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ALVEA Services launches new partner program to drive demand for Infrastructure-as-a-Service

• Free trials and demand generation programs to drive leads to resellers • Margin-rich, UK-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service • Data seeding service key to overcoming end-user concerns

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PRLog (Press Release) - Sep. 25, 2012 - Newmarket, 18th September 2012: ALVEA Services, the aggregator of managed security and cloud-based computing solutions for the IT channel, has today launched Cloud Connect, a new partner program for resellers designed to drive end-user demand for its upgraded ALVEA Infrastructure Service. The new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), also announced today has undergone extensive development over the last six months. It is now based on a dedicated UK-based data centre, purpose-built for the cloud and to host ALVEA Services’ cloud and managed services. A key feature of the service is its secure data seeding capability, either via encrypted hard disk or high-speed Internet transfer that allows end-users to move their data to the cloud quickly and securely. To boost end-user interest and confidence in investing in a cloud-based infrastructure, resellers are being invited to ‘try before you buy’ and test out the flexibility of the new service by offering their customers free trials in the coming weeks.

ALVEA Cloud Connect has been designed to provide resellers with all the sales, marketing and technical support they need to kick-start sales and offer their clients robust and secure cloud computing solutions. Platinum, Gold and Silver service levels have been designed to match resellers’ diverse needs and levels of expertise. In addition to demand generation campaigns across all program levels, ALVEA will provide extensive marketing campaign support including sharing the cost of trade shows and events for its Platinum partners. Additional margins will also be offered to Platinum partners who make a commitment to marketing the service.

“We’ve been delivering and developing ALVEA cloud and managed services to the channel for 18 months now and it’s become clear that resellers need a more flexible, scalable approach to managing their customers’ cloud infrastructure,” explained Neil Gardner, ALVEA Services proposition manager. “The new service will allow our partners to add their own value, and therefore margin, to the cloud infrastructure, by wrapping around those services that are most profitable for them and most relevant to their clients. Just as their clients are only charged for what they use, resellers only pay for what they actually deliver. That means they can easily change the level of service they provide, without any loss of margin.”

The launch of ALVEA Infrastructure and Cloud Connect is a major milestone in the development of cloud services for the channel as it gives resellers a quick, easy and cost-effective way to build IaaS into their own service portfolio. ALVEA Infrastructure uses best of breed, proven cloud orchestration technology that enables on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services. This allows resellers to develop and deliver cloud services quickly and easily to meet the changing needs of their clients’ businesses. The ALVEA Infrastructure data centre is housed in one of Europe’s state-of-the art Tier Three premium carrier-neutral data centres in London and conforms to key industry certifications including ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.

ALVEA Infrastructure’s simple user interface allows instant provisioning of IT security and cloud services so that resellers can react quickly to the changing needs of their clients’ businesses. With a UK-based data centre at its core, built and operated by IT security and data centre management specialists, resellers can ensure that any needs their clients have, to comply with data sovereignty and security requirements, are met in full.

All of the ALVEA Services are built so that resellers can apply their own look and feel to the cloud services they deliver to customers. The cloud orchestration solution deployed by ALVEA Infrastructure allows the end-user interface to be fully white-labelled for those resellers who want to deliver the service under their own brand.

ALVEA Cloud Connect consists of three levels of service: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Depending on the requirements and in-house capabilities of each reseller, ALVEA Cloud Connect provides 24/7 email and telephone support, training, platform customisation, sales and marketing support and technical backup. All three levels provide resellers with end-user leads to help build a sales pipeline and access to a dedicated partner portal for technical and administrative support.

Full details of the ‘try before you buy’ offer will be announced throughout September 2012 at a series of channel events.

-ENDS-

About ALVEA Services
ALVEA Services is a portfolio of Cloud and Managed services developed for the channel and delivered through one easy-to-use platform. ALVEA Services include ALVEA Infrastructure, Business Internet Continuity, Secure Endpoint Backup, Managed Content and Application Delivery, Cloud Attached Storage, Managed Authentication, Managed Firewall, Managed Anti-Virus, Managed Security Gateway and DNS Managed Service. The ALVEA brand is an independent services offering for the channel backed, managed, and supported by technical expertise and infrastructure from COMPUTERLINKS. The suite will continue to be developed by COMPUTERLINKS to enable partners to provide expertly delivered services to their customers. For more information, visit www.alvea-services.com

About COMPUTERLINKS
COMPUTERLINKS is a next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing UK and Irish channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 per cent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 550 employees operating across 18 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.computerlinks.co.uk.

For further information about this news, please contact:
Joanne Smith
Goode Communications
+44 (0) 1491 873 323
joanne.smith@goode.co.uk

Peter McEvoy
COMPUTERLINKS
+44 (0) 1638 569 600
peter.mcevoy@computerlinks.co.uk

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