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Terrapin Solutions Partners With The Planet to Offer Cloud Services

August 3, 2010 by  

Web Host ServicesHOUSTON – The Planet, the global hosting leader, today announced that Terrapin Solutions, a Cloud Services Master Agency, is the company’s newest Charter Referral Partner, and joins its select portfolio of top-tier referral agents within the Partner Plus program. Through the partnership, The Planet is now the preferred cloud infrastructure provider recommended by Terrapin to its extensive network of more than 1,000 agents.

Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Terrapin Solutions designs cloud solutions for businesses, based on technologies from cloud telephony, cloud computing and managed services providers. The company follows a consultative business model that focuses on designing optimal technology solutions that benefit both the client’s productivity and bottom line. Areas of focus include hosted voice-over-IP (VoIP), SIP trunking, cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, call center operations and outsourced IT helpdesks.


“We provide enhanced value to our clients by maintaining a limited number of cloud solution providers in our portfolio that we believe are the best in the business,” said Andrew Pryfogle, president and CEO of Terrapin Solutions. “In our search for a cloud infrastructure provider, we evaluated a number of companies, and The Planet stood above the rest. They have a great reputation in the industry for the quality of their network and security of their data centers. They also have a channel-friendly model that works well with our business, as well as a commitment to training their agents for success, which dovetails nicely with our philosophy. Combined with the extensive knowledge base of our management team, we are even better equipped to solve the IT business problems of our customers.”

“Our Charter Referral Partner program is reserved for the select few partners who have demonstrated an ability to sell complex cloud infrastructure solutions and are committed to building a significant revenue base with The Planet,” said Thomas S. Blair, vice president of Global Sales with The Planet. “Terrapin’s laser focus on cloud services perfectly aligns with The Planet’s portfolio of cloud and hosting solutions, which are built on our industry-leading customer service, network and data centers.  Our Server Cloud provides predictable pricing, dedicated compute resources and reliability. Combined with Terrapin’s high-touch channel support model and commitment to training their agent community, we expect great returns from this relationship.”

About Terrapin Solutions
Terrapin Solutions is a Cloud Services Master Agent that identifies “Best-of-Breed” Cloud solution providers. These include Cloud Telephony (Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, Call Center), Cloud Computing (Desktop/Server Virtualization) and Managed Services (Outsourced IT/Helpdesk). Terrapin’s management team is comprised of sales, marketing and thought leaders in the Cloud, with real-world experience of solving real problems for real business customers.  At Terrapin, the Cloud is not just theory; their heads have been in the Cloud for over 10 years.

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 18,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 12 million Web sites worldwide.  Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support.  With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses.

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