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Rigstar Communications Launches Landmark "Managed Cloud Services" Platform to the Alberta Oil and Gas Sector

The company has established a landmark strategic alliance with Marlabs Inc., one of North America’s leading private and hybrid cloud computing organizations, for the launch of its new "Managed Cloud Services" solution.

Calgary, Canada, May 20, 2011 --( Brent Grisdale, President of Rigstar Communications Inc., announced today that the company has established a landmark strategic alliance with Marlabs Inc., one of North America’s leading private and hybrid cloud computing organizations, for the launch of its new "Managed Cloud Services" solution.

Rigstar’s "Managed Cloud Services" solution is the first comprehensive IaaS, PaaS and SaaS private/hybrid cloud platform available in Western Canada, and will provide enterprise organizations with a completely customizable suite of cloud services delivered within the footprint of a client’s private network. The solution set will include three core offerings: 'Virtual Data Center in a Box,' 'Cloud Enablement and Management' and 'Custom Application Mobility Services.'

“Rigstar Communications has a 13 year history of successfully building, deploying and operating high performance remote communication infrastructure to the Alberta oil sands,” said Robert Hart, Rigstar’s Chief Revenue Officer. “Our clients can now leverage that infrastructure to rapidly deploy a real-time, scalable and fully provisioned cloud computing platform, significantly improving business productivity and speed to revenue. By extending a corporate cloud to the most remote areas of a wide network, the CIO can fully realize the business benefits of their overall cloud strategy.”

Jay Nair, Senior Vice President for Marlabs, said, "The cloud provides a transformative mechanism to drive more efficient, innovative and effective business processes, along with greater collaboration, communication, and cost savings. Using the Rigstar cloud platform, organizations will be able to build secure, tiered private and hybrid cloud solutions that can be provisioned in real-time. It is a privilege to partner with Rigstar Communications on this path breaking initiative.”

Jeff Holden, VP Energy and Utilities of Marlabs, added, “We are looking forward to working with Rigstar Communications in introducing this first-of-its-kind robust and geographically diverse private/hybrid cloud computing solution to the Alberta oil and gas market. We believe the platform has the potential to significantly raise the level of business agility and performance for Rigstar clients.”

For more information on Rigstar’s newest product, "Managed Cloud Services," please visit

About Rigstar Communications Inc.
Rigstar Communications Inc. ( provides full lifecycle communication services to oil and gas organizations with expansive and remote wide area network requirements. With more than 13 years experience in the construction and commercial operations of remote communication systems, Rigstar’s expansive network and field operations reaches a significant footprint of Alberta and Western North America.

About Marlabs Inc.
Marlabs is a provider of innovative software and BPO services that improve operational efficiency and help customers gain competitive advantage. As a trusted partner, Marlabs has consistently delivered winning results for clients, which has led to exponential growth and multiple accolades.

The company has been repeatedly recognized by Deloitte & Touche in their Fast 50 and Fast 500 programs. After being named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list for five consecutive years, Marlabs was the sole inductee into the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame in 2006. Marlabs has been featured as one of the “best places to work in NJ” among large firms. For more information, visit

Media contacts:

Tara Lynn Molina, New Wave Media
403.457.0919 ext.221

Robert Hart, Rigstar Communications

Raj Menon, Marlabs, Inc.
732-287-7800 ext. 1480

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Rigstar Communications
New Wave Media
(403) 457-0919

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