International provider of cloud orchestration software, Flexiant, has announced it is working with Arrow ECS UK (Arrow) to deliver a complete cloud management solution of software and hardware to any service provider wishing to launch cloud hosting services, in days.
Working together, Arrow and Flexiant offer a combined cloud management solution based on Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, a software solution that has been validated on IBM Flex System. The solution would provide high performance software, at low software entry costs, and high performance hardware for any service provider wishing to capture the growing demand for cloud hosting services and the ability to confidently scale their business in the future.
“To develop this offering, Arrow was instrumental in enabling Flexiant software to be installed, tested and verified at the IBM Innovation Centre in the UK,” said George Knox, CEO, Flexiant. “The technical teams were astounded at the speed with which we installed the software, in a matter of hours. Having verified our technologies, we can continue to offer service providers hardware choice as they seek to generate more revenue and accelerate growth, compete more effectively by developing unique, differentiated services and lead the market through innovation.”
“The solution offers service providers the hardware and software to rapidly install, deploy and launch cloud hosting services at scale and in days,” Knox added. “Using this complete solution, customers will not only get to market quickly, but also have the technology necessary to resell services via new channels.”
Arrow is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2012 sales of $20.4 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55 countries.
Flexiant provides cloud orchestration software focused solely to the global service provider market. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software suite that arms service providers with a customizable platform. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers a customizable platform, a flexible interface, integrated metering and billing, reseller capabilities and application management.