Posted on 6.2.2014

UpCloud Launches Partnership Program to Ease Transition to Cloud

PRESS RELEASE. Finnish infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider UpCloud has launched a partnership program to ease transition to cloud of companies from different industries. UpCloud offers hourly billed infrastructure services from its Helsinki and London facilities. The opening of the US facility will expand geographical reach further this coming Spring.

Secure and agile transition to cloud

Antti Vilpponen, General Manager of UpCloud states, “many software companies are in touch with us due to the Snowden revelations. These companies are justifiably concerned for their customers’ data and privacy. We want to provide a service where companies can trust Finnish and European legislation, wherever they host their data. In addition, we are launching our partnership program so that end customers can order these services through their existing partners.”

Nordcloud, a Finnish company operating in the Nordics offering cloud infrastructure automation and administration services, has already become a partner in the program. Nordcloud’s customers are companies from all industries who want to leverage the cloud in their business.

“UpCloud is a true alternative for all companies, who have a need for a trustworthy and competitively priced cloud platform,” Esa Kinnunen, CEO, Nordcloud.

Wunderkraut has been one of the first wide-scale partners in the new program. They have built services on UpCloud for companies such as Nelonen Media, Marimekko and Uusi Suomi.

“We demand a lot from cloud infrastructure providers. The service needs to be easy to manage, offer high availability, be scalable and of course competitively priced. UpCloud has surprised us with their quality and attitude”, Joonas Kiminki, CEO, Wunderkraut.

In addition to Nordcloud and Wunderkraut, UpCloud has around a dozen partners from mid-sized software companies to publicly traded multinationals.

UpCloud’s partners enjoy multiple benefits in the areas of service use and sales. In addition, UpCloud develops its service in close co-operation with the partners based on their feedback.

UpCloud’s cloud infrastructure service was launched in Finland in May 2012 and opened for international customers in March 2013. In addition to geographic expansion, the company will bring many new features and additions to its service, including the most high-performance and redundant storage system available on the market.

There’s a lot of demand for fresh thinking in the industry as UpCloud’s revenue more than tripled in 2013.
More information available on UpCloud’s Reseller and Partnership Program through [email protected].

Antti Vilpponen

UpCloud x Junction: Promoting innovation through collaboration

At UpCloud, we’re relentless in our pursuit of performance, data security and sovereignty, and we love nothing more than collaborating with other businesses who share these values. That’s why we’re excited to share details of our partnership with Junction – a non-profit organisation that serves the tech community and brings computing to everyone from their […]

Community and events

UpCloud Insights

GDPR, ISO 27001 and CISPE Code of Conduct: a guide to European compliance with UpCloud

Headquartered in Helsinki, UpCloud stands at the forefront of the European cloud infrastructure industry, rooted in Finnish traditions of technical and business excellence. Every customer who chooses to partner with us isn’t just selecting a cloud hosting solution; they’re placing their business, their confidence, and their aspirations in the hands of a certified Cloud Service […]

Announcements

Data Sovereignty

The evolution of cloud servers in modern computing

Cloud computing has drastically changed how information technology (IT) professionals utilise technology. This infrastructure has enabled businesses to use online tools, platforms, and storage spaces, thereby reducing the costs and operational requirements of having a physical setup. Leveraging the cloud reduces costs in data storage, application execution, operations scaling, and more. Due to this and […]

Industry analyses

Long reads

Back to top