Cloudscaling launched Tuesday the Elastic Cloud Partner Program to provide its network of ISVs, system integrators, VARs and consultants with the tools and resources to bring its Open Cloud System to their enterprise customers.
We created the Elastic Cloud Partner Program in response to enterprises telling us that they need a complete OpenStack solution, including a robust set of third-party products to address enterprise requirements,” said Andy Green, vice president, business and channel development of Cloudscaling. The Elastic Cloud Partner Program lets Cloudscaling customers choose the certified hardware, software and delivery partners to address their specific requirements.”
Initial Elastic Cloud Partners include ActiveState, Arista Networks, Avnet, CloudTP, CumuLogic, Enstratius, Juniper Networks, Redapt, Quanta QCT and Seagate.
Participants in the Elastic Cloud Partner Program receive technical and engineering support from Cloudscaling experts, access to products for testing in the companys dedicated test environments, integration support for platform services, and coordination with other partners to create new features and capabilities. Partners also have access to the Cloudscaling team for product support, sales support and deployment best-practices.
Cloudscaling was among the first commercial entities to publicly support OpenStack, which is an open-source initiative started by Rackspace and NASA to provide scalable, elastic cloud computing for both public and private clouds.
CloudScaling is a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation and a charter Gold Corporate Sponsor. Co-founder and CTO Randy Bias has served on the Foundation board since its inception, and Cloudscaling is a top code contributor to the project. The companys core product, Open Cloud System (OCS), is designed to deliver the agility, performance and economic benefits of cloud providers, but deployable in the customers data center and under the IT teams control.