News from the cloud computing sector includes developments from Egenera, Quantum and Symantec and CA:
Egenera acquires Fort Technologies. Cloud management and automation company Egenera announced the acquisition of Fort Technologies, a cloud lifecycle software provider based in Dublin, Ireland. Fort's innovative management capabilities will enhance Egenera's PAN Cloud Director software, allowing customers to design and deliver enterprise-class cloud services. The deal also expands Egenera’s sales footprint, partner network and customer base in EMEA. “The acquisition allows us to help our customers move to the cloud faster and create more enterprise-class, resilient and secure clouds,” said Pete Manca, CEO of Egenera. “Fort Technologies’ distinctive approach to cloud management turns the design, deployment and management of IT services into a simple drag and drop exercise. This enables service providers and enterprises alike to grow and succeed in the cloud.”
Quantum gives direct access to Q-Cloud with Symantec. Quantum (QTM) announced the integration of Q-Cloud with Symantec OpenStorage (OST) technology, providing NetBackup and Backup Exec customers with multiple options for leveraging Q-Cloud's business-class cloud backup at consumer prices. The integration allows customers to directly access Quantum's Q-Cloud backup and disaster recovery services. Symantec's OST ability to control backup across distributed sites and tiers of storage can now also leverage the deduplication-powered replication of OST-certified Q-cloud DXi appliances to move data between sites. "Offering OST integration with Q-Cloud has particularly significant ramifications for midrange companies that use Symantec backup software," said Jason Buffington, senior data protection analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "For many IT managers, this could represent the easy, economical step from on-premise backup to cloud-based backup-as-a-service that they've been seeking."
CA powers Indonesia cloud services. CA announced that CBN, a leading Internet and communications services provider in Indonesia, has selected the CA AppLogic cloud platform to establish CBN Cloud, designed to offer extensive cloud computing services for its corporate and retail customers. With CBN Cloud, the company envisioned providing cloud computing services for corporate and retail customers as a new business model. The CA AppLogic solution will enable CBN Cloud to stay ahead of the technology curve by providing a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services. CBN Cloud is built on the CA AppLogic cloud platform that enables users to develop a virtual business service consisting of the application and the supporting infrastructure, to provide a wide range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) offerings. “We chose CA AppLogic due to its market differentiation and ease of use. We are particularly impressed by the rapid deployment to the cloud and flexibility. We also appreciate the improved application performance and reliability after switching to the platform,” said Tony Hairman, Chief Technology Officer, CBN. “We were able to implement the solution independently without a need for a third party system integrator. CA Technologies demonstrated a keen understanding of our business needs – which include the right services, the right licensing terms, and the right long-term roadmap – in addition to the right technology.”