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September 07, 2010 08:00 ET

OpSource and COMPUTERLINKS Partner to Deliver Cloud to the UK Channel

COMPUTERLINKS UK Joins the OpSource Partner Ecosystem to Leverage the Power of OpSource Cloud Hosting for Its ALVEA Infrastructure Service

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced that COMPUTERLINKS UK, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, has joined the OpSource Partner Ecosystem and is leveraging OpSource's industry-leading cloud capabilities to power its new ALVEA Infrastructure for the channel. COMPUTERLINKS UK is part of the COMPUTERLINKS Group, which serves thousands of resellers in 18 countries across Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and North America.

COMPUTERLINKS UK's ALVEA Infrastructure is a comprehensive service designed to bring the full benefits of secure on-demand infrastructure to the global enterprise IT channel. The service includes the ability to provision cloud servers, files, and networks in minutes and then to pay only for use. ALVEA Infrastructure provides VARs, OEMs, systems integrators, ASPs, and ISPs with a cloud-based solution designed to meet enterprise-level requirements for security, control, performance, and ease of integration, which they can then deliver to their clients.

With the overwhelming need in the channel for an enterprise-level cloud solution and the immense opportunity for growth, the OpSource Partner Ecosystem helped COMPUTERLINKS UK to reduce significantly the time necessary to bring an enterprise-ready cloud service to market. Additionally, the companies worked closely together to customize technical, sales, and marketing materials, as well as a comprehensive training program for the channel.

"Our ALVEA Infrastructure service is part of a new set of technology service offerings we are bringing to the UK channel," said David Ellis, director of new technologies and services, COMPUTERLINKS. "By joining forces with OpSource to power ALVEA's enterprise-level cloud services, our partners can immediately and cost-effectively begin to develop new revenue opportunities with confidence and security. Initially the service will be available to the UK, but the plan is to roll it out to other territories in the near future."

"Our Partner Ecosystem is critical for delivering value and solutions to enterprise companies and SMBs," said Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource. "We are committed to our partners' success and work hard to accelerate their business, drive new revenue streams, and support them with both our technology and sales and marketing experience. COMPUTERLINKS UK is accustomed to operating at a large scale and has been highly collaborative at every stage of our partnership."

Offering more than traditional hosting services, OpSource provides Application Operations, which includes database management, compliance management, change management, performance management, and application optimization. In 2009, the company introduced OpSource Cloud Hosting, a cloud service offering pay-as-you-go flexibility and 100% availability, as well as high security, control, and support of multi-tenancy.

OpSource recently announced the OpSource Partner Ecosystem, a comprehensive new program designed to enable integrators, developers, ISVs, cloud platform companies, and telecom providers to offer integrated solutions for their joint customers. OpSource's unique offerings address the needs for high security, control, performance, and ease of integration. OpSource believes that more than 50% of its revenue will come from the channel, and has redefined its strategy to better support the needs of enterprises and the channel. The OpSource Partner Ecosystem speeds enterprise adoption of the cloud by reducing the burden of integration, shortening time to market for new services, and lowering the total cost of implementation and ownership for both partners and customers. Since July, more than 50 companies have joined the OpSource Partner Ecosystem.

About OpSource

OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. More than four hundred Software-as-a-Service ISVs, cloud platform providers, carriers and enterprises rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and agility to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. Our industry-leading Application Operations service goes beyond traditional hosting by providing application management, change management, performance management and application optimization. OpSource Cloud™ is the first cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise demands. Founded in 2002, OpSource is SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1 and European Safe Harbor certified and has operations in California, Virginia, UK, Ireland, and India. For more information, please visit www.opsource.net.

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 percent 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.

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Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:

    Eileen Conway
    OpSource, Inc.
    650-245-9015
    econway@opsource.net