Savvis has launched Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built to offer businesses a simplified platform for complex hybrid cloud solutions.
Built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center enables users to flexibly build software-defined data center services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network connectivity and security operations.
“Businesses are looking to migrate applications hosted on-premise into the cloud using a variety of hybrid solutions,” said Andrew Higginbotham, CTO at Savvis. “Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs.”
Savvis is offering the service through its channel partners: Cloudswell for instance was a beta client for the service.
“We vetted many providers with great solutions in specific types of service offerings, but chose Savvis Cloud Data Center based upon its ability to provide top-tier services across many different service classes,” said Roger Hale, vice president of cloud services and CISO at Cloudswell. “Working with Savvis, we have employed a hybrid cloud solution that provides scalability, flexibility and budgetary control with the visibility and auditability to meet our customers’ information security and compliance requirements.”
Savvis Cloud Data Center is part of an existing suite of on-demand cloud services available through Savvis data centers across North America, Europe and Asia.
“Savvis is a partner that understands how to use VMware technologies to help companies build, deploy and manage critical business solutions,” said Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president of Global Channels and Alliances, VMware. “Cloud Data Center, built on vCloud Director 5.1, can provide businesses with a simple and flexible platform for hybrid cloud delivery that enables control and choice on where to run applications and effective asset protection through true data center extensibility.”