Bull's Eye Award: Innovator of the Year

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    Leah Gabriel Nurik

    | Posted 2009-12-16
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Troubadour
Troubadour is capitalizing on the cloud by providing VARs and end-user customers with an infrastructure-as-a-service computing model that reduces IT costs and frees up resources so companies can focus on their core competencies. Troubadour’s VAR and manufacturing partners are giddy with delight as the cloud computing company expands their channel’s market opportunity by freeing up corporate tech spend so VARs can sell more high-value tech projects.

Troubadour’s infrastructure-as-a-service model, offered through its Virtual Data Center (VDC), allows organizations to outsource the commodity aspects of their environments like server maintenance, storage growth, duplication, replication and backups. Troubadour bills its cloud computing solutions as a service at a fixed monthly subscription rate, which, the company says, can reduce capital expenditure anywhere between 30 to 50 percent.

Troubadour’s VDC combines SaaS and virtualization technologies with 24/7 monitoring. Customers can also customize dashboard views to see the entire environment. Troubadour’s VDC options include VDC Host, which provides individual virtual server sessions to support multiple operating systems and applications; VDC Blade for testing and developing environments that need to scale multiple servers; and VDR Target for the off-site replication of core servers and data.

Troubadour invested more than $1 million to create its Virtual Data Center and cloud computing offerings (the company anticipates a return by Q3 2010). The company sells through resellers and targets all sizes of businesses, from the SMB to the Fortune 500.

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