Flexiant lets data centre owners pilot the cloud at Data Centre World 2011

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Cloud computing experts Flexiant to exhibit at Data Centre World 2011

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Flexiant, the pioneering cloud software and services company, revealed today it will exhibit at Data Centre World 2011 in London’s Olympia next month. The company will showcase its flagship product, Extility, a licensed virtualised cloud platform.

Responding to growing demand from the data centre industry for the cloud services to offer their customers, Flexiant understands the constraints facing a sector which already has substantial investment in software, hardware and other IT infrastructure.

Recognising this challenge, Flexiant has developed systems that allow data centres to benefit from the agility, flexibility and economy of a cloud computing platform while making the best use of their existing capital investment.

By enabling data centre owners to develop a small cloud, Flexiant allows the company to integrate the cloud into existing infrastructure and so trial the cloud without significant capital investment. Following a successful trial implementation, data centre operators can then develop this deployment into a fully-fledged cloud platform for their customers.

Headquartered in Scotland, Flexiant developed Europe’s first cloud platform in 2007 and is one of only a handful of independent cloud platform providers worldwide. Flexiant’s roots lie in hosting as it was launched by the founders of award winning XCalibre Communications, which was sold in 2009.

In addition to a range of other deployments, Extility is currently being used as a test bed by the European Commission on three multi-million pound FP7 research and development projects aimed at driving forward the adoption of cloud computing across Europe.

Running from 2-3 March, this year’s Data Centre World highlights will include speakers from Microsoft, Capgemini and APC, exploring key developments in the industry. The conference aims to help data centre managers and professionals plan, implement and manage their existing and future data centre requirement. The content includes panel discussions, case studies and presentations on the latest issues affecting the data centre.

Robert Karssiens, Director of Sales and Marketing comments: “Demand for cloud computing is growing rapidly, bringing with it many changes for the data centre industry. We are seeing increasing interest from all sectors as more and more people discover the business benefits of cloud computing and the potential to save money. This is further evidenced by the focus on cloud computing at this year’s Data Centre World and we are looking forward to sharing our expertise and knowledge of the industry.”

Cloud computing is changing the way companies look at how they address cost, scalability and the models that underpin successful software and hardware companies. A recent report predicts that by 2012, 80% of Fortune 1000 companies will pay for some cloud computing service and 30% percent will pay for cloud computing infrastructure. (Gartner, 2010)

Data Centre World is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data centre managers, professionals, distributors and channel partners. This year, the conference has dedicated an entire theatre to Cloud and the Data Centre.

http://www.flexiant.com

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