Ken Presti: "Grab the Ball and Run with It."

Ken Presti has been studying the channel — in-depth — since 1996.  First, as one of the lead reporters for Computer Reseller News and later at IDC.  In 2006, he hung out his own shingle and founded Presti Research & Consulting. Recently, Presti dropped by our offices and liked what he saw:

PowerCloud’s Network-as-a-Service Offering Leverages Other Vendors’ Channels

A newly-emerging startup, based at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is giving the industry new ways to look at networking, cloud computing, and even the channel strategies that would drive its services into the market.

PowerCloud Systems, which is backed by Javelin Venture Partners and Walden Venture Capital, is offering the deployment and management of secure networks, leveraging the rapidly evolving “as-a-service” business model to establish lower costs and ease of use. The current iteration is based on 802.11n wireless technology, and features an impressive level of self-configuration…

(G)iven the opportunity for channels to wrap the PowerCloud offerings into a comprehensive value proposition, I believe some of the key partners are likely to grab the ball and run with it.

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About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud Systems is the leading online software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). Its CloudCommand technology provides OEMs and service providers with the most powerful and cost-effective path for adding comprehensive cloud capabilities to their new and existing networking equipment. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., PowerCloud Systems is a spin-out from PARC that is funded by Qualcomm Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and PARC. For more information, visit

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