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Appcore Selects Open Source Cloud.com to Power Private Cloud Platform

Cloud.com, a leader in open source cloud computing software, today announced that Appcore, a global business information systems provider, is using the company’s flagship product, CloudStack, for its private cloud computing platform. Appcore has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and its technology includes a suite of products that produce a private cloud computing platform, which ensures customers are receiving the solutions they need to meet growing business demands.   

“We had a hard time finding a solution that could deliver both a clean user interface to our customers and our necessities as a service provider, such as billing and metering. After an extensive search, we found that Cloud.com was able to provide the technology and expertise we needed to ensure we are delivering the best product to our customers,” said Brian Patrick Donaghy, CEO at Appcore. “CloudStack has the benefits of open source, transparency and flexibility, while also enabling us to deliver the reliable solution that is needed at half the cost to our customers. With Cloud.com, Appcore is able to provide traditional hosted services and merge it with the cloud to provide the best of both worlds, security and reliability with all the speed and agility cloud computing has to offer.”

Appcore technology includes a private cloud computing platform, the global Appcore Cloud Network, Appcore Second Site for disaster recovery, and Appcore Cloud Onsite, which allows enterprises to run the platform behind its firewall or in any of Appcore’s global clouds. One of the key reasons Appcore is using Cloud.com CloudStack is due to its open source model and therefore Appcore’s ability to see the code prior to making its selection. In addition to the benefits of open source that CloudStack delivers, Appcore has gained an easy-to-use user interface for customer self-service administration that can decrease operating costs by freeing up IT resources for more business-critical needs. This interface gives end-users the ability to set up new accounts, choose services, administer applications, provision servers, load VM images, and resolve common issues without ever needing to speak to a customer service representative.

“We are pleased to be working with Appcore, a company on the forefront of cloud technology in the evolving cloud computing market,” said Sheng Liang, CEO and co-founder of Cloud.com. “At Cloud.com, we understand and address the unique needs of service providers by delivering real-time visibility and reporting capabilities within the cloud to ensure compliance, security, billing and chargebacks, as well as other instruments. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Appcore in helping the company provide the most reliable, secure product to its customers.”

Recognizing that organizations currently face a daunting task when trying to build their own infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environments, Cloud.com provides the latest and the most advanced software platform to build highly scalable, highly reliable cloud computing environments. Cloud.com currently counts over 50 large-scale production clouds in deployment that have been built on its market-leading open source cloud computing solution including KT, Nokia Research Center, Tata Communications, GreenQloud and Logicworks. Cloud.com technologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:03 PM by David Marshall
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