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Tata Communications Selects Cloud.com’s Cloud Computing Platform to Power InstaCompute


CUPERTINO, Calif., March 8, 2011 -- Cloud.com, the market leader in open source cloud computing software, today announced that Tata Communications, a leading global provider of a new world of communications, is using the company’s flagship product, CloudStack, for its public cloud offering, InstaCompute. Specifically tailored to meet the IT needs of growing businesses, InstaCompute is an innovative new cloud computing service which provides secure and elastic, on-demand computing and storage resources. Tata Communications chose Cloud.com because of its ability to get the organization to market with a highly scalable and reliable cloud platform that enables it to address the growing demand for affordable and global cloud computing services.

“Growing businesses throughout the world are looking for technology innovations to overcome the lack of IT management bandwidth, tight budgets and the need for quicker time to market,” said David Wirt, SVP, Global Head of Managed Services at Tata Communications. “Cloud computing is a powerful tool that addresses these challenges quickly and efficiently. In selecting our cloud management platform, it was important to find a partner that provided us with a foundation for building a highly reliable and secure cloud service and at the same time, give us the control and flexibility to differentiate and tailor our solution to our customers’ needs.”

The emergence of public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds in the last several years is changing the way that individuals, developers and businesses utilize computing power. Unpredictable demand, aggressive development schedules and cost savings are some of the reasons that end-users are signing up for cloud computing offerings and moving their applications to the cloud. The Cloud.com CloudStack Service Provider Edition offers all of the necessary management software and infrastructure technology for service providers to take advantage of this market demand and host their own public computing cloud. Core to the solution, CloudStack offers management functions that include end-user self administration, service offering management, cloud administration, billing and reporting.

“The magnitude of Tata Communications’ InstaCompute cloud rollout is immense and it means a great deal that the company is entrusting its core infrastructure to our CloudStack platform,” said Sheng Liang, founder and CEO at Cloud.com. “Cloud.com is proud to be enabling the rollout of one of the world’s largest cloud computing platforms.”

Recognizing that organizations currently face a daunting task when trying to build their own IaaS cloud environment, Cloud.com provides the latest and the most advanced software platform to build highly scalable, highly reliable cloud computing environments. Cloud.com currently enables over 50 large-scale production clouds in deployment that have been built on its market-leading open source cloud computing solution, including leading social gaming companies, global telecommunications companies, managed hosting providers and Fortune 1000 enterprises. Cloud.com technologies can be deployed on-premise or as hosted cloud services.

About Cloud.com

Open source software provider Cloud.com simplifies and accelerates the deployment, management and configuration of multi-tier and multi-tenant private and public cloud services. Cloud.com’s CloudStack software is being used to provide infrastructure-as-a-service in production environments at leading enterprises and service providers, providing them with exceptional stability and is unrivaled in both feature breadth and scalability. Founded in 2008 by leaders in open source, virtualization and infrastructure development, Cloud.com is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. For more information, go to www.cloud.com.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited).

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Source: Cloud.com

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