Virtualization plays an important role in today's IT strategy as it helps simplify management, maximize operational efficiency, increase IT and business agility and create a flexible and dynamic IT infrastructure.
That's why PEER 1 Hosting, a global IT hosting provider, entered into an alliance with enterprise-grade cloud platform Tier 3 to deliver VMware based enterprise cloud to enterprise customers in the United Kingdom.
"Our partnership with Tier 3 means we can now offer enterprise customers an innovative, high performance cloud service with business continuity built right in," said Fabio Banducci, president and CEO at PEER 1 Hosting.
The solution reportedly combines the power of PEER 1 Hosting's superior network and infrastructure with Tier 3's cloud platform, which is regarded by global enterprises and service providers as ideal for business application portfolios.
Underpinned by VMware's vCloud platform, the combined solution is expected to provide customers with a complete integrated cloud infrastructure solution that will reduce time to market, and help get a tangible return on investment.
"Combining the power of PEER 1 Hosting's superior network and infrastructure with Tier 3's cloud platform gives customers in the U.K. a virtual cloud solution that streamlines their IT operations so they can focus on taking care of business," said Jared Wray, founder of Tier 3.
In addition, officials believe that customers will also benefit from local data centers and regionalized disaster recovery and the unique utility-based pricing model that works on a “pay only for what you use” concept. This obviates the need to invest unnecessarily in expensive technology that may never be used.
Info-Tech Research Group recognized PEER 1 Hosting's product offering and enterprise strategy in the global IT marketplace and named it as a "Champion" in its Canadian colocation and managed services Vendor Landscape report.
"A reliable cloud platform with continuous innovation combined with better and more ubiquitous service availability, and proactive management and support are core elements needed to earn the trust and loyalty of transforming enterprises," said Agatha Poon, research manager, global cloud computing for 451 Research, underscoring the importance of virtualization.
PEER 1 Hosting also recently announced it is delivering colocation services with its strategic partner Calyx Managed Services, for the Federation of Small Businesses, the UK’s largest campaigning group for the self-employed and owners of small firms.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey