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Green Cloud Achieves Veeam’s Distinguished Platinum Status

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Platinum Designation Recognizes Green Cloud’s Strong Technical Excellence and

Expertise of Veeam’s Always-On Cloud Solutions

 

GREENVILLE, SC (July 18, 2017) – Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a 100% channel only, Cisco-Powered cloud provider, recently achieved the Veeam® Platinum status, the highest-level in the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program. The VCSP program facilitates the delivery of Veeam-powered software by partners like Green Cloud who use Veeam® software to ensure Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ in virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads.

“Platinum VCSP status is issued only to those with the highest expertise levels of Veeam solutions, and Green Cloud’s achievement illustrates their success in providing smart solutions that MSPs and VARs need to move their businesses forward,” said Matt Kalmenson, Vice President of Cloud and Service Provider Sales at Veeam.

Veeam’s industry-leading products help Green Cloud’s customers migrate and manage their data in a Multi-Cloud environment. Built on Veeam’s Cloud Connect platform, Green Cloud’s backup solution can be a primary backup solution, additional or replacement backup repository, without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining an offsite infrastructure.

“Veeam provides the best solutions availability solutions for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures in the industry, so we greatly value the Platinum status,” said Shay Houser, CEO of Green Cloud. “It further strengthens our commitment to Veeam’s seamless, efficient and secure solutions, which make it possible for Green Cloud to provide affordable and remote cloud-based storage for our customers.”

Green Cloud Technologies was founded in 2011 and today is the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) provider in the country. Experiencing a 5-year growth rate in excess of 6,700% since it was founded six years ago, Green Cloud helps channel partners bring their customers to the cloud with turn-key, cloud-based infrastructure solutions and world-class data center facilities built on industry-leading platforms such as Cisco, VMware, and Tintri.

 

Green Cloud Named As One of the Best Places to Work

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GREENVILLE, SC (June 29, 2017) – The Business Intelligence Group today announced that it has awarded Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a 100% channel only, Cisco-Powered cloud provider, as a Best Places to Work winner. The national awards program recognizes companies that are actively working to improve company’s performance by making their work environments fun and engaging.

“Every Green Cloud team member is fully vested in the company and that creates a tremendous sense of commitment and pride in everything we do,” said Keith Coker, founder and COO of Green Cloud. “This was a deliberate effort when I co-founded the company to make sure we created a healthy and sustainable work environment, and this award affirms our efforts.”

Researchers, including Gallup, have determined that employee satisfaction and engagement are key indicators for employee productivity and customer satisfaction, which ultimately results in improved profitability and growth. Nominations for the Best Places to Work award were submitted to the Business Intelligence Group in May, and employees rated the company on various measures of satisfaction in an online survey.

“Congratulations to Green Cloud for building an organization focused on employee satisfaction and performance,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “It is clear through the employee surveys that this is a special company, one where executives and management focus on making work more than…just work!”

Green Cloud’s 65 employees provide over 500 channel partners with turn-key, cloud-based infrastructure solutions and world-class data center facilities built on industry-leading platforms such as Cisco, VMware, and Tintri.

Coker adds, “Our people are the primary differentiator between Green Cloud and other service providers. We hire smart, talented, driven people who are the reason we have become the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) provider in the country in just six years.”

Green Cloud Is A 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Winner

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Award Recognizes the Most Promising Private Ventures in North America

GREENVILLE, SC (June 19, 2017) – Red Herring’s Top 100, a national award that recognizes the most promising private ventures, selected Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”) as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner on June 15 at a special awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Red Herring’s editorial staff analyzed hundreds of companies and technologies, evaluating them on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, the DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market.

“We are committed to bringing the best and most secure cloud solutions to our customers, and winning the Red Herring Top 100 is validation that we are executing on our goal of transforming the IT channel business,” said Shay Houser, CEO of Green Cloud.

Green Cloud, which competed against thousands of prospective startups and tech firms, offers an innovative portfolio of virtual server, backup, and recovery solutions that define the future of data protection. Founded only six years ago by telecom veterans, Green Cloud helps channel partners bring their customers to the cloud with turn-key, cloud-based infrastructure solutions and world-class data center facilities built on industry-leading platforms such as Cisco, VMware, and Tintri.

The Red Herring Top 100 North America has become not only a springboard for some of tech’s biggest names, but a valued and trusted tool for venture capitalists, experts and analysts predicting trends at the industry’s sharpest edge. For over two decades, Red Herring’s team has seen through the tech sector’s hype to select brands that have become industry benchmarks. Previous Top 100 finalists have included Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube.

Green Cloud Named Finalist at 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America

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GREENVILLE, SC (June 8, 2017) – Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a 100% channel only, Cisco-Powered cloud provider, has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes.

Finalists for the awards are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative private ventures and are chosen by Red Herring’s editorial team, during a months-long process that takes into account criteria including financial performance, market footprint, quality of management, disruptive impact on an industry and proof of concept.

