Tenzing Managed IT Services, on Wednesday released a statement claiming to be the first Canadian organization to partner with OpSource Cloud Partner Ecosystem, in an agreement that allows Tenzing to promise its clients, a public cloud service developed on OpSource’s cloud design.
Even though Tenzing was already providing users with its ‘Everest’ enterprise private cloud services for much longer than a year, this new agreement will allow it to present to its customers the option of public cloud services, from OpSource’s Northern Virgina data center according to the founder and CEO of Tenzing Brian Shepard.
The new service which has been named as the Everest Cloud by Tenzing, is said to enhance the current enterprise cloud solution, which has been renamed as the Everest Enterprise Cloud. This public cloud service will provide self service infrastructure with enhanced performance and scalability.
As mentioned on the Everest Cloud hosting product page on Tenzing website, along with these services, VMware-based virtual machines, cloud storage and virtual LANs will also be provided.
The product will be finished by the end of 2011 giving the public cloud clients a choice of launching their data in either Canadian space or any worldwide area hosted by OpSource of other candidates in Partner Ecosystems.
“By partnering with OpSource, we were able to significantly reduce the time it takes to bring enterprise-ready public cloud services to market. We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for public cloud hosting and this partnership will accelerate our goal to become a dominant force in the Canadian cloud market,” says Brian Shepard, quoted in the company’s announcement.
According to Shepard, the Tenzing clients, whom the organization labels as SaaS suppliers and e-commerce systems integrators, were in need of a cloud solution that allowed them to lower the price and launch applications faster.
In the press release which made the statement about the agreement, OpSource channels and alliances SVP Jon Beck said that the agreement will give Opsource a partner that will help them work out “the data residency requirements of doing business in Canada.”
This recently launched Everest Cloud solution can now be attained by customers. The users have options to pay-as-you-go, or pre-paid formats for every month, from the Opsource center in US. The data center for Canada will be reachable near the end of the year.