The agreement encourages Microsoft MSPs and VARs in the United States to put their customers' solutions in Cbeyond's cloud. In turn, Cbeyond will provide those partners with its TotalCloud Partner Edition cloud platform, which enables private, public and hybrid cloud deployments based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012.
The new alliance "lets us address the needs of more SMBs seeking to create and maintain the right technology infrastructure for their business," said Greg Treanor, vice president of Cbeyond channel partner and IT consultancy RoseBud Technologies. RoseBud Technologies is a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner and Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner.
TotalCloud features components such as virtual computer and storage bundles, security options for compliance support, integrated network connectivity, self-service applications, dedicated and shared storage, and more.