“Selecting finalists for this year’s Top 100 has proved more difficult than ever,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and chairman of Red Herring. “North America has been tech’s beating heart for years – but never have I seen such an exciting, disruptive and innovative generation as we have in 2017.

The Top 100 North America has become not only a springboard for some of tech’s biggest names, but a valued and trusted tool for venture capitalists, experts and analysts predicting trends at the industry’s sharpest edge. For over two decades, Red Herring’s team has seen through the tech sector’s hype to select brands that have become industry benchmarks. Previous Top 100 finalists have included Alibaba, Facebook, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube.

“We help our channel partners bring their customers to the cloud with turn-key, cloud-based infrastructure solutions and world-class data center facilities,” said Shay Houser, CEO of Green Cloud. “When we win, our partners really win too.”

“Green Cloud fully deserves its place among our finalists, and I’ve every confidence it will make a significant impact in the tech world,” added Vieux.

The Red Herring Top 100 North America winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of June 14 at the event conference in Los Angeles, June 12-14 2017.

 

Green Cloud Named the Best Cloud Hosting Provider

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GREENVILLE, SC (April 19, 2017) – Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a 100% channel only, Cisco-Powered cloud provider, was recently named the Best Cloud Hosting Provider by The Cloud Awards program. Celebrating the brightest and the best in Cloud Computing, The Cloud Awards are the first and largest recognition platform of its kind for companies across the globe.

Green Cloud Technologies was founded in 2011, and today is the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) provider in the country. Experiencing a 5-year growth rate in excess of 6,700% since it was founded six years ago by Greenville-based telecom veterans, Green Cloud helps channel partners bring their customers to the cloud with turn-key, cloud-based infrastructure solutions, and world-class data center facilities built on industry-leading platforms such as Cisco, VMware, and Tintri.

Green Cloud offers an innovative portfolio of virtual server, backup, and recovery solutions that define the future of data protection, and following the acquisition of Atlanta-based Cirrity in Feb 2017, today Green Cloud has 65 employees and over 500 partners that resell its infrastructure.

In 2016, Green Cloud was ranked 73rd on Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-Growing private companies. Green Cloud also received recognition in 2015 as the #1 SC Fastest Growing Company, an annual competition of the 25 most dynamic and successful companies in South Carolina.

Green Cloud Technologies Acquires Cloud Services Provider Cirrity

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Acquisition Boosts Green Cloud’s Capacity and Enhances Security and Compliance 

 for the Cisco-Powered Cloud Provider

GREENVILLE, SC (Feb 1, 2017) – Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”), a 100% channel only, Cisco-Powered cloud provider, has closed on the acquisition of Atlanta-based Cirrity, a channel-only cloud solutions provider. Debt and equity financing was provided by Green Cloud’s existing investors, and the transaction is immediately accretive for the Greenville, SC-based company, giving their entire partner network more capacity, security and redundancy for cloud solutions.

Green Cloud provides custom wholesale and white label cloud solutions to a network of 400 reseller partners, and the acquisition expands Green Cloud’s capacity and data center presence, particularly on the west coast, while adding core expertise around security and compliance services.

In addition to the expanded security and compliance portfolio, Green Cloud partners will directly benefit from the addition of Cirrity’s data centers in Atlanta, GA and Phoenix, AZ, which meet top industry security standards and certifications, including PCI and ISO 27001.

According to Shay Houser, Founder and CEO of Green Cloud, “This important acquisition creates new opportunities for security and compliance solutions that complement our products in the healthcare and financial vertical markets. Cirrity’s “channel-only” strategy fits lockstep with our go to market strategy and, combined, we believe we are now the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) provider in the country.”

Green Cloud Technologies was founded in 2011 by Houser and several C-level telecom veterans who have worked tirelessly to strengthen the company’s expansive suite of Cisco Powered, cloud-based products, services, and support. In 2016, Green Cloud was ranked 73rd on Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-Growing private companies. Green Cloud also received recognition in 2015 as the #1 SC Fastest Growing Company, an annual competition of the 25 most dynamic and successful companies in South Carolina.

“Cirrity is excited about joining proven success from the strong leadership team at Green Cloud, which has visionary telecom and cloud technology veterans committed to bringing the best and most secure cloud solutions to customers,” said Dan Timko, Cirrity’s former President, and now Green Cloud’s CIO. “Like Green Cloud, we built our business on strong vendor and partner relationships and together, we are driven by a commitment to bring the best cloud solutions offered today.”

 

Green Cloud Technologies Grows Its Plant-a-Tree Initiative

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Technology provider expands program to purchase trees for reforestation projects

Greenville, SC – November 7, 2016 – Green Cloud Technologies, an employee-owned, cloud solutions provider (CSP) based in Greenville, SC, has achieved a major milestone in its “Plant-a-Tree” environmental initiative by planting more than 5,000 trees in less than three years.

