Zenith Infotech Helps the Channel 'Get Smart' About Cloud Computing With SMB-Focused Solution

CEO Akash Saraf tours U.S. to reveal opportunities associated with delivering high-performance, scalable and cost-effective cloud solutions

Jun 07, 2010, 20:06 ET from Zenith Infotech

WARRENDALE, Penn., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new dawn looms on the horizon of cloud computing solutions, fundamentally changing the IT landscape in the small-to medium-sized business (SMB) market. Technology service providers are returning to their whiteboards to address emerging challenges that include selecting the right technology partners, re-strategizing their business models, building the right skill sets, and filling in the knowledge gaps. IT service providers are once again torn between their options. The pending decision pits partnering with larger, more established cloud-computing specialists that make low margins and sometimes even risk losing ownership of the client against taking a more piecemeal approach, which could fall short of ROI objectives for both the client and service provider.

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"Zenith is focused on helping the channel bring the cloud 'down to earth' for the SMB market," says Akash Saraf, CEO of Zenith Infotech. "We have learned a lot in the past five years about SMB technology requirements. Responding to the needs of more than 4,000 partners on a daily basis, Zenith also understands and addresses the market strategy requirements of technology service providers in the SMB space."

Zenith's four-city Tech Tour beginning this month will not only unveil Zenith's cloud solution, SmartStyle Computing, but also allow Saraf to share his vision on the business model for "IT-As-A-Service" and elaborate on the technical aspects of the solution. SmartStyle represents the innovative outcome of years of R&D and collaboration with the industry's top technology companies. This long-awaited cloud solution also fluidly aligns with Zenith's core brand values of providing Performance, Innovation, Affordability and Value to its partners. According to Saraf, "SmartStyle solidifies the channel's role in cloud computing, enabling our partners to differentiate their offerings from other remote monitoring tools and services while also elevating their value as complete IT infrastructure providers for SMB customers."

The 'Channel Ready' Solution

SmartStyle Computing allows technology service providers to deliver cloud-computing solutions without the hassles and exorbitant costs of competing approaches. The Zenith Infotech package makes it easy to deploy private cloud-computing functionality and infrastructure at reasonable price points for customers that are still competitive for solution providers. Virtual servers, as well as thin clients, can be efficiently deployed with on-demand utility computing services that leverage high availability and integrated business continuity.  Deployment times are drastically reduced when compared to traditional infrastructure.

In addition to the technology, Zenith's package includes training, marketing assistance, and 24x7 technical support that IT service providers can take advantage of to address growing demand for cloud-computing solutions. The Zenith Tech Tour events that kick-off this month will cover all of the key details surrounding SmartStyle, while also demonstrating the technology in action that will jump-start partner success. "The channel is searching for a silver bullet in this space," Saraf said. "SmartStyle is locked and loaded. The maintenance is minimal instead of monstrous, as we've heard from many service providers who lack related expertise or got burned choosing the wrong partner or infrastructure. "

About SmartStyle Office

SmartStyle Office, the first solution on Zenith's SmartStyle cloud-computing platform, will be unveiled at the upcoming Tech Tours. SmartStyle Office can be implemented at a client site to replace traditional server, workstation hardware, and backup solutions. It includes the following features:

  • An integrated hardware stack with virtual servers, desktops, and an unbreakable storage system
  • Built-in business continuity, high availability, and monitoring
  • Low power, thin clients with rich user experience
  • Pay-as-you-go utility computing
  • All-inclusive 3-year warranty, 24x7 technical support, optional proactive management, and advanced parts replacement

The Zenith Infotech Tech Tour, showcasing SmartStyle Office, kicks off this week in New York City on June 8th and 9th, at Affinia Manhattan. IT service providers can register to attend at www.zenithinfotech.com.

About Zenith Infotech

Zenith Infotech Ltd. is a leading provider of remote monitoring and management (RMM), backup and disaster recovery, and help-desk solutions for over 4000 technology services providers worldwide. The company's award-winning solutions enable its technology partners to scale their business without increasing their overhead.

SOURCE Zenith Infotech