Ipanema technologies teams with Ingram Micro Cloud to deliver Appswork

For a few pounds per user per month, SMBs can now take full advantage of any application, including cloud and Internet based, with guaranteed performance and full application visibility

Ipanema Technologies,provider of WAN Governance solutions, today announces the launch of AppsWork.

Provided as a service, AppsWork enables the unserved SMB market to take full advantage of any application, including cloud and Internet based, guaranteeing performance and delivering full application visibility.

“Many SMBs struggle to deliver predictable performance for business critical applications and their attempts to embrace cloud-based applications to reduce costs and increase IT agility, are often undermined by reduced business productivity and a poor user experience resulting from unpredictable application performance,” said Joe Skorupa, Distinguished Analyst, Data Center Convergence at Gartner, Inc.

For SMBs, guaranteed application performance has required additional capital investment, improved IT skills and additional staff. Since most SMBs lack these resources, they need a cost efficient and easy to use service, which hasn’t existed until today.

“It is a game-changer for the industry to empower SMBs with guaranteed application performance, traditionally reserved for large enterprises,” said Rogier van der Wal, Vice President Cloud Services, Ipanema Technologies. “SMBs can now consume applications as needed, without worrying about performance and end-user experience.”

“With AppsWork, for a few dollars per user per month, applications just work,” continued van der Wal. “AppsWork leverages Ipanema’s unique technology made available to large enterprises via managed service providers.”

AppsWork will be distributed by Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, via its Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace AppsWork will be available to Ingram Micro’s entire network of system integrators, cloud service providers, MSPs and technology resellers with immediate roll-out in the USA and other countries in subsequent months.

“Ipanema’s AppsWork is a cutting-edge technology that enables MSPs to optimize application performance on the WAN and address customers’ concerns around the end-users experience, reliability and costs associated with cloud-based business applications,” says Renée Bergeron, Vice President, Managed Services and Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro North America. “We’re pleased to bring AppsWork to market via the Ingram Micro Cloud and see tremendous business value in the benefits this innovative technology brings to our MSP partners.”

AppsWork is provisioned and managed via a service portal based upon the industry leading Force.com platform from Salesforce. Scalable, high availability hosting is provided by leading IaaS provider, Rackspace.

“Salesforce empowers AppsWork with a user friendly and scalable service portal and
Rackspace is able to meet our strict requirements for a secure and flexible service hosting. With these two leaders, we can provide our customers and partners the highest in business value,” concluded van der Wal.