ZNet Technologies, an India-based cloud hosting and web services provider since 2001, has announced the launch of its new cloud service delivery and business automation platform, RackNap. The new cloud platform would enable cloud service providers to offer cloud services along with traditional IT services with complete cloud service business cycle automation across several modules.
“At present, there is no tool available that provides complete end-to-end automation and business cycle management, so cloud and IT service providers have to rely on multiple solutions to manage different facets of their business – support, CRM, sales and marketing, inventory and service delivery; which mars the end-to-end automation and results in high costs,” said Munesh Jadoun, Founder & CEO, RackNap. “RackNap, with its diverse modules and functionalities, will serve as a stand-alone, self-sufficient and unified platform for the cloud providers, helping them get rid of the mismanagement and manual processing that stems from dependency across several applications.”
The diverse business modules integrated in ZNet Technologies’ RackNap platform include: Marketplace and product display; Billing and pricing; Service configuration and delivery; Sales and marketing; Inventory and assets monitoring; CRM and helpdesk management; Multi-tier partner channel enablement; End-customer panel; and Business analytics.
“Many new startups want to enter the cloud market but due to lack of a unified platform and need to invest in multiple solutions to manage different facets of business, they are hesitant to make an entry,” added Mr. Jadoun. “RackNap perfectly solves this problem by providing a unified and end-to-end business automation platform while enabling any aspiring cloud provider to sell ready-to-go cloud with no upfront investment on infrastructure. ZNet Technologies also provides complete support and management assistance to startups that use RackNap to sell cloud services.”
RackNap has been developed as a platform that would solve the problem of cloud and web services providers’ dependency on multiple software providers for achieving complete automation. The cloud platform would be functionally rich enough to support any business that provides products and services on subscription-based pricing models.
OpenStack, AWS, Azure
RackNap is currently integrated with, and has capability to automate complete product delivery cycle of Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, OnApp, Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), IBM/Softlayer, Parallels Cloud Services, LogicBoxes, Office 365, and Google Apps for Work, among others. Along with cloud services, providers can also deliver traditional web services as RackNap also comes integrated with cPanel, goMobi, SmarterMail, WordPress, Joomla, Opencart, Magento, WebsitePanel, et cetera.
Noteworthy product integrations in pipeline include: OpenNebula, VMUnify, Acronis, Google Cloud Engine, Open – Xchange, VMware, Cisco WebEx, CloudFlare, SiteLock, SpamExperts, McAfee, BackupAgent, GoDaddy, eNom, and OpenSRS, among others.