Today, Kemp Technologies® announced their selection by Chicago-based Managed Services Provider, Steadfast Networks, as a partner to enhance delivery of managed IT services and security.
Organizations of all sizes are increasingly looking to Managed Services Providers such as Steadfast and their enterprise-level managed IT infrastructure services to transform and scale their businesses. Steadfast simplifies system design and removes day-to-day maintenance burdens empowering its customers to focus on the strengths that drive their business.
As a Managed Services Provider, Steadfast needs to deliver multi-tenant services to ensure isolated security and management across their many customers. The traditional approach to multi-tenancy by application delivery controller (ADC) vendors requires Service Providers to invest in expensive, fixed hardware devices at their initial buildout, often resulting in significant overprovisioning. This means a high initial capital expenditure amortized over the lifetime of the hardware which often does not align with customer growth. Steadfast needed an operational expenditure model that allowed it to deliver against the multi-tenancy requirement while scaling incrementally as its customers did, driving profitability. Kemp’s Metered Licensing ADC (MELA) solution for Service Providers satisfies this requirement by offering a pay-as-you-use model where service costs are aligned to revenues and unlimited ADC instances can be deployed at a fraction of other competitive solutions. This licensing and consumption model ensures that services are profitable from day one by significantly reducing upfront investment. Steadfast evaluated Radware and Kemp Technologies as potential replacements for F5 Networks. Based on an intensive proof of concept, Steadfast decided that Kemp’s technology and commercial model provided the best solution for their needs.
“As an infrastructure service provider that supports a diverse range of customers with unique needs and requirements, we are always on the lookout for new technologies that will strengthen our service,” said Karl Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Steadfast. “After investigating a number of vendors, it became apparent that Kemp offered flexible, feature-rich solutions that we needed at the price point we wanted.”
“Managed Service Providers require technology partners that add value to their portfolio of offerings with the right expertise, solutions and commercial models,” said Jason Dover, Director of Product Line Management, Kemp Technologies.
“Our metered application delivery model gives service providers significant flexibility and savings as they build and deliver services for their customers. We’re excited to help Steadfast augment and improve on the innovative solutions they offer to the market.”
Business leaders and technologists looking to learn more on how Kemp enables service providers can visit https://kemptechnologies.com/kemp360/managed-service-providers/msp/.
To learn more about Steadfast and their innovative services offerings, visit https://www.steadfast.net/
About Kemp Technologies
With over 40,000 deployments worldwide, Kemp Technologies is the industry leader in advanced Layer 2 – 7 Application Delivery. Recognized by analyst firm Gartner as the most visionary company in the Application Delivery Controller industry, Kemp is changing the way modern enterprises and service providers are building cloud-enabled application delivery infrastructure. Over the past decade, Kemp has been a consistent leader in innovation with many industry firsts, including high-performance ADC virtualization, application-centric SDN-based load balancing, innovative pricing and licensing models and platform ubiquity to support hybrid and multi-cloud requirements. Visit https://kemptechnologies.com for more information.
Steadfast specializes in flexible cloud environments, infrastructure hosting, and a full suite of reliable managed services and security. Complemented by expert consultation at all stages of design and deployment to maintenance and expansion planning, Steadfast delivers high-quality, cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions, personalized to customer needs.
David Quaid, Director of Inbound Marketing, Kemp Technologies.
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