/03/2014

10 Top Cloud Tips
There is no shortage of tips about the cloud, and so it is no surprise that the Business 2 Community website just posted an article titled "10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Service Provider," by Patrick Li.
01/03/2014

VMware Backup Services All the Rage
Backup for VMware systems is one hot market. You'd think backup is just backup, but VMware is a specialized beast that requires specialized software.
01/02/2014

Specialty Services Aimed at Specialty Retailers
C&K Systems already provides omni-channel tools and managed services for specialty retailers. Now it has a new distribution partner in the form of Retail Pro International (RPI), which will resell data management, security and hosting services.
01/02/2014

Qubole Broadens IaaS and Big Data Reach with Support for Google Compute Engine
Managed service provider (MSP) Qubole is expanding its reach by making its offering available on the new Google Compute Engine. The company, a provider of a managed Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) solution, previously only made its offering available on A…
01/02/2014

MSP SACA Technologies Helps Businesses Secure Mobile Microsoft Devices
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement has changed the IT landscape in a number of ways. As the number of remote workers rises along with employees insisting on using their personal mobile devices to communicate and access sensitive company data, …
01/02/2014

Mobile on the Move in 5 Ways, BoxTone Predicts
This massive BYOD movement creates equally large challenges. Complexity is the biggest issue, said 57 percent of those surveyed said, followed by security, the array of devices and how much it all costs.
01/02/2014

Risk Management Has New SaaS Option
Risk management isn't needed by everyone, but if your shop has this demand it probably isn't casual but critical. Doing it all in-house can be complex, and yes, a bit risky itself. That is where a SaaS provider such as eGestalt Technologies comes in.…
12/26/2013

Zetta.net Tells MSPs Seven Things Not To Do
As the New Year approaches, everyone and his brother comes out with predictions. Cloud backup provider Zetta.net did the opposite, releasing what it calls "non-predictions" for MSPs, and added to them five trends of vital importance now that we are i…
12/26/2013

Cisco Expands International MSP Presence
Cisco itself isn't really an MSP, but its networking and other gears power many of the world's largest managed providers. Now the networking giant is working with Telecom Egypt (TE) to help offer better services. The deal is all based on a memorandum…
12/26/2013

A Managed Services Sales and Marketing Primer
Managed Services aren't always easily understood, and therefore can be tough to sell. Add to that the fact that many MSPs have more tech than business savvy and you have a real problem. But MSPs also tend to be smart, so learning about sales and mark…
12/25/2013

Wheelings & Dealings: ConnectWise Smartens Up to File Share Partner
ConnectWise spent the better part of 2013 forging partnership after partnership, and most recently snared Soonr, which will integrate its file share and collaboration services with the ConnectWise service management and automation toolset.
12/24/2013

MTS Deploys ARRIS Ad Insertion Solution
ARRIS Group, a provider of communications and entertainment solutions, has been selected by Canadian telecommunications provider MTS to handle advertising insertion in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In fact, MTS has already installed and engaged the ARRIS as in…
12/24/2013

Service Desk Market Welcomes GFI MAX
Last month, GFI MAX entered the mobile device management (MDM) market. This month the company tossed its hat into the service desk space with GFI MAX ServiceDesk, aimed exclusively at MSPs.
12/23/2013

Your New IaaS Provider May Be an MSP
IaaS is red hot, and since IT needs more compute capacity, instead of ringing up Dell and a week later installing a bunch of servers, you send Amazon an e-mail and simply add more horsepower. Nixu Software, which provides tools to make application d…
12/23/2013

Cisco Firmly Holds on to Leadership Position in Cloud Infrastructure
A very strong first quarter in public cloud networking infrastructure saw Cisco displacing long-time leader IBM, as the server market plunged to new lows. Both big timers IBM and HP were hit badly. Two quarters later didn't change the position for Ci…
12/23/2013

