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IAMCP Announces Finalists in the 2018 Global Partner-to-Partner Awards Program

International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners Congratulates All Finalists in the 2018 IAMCP Member Awards Program. Winners and Runners-Up to be announced at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 17th at 4 PM.

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners is delighted to recognize the top partners in the IAMCP global community for achieving excellence in partner-to-partner (P2P) solutions that drive customer value.

Partners continue to drive innovation by taking advantage of the new opportunities that digital transformation and cloud technologies enable,” said award committee chairperson and former IAMCP President, Gail Mercer-MacKay. “Microsoft continues to build the best platforms for partners to invent new solutions that enable enterprises to thrive. Our IAMCP partner ecosystem encourages brilliant minds to work together where all of us can achieve more than what any of us could achieve individually.”

Partners submitted applications that identify the innovation, methods and new solutions they are co-creating to help customers compete. Solutions submitted include cloud computing, marketing innovation, collaboration and messaging, data analytics and business intelligence offerings. Regions represented include APAC, LATAM, EMEA, US and Canada. Through partnering, IAMCP members are shaping how businesses go to market around the world.

Finalists include ActionPoint, FMT Consultants, T4S Partners, AssureSign, New Horizons Learning Group, C3 Integrated Solutions, Bond Consulting Services, CEM Business Solutions, Dynamic Consultants Group, General Networks, ITK Solutions Group, Nerdio, Wintellect, Profisee, Queue Associates, Inc., Spektra Systems LLC, Metisc, VeriPark, Corporativo IT, Point Alliance Inc., Chaumont Systems Dev Inc (CSDi), Full Contact Selling, Dapasoft, IT Cloud Solutions, Optimus Information, SherWeb, RackNap, TechGyan, Unissoft Technology Co Ltd., Mint Management Technologies, Exclaimer, Insight Technology Solutions AB, Acando AB, AccTech Systems, PE Dintsis, Connecting Software KG, PE Bredikhin, CAD R&D Progress, The Cloud Factory, Technology Associates, DAQUAS, Mercato Solutions Ltd., Kabel, Appxite, 1ClickFactory, Trustmarque, Hilal Computers Bahrain and Netsol Technologies.

The finalists have been recognized with logos to acknowledge their accomplishment. Regional and global winners will be announced in a special ceremony at Microsoft Inspire 2018 in Las Vegas. Due to the high number of entries, there will be gold, silver and bronze winners this year.

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Deloitte strengthens cloud portfolio with new acquisition

Deloitte, the leading provider of audit, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services announced the acquisition of – Day1 Solutions Inc. a cloud consulting business. The acquisition is one of its moves towards delivering advanced analytic and cognitive capabilities set to its clients, to enable digital transformation.

The consulting giant also plans to add 3,000 new, U.S based high-tech engineering jobs, as well as open a series of new cloud studios in New York, Orlando and Washington D.C, expanding its existing network of 44 Deloitte Digital studios worldwide.

The team of new engineers will help organizations integrate, streamline and manage business operations in the cloud and work towards building innovative cloud technologies for fast-tracking the level of analytics and cognitive solutions available to the customers.

The Principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP, Ranjit Bawa, talking about the move said, “Cloud is the backbone of innovation and a conduit for clients to reimagine how they do business.

He added, “For years, we’ve helped our clients view cloud integration as a critical driver for business transformation. By adding these significant investments to our portfolio, our clients will have access to deeper cloud expertise and even more innovative capabilities, as well as the talent they need to help them thrive in a fast-moving digital economy.

With the help of Day1’s team, Deloitte can get hold of new cloud capabilities and strengthen its collaboration with many of the leading cloud platforms. Day1 has its customer base across commercial industries and government agencies, with success in the public sector.

These strategic investments help strengthen Deloitte’s cloud-based solutions by providing clients with a full spectrum of digital, analytics and enterprise cloud services – that ultimately power business agility and growth in a cloud-driven world – Ranjit Bawa, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As one of the largest professional services organizations in the world and a recognized leader in applying new technologies to businesses, Deloitte provides the reach and expertise needed to share our award-winning cloud solutions with a diverse client roster. At the end of the day, our commitment to clients is to harness the power of cloud to accelerate their digital transformation.” said Luis Benavides, founder and CEO of Day1.

Visit https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en.html to know more about it.

