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Massive Growth Pushes Managed Solution onto SD Largest Biz List

The San Diego Business Journal named Managed Solution the 66th largest private company in San Diego in 2015

San Diego, CA – November 05, 2015 – Managed Solution announced today that the company has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the Largest Private Companies in 2015. (link to list)

As a highly honored and tenured managed services company and pioneer in managed, utility-based cloud computing, Managed Solution is now the 66th largest private company in San Diego, according to the San Diego Business Journal. Managed Solution is also recognized this year in the World’s Top 100 Cloud Computing Companies in the Talkin' Cloud IT Channel list, on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition and as one of the Top Managed Service Providers in Pioneer 250.

“We are excited to be part of this esteemed list of local enterprises and appreciate the recognition of its hard work by the SDBJ,” said Sean Ferrel, chief executive officer, Managed Solution. As a part of the dynamic business community here in San Diego, we are a technology company that empowers business, investing in them like none other. We will continue to be committed to the success of our clients and we are excited to work with companies using today’s cutting edge technology to shape the business of tomorrow.

Along with caring for our customers, much of Managed Solution’s growth can be attributed to our dedication to our employees and the community. Managed solution prides itself on workplace culture and participates in dozens of events in the community per year. “At Managed Solution, it’s not jut about bringing the latest and greatest technologies to businesses and government in the South West US, it’s also about giving back, particularly in education so our children will be prepared for the technology environment of the business world as they enter into adulthood.” Said Ferrel.

San Diego Business Journal’s Largest Private Companies List honors privately-held companies that demonstrate the highest annual revenue figures from 2014.

About Managed Solution
Managed Solution is the premier provider of outsourced IT support and managed services for small to large size businesses. Founded in 2002, the company quickly grew into a market leader and is recognized as one of the fastest growing IT Companies in Southern California. Managed Solution continues to deliver award-winning services paired with leading business technologies to assist clients in running their business efficiently.

For more information on Managed Solution’s community outreach visit our community page.

By Microsoft News Center as written on http://news.microsoft.com

REDMOND, Wash., and RALEIGH, N.C. — Nov. 4, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) and Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) on Wednesday announced a partnership that will help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. As a key component of today’s announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft and Red Hat are also working together to address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds.

The two companies will host a webcast at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, to share more details.

Key elements of the partnership include the following:

  • Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Azure customers. In the coming weeks, Microsoft Azure will become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, enabling customers to run their Red Hat Enterprise Linux applications and workloads on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Cloud Access subscribers will be able to bring their own virtual machine images to run in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure customers can also take advantage of the full value of Red Hat’s application platform, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat Gluster Storage and OpenShift, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service offering. In the coming months, Microsoft and Red Hat plan to provide Red Hat On-Demand — “pay-as-you-go” Red Hat Enterprise Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace, supported by Red Hat.
  • Integrated enterprise-grade support spanning hybrid environments. Customers will be offered cross-platform, cross-company support spanning the Microsoft and Red Hat offerings in an integrated way, unlike any previous partnership in the public cloud. By co-locating support teams on the same premises, the experience will be simple and seamless, at cloud speed.
  • Unified workload management across hybrid cloud deployments. Red Hat CloudForms will interoperate with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, offering Red Hat CloudForms customers the ability to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux on both Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. Support for managing Azure workloads from Red Hat CloudForms is expected to be added in the next few months, extending the existing System Center capabilities for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Collaboration on .NET for a new generation of application development capabilities. Expanding on the preview of .NET on Linux announced by Microsoft in April, developers will have access to .NET technologies across Red Hat offerings, including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, jointly backed by Microsoft and Red Hat. Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be the primary development and reference operating system for .NET Core on Linux.

“This partnership is a powerful win for enterprises, ISVs and developers,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. “With this partnership, we are expanding our commitment to offering unmatched choice and flexibility in the cloud today, meeting customers where they are so they can do more with their hybrid cloud deployments — all while fulfilling the rigorous security and scalability requirements that enterprises demand.”

“The datacenter is heterogeneous, and the cloud is hybrid,” said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat. “With Red Hat and the leader in enterprise cloud workloads joining forces, our customers are the winners today, as we unite on common solutions to help them solve challenges in this hybrid cloud. Together, we’re offering the most comprehensive support agreement for our mixed technologies to support customers.”

