Tribridge Launches Concerto Cloud Services Business Unit
It’s a sure sign things have turned cloudy (but in a good way) for a solutions provider when said provider spins its cloud services off into a separate business unit. Take Tribridge as a good example of this.
The 16-year-old company out of Tampa has had an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for some time, but the company this month announced it was spinning its cloud services off into a separate business unit. Headed up by Tony DiBenedetto, who has assumed the role of chairman and CEO of the newly-formed Concerto Cloud Services, the organization is aiming to attract more enterprises with a marketing message around “premium IaaS” offerings.
According to Concerto, its “premium” cloud service provides several potentially great things to customers, including:
- A promise of being 100 percent secure, with customized security that enables enterprises to meet compliance requirements like SOC1 (SAS 70, SSAE 16), SOC2, SOC3, SOX, HIPAA, PCI, ITAR, FIP 140-2 and Safe Harbor.
- Single-tenant private pods that are scalable to meet the needs of growing enterprises. They provide the flexibility to integrate with on-premise and third-party technology, or “go hybrid” with public cloud offerings.
- Data centers that Concerto hinted are as physically secure as the technology is secure.
- A disaster recovery footprint exceeding industry standards, including geographic diversity with secondary and tertiary backups.
“The cloud services industry is locked in a race to lower pricing, but the commodity play of public cloud simply doesn’t work for complex, mission-critical applications like ERP,” said DiBenedetto in a prepared statement. “We saw this moment coming, when organizations would demand a more secure, reliable yet flexible cloud services solution, not simply a cheaper one. That’s what premium is, and that’s what Concerto delivers.”
The value proposition reminds this writer of the one touted by Rackspace, which continues to promise to engage customers on value-add and management instead of by playing the “race to the bottom” price game.
With the new business unit in place, it should be interesting to watch what the company does in the cloud space in the future.