Tangentia Canada Joins Hands with SoftLayer to Strengthen Cloud Computing Portfolio

A long term partnership of tangentia with IBM has been converted into a strong cloud computing based business relationship with the SoftLayer platform, an IBM cloud company.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the Tangentia Canada yesterday that it is going to extend its long relationship with the IBM into a cloud computing based relationship with IBM’s cloud computing service provider company, the SoftLayer. It was also informed through an official statement that with this partnership with the SoftLayer, Tangentia would be able to expand its cloud portfolios with the IBM subsidiary in the domain of cloud computing services.

“This partnership with the SoftLayer company is initially for only United States and Canada, later it will be extended to other regions of the world,” as maintained by the company through its press release statement. With this partnership, the Tangentia would be in position to offer a wide range of cloud based of SoftLayer to the customers across the USA and Canada. Tangentia would also help customers to accelerate the implementation of the cloud services based on the IBM’s subsidiary. It will also span the SoftLayer based Software as a Service (SaaS) and middleware solutions to the prospective customers.

Meanwhile, the statement also elaborates that the SoftLayer would enhance the cloud computing services’ portfolio of Tangentia by offering the industry grade services to the customers of its partner.

The managing partner at Tangentia Mr. Vijay Thomas, in his statement, said, “Tangentia brings a strong passion for the cloud, that will help IBM middleware and SaaS customers evolve to better meet the needs of an ever-changing world. Tangentia is uniquely positioned to help customers create, identify and capture SoftLayer opportunities based on our development of proprietary cloud offerings like our Tangentia Commerce Gateway (TCG), and deep expertise in IBM software and technologies. Tangentia’s team of more than 50 IBM-dedicated specialists in the United States, Canada & India coupled with our extensive services team, is poised and ready to work with customers to help them leverage the tremendous cloud market opportunity.”

Meanwhile, one of the major Tangentia customers in Canada, Mr. Dominic Leblanc, in his statement maintained that, “We look forward to working with Tangentia as they are our preferred IBM Business Partner to explore how we could take our IBM software stack to the cloud. Tangentia has a proven record of bringing solutions built on software, services and hardware to a global customer base. With the addition of SoftLayer to Tangentia’s portfolio, we look forward to being able to rely on a single reliable partner for end-to-end cloud implementation.”

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IBM to Launch Public Sector Specific Cloud Computing Infrastructure to Expand Business Area

A network of new data centers, robust security mechanism, and the high speed connectivity would provide solid cloud computing infrastructure specially designed for government sector business.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – Another important announcement related to the public sector cloud computing business was made public by the Big Blue yesterday that it is going to start a comprehensive and consolidated cloud computing infrastructure that will be specifically designed for government organizations. This new project is a part of the huge investment – as much as $1.2 billion – of the company to be invested for enhancing the data centers for cloud computing services under the SoftLayer business subsidiary of IBM.

It was further informed in the official statement of the company that the new cloud computing infrastructure would include a series of data centers and high speed internet connectivity between those data centers. The first data center of this series of data centers would be established in the Dallas, TX. According to the statement, the Dallas data center would be online by the June 16, 2014. While the second important data center for government specific services would be established in Ashburn, Virginia; and, it will be online by the fall of this year.

Talking about the features and capabilities of these data centers and connecting network, the statement further informed that the capacity of the government specific data centers would be about 30,000 servers initially; later on, the same would be expanded as per requirements. The speed of the network connectivity would be able to cater as much demand as 2000 gigabytes per second. Both of these data centers would be certified under FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Both of these certifications are the basic requirements for qualifying the space for government agencies and organizations.

The official statement of the company further elaborated about the expansion of the cloud computing infrastructure of the company that the capacity of the SoftLayer would be doubled by the end of year 2014 with as many as 40 data centers across the five continents of the globe. The targeted countries for these data centers are Mexico, Canada, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the USA.

It is very important to note that many companies, such as – AWS, Mirantis, Google, Azure, and others – are trying hard to get substantial portion of cloud computing business in the public sector.

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Mirantis Launches Improved Private Cloud Computing Services Based on OpenStack

Mirantis Cloud ComputingHighly improved, featured and simplified private cloud computing service of Mirantis would allow the users to implement the VMs without any high level of expertise, and at a very flexible price scheme.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the Mirantis Company, the provider of the cloud computing services today that it is going to launch a highly improved and revamped private cloud computing services based on the OpenStack Express. This newly developed private cloud service would be very easy to use with any high level of expertise of implementation of the virtual machines.

While talking about the ease of use, the official statement elaborated that the private cloud services have always been very complicated due to large number of modules and other technicalities – but, the private cloud services offered by Mirantis are based on the OpenStack Express platform, which is more easy to install and implement the cloud computing services without any much expertise.

It was also informed that the pricing schemes of this newly introduced service would be highly competitive based on “pay as you go” formula. The company claimed that any person with a little knowledge of IT can order and implement the private cloud on the Mirantis platform on any one of the three major data centers of IBM/Softlayer located in San Jose (Silicon Valley), Singapore, and Amsterdam.

The CEO of Mirantis cloud service provider company, Mr. Adrian Lionel, in an interview, said, “This is a top-down OpenStack cloud at the click of a button, running in the data center of your choice, you select from a drop-down menu how big a cloud you want, where you want it deployed and you pay as you go”. He further maintained that “There’s no long-term contract and you can stop any time you want”. “A customer can, for example, order 2 bare metal servers that support up to 60 virtual machines for $59.98 a day or up to 50 bare metal servers (up to 2,940 VMs) for just under $1,500 per day” he added.

While commenting on this new move of Mirantis, the analyst of Group 451 Mr. Carl Brooks said, “t looks easy and fun but it’s actually a giant pain in the rear and super complicated under the hood. It requires direct expertise that doesn’t come with other types of IT operations.”

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