CloudFounders says that the first Managed Service Provider has adopted its CloudFrames software to deliver innovative private cloud services to small and medium businesses.
“Virtualisation technology is great for improving servers and storage utilisation, but it’s not designed for service providers keen to deliver cost effective, multi-tenanted private clouds,” explains CloudFounders CTO Kurt Glazemakers, “MSPs need to dramatically reduce complexity, CAPEX and scale-out to meet customer demand - our Cloud framework technology is designed to meet these criteria.”
CloudFrames is a revolutionary software platform that converts commodity x86 hardware into a multi-function, ultra-reliable and high performance private cloud. CloudFrames is a fully integrated solution built over six years of engineering that combines control, policy and storage technologies to provide a truly integrated point and click deployment and management experience.
Amsterdam based MEOS Systeembeheer, a managed service provider specialising in meeting the needs of SMBs, has utilised CloudFrames to deliver its MEOS Managed Workplace and Private Cloud Service. As Martijn Berns, CEO for MEOS explains, “We looked carefully at creating a cloud service using VMware and the economics did not meet our aim to offer a lower cost and high quality alternative to existing on-premise solutions.”
MEOS uses CloudFrames to host local private cloud solutions for customers across the Netherlands, including virtualised Windows servers, applications and desktops delivered using VDI technology. These full service solutions also include managed IT services, SLA’s complete with IT Helpdesk and on-premise support with a simple per user, per month cost model.
“With CloudFrames, we can use standard hardware with enterprise class reliability to deliver a comparable and extremely flexible Cloud service at roughly 40% less than anything we could have built on VMware,” Berns adds. “Using CloudFrames we deliver best of two worlds, combining the advantages of cloud and on-premise solutions.”
Following three years of development, CloudFounders shipped its first true private cloud-in-a-box software in 2010 under an OEM agreement. This OEM product has been adopted by over 2,000 customers worldwide. As of August 2012, the technology is now available under CloudFounders’ own brand, CloudFrames, to MSPs and enterprise customers worldwide. CloudFrames software has been certified on hardware from Dell, HP, IBM and several other leading vendors as well as VMware, Hyper-V, Xen and VirtualBox virtualisation platforms.
CloudFrames is a fully integrated solution that combines:
· · Cloud automation and management engine for server, network and storage virtualization
· · Scale out, redundant SAN with performance at 20,000 IOPS per box
· · 15 minute snapshots zero copy cloning and replication
· · Built in continuous backup and disaster recovery
· · Flexible deployment options –either at the customer office or a data center
· · Uses commodity x86 hardware
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