CMS Distribution Unveils CMS Cloud Powered by Flexiscale


Nick Bailey, Director of Vendor Alliances at CMS Distribution
Nick Bailey, Director of Vendor Alliances at CMS Distribution

British storage VAD CMS Distribution has launched CMS Cloud Powered by Flexiscale.


CMS Cloud, powered by Flexiscale, is a fully-featured cloud platform enabling the channel to provide a full range of cloud services under their own brand, without the time, cost and complexity of running their own infrastructure. Resellers can now provide their own cloud services portfolio to support digital transformation, including pre-packaged virtual appliances, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Hosted Desktop and Hybrid Working Solutions, with full predictability of costs, whilst maintaining full commercial and contractual control.


CMS Cloud is built using the latest green technology in wholly-owned Flexiscale UK data centres, allowing organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and help in the fight against climate change.


Flexiscale bringing CMS Cloud to our reseller base is a really exciting proposition. CMS is a real trusted source in IT and now we have the perfect vehicle to help VARs and resellers of all sizes to address their customers’ digital transformation needs, whilst keeping the full relationship with that customer. CMS and Flexiscale can fully support an opportunity and provide local expertise quickly and reliably. Offering this service means that our partner base can more easily move to consumptive IT and all the benefits that go with that. Of huge appeal is that Flexiscale has awards for the greenest data centres, including a Gold-level Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award (CEEDA), which is very important in our corporate responsibility”, said Nick Bailey, Director of Vendor Alliances at CMS Distribution.


Flexiscale has been developed with the channel in mind. CMS Distribution is a trusted advisor to its customers globally and, with its technically-led solutions-based approach, is the perfect partner to add value to Flexiscale’s market-leading platform and green technology in order to bring transformative cloud services to the market.


David Pratt, Flexiscale’s Sales and Marketing Director, stated: “this partnership brings significant value to Flexiscale, the channel and end customers. This is a huge opportunity for the channel, opening up new revenue streams in the lucrative cloud services market. The value-added solutions that the partnership between CMS and Flexiscale brings arm the channel with a compelling solution to compete and win against the hyperscalers, whilst giving end-customers tailored, value-add cloud solutions. The recurring monthly revenue cloud model plays well in uncertain economic times, whilst providing a predictable revenue stream. Additionally, end customers no longer need to make upfront capex investments inexpensive hardware, software and support and instead can move IT costs to an easy-to-manage predictable monthly operational expense.

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