|[December 05, 2012]
Virtustream Sees Rapid Enterprise Adoption of xStream Cloud Platform Across Industry Verticals
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud solution provider, today
announced accelerated adoption of its xStream cloud software and
Virtustream infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering by multiple
industry verticals with recent customer wins, including enterprises in
manufacturing, healthcare, food, financial services and government
sectors. Virtustream recently announced a number of new customers,
& Lyle Sugars, NJVC,
Solutions Inc., Lanx,
Resources Group and Diesel
Direct. This recent customer momentum underscores the adoption of
Virtustream's xStream software as a comprehensive cloud solution for
enterprises that wish to run mission-critical applications in the cloud.
These new clients join the ranks of over 200 enterprises using xStream
cloud solutions today.
According to Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a
Service" report, "Initially, most businesses choose use cases that are
peripheral to their organization's IT needs, but over time, adopt cloud
IaaS for mainstream business applications as well, including
mission-critical applications, mirroring the past decade's adoption
pattern of virtualization in the data center. Many businesses,
especially in the midmarket, will eventually migrate away from running
their own data centers in favo of relying primarily on infrastructure
in the cloud."i
"These customer wins have further expanded our enterprise client base,
proving that our enterprise class cloud solution works for a broad set
of mission-critical use cases," said Simon Aspinall (News - Alert), chief vertical
markets, strategy and marketing for Virtustream. "This illustrates how
enterprises across multiple industries can use xStream to achieve the
benefits of cloud - dynamic, scalable and on-demand. From healthcare to
financial services, Virtustream's hybrid cloud solution enables
organizations to improve their performance and increase business agility
without an expensive price tag. We are excited to have had so much
success in recent months, and are confident that this will continue
Virtustream's recent customer wins include a number of public verticals:
Manufacturing: Virtustream is managing Veyance Technologies'
complex and global SAP (News - Alert) environment in the cloud. Veyance Technologies,
the exclusive manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered
Products worldwide, is capitalizing on Virtustream's extensive
experience deploying SAP production environments to the cloud.
Healthcare: Lanx, one of the largest, privately-held, global
spinal implant companies in the U.S., marked a significant endeavor
into the healthcare sector, as Virtustream and Freeborders teamed up
to move Lanx's SAP environment to the cloud.
Non-Profit: As an established non-profit that works in
developing and conflict-affected countries, CHF International turned
to Virtustream's Professional Services team to optimize its private
VMware vSphere cloud.
IT Solutions: NJVC, an information technology solutions
provider, was quick to select Virtustream's SpotCloud marketplace to
power its NJVC Cloudcuity Government Marketplace. The solution enables
its customers to shop for on-demand compute services from providers
that are attempting to sell unused capacity.
Food & Beverage: Tate & Lyle Sugars, the leading refined
cane sugar producers in the United Kingdom, leveraged Virtustream's
cloud platform to deploy its full application landscape to the cloud
after being acquired by Domino Sugar, the world´s largest refined cane
Maritime: Seeking a cloud service provider with expertise in
enterprise applications, Marine Resources Group, one of the largest
maritime services companies in the United States, selected Virtustream
to provide the cloud managed services required to run their
mission-critical enterprise systems.
Petroleum: Diesel Direct, a national supplier of on-site diesel
mobile refueling, migrated its IT infrastructure to improve its
agility and enhance business continuity after experiencing an increase
in customer demand.
What Customers and Partners are Saying
"Virtustream has a proven record of success with SAP production
environments and a technology that will support our disaster recovery
while significantly reducing our IT costs," said Taylor Erickson, vice
president of IT at Lanx. "xStream will provide the performance we
require to run our SAP applications, as well as the agility and
elasticity to meet our needs as our business continues to grow."
"Having outgrown our existing systems footprint, our compute performance
suffered and slowed our ability to provide the critical information
clients required and that we need to run our day-to-day operations,"
said Dan Abrams, president and CEO of Diesel Direct. "Moving critical IT
applications to the cloud delivered the performance, scale and stability
that we needed. Virtustream has been a true partner through the
migration process, and we were as impressed by the speed and ease of
onboarding as we are with the solution itself."
Companies like these choose xStream because they require an enterprise
cloud that provides the security, assured performance, reliability and
rapid recovery necessary for their mission-critical applications.
"Virtustream has established itself as a leading enterprise cloud
innovator by delivering private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for
mission-critical applications. To achieve this, Virtustream uses
NetApp's industry-leading storage based on clustered ONTAP software to
power the Virtustream cloud solutions," said Brendon Howe, vice
president, product and solutions marketing, NetApp.
"Virtustream's xStream cloud software takes full advantage of a number
of Intel (News - Alert) leading capabilities including the power and efficiency of our
Xeon® processors and Intel's leading security features like TXT," said
Billy Cox, general manager, cloud software at Intel Corporation.
"Virtustream's ability to deliver mission-critical applications securely
from the cloud will significantly accelerate enterprise cloud adoption."
xStream's unique µVMTM technology builds on high performance
and security capabilities provided by leading hardware providers
including Intel, NetApp and Cisco (News - Alert). xStream delivers silicon-level
security based on innovative Intel TXT capabilities; the µVM technology
provides industry-leading performance SLAs for applications using the
clustered OnTAP NetApp technologies at the storage layer, and delivers
highly secure defense-in-depth throughout its network and compute core
by leveraging Cisco UCS, switching and firewall technologies.
iGartner "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a
Service" by Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri and Tiny
Haynes, October 18, 2012
The Virtustream xStream cloud solution delivers an innovative approach
to private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprise customers to
deploy mission-critical applications to the cloud. xStream is available
as software for existing data centers and as a managed service from the
Virtustream Cloud. Powered by Virtustream µVMTM technology,
xStream delivers enterprise-grade security and compliance, multi-tenant
efficiency, application performance SLAs and consumption based charging
for both legacy and web-scale applications. xStream provides the hybrid
cloud solution that most enterprises prefer - allowing a combination of
existing IT, on-site private clouds with off-site virtual private/public
clouds. xStream allows businesses to adopt the cloud at their own pace,
simply managing the entire solution through a single pane of glass.
is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions
for enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream
simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private, public or
hybrid - while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the
cloud. Virtustream offers xStream: a
secure, high availability, enterprise class hybrid cloud solution,
delivering application level SLAs for mission critical applications
(SAP, Oracle (News - Alert), Microsoft and thousands more). xStream is available as
software for existing data centers and as a managed service from
Virtustream's cloud - all backed by professional services to design,
migrate, and manage clouds. Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns
data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud
Exchange; has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Washington
D.C., Atlanta, Toronto, Dublin, Dubai and Saudi Arabia and has partners
in Asia and China.
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