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Ipanema ties up with Ingram for apps performance as a service
SMEs get application performance boost from new cloud-based offering courtesy of Ingram
WAN optimisation company Ipanema has partnered with IT service provider Ingram Micro to offer its AppsWork application performance solution as a service.
The product is aimed at SMEs looking to increase the performance of their applications running within their infrastructure or in the cloud.
Ipanema said that up until now guaranteed application performance has required additional capital investment, improved IT skills and additional staff. Since most SMBs lack these resources, what was needed was a cost efficient and easy to use service.
"It is a game-changer for the industry to empower SMBs with guaranteed application performance, traditionally reserved for large enterprises,” said Rogier van der Wal, Vice President Cloud Services, Ipanema Technologies. “SMBs can now consume applications as needed, without worrying about performance and end-user experience."
He added that the solution would be available to SMEs for “a few dollars per user per month”, however exact figures weren’t given.
Ingram Micro, via its Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, will distribute AppsWork. AppsWork will be available to Ingram Micro’s entire network of system integrators, cloud service providers, MSPs and technology resellers with immediate roll-out in the USA and other countries in subsequent months.
AppsWork is provisioned and managed via a service portal based upon the industry leading Force.com platform from Salesforce. IaaS provider Rackspace will provide the service with its scalable, high availability hosting.
Analysts said that while large enterprises had the means to ensure applications ran efficiently, this wasn’t always the case with smaller enterprises.
“Many SMBs struggle to deliver predictable performance for business critical applications and their attempts to embrace cloud-based applications to reduce costs and increase IT agility, are often undermined by reduced business productivity and a poor user experience resulting from unpredictable application performance,” said Joe Skorupa, distinguished analyst at Gartner.