VeriCenter, Inc. (www.vericenter.com) announced today an agreement with VanillaSoft to provide enterprise hosting and managed services for this leading sales force automation services provider. VeriCenter will enable VanillaSoft to reduce IT costs while improving customer service for its growing customer base.
“VeriCenter is now VanillaSoft’s virtual data center,” said Ken Murray, VanillaSoft’s CEO. “VeriCenter enables us to focus on development as well as marketing and selling our ASP service, and its affordable solution costs us less than 10 percent of our revenues. We expect our hosting costs to trend downward when we scale to 100,000 users.”
VanillaSoft’s patented Push Lead technology allows customers to take full control over their sales organization, from a globally dispersed sales force to smaller, independent businesses with a sales team of five or more.
Before its selection, VanillaSoft assessed enterprise hosting providers on their abilities to deliver ASP value in the U.S. and globally based on reliability, fully managed capabilities and customer service. VeriCenter offered a 100 percent network availability guarantee and managed services that could scale from one to 100,000 concurrent users.
“Our solution for VanillaSoft shows that the vision of utility computing is quickly becoming today’s reality,” said Gray Hall, president and CEO of VeriCenter.
The market for on demand application services is projected to grow 44 percent a year over the next three years, according to International Data Corporation, a global market intelligence and advisory firm.