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[April 18, 2013]

Cloudscaling Releases Virtual Private Cloud network Capability

Apr 18, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Cloudscaling unveiled the third release of its Open Cloud System, adding a new virtual private cloud network capability, enhancements to block storage, support for OpenStack Grizzly and certified hardware from Juniper, Dell and Cisco.

In a release, the Company noted the new version is the third generation of the company's OpenStack-powered OCS elastic cloud infrastructure system. Version 2.5 further advances the product's lead with features valued by enterprise customers, SaaS providers and cloud service providers.

The new VPC capability enables isolation of elastic cloud resources without sacrificing the core benefits of elastic clouds.

OCS VPC incorporates Juniper's Virtual Network Control technology.

OCS version 2.5 is built using OpenStack Grizzly, the latest release of OpenStack announced on April 4. In addition to core OpenStack projects such as Nova, Swift, Cinder, Glance and Keystone, OCS now also supports Quantum. More than 480 contributors made 7,620 updates in the Grizzly release.

OCS now supports certified hardware from Juniper, Dell and Cisco.

"The advancements in OCS 2.5 clearly highlight how OCS is a cloud system, with the features and refinements that customers expect to have in a product that's easy to deploy, operate and use," said Randy Bias, co-founder and CTO of Cloudscaling. "While raw OpenStack and selected OpenStack distros can be viable options for some situations, the market has clearly responded that it wants a complete system product, and Open Cloud System is the only product that delivers this." "While our competitors are launching the first generation of proprietary OpenStack appliances or iterating on distros, we're pushing ahead with a third-generation elastic cloud system," said Azmir Mohamed, senior director of product management at Cloudscaling. "This release also demonstrates how a systems approach to deploying OpenStack is both cost-effective at the start and increasingly valuable over time. In contrast to a custom implementation, Cloudscaling customers are deployed in weeks, supported by a team that understands operations at scale, and then upgraded regularly with curated releases. And, compared to proprietary appliances, customers have the security and risk reduction that can only come from holding the source code. With OCS, customers benefit from both OpenStack and Cloudscaling development velocity without incremental effort, expense or proprietary risk." Open Cloud System version 2.5 is scheduled for general availability in the summer of 2013.

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