Hosted Solutions Doubles Cloud Computing Revenue, Adding 45+ New Cloud Customers

Hosted Solutions Doubles Cloud Computing Revenue, Adding 45+ New Cloud Customers

Growth Fueled by Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Customers

RALEIGH, NC, October 11, 2010 – Hosted Solutions, the East Coast’s premier provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, today announced that the company has more than doubled revenue from cloud computing-based solutions.

Over the past few months, the company has added more than 45 new cloud customers, including companies of varying sizes representing a wide range of industries. New customers include RemoteRelief, Rollover Systems, Smart Online, Inc., Focus3, PMMC, RTI International, SolarWave Energy, Knowledgepoint 360 Group, National Research Center for College & University Admissions, SharedVue, eLocal and more. They join an impressive list of existing cloud customers such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Belk, Brandport and others.

Introduced in mid- 2009, Hosted Solutions’ Stratus Trusted Cloud™ is a massively scalable, multi-tenant infrastructure that enables customers to access a secure, enterprise-class cloud environment with built-in high availability and automated resource balancing. Stratus is available in any one of three implementation options – multi-tenant/public cloud, hybrid cloud, or as a private/dedicated cloud, giving companies the industry’s widest range of options for how and where to more effectively host their IT infrastructures.

More recently, Hosted Solutions introduced its Stratus Cloud Storage offering, making it possible for companies to easily store corporate-critical information without the usual hassles associated with handling configuration and scalability issues.

“We have seen tremendous growth with our cloud solutions in recent months from companies of all sizes,” said Kip Turco, Hosted Solutions’ chief operating officer. “The ability to ramp up capabilities to meet customer demand is increasingly measured in days or hours, not weeks or months. Our clients have discovered that cloud-based implementations provide a level of flexibility and agility that they never had before. The result is that they’re more self sufficient, and able to accelerate the introduction of new offerings to the market, meaning faster time to revenue recognition. This allows IT to deliver real value to the organization – producing solid, quantifiable results.”

The “trusted” aspect of the Stratus platform has evolved into a key element in its rapid adoption by firms, particularly those with regulatory compliance requirements. Hosted Solutions noted that information security and compliance remain as key concerns of companies with their cloud computing plans; Turco noted that Hosted Solutions’ five SAS-70 Type II data centers on the East Coast are configured to provide around-the-clock security, as well as a complete line of managed security services.

“We added 14 new private cloud customers in the last couple months alone,” Turco commented. “Most of our customers are hosting their production environments with us and many have strict regulatory requirements in place – PCI, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, etc. They’re utilizing our private cloud as a compliant cloud, allowing them to leverage the benefits of cloud computing in a dedicated environment.”

Hosted Solutions’ unique “Hi-Touch” consultative approach has been another key element in the adoption of its full range of Stratus Cloud services. “We have seen instances of companies that tried the ‘one-size-fits-all’ cloud approach, only to discover that the one size did not fit their specific needs,” Turco said. “By utilizing ‘Hi-Touch’ in combination with our alliances with industry leaders such as Cisco, EMC, VMWare, Juniper and more, we can formulate and implement customized plans that meet our clients’ specific needs, both for today and in the future.”

Turco noted that the company is seeing the most growth with the hybrid cloud implementations. He also mentioned that several new enhancements to the cloud will be coming in the next couple months.

About Hosted Solutions
Hosted Solutions is the East Coast’s premier provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions. Its high quality data center and managed hosting services, including a dedicated server offering, managed colocation and its exclusive Stratus Trusted Cloud™suite, maintain and protect customers’ mission-critical IT systems and applications, enabling them to reduce operating costs, lower the risk of downtime, focus on core competencies, and achieve their top business objectives. The company operates five SAS 70 Type II certified data centers in Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, and Cary NC, providing best-of-breed data center operations with hardened physical infrastructure, the highest level of security. It also offers a complete managed services portfolio, including enterprise storage, network, OS management, middleware server management, DBA services, security and disaster recovery. Hosted Solutions is backed by Boston-based private equity firm ABRY Partners. For more information, please visit www.hostedsolutions.com.

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