Unified data storage provider IceWEB (News - Alert) has signed a consulting agreement, as well as a separate joint marketing and sales agreement, with Open Data Centers and 1stPoint Communications, both of which are New Jersey-based limited liability companies.
Under the consulting agreement, Open Data Centers will provide operational and sales expertise to two if IceWEB’s subsidiaries—Computers & Tele-com (CTC (News - Alert)) and KCNAP—to enhance their capabilities and operations. Under the marketing and sales agreement, CTC, KCNAP, 1stPoint and Open Data Centers will jointly market and sell their services.
As it so happens, this news comes while ITEXPO (News - Alert) Miami 2014 is in full swing and, while none of the companies involved in this deal are directly involved in the show, there is a close connection that has to do with Open Data Centers founding partner and chief executive officer, Erik Levitt. Levitt also happens to be CEO of 1stPoint and EndStream Communications, the latter of which is participating in ITEXPO this week.
Specifically, EndStream is an exhibitor located at booth #410. Seeing as how ITEXPO is the gathering point for the communications and technology community, it makes sense that EndStream would be on hand to demonstrate its wholesale (VoIP termination, DID, toll-free) and enterprise (SIP trunking, e-fax, data center hosting) communications services. The event runs until January 31 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Levitt to our team, and look forward to his participation in furthering IceWEB's operational objectives," said Hal Compton, Sr., IceWEB's Chairman and Interim CEO, in a statement. "He contributes his experience and expertise in many areas of the information technology, telecommunications and data center fields, and brings a valuable perspective on the issues and opportunities facing the Company. In addition, we believe that the ODC sales agreement will be able to generate sales momentum in our data center and wireless businesses."