Additional information on the partnership is available on The Official Microsoft Blog and the Red Hat Blog. A live webcast with executives from both companies will begin at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST Wednesday and can be accessed by the general public at https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=28455. Following executive remarks, there will be a question and answer session. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended.

About Red Hat Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss, Gluster, OpenShift, CloudForms and the Shadowman logo are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. The use of the word “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership between Red Hat and any other company.

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nikki-fairchildNikki Fairchild joined the Managed Solution team as a Business Development Manager on October 13, 2015. Nikki joins us with eight years of experience in B2B sales with a background in cabling and telecommunications. She's excited to join the team at Managed Solution.
Nikki is originally from Danbury, Connecticut where she started her career for Charter Communications for several years before moving to San Diego and getting job with Cox. Nikki has lived in San Diego for four years now and calls it home but still tries to make visits back east to visit family often, recently taking a trip to Maine to visit her mother and youngest sister. They enjoyed kayaking on the bay, whale-watching and catching fresh lobster on their lobster boat. Maine lobster, family and friends are things Nikki misses from back east, but says she’s been working on recruiting her east coast friends and family out west, finally convincing one of her sisters to move to San Diego last year along with their childhood friend.
The former high school wrestler now enjoys singing, playing piano, writing poetry and bike riding on her time off along with spending time with her puppy Jake. She found Jake alone on the streets in San Diego – when she contacted his owners she found out he was actually raised in the town next to where she grew up back east. Nikki rescued Jake and now both of the Connecticut natives are happy living in sunny San Diego together.
Please join me in welcoming Nikki Fairchild to the Managed Solution team!
At Managed Solution, we strive to be the best technology based company by investing in our top assets; our people - CAREERS
San Diego - October 19, 2015 - Yesterday some of the team from Managed Solution participated in the 2015 San Diego Walk to Defeat ALS® in the memory of Bill Marchesano. Will Marchesano, one of Managed Solution's team members, and his family unfortunately lost their beloved father and husband after his battle with ALS. Last year, Will challenged the Managed Solution team to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for this cause and join team “Will for Bill” for the 2014 Walk to Defeat ALS. It has become an annual tradition for the Managed Solution team to come together and walk to support ALS - a big thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday for the 2015 San Diego Walk to Defeat ALS®!

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Managed Solution is proud to support The ALS Association through charitable donations and participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS. Will Marchesano, one of Managed Solution’s team members, and his family unfortunately lost their beloved father and husband after his battle with ALS. Last year Will challenged the Managed Solution team to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for this cause.

Press Releases:

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2014 Walk to Defeat ALSThe Managed Solution team at the 2014 Walk to Defeat ALS

This Sunday Managed Solution will be participating in the 2015 San Diego Walk to Defeat ALS®
Help spread awareness:
1. Join us for the walk
2. Donate as a “virtual walker”
3. Like our Facebook Page
*Now through Sunday for every new "like" Managed Solution will donate $1 to ALS, up to $2000.
Managed Solution is proud to support The ALS Association through charitable donations and participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS. Will Marchesano, one of Managed Solution’s team members, and his family unfortunately lost their beloved father and husband after his battle with ALS. Last year Will challenged the Managed Solution team to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for this cause. Together we raised $1,855.00 and joined the team “Will for Bill” for the Walk to Defeat ALS in the memory of Bill Marchesano.
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kris laserna managed solutionKristopher Laserna joined the Managed Solution team as the Customer Engagement Manager on Monday, September 21, 2015. Kris comes from a consumer electronics background, having been responsible for mainly the sales/training aspects of each previous company he's worked with. He has come a long way from his first job when he was 15 working as a game attendant for a local arcade, although he jokes that he still holds the fastest record for ticket reloads at an average of five seconds per unit! As the Customer Engagement Manager at Managed Solution, Kris is responsible for developing internal and external training programs and implementing customer engagement projects, while acting as the liaison for the sales and marketing team.
Kris is a born and bred native San Diegan, a rarity these days. He did make his way up and down the California coast for school, starting in San Francisco then down to LA, but eventually making his way back down to good ol' San Diego to where he currently resides. Although not having any pets currently, Kris says he would love to own a pup of his own one day, more specifically a Husky or bigger breed like a Corso or Leonberger; he often dreams of riding it into battle like a knight in medieval times.
For the past five years, Kris has trained in boxing and Muay Thai. In addition to conditioning through martial arts, Kris actively plays in multiple basketball leagues year-round. In the past he's even traveled with his teammates to compete throughout various city/region competitions. Besides being an athlete, another fun fact about Kris is that he enjoys listening to country music and has been known to join in on a good line dancing session from time to time!
We're excited to have Kris on the Managed Solution team, please join me in welcoming him!
At Managed Solution, we strive to be the best technology based company by investing in our top assets; our people - CAREERS

