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Connectloud Emerges from Stealth with the Launch of uCloud

Connectloud Inc., an innovator in private and public cloud orchestration delivering simple and flexible unified cloud solutions, today emerged from stealth with the launch of its first product, uCloud.

uCloud is the industry's first platform that empowers enterprises with quickly scalable, secure, multi-tenant automation across clouds of any type, for clients from any segment, and across geographically dispersed data centers, all delivered as a service.

"uCloud was designed and built ground-up to tackle today's toughest IT challenges," said Zeeshan Naseh, CEO of Connectloud. "It is a new breed of intelligent software that delivers an all-in-one, self-service cloud orchestration solution together with a Layer2 and Layer3 capable encrypted virtual network to help businesses launch a private or public cloud in a fraction of the time and cost compared to other solutions."

"With the innovative uCloud platform, any company exploring a private cloud deployment can be up and running with a small pilot environment with as few as twenty VMs in an afternoon, and scale that to millions of VMs seamlessly," said Naseh. "This is the fundamental shift in the deployment and management of secure cloud technology that customers struggling with complex integration work or expensive, locked-in solutions have been asking for."

Connectloud's uCloud features include: 
  • Faster "Standup" Time: uCloud cuts deployment time for private clouds from months to weeks or even days. It provisions and deploys software-based switches, firewalls and routers quickly on your existing hardware, orchestrating them as virtual machines to make the private cloud strong and secure.
  • Self-Service User Interface: uCloud's modern interface empowers users to provision and deploy clouds in a matter of minutes. The software automates and controls cloud provisioning, and its role-based administration lets organizations determine who gets access to various areas of the cloud.
  • Transparency and Cost Savings: Business executives can gain a clear view of all IT infrastructure costs, along with data on how much infrastructure is in use at a given time for any department. Built on Linux and utilizing standard Network Function Virtualization (NFV) components, uCloud cuts both operating and capital expenses with lower costs and by automating manual processes. Connectloud's subscription pricing is based on the number of virtual machines used, providing elastic capacity driven by need.
  • Security: Connectloud never touches the user's data, and is natively compliant with regulations from HIPAA to Sarbanes-Oxley. Access to clouds and data is encrypted at all points to further increase security.
  • Agility and Intuitive Multi-tenancy: uCloud offers scalability by seamlessly orchestrating clouds of any type - public, private or hybrid - and allowing customers to serve themselves based on current need. It also allows creation of customized clouds to support any number of subtenants, enabling enterprises to segregate clients within their pools while ensuring security of each dataset.

Connectloud is led by Zeeshan Naseh, a seasoned technology executive who previously served nearly 15 years at Cisco Systems, where he built Cisco's cloud services business from whiteboard to global field launch, including its growth to more than $1 billion in revenue.

The company's advisors include former Cisco Chief Development Officer and high tech business leader Charlie Giancarlo; serial entrepreneur and founding managing director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center Ken Morse; Stanford University professor and entrepreneur Dr. Ryan Orr; and University of Texas at Dallas professor Dr. Kamil Sarac.
Published Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:25 AM by David Marshall
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