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CloudCentral Pitches MSPs an Alternative to Amazon, Google Web Services

By Doug Barney

The Aussies are clearly a cheeky lot, and that’s why service provider CloudCentral has no problem taking on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google, especially on CloudCentral’s home turf in Australia.

The new CloudCentral Cloud Services is being pitched largely to the Australian market, but has its origins in Santa Clara, Calif. That’s because technology from CumuLogic powers the new CloudCentral service.

CumuLogic was started by a bunch of former Sun Microsystems (now owned by Oracle) employees who wanted to build “a platform which prevents vendor lock-in and is agnostic to clouds, hypervisors and application infrastructure,” as the company described.

Today, CumuLogic platforms support the building of cloud services as well as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

“Organizations that are looking for an enterprise-class public cloud for new application development and for migrating existing applications can now leverage CloudCentral’s public cloud infrastructure with AWS-style cloud services powered by CumuLogic. We are very excited to enter the Australian market with a great partner like CloudCentral to deliver the integrated features and performance required by enterprise developers,” said CumuLogic President and CEO Mike Soby.

CumuLogic, which is angel funded, also counts virtualization powerhouse Citrix as a strategic advisor and partner.

“For organizations like CloudCentral that are looking to deliver automated, elastic, self-service clouds to global customers, Citrix CloudPlatform with CumuLogic’s platform delivers efficient, limitless scale and fast deployment of applications. As a result, CloudCentral’s clients of any size can quickly and easily expand and innovate their business in the cloud,” said Derrick Loi, senior director, Cloud Platform Group, Asia Pacific at Citrix Systems.

The Pitch

The idea behind CloudCentral’s new services is to help enterprises more quickly build cloud apps or move existing software off-premises. “With this offering, customers have an immediate opportunity to use a cloud platform for the rapid development and deployment of cloud-based applications on an enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure optimized for compute and storage performance. CloudCentral Cloud Services will allow developers to accelerate their time-to-market and never again worry about the underlying infrastructure to support the scale they need,” the company argued.

CumuLogic, as recently reported by TMC, now more fully supports OpenStack, and announced that its cloud services run on both Cloudscaling Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds and Nebula.

OpenStack is currently supported by over 800 organizations.




Edited by Alisen Downey

MSPToday Editor at Large

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