SolidFire Adds Management Features Through Flexiant

SolidFire’s all-SSD storage for cloud providers just got a little more user friendly. The company has partnered and integrated with Flexiant and its Cloud Orchestrator console. Both companies target service providers for their offerings and their combined forces make for a user-friendly solution out of the gate.

SolidFire is unique in the sense that it’s all SSD, and it enables the provisioning of storage performance (IOPS) in addition to space, so SolidFire customers can guarantee quality of service to their customers. Flexiant provides granular metering, billing and reseller management.  A SolidFire partnership and integration with Flexiant means that customers can granularly provision storage performance (IOPS) and capacity across a SolidFire cluster on a per volume basis from within Flexiant’s Cloud Orchestrator console. The combined forces make for a interesting offering for service providers to leverage.

“A key aspect to any of our partnerships is helping customers accelerate time to value,” said Dave Wright, CEO of SolidFire.  “Integrating with key cloud building blocks like Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a critical piece of this equation.”

Both companies claim similar heritages; they were formed to get rid of the headaches encountered when using legacy tools to deliver cloud services. Tony Lucas developed Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to solve the cloud management issues faced as he delivered cloud services in prior roles. Dave Wright founded SolidFire after witnessing first-hand the unique storage challenges in a multi-tenant cloud infrastructure.

This is a full integration of Flexiant’s cloud orchestration software with SolidFire storage. “Integration with SolidFire was quick and very straight forward through the use of their REST based APIs,” said Tony Lucas Product Champion and Founder at Flexiant.  “It has allowed us to offer cloud service providers a level of storage provisioning, automation and scale that simply cannot be achieved by any other solution on the market.”

SolidFire fully launched its all-SSD storage system for cloud providers last November. The big differentiator for SolidFire is that service providers can guarantee quality of service, allowing customers to provision IOPS. It leverages an all-flash scale-out storage architecture with patented volume-level quality-of-service (QoS) controls. This means that providers can guarantee storage performance within shared infrastructures using real-time data reduction techniques and system-wide automation.

Flexiant is a provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services.  Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a software suite that is service provider ready, enabling cloud service provisioning through to granular metering, billing and reseller management. Flexiant customers include Cartika, FP7 Consortium, IS Group, ITEX, and NetGroup.


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Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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