December 14, 2010 08:00 ET
OpSource Removes Barriers to Public Cloud Adoption by Moving Managed Services to the Cloud
New Suite of Managed Services Provides the Operational and Economic Efficiencies of the Public Cloud While Addressing Enterprise Requirements for Security, Control and Ease of Integration
SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced Managed Services for the Cloud, a full suite of application and system management services that provides businesses and developers with a more operationally-efficient model for migrating and scaling mission-critical applications in the public cloud. This offering enables organizations to experience the cost benefits of the public cloud while mitigating the security, control and integration issues that have inhibited the adoption of cloud services in the past. OpSource is the first public cloud provider to offer this combination of application and system management services in the cloud, which can be customized by choosing from two different levels:
- OpSource Tech Ops™: provides smaller organizations with the system monitoring, server administration, and OS support required to get up and running with cloud computing while minimizing operational risk.
- OpSource App Ops™: offers the application deployment, change management, data management, performance management, optimization management and compliance services that organizations need to scale cloud operations while minimizing operating expense and risk.
OpSource is making it easy and affordable for organizations to get up and running with cloud services by offering a pricing structure that scales with cloud computing usage. Managed Services for the Cloud are priced between $0.05 and $0.60 per CPU hour, based on volume and term commitments. OpSource's "pay-as-you-go" pricing structure is a system that allows an organization to pay for enterprise-quality computing capability when they need it, paying for it only when it is being used. This flexible, frictionless sales model reduces the pricing barriers for many organizations, enabling companies to more seriously consider cloud-based managed services.
Gartner estimates the market for cloud computing services will grow over the next few years, reaching $150 billion by 2013(1). Research VP for Gartner, Lydia Leong commented on the migration to cloud-based services: "Adoption of cloud infrastructure services is accelerating across businesses of all sizes. However, many organizations do not want to self-manage their infrastructure and cannot fully realize either the cost or agility benefits of the cloud without managed services. Some businesses lack the in-house expertise to manage their cloud servers, while others seek to free their IT organization of the need to do systems administration tasks that add no business value. A 'menu' of managed services on top of cloud infrastructure allows businesses to select the solutions that best fit their needs."
In a move to further ease the transition to cloud services, OpSource also announced the availability of Hybrid Connect™, a secure Ethernet VLAN connection that links OpSource's Managed Hosting and Cloud Hosting environments. With Hybrid Connect, organizations can leverage the flexibility of the public cloud and the performance of dedicated physical servers in the OpSource Managed Hosting environment.
"With Managed Service for the Cloud, we now have the ability to align our customers' unique application requirements with the right combination of managed services and hosting resources," said Treb Ryan, CEO for OpSource. "This enables us to provide companies with a customized solution that can help them to more confidently deliver their web-based services from the cloud without the complexity, operational issues and expense associated with supporting these applications on their own infrastructure. When you combine our managed services with our flexible pricing models and ability to scale service on demand, OpSource has removed any remaining barriers to enterprise adoption of cloud services today."
As a long-standing leader in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space, OpSource helped pioneer the SaaS hosting market by providing complex application hosting solutions to ISVs such as Adobe, SAP, CA, Taleo and Xactly. This in combination with OpSource's experience developing best practices in the areas of infrastructure hosting, monitoring, application and system monitoring, performance management, application deployment, change management and database management -- makes OpSource's hybrid solution a powerful model for companies launching applications and IT infrastructures in the cloud.
For more information or to find out how to purchase OpSource Managed Services for the Cloud or Hybrid Connect, please visit www.opsource.net.
OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. More than four hundred Software-as-a-Service ISVs, cloud platform providers, carriers and enterprises rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and agility to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. Our industry-leading Application Operations service goes beyond traditional hosting by providing application management, change management, performance management and application optimization. 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. Founded in 2002, OpSource is SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1 and European Safe Harbor certified and has operations in California, Virginia, UK, Ireland, and India. For more information, please visit www.opsource.net.
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(1) Gartner report "Forecast: Sizing the Cloud; Understanding the Opportunities in Cloud Services", March 2009