The Quantix Partner Network (QPN) provides an enterprise-grade hosting platform and comprehensive support services for ISVs
New partner network will help Oracle and Microsoft-based software vendors to migrate their applications smoothly, quickly and profitably to a Cloud-based model…
Nottingham, 29 September 2011 – Quantix, part of the Interoute Group, one of the UK’s premier providers of IT solutions and managed Cloud services, has launched a new partner programme to help independent software vendors (ISVs) capitalise on soaring demand for SaaS based applications.
The Quantix Partner Network (QPN) provides an enterprise-grade hosting platform and comprehensive support services for ISVs looking either to migrate existing Oracle or Microsoft-based applications to the Cloud or to develop new Cloud-based applications for commercial delivery.
QPN offers ISV’s a complete set of infrastructural, technical and business benefits, including:
• Nimbus-Q Cloud platform: An application-ready hosting and delivery environment located in two UK data centres, offering outstanding performance, security, flexibility and scalability
• Assured service level agreements: An ISO20000 service management model and seamless business continuity for every Cloud application hosted on the Nimbus-Q platform
• 24/7 technical support: Help with every aspect of the migration, followed by ongoing 24/7 technical and development support from QPN’s team of database and infrastructure experts
• Sales support: Tools and training to help ISVs accelerate demand for their cloud solutions
• Outstanding credentials: Quantix has ISO27001 accreditation for all security, HR and management processes, is an Oracle Platinum Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner, and is cited by Talkin’ Cloud as the UK's no.1 Oracle Platinum Partner offering Cloud services
Huge market opportunity
With Gartner predicting that global sales of SaaS-based enterprise applications will reach $12.1bn this year and $21.3bn by 2015*, there is a huge market opportunity for ISVs who can offer innovative, robust and secure Cloud-based applications.
"The Cloud offers major revenue-generation and market expansion opportunities for ISVs. By leveraging Quantix’s SaaS delivery experience, ISVs can gain significant competitive advantage, reduce go to market investment risk, reach new markets faster, and ultimately accelerate revenue growth," said Andrew Slater, Director of Cloud Services at Quantix.
Quantix are now launching a ‘quick start’ programme for ISV’s who become members of the QPN. This 5 step programme sees Quantix assess their Partners application for cloud readiness, provide a ‘best practice’ design, ensure end-user robustness, support the selling process, and jointly educate the end users. With 2 Partner levels to choose from they hope to have an attractive proposition for all ISV’s regardless of their company size or product maturity.
IDBS, a provider of data analytics software to the healthcare and life sciences sectors, is one of the first ISVs to benefit from QPN’s services. “We’re extremely happy with the SaaS enablement service we have received from Quantix,” said Chris Molloy, VP Corporate Development, IDBS. “We have been able to satisfy our customers’ demand for SaaS while reducing our IT footprint, saving costs.”
Quantix Partner Network is free to join for ISVs developing on Oracle Database or Microsoft SQL Server. Full details can be found at www.quantix-uk.com/partner-network
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres. www.interoute.com
Quantix, part of the Interoute Group, is one of the UK’s premier providers of Managed Cloud Services, Application Managed Services and Infrastructure Solutions for Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors.
Quantix offers a secure, dependable infrastructure and proven application expertise that allow it to deliver a wide portfolio of hosted and on-premise application management services. By taking advantage of these services, Quantix customers are able to de-risk technology investments and realise significant IT cost savings. For more information, visit www.quantix-uk.com.
For further information, please contact Alice Carr, Quantix Marketing
0115 983 6200
* Source: SaaS revenue to reach $12.1bn this year, Business Cloud News, July 7 2011