When it comes to the cloud, enterprise cloud management solutions provider Abiquo seems to have found its niche. Abiquo’s CEO, Pete Malcolm (News - Alert), recently sat down with TMC CEO, Rich Tehrani at the recent Cloud Computing Expo in New York City to discuss how its IT infrastructure management solutions operate as a self-service facility and how it is fueling the company’s success.
Not only does Abiquo (News - Alert) address and resolve security, compliance and governance issues in the cloud, but it also helps alleviate the bottleneck pains often found in IT infrastructure management. In essence, its solutions sit above the hypervisor layer to enable companies to create public clouds or private clouds and manage their global infrastructure to operate those clouds.
Therefore, by providing a self-service facility to customers, according to Malcolm, companies perform all their own provisioning of compute, storage and networking entirely on their own. This, as described by Malcolm is, “like having your own physical data center but with no hardware to manage.”
Abiquo targets both hosting providers and large enterprises with its cloud management solutions, which only require standard APIs and work with a variety of hypervisors. In order to operate the service, users don’t need additional management tools, unless they want them, of course.
While Abiquo currently offers an array of breakthrough methods for managing and securing cloud computing, it has many plans in the works that will certainly provide new capabilities for infrastructure management customers. In addition to enabling a more thorough user interface for customers and expanding its range of hypervisor support, Abiquo plans on announcing an “exciting” new functionality in the near future.
“Business is growing phenomenally,” Malcolm told Tehrani. “Particularly in late 2010, and early 2011, the cloud market has really started to take off from an infrastructure management perspective. Frankly, we are pretty inundated.”
To learn more, click below to watch the interview.
Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including IP communications and information technology. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca