Cloudscaling Unveils Open Cloud System

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Promising to bring the benefits of Amazon Web Services to smaller public and private clouds, Cloudscaling today announced its Open Cloud System, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution based on the OpenStack open source project. The new offering leverages Cloudscaling’s expertise in deploying OpenStack software clouds at companies including KT (formerly Korea Telecom) and Internap.

“Cloudscaling OCS is our answer to customers who are telling us that they want public and private cloud infrastructure that’s specifically designed to support the cloud-ready applications they’re building,” said Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling. “They want the freedom that comes with an open infrastructure architecture, and that’s what Cloudscaling OCS delivers.

“Enterprise clouds and open clouds are on completely different tracks, servicing completely different needs,” writes Randy Bias, Cloudscaling’s founder and CTO, in a blog post describing the new focus. “Businesses need not only an enterprise cloud strategy, but an open cloud strategy. While there’s going to be a big market for enterprise clouds into the foreseeable future, our product strategy anticipates an accelerating adoption curve for infrastructure that’s flexible, scalable and economical: open cloud infrastructure.

Cloudscaling also announced that it is teaming with  Cloud Technology Partners (cloudTP) to provided a package of infrastructure and consulting on cloud implementation and migration.

The Cloudscaling team includes veterans who have designed and deployed large-scale clouds for industry pioneers such as AWS, GoGrid, RightScale and eBay. Based in Boston, Cloud Technology Partners provides strategic consulting on application implementation and migration of business processes, applications and customer data to private, public or hybrid clouds.

The companies’ projects will feature a combination of cloudTP’s assessment, architecture, integration, migration and program management offerings in conjunction with Cloudscaling’s Open Cloud System (OCS), which is based on the OpenStack cloud project.

“The partnership with Cloudscaling is a meeting of the minds,” said Chris Greendale, Founder and CEO, cloudTP. “The Cloudscaling Open Cloud System delivers on how we think OpenStack clouds should be deployed for production environments. By combining Cloudscaling’s products and services, together with cloudTP’s assessment, architecture, integration, migration and program management offerings, clients gain access to highly flexible, scalable and cost effective solutions that support a new generation of workloads.”

“The cloud production and application migration capabilities cloudTP brings to the table help us deliver a complete solution,” said Bias.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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