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Green Cloud Technologies Closes on $2,750,000 of Additional Financing

GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Green Cloud Technologies, a Cloud-based technology solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, has concluded a $2,750,000 round of financing that is a mix of Series B Preferred Units and three-year Convertible Notes. The bulk of the financing comes from Millry Corporation, a 70-year-old Incumbent Local Telephone Carrier serving southwestern Alabama. The additional financing will be used for market expansion and the build-out of the companys second data center facility in Nashville, TN. Green Cloud previously secured $1,250,000 through the sale of Series A units in 2011.

This is another vote of confidence for Green Clouds strategy from a very savvy and experienced investor group, said Shaler P. Houser, CEO of Green Cloud. This financing further enables Green Cloud to help businesses transition to our secure, reliable, and robust Cloud-based infrastructure and increase the efficiency and performance of their businesses.

Green Clouds offerings include VMware-based Virtual Servers, Mirror-Imaged Disaster Recovery, and Hosted Telephone Services.

We are excited about the opportunity to invest in this area of communications, added Paul Brown, president of Millry Corporation. Since 1941, we as a company and family have invested directly in local telephone service, Internet access, cellular telephone service, and wireless digital voice/data services and continue today to search for product offerings that will be required for the marketplace. The platform and services that are being offered by Green Cloud are the latest evolution in the industry and will attract business clients through cost savings and, more specifically, customer service. We look forward to the growth of Green Cloud as its CEO and employees concentrate on providing a best-in-market service offering.

Green Cloud recently announced expansion plans into the Myrtle Beach Charleston Savannah corridor and the Huntsville Nashville Chattanooga area. The company is 100% dedicated to Authorized Partner distribution and uses no direct sales force. By partnering with local consultants, IT managed service providers, and PBX distributors, Green Cloud enables its partners to leverage the benefits of Cloud technologies without making the substantial investments necessary to deploy fully-redundant Cloud services.

ABOUT GREEN CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Green Cloud Technologies is a Cloud solutions provider for small and medium-sized businesses. Backed by world-class data center facilities and industry-leading platforms such as BroadSoft, VMware, NetApp, and Cisco, Green Cloud delivers managed IT and telecom services that include virtual server, virtual PBX, unified communications, and business continuity solutions. Led by a team of industry veterans that helped found NuVox Communications, Green Cloud helps small and medium-sized businesses use the Cloud to increase productivity, improve performance, and manage technology costs. More information may be found at gogreencloud.com.

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VeriStor Opens the Newest HP Cloud Center of Excellence Site in the Country

ATLANTA, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --VeriStor Systems, the Southeast region's leading enterprise data storage and virtualization solution provider, today announced that it has now opened the newest HP Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) in the country. VeriStor is among a select group of HP partners to now offer live demonstrations of HP servers, storage and networking products, services and software functioning seamlessly in a cloud environment.

"Cloud computing reduces the cost and complexity of today's IT infrastructure while speeding innovation and improving return on IT investments," said Ashby Lincoln, CEO, VeriStor. "Yet, many businesses today are challenged with implementing private cloud solutions at the rapid pace their business is demanding. HP is delivering a superior solution for those customers considering an integrated cloud solution that supports the requirements of public, private and hybrid cloud environments. HP's CloudSystem, demonstrated in our state-of-the-art CCoE environment, is a complete, integrated cloud solution with turn-key availability for an immediate investment return."

The VeriStor CCoE features HP CloudSystem, the industry's most complete integrated solution for deploying and managing physical and virtual workloads across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Live demonstrations of HP CloudSystem can be seen in the VeriStor CCoE featuring HP servers, HP Storage and HP Networking and Security solutions, as well as other third-party applications.

As a part of the HP CCoE program, VeriStor is considered a pioneer of cloud solutions and is helping to make cloud computing more accessible through HP Cloud Discovery Workshops, which help organizations evaluate business needs as well as determine strategies for transforming their infrastructure and applications. Using the program methodology, VeriStor enables clients to create "Instant-On Enterprises" with the power to protect data, defend resources, manage risk and drive innovation.

For more information about the VeriStor CCoE program or to schedule a live demonstration, please visit: http://www.veristor.com.

