BKS-PARTNERS SELECTS CONCERTO CLOUD SERVICES TO STREAMLINE ITS IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND ACCELERATE GROWTH

TAMPA, FL (April 20, 2016) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), a Tampa-based insurance brokerage firm, has selected Concerto Cloud Services, a fully managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications, and its virtual private cloud to streamline its IT infrastructure. Migrating to the Concerto cloud enables BKS-Partners to improve infrastructure security with HIPAA and PCI compliance, enhance business continuity and performance, and reduce IT expenses.

“After researching the cloud services marketplace, it became clear to us that Concerto Cloud Services is the best offering to provide our organization with the customized solutions that work for our evolving culture and growth goals,” said Lowry Baldwin, founding partner of BKS-Partners. “Concerto gives us the security we need to ensure HIPAA and PCI compliance, an increased uptime to guarantee that we are there when our clients need us, and the peace of mind in knowing that we have a go-to partner for all of our IT needs.”

Concerto offers an all-in-one cloud solution that can dynamically flex as demands increase to provide the unparalleled security, reliability and performance of a private cloud, while offering the flexibility to leverage public cloud offerings, third-party and on-premise applications in a hybrid configuration. Concerto’s fully managed cloud solution ensures industry compliance, uninterrupted performance and enterprise-class reliability from the moment applications go live in the cloud.

“BKS-Partners is a progressive company that provides its clients with exceptional service, a unique approach to risk assessment and innovative solutions that are challenging the status quo in the insurance industry,” said Tony DiBenedetto, CEO of Concerto Cloud Services. “Concerto is a natural fit for BKS-Partners because it’s freeing them up to focus on their area of expertise and strategic growth initiatives rather than managing a complex IT infrastructure.”

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping™ to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures generating a 360° view of their unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection™ is custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a clients’ life. Headquartered in Tampa, with offices in Naples, Sarasota, Ft. Myers and Tallahassee, BKS is driven to make a difference in the community, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting more than 40 charitable organizations.

About Concerto Cloud Services

Concerto Cloud Services is a fully managed cloud provider for mission-critical applications. Concerto makes IT easy by offering seamless integrations, complete infrastructure management and flexible deployments across virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. The Concerto team helps organizations use the cloud to reduce IT challenges and drive business growth through an application-centric approach and best-in-class technologies developed by Microsoft, Cisco, AWS and other leading providers. Advanced compliance and regulatory certifications, rigorous security protocols and a 99.99 percent guaranteed uptime are part of Concerto’s “Premium Comes Standard” offering and have earned the company recognition as a top global cloud service provider. www.concertocloud.com

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