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New datacenter and even more support for our ANZ partners

I’m very excited to share with our partners in Australia and New Zealand that we’re opening a new local datacenter in Sydney, featuring Microsoft® Exchange 2016, Skype for Business® and other critical services. And we’re joining forces with leading Australian cloud distributor, Manage Protect to manage and support our growing ANZ partner base.

If you are a partner in Australia or New Zealand, you can expect these benefits: 

  • 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

I talked with Bob Leibholz,‪ SVP of Business Development at Intermedia, to get his perspective on this exciting news. Here’s Bob’s take:

“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 datacenter network serve as testament to our confidence in the Australian market. With 12 datacenters worldwide and over a million paid users, Intermedia is well-positioned to continue expanding our global reach while delivering premium localized support to our valued partners.”

Local support presents greater opportunities for partners

And Bob isn’t the only one who sees this as a real win for our ANZ partners. According to Gartner, the public cloud services market in Australia is expected to be worth $4.74 billion by the end of 2016. Our new datacenter will help our ANZ partners better benefit from this market expansion. In addition to dedicated, locally-based support, our partners will get access to additional cloud services through Manage Protect for greater upsell opportunities. 

And what’s Manage Protect’s take on this new partnership? 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.”

Learn more about becoming an Intermedia partner

Not an Intermedia partner yet? For additional information, or questions about becoming a new partner, please contact [email protected].


About Kirsten Barta

Kirsten Barta is Sr Marketing Communications Manager at Intermedia