iland Wins Two VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year 2011 Awards – Global and Americas

Collaboration, thought-leadership and agility contribute to iland winning Americas award two years in a row

Houston, TX – February 15, 2012 – ilandInternet Solutions, a leading provider of hosted VMware® global cloud computing infrastructure, was awarded VMware Service Provider Program Partner of the Year (VSPP) 2011 Global and Americas at VMware Partner Exchange 2012. This is the second consecutive year that iland has won the Americas award. These awards recognize the company’s thought-leadership in the virtualization space and its initiatives in the development of enterprise-class solutions. The VSPP awards are testament to the unique and collaborative relationship the two companies share as well as iland’s drive toward innovation and accessibility to businesses of all sizes.

“We’re delighted to receive VMware’s Service Provider Program Partner of the Year Global and Americas 2011 awards,” said Scott Sparvero, CEO and co-founder of iland. “We work very closely with VMware to leverage many of their products including VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Connector and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. The close collaboration between our companies has resulted in a successful working relationship that has contributed to the growth of both organizations. We are laser focused on continuing the development of our relationship and the mutual benefits it brings.”

2011 saw a marked uptake in cloud services across many industries worldwide. The iland/VMware partnership capitalized on the opportunities that presented – in particular cloud hosting solutions for enterprise production, test and development, SaaS and disaster recovery. Winning these awards is confirmation that these leading-edge solutions are contributing to the success of our mutual customers and partners. iland provides an entire infrastructure solution including redundant, standby resources based on industry-leading VMware products in seven high-availability cloud computing datacenters across North America and Europe. Through our Partner Program, our partners are able to deliver iland cloud solutions and gain market share in the quickly evolving cloud space. The program is designed to enhance their value proposition by reducing time to market and helping them build a sustainable cloud services practice.

“iland worked diligently during 2011 to ensure the success of our partners and customers,” said Scott Sparvero, CEO and co-founder of iland. “Our marketing, sales, support and development teams worked closely with their VMware counterparts, using VMware technology to develop and bring solutions to market quickly and successfully and efficiently deploy them. In addition, I’d like to acknowledge our customers who have been instrumental to our success. We look forward to continue our close working relationships with them, and help them achieve their business objectives in 2012.”

iland is participating in a panel session on Wednesday, February 15 at 4.15pm entitled “Real-World Cloud Experiences: Service Providers Share Best Practices for Delivering Public and Hybrid Cloud Services” being held in Lando 4305. Along with other panel members, Dante Orsini, VP Business Development at iland will discuss the lessons that leading providers of VMware vCloud Powered services such as iland have learned when deploying public and hybrid IaaS solutions. The discussion will cover customer trends and the rationale for shifting workloads to a compatible public cloud, the technical challenges faced, critical capabilities of cloud solutions and the value being delivered to customers.

About iland
iland Internet Solutions, the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) Partner of the Year for the Americas, provides hosted cloud infrastructure services in North America and Europe that enable customers to leverage enterprise class infrastructure in the form of virtual datacenters with flexible billing and capacity models. Solutions include secure hosted environments for virtual servers and desktops, test and development, cloud-based disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud services to maximize the value of existing VMware based environments. For more information, please visit www.iland.com.

About VMware Partner Exchange 2012
VMware Partner Exchange 2012 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 170 breakout sessions and an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver next generation enterprise hybrid cloud solutions to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com