Fusepoint Launches Virtualization Solutions through VMware Service Provider Program

    Fully Managed Hosting Provider to Offer Virtualization Services to
    Optimize Infrastructure Efficiency and Availability

    TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Fusepoint Managed Services, a leading provider of
infrastructure and IT services, today announced that it has joined the VMware
Service Provider Program (VSPP). In adopting this program and offering VMware,
Fusepoint will now offer managed hosting solutions running on VMware across
physical and virtual servers for both large enterprise and small to medium
sized businesses, making it one of the first fully-managed service providers
in Canada to be authorized.
    VSPP incorporates a new licensing model that makes the industry-leading
VMware Infrastructure suite available to Fusepoint on a per-virtual machine,
per-month basis. With this new program, Fusepoint offers managed
infrastructure hosting solutions using VMware to its customers, improving the
management of existing applications and giving customers just-in-time resource
allocation and disaster recovery within the solution.
    In addition, Fusepoint has recently deployed virtualization services for
its customer support platform; allowing 34 servers to be consolidated onto 6,
supporting over 20 different applications.
    "Virtualization is a proven technology that has the potential to
transform the IT landscape and managed services environment," said George
Kerns, President and CEO, Fusepoint Managed Services. "By adopting VMware's
virtualization technology and investing in our staff who have received VMware
Certified Professional (VCP) designations, our customers can leverage the
knowledge and tools in place to refresh and consolidate their systems -
ultimately creating an optimized, high availability IT infrastructure."

    Benefits of virtualized IT management solutions include:

    -   Greater savings in both capital and operating costs;
    -   Increased hardware utilization and reducing hardware requirements
        with server consolidation;
    -   Reduced cost of power proportionate to the consolidation achieved;
    -   Improved responsiveness, serviceability, and flexibility of IT
    -   Greater application availability and business continuity independent
        of hardware and operating systems;
    -   Continuous uptime and non-disruptive maintenance of IT environments;
    -   Improved responsiveness to business needs with rapid provisioning and
        dynamic optimization of application environments; and
    -   Allows legacy systems to co-exist with new environments.

    About Fusepoint Managed Services

    Founded in 1999, Fusepoint is a privately held company with offices and
data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Through our
proven record of success we have built a loyal base of over 400 customers and
strong, strategic relationships with Canada's leading technology and
communication companies.
    Fusepoint's managed IT solutions are SLA-guaranteed, scalable and
designed to reduce cost structures while mitigating risk. Fusepoint is also
SAS 70 Type II, CICA 5970, and most recently PCI compliant, which means our
processes are rigorously and continuously audited by an accredited third party
and consistently operate at the highest levels within the industry. For more
information, visit www.fusepoint.com

For further information:

For further information: Jill Yetman, Laura Watton, Environics
Communications, (416) 969-2722, (416) 969-2766, jyetman@environicspr.com,
lwatton@environicspr.com; Roger Hamshaw, Director Channel Marketing, Fusepoint
Managed Services, (905) 363-3796, Roger.hamshaw@fusepoint.com

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