“Early concerns around the cloud look set to become distant memories, with many studies showing 2012 is the year the technology starts to become the great equaliser of the 21st century. The channel should be looking to maximise on this by offering customers of all sizes access to IT resources while helping them lower CAPEX and OPEX costs and generating recurring revenue streams for themselves,”
Alongside an established VMware vCloud offering, C4L’s expanded cloud portfolio offers partners two additional solutions based on its Infiniserv product line. These will help IT systems integrators migrate their customers to the cloud with greater control and flexibility:
Virtual Private Server (VPS) – An entry-level physical server replacement service, VPS grants resellers the ability to provide customers with a private server connected to C4L’s own high-speed fibre network. This offering is perfect for resellers with customers that only need a single server, for example to host a website, as it provides sufficient capacity, reliability and connection.
Virtual Data Centre (VDC) – VDC is an infrastructure replacement service, capable of replacing an organisation’
C4L cloud services can be provided with per-minute, monthly or annual billing with discounts of up to 25% offered for long-term commitments. New customers are also being offered further discounts in the form of free data transfers for the first three months after signing-up as part of C4L’s cloud services launch strategy. IT systems integrators can also offer customers comprehensive migration support if needed, to ensure that customers’ IT infrastructure is replicated and running as desired.
C4L’s cloud services offer partners the tools to provide guaranteed security, transparency and connectivity. Furthermore, the cloud services’ infrastructure uses dedicated leased lines connected to C4L’s own fibre network, meaning that resellers can deliver a 100% Service Level Agreement as well as the fastest possible connection speeds. By housing infrastructure in C4L’s own data centres, resellers will have the ability to provide a consistent level of physical security designed to meet the demands of the strictest IT departments. C4L cloud services are also completely transparent about data location, meaning that resellers can provide complete confidence to customers on exactly where their virtual servers are located.
“The simplicity, flexibility and ease of access to cloud computing means that users will feel more secure than ever with access to the tools they need,” continued Pete Hill.
“Our offering gives the channel what it needs to help customers reduce costs while profiting themselves with a recurring revenue stream. Our services are an excellent first step for resellers looking to take advantage of this brave new world.”
C4L’s vCloud and Infiniserv services are available immediately. For more information, visit www.infiniserv.com
About C4L cloud services:
Under Infiniserv, its in-house brand, C4L’s range of two cloud services allow a virtual replacement of a typical hardware environment, using a cloud billing model to provide massive scalability and cost benefits and allowing organisations to pay and build as they use. By building their environments as they use them, organisations can help eliminate their capacity planning worries.
The services are cost-effective, reliable and secure, packaged and designed in a way that is easy for customers to understand. They are suited to any size of organisation and can scale from one to thousands of servers. C4L cloud services offers both pay-as-you-use billing and more traditional tariff-based costs, providing customers with truly transparent pricing so that they do not end up paying over the odds. It offers a range of commercial models with real cost savings. With C4L, customers also know exactly where their data is, giving customers peace of mind. Find out more at www.infiniserv.com
C4L is an internet infrastructure solutions provider and deploys a full range of services in over 40 data centres, including colocation, IP transit, interconnects, data backup, data storage, virtualisation, telecoms, disaster recovery and leased lines, to name just a few. These are all provided with C4L’s commitment to maximum uptime and customer support; featuring a 24/7 network operations centre (NOC) which is manned by trained professionals with Microsoft and Cisco qualifications.
C4L’s industry leading data centre connected network, includes sites such as Bournemouth, Slough, BlueSquare Maidenhead, BlueSquare Milton Keynes, Telehouse Metro, Telehouse North, City Lifeline and InterXion. The company is now in its 13th trading year and with a track record of 100% growth every year its client base includes Government, FTSE 250, financial institutions and many of the UK's network carriers. The business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and has achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001. For more information, visit www.C4L.co.uk.