(Gawkwire) – Xtium, Inc., a leading enterprise software and solutions company providing managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services, today announced its new partnership with SHI, a global provider of information technology products and services. SHI will offer Xtium’s cloud services to existing and future customers.
“Companies are eager to take advantage of new technologies to improve productivity, mobility and collaboration,” said Jim Kirby, Executive Vice President of Sales, Xtium. “To do this, more and more are turning to IT service providers. Through our partnership with SHI we hope to help more businesses obtain access to top-notch cloud and IT solutions.”
According to Xtium’s recent survey with Spiceworks of U.S. IT pros, 16% of the 474 surveyed indicated they plan to use a managed cloud hosting provider to support their IT infrastructure in the next year, and 37% are thinking about this type of solution. This number is expected to increase as companies look to balance IT workloads and see managed services as a viable option.
“Xtium’s managed cloud services certainly benefit customers that want to focus on their core business, not managing IT infrastructure,” said Ed McNamara, Director of Marketing and Communications, SHI. “We are excited to see a partnership come to fruition and to work on joint opportunities.”
The partnership with SHI is just one example of Xtium’s growing channel partner program. If you are interested in becoming a partner please visit http://www.xtium.com/partners.
Xtium is a leading enterprise software and solutions company innovating managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services. We offer companies the most secure virtual private cloud experience with guaranteed application performance across the network. Our architecture is flexible, allowing customers to remain in control. We are the only enterprise service company certified to deliver, SAP®, VMware® and Riverbed® technologies. To learn more, please visit http://www.xtium.com.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $ billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry’s most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over ,600 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 17th among CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.SHI.com.