Partnership agreed with global cloud provider IONOS

27 February 2020, 01:14 GMT
By EBC Group

EBC Group has agreed a new partnership with global hosting and cloud provider IONOS 1&1, who are the largest cloud and hosting company in Europe, with over 8 million customer contracts in their data centres around the globe.

The partnership will see EBC Group add 1&1 IONOS’ Enterprise Cloud platform as a new solution in its multi-cloud portfolio. ebcCloud Enterprise, which is fully managed and supported by EBC Group offers a competitive alternative for enterprise level organisations that are considering using services such as Azure or AWS, providing the perfect solution for organisations wanting the scale of a global cloud provider alongside the assurance of a fully managed service.

EBC Group whose headquarters are in the West Midlands offer a complete portfolio of managed services including, IT, Cloud, Connectivity, Telephony and Print. Their Sales Director, Mike Bridges said “Our new Enterprise Cloud provides the perfect mix of a cloud provider with an independent managed services expert. We saw a number of advantages in partnering with IONOS, including them being a European company that will not be subject to the recent US Cloud Act, which could affect organisations data that is hosted with providers such as Microsoft, Amazon or Google.”

“With ebcCloud Enterprise we will also be able to offer per minute consumption based billing, which benefits organisations that only want to pay for data and services when they use them. For example if an organisation is busy during the daytime but doesn’t operate at night, they will be able to turn down the servers that aren’t in use to reduce their costs.

“EBC Group’s direct connection into IONOS’ cloud infrastructure means that clients will also be able to have cross connects with other providers or direct connections to their offices, delivering a further reduction in costs.”

The new partnership will also see EBC Group become an IONOS managed services partner in the UK. It will provide its complete range of solutions and services to clients on the IONOS cloud, such as, IT Support, Network Monitoring, Virtual Firewalling, Cyber Security and Disaster Recovery services.

IONOS’ Head of Sales UK & Ireland, Sab Knight said “We only work with partners that have the right skills, technical credentials and expertise to fully support our cloud clients. EBC Group are an award winning managed service and cloud provider, with over 30 years’ experience within the industry, so we have full confidence in their ability and look forward to working with them.”

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