GreenPages, IndependenceIT Team Up For Cloud Offerings

Cloud provider IndependenceIT announced a partnership Tuesday with GreenPages, a cloud and virtualization consulting and integration firm.

The partnership combines Maine-based GreenPages’ virtualization and storage expertise with IndependenceIT’s offerings, which include Total Freedom Workspace and Instant Freedom Workspace technologies, both of which allow users to access and manage business applications.

IndependenceIT's Instant Freedom Workspace makes productivity, e-mail and finance applications available from any Internet-connected device, while Total Freedom Workspace provides an environment that enables customers to integrate a variety of business apps.

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The offerings will broaden the portfolio that GreenPages can sell to its customers, the company said. "We are going to be adding their Freedom desktop solutions to our portfolio,” said Michael Halperin, vice president of managed services for GreenPages, in an interview. “We’re a leader in virtualization and cloud solutions and we see independenceIT's services as a great addition to our portfolio. We’re excited to be bringing this capability to our customers."

‘GreenPages are in the forefront of virtualization, and they will leverage our platform,’ said Seth Bostock, executive vice president of Business Development and Strategy at independenceIT.

Both companies have been actively adding partnerships in recent weeks.

On March 6, GreenPages announced it had purchased Atlanta-based cloud MSP LogicsOne, extending its reach into the Southeast and adding to its portfolio LogicsOne’s storage, virtualization and cloud technology consulting and management capabilities.

On the same day, Allentown, Pa.-based IndependenceIT announced a new partnership with managed IT services and communications provider EarthLink, saying EarthLink will be adding independenceIT’s offerings to its IT services portfolio.

IndependenceIT has 20 to 25 partners and does not release financial figures. Greenpages said it expects to have revenue for 2012 of $125 million. GreenPages’ partners include VMware, CA Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, EMC, VCE, Cisco, and Dell.