SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it plans to double its U.S. cloud capacity by mid 2014. The expansion comes in response to strong demand for the company’s services from prospects and existing clients, as well as demand for new services and expanded capabilities including SAP HANA Managed Services and increased traction in the U.S. federal cloud market. The company also announced plans to add service provider partners in other geographies to further extend its global reach.
“Due to high demand for our cloud services from our clients, we've brought forward plans, which will see our capacity double by mid 2014, to meet the growth in our business during the year”
Virtustream cites one of the driving factors for this expansion as the strong demand from enterprise clients looking to migrate more of their production applications into the cloud to take advantage of cloud agility and economics. IDC and Gartner estimate that there are currently 85 million traditional enterprises applications in use today, which are expected to grow to 140 million by 2016. These applications were not explicitly written for use in the cloud and enterprise CIOs need cloud computing options for these mission-critical applications, while also being able to support new SaaS/cloud based applications.
“Due to high demand for our cloud services from our clients, we've brought forward plans, which will see our capacity double by mid 2014, to meet the growth in our business during the year," said Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream. “This growth reflects our commitment to delivering world class cloud services to the market while remaining a preferred partner for our existing enterprise client base.”
This expansion is also reflective of the continued development of the company as a leader in the enterprise class cloud software market. Virtustream recently announced the general availability of their secure hybrid cloud solution, xStreamTM 2.2., a cloud management platform focused on enterprise, government and service provider customers. xStream 2.2 is the industry's first secure hybrid cloud solution (combining both private and public cloud solutions) that delivers the security, efficiency and control required for production and mission-critical applications to run on-premise and/or at leading cloud service providers around the world.
Virtustream is also actively seeking cloud service provider partners in new geographies to add to their global network. xStream’s ability to effectively support legacy applications and modern web-scale applications, combined with the company’s understanding of how national and industry regulations impact compliance needs in different regions make it an ideal solution for service providers looking to expand their portfolio of cloud services. Virtustream recently announced partnerships with Mobily in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and EarthLink in the U.S.
The company currently operates two data centers in the U.S., located in Vienna, Virginia and San Francisco, California and plans to add additional cloud nodes in partner data centers across the U.S. Virtustream also operates data centers in the EU and is planning to expand its cloud nodes leveraging partners in other continents.
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream™, cloud management software for private/public/hybrid clouds and also offers the Virtustream Cloud which provides secure, high availability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises. Both xStream and the Virtustream Cloud deliver secure, cloud efficiency with performance SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). Virtustream’s solutions are backed by professional services to design, migrate to, and manage clouds.
Virtustream offers these enterprise class cloud solutions worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA, and has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, Atlanta, London, and Dubai.