Metacloud, Inc., a provider of OpenStack-based private clouds for some of the world’s largest enterprises, has announced that video streaming company Ooyala has selected Metacloud to build, deploy, and manage an on-premises private cloud solution in Ooyala’s Santa Clara data center.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Ooyala has offices in New York City, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Guadalajara, Mexico. Companies using the Ooyala video streaming technology include Telstra, Miramax, Bloomberg, Telefonica, The North Face, Dell and Yahoo! Japan.
Ooyala leveraged a first generation public cloud hosting solution for years because it was quick and easy. But now they’ve gotten to a point where they’re saying the cloud also has to be cost-effective and deliver reliable performance. Those are areas where the Metacloud private cloud solution would excel.
Under the terms of the agreement, Metacloud will build, deploy, and manage Ooyala’s Western US Availability Zone. This includes 24×7 monitoring, proactive troubleshooting, and upgrades for the life of the contract.
Ooyala will continue to use public cloud hosting for a large percentage of its workloads -particularly in international sites, where the complexity of managing Ooyala’s own data center facility outweighs the benefits the company expects to accrue from a private cloud deployment.
“The managed services element of this deal was key for us,” said Ooyala’s Director of Platform Engineering and Operations Peter Bakas. “We have a tremendously sophisticated in-house operations team, but I want them to stay focused on higher-level engineering work. So I was faced with either attempting to hire and retain a team of OpenStack experts in a tight labor market, or finding a company with OpenStack expertise that could manage the cloud for me. With Metacloud’s private cloud solution I found what I needed.”
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Pasadena, California, Metacloud deploys and supports private cloud solutions for some of the world’s largest enterprises. The company’s full-lifecycle cloud model, consisting of OpenStack-based software deployed on their clients’ existing hardware, allows them to deliver a production-ready, easy-to-consume cloud infrastructure.