IceWEB Inc., provider of unified data storage appliances for cloud and virtual environments, announced Tuesday that it has entered into the partner program for Rackspace Hosting, provider of cloud computing offerings. This relationship is designed to add mutual value for IceWEB and Rackspace and to increase targeted exposure and reputation for both companies.
With the launch of IceCLOUD, IceWEB expands its cloud storage capability by providing a complete end-to-end storage and disaster recovery solution for mid-enterprise organizations. Customers can now implement IceWEB's unified storage appliances and replicate their mission critical data offsite to IceWEB's IceCLOUD using IceWEB's IceSTORM Operating System for disaster recovery and continuity of operations, from a single pane of glass. The turnkey solution brings added simplicity, ease-of-use, convenience, and total storage integration to resource-strapped mid-market organizations and enterprise data centers alike.
"Rackspace brings world-class cloud storage to IceWEB's robust unified storage offering," said Christopher Rajiah, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Rackspace. "Through this collaboration, IceWEB is able to gain an additional competitive advantage."
"As part of IceWEB's growth strategy, expansion into cloud storage is a natural fit that's highly complementary to our award-winning unified storage appliances and award-winning replication capabilities," said Steven Toole, IceWEB's chief marketing officer. "IceCLOUD instantly addresses the mid-market's rapidly growing demand for simplified cloud storage. By offering the complete solution for tier 1 and tier 2 local storage in the data center, combined with IceSTORM's replication capability and now a cloud storage offering with IceCLOUD, IceWEB has positioned itself squarely at the intersection of three explosive markets: Unified storage, replication and cloud storage."
IceWEB's appliances along with IceCLOUD storage hosting are available through IceWEB's network of qualified partners nationwide.