Leading Wholesale Managed Cloud Services Provider Offers Better SLAs Than Large Public Cloud Vendors With No Channel Conflict
BOXBOROUGH, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 4, 2016) – Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services and cloud management software to the channel, today announced the general release of CloudMigrate, a new migration service that enables organizations to seamlessly transition existing cloud-based servers or on-premise servers to Egenera’s Xterity wholesale managed cloud with minimal operational interruption.
Service providers can now quickly and easily move on-premise or cloud-based servers to Xterity and gain better margins and superior manageability and support than with large public clouds.
Xterity delivers a full range of wholesale cloud service offerings, including dedicated compute, private, public, bare metal and cloud suite software. In addition, Egenera’s channel partners can offer their clients Xterity business continuity services such as Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS).
“Service providers are getting their margins squeezed by the large public cloud vendors, and support, manageability and channel conflict are becoming huge pain points,” said Pete Manca, president and CEO of Egenera. “CloudMigrate will enable those providers to quickly and easily move servers into Xterity from both on-premise datacenters and from other clouds such as AWS, Azure and vCloud Air and gain higher margins, and better manageability and support.”
“CloudMigrate represents the next step in cloud maturity for Egenera and the adoption of the cloud as a whole,” said William Fellows, vice president, research at 451 Research. “Service providers seeking an alternative to the large public clouds can look to Xterity for higher margins, better management and no channel conflict.”
Dave Stevinson, Managing Director at Entatech UK Ltd., a UK-based distributor and Xterity reseller commented:
“This is truly the next step in cloud services and will allow Entatech to offer our customers a reliable and more efficient alternative to cloud-based and on-premise based servers, with no hindrance to their operation. As more businesses move toward cloud services, it’s imperative that solutions of this caliber are readily available, offering margin-rich opportunities.”
New Partner Direct Distribution to Rely Heavily on CloudMigrate to Move Customers to Xterity-based Cloud
Egenera also announced today the signing of Dublin-based distributor Direct Distribution, who will begin marketing Egenera’s Xterity Cloud Services immediately under the name DirectCloud to new customers. See related news release: “Egenera Enters Distribution Agreement with Ireland’s Direct Distribution.”
“Xterity is a superior offering to others on the market. Egenera’s long history of delivering high quality cloud services and products, along with its strong EMEA presence, make Xterity the perfect choice for us to rebrand as DirectCloud,” said Macdara Wrynne, Managing Director, Direct Distribution. “We are excited to bring customers onto DirectCloud via Egenera’s new CloudMigrate service, which will enable us to move customers quickly from on-premise environments to DirectCloud, along with new customers who are using competing cloud platforms.”
CloudMigrate automates the preparation, validation and confirmation of operational workloads, preparing them for transition to Xterity with virtually no interruption to ongoing business processes. In addition, it automates the transition of an entire workload solution whether a single server, or a complex tiered workload solution with multiple servers and applications. There are no agents or local applications or the need to interrupt IT operations to prepare for the transition. Once the automated discovery and the target datacenter environment configuration is validated, businesses can choose the moment to transition to a selected cloud location.
CloudMigrate transitions physical servers and virtual servers to the cloud and supports source environments based on Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, and all Linux distributions. Egenera’s high performance interface to the Internet ensures the speediest transition possible. Once a target cloud environment is validated, the migration can complete in as little as an hour.
Egenera is a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel and data center infrastructure management software. Xterity, the company’s white label cloud service offers revenue generating Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and CloudMigrate to managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) seeking to deliver cloud services with no upfront costs and with higher margins than other solutions. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Egenera has thousands of production installations globally, including premier enterprise data centers, service providers and government agencies. For more information on the company, please visit egenera.com. Follow Egenera on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.