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The Bunker, UK Managed Service Provider, Selects Egenera for Cloud Management

Egenera, an innovator in converged infrastructure and cloud management, along with Fedr8, a leading UK cloud service integrator, today announced that The Bunker, the UK’s Ultra Secure IT services provider, has selected the Egenera Cloud Suite as the management platform for its new ultra secure cloud service. The Egenera Cloud Suite was selected following an extensive review of different cloud solutions, as it enables The Bunker to meet its clients’ requirements for highly secure, rapidly scalable and cost-effective, enterprise-class services.

The adoption of the Egenera Cloud Suite provides The Bunker with tangible cost savings of 75 percent against competitive offerings considered, while providing the functionality, security and scalability required to support The Bunker’s growth strategy. Equally important, the platform dramatically speeds up time-to-value for customers and provides a single intuitive interface that enables consumption of both physical and virtual resources.

The Bunker provides Ultra Secure hosting and cloud services, in state-of-the-art, nuclear bomb proof data centers, to financial services organizations, technology companies, local government and other regulated businesses that place a premium on secure and resilient IT services. In designing its unique cloud service, The Bunker required a cloud management solution that provides:

  • The elasticity to start small and to add capacity as they grow its customer base
  • Ease of use through an intuitive self-service portal for customers
  • Fast, flexible and scalable provisioning for infrastructure as well as cloud services
  • High security and support for a multi-tenant environment
  • An open solution that is agnostic at the hardware, hypervisor and operating system layers
  • Capacity planning capability that allows for just-in-time delivery of cloud infrastructure
  • Quality of Service management for both infrastructure and service level management
  • Real-time pricing that supports margin management and an utility billing model

After exhaustive review and testing, The Bunker concluded that the Egenera Cloud Suite was the only solution in the market that met all of its requirements. Implementation of the new cloud service has already begun.

“We see the cloud as a significant source of our growth, so one of the main requirements for a cloud management solution was the ability to support our DNA of providing Ultra Secure IT services and the ability to expand quickly, easily and with little disruption,” said Phil Bindley, CTO at The Bunker. “We recognized the robustness of the infrastructure orchestration that the Egenera Cloud Suite provides. In addition, the Egenera platform allows us to scale-out and deploy capacity literally in a matter of minutes; delivering a quality user experience that is critical to our customers.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Egenera to help The Bunker launch its new cloud service. The Egenera Cloud Suite provides them with a very cost-effective, secure, multi-tenant enterprise cloud management platform,” said Dean Chapman, managing director at Fedr8. “These capabilities are critical for The Bunker whose services are known for the highest level of security and reliability.”

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:04 PM by David Marshall
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