Enterprise Cloud Provider UpCloud Joins ComputeNext Cloud Marketplace to Expand IaaS Selection to UK and Finland

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ComputeNext cloud marketplace has expanded the amount of IaaS available through a normalized service catalog working in conjunction with UpCloud.

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ComputeNext, a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Service Brokerage, is officially announcing partnership with UpCloud Ltd. A European cloud service provider based in Finland, with data center locations in London, UK and Helsinki, Finland – with 3 more availability zones on the horizon.

The ComputeNext cloud marketplace has continued global expansion this month with the addition of IaaS and cloud services in the UK and Finland from UpCloud.

UpCloud focuses on demanding applications their owners who value simple, straightforward service with competitive pricing. On its infrastructure customers can choose resources on a completely scalable manner, based on their actual needs and there is no need to settle for badly designed instances. Since UpCloud’s service has been designed and built in-house , the company is able to pass these cost savings down to customers in the form of very competitive pricing.
With increased choice in IaaS ComputeNext makes it possible to compare cloud services and find the best cloud provider to service a given geography, while factoring in price, uptime, and other performance factors such as provisioning consistency, speed, and machine reliability. This feature release from ComputeNext, makes available compute and storage resources from UpCloud with the value added bonus of:

All new customers will get 500€ worth of free resources until the end of December 2013.

Cloud consumers can now use UpCloud IaaS through the ComputeNext cloud marketplace platform for discovery, procurement and provisioning of cloud services such as servers, storage, and on-demand software. IT professionals looking for cloud servers and cloud storage will now have access to IaaS centrally located in London, UK and Helsinki, Finland. Users looking to host their data and compute resources in a secure location can leverage UpCloud’s platform as well as access 30+ other regions readily available for purchase, automated provisioning, deployment, and management on the ComputeNext cloud marketplace.

Through partnership with ComputeNext, cloud consumers can access UpCloud resources with the additional deep discount made available only on ComputeNext. Any users that spend more than 100 euro in their first month will be eligible to activate the coupon code: “UPCN” – this code will give new users a credit of 500€ to their account for launching VMs after they have already – this offer available until the end of December 2013.

With a unified invoice and API abstraction layer, IT professionals can achieve faster go-to-market with the ComputeNext single API connector to platform-agnostic infrastructure from cloud providers such as UpCloud who not only differentiate with unique locations and high performing infrastructure resources but also offer additional value adds such as:

100% SLA, truly scalable resources and constant high performance are some of the key benefits in using UpCloud that customers will soon realize. UpCloud caters its infrastructure to some of the most demanding customers around, such as the Finnish Ministry of Justice.

About ComputeNext
ComputeNext – most recently named a Gartner Cool Vendor (2013) in Cloud Service Brokerage is a Bellevue, WA based cloud-technology company which is pioneering the way organizations search, discover, procure and provision cloud services. As a leader in building federated cloud ecosystems they enable end-to-end transactions across platform agnostic infrastructure. With the belief that a handful of IaaS providers cannot satisfy the world’s computing demands, ComputeNext has built their marketplace to deliver a transparent and transactional user experience for the search, discovery, and provisioning of cloud services.
For more information please visit http://www.computenext.com

About UpCloud
UpCloud Ltd is a European cloud-service company offering an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service for the international market. Currently, the company provides services from data centers based in the UK and Finland. The UpCloud service was introduced to the Finnish market in May 2012 and for international customers in March 2013. The company is founded on the experience gathered at growing a managed web hosting company in Finland with more than 12 years of service to more than 10 000 customers.
For more information please visit http://en.upcloud.com/

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