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Fpweb.net Announces Complimentary SharePoint Migrations to Any Version

Fpweb.net today announced free migrations to any version of SharePoint for new and current qualified customers. The news comes a few weeks after Fpweb.net released its revamped Partnership Program.

With free SharePoint migrations, we’re making it possible for your business to actually save money moving to a newer version of SharePoint while reaping the benefits of improved software and increased workplace productivity.
– Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder, Fpweb.net.

Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder, Fpweb.net.
Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder, Fpweb.net.

Wherever a business’ data may live at a moment, Fpweb.net will migrate it to their favorite version of SharePoint for free in their own dedicated SharePoint Cloud that is managed by the experts at Fpweb.net.

Fpweb.net is moving any SharePoint 2003 or 2007 environments to SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 in partnership with MetaVis.

Fpweb.net is using MetaVis Migrator for SharePoint migrations to place each customer’s SharePoint infrastructure securely in a private SharePoint Cloud environment where their business can benefit from:

  • Deploying the infrastructure rapidly.
  • Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Easily scaling the SharePoint environment to fit their business.
  • Expanding collaboration across the company’s workforce.
  • Receiving expert, experienced support for their infrastructure.

Businesses that utilize SharePoint 2010 will also be able to migrate their data to SharePoint 2013 with this promotion.

Fpweb.net will migrate all environments to an enterprise plan or above and additional conditions may apply.

“At Fpweb.net, we make it our business to continually increase the value of each customer’s hosted SharePoint environment,” Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder, Fpweb.net.

“With free SharePoint migrations, we’re making it possible for your business to actually save money moving to a newer version of SharePoint while reaping the benefits of improved software and increased workplace productivity,” he added.

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“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate.

But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing.

Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lead to bill shocks for such companies who find keeping track of what they’re spending too herculean a task. Add to it unwieldy spreadsheets with heavy amount of billing data and a decentralized financial view and they’re up for a nightmare.

We spoke to Mat Ellis, co-founder and CEO, Cloudability on the importance of avoiding unexpected or unnecessary cloud computing expenses and how Cloudability helps companies do so.

Cloudability is designed to be used by anyone in an organization, from engineers and IT/Ops pros to finance, management and C-suite team members. This means that cloud cost and usage data is accessible by everyone who needs it without having to mess around with spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations.

– Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability.

Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability
Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability.

Q: Let’s begin with a broad overview of Cloudability.

A: The cloud has spurred a revolutionary increase in growth. Pinterest, Instagram, Netflix are all growing at unheard of rates. But managing cloud resources during that kind of growth presents a huge problem.

Cloudability helps companies overcome the growing pains so that they can continue to take full advantage of the cloud revolution and grow at unheard-of speeds.

We provide comprehensive tools in an easy-to-use SaaS format that measure cloud infrastructure costs and usage throughout your organization, allowing our users to:

  • Find cloud resources that they’re paying for but not using.
  • Track their cloud spending and usage trends over time, and plan for the future.
  • View their spending in the context of important business actions, e.g. “we spend $2 per user per month on the cloud”.
  • Predict and track ROI on large cloud purchases like AWS Reserved Instances.

Q: Can you please throw some light on the modus-operandi of Cloudability? How exactly does it help organizations in mitigating their cloud costs?

A: Most people assume that Cloudability’s primary benefit is in mitigating cloud costs. The reality is that we have a lot of customers who would like nothing more than to increase their cloud usage.

We provide constant visibility into a company’s cloud spending so that Operations, IT, Finance and Management are always confident that any dollar spent on the cloud is a dollar well-spent. It’s critical to develop that level of assurance when you’re spending so much money on a variable resource like cloud computing.

Q: Is there any difference in how Cloudability works with respect to the service provider? I mean does your monitoring process differ between a client having Git Hub and another one one having Amazon?

A: Ideally, we’d love to provide the same level of visibility for all of the cloud services our customers use. But we’re sometimes restricted by the amount of data that the service provider provides.

For instance, AWS provides hourly billing and usage data with a lot of granularity. That’s allowed us to build out a very deep analytics interface to track and analyze a user’s AWS costs and usage. For other providers, though, we only have access to daily or even monthly billing data.

Regardless of the level of integration, though, our users love having one report at the end of the month that contains all of their cloud spending.

Q: Founded in 2011, Cloudability passed $250M in cloud spending in a very short span of time. When you look back, what is one factor that you would say contributed most to your growth?

