[Cloudscaling and Seagate] share a similar vision of cloud computing that is scalable, agile, open and an economic game changer. – Bob Griswold, senior vice president, product line management, Seagate
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
Cloudscaling, the elastic cloud company, has joined the Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance Partner program, and the two companies are working together to optimize joint solutions for the OpenStack environment.
Seagate recently became a corporate sponsor member of the OpenStack Foundation as part of a collaborative effort to partner with industry leaders to define and promote open source standards for cloud computing. In a show of support, the company will help cloud builders to develop more scalable, customizable solutions using open platforms while reducing operating costs and providing benefits for consumers in the marketplace.
Open Cloud System is Cloudscaling’s OpenStack-powered elastic cloud infrastructure software solution. It is the first production-grade solution for public and private elastic clouds based on OpenStack technology. Recently announced customers include IBS DataFort, LivingSocial and Ubisoft, each of which have selected Open Cloud System for production elastic cloud infrastructure.
“We’re actively engaged in joint channel activities with Cloudscaling as part of our Cloud Builder Alliance,” said Bob Griswold, Seagate’s senior vice president, product line management. “We share a similar vision of cloud computing that is scalable, agile, open and an economic game changer.”
Cloudscaling was among the first commercial entities to publicly support OpenStack and has product solutions incorporating the open source project in production environments for multiple customers. It was the first company to deploy a Nova compute public cloud and the first to deploy a Swift storage public cloud outside of Rackspace. The company is a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation and a charter Gold Corporate Sponsor. Co-founder and CTO Randy Bias has served on the Foundation board since its inception, and Cloudscaling is a top-ten code contributor to the project, including ZeroMQ messaging, RPC abstraction layer, APIs for Google Compute Engine and security improvements.
“Recent customer and partner momentum are proof points that the benefits delivered by Open Cloud System are striking a chord,” said Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling. “Our relationship with Seagate is the latest example of that momentum, and we’ll leverage that advantage to further distance Cloudscaling from the rest of the field.”
Cloudscaling is the leader in elastic cloud infrastructure. The company’s core product, Open Cloud System (OCS), is the most advanced OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure software available. OCS is designed to meet the requirements of next-generation dynamic applications, delivering the agility, performance, and economic benefits of leading cloud providers, but deployable in the customer’s data center and under the IT team’s control. Cloudscaling is backed by Trinity Ventures and headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudscaling.com
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