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VeeamON 2019: Veeam makes improvement in orchestration, assures recoverability

Veeam Software, during the VeeamON 2019 conference in Miami, FL introduced revised version of orchestration tool, known as NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2. The new version is designed to aid in eliminating lengthy testing and recovery processes.  

“Our new version of Veeam Availability Orchestrator eliminates the challenges of manual processes by introducing reliable orchestrated recovery of production VMs, whether they’re protected by backups or replicas,” said Danny Allan, Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “This also includes the ability to quickly and efficiently leverage protection data to prove recoverability and compliance, whether standards are imposed internally or by governing regulations like HIPAA, SOX, GDPR and more.” 

 Veeam Availability v2, premiered at VeeamON 2019 is generally available now. This tool will help in lowering the cost of recovery. The new version has the capability to automate processes and create actionable documentation that will be directly customized or updated enabling the organizations to meet their recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) efficiently. 

The Availability Orchestrator is applicable to other IT aspects as well by using data from replications and backups for automated testing, patches, upgrades, automated testing and more. There are five stages of data management on cloud and orchestration is one of them. The other ones are cloud mobility, visibility, backup and automation. 

Earlier promised Veeam Availability Suite v10 including NAS backup and recovery will be accessible by 2019 end. The version 10 is expected to include Direct Restore to VMware feature in it, along with Instant Recovery to vSphere. 

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New Opportunities for Services Providers Beyond Infrastructure within Next Two Years

Digital revolution, being powered by Cloud, is leading to disruptive business transformation, with more and more organizations looking for business-centric integrated value -additions for growing and expanding their business, rather than just looking help for maintaining the infrastructure.

As per a study by 451 research on over 1700 respondents spread across 10 geographies, digital transformation is under way, as 41% organizations face significant industry disruption, 54% require significant operations and IT transformation and 42% plan major digital transformation for the next year.

The business goals of companies, enterprises and SMBs have evolved in the digital economy and the next generation business priorities include accelerated time to market with lower business and technology related risks, lower costs, improved product and service quality and increased revenue.

The organizations are living life in the fast lane with market disrupters like Uber or Airbnb, market makers like iRobot, Twitter or Facebook and under reinvention organizations like GE, capturing 52% of the market share. These organizations are undergoing high business and IT portfolio transformation and will migrate and have approximately 55% digital infrastructure within next 2 years.

In 2017, these organizations have allocated 74% of their hosting/cloud services budget for ‘beyond infrastructure’ hosting services and only 26% for infrastructure hosting services. With managed and security services holding steady; application and hosting services decreasing indicating direct to SaaS trend, professional services are the new ‘beyond infrastructure’ category that accounts for 25% of an organization’s spending.

Thus, organizations are spending more on managed infrastructure and services, where hosting or cloud infrastructure is bundled with at least one managed, security or application service. This changing mix of infrastructure, application and security services has given rise to next generation of managed services, where service providers have a two-year window of opportunity till this ‘beyond infrastructure’ spending gets in the steady state mode.

The professional services that address the needs of digital transformation include legacy systems or SaaS integration services, application modernization, backend or frontend integration, compliance and risk assessment, cloud business strategy, cloud platform training, network consulting for cloud environments, workload placement and cloud orchestration and management.

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ALVEA Services selects Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator for its ALVEA Infrastructure-as-a-Service

A week after the release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator 3.1, Flexiant today announced selection of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator by ALVEA Services for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, ALVEA Infrastructure.

With Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, ALVEA Services has the opportunity not only to capitalize on the current market, but also to future proof its commercial offering.
– George Knox, CEO, Flexiant.

Having a simple, branded user interface, comprehensive billing, extensive white labeling and single pane of glass infrastructure control, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator will enable ALVEA Infrastructure to deliver on-demand, fully automated provisioning of IT security and cloud services with a pay-as-you-go model.

Delivered and supported by a global network of 2,500 IT and security resellers, ALVEA Infrastructure is ideal for organizations whose computing capabilities needs vary frequently with changing needs of their business.

“Choosing the right cloud management software was business critical and of significant strategic importance for ALVEA Services. We invested substantial time, energy and effort in looking at the various players in the market,” said Mr. Neil Gardner, Proposition Manager, ALVEA Services.

“No other company was able to demonstrate the proven heritage and capability that is essential for ALVEA Services. Furthermore, no other company had Flexiant’s extensive “out of the box” capability to build out our reseller offering, which is clearly central to our go-to-market strategy,” he added.

Based on allowing resellers to set their own pricing structure while only paying for what they deliver to customers, ALVEA Services’ business model will use Flexiant billing and metering capability with granular reporting to see what has been used and when.

With Flexiant, each billing model can be independently set to meet specific needs of VARs, this giving them ability to easily buy and sell the IT security and cloud services they need to deliver their customers while also wrapping additional value into the offering..

“With Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, ALVEA Services has the opportunity not only to capitalize on the current market, but also to future proof its commercial offering. Its customers want transparency, and with Flexiant, they have it. This makes ALVEA Services more attractive to resellers, ” said Mr. George Knox, CEO, Flexiant.

Flexiant also enables the user interface to be white labeled for any VARs requiring this capability.

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator was very recently named by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in it’s Cloud Management Report for 2013.


OpSource To Demonstrate Thought Leadership At various forums

DAILYHOSTNEWS, November 4, 2011 – OpSource, Dimension Data’s wholly-owned enterprise cloud and managed hosting business, yesterday announced that company executives will present at Cloud Expo West, Cloud Channel Summit and Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo Americas. At these events, OpSource executives will address some of the issues and trends prevalent in the cloud industry:

“Cloud Orchestration: Automating Cloud Service Management, Delivery & Support.”

  • Cloud Expo West, Santa Clara Convention Center (November 7 -10, 2011): CEO Treb Ryan will speak during two sessions at the event. On Tuesday November 8, 2011 from 9:55 a.m. – 10:40 a.m, Treb will discuss strategies for automating cloud service management, delivery and support on the Cloud Perspectives track entitled, “Cloud Orchestration: Automating Cloud Service Management, Delivery & Support.” On Wednesday, November 9 from 7:40 – 8:10, Treb will join other industry CEOs, including GoGrid founder and executive chairman John Keagy, to share perspectives on today’s cloud computing trends in the Power Panel session titled “Cloud Superstars”.
  • Cloud Channel Summit, Computer History Museum (November 7, 2011): On Monday, November 7 from 9:35 a.m – 10:15 a.m, OpSource SVP of Worldwide Channels & Alliances Jon Beck will join industry executives in a roundtable panel session, moderated by ThinkStrategies’ Jeff Kaplan, to discuss “Real-World Cloud Success Stories”.
  • Ethernet Expo Americas, Hilton New York (November 8-9, 2011). On November 8 from 3:05 – 4:05, SVP and chief marketing officer Keao Caindec will discuss strategies for building enterprise private and public clouds in the keynote presentation titled “Enterprise Services – Private & Public Cloud Services Strategies”.

Offering more than traditional cloud and hosting services, OpSource provides the integration, engineering, marketing and sales support required to launch and scale cloud-based solutions. In 2009, the company introduced OpSource Cloud Hosting, a public cloud IaaS service offering pay-as-you-go flexibility, 100 percent availability as well as increased security, control and support for integration.

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About OpSource
Founded in 2002, OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. Headquartered in Santa Clara, with operations in California, Virginia, the UK, Ireland, and India, more than 600 enterprises, service providers and Software-as-a-Service ISVs rely on OpSource’s expertise, experience and cloud automation technology to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. OpSource is a Dimension Data company.