SOURCE: SingleHop


November 20, 2014 09:00 ET

Kingsway America Moves Into SingleHop's Enterprise Cloud

Kingsway Finds Success via Enterprise-Class Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Hosting Services

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - SingleHop, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed hosting, today announced that it has been selected to provide infrastructure for Kingsway America Inc., a local Chicago-based provider of diversified financial services. Kingsway selected SingleHop to provide a fully managed private cloud solution to enable Kingsway to rapidly scale up their infrastructure on demand while still maintaining a small infrastructure team.

"We were looking for someone with a local presence and with a proven track record that would be able to provide a very personal level of service," said Noel Catrambone, Director of IT Infrastructure at Kingsway America Inc. "We found our answer with SingleHop. Right from the start of our relationship it became clear to me that they brought to the table not just a world-class infrastructure, but a team behind it that could deliver the consistent results we required."

Before moving to SingleHop, Kingsway managed their own infrastructure and looked to an outside party in order to scale and grow their business while keeping their team lean and costs down. SingleHop's cloud-enabled managed hosting platform gives them the benefits of adopting the cloud without the loss of control.

To support Kingsway's business model, SingleHop designed, deployed and now manages a powerful, 100% private VMware-based cloud solution. SingleHop's fully managed private cloud solution houses Kingsway's public facing business applications as well as Windows server infrastructure.

"Our orchestration platform, security technology and capabilities make us a perfect provider for financial services players," said Andy Pace, COO of SingleHop. "We are able to provide scalable, flexible managed hosting and cloud infrastructure solutions. This enables financial services organizations to move off-prem without giving up control, compliance or peace of mind."

SingleHop delivers a holistic approach that allows teams, like the one at Kingsway, to concentrate on service delivery instead infrastructure management. All of this, while having the option to scale up or down on a dime.

About SingleHop
SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,500 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.

About Kingsway America, Inc.
Kingsway is a holding company functioning as a merchant bank with a focus on long-term value-creation. The Company owns or controls stakes in several insurance industry assets and utilizes its subsidiaries, 1347 Advisors LLC and 1347 Capital LLC, to pursue opportunities acting as an advisor, an investor and a financier. The common shares of Kingsway are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "KFS."

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