Cbeyond to Offer an Enhanced InsightCloud Experience for Cloud Infrastructure Solutions
Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, has teamed with the U.S. division of Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT), a global technology provider of hardware, software and service solutions, to offer Cbeyond’s TotalCloud™ Data Center cloud computing services to Insight’s customer base.
Through the InsightCloud Solution Center, Insight’s more than 70,000 commercial and public sector clients as well as 5,000 global manufacturers and publishers will soon have the ability to purchase and manage Cbeyond’s TotalCloud Data Center, a robust suite of cloud services and solutions. By leveraging these cloud services, enterprises can address their growing virtualization, data center and networking needs through a single client portal.
TotalCloud Data Center is a cloud data center Infrastructure-as-a-Service product line which comprises virtual and physical servers and includes Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor management engine, Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), EMC storage, F5 load balancing and a Fortinet firewall (IDS/IPS). Cbeyond will manage the data center environment, server hardware and OS layer (installation, testing and patches) for virtual and physical servers. Clients are able to:
Allocate resources across any number of virtual machines (ranging in size from 2GB of RAM to 1TB, and from 2 vCPUs to 64 vCPUs, with several common compute bundles pre-configured)
Utilize Fiber Channel SAN Storage across their virtual machines and scale as their business needs grow
Mix and mat ch virtual and physical blade servers in a public, private or hybrid data center environment
“Insight clearly understands the value of using the latest technology to move its customers’ cloud and network goals forward,” said Zane Long, vice president of indirect sales at Cbeyond. “This is a major partnership for us given Insight’s experience, geographic reach and broad client base.”
“With more of our partners offering their solutions via the cloud, we continue to see clients wrestle with the concept of managing multiple cloud services,” said Bill McCarthy, senior vice president, Cloud Solutions at Insight. “We are pleased to have Cbeyond in our InsightCloud Solutions Center, where clients can leverage the management capabilities for their cloud services.”
Cbeyond and Insight signed an initial three-year authorized reseller agreement on September 27, 2012, appointing Insight an authorized reseller and master agent for Cbeyond’s cloud computing services in the U.S. and Canada.