WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Virtustream, Inc., a leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it has partnered with Universo Online (UOL), the largest internet services and online content company in Brazil, to deliver enterprise class cloud solutions to the country’s growing market. Already a high-profile public cloud provider, UOL selected Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software to expand its portfolio to offer secure, high-performance cloud solutions geared towards enterprise clients. In addition, UOL will incorporate xStream into its current public cloud solution in order optimize its resources through the consolidation of its cloud platform and infrastructure.
“We are very pleased to support UOL’s entry into the enterprise class cloud market”
UOL Group is the leading internet services company in Brazil and the second largest media conglomerate in the country. UOL Diveo, an entity within the UOL Group, is Brazil's largest IT data and infrastructure provider. They have four data centers in Brazil, as well as a portfolio of more than 3,000 corporate clients and telecom access hubs across the country, which link some 1,800 points of presence. The company serves the enterprise market and offers a wide range of data center, telecommunications and integrated IT services.
“We are very pleased to support UOL’s entry into the enterprise class cloud market,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and chief executive officer at Virtustream. “As Brazilian enterprises increasingly focus on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs through cloud solutions, this partnership will provide them with the efficiencies they seek and the enterprise grade security and performance they need, all delivered by a provider they already know and trust.”
After careful evaluation, UOL selected Virtustream’s xStream software because it exceeded the company’s criteria for a secure, scalable, enterprise class cloud. With xStream, UOL will be able to migrate its customers’ mission-critical applications to the cloud, while providing application performance SLAs, multi-tenant efficiency, and a consumption-based pricing model for both legacy (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, etc.) and modern web-scale applications.
In addition to xStream, Virtustream will also provide advisory services for UOL. By leveraging Virtustream’s expertise in complex, mission-critical cloud deployments, UOL will be able to rapidly deploy their business model and a go-to-market strategy for the enterprise market.
“The demand for enterprise-grade cloud solutions is continuing to grow rapidly in Brazil, and we recognized the opportunity to expand on our existing UOL Cloud Infrastructure,” said Gil Torquato, chief executive officer of UOL Diveo. “Virtustream’s software offers the features and capabilities we need to ensure our enterprise customers are able to migrate their business-critical applications to the cloud, without concerns over security and compliance, performance or cost. Our cloud service portfolio, in conjunction with Virtustream’s xStream, will set the bar for the cloud market in Brazil.”
UOL (http://www.uol.com.br) is the leading internet services and online content company in Brazil. It reaches more than 6.7 billion monthly page-views, according to Omniture. Its home page receives more than 50 million unique visitors per month. It is a pioneer in the Brazilian Internet industry, offering the widest Portuguese online content and has more than 1,000 news, information, entertainment and service channels. It has the largest online platform of products and services in advertising, mobile services, electronic online payment (PagSeguro), e-commerce (Shopping UOL, TodaOferta), hosting, infrastructure and online security services (UOL Host and UOLDIVEO).
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.