ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(independenceIT® (iIT), provider of the complete Cloud Workspace™, today announced its acquisition of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Veddio Cloud Solutions, a cloud services management platform and aggregator for managed services providers (MSP). The acquisition broadens independenceIT’s customer base and enables channel partners of all sizes to reap the business-enabling benefits of the cloud through simple, intuitive management tools. The terms of the acquisition were not publicly disclosed.)--
“This is an exciting opportunity as Veddio’s platform has been validated by an industry leader in independenceIT”
“This is an exciting opportunity as Veddio’s platform has been validated by an industry leader in independenceIT,” said Todd B. Myers, Veddio’s co-founder and CEO, who will now take the position of chief operating officer with independenceIT. “An integrated solution from the two companies will provide the marketplace with the means to easily control all of their cloud services from an intuitive dashboard.”
Developing a comprehensive cloud strategy is a multi-layered, complex undertaking for VARs, MSPs, ISVs and ISPs. Application virtualization and user and policy management are two primary challenges that are seamlessly addressed by iIT’s Cloud Workspace solution. The Veddio Cloud Dashboard (VCD) simplifies cloud services management and introduces the ability to easily combine any cloud or Internet-based service to create bundles of cloud offerings thus enabling channel partners to establish a unique footprint for their cloud offerings. Together, Veddio’s innovative VCD and iIT’s Cloud Workspace offer a complete end-to-end solution: from the initial service request, through service fulfillment and ongoing systems management.
Another added benefit of iIT’s acquisition of Veddio is that the union of their innovative solutions makes it easy for channel partners to market and manage all of their cloud services. The VCD unified platform enables channel partners to provision and manage multiple cloud products, improving support and enhancing efficiency. The platform is an invaluable part of client service for channel partners offering seamless integration to popular professional service automation (PSA) applications. iIT’s Cloud Workspace is a perfect complement to this functionality as its cloud computing platform delivers over 350 mission-critical business applications to its customers. End users will soon be able to access an intuitive interface that allows them to pick and choose the exact applications and services their businesses needs to succeed.
“Veddio’s strong channel program – featuring over 150 partners – aligns perfectly with our focus on the reseller market,” said independenceIT CEO and co-founder Charles Buck. “Integrating VCD allows iIT to offer our channel partners an unprecedented opportunity to combine the Cloud Workspace with popular services and software offered by other, complimentary cloud vendors.” The acquisition brings two of the hottest cloud services companies together at a time when cloud computing adoption is at its apex. iIT experienced significant growth in 2011 on the strength of a mid-year shift to channel-only sales enabled by best of breed partners such as AIR Technology Services, GreenPages, EarthLink, Australian Cloud, VerdTek and others. Veddio brings over 150 partners to iIT as well as the services of its key staff. Stonly Baptiste, Veddio co-founder and CTO, will join Myers on the iIT executive team as the company’s Executive Vice President of Technology / Innovation.
Veddio (www.veddio.com) is a cloud services management platform and aggregator for Managed Service Providers (MSP), System Integrators/ISPs/VARs, and Software Companies with cloud infrastructure and cloud solutions to significantly enhance their product and service offerings. Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Veddio’s suite of products includes, VPS, VoIP, Online Backup, Exchange, Hosting, SharePoint, and Remote Apps available in easy to manage cloud bundles or a la carte using their Veddio Cloud Dashboard (VCD).
independenceIT (iIT) is the information technology services company for VARs, ISVs and MSPs that work with organizations of 1,000 employees or less. iIT enables organizations to rapidly transition away from traditional IT and quickly realize the cost savings and operational advantages of the cloud. For more than a decade, iIT has successfully delivered the complete cloud workspace, providing all applications required to manage enterprise technology needs. Please visit www.independenceit.com for additional information.