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Yandex Uses Nimbula Director for Private Cloud Infrastructure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 1 — Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, today announced that Yandex is using Nimbula Director for its private cloud infrastructure.

Yandex is a Russian-born Internet company which operates the largest search engine in Russia and develops a number of Internet-based services and products in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Turkey. The company is one of three companies worldwide that has an international Web index database.

Shortening the development cycle was a major driver for Yandex to implement Nimbula Director. Using Nimbula Director, the team is able to improve their Infrastructure-as-a-Service private cloud, and leverage a developer-friendly hardware architecture:

  • Nimbula Director's API allowed QA engineers to parallelize testing processes.
  • Nimbula Director's secure self-service capabilities allowed developers to get their instances immediately.
  • Nimbula Director's fine-grained security model allowed different teams to share objects securely.

As a result, developers are now able to deploy sandboxes 90% faster. In addition, Nimbula Director's quality and wide range of hardware compatibility allowed Yandex to leverage the hardware of their choice.

"Quality assurance is a big part of our improvements, that's why we need a reliable, flexible and easy to maintain solution to support our development process," said Vlad Seliverstov, Chief of Advertising Services Operation at Yandex. "We have an in-house private cloud system and we have tried a few open source and proprietary solutions to improve our Infrastructure-as-aService environment. Nimbula Director meets all our requirements and lets us dramatically cut the time for testing and deployment."

"Yandex is one of the biggest search engines in the world, and they have high standards for service quality and time to market. We are very proud that they have chosen Nimbula Director to power their private cloud and play such an important role in their delivery cycle," said Reza Malekzadeh, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Nimbula. "We see more and more development companies realize the benefits of the cloud, and it's great to see the huge benefits Yandex is able to achieve with our technology."

About Yandex

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) is Russia's leading Internet company, operating the country's most popular search engine and most visited website. With the mission to answer any questions internet users may have, Yandex aggregates and organizes extensive local, national and international content offering a broad range of country-, location- and user-specific services. Yandex uses its expertise in applied mathematics and data analysis, as well as its in-depth knowledge of languages, cultures and preferences of internet users in many countries, to develop advanced search technologies and provide information retrieval services to web users across nations and cultures. More about Yandex at

About Nimbula

Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed "one of three cloud properties ready to burst" in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit


Source: Nimbula, Inc.

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