We love the Channel Partners show, especially when it is hosted in my hometown of Chicago, IL.  We love it more when there are a lot of new products and ideas that we can use to add value to our customers and business partners. This year, the show is officially called Cloud Partners, and that should give a clear indication that the focus of the show is on educating the channel about selling cloud services.

According to Channel Partners Online, this is what you can get out of the show this year:

  • Explore and debut new cloud solutions
  • Discover new architectural approaches to achieving customer needs
  • Outline and define new business models in a cloud-based economy
  • Learn from industry thought leaders and partners who are defining the space

We are especially excited to be a Cloud Partners because we are debuting several new products at the show, including Managed Network Services and Data Center Services.  We will have much more information at out booth regarding these great new offerings.

We also just completed the build out of the new Network Management Center in Lombard, IL, and we recently acquired space in the 600 S. Federal Data Center, located in the Chicago Loop.  Both of these facilities will provide us with the ability to provide enterprise grade managed services and connectivity.  If you are in the channel, speak to Ryan or Patrick at booth #115 about getting a tour of either of these facilities.

If you stop by the booth, you can also enter a drawing for a set of Tour Edge Bazooka HD-Max Golf Clubs and Bag (Retail Price $799). The clubs can be seen at the booth or online at

We look forward to seeing you at the show, and enjoy the great city of Chicago!