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01732 759725 14 Richard May virtualDCS Ryan Martin ANS RESELLER NEWS Two Veeam awards in two years for virtualDCS Leeds-headquartered cloud service provider virtualDCS has won its second Veeam Innovation Award in two years at VeeamON 2024. The business continuity specialist won its first at last year’s event, as well as ‘Best in Show’ for its CloudCover arm. CloudCover is a purpose-built SaaS suite that enhances Veeam’s backup software by providing a single pane of glass for end-toend security, backup and data immutability in the cloud. virtualDCS recently enhanced its CloudCover suite with CloudCover Guardian for Azure. This provides a 360-degree view of firms’ Microsoft 365 configurations and complete, multi-tenanted backup and recovery capabilities, without the need for any on-site installations. Richard May, CEO of virtualDCS, said: “We are thrilled to be able to provide a complementary solution to the already strong Veeam software suite. And to be recognised for a second time in a row by the global software leader — not least alongside such esteemed industry peers — is a proud achievement.” ··· ANS helping partners tackle UK skills gap Digital transformation and cloud services provider ANS is giving channel partners the opportunity to take advantage of its OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ apprenticeship programme with the launch of a new Academy as a Service offering. This will enable partners to address the UK’s tech skills gap by working with ANS on the development of tailored tech talent apprenticeship training programmes. Ryan Martin, Head of Indirect at ANS, said: “We wanted to take our OFSTED Outstanding training to our channel community, utilising our experience and success in building early career pipelines for their business and building a diverse and skilled workforce.” The Department of Education (DfE) reports that 65% of apprentices stay with the same employer after completing their apprenticeship, with 61% staying with the same employer for over 5 years, according to the Institute of Student Employers. ANS has helped more than 250 apprentices to gain technology, commercial, finance, business administration and marketing qualifications, with a 100% pass rate and 78% distinction rate. ··· FluidOne prepares for 300% growth with refinancing package FluidOne has agreed a long-term refinancing package with Pemberton Asset Management in support of its ambitious plans to treble in size over the next five years. The provider of Connected Cloud Solutions has quadrupled in size since 2019, evolving into one of the UK’s leading IT and continued... Giacom enters world of IoT Giacom, a provider of comms, cloud and technology solutions for the channel, is addressing the need for always-on mobile connectivity with the launch of a Smart Mobile Data SIM with access to all four major UK mobile networks and the ability to switch between them if a signal is lost. Andrew Wilford, Managing Director (Mobile) at Giacom, said: “Smart Mobile Data provides the foundation to support a vast range of communications and IT solutions, leveraging the same mobile networks that we all use for our smartphones and tablets. It’s a perfect addition to any traditional comms or managed service portfolio.” Giacom is offering Smart Mobile Data with tariffs suitable for two major use cases – the Internet of Things and mobile broadband. These are FlexConnect, which ensures IoT devices stay connected to 4G/5G using the strongest mobile network available; and CompleteConnect, a managed SIM and Router solution for customers who need a temporary hotspot or a mobile broadband solution for a small/home office. Giacom’s Cloud Market makes billing simple and easy, while providing access to additional products with which partners can create Smart Mobile Data-based solutions. Andrew Wilford Cyber Security managed services providers with group revenues of £109 million. Pemberton’s refinancing agreement includes a facility to fund future strategic acquisitions and support FluidOne’s plans to acquire multiple businesses every year. Since investment from Livingbridge in 2019, supporting an MBO led by CEO Russell Horton, FluidOne has made eight acquisitions and become a leading IT and cybersecurity-led MSP. FluidOne combines IT and cyber, connectivity and communications in connected cloud solutions that enable staff to work from anywhere, simply and securely. ··· Deep Green partners with Vespertec Deep Green, developer of the UK’s first data centre-heated swimming pool, has announced a new partnership with data centre infrastructure specialist Vesper Technologies (Vespertec) to help it deploy decarbonised immersion-cooled data centres across the UK. It has chosen to work with the specialist in the design, configuration, delivery and support of open, high performance data centre infrastructure because of Vespertec’s close working relationship with manufacturers. This will help it create a fully traceable supply chain of high performance hardware capable of operating in immersion cooling systems which will be needed for Deep Green to scale its technology. Ben Langstreth, Open Technology and Infrastructure Specialist at Vesper Technologies, said: “By repurposing the power it uses in novel ways that benefit the surrounding communities, Deep Green has shown the way towards a more sustainable future. We have no doubt this project will continue to scale and set the tone for the UK’s data centre industry. Vespertec is delighted to support its growth.” ··· Mitel accolade Maintel has been named Mitel Partner of the Year for UKISA (the UK, Ireland and Southern Africa) at the 2024 Mitel Next Awards in recognition of its commitment to growth, customer excellence and innovation.