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September 21, 2009 08:00 ET

Enterprise Demand for Cloud Computing Accelerates OpSource Cloud Momentum as Public Beta Nears

Leading Industry Analysts Echo Need for Innovative Cloud Solution for Enterprise Marketplace

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - OpSource, Inc., the leader in Cloud operations, today announced that enterprise demand for Cloud efficiency is accelerating momentum for OpSource Cloud™, the first Cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise requires. Emphasizing security, OpSource Cloud provides every user with a Virtual Private Cloud within the public Cloud, allowing them to determine their own degree of Internet connectivity. Now in private Beta, OpSource Cloud will be publicly available on October 2, 2009.

"The opportunity that exists for elastic cloud computing offerings to redefine the manner that users purchase and consume IT resources is huge," said Ted Chamberlin, research director, Gartner. "Enterprises have long realized that paying full price for an underutilized asset does not make financial sense and does not match the scale needs of many applications. Emerging infrastructure utility and cloud based offerings that provide user control and flexibility will help to change the enterprise mindset away from deploying capital to buying infrastructure services."

OpSource Cloud is designed to allow IT departments to manage their security as they would within their internal IT infrastructure. Upon sign-up, each customer receives a Virtual Private Network and sets the degree of public Internet connectivity they wish to grant, from totally private to fully available. OpSource Cloud also provides user customizable security with a compliant, high-performance multi-tier Cloud architecture and full user control over firewall settings. In addition, other enterprise quality controls include user level login and passwords, operational permissions and departmental and sub-department reporting, all backed by a 100% SLA.

"The enterprise market has made it clear that the security and reliability of the cloud is as critical as the cost of utilizing the cloud. There has been little evidence to date of cloud providers that are able to show that they can offer adequate levels of control and performance while at the same time offering the same or better levels of security than their current operating environment," said Antonio Piraino, Research Director, Tier1 Research. "We believe that solutions like OpSource Cloud will finally hasten enterprise acceptance of Cloud computing."

For users weaned on the public Cloud experience, OpSource Cloud offers online sign-up, pay by the hour usage, and rich online communities. And immediate availability and flexibility ensure that developers and enterprise IT alike have access to enterprise quality computing capability when they need it, paying for it only when it is being used. This is the promise of Cloud computing and OpSource Cloud delivers it.

"Virtual private clouds for the first time allow enterprises to put computing in the cloud and expose as little or as much of their virtual cloud domain as is appropriate to their needs," said Phil Wainewright, CEO, Procullux Ventures. "Unlike the alternatives, OpSource Cloud enables enterprises to not only have cloud computing on their own terms, but have it in the cloud too."

OpSource Cloud is built on the same standard technology already being employed by enterprise IT. This ensures out-of-the-box trust, compatibility and productivity. With virtualization playing such a key role in Cloud computing, OpSource has selected VMware for virtualization and application portability between the Cloud and enterprise. Bill McNee, president and CEO, Saugatuck Technology, commented, "Promising solutions like OpSource Cloud can enable enterprises to build on the technologies they already know and trust."

"Clearly there is pent-up demand for Cloud computing in today's enterprises," said Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource. "As the analyst community has noted, the time is right for a solution to bring together the best of both the private and public Cloud for these companies. We are pleased to offer that solution with OpSource Cloud."

For more information on OpSource Cloud, please visit www.opsourcecloud.net.

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 controls 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
    connectivity
--  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 sever 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
    tracking
    

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 controls 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 www.opsourcecloud.net.

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 www.opsource.net.

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.
    650-245-9015
    econway@opsource.net