Flexiant and UShareSoft Partner for Self Service Provisioning of Cloud Resources and Applications
Partnership will enable cloud service providers to offer customers “ready-to-run” applications or the ability to create bespoke software solutions
London, UK and Grenoble, France – 19 March 2013 – Flexiant and UShareSoft today announced a partnership to provide cloud service providers with a way to quickly create and manage applications and associated cloud resources by integrating the UForge cloud software factory with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. The partnership will offer joint customers the benefits of on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services, software and applications.
Using UForge, cloud service providers or end users can automate the creation and maintenance of full software stacks (OS, middleware and applications) as cloud server templates and virtual machines (VMs). Customers can then publish their templates directly to the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator image library ready for self-service provisioning. Additionally, Bento Box technology within Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator allows users to pick and choose from these templates to build bespoke, multi-VM software solutions.
“The goal for most cloud service providers is to not only deliver the infrastructure, but the applications,” said Tony Lucas, Product Champion and Founder, Flexiant. “By offering our Bento Box technology in partnership with UShareSoft technology, we are able to deliver a truly powerful application solution.”
“To scale their cloud business, service providers must enable their partners and customers to onboard software and applications as quickly and as easily as possible,” said James Weir, CTO and Co-Founder, UShareSoft. “By integrating UForge with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, we are offering services providers a way to quickly ramp simple or complex applications to their cloud.”
Join Flexiant and UShareSoft for a forthcoming webinar on 25 April 2013 to better understand how cloud service providers can differentiate with new value-added services that offer end users on-demand application delivery and provisioning and remove the complexity of cloud application deployments.
Flexiant is a leading international provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services. Flexiant’s software gives cloud service providers business agility, freedom and flexibility to scale, deploy and configure cloud services, simply and cost-effectively. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a software suite that is service provider ready, enabling cloud service provisioning through to granular metering, billing and reseller management. Used by over one hundred organisations worldwide, from small hosters to large Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is simple to understand, simple to deploy and simple to use. Flexiant customers include Cartika, FP7 Consortium, IS Group, ITEX, and NetGroup. Visit www.flexiant.com.
UShareSoft’s UForge is a multi-OS, multi-cloud platform that automates software delivery and management for on-premise data centers and cloud computing. UForge includes a browser-based app store for on-demand user access to business and IT applications; a software factory for building and maintaining software stacks as cloud server templates and VMs; and sharing and social networking features for improved collaboration on cloud server templates.
UShareSoft helps cloud providers, enterprises and ISVs simplify software delivery to cloud. UShareSoft’s UForge cloud software factory and IT app store lets customers automatically build and deliver business-ready applications to private, public or hybrid clouds. UShareSoft has headquarters in Europe, an R&D center in Argentina, and offices in the United States and Japan. Visit www.usharesoft.com. Follow us on twitter.com/usharesoft