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[March 14, 2014]

Flexiant to Contribute at Future Internet Assembly; Flexiant's Head of Research Projects, Craig Sheridan to present keynote on "Cloud Computing: The SME and Industry Perspective"

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Livingston and London, UK -- Flexiant will join more than 400 European Internet stakeholders at this year's Future Internet Assembly in Athens from 18-20 March 2014. Flexiant's Head of Research Projects, Craig Sheridan, will share his views in a pre-FIA workshop keynote session "Cloud Computing: The SME and Industry Perspective" on Tuesday 18th March 2014 within the "Future of Cloud Computing" track.


With a focus on service providers and the increasing need for advances in multi-grained elastic provisioning, Sheridan will discuss the impact of the increased industry uptake of cloud computing over the last few years. He will showcase why it has caused an increased demand from end-users and service providers for multi-grained elastic provisioning, resource scaling, interoperability and legacy systems integration. Lastly, he will highlight why this triggers the need for service providers to innovate and differentiate themselves in the market place to provide these services.

Speaking about this year's FIA conference, Sheridan said, "This year, FIA's focus on reshaping the Future Internet infrastructure for innovation is just the sort of focus that Flexiant has always held at the core of its European Research Projects. For Flexiant, we've always kept innovation at the centre of what we do and the opportunity that FIA offers us to be at the heart of discussions about the Future Internet is something we're very excited to take part in." The annual gathering welcomes more than 400 European Internet stakeholders with individuals and organisations from the top of European science research and industry. Those gathered will spend four days delivering new ideas and sharing views aimed at advancing activities that reshape the Future Internet and maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace.

FIA Athens 2014 constitutes the 11th consecutive conference of the Future Internet Assembly, which is a collaboration of more than 150 projects, aimed at strengthening European activities on the Future Internet. An exhibition will be held during the conference, as an integral component of FIA Athens 2014. The exhibition features both demonstrations and posters falling under seven thematic areas: Net Futures, FIRE, Connected Smart Cities, FI-PPP, Cloud Computing, Software and Services, Network Technologies, International Cooperation.

About FIA FIA Athens 2014 is hosted by the Greek Research and Technology Network - GRNET and held under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the European Union. It is supported by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and, co-organized and supported by the European Commission.

About Flexiant Flexiant provides cloud orchestration software focused solely to the global service provider market. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software suite that arms service providers with a customizable platform to help them turn innovative ideas into revenue generating services quickly and easily. With Flexiant, service providers can generate more revenue and accelerate growth, compete more effectively and lead the market through innovation. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers a customizable platform, a flexible interface, integrated metering and billing, reseller capabilities and application management. Flexiant gives service providers the ability to develop, launch and bill for new cloud services quickly.

Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, ranked as the most innovative product in the market by Info-Tech Research Group for the second year in a row and called an industry double threat by 451 Research. Flexiant is now a Dell certified technology partner and Parallels partner. Customers include Colt Ceano, Computerlinks, ITEX, NetGroup and WeServe. Flexiant is also a key participant in the European Framework Programme. For more information visit http://www.flexiant.com/.

For more information http://www.fi-athens.eu/ http://www.flexiant.com/research/ Contact Danielle Cook +44 1189 071841 Dcook@flexiant.com .

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