Virtus has announced that it has joined the IBM Solutions Store, providing collocation options to complete the stack of offerings within the IBM Solution Store — from the data centre to the application.
IBM’s Solutions Store is a collaborative marketplace for industry leading IBM-focused vendors and end-to-end solutions providers — including managed service providers (MSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), cloud service providers (CSPs) endusers (such as corporate IT departments), and now with the addition of Virtus collocation data centres in London.
Announcing the new move, Virtus CEO Neil Cresswell said, “For most MSPs, ISPs and CSPs the solutions they build within this environment will need a ‘home’ for the servers and networking equipment. That home can now be an IBM Solutions Store London data centreowned and operated by Virtus.
“Virtus already has a thriving community of MSPs, ISVs and CSPs growing in its highly flexible and efficient data centre space in London. So it makes perfect sense to become part of the IBM Solutions community and deliver the high quality collocation facilities these partners need in order to complete their IT projects,” added Cresswell.
For Solution Store endusers, beginning-to-end IBM solutions are now available through IBM and its partners, and for IBM Solution Store partners, efficient, flexible, high-quality connectivity-rich and affordable colocation is available directly from Virtus.
As an IBM Solutions Store Partner, Virtus will offer cooperative and collaborative marketing and business development initiatives with other Solutions Store Partners who provide complementary services such as managed services, or application hosting. Virtus will also offer partners office space and demonstration facilities at its data centres for them and their clients.
Virtus’ track record of not only 100% uptime, but also of successful implementation of data centre environments, matches the quality and commitment of other partners in the IBM Solutions Store. Virtus has helped numerous MSPs, ISVs, and cloud providers to design solutions and then rapidly deploy them.
Flexibility and affordability are high on the list too — with products like the recently launched CoLo-on-Demand; Virtus’ colocation costs were recently reported to be half those of Docklands-based data centres. Building connectivity-rich data centres means that there are also many high quality competitive carriers available at Virtus facilities.
“With our flexible product offerings, unique outer London locations (as little as 0.17 milliseconds round trip latency to London’s financial centres), our eco-efficient designs and the lowest possible TCO in London, Virtus is the ideal colocation partner for IBM-based IT solutions,” said Cresswell.
“Above all we help our partners to find new business opportunities and we pride ourselves in being the most flexible and ‘easy to do business with’ data centre company in London.”