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ComputeNext Now Includes 10+ IaaS Cloud Services Providers in Multi-Cloud Marketplace


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November 19, 2012

ComputeNext Now Includes 10+ IaaS Cloud Services Providers in Multi-Cloud Marketplace

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

ComputeNext, a Washington-based federated cloud services brokerage firm, is now offering an IaaS catalog from over 10 cloud service providers from multiple marketplaces. Through this service, the company is powering an innovative approach that organizations can then leverage to search, discover, procure and provision their cloud infrastructures.

The IaaS service catalog from over 10 cloud service providers spans almost 20 distinct geographies, and exposes those services to a global audience throughout the company’s multi-cloud marketplace. Consumers transitioning to the cloud can use the catalog to search, discover, and utilize cloud IaaS with more choice sand data available from different sources.

The specialty of the ComputeNext service is the single sign-on access it allows for in regards to multi-cloud resources. The company has an abstracted API key and account management as well as a cloud platform API layer in order to facilitate cloud IaaS discovery and consumption.

Additionally, ComputeNext recently added Joyent, Dimension Data (News - Alert) (formerly OpSource), and Softlayer clouds to their multi-cloud marketplace, giving users a single sign-on portal containing choice in cloud infrastructure. The addition of these cloud services providers is remarkable as each of them has been recently recognized by Gartner (News - Alert) in their annual Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS.

Customers looking for cloud IaaS for hybrid or public cloud deployments can define their requirements through a dashboard GUI, API, and soon through jClouds connectivity without requiring accounts already set up at their target clouds, the company said.

According to ComputeNext CEO Sundar Kannan, the addition of “a trio of service providers that Gartner has named ‘Leaders’, ‘Challengers’, and ‘Niche Players’ in the public cloud market solidifies the need for federation across all platforms, and the need of real and tangible choice and discoverability in public cloud IaaS.”

IaaS is not the only service gaining popularity. According to a recent TMCnet piece, cloud services have expanded to include Storage-as-a-Service, Backup-as-a-Service, Database-as-a-Service, Desktop-as-a-Service and Application-as-a-Service.

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