A: Our growth is a product of two factors:

First, we were the first company to recognize that the cloud was going to radically change the way companies managed their IT spending. That gave us a big head start and helped us reach a lot of cloud users right when they started feeling the pain.

Second, the cloud market itself is growing and our customers are growing with it. There are companies that we started working with two years back, who had one team of a few people working on AWS. Now their entire company is moving to the cloud … and creating their own Cloudability accounts.

Q: Do you see any major shift in the market’s perception of ‘Cloud’ during these 3 years?

A: Absolutely. At a fundamental level, the cloud has gone from “It’s coming. Are you ready?” to “It’s here. Are you on board?”.

While there’s still some discussion to be had about things like maximizing security in some applications or uptime in others, the conversation is now less about whether or not you should use the cloud and more about how you should be using the cloud.

That’s why we’re seeing revenue predictions of $20B/year by 2020 for cloud services like AWS. It’s also why we’re seeing traditional IT companies like VMWare and Oracle coming out with their own public cloud services.

Q: You recently launched your new product-AWS Cost Analytics. Now it has a lot of features which I think can be of real value to heavy AWS users. So can you talk about in detail about how each one of them helps in enhanced monitoring and analysis of cloud costs:

AWS tag mapping:Cloudability AWS tag mapping

AWS tag mapping is, hands-down, our most popular feature. Ever since AWS started allowing their users to tag resources, those users have been desperate for an easy way to apply those tags to spending and usage data.

Cloudability’s AWS tag mapping lets finance and management teams break down their AWS costs from one or more accounts by cost centers like department, project or client. Meanwhile, operations and engineering teams can see usage and optimization data broken out along functional lines like environment, team or role.

AWS Product-level spending reports:

Seeing your AWS spending by product (EC2, S3, RDS, etc.) is hard enough with one account. If you have more than one account, it becomes a huge monthly chore involving hours with a spreadsheet. Cloudability automates the entire process by pulling in billing data from all of your AWS accounts and giving you an easy way to see that spending broken down by product, time frame or anything else you can think of.

Segmented reports for multiple AWS accounts :

In larger companies using AWS, it’s pretty common to find multiple AWS accounts that have been set up for different teams, departments, projects, etc. This is the old school way of breaking down the company’s costs.

Inevitably, though, you need to look at the costs across all of the company’s accounts broken down by another dimension. Suppose you have three different AWS accounts for three different products. Within each product’s account, you have a dev environment, a testing environment and a production environment. So how do you show what your company is spending on testing across all three of your products?

Now it’s simple. You can tag your resources in all three accounts as environment=dev, environment=testing, or environment=production. Then, with all three accounts added to Cloudability, you can view your aggregate spending broken down by the tag “environment.” Now your finance and management teams can make better, more informed decisions with a better understanding of their costs.

Customized Metric Reports:

Let’s face it. There are a lot of AWS dashboards out there; plenty of static reports that can show you a simple analysis of your company’s AWS cost and usage data. But what happens when you need to see the data in a new way? Broken down by a new dimension?

Cloudability’s AWS Cost Analytics tool was built on a foundational principle that the best person to design a report for your organization is you. You know which questions need to be answered better than anyone else. So, instead of just creating another AWS dashboard, we’ve created a platform that allows IT, DevOps and Engineering pros to create any report they need.

Cloudability AWS Cost Analytics

Q: Since you’ve over 6000 clients, can you tell us three things most organizations over spend on when it comes to cloud service?

A: First, they often don’t accurately know their own spending. Finding out who is actually using the cloud can be challenging, even in smaller organizations. And even when you think you know, finding out exactly what is being spent is very time consuming to keep up to date and accurate. We often see spend drop 20% when new users sign up, simply because they know their spending for the first time. You can’t control what you aren’t measuring.

Secondly, engineers are notorious for over-provisioning. They will readily turn on new services but sometimes aren’t so diligent in turning them off when they are no longer needed. And when you ask what all these services are being used for, or what will happen when you turn them off, you can get a mouthful of technical details that can be hard to parse. So make sure you know how to gauge what’s actually being used. (Fortunately, tools like ours can point out services that appear under-utilized.)

Finally, the biggest and most spectacular overages are often caused by human error and/or malice. Scripts that turn servers on but not off and security compromises are the leading causes. In these cases we’ve seen overages in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they’re easy to detect if you’re watching your costs on a daily basis.

Q : With the complexity and size of data increasing, many organizations have started taking cloud expenditure seriously . We’ve thus seen a sudden boom in analysis tools like yours in a last couple of years. With such a bracing competition out there, how do you plan to stand out?