connie bond managed solution

With an extensive background in IT, Connie Bond joined the Managed Solution team as a Project Manager on September 8, 2015. She is a jack of all trades and started working in IT when she was 18 years old and has had experience in technical support, networking, programming, software, hardware as well as web design. Connie's excited to use her extensive IT background and expertise to oversee IT projects for Managed Solution.
Connie is originally from Batavia, a small town outside of Chicago. When a job offer with a global company gave her the opportunity to choose her territory, she selected San Diego even though she had never visited before. She wanted to experience a new location, one with nice weather. Twenty-one years later Connie is still very happy living in beautiful San Diego, where she met her husband and started her family. Connie met her husband Mike while she was enjoying the outdoors on a run at Lake Miramar. They have been happily married and have their sixteen year anniversary closely approaching. Along with Mike, Connie has a 21 year old stepson William, three Jack Russell rescue pups, a 35 year old parrot and a fish named Budda.
Connie is really outgoing and enjoys new adventures and experiences. When she was twenty-five years old she took a six month journey around the United States on her own to explore. Having been to so many great places it was hard for her to choose a favorite, but after some thought she said Kauai, Hawaii was one of the best places she's been to because it's great for outdoor adventures and has a peaceful relaxing energy. Besides working in IT, Connie is a Reiki Master and has been practicing for over two years. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Connie is excited for her new chapter with Managed Solution and we are delighted to have her on board! Please join us in welcoming her to the team.
At Managed Solution, we strive to be the best technology based company by investing in our top assets; our people - CAREERS

Microsoft acquires Adxstudio Inc., Web portal and application lifecycle management solutions provider

adxstudio managed solution

Organizations today are looking for new and different ways to better connect, support and engage with their customers. People increasingly rely on channels like Web portals to make sure their voice is heard – in fact this year, Forrester research uncovered that for the first time, Web self-service is now the most popular channel customers use to find help. Microsoft is committed to delivering intelligent customer engagement solutions to empower people and organizations to use these new channels to more effectively connect with their customers online.
Today we took another step toward fulfilling this commitment. I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached a definitive agreement to acquire key product and technology assets of Adxstudio Inc., a provider of Web portals, online engagement solutions and application lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. With this acquisition of our long-time partner, our customers will immediately be able to take advantage of new and exciting ways to engage with customers online.
Packed with compelling features that extend Dynamics CRM to the Web, Adxstudio Web portals are built natively on Dynamics CRM, allowing our customers to easily connect and extend their key sales and customer services business processes online. These portals work with the CRM application easily and naturally for both online and on-premises customers, who can take advantage of this offering right away. Adxstudio portals can also be used along with our Parature Service thanks to native integration with Parature’s rich knowledge management solutions.
This acquisition also delivers pre-built engagement solutions including partner relationship management for organizations who sell through partner channels; technical support solutions for high tech and software development organizations; and online citizen engagement for public sector organizations. Each of these solutions will be available for all Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and can be used both on-premises and in the cloud.
Finally, this acquisition will empower our own customers as well as our strong partner ecosystem as it will accelerate our efforts to enable customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to build their own CRM Web engagement solutions on Microsoft technologies. These Adxstudio capabilities enable any business process to become Web-facing.
We are dedicated to giving companies intelligent customer engagement solutions so they can deliver customer experiences that are personalized, proactive and predictive. We’re constantly looking at ways to deliver value to businesses and organizations around the world. Adding Adxstudio team members and technology components is another important step in this effort to deliver great value for our customers.

Source: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/09/28/microsoft-acquires-adxstudio-inc-web-portal-and-application-lifecycle-management-solutions-provider/

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