Exponential-e launches CloudPort automated cloud portal for the channel

Cloud and network provider Exponential-e has launched a cloud pricing portal, CloudPort, to help its sales channel partner providers run their cloud reselling businesses more efficiently.

The system aims to make it easier for dealers of cloud services to install and manage their accounts, with quicker installation times and a fine tuned sales process that could help Exponential-e’s partners win more deals. Dealers can use the portal to get access to live a quotation tracking system that is designed to create price protection for Exponential-e’s business partners.

Exponential-e owns a 100 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 VPLS Network and integrates with third party providers and bespoke applications for both enterprise and SME clients. By tapping into Exponential-e’s product portfolio and carrier network CloudPort gives resellers access to suite of enterprise cloud services, including cloud compute, storage, server replication, colocation, online backup, SIP, internet and networking circuits.

According to researcher IDC global spending on cloud computing infrastructure is expected to grow by 21 per cent year over year to $32 billion in 2015. CloudPort will empower partners to meet this growing customer demand for cloud services and channel partners will be able to seamlessly tap into Exponential-e’s cloud solution portfolio and build systems to order for their clients, according to Exponential-e CEO Lee Wade. “CloudPort is a game-changer in cloud service delivery for the channel,” he said.

Resellers will also be able to configure services in order to adapt them for customers, according to Exponetial-e’s Head of Channel Strategy Michala Hart. “We will work with our partners to incorporate additional functionality into this new automated portal in the coming year. The portal will continue to evolve providing new solutions and services to our partners, facilitating innovation,” said Hart. The system is due to go live on December 14.