MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 25, 2016 – ZeroStack, a one-stop shop for infrastructure that combines the consumption model of public cloud with the security needs of businesses, today announced that it has partnered with T5 Data Centers and Colovore, representing managed service providers (MSPs) and colocation service providers that will host individual ZeroStack Z-Block Cloud Appliances for each customer who wants the benefits of private cloud but don’t want to host them on-premises.
Enterprise users have been frustrated with a broken private cloud model that forces them to understand the complexities of on-premises cloud infrastructure, OpenStack, and other software. ZeroStack offers an alternative by abstracting complexity through a hyperconverged cloud appliance and integrated, web-based software that can be consumed like a public cloud. This platform opens up new revenue opportunities for regional service providers that want to offer the convenience and added security features of a hosted self-serve private cloud. With deployments by T5 in its Los Angeles data center and in Colovore’s high-density Santa Clara facility, ZeroStack customers can seamlessly and time-efficiently migrate public or on-premise workloads into state-of-the-art, robust colocation environments.
“451 Research recently completed a study of enterprises using cloud technology and found that 62% of the responding organizations have integrated multiple cloud venues,” said Andrew Reichman, research director at 451 Research. “Solutions like ZeroStack’s cloud platforms make it easier for service providers, integrators and end users alike to tackle the complexity of cloud solutions, reduce the time and risk of solution implementation and ultimately drive better results.”
“Our customers have been asking for hosted private cloud solutions that offer flexibility, ease of use and ability to scale as an alternative to the public cloud, but in a more economical and secure package. Although we’ve explored a number of options, we were reluctant to invest the time and money in creating a whole DevOps organization that is versed in the complexities of cloud,” said Craig McKesson, executive vice president at T5 Data Centers. “By offering a plug-and-play cloud appliance that marries private cloud infrastructure with public cloud ease-of-use, ZeroStack makes it easy for us to offer hosted self-serve private cloud services that match up with our customers’ business needs.”
“While the cost, performance and security advantages of private cloud deployments versus public clouds have become compelling, the physical migration can be challenging for customers,” said Ben Coughlin, co-founder of Colovore. “ZeroStack allows us to provide a private and hybrid cloud solution with a simple platform that’s easy to deploy and cost-effective to manage. It’s hosted in our high-density racks and ready to be provisioned instantly.”
“Colocation solves a lot of management headaches for many enterprises, but MSPs need a robust cloud platform that’s easy to integrate into their data centers,” said Sean Cardenas, vice president of sales at ZeroStack. “ZeroStack’s Cloud Platform is the easiest path to hosted and private cloud for regional MSPs and hosting providers who want to offer those services.”
ZeroStack makes it possible to own and use cloud infrastructure without any operational complexities. ZeroStack is the first to deliver a self-serve, software-managed cloud that combines public cloud-like consumption with on-premises hyperconverged appliances. Our turnkey solution delivers private and hybrid cloud functionality at any scale, and in any location, with the operational economies of public cloud. ZeroStack’s innovative, self-learning software removes the stifling IT operations burden that is hindering most businesses from experiencing a cost-effective, self-serve, on premises cloud. ZeroStack was recognized by Gartner as a 2016 Cool Vendor for uniquely combining the functionality of cloud infrastructure with a cloud management platform. Founded by senior engineers from VMware and Google, The company is funded by Formation 8 and Foundation Capital, and is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit http://www.zerostack.com or follow us on Twitter @ZeroStackInc.
Colovore was founded in 2012 by an experienced group of colocation, data center, and IT infrastructure executives. Our 9MW state-of-the-art data center in Santa Clara features power densities of 20 kW per rack and a pay-by-the-kW pricing model. We offer colocation the way you want it—cost-efficient, scalable, and robust. Colovore is backed by industry leaders including Digital Realty Trust. For more information please visit www.colovore.com.
About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, and Chicago with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.