Persbericht: 28. mei 2009

HP and Cobweb to Offer Private-label Hosted Solutions for Value-added Resellers

HP’s collaboration with Cobweb will provide U.K.-based channel partners the opportunity to enter the growing cloud market by offering new hosted solutions that allow customers to take advantage of monthly subscriptions. This eliminates the need for upfront capital expenditures and instead converts them to operating expenses.


Private-label hosted solutions available through this agreement include Microsoft® Exchange Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Windows® SharePoint Services and Microsoft email archiving – some of today’s fastest-growing hosted services.
“Small and midsize organizations can lower costs and optimize staff resources with these new hosted solutions," said Lisa Wolfe, manager, Worldwide Midmarket Strategy and Marketing, Technology Solutions Group, HP. “HP and Cobweb are helping channel partners deliver a broader range of offerings with the hosted services and remain trusted technology advisors for their customers.”
Cobweb’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings run on reliable, energy-efficient HP BladeSystem and HP ProLiant servers.


“Our collaboration with HP helps VARs deliver best-in-class solutions and services that enable customers to streamline their operations and cut costs,” said Mark Adams, managing director, Cobweb. “Our new SaaS offerings are the next step in empowering the channel to grow their businesses.”(1)
“We have been watching the evolution of the cloud computing environment for several years now and wondering which supplier would crack the code on building a comprehensive strategy for its customers, including its channel (which is not easy to do),” said Christina Richmond, channels analyst, IDC. “HP gets the prize for first to market with an overarching approach that benefits HP, its customers and channel partners.”


Pricing and availability
HP and Microsoft hosted offerings and pricing options are available today in the United Kingdom through Cobweb. More information is available at www.cobweb.com/HP. More information on the SaaS sales tools and training options developed by HP is available at www.hp.com/partners/us/cloud.


About Cobweb Solutions
Cobweb has been one of Europe’s leading providers of Hosted Microsoft Exchange Services since 1996. Cobweb is ISO27001, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited and is a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner with five core competencies.
The company offers SaaS services including Hosted Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with mobile and archival solutions, and white-label hosting for reseller and referral partners.

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