Backbone supports the UK Ecosystem built on Hexagrid’s cloud computing platform

September 29th, 2011 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform

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London, United Kingdom, July 28, 2011 – Hexagrid, a leading developer of cloud enablement solutions, announces Backbone Connect as a new datacentre partner joining Link47, a European-based information technology distributor, and Compare the Cloud, a comprehensive cloud consultancy, to expand the ecosystem built to simplify cloud adoption for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) market.

“Solution cost, complexity, and quality are common delays in cloud adoption by the SMB market,” says Ian Siebert, Director of Link47. “We are excited to unite top-to-bottom players in the cloud ecosystem with the common goal of making cloud adoption easier and more accessible for the U.K. SMB market. The addition of Backbone Connect supports this goal by making datacentre resources more affordable for companies choosing to grow their business with cloud.”

Over the past 5 years, Backbone Connect has quickly grown into a leading colocation provider in London with more than 500 colocation cabinets across 7 U.K. datacentre facilities. From its offices in London and Surrey, Backbone Connect delivers a complete range of colocation and WAN infrastructure solutions, and now offers discounted colocation, internet access and MPLS network services for any business building a cloud on Hexagrid’s award winning VxDatacenter platform.

“Thus far we have focused on providing colocation and network services to U.K. cloud service providers and corporate enterprises,” says Terry Pullin, Director of Cloud Computing at Backbone Connect Ltd. “The addition of Hexagrid’s VxDatacenter product is the next step in our commitment to be the largest provider of cloud computing enablement solutions in the UK with additional depth to the solutions we can offer both existing and new cloud service providers.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Hexagrid,” says David McLeod, Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships at Backbone Connect. “The combination of high-class U.K. datacentre facilities, core MPLS Networks, and experience in the U.K. cloud market perfectly positions us to expand our service offering with a VxDatacenter cloud-in-the-box solution.”

Backbone Connect’s ‘cloud-in-a-box’ campaign provides quick setup of colocation, internet access and MPLS as a cost effective package for any business launch a cloud on Hexagrid VxDatacenter platform. This comprehensive ‘Cloud-in-a-box’ solution is available directly through Backbone Connect or through Link47, a European-based information technology distributor. The combination of Backbone Connect, Link47, and Compare the Cloud promises to expand the U.K. cloud ecosystem delivering high-value Hexagrid cloud solutions to regional SMBs.

“From the beginning, we were developing VxDatacenter as a comprehensive virtualization and cloud management tool that would benefit the entire IT delivery channel from the largest of providers to the smallest of end-users and every business in between,” says Dave Rokita, Vice President of Technology Operations at Hexagrid Computing. “The U.K. cloud ecosystem exemplifies how the IT delivery channel can maintain its identity in a cloud computing environment.”

“As we continue to discuss cloud alternatives with datacentre providers, channel partners, and business end-users it becomes increasingly clear that Hexagrid’s cloud computing platform is the best solution for mutual business success,” says Daniel Thomas, Director of Compare the Cloud. “Many companies react with a ‘too good to be true’ response, and with the addition of Backbone Connect, ‘too good to be true’ just got better for companies ready to capitalize on cloud.”

About Backbone Connect

Backbone Connect delivers a complete range of cloud computing and business infrastructure solutions designed to keep data safe and on the move quickly. From Colocation in the UK’s leading datacentres to wide area networking, high performance business internet access and virtual platforms, Backbone Connect delivers industry leading service levels and expert advice with the creative connected approach. For more information about Backbone Connect, please visit

About Link47

Link47 Limited is a European SMB IT Distributor focusing on IT security, CRM / Database Management and innovative Internet Technology solutions. With a base of over 200+ partners across the UK and other parts of Europe we are well situated to provide supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers.

About Compare the Cloud is one of the most comprehensive cloud comparison services in the UK, committed to finding you the right solutions at the best price, and dedicated to saving you time and money without locking you into one vendor. We aim to continually evolve our cloud products and service offerings, so we’re always at the forefront of the cloud comparison industry, helping you make an informed choice. To ensure that our customers find the right cloud services at the right price, we work with a range of trusted providers and internet service providers to provide a real breadth of coverage across the marketplace.

About Hexagrid Computing

As a leading developer of IT infrastructure software solutions, Hexagrid Computing Inc. built the first cloud enabling platform directly aligned with real-world IT delivery models—a revolutionary approach to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that truly simplifies virtual IT management. Hexagrid provides all the software and support that IT organizations need to successfully build private/public clouds to fit their specific business and end-user requirements. It’s Your Cloud, Own It! From basic everyday computing to intensive high-powered operations, Hexagrid IaaS cloud computing solutions enable companies to immediately generate profits by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.

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