Dell to Deliver Cloud Hosting Services in Canada

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As the newest addition to its recently announced public cloud partner program, Dell has announced a partnership with PEER 1 Hosting. The hosting provider, based in Vancouver, Canada, will help Dell provide its Canadian customers with cloud hosting services.

Customers can immediately start to purchase products from PEER 1 Hosting through their Dell sales representative.

cloud-hosting-canadaThe partnership for delivery of cloud hosting services is part of Dell’s launch earlier this year of the Dell Cloud Partner Program, that delivers public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) through an ecosystem of hosting partners. Acting as a single-source hosting supplier, Dell will offer customers a choice of vendors and technology, freedom from lock-in to a single cloud hosting platform or pricing model and a central point of cloud solution integration and control. Sales of Dell’s current in-house multi-tenant public cloud IaaS will be discontinued in the U.S. in favor of best-in-class partner offerings.

PEER 1 Hosting

“Our customers are asking for cloud hosting solutions to meet their business and technology needs from providers who are focused and responsive,” says Jeremy Ford, Executive Director, Cloud Services, Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, Dell. “Dell’s public cloud model stresses choice combined with cohesive management. PEER 1 Hosting delivers a leading cloud hosting offering to the Canadian market, and their dedication and service to their customers brings added value to our Cloud Partner Program.”

“PEER 1 Hosting is pleased to be a part of this strategic alliance with Dell,” says Michael Mayer, Global Channel Director, PEER 1 Hosting. “We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Dell for hardware and software solutions, and we believe that, together, we can offer our customers unparalleled service in Canada. Canada is one of our fastest growing regions in the world when it comes hosting, and we are confident that our combined sales teams can help customers recognize the true potential of cloud computing.”

PEER 1 Hosting was founded in 1999 and has 19 datacenters and 21 points of presence  worldwide. The company serves more than 13,000 customers on a global scale. With European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, Peer 1 Hosting is specialized in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services.

The Dell Cloud Partner Program was launched in May this year, with three initial cloud hosting partners in North America. These partners were: Joyent, ScaleMatrix and ZeroLag.