About VeriStor Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., VeriStor Systems is a Solutions Architecture firm specializing in enterprise data storage, virtual infrastructure, cloud-based disaster recovery and technology financing. VeriStor's integrated solutions include Storage, Server and Desktop Virtualization, Virtual IO & Consolidated Fabric, Fibre Channel and iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), De-Duplication, Backup and Recovery, Data Replication, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Compliance Archiving. With more than 600 customers, VeriStor specializes in enterprise and mid-market companies in all industries throughout the Southeast including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education and federal, state and local government. More information can be found at http://www.veristor.com.

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Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) and 4Voice Announce Strategic Alliance

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) and 4Voice today announced they have entered into a Strategic Alliance that will allow each firm to market and sell the services of the other and, furthermore, to deliver them across a single managed network connection. Joint clients will be able to receive reliable, fault tolerant, and disaster resistant virtual desktops, servers, and voice services in a single package. To further enhance the experience and provide continuity for joint clients, the firms have agreed to integrate the help desk and support processes.

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"We are absolutely thrilled to have 4Voice as a partner," said Rick Mancinelli, C3 Managing Partner. "Having worked with many Hosted Voice companies in the past, including the largest carriers, I have not yet encountered a team with the depth of technical knowledge that 4Voice has. They understand what it takes to deliver a quality IP voice product, and they deliver."

"4Voice is excited by the opportunity to work with C3 to bring hosted voice to their clients and hosted desktops and servers to ours, " commented Amruth Laxman, Partner of 4Voice. "Together, the C3 and 4Voice services represent everything a client needs to eliminate large capital expenditures, increase scalability and flexibility, survive a disaster, and most importantly, grow rapidly should the opportunity arise."

C3 currently operates a data center in Boca Raton, FL with additional data centers in New York City, Las Vegas and Madrid all planned to open in 2012. 4Voice currently operates a data center in Boca Raton, with an additional facility planned for later this year.

About C3Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) cost effectively brings enterprise grade cloud computing technologies, services, and support to small and medium sized businesses nationwide. C3's cloud based approach eliminates the need for substantial IT related capital investments. Instead, C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources, flexible pay-as-you-go billing, and expert on site support. The C3 solution immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security, provides for employee mobility, is environmentally friendly, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. Further information is available at http://www.c3office.com or by calling 561.939.4035.

About 4Voice 4Voice LLC is a Hosted IP PBX and Unified Communications provider focused on delivering reliable, customized, and cost-effective solutions for organizations of every size. 4Voice was founded on over 75 years of combined experience in engineering carrier grade telecommunications systems. Further information is available at http://www.4voice.net or by calling 888.864.2317.

Media Contact: Staci Garcia Cloud Computing Concepts LLC, 561.939.4024, sgarcia@c3office.com

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Racemi Announces First-time Demonstrations of Windows Server Migrations to Public Clouds

ATLANTA, June 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the upcoming Cloud Expo, Racemi will demonstrate its online migration service Cloud Path that now makes migrating existing Windows servers to public clouds point-and-click easy.

The company will demonstrate for the first time how to quickly onboard existing Windows applications to cloud computing providers, like Amazon EC2, GoGrid, Rackspace and Terremark without costly professional services or rebuilding servers from scratch. The support for Windows servers is being added to the current beta of Cloud Path which already provides support for Linux servers.

Racemi is a Silver sponsor of Cloud Expo, which takes place in New York City from June 11-14. Attendees can visit Racemi's booth #337 and sign up for limited time, free online migrations as part of its beta program.

"We're getting great feedback from Linux users of Cloud Path," said James Strayer, vice president of product management, Racemi. "There is simply no faster, easier, or low-risk way to migrate existing applications to cloud computing."

The company's head of services, Adiascar Cisneros, who has spoken at packed, standing-room sessions before at Cloud Expo - will be talking on "Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Cloud Migrations" where he'll cover managing the migration process with minimal cost and risk. His session is on Wednesday (June 13) at 5:30 p.m.

Racemi CEO, Lawrence Guillory, will participate in a "CEO Power Panel: Cloud & Big Data Strategy Viewed through the Lens of Business Value" on Tuesday (June 12) at 7:10 p.m.

Racemi migrates workloads to the cloud by comparing the configurations of the source and destination servers, and then configuring the necessary cloud tools, virtual machine components, disk and network layout "in-flight" to ensure that the image can be run on the target cloud platform. Unlike other technologies, Racemi's image-based provisioning software does not require modifications to the application.

