Zones, Inc., an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Excellence in Operations award, a company incorporated in 1988 and headquartered in Auburn, Washington, has debuted its Cloud Marketplace. Zones Cloud Marketplace is a cloud-specific portal that extends Zones’ automated procurement site, ZonesConnect.
The Cloud Marketplace would be unique, in that customers can provision their cloud solutions and workloads in real time, enabling the self-service and self-direction needed to rapidly scale their organizations’ cloud workloads up or down.
With the Zones Cloud Marketplace, customers are able to select and provision the resources that best fit their business needs for security, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), virtual machines, and communication and collaboration solutions. The Zones Cloud Marketplace features technologies from leading providers including Adobe, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Symantec and VMware.
“CustomerConnect is the perfect venue to announce the Zones Cloud Marketplace,” said Jon Allen, vice president of Partner and Product Marketing at Zones. “Our customers require the ability to strategically manage their cloud resources with real-time provisioning, while having a single pane of glass to effectively manage their cloud workloads. The Zones Cloud Marketplace is the next step in the evolution of Zones’ expansive cloud offerings.”
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The Zones Cloud Marketplace offers automated provisioning as well as integrated migration and management capabilities supporting multiple cloud solutions. Zones provides enhanced capabilities to migrate Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, and is recognized by Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Provider 1 Tier partner.
Zones teamed with ComputeNext, a cloud marketplace software provider, to develop the Zones Cloud Marketplace. ComputeNext’s Cloud Marketplace Platform enables businesses to search, discover, procure and provision globally available cloud infrastructure and software services.