A: At Cloudability, we’ve always differentiated ourselves along three lines:

  • Fully customizable reporting: With our Cost and Usage analytics tools, users can mix, match, slice and dice their cost and usage data any way that they need to see it. This gives a much greater level of flexibility than traditional dashboard tools with pre-defined reports.
  • Organization-wide ease-of-use: Cloudability is designed to be used by anyone in an organization, from engineers and IT/Ops pros to finance, management and C-suite team members. This means that cloud cost and usage data is accessible by everyone who needs it without having to mess around with spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations.
  • Cloud-agnostic cost management: Cloudability has always worked to support as many IaaS, PaaS and SaaS vendors as possible. This means that organizations can track, manage and report their entire cloud spending from one tool.

Q: What do you have to say to Non-technology companies who probably aren’t very conscious when it comes to budget-allocation for the cloud?

 

A: Cloud cost management is no different than any other area of budgeting. It takes three steps:

  • You have to monitor your cloud spending daily so that you can react to changes before they get out of hand.
  • You have to be able to segment your cloud spending based on cost and profit centers so that you know what impact it’s having on your bottom line.
  • And you have to be able to communicate your cloud spending quickly and effectively to anyone in your organization who needs it.

Q: Tell our readers a bit about team Cloudability?

A: A picture is worth a 1000 words. Here’s a team photo from our last off-site which was held Sunriver Resort in July:

Cloudability Team Group Photo

Q: To wrap up, what changes can we expect in the cloud computing market in 2013 and your footprint in it?

A: 2013 is the year of the enterprise. The world’s largest organizations are embracing the cloud, and their usage and spending is only increasing. It’s not uncommon anymore to talk to companies that are spending $1M-$2M per month on their cloud infrastructure. With that much money at stake, it’s more critical than ever to be able to quickly and effectively track, manage and communicate a company’s cloud spending throughout the month.

Cloudability is stepping up to that challenge with a whole new suite of enterprise-ready features, like multi-user support and account grouping and views, that are designed to make it easier and easier to manage cloud spending in large organizations.

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Progress Software Announces General Availability of Progress Pacific Application Platform-as-a-Service

Progress Software Corporation today announced general availability of its application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, Progress Pacific.

Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-Service (aPaas) has new data connectivity and application capabilities and provides developers with flexibility that helps them avoid vendor lock-in and develop and deploy key business applications anywhere they want, including openstack, on-premise, hybrid, etc.

The key data connectivity and application capabilities include:

Progress DataDirect Cloud service: The new Progress DataDirect Cloud service enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems. It has a standards-based SQL interface that works with any ODBC or JDBC compatible application.

Progress DataDirect Cloud service

It’s clear that the move to aPaaS is gaining momentum as time-to-market and data capabilities in new apps are key requirements for developers and end users. Pacific addresses these needs with rich data, visual design and open deployment capabilities in a single platform.
– John Goodson, CPO, Progress Software.

John Goodson, Chief Product officer, Progress Software
John Goodson, Chief Product officer, Progress Software.

The connection management service uses a single standards-based interface to execute SQL queries against a wide range of cloud data sources, thereby allowing applications to be built in less time.

Progress Rollbase: Progress Rollbase infrastructure has been improved and now offers an enhanced user experience for standards-based business applications created with drag-and-drop tools using any web browser.

It also includes support for OpenEdge 11.3, fine-grained locking for published applications and integration of Progress DataDirect JDBC drivers.

Progress OpenEdge 11.3: The new integrated Progress DataDirect Cloud (BPM) and business rules management system (BRMS) capabilities simplify application customization using Progress OpenEdge 11.3 development software.

Flexible processes, rules and workflows can be easily configured to meet business requirements while greatly accelerating productivity.

“Customer and partner response to the Progress Pacific launch in June has been extremely positive and we are now delivering on our vision,” said John Goodson, Chief product officer, Progress Software.

“It’s clear that the move to aPaaS is gaining momentum as time-to-market and data capabilities in new apps are key requirements for developers and end users.”

“Pacific addresses these needs with rich data, visual design and open deployment capabilities in a single platform,” he added.

Here is more information on Progress DataDirect Cloud service and Progress Rollbase.

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RightScale Launches ‘CloudSight’ and ‘Expert Advisor’ Cloud Consulting Services

Enterprise multi-cloud management provider RightScale today launched  RightScale CloudSight and Expert Advisor, two consulting services that’ll help enterprise customers develop and implement cloud strategies.

