SOURCE: OpSource

OpSource

February 23, 2010 08:00 ET

OpSource Cloud Customer Adoption Surges as Businesses Demand More From the Cloud

Customers of All Sizes and Geographies Choose OpSource Cloud for Its Enterprise-Class Performance, Security and Support

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - OpSource™, the leader in Cloud operations, today announced that OpSource Cloud™ has experienced an average growth rate of 44 percent per month since its public Beta launch in October, with customers representing everyone from small Internet shops to the new class of Cloud VARS. All customers, regardless of size, vertical or geography, have chosen OpSource Cloud because it alone offers them enterprise-class performance, security and support not only at a competitive price but with a 100 percent SLA.

"When one of our clients wanted to move to the cloud, we evaluated OpSource Cloud and Amazon EC2, among others," said Steve Laing, director of U.K.-based Country Computers. "We chose OpSource Cloud because of its ease of use and great controls. OpSource Cloud's pricing structure made choosing to sign-up a no-brainer. It cost us less to sign-up and test out the system than it would to do a traditional written evaluation. Plus, it took me only an evening to get the application up and running. OpSource Cloud is very intuitive for a system administrator -- everything is where you would expect it to be and there is no real learning curve."

Country Computers is a UK-based IT consultancy, specializing in implementation, support and training. In addition to its ease of use, Country Computers was drawn to OpSource Cloud for its great scalability. OpSource Cloud also offers users enterprise-quality controls, including user level login and passwords, operational permissions, all backed by a 100 percent SLA.

"We looked at several cloud platform as a service providers, but only OpSource Cloud lets you easily spin up servers with the highest level of security possible," said Simon Tin-Yul Kok, CSO and manager of IT/Hosting Operations, RewardStream. "Security and customer support are critical in our business -- if we've got a problem we need to know that someone is on it in real-time. With other vendors, you have to wait a long time for a response. With OpSource, our experience has been that someone is there to help you right away."

RewardStream, a leader in SaaS loyalty marketing programs, turned to OpSource Cloud for its ease of use and unparalled security, both important qualities when dealing with critical customer data. With OpSource Cloud, each customer receives a 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, OpSource Cloud offers 24x7 phone support and a rich online community to share and collaborate with peers as well as get third-party add-ins, images and configurations.

"Medium-sized businesses are where we are seeing the Cloud get entrenched first," said Patrick Spillane, solutions architect, Veris Technologies. "These companies are in an uncomfortable spot where they don't have $100,000 to spend on their infrastructure and they are also aren't ready to be totally hands-off. When we show these customers OpSource Cloud they get it right away. They appreciate that they can turn their servers on and off as they need them, and that they are getting everything from SAS 70 audit to 100 percent SLAs to APIs to 24x7 support. OpSource Cloud gives us and our customers the raw materials we need to build absolutely anything we can dream of. And we literally have gotten servers up and running in seconds. We've only scratched the surface of what we can do with OpSource Cloud."

Veris Technologies is focused on delivering cloud solutions to SMBs and is also building its own SaaS solution for the legal industry on OpSource Cloud. In addition to its unmatched features, Veris was drawn to OpSource Cloud for its aggressive pricing and for the ability to pay for only what you consume with no commitment, but with discounts for monthly programs. The company also found its online sign-up and fast provisioning a competitive edge when reselling OpSource Cloud to its customers since OpSource Cloud alone lets you create a new account in seconds, with servers up and running in just minutes.

"OpSource Cloud is seeing great traction with companies of all sizes and across multiple verticals, proving that enterprise-class features are absolutely essential to anyone moving to the cloud today," said Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource. "Customers are demanding a lot out of the second generation cloud. We have listened to them and built a solution that meets all of their needs--and is helping change corporate computing as we know it today."

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. OpSource Cloud is in public Beta and available for online purchase by the hour from www.opsourcecloud.net/getstarted/. For more information, 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 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 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 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
   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 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 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