August 30, 2011 08:30 ET

Venyu Joins the VMware Service Provider Program

Lays Foundation for Launch of Venyu's Cloud-Based Product Offering in Q3 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA and MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Venyu, a leading provider specializing in offsite business continuity, backup, and datacenter solutions, today announced that it is now a member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) as a Premier-level member. As part of the VMware vCloud® initiative, the VSPP is a framework that enables service and hosting providers to consume VMware virtualization solutions in a way that aligns with their business models.

"Venyu has been providing VMware virtualized solutions since 2003, so we took the strategic decision to formalize our relationship," said Scott Thompson, chief executive officer at Venyu. "This will enable better access to VMware solutions and support, helping us to provide even more value and benefits to our customers."

"We are pleased that Venyu has entered the VMware Service Provider Program," said Don Schleicher, Vice President of Cloud and Service Provider Sales, VMware. "VMware is uniquely positioned to help service providers like Venyu develop their own cloud computing business to enable them to increase revenue, differentiate service offerings and accelerate growth opportunities, and we're excited to welcome Venyu into the program."

The VMware Service Provider Program was created for partners who offer cloud computing and/or hosted IT services to enterprise and SMB customers. Through a product subscription model, VSPP provides partners flexibility in offering VMware virtualization solutions, applications and services to their customers with no up-front expense. VSPP creates new opportunities for service providers and helps them expand revenue streams with new lines of business based on VMware product portfolios, including virtualization and cloud infrastructure, cloud application and end-user computing -- setting the foundation for greater profitability and success.

Presence at VMworld 2011
As a member of the VSPP, Venyu will be exhibiting at VMworld 2011 [August 29-September 1 at The Venetian and The Wynn, Las Vegas], the leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure event of the year. In addition to participating in the VSPP Partner Advisory Group, Venyu will offer demonstrations of vSphere 5 and vCloud Director, as well as its own upcoming release of the vCloud-powered VenyuCloud at booth #261. To learn more, email or call 866-978-3698.

About Venyu
Headquartered and battle-tested in Baton Rouge, LA, Venyu is a premier provider of data protection, recovery and availability services that maximize business continuity. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of ROI-focused disaster recovery and backup solutions within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading solutions for online data backup, physical and virtualized recovery, managed hosting, SaaS, and co-location, please visit Your Data Made Invincible™.

VMware and VMware vCloud are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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