Telesoft Provides New Support for Managed Mobility Services to Help in BYOD Trend
The growing use of bring your own device (BYOD) to work among businesses - worldwide - can be achieved more easily with a new Telesoft managed mobility solution. The new offering, an updated Telesoft Mobility Portal, allows for an upgraded user inter…
12/23/2013

IBM Acquires Fiberlink for Improved Transitions to Mobile
The words "mobile workforce" shouldn't call to mind an office complex on wheels - instead, think BYOD, lightning-fast information exchange, and the ability to access information wherever you go.
12/23/2013

Softchoice Earns Cisco Master Service Provider Certification
Recognition has been bestowed upon technology solutions provider Softchoice, a company which is now certified as a Cisco Master Service Provider.
12/23/2013

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
This week's cloud and managed services announcements were centered on expansion and global reach. Acquisitions were announced, partnerships were forged and some of the biggest tech players on the planet made their moves to garner their share of the m…
12/21/2013

Cloud Market Will More Than Triple by 2014, Reaching $150 Billion
It promises to be a happy new year for the cloud computing industry. New research from Awesome Cloud Services testifies to the amazing rate at which cloud solutions are being adopted in business. The company finds that the overall cloud industry is e…
12/20/2013

Mailbox App Rocks iOS World By Adding Support for Yahoo and iCloud
In a move that has shaken up the Mac iOS world and will potentially add millions of users to their growing base, the Mailbox app has broadened its support beyond Gmail. The company announced that due to extreme demand for Yahoo and iCloud support, th…
12/19/2013

IBM to Acquire File Transfer Company Aspera as Part of Big Data and Cloud Computing Strategy
Furthering its position in the Big Data and cloud computing space, IBM has announced an agreement to acquire file transfer specialist Aspera, Inc. The California company provides technology for the secure and speedy transfer of massive data files thr…
12/19/2013

Dino Morra Becomes Vice President of Sales for Host.net
Dino Morra, who has 23 years experience working in global telecommunications, has joined Host.net as vice president of sales. The move comes on the same day that all of the equity in Host.net was acquired by NOVACAP-and now Host.net-CEO Jeffrey Davis…
12/19/2013

IBM and 21Vianet Announce Chinese Cloud Infrastructure and Services
The cloud is rapidly expanding in China if recent announcements from IBM and AWS are any indication. The latest comes from IBM, which has partnered with 21Vianet Group, Inc. to bring its premier private cloud infrastructure service to China as well a…
12/19/2013

AWS Announces Major Agreement to Build Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Services throughout China
A massive new agreement that will enable a variety of cloud services throughout China has been announced by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and several Chinese local and regional government bodies. The partnership is being established to develop and promot…
12/18/2013

Wheelings and Dealings: InterCloud to Expand Cloud Services Reach by Acquiring IPC-NY
Building on a successful year that has seen it become a publicly traded company while boosting its cloud and managed services offerings, InterCloud Systems, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Integration Partners-NY Corporation (IPC-NY). The dea…
12/17/2013

EarthLink Becomes Further Entrenched in Cloud Space with Cisco CMSP Certification
EarthLink has been busy building a name for itself as a cloud and managed service provider (MSP) over the past year. The company launched a private cloud hosting service in October and last week unveiled its FlexCloud hosting service for unified clou…
12/17/2013

Cisco Announces Desktop as a Service Solution for Cloud Service Providers
Cisco has been making a significant number of announcements in the cloud and virtualization space lately and has now rolled out its Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering. The new solution builds on the company's existing desktop virtualization portfol…
12/17/2013

Brazilian Service Provider Alelo Migrates to Cloud Data Center Using IBM PureSystems
Alelo Brasilan, a provider of pre-paid credit and benefit cards, is migrating its applications to the cloud by working with IBM. The move will enable the company to upgrade and simplify its IT infrastructure as well as offer enhanced services to its …
12/16/2013

FusionStorm Named Dell SMB Business Partner of the Year
Managed service provider (MSP) FusionStorm has been named a winner in Dell's PartnerDirect Partner of the Year Awards for channel program participants. The company was honored for the second year in a row based on its dedicated use of Dell technologi…
12/16/2013

