The Planet Taps Terrapin to Sell Cloud IT

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Hosting provider The Planet announced that master agency Terrapin Solutions is the company’s newest Charter Referral Partner in its Partner Plus program for sales of cloud infrastructure services.

“Our Charter Referral Partner program is reserved for the select few partners who have demonstrated an ability to sell complex cloud infrastructure solutions and are committed to building a significant revenue base with The Planet," said Thomas S. Blair, vice president of global sales with The Planet. “Terrapin’s laser focus on cloud services perfectly aligns with The Planet’s portfolio of cloud and hosting solutions, which are built on our industry-leading customer service, network and data centers. Our Server Cloud provides predictable pricing, dedicated compute resources and reliability. Combined with Terrapin’s high-touch channel support model and commitment to training their agent community, we expect great returns from this relationship."

Terrapin Solutions, San Ramon, Calif., designs cloud solutions for businesses, based on technologies from cloud telephony, cloud computing and managed services providers. The company follows a consultative business model that focuses on designing technology solutions that benefit both the client’s productivity and bottom line. Areas of focus include hosted VoIP, SIP trunking, cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, call center operations and outsourced IT helpdesks.

“We provide enhanced value to our clients by maintaining a limited number of cloud solution providers in our portfolio that we believe are the best in the business," said Andrew Pryfogle, president and CEO of Terrapin Solutions. “In our search for a cloud infrastructure provider, we evaluated a number of companies, and The Planet stood above the rest. They have a great reputation in the industry for the quality of their network and security of their data centers. They also have a channel-friendly model that works well with our business, as well as a commitment to training their agents for success, which dovetails nicely with our philosophy. Combined with the extensive knowledge base of our management team, we are even better equipped to solve the IT business problems of our customers."

The Planet offers on-demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 18,000 small and medium businesses and 12 million websites worldwide. Its hosting solutions include dedicated servers, managed dedicated servers, managed hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24/7 support.

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