ViaWest Honored with 2014 Cloudys Award

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America announces it has been selected by Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, as a winner of the 2014 Cloudys Cloud Channel Innovation Awards. ViaWest’s KINECTed Health Cloud, specifically designed to help companies meet their compliance requirements and IT needs, was selected by Channel Partners as the Most Innovative Cloud Service.

Twenty-five winners were honored during an awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at Cloud Partners, a Channel Partners event, in New Orleans. These winners will be featured in a Channel Partners’ November/December print issue as well as a digital issue that can be downloaded from The Cloudys Immersion Center at www.channelpartnersonline.com/cloudys.

“The response to the inaugural Channel Partners Cloudys awards has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Channel Partners. “This program rewards innovation across the cloud ecosystem and success in a world where traditional distinctions among developer, vendor, provider and partner blur.”

With KINECTed Health Cloud, ViaWest supports companies’ needs for the confidentiality, availability, functionality and integrity required to manage a health information ecosystem. ViaWest’s KINECTed Health Cloud provides peace of mind and a fully audit-ready Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) cloud solution that assists customers in meeting their IT and HIPAA compliance needs. Later this month, ViaWest will be releasing a PCI compliant cloud solution further expanding its compliance solution set in the cloud.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition from Channel Partners,” stated Sean McCaffery, ViaWest Vice President of Channel Sales. “The compliance landscape is tough to navigate, and healthcare compliance in particular demands unparalleled uptime, security, reliability and support. Our KINECTed Health Cloud product allows companies to take advantage of cloud computing while addressing the demands of security and HIPAA regulatory compliance. This recognition from Channel Partners validates that our team is doing good work to provide innovative solutions that help our customers.”

To determine the winners of The Cloudys, companies completed an application that asked them to demonstrate how they are driving innovation in the cloud channel — either for their partners or for their business customers.

Channel Partners editors evaluated and scored all applications to determine the winners in five categories, including:
•    Most Innovative Cloud Service
•    Most Innovative Cloud Customer Deployment
•    Most Innovative Cloud Partner Business Model
•    Most Innovative Cloud Best Practice
•    Most Innovative Cloud Enablement Tool
The award comes on the heels of ViaWest earning the 2014 Top Telecom Company Award during ColoradoBIZ Magazine’s Top Company Awards at the end of August. For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com

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