- 7 July 2011 14:03
Exclusive Empired Ltd/ US Cloud partnership targets $1.5 Billion Data Center market
BACKGROUND: Perfectly timed to coincide with industry stories this week that demand for cloud computing will help pump at least $1.5 billion into new data centre development projects, fast growing Perth based, national IT Services provider EMPIRED LIMITED today announced it has signed an exclusive Australian partnership with Santa Clara California based Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software provider who last month was named a “Top Ten Hot Emerging Cloud Computing Sector Providor” by influential US trade press. Cloupia’s key product, the Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller is aimed at next generation data centers.
“Cloupia, in conjunction with Empired’s existing partners, will allow for the delivery of a unified platform capable of provisioning every aspect of cloud-based IT from a single interface,” Empired’s Managing Director Russell Baskerville said following the announcement today. “Powered by Cloupia’s technology, this exclusive partnership brings Empired closer to providing their Australian customers with a turnkey, unified cloud-service platform in matter of minutes,”
Empired Limited current client list includes multi million dollar contracts with the Victorian State Government’s Department for Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), another with Victoria’s St Barbara Mines Limited – plus another with MMG the world’s second largest producer of zinc headquartered in Melbourne and owned by China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd, a division of China Minmetals Corporation. Local WA contracts include a $5 Million “Strategic IT Consulting Service” contract with Western Australian Police and a $11.6 Million contract with Main Roads WA.
More DetailS follow: For more information please ontact PR Terry Quinn WordsPLUS 0439 710 418 or Empired Ltd Contact: Greg Leach Chief Technology Officer, Enablement & Marketing Empired Limited Ph +61 8 9223 1234 Em: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA RELEASE: 7th July 2011
Empired Ltd partners with Cloupia to provide data centre and cloud automation solutions
• Empired Ltd enters Exclusive Cloupia partnership agreement in Australia • Empired to provide browsable service catalogue for instant procurement of virtual data management • Agile Cloud provisioning of server and application management services • Combining Flexpod based technologies with Cloupia’s Self Service infrastructure automation software • Significant pipeline of prospective contracts already in contention with major organisations across the resources and government sectors National IT Services provider Empired Ltd (ASX: EPD) today announced its exclusive partnership with global cloud automation and management software provider Cloupia, as part of its strategy to enable customers to drive business elasticity and reduce organisations’ time to market.
This exclusive enterprise cloud automation partnership in Australia provides Empired’s customers with the ability to provide key cloud automation capabilities such as self service, orchestration, lifecycle management, provisioning and chargeback.
Empired evaluated a number of products in the market, finding Cloupia to be one of the key elements to its FlexScale Cloud service.
Cloupia’s innovative solution also provides deep integration into physical infrastructure platforms such as Cisco’s UCS platform, NetApp Unified storage and virtualisation platforms such as VMware ESX, Hyper-V and Redhat KVM. Cloupia’s solution offers self-service portal, multi-tenant security, continuous monitoring and policy-driven provisioning capabilities.
This solution can be used as a building block for customers wanting to leverage Empired’s FlexScale cloud solution as a public, private or hybrid cloud.
Cloupia, in conjunction with Empired’s existing partners, allow for the delivery of a unified platform capable of provisioning every aspect of cloud-based IT from a single interface.
Powered by Cloupia’s technology, this partnership brings Empired closer to providing their customers with a turnkey, unified cloud-service platform in matter of minutes.
Empired is currently in discussions with a number of major organisations in the resources, utilities and government sector and expect that these new capabilities will drive additional recurring revenue from current client engagements.
Mr Russell Baskerville, Managing Director, Empired Ltd said, “I’m very pleased to have gained this integral partnership with Cloupia in the Australian market. While we had the potential to create a successful cloud solution with our current partners, Cloupia completes a critical piece of the service.”
“Empired continues to evolve its solution offerings and adapt to a dynamic market with a key focus on providing flexible and scalable, on-demand services to our customers. Our cloud services offering has been designed with the strength of our highly skilled engineering teams and strong partnerships behind us. This provides me with great confidence that Empired’s solution is world class and will add significant business value.”
Mr Baskerville went on to say, “The value proposition from this partnership will ensure Empired is strategically placed to participate in and benefit from this rapidly growing technology trend and will ensure Empired continues to drive both revenue and earnings growth.”
“We are absolutely convinced that Empired’s market knowledge and IT experience will accelerate organisations’ cloud implementations.” said Mr Krishnamsetty, VP, Products and Marketing of Cloupia.
“Their agility and customer focus are a natural fit to our sales model. We strongly believe that Empired will provide the right cloud strategy and implementation based on customers' readiness and existing capabilities. Our goal is to provide innovate, affordable and reliable IT services to our end customers,” continued Mr Krishnamsetty.
ENDS Empired Ltd Contact: Greg Leach Chief Technology Officer, Enablement & Marketing Empired Limited Ph +61 8 9223 1234 Em: email@example.com
Cloupia Contact: Bhaskar Krishnamsetty VP, Products and Marketing Ph: 408 988 1111, X2008 Em: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cloupia Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software provider, offers suite of cloud computing products and solutions to power the next generation dynamic data centers. Cloupia enables organizations to build their own internal private clouds as well as manage public and hybrid clouds using a single pane of glass. Cloupia provides the most comprehensive cloud management solution with infrastructure control, provisioning, management and monitoring capabilities across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Cloupia helps organizations to smoothly evolve from static data center or virtual environments to private and public cloud environments with the necessary automation and management tools.Cloupia is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit http://www.cloupia.com.
About Empired Empired Ltd (ASX: EPD) is an ASX listed national IT Services Provider with a broad range of capabilities and experience ranging from business consulting to infrastructure and applications systems development and support. Empired provides ICT Managed Services, complemented by project and consulting engagements in its areas of specialisation. Empired focuses on providing companies with tailored IT service solutions that address their specific needs; delivering a diverse range of innovative services in today’s ever-changing business environments. Our flexible service delivery approach and “can do” attitude has enabled Empired to secure clients that range from medium size entities through to large enterprise accounts with services delivered across Australia, and beyond.
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