Designed to help enterprises quickly move along the cloud learning curve and realize greater benefits from the cloud, RightScale CloudSight will provide companies with professional consulting and will help them define a cloud roadmap, assess their application portfolio, design cloud architectures and build implementation plans.

The details of the assessment modules of RightScale CloudSight as listed on the company website are:

Roadmap

  • How does cloud fit into my corporate strategy and business needs?
  • What does cloud success look like?
  • How do I measure it?

Portfolio Assessment

  • Which applications are best for the cloud?
  • How do I map opportunities against requirements?
  • How do I prioritize?

Architecture and Plan

  • Which clouds are best for my applications?
  • What are the architectural decisions to consider?
  • How do I migrate?

The RightScale Expert Advisor program will have RightScale experts  inspecting to existing RightScale implementations to ensure cloud best practices. Clients will get contextual findings and actionable recommendations for running cloud deployments at peak efficiency, saving costs, adapting variable traffic, and preparing for small- or large-scale cloud outages.

Performance

  • Resource organization and visibility
  • Performance monitoring
  • Over- or under-utilization
  • Unused and misconfigured servers and volumes

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Single points of failure
  • Resiliency to outages
  • Backup policies
  • Alert triggers
  • Auto-scaling design

Cost Optimization

  • Optimally-sized servers
  • Best purchase options
  • Unused resources

Change Management

  • Version control of configurations
  • Latest updates for RightLink, OS, and core application packages
  • Contact your RightScale account manager for more information on the Expert Advisor service.

RightScale’s services offering includes an enterprise cloud roadmap designed to reduce risk, speed time to market, and manage costs using tools such as PlanForCloud.com; Application assessment; Detailed project plans, architecture requirements, and diagrams; and advice on various private, public and hybrid clouds.

“As the complexity around cloud adoption grows, larger enterprises require partners that have the expertise to successfully align cloud strategies with business objectives,” said Daniel Moore, Vice president of services, RightScale.

“We are launching RightScale CloudSight and Expert Advisor in response to increased demand for our help driving strategic cloud initiatives that leverage a portfolio of public and private clouds,” he added.

Here is more information on RightScale’s  Cloud Consulting Services.

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Bit Refinery Chooses Digital Fortress’ Seattle Data Center to Host its Hadoop Hosting solution

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider  Bit Refinery has chosen Digital Fortress’  Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop Hosting solution.

BitRefinery’s Hadoop Hosting solution allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances.

We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure. In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure.
– Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery.

Other features of the new solution are fully dedicated servers, private high-speed network and full console control.

“Hadoop Hosting will provide Bit Refinery’s customers with an affordable way to get up and running with this new technology,” said Paul Gerrard, CEO, Digital Fortress.

“With Digital Fortress as its colocation partner, customers are assured the highest standard of uptime and full redundancy backed by a dedicated technical staff on-site 24x7x365, among other value-add services,” he added.

“We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure,” said Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery.

“In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure,” he added.

Earlier this year,  Bit Refinery launched it’s Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service and a new cloud solution – vDev™.

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6fusion Launches The UC6 Meter for Amazon; Enables Cost Comparison of AWS Against Other Providers

6fusion today released UC6 Meter for Amazon to open beta enabling customers to quantify and compare resource utilization and costs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to any other public and private IT infrastructure.

The ability to normalize metering for Amazon is the basis for Amazon users to create an apples-to-apples comparison with other infrastructure suppliers for the first time. 6fusion allows all suppliers to compete openly on a clear price-to-value ratio.
– Rob Bissett, SVP Product Management, 6fusion.

Some of the key features of the UC6 Meter for Amazon are:

  • It leverages 6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) as a normalizing metric.
  • It is built on 6fusion’s Open Market Framework and utilizes the flexible architecture designed to separate the infrastructure layer from 6fusion’s metering and orchestration capabilities.
  • It collects usage data from the AWS API through a customer’s account and translates that usage data into the equivalent WAC units for analysis in the 6fusion Platform.
  • Customers can view AWS Elastic Compute Cloud and Elastic Block Service usage in the same unit of measure they use to track their other infrastructure usage, thereby simplifying the process of comparing AWS costs and usage to other internal and external options.
  • Customers can quickly deploy 6fusion’s library of pre-built adapters for common infrastructure platforms or build their own adapters using 6fusion’s open API.
  • It enables organizations to include AWS usage in their internal cost visibility and allocation methodologies and better manage their overall IT infrastructure investments.

