Egenera has announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Portland Europe, a leader in providing high-quality, easy-to-use software and cloud solutions for business use. Portland will deliver Egenera’s Xterity wholesale managed cloud services to its SME customers in the Benelux region.

Portland Europe is one of the leading distributors for value-added resellers and IT managed services providers in the Benelux countries and specializes in delivering IT services and cloud and managed services. Portland provides an extensive toolbox of on-premise and cloud solutions to partners with thousands of endusers. The distribution partnership with Egenera comes as Portland Europe continues to help companies embrace the full potential of the cloud.

“The cloud is the way forward for SMEs to take advantage of hosting applications, disaster recovery, backup, and more," said Kim van Brugge, managing director, Portland Europe. "We are happy to be teaming with Egenera and to continue to strengthen our network of suppliers to ensure we provide the most state-of-the-art technology to enable seamless cloud migrations."

Egenera’s Xterity Cloud Services deliver a full range of dedicated, managed, private and public cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and CloudMigrate? exclusively through the channel. Xterity’s business continuity services deliver on-premise server-to-cloud or cloud-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery. With Xterity, resellers can quickly enter the cloud services market with no up-front capital or ongoing maintenance costs.  Unlike reselling cloud services from large, commodity cloud vendors, Xterity delivers the margins resellers need to develop a profitable cloud services business.

“To say that we are happy to see Xterity offered in the Benelux region is an understatement. Our new partnership with Portland is a key milestone in the adoption of Xterity worldwide,” said Till Brennan, vice president, EMEA, Egenera. “We’re excited about working with Portland to deliver our full range of cloud services to its SME customers.”