SOURCE: Virtacore Systems, Inc.

Virtacore Systems, Inc.

September 01, 2010 08:30 ET

Virtacore Joins VMware vCloud Express™ Program With Launch of First Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering for the Mid-Market

Virtacore Delivers Seamless Scalability, Unified Management Console Across Public and Private Clouds to Answer Mid-Market Companies' Call for 100% Uptime Even During Rapid Growth

STERLING, VA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -  Virtacore Systems, Inc., a leading provider of cloud computing solutions designed for the mid-market, unveiled today its vCore platform, the first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering tailored to meet the swiftly changing needs of mid-market, emerging businesses, independent software vendors (ISVs) and service providers.

Virtacore's vCore platform provides a unified management console and seamless upgrade between VMware vCloud™ Express, a pay-as-you go, on-demand, self-service cloud offering, and private and hybrid VMware-virtualized environments. 

"Growing mid-market companies and smart ISVs and service providers want simple, swift and affordable pathways to the efficiencies of the cloud, but they also don't want to end up underpowered without a clear upgrade option," said Tom Kiblin, CEO of Virtacore. "We're focused on providing this segment not only all of the control and service visibility they require, but a level of support that goes well beyond directing them toward self-service tools."

Virtacore manages over 10,000 virtual environments in state-of-the-art Tier 3 facilities throughout North America. For customer INDUS Corporation, the ability to deploy mission-critical applications and services using both on-premise virtualization and external cloud resources slashed monthly IT operating costs by 30 per cent.

"The solution we've put together working with Virtacore has completely changed our company's IT support without disrupting our business," noted John Foley, Senior IT Manager for INDUS. "Beyond affordability, Virtacore offered the experience, knowledge and quality that we needed in a partner. The ability to support our needs up the stack -- including value-added services such as anti-virus, desktop virtualization and email -- was also a key differentiator."

"Virtacore's solution makes it simple for growing organizations to quickly provision and manage cloud infrastructure based on VMware technology," said Dan Chu, vice president, cloud and infrastructure services, VMware. "As both developer-friendly and right-sized for mid-market companies, we're very pleased to have Virtacore as a VMware vCloud™ Express partner."

Come see these exciting new products at VM World in San Francisco at the Virtacore booth #1701.

About Virtacore Systems
Virtacore Systems, founded in 2000 as Defender Hosting, delivers world-class, cost-effective managed hosting and cloud solutions tailored to each customer's unique needs. Virtacore was acquired in 2009 by IKANO Communications, a leading enabler of Internet services and IP solutions, including Google Apps. Over 10,000 virtual environments are managed by Virtacore in state-of-the-art Tier 3 Equinix facilities throughout North America. Virtacore is one of only five exclusive partners to offer solutions built on VMWare's vCloud Express. Virtacore's customized cloud solutions offer middle market businesses and organizations enterprise-level services and superior customer support.

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