StorPool Storage and OpenNebula Systems have signed an agreement, where StorPool becomes a certified OpenNebula Solution Provider Partner in the Managed Service Provider category. This now allows StorPool to provide a powerful, fully-managed software stack for running private and public clouds globally. The partnership is an enhancement of the deep collaboration, which both companies had for the past several years and is driven by demand from end-users.
The joint solution includes StorPool’s leading software-defined storage, the powerful OpenNebula CMS (Cloud Management System), together with hypervisor, OS and network support, all delivered by StorPool. This allows cloud builders to have a proven “one-stop-shop” IT stack for running their operations.
The Rising Need for Cloud Solutions
Тhe partnership between OpenNebula and StorPool comes as a response to the evolving needs of the market. On one hand, businesses need to be agile, to build products and services with a short time-to-market and utmost quality. On the other hand, this has to be done efficiently, in an ever-more competitive environment.
As an OpenNebula Managed Service Provider Partner, StorPool is able to deliver a full stack of software and services, based on OpenNebula, allowing customers to have a best-of-breed public or private cloud.
The benefits for the customers are numerous:
- A single solution provider and point of contact
- A proven and fully-supported IT stack for running a cloud
- A modern solution, consolidation both traditional (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V) and new-age IT (KVM, OpenNebula, Kubernetes)
- Faster and simpler deployment
- Unmatched cloud and application performance, wrapped in a simple, yet powerful solution
“StorPool is excited to officially become an OpenNebula Solution Provider. This allows our customers to build fully-managed, best-of-breed public or private clouds, while having the entire solution delivered from a single company.”, said Boyan Ivanov, CEO, StorPool.
“We have been working closely with OpenNebula for more than 5 years, and during this time, our joint customers’ needs constantly evolve. And OpenNebula manages to successfully grow and innovate with the pace of the market.”
“StorPool has been a long-time Technology Partner of OpenNebula, highlighting and showcasing the ease and flexibility of our software and its integration with StorPool storage. And now, we couldn’t be more excited to see they are going one step further in offering clients an Enterprise Managed Cloud Service that runs on OpenNebula and backed by OpenNebula support.“, said Michael Abdou, Partner Program Manager
A Proven Technology Stack from OpenNebula and StorPool
The combination of running a public or private cloud with StorPool and OpenNebula is proven by a number of customers. Some of the companies, utilizing the closed beta of the joint solution include enterprises, MSP (Managed Service Provider) companies, SaaS, cloud & hosting, and more.
With StorPool and OpenNebula any cloud gets exceptional performance, low latency, and guaranteed reliability. Combining both products allows for seamless scalability in terms of capacity and performance, as well as faster deployment and response times.
The solution is a replacement for a traditional hypervisor or cloud-management software, such as VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack, and others. Besides having specific technological advantages, running a cloud with StorPool and OpenNebula can also considerably lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase the Return on Investment (ROI) for cloud owners.