We are the (cloud) champions

Abiquo has been named as a cloud computing champion in a recent assessment of the top global cloud management services by Info-Tech. Info-Tech is an independent global leader in providing IT research and advice on the best IT solutions out there.  Abiquo was credited in the top tier category of ‘champion’ as a leading vendor with a leading product, above Eucalyptus, CA Technologies and OpenStack out of the top nine cloud management solutions analysed.

To determine how strong the cloud management service is, both product and vendor offerings were analysed against set criteria. The cloud product was assessed Info-Tech highlighted three core areas of Abiquo’s platform which make it so strong and unique compared to other platforms.against its features, usability, affordability and architecture. Vendors were weighed against four factors, the first being their viability, which looked at how profitable, knowledgeable and long-term they are. The second was the vendor’s strategy; how committed are they to the space and if they have a future product. The third was the vendors reach; how much support they are able to offer customers post sale and if it is worldwide.  Finally, vendors were assessed on their channel strategy and the channel’s strength.  Abiquo scored highly in both product and vendor categories with 87% of their offering being above sufficient requirements and 47% being exemplary.

Our support for multiple hypervisors, providing our customers with flexibility and avoiding vendor lock-in was noted as being a champion area as many are yet to provide this as an option. In addition, our extensive and fully-integrated self service capabilities, with stand out “show-forward pricing” enabling customers to see what resources will cost before they are provisioned, was noted as being a strong point.

For more information on the Info-Tech report please click here

Vertical Strategy published a New Cloud Management Guide by Carlos Escapa, Managing Director of Qumotech and former Director, VMware.  The guide is a MUST ready for anyone interested in the cloud management landscape. 

Excerpt

“As organizations push more data into the Cloud, managing these new infrastructures is becoming the major challenge for IT. This guide provides the latest information on the Cloud computing management market and tips on how to compare the key Cloud management vendors and their offerings.”

Purpose of this Cloud Management White Paper:

The purpose of this paper is to describe what cloud management is, how it came into existence, what problems it solves and why it is needed. In addition, this paper describes the top cloud management software providers and provides a detailed comparison between them.

Target Audience for this Cloud Management Paper:

This paper is ideal for anyone who is planning to implement or has implemented a private or hybrid cloud including IT leaders within Enterprises as well as Service Providers. This paper provides a clear description of the state of the cloud management market and provides an in-depth comparison of the top cloud management solutions available today.

Key Topics in this Cloud Management Guide:

  • Executive Summary
  • First Came Virtualization
  • Enter Cloud Computing and Cloud Management
  • Cloud Management Software Benefits
  • Cloud Management in Context with Other Cloud Computing Enabling Technologies
  • Description and Comparison of Top Cloud Management Software Providers
  • Recommendations and Conclusion

About the Author of this Cloud Management White Paper:

Carlos Escapa is Managing Director of Qumotech, a strategic IT consultancy in the areas of virtualization and Cloud computing. Prior to Qumotech, Carlos Escapa was Senior Regional Director, Southern Europe at VMware, where he managed VMware’s field operations in France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece and grew the business to include 4500 customers and 300 certified channel partners including IBM, HP, Dell and Accenture. Before joining VMware, Escapa held several senior positions at CA Technologies, Sterling Software, Wall Data and VM Software. Escapa holds degrees in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and Illinois State University.

To download the white paper for free, go to http://www.virtual-strategy.com/white-papers/

To help CIOs successfully adopt Cloud Computing across their global enterprises and resolve virtualization 1.0 issues, Abiquo’s CEO Pete Malcolm is presenting Enterprise Cloud Management Best Practices at two CIOsynergy events.

“We are clearly seeing an upswing in interest in private Cloud adoption,” said Pete Malcolm, Abiquo CEO. “But, CIOs still need a partner like Abiquo to help them successfully implement an integrated enterprise Cloud management solution that will work across their global enterprise, which is why we believe the CIOsynergy networking and learning forums are ideal next steps for any CIO who is ready to embrace enterprise Cloud Computing.”

“Given the high interest in Cloud Computing this year, we are pleased to have Abiquo present enterprise Cloud management best practices at our CIOsynergy events,” said Nepal Patel of CIOsynergy. “Global CIOs and IT professionals come to our CIOsynergy events for just this type of thought leadership insight.”