NetEnrich Launches Cloud Practice for Solution Providers

By Nathan Eddy

IT infrastructure management services provider NetEnrich announced the launch of Cloud Practice, designed to support IT solution providers that have or want to build a full portfolio of cloud computing solutions aimed at small to medium-size businesses. The Cloud Practice uses NetEnrich's Service Delivery framework to remotely manage IT application stacks and databases within private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

Solution providers can use the company’s Cloud Practice to develop their own cloud managed services business, or deliver ongoing managed services for aggregated network, software and other hosted cloud services from vendors or distributors, such as those launched last week at the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit event.

NetEnrich cloud services are delivered via the company's "Closet to Cloud" Service Delivery Framework. The Framework provides solution providers with "single pane of glass" access to an end client's infrastructure and business-critical applications. The fundamental technologies that power this framework include the company’s Services Gateway (NSG) and agent technology, enabling the remote management of any IT infrastructure that exists within a traditional data center (or closet), on-premises at any office location or provisioned from a cloud environment.

NSG provides agentless deployment with built-in discovery capabilities to identify infrastructure and application instances, track and record actions performed, and report on the standardized operating procedures (SOPs) required. In addition, NetEnrich provides ISO 27001-certified Network Operations Center (NOC), 24/7, 365 days per year, with the capability to perform ITIL-based SOPs and full remediation with root cause analysis.

"When managed services are added to a cloud solution sale, it ensures 24/7 management of critical applications and gives the solution provider instant new recurring revenue, which translates to compounded profitability within a matter of months," said NetEnrich CEO Raju Chekuri. "Solution providers play a vital role in bringing cloud services to fast-growing small-to-mid-market enterprises—a segment that is virtually untapped when it comes to operational IT and managed services. All they need is a comprehensive portfolio of services and a credible IT operations back office with the confidence and experience to fully manage larger, more complex IT infrastructures."

NetEnrich partner Stratalux, a solution provider based in Southern California, leverages the Cloud Services Practice in its "Platform-as-a-Service" model. Among the services provided by Stratalux are hosted virtual data centers and cloud managed services. Stratalux also offers a suite of professional services for building cloud environments.

"NetEnrich allows us to quickly scale and provide cloud-based managed services around any hosted infrastructure that we build," said Jeremy Pryzgode, CEO and founder of Stratalux. "One of the things we appreciate most is their ability to work behind our brand, while leveraging their service experience and technical team to provide all of the management."

This article was originally published on 2011-06-08