SOURCE: OpSource


December 16, 2009 08:00 ET

OpSource Brings Enterprise Class Windows to the Cloud

OpSource Cloud Is the First Cloud Computing Solution to Include Microsoft Windows Server 2008 as a Standard Option

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - OpSource™, the leader in Cloud operations, today announced that OpSource Cloud™ is the first cloud solution to include Microsoft Windows Server 2008 as a standard server option. Together with Microsoft Corp., OpSource is bringing enterprise class Windows to the cloud through its support of Windows Server 2008. Now, developers and enterprise IT departments that have already standardized on Windows Server 2008 will be able to develop using the same technology in the cloud. OpSource Cloud's use of enterprise standard technology speeds up development, eliminates the need to learn new systems and increases enterprise confidence in the cloud. The Windows Server 2008 option is available immediately from -- and both Windows Server 2008, with all its powerful new features, and Windows Server 2003 are included in the standard price of the OpSource Cloud offering.

"Customers are beginning to demand more enterprise class solutions in the cloud," said John Zanni, general manager of the Worldwide Software Plus Services Industry for Microsoft Communications Sector, Microsoft. "Microsoft is working with partners like OpSource to meet that customer demand by bringing Windows Server 2008 to the cloud."

OpSource Cloud is the first cloud to bring together the availability, flexibility and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise requires. For companies standardizing on Windows Server 2008, this integration makes the move to cloud computing simple and dependable. Windows Server 2003 support is also available on OpSource Cloud. All license fees for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 are included in standard OpSource Cloud service fees.

"Windows Server 2008 is enterprise ready and an important asset to any cloud deployment," said Richard Dym, CMO, OpSource. "OpSource is working toward its goal of making cloud computing affordable and approachable for everyone. Working with Microsoft and other key industry leaders, we are building and delivering the next generation of cloud solutions today."

About OpSource Cloud

OpSource Cloud offers companies the true Cloud, combining the availability, flexibility and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control that the enterprise demands. Its features include:

Best of the Public Cloud

--  Easy online sign-up with infrastructure provisioning in minutes
--  Pay by the hour and only for what you use, with no commitment (unless
    so desired)
--  Community resources for sharing and collaboration, third party add-ins
    and configurations
--  Web interface plus complete set of APIs

Enterprise Security & Compliance

--  Virtual Private Clouds with user-specified public Internet
--  Unique customizable security for firewalls
--  User-level login/password and access control
--  SAS 70 Audited Cloud
--  One hundred percent uptime SLA

Enterprise Performance

--  Multiple private networks on demand for multi-tier architecture
--  Guaranteed sub-millisecond latency between systems
--  Industry standard technology including VMware, Cisco, EMC, Microsoft
    and Red Hat
--  User selectable server configurations

Enterprise Controls

--  Centralized control and billing
--  Master and departmental management and controls
--  Sub-account permissions and budgeting
--  Complete reporting
--  24X7 phone support plus online community support and ticketing/status

About OpSource

OpSource™ provides complete Cloud operations, infrastructure and services for companies of all sizes, from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ISVs to the enterprise, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily.

OpSource Cloud™ is the first Cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise demands. Emphasizing security, OpSource Cloud provides enterprise users with a Virtual Private Cloud within the public Cloud, allowing them to determine their own degree of Internet connectivity. For more information, visit

OpSource On-Demand™ empowers SaaS ISVs to bring the Cloud to the enterprise by quickly and securely delivering their applications and services over the Web. Going far beyond full-featured managed hosting, the comprehensive, award-winning Cloud operations solution includes the application management, compliance and business services that are necessary for on-demand business success.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., OpSource has Cloud and Web application delivery centers in Virginia, London and Bangalore. For more information about OpSource, visit

OpSource, OpSource Cloud, OpSource On-Demand and the OpSource logo are trademarks of OpSource, Inc. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are protected by their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:

    Eileen Conway
    OpSource, Inc.