About Racemi

Racemi has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has received other industry awards.

The company builds server provisioning and cloud migration technology that allows businesses to quickly migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to, from and between cloud providers and across data centers. For CSPs (cloud service providers), Racemi is the fastest and best method for on-boarding customers to their cloud.

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EFOLDER Introduces Cloud Recovery Service Supporting Both STORAGECRAFT And DELL APPASSURE Software Solutions

The new eFolder(TM) Continuity Cloud is the only cloud recovery service supporting both StorageCraft and Dell AppAssure image recovery from a single cloud services provider.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

eFolder is pleased to announce the general availability of the eFolder Continuity Cloud. The eFolder Continuity Cloud is a wholesale, add-on service delivered to eFolder partners that enables the fast recovery of servers in the cloud on an emergency or as-needed basis. The eFolder Continuity Cloud is the only cloud recovery service that supports both StorageCraft ShadowProtect and Dell AppAssure server image recovery from a single cloud services provider. eFolder is unique in the wholesale cloud services space by providing an open cloud backup and recovery platform that leverages multiple best-of-breed backup software solutions.

The eFolder Continuity Cloud complements eFolders complete cloud data protection services portfolio, including eFolder Backup, eFolder BDR, and the eFolder AppAssure Cloud. The eFolder Continuity Cloud allows managed service providers (MSPs) to recover client servers, applications, and data in eFolders cloud environment in the event of on-site disasters or server outages at client locations. eFolders partners can avoid the cost and complexity of building their own disaster recovery environment, while leveraging eFolders cloud to deliver premium business continuity and disaster recovery services to business clients. MSPs offering strict 24 hour service level agreements for server recovery are able to generate lucrative and highly profitable recurring revenue streams from demanding business clients.

eFolder is excited to offer partners an open cloud recovery service that supports the leading bare-metal imaging software solutions used by the IT channel, said Kevin Hoffman, eFolder CEO/CTO. This newest service underscores our commitment to delivering an open cloud platform that gives choice and flexibility to MSPs.

For more than two years, eFolder has leveraged the strengths of ShadowProtect to enable MSPs to deliver premium backup and disaster recovery services with the eFolder BDR service powered by StorageCraft, said Curt James, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for StorageCraft. Now the eFolder Continuity Cloud gives partners a powerful new tool to recover their clients ShadowProtect images in the cloud. Were very pleased to be part of the eFolder solution.

Unlike traditional cloud recovery services that force MSPs to make large, upfront financial commitments to the service provider, eFolder partners can access the eFolder Continuity Cloud with as little as a single client installation. eFolder charges partners a competitive, wholesale weekly rate only when they need the service, for instance, when a client suffers an on-site disaster like a tornado, fire, flood, or other major business disruption. eFolder partners also avoid the higher per-gigabyte fees some cloud storage service providers have traditionally charged for similar cloud recovery capabilities.

The eFolder Continuity Cloud nicely complements our use of the eFolder AppAssure Cloud, said Lliam Holmes, eFolder partner and CEO of MIS Solutions, Inc. in Suwanee, GA. Now, we can leverage Dell AppAssure software for server imaging, confidently replicate our clients to the eFolder Cloud, and recover either on-site at the client location or in eFolders environment. We think this is a winning combination.

eFolder partners may access a free trial of the eFolder Continuity Cloud by contacting their eFolder Account Manager. For other interested MSPs, solution providers, and VARs looking to join eFolder, visit http://www.efolder.net/join

About eFolder eFolder is a leading supplier of cloud data protection, business continuity, and cloud security services for MSPs, solution providers, and VARs. Delivered as wholesale services to the channel, eFolder enables its partners to provide branded data protection and security services and to generate highly profitable, recurring revenue. eFolder services complement many of the managed services offerings already deployed by partners and integrate with common PSA systems, making adoption of eFolder services fast and easy. eFolder also empowers cost-effective partner and end-user private clouds, allowing partners to meet the needs of any client, regardless of size or readiness to engage in public cloud services.

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Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace Now Features dinCloud's Hosted Virtual Desktop

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire -06/05/12)- dinCloud, a cloud transformation company that provides business provisioning of IT infrastructure to the cloud, today announced its hosted virtual desktop (HVD) is now available to channel partners in the United States via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, an online marketplace where solution providers and MSPs can shop, procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services directly from Ingram Micro.

