Savvis Ramps Up Cloud Collection with VMware App Marketplace

Hosted IT and cloud app provider Savvis has incorporated the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace into its portfolio, significantly expanding its stable of cloud applications available directly to customers, channel partners and VARs—and changing up its deployment approach.

The VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace, which VMware launched this fall, allows participants in the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program to hook into a stable of IT options from a variety of providers and build a cloud-based IT solution for a business, directly from the marketplace.

The options include applications from Radware, Riverbed, F5, Infoblox, Layer 7, Checkpoint and FastSoft for networking and security solutions, as well as Zend, Couchbase, Sumologic, BitNami, Turnkey Linux, OpenLogic, and Puppet Labs for agile development, debugging and open source solutions. The marketplace also offers application deployment blueprints from system integrators and architects such as Accenture, Cognizant, HCL, Persistent Systems, Fluentsoft, Codesigned, Swishdata and Interra IT, for a full-spectrum collection of tools for the successful migration of business processes to the cloud, in a way that’s easy to deploy, scale, manage and customize. VMware’s vFabric Application Director, a cloud application provisioning solution that features a self-service modeling and deployment interface, underpins the effort.

“The integration of our cloud ecosystem with the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace significantly transforms and expands our application catalog,” said David Shacochis, vice president of cloud platforms at Savvis. “This expansion of our relationship with VMware provides our customers direct access to a range of ready-to-use enterprise applications, ranging from content management and developer tools to middleware and collaboration frameworks.”

The Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, launched in August, offers cloud-governance and lifecycle-management solutions, including the ability to manage both on- and off-premise workloads. Through the ecosystem, Savvis’ cloud clients gain access to leading orchestration, brokerage, management and governance solutions that complement their private, hybrid and public cloud environments.

“We frequently hear our customers talk about the importance of public cloud provider compatibility with their private cloud technology stack,” said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, cloud management, VMware. “We are pleased to have Savvis as a design partner as we ramp up our efforts to bring leading vendors together in the marketplace for offering a rich library of real-world applications on trusted cloud destinations.”

Savvis also announced it has selected vFabric as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions. Savvis customers and partners can use this technology to provision multitier, complex applications into the Savvis Symphony cloud. This unique, model-driven approach reduces deployment effort and ongoing application maintenance time, increasing business agility and operational efficiency while maintaining IT control, the company said.


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