CenturyLink Now Part of Dell Cloud Partner Program
CenturyLink, a cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider for enterprise customers, is now part of the Dell Cloud Partner Program.
12/16/2013

Cisco's Hybrid Cloud Fusion Architecture Can Safeguard Users from NSA and Surveillance Bodies
Cisco Systems has been busy working on a new cloud architecture codenamed Cloud Fusion, that could effectively help corporations and other organizations circumvent U.S. federal surveillance. The new offering, which is essentially a hybrid cloud solut…
12/16/2013

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
The gap between managed services, cloud solutions and "as-a-service" offerings got smaller this week. The top headlines were populated by deal and partnership announcements designed to combine the strengths of various companies and create stronger an…
12/14/2013

iTrinegy Pitches IT Transformation
iTrinegy may be best known for its network emulation tools that include the ability to fully emulate a cloud apps before you actually commit to it. Now the company wants to do far more, and its ambition is no less than to support wide-scale IT transf…
12/13/2013

U.K. Companies Coms and PTS Managed Services Team on Cloud Hosted Telephony
A new multi-year managed services telephony agreement has been forged between cloud provider Coms PLC and PTS Managed Services. PTS, part of the U.K. PTS Consulting Group PLC, will work with Coms to widen their network and hosted services as part of …
12/13/2013

ConnectWise Announces Cloud Enhancements to PSA Platform for MSPs
Cloud-based professional services automation (PSA) provider ConnectWise has announced several enhancements to its platform, geared toward managed service providers (MSPs), VARs and ISVs. New features center on the cloud and include improved infrastru…
12/13/2013

Vormetric Offers Cloud Security to Partners
Security vendor Vormetric is hoping to entice partners through its new Vormetric Cloud Partner Program. The company is aiming at MSPs, MSSPs, hosters and cloud service providers.
12/13/2013

Big Blue Patents Big Mobile Cloud Protection
So you think your code in the cloud is safe just because it's encrypted? Not always. Hackers can actually modify this code so when it gets downloaded to a mobile device - poof - you are infected. Sometimes the code is inadvertently changed, which is …
12/13/2013

File Store and Sync Firm Egnyte Scores $29.5 Million Round
Egnyte hopes to ignite its file storage and sync business with a whopping $29.5 million in new funding. With its earlier rounds considered, the company has raised nearly $60 million - that's quite a war chest.
12/12/2013

MSP DirectNetworks Uses ASG Management Suite to Set Up Cloud-Based Workplace Offering
Managed service provider (MSP) DirectNetworks, Inc. has chosen a management suite from ASG Software Solutions to create its new cloud-based workplace offering. The company put together its DirectCloud Webtop solution and is using the CloudFactory end…
12/12/2013

Total Defense Launches MSP Partner Program
Total Defense has long dealt with partners, but seeing the intense value of MSPs this week launched a program just for them.
12/12/2013

Cloud Group Tackles Information-as-a-Service
This week, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), a group of vendors and users helping build open, integrated, enterprise-ready cloud services, tackled the whole notion of Information-as-a-Service (not to be confused with Infrastructure-as-a-Service).
12/12/2013

ExaGrid Claims Patent Edge in Backup War
While there are many wars in tech, perhaps none is as intense as that waged in the backup market, and ExaGrid is pulling out a new weapon. No, it's not a hot new feature or super discounts. It is Patent number 8,589,363.
12/12/2013

dinCloud Puts Arrow Electronics Deal in Quiver
Massive distributor Arrow Electronics will offer an array of wares from dinCloud, including cloud storage, hosted virtual servers and hosted virtual desktops.
12/11/2013

Cosentry Brings Data Disaster Relief to Midwest
Cosentry is beefing its Midwest disaster recovery services with the new Cosentry Cloud Recovery, a service powered by Geminare. Geminare is one of the increasing number of companies that use the term Recovery as a Service (RaaS) to refer to a range o…
12/11/2013