The new distribution agreement was announced by Ingram Micro North America's vice president of managed services and cloud computing Renee Bergeron earlier this morning at the distributor's third annual Cloud Summit (#IMCloud2012) in Scottsdale, Ariz. Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro's cloud team will actively market, sell and support dinCloud's Hosted Virtual Desktop to its growing base of cloud-focused channel partners.

"dinCloud is transforming the way companies use the cloud. We are thrilled to be selected by Ingram Micro as a hosted virtual desktop provider of choice. Through this new alliance, we're offering the security, redundancy, connectivity, and cloud licensing expertise our customers have come to depend upon to an even more diverse business population," said Kevin Schatzle, president of dinCloud.

"Ingram Micro has a proven track record for successfully enabling our channel partners to sell and support cloud-based services and solutions, and we're pleased to now offer dinCloud's hosted virtual desktops," says Bergeron. "The 2012 Cloud Summit is a business-minded event that empowers channel organizations to define and refine their cloud strategy while accessing proven business practices that drive advanced sales and marketing efforts and increased profitability."

"Desktop virtualization is an enabler for people-centric application and data delivery, and it offers improved security, operational efficiency and business continuity. Small and medium businesses are looking to their trusted advisors to help them transition to more efficient approaches of delivering applications and data to people instead of devices," said Tiffani Bova, vice president, Gartner.

dinCloud's HVD, sometimes referred to as desktop as a service (DaaS), is a channel-facing service now available to Ingram Micro's channel including MSPs, solution providers and IT cloud integrators.

About dinClouddinCloud is a cloud transformation company that helps organizations migrate to the cloud. dinCloud's virtual datacenter provides hosted virtual desktops, hosted virtual servers and cloud backup and recovery services, which are controlled by the customer through a web-based application. dinCloud provides subscription-based, business provisioning services resulting in reduced cost, enhanced security, control, and productivity. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles. Visit http://www.dinCloud.com.

About the Ingram Micro Cloud Ingram Micro Cloud (www.ingrammicrocloud.com) provides channel partners access to hundreds of business, strategy, marketing, technical and sales resources including the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, a transactional, online marketplace where solution providers can shop, procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services directly from Ingram Micro.

About Ingram Micro Inc. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com.

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HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(Marketwire -06/05/12)- HP (HPQ) today expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility.

Today's announcements include solutions for:

Introduced in April, HP Converged Cloud is the industry's first strategy and portfolio based on a single architecture that combines private, managed and public cloud, as well as traditional IT, to create an environment that can rapidly change based on organizational requirements.

Recent research conducted on behalf of HP suggests that by 2020, senior business and technology executives expect their organizations' public and private cloud delivery models to nearly double.(1) However, if not implemented properly, these delivery models could yield cloud silos, creating complexity, risk and vendor lock-in.

"Successful organizations need to be able to select the right delivery model for their technology needs whether it be in the cloud or on premise," said Bill Veghte, chief operating officer, HP. "HP's Converged Cloud approach provides enterprises choice in delivery model and platform with the confidence in the service delivered via market leading products, coupled with a consistent architecture and experience."

Hybrid cloud for the airline industry

Enabling airlines to quickly introduce new products and services to enhance revenue, HP announced its vision of an "Intelligent Airline Cloud," delivering integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms that meet the specific requirements of airline clients. HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines provides the industry's first hybrid delivery approach to the cloud.

HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines includes HP Passenger Service Solution, which combines HP's core travel and transportation industry solutions into a single integrated airline reservation and travel SaaS platform. Its two key services, Airline Reservations and Departure Control, helped HP clients board more than 500 million passengers in the past year. The new HP Airline Service Oriented Architecture Platform provides airlines with a modern application-development Platform as a Service (PaaS) to drive rapid development of revenue-generating airline products.

HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Virtual Private Cloud, an IaaS platform, is delivered from secure and energy-efficient next-generation data centers equipped with HPConverged Infrastructure technology. Leveraging HP's enterprise-grade cloud computing offering on a per-server basis, airlines are able to scale quickly to meet the needs of the business, reducing capital and operational expenses.

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