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OpSource

October 05, 2009 08:00 ET

OpSource Cloud Public Beta Now Available

New Industry Research Details How to Bring the Cloud to the Enterprise, Manage Hybrid Computing Environments

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - OpSource, Inc., the leader in Cloud operations, today announced that OpSource Cloud™, the first Cloud to bring together the availability, flexibility and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise requires, is now in public Beta and available for on-line purchase by the hour from www.opsourcecloud.net.

To help accelerate the adoption of Cloud computing by the enterprise, OpSource has also released "Enterprise Meet Cloud: Mapping a safe passage to enterprise cloud adoption," a white paper by Procullux Ventures' Phil Wainewright which details how to bring Cloud computing to business-critical systems and manage the resulting hybrid computing environments.

"Enterprise IT executives are wondering how they can bring the economic and practical advantages of cloud computing -- the rapid deployment, pay-per-use pricing, scalable capacity on-demand -- to more business-critical systems without compromising their security, reliability and governance," said Phil Wainewright, CEO, Procullux Ventures. "What's needed is a collaborative partnership in which providers keep the infrastructure running while giving enterprise IT the visibility, choice and delegated control they need. The buck still stops with enterprise IT, whether the infrastructure is cloud-sourced or in-house, and this paper gives them the tools they need to deploy cloud computing effectively and efficiently."

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. 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.

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.

"As Phil's white paper details, there is finally a clear path for enterprises to adopt Cloud computing," said Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource. "We've seen great early results from our private Beta and are excited to see what the larger enterprise community will accomplish with OpSource Cloud. 2009 truly is the year of the enterprise Cloud and we are proud to be helping make this pivotal moment in IT happen."

For more information on OpSource Cloud and to download the "Enterprise Meet Cloud" white paper, please visit http://www.opsourcecloud.net/news/articles.

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