Appcore® and IP-Converge™ Bring Cloud Computing Offering to Market in the Philippines

Des Moines, IA – Monday, May 21, 2012

Appcore, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service company, today announced their partnership with IP-Converge, a telecommunications and IT provider and data center facility operator in the Philippines, to deliver cloud hosting services in the region.

The solution chosen for deployment was Appcore Onsite™, an IaaS solution which incorporates hardware, software, networking and support into a single cloud computing on-site platform. Appcore Onsite’s easy-to-use software modules include Launch to Cloud™, a one-step process which enables users to provision servers in five minutes and select from a comprehensive store of applications. “Our alliance with Appcore further expands our cloud offerings to meet the demand for enterprise applications that help reduce cost and increase efficiency in today’s challenging business landscape,” comments Reynaldo Huergas, President, IP-Converge. “We are proud to be the first provider in the Philippines to go to market with this solution powered by our state-of-the-art carrier-neutral Internet data center facility.”

The strategic partnership gives Appcore entry into a market which is undergoing rapid increase in demand for affordable cloud-computing solutions.

Brian Patrick Donaghy, CEO of Appcore, said: “Appcore’s cloud platform offerings are unique — as we are the only manufacturer in the industry to combine infrastructure, software services, and automated provisioning as a business solution. We deliver the business of cloud through this integrated suite, helping service providers to speed time-to-market and revenue with a platform of resources and applications to use and a portfolio from which they can sell. We are very happy to be working with the world class IP-Converge team to enable cloud services to the entire region.”

“This cloud solution will be hosted in IPC Data Center in the Philippines and utilize IP-Converge’s robust carrier-neutral network infrastructure,” says Edgar R. Gutierrez, IP-Converge VP for Carrier Relations and Special Projects. “And because our data center sits in a network that is peered with all major telecommunications providers in the Philippines, users will experience high-speed access to their virtual servers and applications, ensuring unhampered operations in their own secure private cloud, regardless of which Internet provider or telco they are subscribed to.”

As a highly-customizable offering, Appcore Onsite helps IP-Converge to meet their corporate initiatives of delivering premium-quality services and a personalized approach to their customer base, while benefiting from a solution that is revenue-ready in 45 days.

About IP-Converge 
IP-Converge is an information technology and telecommunications company, providing local and regional enterprises with managed data services and business solutions certified to international standards — ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 27001:2005 (Information Security Management Systems). It is also the first, and only, Internet data center and Cloud Services Provider listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (pse:’CLOUD’). For more information, visit www.ip-converge.com

About Appcore 
Appcore delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service technology to telcos, data centers, fiber rings and enterprises to enable Public (service provider) and Private (enterprise) cloud environments. The company’s flagship product, Appcore Onsite, is a certified, integrated stack of hardware and software systems designed to be data center roll-in ready, accelerating the deployment of cloud environments. For more information, visitwww.appcore.com