Green Cloud Technologies—Business Black Box’s 2015 Green Award winner, and ranked #73 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing small businesses in the US—is dedicated to environmental sustainability by reducing the company’s carbon footprint. In partnership with Carbonfund.org, Green Cloud plants a tree for each of their customers during each quarter of the business year.

Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree Partner program helps companies offset their environmental impact by encouraging them to calculate their carbon footprint, and then participate in Carbonfund.org’s third-party certified projects for forest preservation and improving local environments.

Launched on Earth Day in 2014, Green Cloud’s Plant-a-Tree Initiative planted 1,490 trees in its first year. In 2015, Green Cloud planted 1,896 trees, a nearly 28% increase. For 2016, the company has now planted more than 5,000 trees, a remarkable accomplishment tied directly to Green Cloud’s rapid growth in the industry.

The idea to join this effort came from one of Green Cloud’s team members, Kyle Simpson. “Our Plant-A-Tree Initiative is a great example of applying a simple idea to a worthy cause,” Kyle says, “It’s exciting to think that we’ve already planted over 5,000 trees, but it’s even more exciting to think about how our positive impact on the environment will continue to grow with Green Cloud. This is just one of the many reasons why I’m proud to work at such a great company.”

“As Green Cloud continues to grow at a rapid pace, our commitment to reducing the impact of our growth remains at the forefront of our efforts,” says Green Cloud CEO, Shay Houser, “We’re thrilled to benefit from all the hard work and dedication of our team, but we also feel a responsibility to limit any negative impact that our success may have on the environment. We’re called Green Cloud because we firmly believe in a future of sustainable technology and progress that coexists with the natural world.”

Green Cloud Offers Free Services for Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

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Greenville, SC – October 10, 2016 – Green Cloud Technologies, a Greenville, SC-based channel-only cloud technology solutions provider, is offering disaster relief for its reseller partners and their customers with businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

When disaster strikes, many organizations not only suffer physical damage, but also lose their valuable data because their on-premise computers and servers are destroyed. Such a loss can hinder recovery efforts as the victims work to restore business operations. One way to mitigate the damage is through a disaster recovery backup solution hosted in the virtual cloud.

To help companies cope with the potential disaster that Hurricane Matthew could leave in its path, Green Cloud is offering one free month of virtual hosting to new customers signed up via its network of reseller partners. This offer enables those companies and organizations to migrate their business data to a cloud-based virtual environment and ensure continuity of their operations.

“We hope this relief program helps ease some of the cost and headache for our friends along the East Coast should they need rebuild their businesses,” says Green Cloud CEO, Shay Houser.

The disaster recovery promotion is limited to four virtual machines per customer and sign-up runs through the end of October. Customers who choose to continue the service will be billed after the 30-day period is over, and they may cancel at any time.

Green Cloud Technologies Offers Flood Relief to Louisiana Companies

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Greenville, SC – August 26, 2016 – Green Cloud Technologies, a Greenville, SC-based channel-only cloud technology solutions provider, is offering disaster relief for its partners and customers and their businesses in the Baton Rouge area.

When disaster strikes, many organizations not only suffer physical damage, but also lose their valuable data because their on-premise computers and servers are destroyed. Such a loss can hinder recovery efforts as the victims work to restore business operations. One way to mitigate the damage is through a disaster recovery backup solution hosted in the virtual cloud.

To help companies cope with the catastrophic floods that struck Louisiana in August, Green Cloud is offering three free months of virtual hosting to new customers. This enables those companies to migrate their business data a cloud-based virtual environment and ensure continuity of operations.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this awful disaster,” says Green Cloud CEO, Shay Houser, “We hope this offer helps ease some of the cost and headache for our friends in Louisiana as they rebuild their businesses and their lives.”

This disaster recovery promotion is limited to four machines per customer and sign-up runs through the end of September. Customers who choose to continue the service will be billed after the three-month period is over, and they may cancel at any time.

Green Cloud Launches New Data Center in Houston, TX

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Greenville, SC – August 24, 2016 –Green Cloud Technologies, a channel-only Cloud technology solutions provider, announces an expansion of its data center operations with a new data center in Houston, Texas. Green Cloud chose this location due to high demand from its network of value-added reseller (VAR) and managed service provider (MSP) partners, and their customers in Texas and the Gulf Coast region.

The Houston data center is the fourth such innovative facility in Green Cloud’s portfolio. Other data center locations include Akron, OH, Nashville, TN, and Greenville, SC.

“We’ve seen huge demand from our VARs and MSPs in Texas,” said Green Cloud CEO, Shay Houser. “Selecting Houston as our next data center expansion allows us to service those partners and their customers with a more localized service, while also providing redundancy for our data centers in the eastern US.”

Recognized as 73rd on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and SC’s fastest-growing company, Green Cloud Technologies provides custom cloud solutions to an exclusive network of reseller partners. By relying on channel-only distribution, Green Cloud can focus on partner enablement without competing for end-user business. The company’s expansive suite of Cisco Powered, cloud-based products, services, and support are scalable to applications of any size—from SMBs to enterprise-class organizations.