Exponential-E strikes virtual datacentre deal with Abiquo

Cloud software connects existing infrastructure to users through single interface

Cloud platform software firm Abiquo has been selected by network provider Exponential-e to build a virtual datacentre service for its customers.

The deal will see Abiquo’s cloud platform used to provide the infrastructure management and self-service interface for Exponential-e's virtual datacentre solution.

The Abiquo platform will integrate their disparate physical infrastructure, both in and outside the organisation, into one unified platform that will provide a self-service cloud to the firm's enterprise customers.

The platform is hypervisor, network, security and storage agnostic.

Exponential-e plans to use the setup to provide customers with an Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering.

Lee Wade, Exponential-e’s chief executive, said its cloud was underpinned and supported by a 100GE carrier-class network that “offers superior design and agility" to its customers.

“Further investment in the Abiquo cloud portal complements our cloud solutions and will provide our customers with true control of their cloud assets - infrastructure and applications,” he said. “It is this approach, combined with our end-to-end solution SLA that differentiates Exponential-e in the cloud services marketplace."

Abiquo chief executive, Jim Darragh, said his company’s platform is designed to help businesses manage complex datacentre infrastructures from multiple vendors and hypervisors through a simple, easy-to-use platform.

“We allow IT admins to control where infrastructure is, who is using it, how much is in use, billing and resourcing, without them having to break a sweat and this will help Exponential-e to deliver its [virtual datacentre] solution in a short space of time,” he said.

Exponential-e will be selling the virtual datacentre to resellers and enterprises from early next year.

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