JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - Cloud provider, Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced Chris Roberts joined the team as Channel Director for EMEA. Roberts will work with existing Datapipe EMEA partners as well as expand new business in the VAR/SI, technology vendor and service provider channel.
Datapipe's world-class managed services and experience in delivering complex IT solutions provide a competitive advantage for UK channel partners seeking additional opportunities for growth. Chris Roberts explains further, "Cloud computing has provided VAR/SI and service provider industries with a new revenue stream to enhance their businesses. Datapipe's award-winning managed services provide a competitive advantage for the UK and EMEA channel market, enabling them to quickly take advantage of cloud computing and virtualization, business continuity, disaster recovery, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and other solutions to strengthen their businesses."
Previously, Chris Roberts oversaw Iomart's development of a multi-million pound channel business. In this position, he was responsible for building, promoting and delivering an indirect program for the channel community and delivering some of Iomart's largest-ever managed hosting contracts. In addition to the indirect channel program, Chris Roberts created and executed a training program for the company's VAR community as well as the accreditation of Iomart as a Dell Managed Services Provider.
"The EMEA market presents an important opportunity for Datapipe," said Robb Allen, Datapipe's CEO. "In order for us to properly serve this market, we require a seasoned channel veteran, who clearly understands the unique UK VAR/IS needs, to deliver measurable value to all parties. Chris's experienced knowledge of the EMEA channel market is a welcome addition to our team."
Interested in becoming part of Datapipe's Partner Program? For more information please visit http://www.datapipe.com/partners.
Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe delivers those services from the world's most influential technical and financial markets including New York metro, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. For more information about Datapipe visit www.datapipe.com.