Service provider enters cloud market to deliver SMBs IaaS with self-service capabilities, extensive metering and billing and application deployment
Flexiant today announced that Advance Group, a leading technology services provider in Spain, selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to power its latest cloud computing solution aimed at SMBs. By selecting Flexiant, Advance Group has the cloud management tools necessary to support an IaaS public cloud service.
Advance Group wanted to offer a brand new cloud service to extend its portfolio of technology services in the Spanish market. With offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Girona, the service provider needed a solution that not only offered self-service capabilities and extensive metering and billing, but also supported out-of-the-box Spanish language and local currency, Euros.
Pedro Collado Alonso, División Manager, Cloud & IT Network, Advance Group said, “When launching our cloud solution, we evaluated two vendors. We required VMware hypervisor support within an easy to use, simple platform that could give us the functionality to give our customers self-service control based on their infrastructure requirements. We were impressed with Flexiant’s support for VMware, but also its multi-hypervisor support should we wish to support others in the future.”
Advance Group also saw the power of Flexiant’s application blueprints solution that contain all the key information to successfully build and deploy applications in the cloud – including server, software, storage, network, images and firewall details, and how they all relate together. “Flexiant gives us simplicity to launch complex applications quickly and easily for our customers,” continued Collado Alonso.
Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator’s flexible self-service functionality allows Advance Group the ability to give customers greater control and visibility of their cloud services, automating provisioning for ease of use and rapid self-service, differentiate services by offering tailored solutions for individual customers and the ability to offer choices in levels of services. Flexiant also delivers Advance Group multi-level, multi-currency, metering and billing. The unique, full-featured, integrated, multi-currency billing system provides measurement, rating, invoice line generation and credit card collection facilities.
George Knox, CEO, Flexiant said, “The value Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers service providers is easily demonstrated through the feature rich, yet simple cloud management platform. We allow service providers to enter new markets with a platform that is easily extensible so they can innovate and differentiate regardless of geographical borders.”