EarthLink Introduces Flexible Enterprise Cloud
IaaS is all the rage, as shops can have elastic computing infrastructure with few of the on-premises hassles. EarthLink is taking this concept to a new level with its FlexCloud Hosting. The virtualization-based service is designed to replace the spr…
12/11/2013

IDaaS Offers Massive Benefits for SMBs and Larger Companies Migrating to the Cloud
When companies as old and established as Post Holdings, the name behind Fruity Pebbles and other popular food items, make a 100-percent shift to the cloud, that signifies a massive change in the way IT departments are doing business. And with that ch…
12/11/2013

IO Announces Service Providers and Other New Customers for its DCaaS Offering
More and more organizations are choosing a unique cloud-ready blend of data center services thanks to a variety of efficiencies and scalability. Data center giant IO offers what it classes as the next generation of the data center with its Data Cente…
12/11/2013

QTS Continues MSP Surge
QTS Realty Trust doesn't sound like the name of a data center and managed services provider, but it is truly is a burgeoning cloud outfit. QTS hooked up with what it says is one of the world's biggest Internet companies to expand their data center co…
12/11/2013

ServiceNow Boosts IT Automation, Operations Management
In dual announcements, this week ServiceNow put its imprint on the operations management and IT Service Automation spaces.
12/11/2013

Kaseya BYOD Suite Offers Secure Device Management for MSPs and the Enterprise
The bring-your-own device (BYOD) trend has brought efficiencies, convenience and cost savings to the enterprise as more and more employees can work remotely and on the go from their own mobile and personal devices. However, an increasing number of de…
12/11/2013

Best Places to Work in NYC Recognizes Telx
The Big Apple has plenty of great places to work. You don't hear the Rockettes complaining, do you? But, while swinging your legs in the air may be a heap of fun, so apparently is working at Telx, at least according to Crain's New York Business newsp…
12/10/2013

The Future of the Cloud is Now
At the end of every year, pundits come out of the woodwork to pontificate on the future. And so it is that Forbes just ran a piece talking about the future of the cloud. Let's take a look at which prognostications are common and which are unique.
12/10/2013

Applitools Partners with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 for Automated Visual Cloud Service
The cloud has eyes, thanks to a service from Applitools designed for automated visual testing of web, mobile and desktop applications. The company announced it is now a Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 partner through its Applitools Eyes cloud service, b…
12/10/2013

ManageEngine Revs Up IT Social Networking
ManageEngine is also all about Managed Service Providers, and this week the company is offering MSPs a new business-class social networking tool. We all know about Facebook and Twitter (and who could forget that powerhouse Google+), but none of these…
12/10/2013

NTT Raises the Roof on RaaS
Recovery as a Service (RaaS) is a relatively new term and it's not one I'm sure we need. I mean, how many aaSes must we invent. The idea behind RaaS is to focus on those services based around recovery. But isn't backup part of this process already? A…
12/10/2013

Open Data Centers Joins FISPA, Looks Toward Expansion
Open Data Centers, a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, is the latest company to obtain membership into FISPA, an association of Internet Service Providers and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers.
12/09/2013

Managed Service Provider Week in Review
It seems you can't look at the managed services market these days without the cloud coming into the big picture. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is growing at a frenetic pace while Software as a Service (Saas) is undergoing healthy and steady grow…
12/07/2013

Remembering Hurricane Sandy: INetU Allowed for The Systems Group to Remain in Operation during Superstorm Crisis
Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction last year. In New York City alone there were deaths, injuries, widespread power failures, subway tunnel flooding and 150,000 homes damaged.
12/06/2013

ThreatTrack Helps Channel Beat Back Advanced Persistent Threats
ThreatAnalyzer used to be GFI SandBox software, and was first known as CWSandbox. The company claims the tool was the first commercially available sandbox of this type. The idea is to go beyond the protection offered by signature-based anti-malware t…
12/06/2013