(The Hosting News) – Mainline Information SystemsTM, an IBM premier business partner and leading provider of hardware, software and virtualization solutions, announced today a partnership with The Planet. As part of The Planet Partner Plus program, Mainline will focus on providing hosting solutions for Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Compliance, Virtualization and Cloud Computing.
“The Planet provides us with enterprise-quality hosting solutions that are complementary to our core business and can evolve and grow with our current and future IT solutions offerings” said Donn Bullock, Vice President of Sales for the Open Systems Solutions Group at Mainline. “Not only do they provide business-critical hosting and co-location capabilities, but they are dedicated to their partner community. They are a strategic and timely addition to our existing solution portfolio.”
The Planet Partner Plus program offers three unique models to match any partner’s business. Each category provides strategic advantages to enable successful partner relationships. Constructed to ensure zero channel conflict and drive more business, partners benefit from personalized relationships with assigned account managers, expert sales training, and access to events and development programs. The Planet also provides data center tours for partners and their clients, along with meeting rooms to make selling easy and convenient.
“Mainline brings tremendous capabilities to our partner program, with both domestic and international experience,” said Tom Blair, vice president of Global Sales with The Planet. “Their coverage in Canada, Brazil and Mexico enables us to expand in three markets where we have a number of customers. Their knowledge base complements our own, which enables both of our companies to better serve and empower our customers for their business success. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 15.7 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit www.theplanet.com.
About Mainline Information Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Mainline began by offering information technology solutions and consulting in the IBM midrange markets. Since then, Mainline has become an IBM Premier Business Partner and global provider of information technology and business solutions with more than 600 employees nationwide. Headquartered at 1700 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317, Mainline provides solutions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The company may be reached by phone at 850.219.5000 and on the Internet at www.mainline.com. For more information about this solution, call your Mainline account representative or call Mainline directly at 866.490.MAIN (6246).
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