SOURCE: CohesiveFT

CohesiveFT

August 20, 2013 11:00 ET

CohesiveFT Server3 Service Provider Edition Adds Robust Image Catalogs and Migration

CSPs Can Now Offer Image Import, Transformation and Delivery With Automated Image Factory

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - CohesiveFT today announced a new edition of its image management product, Server3, for Cloud Service Providers looking to automate server migrations to the cloud. With Server3 Provider Edition, CSPs can now expand their server image catalog and automate image migration services, resulting in new revenue opportunities.

With Server3, Service Providers Can Offer Customers:

  • The ability to import images in an automated way, through self-service customer request
  • Custom server image builds with a SaaS image factory as either customer-facing web UI or APIs
  • Direct delivery of existing customer OS images to provider's cloud automatically
  • Speeded time to market with robust image catalogs full of customizable templates

Service providers face the challenge of transitioning away from traditional enterprise infrastructure solutions, and expanding services with new technologies that add value and deliver revenue. "The total market for enterprise network services will show an overall compound annual decline of 3.7% through 2016," Gartner analysts Gregor Petri and Douglas Toombs write.

Potential cloud users often shy away from operating existing applications in the public cloud, fearing they will have to choose from a limited set of generic operating system (OS) images and software and potentially undermining the reliability of the applications. Rebuilding or converting technology can be costly and time consuming for cloud customers and providers alike. With Server3, cloud consumers can build off of their existing software with a SaaS image factory integrated with a cloud service provider's environment. Application images can migrate automatically and reliably through customer self-service request or via API.

Competitive Advantages:

Server3 Provider Edition gives cloud customers an image factory to which they can import and deliver of their OS images to the cloud provider's data centers/regions. Server3 can be deployed to the service provider cloud in a number of models with varying degrees of integration offering a fast go to market strategy for a dynamic server image catalog. Service provider benefits include faster migration and time-to-revenue with lower professional services costs.

"Savvy cloud customers are demanding more than just a static catalog of generic OS images. Cloud Service Providers know that a handful of open source software components is no longer enough to compete in the cloud market. Providers must be able to offer customers the ability to import valuable, existing application templates, operating system images, software components and software libraries to their cloud deployments," said CohesiveFT Marketing Director, Ryan Koop. "Server3 Provider Edition allows cloud providers to offer dynamic server image catalog capabilities, increasing the number of potential applications customer will move to the cloud and generating new revenue."

About CohesiveFT:

CohesiveFT is a global growth-stage company that enables enterprises to run business operations in the cloud. Our solutions help migrate, transform and extend internal and external systems to any public cloud. CohesiveFT lets enterprises build on existing IT applications and resources, save money on a single, upfront migration and focus on application-layer integration, governance and security. CohesiveFT solutions have allowed customers to build over 32,000 server templates with Server3, launch 1.2 Million servers to multiple clouds (AWS, IBM SmartCloud, etc) and log over 50 Million virtual network device hours with VNS3.

CohesiveFT is an IBM Business Partner - Ready for SmartCloud Services, Amazon AWS Partner Network member, Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) member. The CohesiveFT team has decades of experience in enterprise solution-oriented cloud brokerage. Offices in Chicago, London, Palo Alto and Belo Horizonte. www.cohesiveft.com

Contact Information

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