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October 06, 2009 08:00 ET

OpSource Partners With Bplats to Bring Cloud Computing to Japan

OpSource Cloud Will Fill Void in Marketplace, Offer Unique Distribution Model Based on Japanese Business Practices

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - OpSource, Inc., the leader in Cloud operations, today announced a strategic partnership with Bplats, a leading Japanese technology consulting company, to bring 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, to the Japanese marketplace. The Japanese launch of OpSource Cloud is scheduled for November 4, 2009.

"Currently there are no Cloud solutions available in Japan," said Huzita Kenzi, president, Bplats. "To introduce the highly acclaimed OpSource Cloud to the Japanese market so quickly after its public availability in the Unites States is a major milestone for our marketplace. OpSource Cloud will not only meet enterprises' growing demand for Cloud computing but will bring Japanese companies the most powerful solution available today."

Bplats will offer a unique, localized transaction system that will enable Japanese companies to make all financial transactions locally, including bank transfers, payments and invoices. In addition, Japanese customers will be able to get in-person, native language support by working with locally based Bplats. Bplats is also offering a specialized and localized website that will offer a deep level of information and service about OpSource Cloud, building a Japanese community around this key Cloud offering. For more information please visit http://www.bplats.co.jp/cloud/.

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.

"Whereas Cloud business in the United States is mainly direct, system integrators are essential to the Cloud's success in Japan," said Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource. "We are pleased to team with Bplats, the leading technology consultants in Japan, to bring OpSource Cloud to this crucial marketplace. We look forward to helping leading Japanese enterprises experience the collaborative, community-based power of the Cloud."

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