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August 28, 2009 08:00 ET

OpSource Introduces OpSource Cloud, the First True Enterprise Cloud

OpSource Cloud Virtualized by VMware Combines the Availability, Flexibility and Community of the Public Cloud With the Security, Performance and Control the Enterprise Demands

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2009) - OpSource, Inc., the leader in Cloud operations, today introduced OpSource Cloud™, 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 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 unveiled at VMworld next week and will be publicly available on October 2, 2009.

"Although cloud computing promises many business benefits for enterprises, today's consumer-oriented Cloud services lack many of the requirements to reliably, securely and cost-effectively support enterprise-class applications," said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies, Inc. "OpSource's new Cloud solution offers the security, performance and management control enterprises need to move from simple development to serious application deployment and production via the Cloud."

Recognizing that security is critical to Enterprise adoption of Cloud computing, 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.

At the same time, for users weaned on the public Cloud experience, OpSource Cloud offers online sign-up, pay by the hour usage, and rich online communities. 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.

"A Web-savvy generation is moving into IT and drastically changing how the enterprise consumes technology," said Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource. "This demographic shift -- plus downturn driven demand for cost savings -- has accelerated interest in Cloud computing. Companies want to take advantage of the Cloud's pay-only-for-what-you-consume and collaborative nature but they have been held back by the lack of security, performance and control. With OpSource Cloud we are offering the first true, enterprise-ready Cloud solution, enabling companies to take advantage of all the flexibility and collaboration the public Cloud has to offer but in a manner that is consistent with how the Enterprise approaches IT."

For more information or to apply for the OpSource Cloud private Beta, please visit http://opsourcecloud.net/. To see a live demonstration, visit OpSource Booth #1233 at VMworld 2009, which takes place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, from August 31 to September 3, 2009.

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 Type II Audited Cloud
--  One hundred percent uptime SLA
    

Enterprise Performance

--  Multi-tier architecture
--  Guaranteed latency in-between systems
--  Sub-millisecond access time
--  Industry standard technology including VMware and Cisco
    

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