Leading managed service provider selects Abiquo’s cloud management platform to enhance hybrid cloud strategy

London, December 2014 – Easynet has enlisted the help of hybrid cloud management platform provider Abiquo to form the foundation of its global cloud strategy: ‘hybrid by design’. The global managed services provider has selected Abiquo’s cloud management platform in order to create a unified cloud platform and deliver a comprehensive hybrid cloud solution to its customers.

With fully integrated cloud solutions across private, private-shared and public cloud environments, Easynet needed a cloud management platform that could simplify control and management of all virtual environments. After looking at a number of providers within the cloud management market, Easynet chose Abiquo due to its level of support for multiple hypervisors, extensive range of support for public cloud providers, its simple and clear user interface, and comprehensive integration options.

The deployment spans seven nodes across five key regions; UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Two further regions – APAC and the Americas – will be added in the first half of 2015. By providing a unified cloud management platform across multiple regions, Easynet has been able to further standardise its cloud portfolio and deliver non-bespoke, repeatable, high quality solutions to its customers.

Philip Grannum, MD UC, Hosting & Cloud Services, Easynet, commented:

“We wanted to provide our customers with immediate access to a unified management solution for multiple cloud environments. Abiquo offered us the perfect solution – providing complete visibility, control and rapid provisioning in a single online application.

“We have seen multiple benefits since implementing the Abiquo cloud management platform, including increased customer satisfaction, compliance and employee productivity. From day one, the way in which Abiquo engaged with our business was fantastic. The team worked closely with us to provide input and advice to help us evolve our proposition, and moving forward we’re confident that they are wholly committed to supporting us as their solution continues to develop,”

Grannum concludes.

Ian Finlay, Vice President of Abiquo added: “We’re delighted to be able to support Easynet on its cloud journey, and continue to work closely to help the company to streamline management and control as its cloud portfolio develops. The fact that Easynet plans to extend the use of the Abiquo cloud management platform across more regions and is using it to form the basis of its cloud offering, really demonstrates the value that the solution can bring to organisations. Although we predominantly aim to provide an unbeatable cloud solution, many of our customers have found that by using Abiquo they see other business benefits. Some of these include increased efficiency and improved enablement.”

Easynet initially deployed version 2.6 of Abiquo’s solution, recently upgrading to the latest version 3.2 with its enhanved hybrid cloud support and integrated monitoring.