(The Hosting News) – ColoGuard, the New York area’s leading provider of colocation, recently joined forces with leading VoIP solutions provider, IPsmarx Technology, to host an event for entrepreneurs who are looking to start or expand businesses in the rapidly growing VoIP market. Attendees had access to resources and information needed to start or expand their VOIP business in time for the holiday peak VoIP season.
Presentations and demonstrations focused on the growing market for Voice over Internet Protocol and calling card services. Participants had access to all of the resources needed to start a profitable VoIP business or expand an existing one.The events, attended by nearly two dozen entrepreneurs and existing service providers, were held Aug. 23 and 24 at ColoGuard’s state-of-the-art data center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
“The meetings showcased both ColoGuard’s state-of-the-art facility, which is fine-tuned for VoIP, and IPsmarx’s world-class technology and solutions,” said Ruben Magurdumov, co-founder and Vice President of ColoGuard and its sister company, GalaxyVisions. “Our two companies create a one-stop shop for business people looking to start a VoIP company.”
ColoGuard also announced a special offer designed to make entry into the VoIP market even easier. New ColoGuard customers who order a dedicated VoIP server or colocate VoIP systems will receive a free month of service when they prepay for six months. New customers who opt to prepay for a year will receive three months free, or 15 months for the price of 12. The special offer, which also waives setup fees, is available today through the end of September.
“With this deal, there’s never been a better time than now to launch a VoIP startup,” Magurdumov said.
Last week’s meetings focused on IPsmarx’s Calling Card and Pinless and Multi-Tenant IP-PBX Solutons, growing revenue, and how to capitalize on the end of the year peak VoIP traffic season. Among the speakers were Magurdumov, IPsmarx sales managers Carrie Fedders and Ludymar Reveron, and IPsmarx’s technical Sales and Training Manager, Andrea Lopez. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions of IPsmarx’s sales and technical representatives as well as tour ColoGuard’s 15,000-square-foot data center.
“We enjoyed meeting new clients and re-connecting with existing clients who are based in New York,” said US Sales Manager, Carrie Fedders, “We are looking forward to the success of our new clients as they implement our solutions in time to take advantage of the high volume of VoIP traffic coming in the next few months. With a partner like Cologuard, we can rest assured that our clients will have secure and reliable hardware and bandwidth to sustain their growth.”
Though calling cards have been available since the 1980s, they have become increasingly popular since the economic downturn. The research firm Frost & Sullivan predicts the North America prepaid calling card market will reach $2.14 billion this year.
ColoGuard became a premier partner in the VoIP industry due to its fast, direct connections to all corners of the world. Because Internet traffic is delivered in fewer hops and with less latency, service providers who collocate with ColoGuard can promise their customers crystal-clear calls anywhere in the world. ColoGuard also offers separate network segments provisioned specifically for VoIP clients. Last year, ColoGuard and IPsmarx joined entered into an alliance that gives IPsmarx’s customers access to ColoGuard’s network and to parent company GalaxyVisions’ world-class dedicated managed services.
ColoGuard Inc. was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house datacenter, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers a diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.
Supporting VoIP Service Providers in 66 countries, IPsmarx Technology has been providing feature rich VoIP solutions since 2001. Their Class 4 & 5 Softswitch Solutions, SIP Based Calling Card Platform, and Multi-Tenant IP-PBX Platform with integrated billing have earned them worldwide acclaim. Systems from IPsmarx are modular, scalable and flexible. This gives clients the opportunity to customize solutions to their needs. IPsmarx helps service providers minimize the risks of entering a new market by providing you security, technical training, support and a reliable billing platform.