Novosco announces a major expansion of its cloud computing platform.
June 7th 2012 – Novosco today formally launched its newly revamped range of enterprise-class cloud computing services covering the full range of Software-as-a-Service (applications on demand), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (server compute and storage on demand), plus backup, security and resilient connectivity to the Internet.
Novosco’s Enterprise Cloud Services help organisations to achieve cost savings and leverage the efficiency of a fully managed cloud environment with enterprise class availability, reliability and security. Built on best-in-class technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC, Novosco’s Enterprise Cloud Services deliver managed compute, network, storage and security services that support customer production environments. Novosco is also upgrading and extending its CloudStream™ Net and CloudStream™ Backup solutions, for resilient client-side connectivity and VMware-aware optimized backup.
In addition to a significant investment in terms of its compute, storage, network and co-location facilities, Novosco has partnered with Hibernia Atlantic to connect its two main data centre locations in Park West and Clonshaugh in Dublin, over high speed data connections, to facilitate complete resilience and data centre independence. With the addition of Hibernia’s secure connectivity, Novosco has also increased its capacity via a diverse ring topology throughout Europe, including routes linking Dublin, Belfast and London, as well as extending its national coverage by using Hibernia’s network to access key telecommunication exchanges.
“By and large, our enterprise customers have been cautious to date about adopting externally hosted cloud services. For them to adopt such solutions, the security, resilience and flexibility has to be better and more cost effective than anything they can build on-premise”, said Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco. “With the advent of our new and improved cloud offerings, that is now a reality.”
The new converged infrastructure system integrates compute, network, storage, virtualisation, and management components from trusted, industry leading vendors. This includes virtualisation software from VMware, server and networking hardware from Cisco Systems and storage hardware from EMC.
In addition to its new infrastructure service, Novosco also maintains a strategic partnership with VCE and supplies the VBlock™ Infrastructure Platform to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. “We came to the conclusion that the VBlock™ platform is the best platform on the market on which to build scalable private clouds,” McAliskey said.
Meanwhile, Novosco’s traditional systems integration and IT outsourcing business was “as strong as it has ever been,” he said.
He expected some time to pass before cloud computing became the norm. For now, he said, Novosco would focus on developing a “trusted cloud” model to help migrate enterprise customers into the growing trend of consuming externally hosted cloud services.
Novosco is a leading provider of virtual and cloud based infrastructure solutions with offices in Dublin, Belfast and Birmingham
Novosco vendor accreditations include:
• VCE Accredited Partner
• EMC Velocity Premier Solution Partner
• VMware Enterprise Partner
• Cisco Premier Partner
• Citrix Platinum Partner
• Microsoft Gold Partner
With a track record of building and hosting some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in the UK and Ireland, our expertise with virtual and cloud infrastructure is without equal. Novosco collaborate with both public and private sector organisations, helping them define and deliver their infrastructure strategies across a broad range of technologies. Recent awards include our 12th consecutive listing in the Deloitte Fast50 awards, Cisco Data centre and Premier Partner of the year. For more information visit www.novosco.com
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the VBlock™ platform, delivers the industry’s first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE’s pre-packaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.
About Hibernia Atlantic
Hibernia Atlantic is the only diverse, transatlantic, high bandwidth, connectivity provider. The Company owns a transatlantic submarine cable system and terrestrial fiber network that offers over 120 Points of Presence throughout Canada, the US, UK, and mainland Europe, spanning over 24,000 kilometres. Hibernia’s investors are Columbia Ventures Corporation and Constellation Ventures.
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