SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SHI International Corp., one of North America's top 20 largest IT solutions providers, today unveiled the SHI Cloud Marketplace, an online portal where customers can securely source, procure, and manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions from leading cloud service providers. The SHI Cloud Marketplace, in combination with SHI’s traditional hardware and software offerings, allows SHI customers to consolidate their cloud computing subscription model from one with many individual providers to one with a single trusted procurement and management infrastructure.
Side-by-side cost and feature comparisons of service offerings on the SHI Cloud Marketplace enable users to easily optimize, select, deploy, and redeploy their choices to match changing business requirements. Once selected, the SHI Cloud Marketplace handles registration and guides deployment.
“Many of our customers expect cloud computing to cut costs and provide agility, but finding the best option can be a time consuming and expensive process,” said Thai Lee, President and CEO of SHI International Corp. “Many cloud platforms provide only half the equation. They either detail the cloud products available but don’t allow users to complete a purchase, or they provide a select set of subscription-based services without comparisons to other vendors. SHI’s new Cloud Marketplace, however, offers the ability to compare, select, deploy, and manage subscription services in a portal that promotes speed, agility, and choice. Adding the Cloud Marketplace to SHI’s traditional IT offerings enables customers to track all of their software, hardware, and cloud-based infrastructure through a single, trusted partner to help monitor overall spend, reduce redundant purchases, and mitigate the risk of non-compliance.”
Unlike similar competitive solutions, SHI Cloud Marketplace customers have access to SHI’s volume licensing experts who can both recommend the best options and help ensure compliance with existing volume licensing programs.
At launch, the SHI Cloud Marketplace will include offerings from Amazon (AWS), Rackspace, Microsoft (Windows Azure), VMware (vCHS), HP Cloud, and SHI Cloud. In the future, SHI expects to expand the number of cloud partners available through Cloud Marketplace to provide customers with more solutions that meet their desired functionality and performance.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 2,400 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.SHI.com.