Ives to further establish Continent 8 as a market leader in managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and security services

Continent 8 Technologies is driving further expansion into the US market with the appointment of Chad Ives as Sales Director.

Ives has significant experience in the cloud and technology services sector and will be responsible for increasing brand awareness and sales, predominantly in the North American iGaming market, but will work alongside a global sales team. He will also use his skills and expertise to help Continent 8 expand into new sectors such as financial services and healthcare, as part of wider growth plans for the business.

He joins from Rapid Scale where he served as Cloud Services Consultant and has also held roles at technology companies such as Navisite and Softchoice. With a natural talent for sales and account management, Ives has been tasked with further establishing Continent 8 as a leading cloud, connectivity and security provider in the US through its connect, manage and secure range of products and services.

Continent 8 is already live in 17 states across the US, with an aggressive roadmap for expansion including 10 additional sites planned for 2021.

Nick Nally, Managing Director Americas at Continent 8, said: “I would like to welcome Chad to the team and look forward to working closely with him as we continue to expand into the North American market.

“We connect, manage and secure a vital part of any online gambling operation whether for a European company looking to enter the US market or an American company making a play online for the first time via our 60+ connected locations.

“In Chad we have someone with unrivalled understanding and experience who will undoubtedly be able to drive brand awareness and also help us enter new sectors and markets.”

Chad Ives, Sales Director at Continent 8, said: “The last five or six years of my career have been devoted to helping customers cut through the noise of complex technology decisions that come with regulation, compliance and data security.

“This puts me in a strong position to help online gambling companies find the solutions that best meet their needs as the US market continues to grow.

“I will also be able to help Continent 8 expand its reach into new industries and look forward to playing a part in driving this innovative and exciting business forward.”

Get in touch with Chad via chad.ives@continent8.com

Cloud, connectivity and security provider to iGaming businesses collaborates with Amazon Web Services to strengthen capabilities and competencies

Continent 8 Technologies has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and will now be able to expand its capabilities and competencies to further assist iGaming operators and suppliers with their cloud, connectivity and security needs.

The APN is the global community of partners who leverage AWS to build solutions and services for their customers.

The recognition comes after Continent 8 completed the comprehensive business planning, training and certification required to become an AWS Select Consulting Partner, while also supporting customers with the deployment of AWS services and solutions.

Continent 8 has recently supported several iGaming customers with the deployment and hosting of AWS Outposts throughout the US, establishing an AWS Outposts Enablement Package which provides a delivery team to lead, co-ordinate and support the deployment from pre-install to go-live.

In addition to this, and to meet customer demand, Continent 8 offers Network Edge Services (NEaaS) to provide all of the functionality required to connect the AWS Outpost to the internet (in-jurisdiction and Tier 1 peering) and to AWS (privately or publicly).

Now that it has been recognised as an AWS Select Consulting Partner, Continent 8 will continue to collaborate with AWS on additional value-add services around its AWS Outpost offering and to further expand its capabilities and competencies across cloud, connectivity and security.

This aligns with the company’s vision to be the Multi-Cloud Solution Partner to iGaming organisations and to “Connect, Manage and Secure” those cloud environments.

Keith Stafford, Head of Cloud Architecture at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Joining the APN and being recognised as an AWS Select Consulting Partner is a strategic step for Continent 8.

“This alliance provides the opportunity for us to help our clients accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies, demonstrating our commitment to deliver the best possible solutions and services to iGaming businesses in markets around the world, including the fast-growing US market.”

To learn more about Continent 8’s AWS Outpost offering, click here

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