As part of its global expansion into Australia and New Zealand, Intermedia opens local data centre and enters into service agreement with Manage Protect to better support regional presence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 11, 2016 — / — Following the expansion of its global presence into Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Intermedia, a leading provider of cloud IT services, today announces the opening of a new local data centre in Sydney, featuring Microsoft® Exchange 2016, Skype for Business® and other critical services.

In addition to the rollout of its new Sydney data centre, Intermedia has joined forces with leading Australian cloud distributor, Manage Protect. Under this partnership, Manage Protect will manage and support Intermedia’s growing ANZ partner base. Key benefits of this partnership include:

  • Australian-based 24/7 support for ANZ resellers – including pre-sales, migration assistance, technical and billing support, and partner management services
  • Local currency invoicing with no conversion fees
  • Decreased pricing across many core Exchange services
  • Locally hosted services including Exchange 2016 for new customer accounts

Bob Leibholz, SVP of Business Development at Intermedia, says: “Keeping true to our Worry-Free Experience™commitment, it made perfect sense to partner with a leader like Manage Protect. This partnership and the growth of our data centre network serve as testament to our confidence in the Australian market. With 12 data centres worldwide and over a million paid users, Intermedia is well-positioned to continue expanding our global reach while delivering premium localised support to our valued partners.”

Local support presents greater opportunities for partners
According to Gartner, the public cloud services market in Australia is expected to be worth $4.74 billion by the end of 2016. Intermedia’s new data centre will help Australian partners better benefit from this market expansion. In addition to dedicated, locally-based support, partners will get access to additional cloud services through Manage Protect for greater upsell opportunities.

Andrew Johnson, CEO at Manage Protect, says: “Intermedia is a global leader in delivering business-grade cloud email services, with an established partner program and tightly integrated suite of business solutions. Intermedia and Manage Protect share a common goal and commitment to deliver best-of-breed cloud technology to Managed Service Providers and resellers across Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to the opportunity to serve and grow Intermedia’s local partner base.”

For additional information, or questions about becoming a new partner, please contact

About Manage Protect Ltd
Manage Protect is an Australian company delivering its business grade cloud technology that meets companies’ security, email, collaboration and mobility needs through its channel community. Servicing the Australian and New Zealand business market, Manage Protect’s channel of aligned, trained and certified IT partners and Managed Service Providers provide best of breed solutions sourced globally, while hosted and supported locally.

About Intermedia
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates 20+ essential IT services businesses need to do business—including email, backup and file sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility and security.

Intermedia’s services are integrated, secure, mobile-ready and managed from a single control panel—which makes the cloud easier to use and more efficient to manage. All the services offer enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.

Intermedia has over 700 employees who work relentlessly to provide more than 70,000 business customers and 6,000 active partners with a Worry-Free Experience™.

Media Contacts
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Dolores Diez
Rivers of Communication
+61 417 330 881

Source: Intermedia



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