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Communication Industry Master Agency Partners with SingleHop to Expand IaaS Portfolio

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVANT Communications, a premiere distributor of next generation technologies, announced today it has sealed a relationship with SingleHop, a leading provider of highly scalable, automated, on-demand bare metal and cloud infrastructure. The addition of SingleHop to AVANT Communications' portfolio demonstrates AVANT's furthering commitment to providing their partners with best-in-breed cloud and data services offerings.

Founded in 2006, SingleHop pioneered the global Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) movement by enabling businesses and service providers in the design, deployment, and management of a wide range of Hosted Infrastructure solutions. SingleHop's proprietary automation platform allows organizations to quickly migrate or deploy workloads in the cloud. By integrating its secure global data center footprint, robust remote management toolkit, and industry-leading SLAs, SingleHop helps clients manage their systems, while creating better economic efficiencies.

"When it comes to cloud and data centers, AVANT Communications is the premiere distributor in the industry.  They have focused on this space since the beginning. AVANT has developed unique selling tools to empower and educate their diverse distribution, coupled with one of the most knowledgeable and strongest support teams in the industry for these services," said Mark A. Mercado, VP Channel Sales of SingleHop. "We have the highest admiration for the AVANT team and are very pleased to announce that they were the first of an elite group of Master Distributors to see the value in SingleHop's hybrid approach to the market and commitment to the Channel."

"SingleHop is a rapidly growing company that is recognized as an industry leader in the hosting and cloud computing space. We are excited to take their broad range of hybrid cloud offerings to market through our sales channel.  We believe SingleHop is a great addition to our world class portfolio of cloud service providers," said Ian Kieninger, CEO of AVANT Communications.

SingleHop's global presence, high-caliber security and redundancy, extensive automation, and onsite engineers have made the company a rising star in the IaaS industry. Ranked #3 in Crain's Fast Fifty, a definitive listing of the Chicago area's fastest growing companies, SingleHop was recently named to the CRN 500, an annual listing of the top IT channel providers in North America.

About SingleHop
SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, automated, on-demand infrastructure and value added services to both end-users and resellers. With clients in 114 countries, three geographically dispersed U.S.-based data centers, and a new facility in Amsterdam, SingleHop provides dedicated, cloud, and managed services to more than 4,000 customers with 10,000+ servers online. SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art resources and services with industry-leading deployment time and custom support. SingleHop was established in 2006 in Chicago and was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America in 2011.

About AVANT Communications
AVANT Communications is a progressive agency focused on revolutionizing telecommunication procurement through the IT and VAR channels. AVANT's partnerships focus on next generation services and cutting edge providers that empower their customers and partners to influence technology within their industry. AVANT becomes an extension of your team providing the consistency and talent to make your company grow.

As the nation's premiere distributor of next generation technologies, AVANT has the resources and relationships needed to successfully navigate the ever-changing world of communications and IT infrastructure. From complex cloud design to global wide-area network deployments, we empower our partners with the valuable business tools they need, including back-office support, engineering guidance, strategic consulting and ongoing training. AVANT is dedicated to aiding our partners and clients in making informed choices about services, technology, and cost-efficient communications. Our goal is to set the industry standard for knowledge and navigation of the global technology marketplace.

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