Egenera Honored as Coolest Cloud Vendor by CRN®

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Egenera to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2017 list. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software.

The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors are selected by the CRN editorial team for their creativity and innovation in product development, the quality of their services and partner programs, and their demonstrated ability to help customers benefit from the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and budgetary savings that cloud computing offers.

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In addition to recognizing cloud technology suppliers for outstanding products and services, the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the cloud market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the cloud services vendors that can best help them improve or expand their cloud services.

Egenera was chosen by CRN to honor its Xterity Cloud Services, one of the few wholesale managed cloud services on the market today. Xterity is sold exclusively through the channel and was designed from the ground up with product features and programs to make selling, deploying and managing cloud services easy and extremely profitable for partners – far more so than the major (commodity) cloud vendors.

Xterity Cloud Services combine the security and reliability of Tier 3 and Tier 3+ datacenters worldwide with enterprise-class hardware and software to deliver wholesale managed private and public cloud IaaS including bare metal, disaster recovery, backup and migration, along with 24x7x365 partner support and assigned account management.

“Cloud-based solutions are now a universal staple of IT services and an integral feature of solution providers’ portfolios,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “It is therefore more important than ever for solution providers to be able to find and choose the best, most capable cloud vendors to partner with. CRN’s annual list of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors helps them identify and engage these expert suppliers in order to grow and strengthen their cloud businesses. Congratulations to all the vendors on our 2017 list, which have distinguished themselves in this extremely competitive and essential technology area.”

“2016 was a year of tremendous momentum for Egenera. Our Xterity wholesale managed cloud services were widely adopted by a record number of end users worldwide via our ever-expanding partner network. Today, more than 175 service provider channel partners offer Xterity due to its extremely high margins, brandable offerings, self-service intuitive interface, fast time to revenue and channel-only model,” said Pete Manca, President and CEO of Egenera.

The new 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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Egenera is a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel. Xterity, Egenera’s cloud service, offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and cloud migration to partners seeking to deliver monthly recurring revenue cloud services with no upfront costs, and compelling margins. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Egenera hosts Xterity in Tier 3 and Tier 3+ datacenters in Boston, MA, Ashburn, VA, San Jose, CA, London, Dublin(2) and Tokyo. For more information on the company, please visit Follow Egenera on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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