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July 07, 2014

Metacloud's OpenStack Platforms Deliver Enterprise-grade Cloud Functionality

OpenStack platform provider Metacloud may be a startup organization, but its leaders have decades of experience. Being involved in the industry for so long has given them a broad view on just how much the IT organization is changing, and how technology needs to grow to keep apace.

“There’s almost a ground swell change that’s occurring inside of IT organizations,” said Stuart Robbins, CIO of Metacloud. “Our organizational health reflects our system health, and when we get stale the systems get stale.”

The company attended Cloud Expo 2014 in New York City and also participated in panel discussions at the event.  Robbins spoke to TMC’s (News - Alert) Peter Bernstein about some of the drastic changes in IT the company has observed on the whole, as well as some of the hot topics being discussed at the show. He said that the bridge between application developers and dev ops, which used to be vast, is merging and the conflict between these two groups is quickly disappearing. That is forcing entire IT organizations to change the way they do business.

Metacloud can help with that transition as the company delivers enterprise-grade cloud platforms including the Metacloud Hosted private cloud offering and the Metacloud OnPrem, which offers the convenience of the public cloud but sits on customers’ existing infrastructure.

“For those types of customers that want the benefits of open source but don’t have the staff to do it, it’s something we can offer them,” said Robbins of the company’s platforms.

One such customer is Trace3, a provider of digital business transformation solutions. Last week the company chose Metacloud OnPrem and Metacloud Hosted solutions to be offered as part of its portfolio. Both offerings are built on OpenStack and provide enterprise expertise and support from Metacloud.

Last month, Metacloud announced a deal with SK Planet, a subsidiary of SK Telecom (News - Alert). The company is using an OpenStack-based cloud for service prototype and is steadily expanding the types of workloads they migrate to the cloud.


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