Ingram Micro Cloud Now Offers dinCloud Hosted Virtual Servers
VARs, MSPs, and SIs Can Now Choose a Comprehensive Cloud Services Provider
dinCloud, a cloud services provider that offers business provisioning in the cloud, recently announced that dinServer, its hosted virtual server offering, is now available to Ingram Micro Inc.’s North American channel partners via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. The expanded distribution agreement allows Ingram Micro to market, sell, and support dinServer to its growing base of cloud-focused channel partners, which includes VARs (Value Added Resellers), MSPs (Managed Service Providers), and SIs (Systems Integrators).
“dinCloud is helping channel partners transform the way companies use the cloud,” said Renee Bergeron, vice president of managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro North America. “dinCloud’s server is very complementary to the hosted desktop service from dinCloud that we currently offer to our growing base of channel partners.”
In addition to hosted servers, dinCloud offers complete business provisioning in the cloud, where customer applications, desktops, servers, and data are co-located in a secure, virtual private data center. This improves efficiencies, performance, and time to market, while simplifying IT infrastructure management. dinManage, a cloud orchestration and management platform, is included as a value add to give customer’s complete control of their IT infrastructure. Customers can configure, upgrade, downgrade, add or remove servers, and have command line access.
“When we were searching for vendors to partner with, dinCloud’s user experience, quality of its infrastructure, and top notch support were the key decision drivers that made them stand out from the rest,” said Scott Schulze, director of operations and president, Fusion Technology Solutions LLC. “dinServer allows our customers to have a complete virtual private data center that includes security, firewall, and complete control over the environment, while dinManage allows us to assist our customers in the onboarding, migration, and management of their virtual co-location.”
dinServer simplifies the hosting of servers and applications with complete data center capabilities including security, firewalls, and most importantly, control in the user’s hands. Customers are provided with an encapsulated environment with their own firewall, private virtual servers, private virtual network, and private storage (powered by NetApp) that makes up their virtual private data center. Each customer’s environment is supported with regular backups, and as with all of dinCloud’s services, the hosted virtual servers have multiple layers of physical and virtual security.
Permit Services Inc., a company that handles the construction permit process for over 800 construction companies throughout California, uses dinServer (white labeled as Fusion Cloud Server), through Fusion Technologies.
“We are happy with our virtual server service, as it has allowed us to expand and grow without adding huge upfront capital investment,” said Brad Rickard, president, Permit Services Inc. “The solution gives us complete control, just as if we had our own co-location facility, but now we do not have to worry about hardware or maintenance since that is taken care of by our service provider. Additionally, the ability to access our systems from virtually anywhere is a huge plus.”
dinCloud is a cloud transformation company that helps organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud through Business Provisioning. Each private, virtual data center provides hosted virtual desktops, hosted virtual servers, and NetApp cloud replication services, which are controlled by the customer, through a web-based application. dinCloud provides subscription-based services tailored to fit a range of business models resulting in reduced cost, enhanced security, control, and productivity. For more information, visit www.dinCloud.com