TIGARD, Ore., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Uplevel Systems, a provider of managed information technology (IT) services to small business IT consultants, today announced that the company has raised $1.2M in funding to launch and promote Uplevel's hybrid managed IT services to consultants targeting small businesses across the U.S. Uplevel's hybrid approach to managed services combines advanced cloud-based management and enterprise-class equipment with delivery through a simple subscription that aligns to small businesses' specific needs and challenges. This unique combination accommodates the budgets of smaller companies by eliminating up-front equipment expenses and enabling IT to be monitored and managed remotely by trusted IT experts. The formal launch of services next month will include remote network management, wired and Wi-Fi networking, virtual private networks (VPNs), data backup and storage, firewall, and other enhanced data and network security services. "With a solid track record of success in building new businesses, the founding team at Uplevel is now bringing disruptive technology to a large and underserved market," says Christopher A. DeMonico, investor and Board member. "The company's go-to-market strategy creates a compelling 'win-win' value proposition both for smaller businesses and the IT consultants who serve them. As Managed Service Providers (MSPs), consultants can grow their businesses faster and become more competitive while streamlining cost." The Uplevel Systems founding team features proven technology innovators specializing in network management, Wi-Fi, and data security. The team includes CEO Tom Alexander, former Chief Architect at PMC-Sierra who delivered the first fully integrated 8-port Ethernet switch; Vice President of Marketing Glenn Chagnot, former Director of Product Management and Marketing leader at Ixia and VeriWave, Inc.; and Product Architect Sergey Rathon, a twenty-year industry veteran specializing in delivering a high-quality user experience.