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25 March 14

Virtacore Leverages Cisco UCS; Why buy the cow?

STERLING, VA – March 25th, 2014 – Virtacore, a leading cloud services provider specializing in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions utilizing VMware, is enabling organizations to leverage Enterprise Cisco UCS blade technology without the large upfront capital expenditures required to build, deploy and manage such an enterprise architecture.  The UCS provides Virtacore and its clients embedded management of all software and hardware components as well as unparalleled performance, scale and costs.

“Every mid-market and enterprise organization is deciding whether to purchase the Cisco UCS platform to take advantage of the performance and flexibility, but the costs and learning curve can have an impact to deployment cycles and the business. Virtacore has delivered the Cisco UCS platform in a way that’s easy to access and affordable to organizations of all sizes.  “Why buy the cow?” is what we are saying.  Businesses today are facing increasing pressures to control IT costs while at the same time providing more reliable solutions.  The re-investing, care and feeding that go into such a sophisticated solution is very high. It is infinitely scalable, high performance, well priced and runs a 99.999% uptime with 24×7 support included from Virtacore,” said Michael Grant, VP of Sales & Marketing at Virtacore.  He added, “Many of our customers came to us with similar problems: large capital expense to refresh or upgrade infrastructure, high cost to manage their current infrastructure and limitations of existing datacenter including, power, redundancy and space.”

With these common concerns, mid-market and enterprise organizations have been turning to Virtacore’s Enterprise stack for a one-stop solution. “When you look at traditional costs of investing into more compute, storage and datacenter, it is much easier to leverage Virtacore’s Enterprise stack which includes Cisco UCS, VMware, NetApp, Nimble and Equinix,” says Bill Thompson, VP of Engineering at Virtacore.  “We can give you completely dedicated Cisco UCS environments or multi-tenant versions, you have multiple performance tiers of storage, managed back-ups as well a DRaaS options.  The UCS not only makes my team better able to support our growing client base of 24x7x365 users but it allows me to better keep the cloud tuned and performing optimally.  I am confident there are few, if any, providers with the level, scale and support Virtacore has with our Cisco UCS cloud.”

To learn more about Virtacore’s Solutions, visit www.virtacore.com or contact a member of the Virtacore team at (888)573-7837. 

About Virtacore

Virtacore is a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure solutions utilizing VMware and built on best-of-class cloud enterprise platform technologies including Cisco’s UCS Flexpod and Nimble Storage. With over twelve years of experience in cloud and Internet services, Virtacore has a long history of providing cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions to meet the critical needs of clients. Based in Sterling, Virginia, Virtacore is wholly owned by IKANO Communications and backed by Insight Venture Partners. To learn more about Virtacore, visit www.virtacore.com or follow us on twitter @virtacore.

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