“6fusion is building the world’s only true open marketplace for infrastructure services,” said Rob Bissett, SVP of Product Management, 6fusion.

“The ability to normalize metering for Amazon is the basis for Amazon users to create an apples-to-apples comparison with other infrastructure suppliers for the first time. 6fusion allows all suppliers to compete openly on a clear price-to-value ratio,” he added.

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Savvis Launches Cloud Data Center Services Built on vCloud Director 5.1

Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider Savvis has launched  Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies.

Some of the key features of Savvis Cloud Data Center are:

1] It uses VMware’s vCloud Director 5.1 cloud stack on top of infrastructure from Cisco, Intel and Dell to simplify infrastructure provisioning and enables IT to move at the speed of business.

2] It deploys  VMware’s  Linked Clone technology, enabling  end users are able to rapidly clone base vApps into children vApps by only storing changes made by children and reading all other data from the base. This enables significant storage savings for IT and acceleration for end users who have highly cloned applications.

3] End users can unwind changes made to a virtual machine for rapid destructive testing without the need to re-provision multiple times.

Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs.
– Andrew Higginbotham, Chief technology officer, Savvis.

4] Administrators can group users into organizations  representing any policy group such as a business unit, division or subsidiary company. Each has isolated virtual resources, independent LDAP-authentication, specific policy controls, and unique catalogs. These features enable a multi-tenant environment with multiple organizations sharing the same infrastructure.

5] Administrators can also  allow  users to log-in once and then access all instances of vCenter Server and vCloud Director without the need for further authentication.

6] It simplifies workload migration and integration and enables users to flexibly build software-defined data center services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network connectivity and security operations.

7] Initially available in London, Washington DC and Frankfurt, Savvis Cloud Data Center’s pricing starts from $67/Month.

“Businesses are looking to migrate applications hosted on-premise into the cloud using a variety of hybrid solutions,” said Andrew Higginbotham, Chief technology officer, Savvis.

“Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs,” he added.

“Cloud Data Center, built on vCloud Director® 5.1, can provide businesses with a simple and flexible platform for hybrid cloud delivery that enables control and choice on where to run applications and effective asset protection through true data center extensibility,” said Dave O’Callaghan, Senior vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, VMware.

Savvis has data centers across North America, Europe and Asia. Here is more information on Savvis’ Cloud Data Center.

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PEER 1 Hosting Partners with Dell to Deliver Cloud Services in Canada

PEER 1 Hosting will now deliver cloud services in Canada in partnership with Dell, announced the web hosting provider today.

We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Dell for hardware and software solutions, and we believe that, together, we can offer our customers unparalleled service in Canada. .
Michael Mayer, Global Channel Director, PEER 1 Hosting.Michael Mayer, Global Channel Director, PEER 1 Hosting

The news comes a few months after PEER 1 unveiled its new eco-friendly EMEA headquarters in Southampton as a part of it’s regeneration project across its European offices in the UK and France.

PEER 1 Hosting joined Dell’s recently announced public cloud partner program a while back and will help Dell provide its Canadian customers with choice and best-in-breed capabilities.

Interested customers can purchase products from PEER 1 Hosting through their Dell sales representative.

“Our customers are asking for cloud solutions to meet their business and technology needs from providers who are focused and responsive,” said Jeremy Ford, Executive Director, Cloud Services, Infrastructure and Cloud Computing, Dell.

“Dell’s public cloud model stresses choice combined with cohesive management. PEER 1 Hosting delivers a leading cloud offering to the Canadian market, and their dedication and service to their customers brings added value to our Cloud Partner Program,” he added.

“PEER 1 Hosting is pleased to be a part of this strategic alliance with Dell,” said Michael Mayer, Global Channel Director, PEER 1 Hosting.

“We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Dell for hardware and software solutions, and we believe that, together, we can offer our customers unparalleled service in Canada. Canada is one of our fastest growing regions in the world when it comes hosting, and we are confident that our combined sales teams can help customers recognize the true potential of cloud computing,” he added.

Earlier this year, PEER 1 Hosting launched Map of the Internet app, a 3D visualization of the world’s networks and how they are connected.

Here is our interview with Dominic Monkhouse, SVP Customer Experience and MD, EMEA, PEER 1 a while back.

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