SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire -02/22/12)- CenterBeam, Inc., a pioneer in hosted IT services, today announced that Agile Frameworks LLC is deploying CenterBeam's offerings to provide cloud-based solutions to its architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) clients. Agile Frameworks, a leading provider of enterprise field information management systems, consulting and managed services for the AEC market, selected CenterBeam to replace its own hosting infrastructure, as well as to establish a platform from which it can begin to offer other cloud-based applications in its vertical niche.
"CenterBeam makes it possible to serve our existing clients better and gives us a foundation from which we can begin offering new cloud solutions to grow our addressable market," said Tom Case, Vice President of Managed Services at Agile Frameworks. "With CenterBeam, we can cut provisioning times by more than half, allowing us to quickly and cost-effectively deliver the industrial-strength solutions that the AEC market needs. In addition, we can now enable greater self-provisioning by our clients, while improving disaster recovery capabilities."
Agile Frameworks selected CenterBeam for several reasons, including CenterBeam's robust infrastructure and long history and expertise in supporting hosted applications. Specifically, Agile Frameworks sought a vendor with robust capabilities that offer failover and replication. CenterBeam's SAS-70, Type II Certification with triple redundancy built throughout every aspect of the infrastructure enables Agile Frameworks to offer greater disaster recovery for its own applications and support customer service level agreements (SLAs). Another factor was CenterBeam's experience with Microsoft SharePoint and hosting, which would enhance support of Agile Frameworks' AgilePort™ service. AgilePort was developed to leverage SharePoint's functionality for document management and distribution in the AEC market.
CenterBeam's solution also gives Agile Frameworks the ability to quickly begin offering new services in the future. After the initial deployment is complete, Agile Frameworks expects to use CenterBeam's 24x7 Helpdesk to enhance troubleshooting for Tier 1 calls, enabling Agile Frameworks staff to focus on more complicated customer service requests. Agile Frameworks also said that it ultimately would like to expand disaster recovery services from solely its own applications to its clients' applications, as well, which could be easily accomplished with the CenterBeam platform.
"By working with CenterBeam -- which has all the infrastructure and processes in place to support cloud services -- Agile Frameworks is able to deliver an enterprise-class environment to its customers without the cost and complexity required to build it themselves," said Karen Hayward, CMO at CenterBeam. "Now Agile Frameworks can leverage its expertise to build out solutions on its clients' sites, or quickly and effectively deliver cloud solutions to those who do not want to manage the hardware and software they need to succeed in the AEC market."
CenterBeam created the world's first multi-tenant hosted exchange solution in conjunction with Microsoft more than a decade ago. Since then, CenterBeam has focused on providing mid-sized businesses with enterprise-class IT management, services and support. CenterBeam differentiates itself through its broad service portfolio, providing a cohesive IT solution no matter where a customer's infrastructure resides -- on premise or in the cloud. Today, the company delivers more than 180,000 daily services in an integrated solution to end users on six continents, across 49 countries. Visit www.centerbeam.com.