CCP Selects QStack™ from GreenQloud to manage IT infrastructure

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CCP will implement GreenQloud's QStack™, a turnkey cloud infrastructure software solution, to manage their extensive IT operations, which includes multiple data centers, geozones and infrastructure environments. QStack can leverage existing infrastructure and licensing investments with the flexibility of an elastically scaling cloud, spanning multiple locations, deployment configurations and dynamically changing workloads.

QStack™ by GreenQloud

GreenQloud’s QStack™ creates for us a cohesive hybrid cloud with the visibility and flexibility we need in one comprehensive dashboard,” said Jón Viggó Gunnarsson, Manager Virtual World Operations, CCP.

CCP, the leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games (MMO), and GreenQloud, the cloud infrastructure software solutions company, today jointly announced that CCP will implement GreenQloud’s QStack™ cloud infrastructure software for a private cloud deployment to manage their extensive IT operations, which includes multiple data centers, geozones and infrastructure environments.

QStack is a turnkey cloud infrastructure software solution for leveraging existing resources and adapting them to meet forward-looking IT infrastructure needs, while lending significantly greater transparency into data and energy cost and usage. It includes a unified, customizable self-service web portal for users and administrators that allows the management of multiple data centers, geozones and cloud deployments optimized for hybrid environments from a single pane of glass.

QStack can run any virtualizable operating system and supports bare metal provisioning for High Performance Computing environments (HPC). It is hypervisor-agnostic, featuring advanced industry compatible API controls for full automation of IT services and able to run on any commodity hardware. Therefore, QStack can leverage existing infrastructure and licensing investments with the flexibility of an elastically scaling cloud, spanning multiple locations, deployment configurations and dynamically changing workloads.

“CCP is the ideal customer for QStack, with their intricate IT infrastructure, that includes significant development, staging and production environments. CCP wanted their private cloud to have hybrid options which could be managed from a single pane of glass. With QStack, CCP can control both their internal infrastructure and burst into a public cloud provider of choice with a full project and departmental overview of usage,” said Jónsi Stefánsson, CEO of GreenQloud.

“CCP needed a solution that would enable us to manage our growing infrastructure effectively, while reducing cloud sprawl and facilitating greater usage and cost transparency. GreenQloud’s QStack creates for us a cohesive hybrid cloud with the visibility and flexibility we need in one comprehensive dashboard,” said Jón Viggó Gunnarsson, Manager Virtual World Operations, CCP.

About GreenQloud

GreenQloud is a cloud infrastructure software solutions company whose services feature an easy-to-use, self-service web console and advanced industry compatible API controls for full automation of IT services.
GreenQloud was founded in 2010 and is privately funded. The company has won several Icelandic government grants, such as the technology grant from Rannis (The Icelandic Centre for Research) and the IMPRA grant from Nýsköpunarmiðstöð Íslands (Innovation Center Iceland).

GreenQloud has been lauded by the industry and media for its easy-to-use cloud infrastructure software solutions and commitment to sustainability. Advania and Verne Global serve as primary data center locations for GreenQloud in Iceland. Digital Fortress™ is the primary data center location for GreenQloud in the US. For more information visit http://www.greenqloud.com.

About CCP

CCP is a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), which is celebrating an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year of subscriber growth. In addition to EVE Online, CCP also develops DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3, and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter, both set in the EVE Universe. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit http://www.ccpgames.com.

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