SOURCE: CloudCover


February 03, 2010 08:00 ET

CloudCover Signs Strategic Partnership

CloudCover Partners With EDU Engines to Bring World Class Business Continuity Mid-Market Solutions to the Western United States

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Pileus Consulting LLC, the parent company of CloudCover™, the leading provider of Business Continuity as-a-Service, today announced it has entered into a Strategic Partnership with Education Engines Corp. Joining a group of industry-leading technology providers, Edu Engines has added the CloudCover Business Continuity Service to its existing portfolio of business solutions. The addition of EDU Engines establishes a strong West Coast presence for CloudCover.

As the demand for better data protection and application availability continues to explode in the mid-market, CloudCover is defining an entirely new solution category: Business Continuity as-a-Service. CloudCover is designed to protect servers and applications for companies that rely on information to run their most critical business processes. Unlike the standard "data only" back up services, CloudCover offers a dramatically superior solution that leverages world class technologies and processes, delivering real-time, system-state Business Continuity.

"There are tremendous economic winds in our sails," said Bob Skiba, CloudCover's President and CEO. "Everyone is talking about the Cloud, companies are now admitting that they need a better way of protecting their business operations, and we are seeing a major shift in procurement practices underway from Cap-ex to Op-ex. We are delighted to forge this relationship with EDU Engines and are purposely targeting companies to represent CloudCover who have a solid industry reputation and foundation of trust with their customer base. We are extremely fortunate to have such a seasoned group of professionals focused on protecting business primarily in California where the risks of business disruption are always top of mind.

"EDU Engines has already made a significant contribution, have a great customer following and is targeting what we believe to be the 'sweet spot' of the Business Continuity market on the West Coast," added Skiba.

"We believe CloudCover is revolutionizing the concept of disaster recovery and Business Continuity. CloudCover's Continuity-as-a-service model is unique in resolving the challenges mid-market and Public Sector institutions face when it comes to protecting their mission critical data," stated Scott Holmgren President of EDU Engines. "The market opportunities are endless, and we see a natural fit for CloudCover in our portfolio of solutions. The company has an early lead and tremendous momentum in this segment of the market."

About Pileus Consulting LLC

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Pileus Consulting LLC has created an entire "Cloud Ecosystem." Leveraging some of the industry's most proven technologies, some of the industries' newest leading edge technologies, their own technology, best practices and proven methodologies, and synthesize it into a simple and affordable service called CloudCover. Based on a pay-per-service model CloudCover finally brings industrial strength, enterprise class features and functions to the back bone of America's mid-size businesses. Breaking through the traditional barriers of cost and complexity the mid-market now relies on CloudCover to make Business Continuity a reality. CloudCover installation and support is performed by a staff of seasoned professionals based in Houston Texas, all of whom were the nucleus of the Microsoft Core Infrastructure Team for over 20 years dating back to Pre-Merger Compaq.

More information is available by contacting the CloudCover website at or by sending email to

About EDU Engines

Education Engines is based in Palo Alto, California and specializes in providing IT solutions for Public Sector institutions including colleges, universities and state and local government. EDU Engines brings a wide range of technologies to the table including networking, storage, server and desktop virtualization. Backing up mission critical data to the Cloud and offering disaster recovery and business continuity services is the logical extension of EDU Engine's data center services. Please contact Scott Holmgren at for additional information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Bob Skiba
    Pileus Consulting LLC
    (281) 216-9190
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