Colo5 Partners with Appcore® to Launch Colo5 Cloud in Hardened Data Center

Des Moines, IA – Thursday, October 18, 2012

Appcore®, provider of the industry’s only complete automated cloud computing platform, today announced Jacksonville, Fla.-based Colo5 Disaster Recovery Center has selected the Appcore Onsite™ system to power their new cloud computing product, making simple and flexible private, public and hybrid cloud services available to businesses of any size in Colo5′s highly secure, high-availability data center. 

Appcore’s fully automated platform expands Colo5′s product line with a complete, ready-to-launch system that makes it fast and easy for any business to get up and running on the cloud in just days. Appcore’s simple to use, pre-configured solution eliminates the complexity of cloud technology, implementation and management, providing Colo5 customers with an intuitive user interface and automated provisioning tools to streamline cloud and IT operations with a self-service system backed by end-to-end management and support.

As a premier independent data center, Colo5 offers secure and hardened colocation, disaster recovery and cloud services to customers nationwide with state-of-the-art security, redundant power systems and a robust fiber network optimized for performance and speed. The company’s core infrastructure is rated to withstand a Category 5 hurricane to ensure maximum reliability and peace of mind, and its data centers accommodate the changing power density and cooling needs of the colocation market while maintaining consistently superior levels of customer service and support.

The new Appcore partnership enables Colo5 to deliver leading-edge IT services for its customers, while capturing new business and additional revenue by offering a highly sought-after, value-added service.

“Adding cloud to our offering enables us to provide a more comprehensive experience for our clients that makes us a much more valuable business partner with business continuity, disaster recover, telecom and cloud, all under one umbrella,” said Ernie Bono, VP of cloud services with Colo5. “Appcore clearly understands the business of cloud computing, providing a comprehensive, robust product that deploys and scales quickly. And, it provides the built-in automation and management services our customers need.”

In evaluating cloud solution partners, Bono said Appcore’s complete solution at an affordable price, backed by the company’s commitment to 24/7 dedicated customer service, stood out as core differentiators. “We were impressed by the comprehensive solution that enabled us to roll out and monetize fast,” he said. “And, the Launch to Cloud Appstore is a unique product that makes it easy for our customers to put cloud technology to work quickly.”

Appcore’s fully integrated Appstore with Launch to Cloud™ automatic application deployment, provides rapid launch of business services and applications, like Microsoft’s Exchange and SharePoint, Sugar CRM, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, along with numerous server, backup and gaming apps, all architected and optimized for compatibility and reliability in the Appcore cloud environment.

Behind the scenes, Appcore’s custom-built architecture is optimized specifically to support its cloud platform. Built-in business services and business intelligence tools enable Colo5 to accurately capture, analyze and bill for customer usage, with robust, automated tracking and reporting of resource consumption, network monitoring and built-in billing and payment protocols.

“Appcore automates the business of cloud computing, providing the only complete cloud platform on the market that combines the hardware infrastructure, software and business services with automated provisioning in a fully converged system,” said Brian Donaghy, Appcore founder and CEO. “We’re very pleased to work with Colo5 to provide this complete portfolio of services that makes it both efficient and profitable for Colo5 to offer world-class cloud services for their customers.”

For more information about the Appcore cloud services solution, visit www.appcore.com.

About Appcore
Appcore® automates the business of cloud computing®.

Appcore delivers local cloud infrastructure for Enterprise Private Clouds and Service Provider Public Clouds. Appcore Onsite™ is a converged platform of architecture, automation, administration and appstore designed to be roll-in ready, accelerating the deployment and automating the operations of cloud environments. Appcore simplifies the complexity of cloud technology for data centers, telcos, software vendors, and enterprises with flexible and scalable best practice solutions, backed by end-to-end management and support. Headquartered in Des Moines, IA with offices in Hong Kong, Manila, and Singapore, Appcore delivers the business of cloud computing worldwide. In 2012, Appcore was named the fastest-growing company in mid-America by Five Elms Capital. www.appcore.com