Dallas, TX May 3, 2009 — 6fusion, a pioneer in the development of pure-play utility computing systems and software for the IT Channel, announced today that Managing Director and company founder, John Cowan, will present at the 2009 Ingram Micro Seismic Partner Conference, which takes place May 4th through May 6th in Dallas, TX.
Cowan’s keynote presentation, “Get Plugged Into Your Future,” will explore how Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT solution providers can use utility computing to build a profitable and innovative IT services business in the cloud, and how this technology can deliver more robust solutions at a lower cost to their customers. In addition, Cowan will discuss the impact and evolution of cloud computing and how utility computing will fundamentally change the way IT services are delivered and consumed in the business world.
“Utility computing is defining the future of IT services and changing how businesses and consumers market, sell, support and use IT computing power,” says Cowan. “The cloud computing innovations we are seeing today represent the tip of the iceberg for delivering an easier and more cost effective solution. The innovation behind utility computing will take the cloud to a new level of sophistication and scalability, bringing a more simplified, secure and affordable means of deploying new technologies and applications to market.”
Cowan’s presentation will also outline the key success factors for using utility computing, as well as operational best practices for MSPs to consider as more IT solutions migrate off premise and into the cloud.
The Ingram Micro 2009 Seismic Partner Conference, “Make Your Mark,” brings together more than 300 MSPs, leaders and influencers within the IT industry to engage in candid business discussions, share best practices and explore high-impact IT service trends. As a presenter, 6fusion will lend its expertise on how IT channel partners can successfully navigate and deploy the hundreds of cloud-based computing solutions emerging, such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – all of which promise compelling value propositions and business benefits.
Launched in the US market in Jan. 2009, 6fusion’s technology federates independent data centers and makes the collective available compute power available for use by traditional IT service providers, MSPs and ISV’s and their customers. Using 6fusion’s software, called UC6, channel partners can track computing consumption in real time and perform historical reporting functions. In addition, UC6 agents can be deployed to physical or virtual servers located on premise with no overhead to instantly determine the projected cloud computing costs.
In support of its channel partners’ success, 6fusion has also developed training and support exclusively for the IT channel. These resources work to eliminate the risk and uncertainty of utility computing and enable a viable new business alternative for MSPs to adopt and use in today’s challenging marketplace.
“We have made the cost of complex computing as easy to predict and understand as an everyday electricity bill, which means we are uniquely positioned to enable channel partners to help their clients realize the true benefits of cloud computing,” concludes Cowan. “We’re thrilled to share our insight with Ingram Micro’s Seismic Partners and look forward to a great event.”