CONGLETON, England, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet resource provider 1st Easy Limited announced today that it has entered into formal agreement with USA-based CoSentry, a nationally recognised leader in the Private Cloud Services industry. The agreement allows both 1st Easy and CoSentry to deliver a Common Solution Service Platform (CSSP) in their respective UK and USA datacentre locations.

CSSP allows the two companies to jointly deliver Internet technologies such as private cloud services, hosted application platforms and environments tuned for Software as a Service (SaaS) provision.

1st Easy's Managing Director, Stephen Bell remarked Our clients are looking for more than just a single point of Internet solution delivery. They increasingly see their commercial online activities expanding onto the global stage and this agreement enhances our abilities to reach the USA online market for our clients, the largest natural expansion area for them. Bell added, Software vendors are increasingly moving to a hosted application or SaaS model; from a global perspective, CSSP supports this trend by delivering their applications from points nearer to their end users.

Cris Freiwald, Vice President of CoSentry Sioux Falls operations also commented

Our clients in the USA are increasingly eyeing Europe as a strategic point of presence and this new relationship with 1st Easy, with their similar strategy and datacentre resources, allows CoSentry to reach new global solution levels for its clients. He continued, Today's SaaS providers demand a global presence and cannot afford historical performance problems. This common platform reduces latency by more than half and assures a solid end-user experience.

The agreement provides for common technologies such as resilient Dell PowerEdge(TM) servers, EMC Corporation's CLARiiON / MirrorView platform, and VMware's ESX, to be deployed at the right global service delivery point and managed from either Network Operation Centre. Connectivity is being deployed that will also assure consistency of service between facilities with large bandwidth capabilities across multiple access points.

The demands of an 'always on' economy require a network of 'always on' facilities and the associated expertise commented Mike Steffan, CEO of CoSentry. He continued Our alliance with 1st Easy brings another level of performance to our North American clients and creates a seamless set of attributes for our European clientele.

About 1st Easy Limited

Your Internet Resource Partner - Established in 1999, 1st Easy Limited provide Internet services for businesses and developers, including dedicated servers, colocation, web hosting, email filtering and hosted Microsoft(TM) applications. 1st Easy have been recognised as an Investors in People Company, and have been awarded the South East Cheshire Enterprise e-Business of the year title. For more information, visit

About CoSentry

CoSentry serves as a one source provider of business continuity and managed technical services. Founded in 2000, CoSentry provides Systems, Work Group, Print and Mail Recovery solutions. In today's ALWAYS ON business environment, market leaders benefit from CoSentry's world-class services to keep their businesses running - no matter what. The company also provides diverse and robust collocation and managed Internet services. CoSentry is headquarted in Omaha, Neb., with network centres in Omaha, Kansas City, Mo., and Sioux Falls, S.D.

Contact: 1st Easy Ltd Stephen Bell, Managing Director +44(0)808-222-2221 Contact: CoSentry Manny Quevedo, Vice President, Development +1-402-492-7800

SOURCE: 1st Easy Ltd

CONTACT: Contact: 1st Easy Ltd: Stephen Bell, Managing Director,+44(0)808-222-2221,; CoSentry: Manny Quevedo, VicePresident, Development, +1-402-492-7800, mquevedo@cosentry.comend_table