OpSource and Standing Cloud Deliver Easy-to-Use Cloud Apps and Infrastructure for the “Informal Buyer”

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New “Standing Cloud powered by OpSource” service offers easy-to-use application layer for business users and development teams on world-class infrastructure.

Standing Cloud powered by OpSource

Standing Cloud powered by OpSource

OpSource and Standing Cloud share a vision of cloud computing’s future: where any user, regardless of technical abilities, can find and use highly reliable applications, without system administration burdens.

Standing Cloud, Inc. (http://www.standingcloud.com), a leader in the emerging platform-as-a-service (PaaS) marketplace, and OpSource (http://www.opsource.net), a leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, have announced a partnership that provides a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing cloud-hosted applications, regardless of users’ technical expertise.

Increasingly, substantial cloud demand is coming from so-called “informal buyers.” Defined by Forrester Research as “businesses or enterprise users outside the core IT operations and transaction teams,” informal buyers, including application developers, innovative business users and service providers, will drive the future of cloud development. But they typically lack the ability or inclination to use public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) directly; instead, they’re looking for integrated, “full stack” solutions to ease the systems administration overhead of standard cloud services.

Standing Cloud powered by OpSource,” the initial offering from the Standing Cloud/OpSource partnership, meets this need by offering a comprehensive “application layer” specifically for OpSource end users. From a custom user dashboard, OpSource customers will be able to find and immediately use more than 80 popular web applications—WordPress, SugarCRM, DotProject and OpenBravo, to name a few—complete with built-in monitoring and management tools that ease system administration headaches.

“OpSource and Standing Cloud share a vision of cloud computing’s future: where any user, regardless of technical abilities, can find and use highly reliable applications, without system administration burdens. We’re thrilled to team with a world-class cloud provider like OpSource to change how users deploy and manage applications in the cloud,” said David J. Jilk, CEO of Standing Cloud.

“The value of cloud computing is about much more than servers. End users require a ‘full stack’ of enterprise-quality components, from top quality hardware and management services like those from OpSource, to applications business users need to get their jobs done,” said Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource. ”’Standing Cloud powered by OpSource’ represents a simple and powerful solution for anyone who wants to use the cloud—regardless of technical expertise.”

About Standing Cloud
Standing Cloud is the only platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that enables cloud users to deploy, manage, customize and/or develop applications on a variety of cloud services and with several programming languages. The service supports PHP, Java, Ruby, and Python, as well as 80+ complete open source applications that can be deployed by end users with a few clicks. Target customers include business users who want an easy way to automatically deploy and manage SaaS; developers who customize existing open source applications or develop their own from scratch; and IT professionals in search of a time-saving way to deploy applications and development environments for teams within their organization.

Standing Cloud is backed by Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures and was founded in 2009 by CEO David J. Jilk, former CEO of Xaffire, an online application monitoring company that was sold to Quest Software in 2005. Board members include Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Rich Levandov of Avalon.

About OpSource
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 http://www.opsource.net.

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