(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – National data center provider, InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc., has recently announced a new strategic partnership with Virtacore, a leader in enterprise-class cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for production applications and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for remote replication and data restore solutions.
The partnership with Virtacore will add cloud-based hosting services to InfoRelay’s already diverse portfolio of data center solutions. New and existing customers can now benefit from IaaS; DRaaS; and Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) solutions directly from InfoRelay, taking advantage of competitively priced turnkey solutions and easy, one-stop IT infrastructure management.
Clients will also have the peace of mind and confidence that network uptime will not be compromised by employing a hybrid data center solution. Virtacore’s secure private cloud infrastructure is built on an enterprise-grade “reference architecture” which utilizes Cisco’s fully integrated UCS platform, Nimble’s “Adaptive Flash Storage”, and VMWare’s ubiquitous virtualization layer. Deployed by Virtacore for more than two years, the Cisco, VMWare, and Nimble architecture has delivered a high performance platform and absolutely no downtime in 2014 or throughout 2015.
With a strong national footprint and robust interconnection options, InfoRelay’s existing services portfolio will integrate seamlessly with Virtacore through direct fiber connectivity. The partnership will also allow InfoRelay customers to transfer their data to the cloud with rapid deployment and little or no capital investment. Current InfoRelay colocation clients can begin to leverage cloud services – or design hybrid platforms – to meet both production requirements and business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) needs.
“Virtacore is pleased to add InfoRelay as one of our channel partners,” said CEO George Naspo. Our IaaS and DRaaS capabilities will assist InfoRelay’s national presence and add an expertise in their network managed services. It was apparent to me from the beginning that there are customer synergies that will aid both our organizations. I am excited to work closer with them and help provide some great additional services for their customers.”
“We’ve worked diligently with Virtacore to develop a solution that combines the power and reliability of InfoRelay’s network with the scalability and performance of Virtacore’s cloud solution,” explained InfoRelay President & CEO Russell Weiss. “After extensive due diligence and testing, we determined that Virtacore’s reference architecture based upon VMWare, Cisco UCS, and Nimble Storage provides performance that rivals even the largest players in the industry. I’m extremely excited about the partnership between Virtacore and InfoRelay because of all of the new possibilities that it creates for our clients, who can now take advantage of a high-performance, high-bandwidth, powerful managed cloud solution. What is even more unique and exciting is that InfoRelay’s clients can now have access to hybrid cloud solutions, combining virtual and non-virtual infrastructure on the same network and offering high levels of flexibility and scalability.”
About InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc.
InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc. delivers enterprise-level managed services and wholesale data center services to hundreds of customers, including Fortune 500 companies and federal agencies. InfoRelay improves its clients’ efficiency and profitability through the Company’s array of reliable IT services. By demonstrating unparalleled levels of responsiveness, concern, and overall support, InfoRelay establishes a trusted advisor relationship with each client, allowing InfoRelay to act as a 24x7x365 extension of its customers’ IT departments. For more information, please visit www.inforelay.com or call (703) 485-4600.
Virtacore is a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions utilizing VMware and built on scalable cloud platform technologies. With many years of experience in cloud hosting and Internet services, Virtacore has a well-established track record of providing IaaS and disaster recovery (DR) solutions to meet the critical needs of enterprise clients. Based in Sterling, Virginia, Virtacore maintains a robust, geo-redundant network footprint serving domestic and international enterprises. Virtacore is backed by Insight Venture Partners, a global private equity and venture capital firm.