Cloud Services Help Organisations Across Industries Streamline IT Operations

It was recently announced that i-Virtualize, a provider of cloud and on premise computing solutions across North America, has selected the VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM to help its customers accelerate the installation of a system of infrastructure for big data and analytics, cloud and mobile computing.

VersaStack is a pre-engineered, tested and supported system that aligns the Cisco Unified Computing System Integrated Infrastructure (UCS) with IBM Storwize V7000 storage technology, and is designed to operate as an integrated infrastructure, or a "datacentre in a box."

VersaStack contains server hardware, a disk storage system, networking equipment, and systems management software, all integrated into a single platform. It also provides efficient use of computing, networking, and storage resources with up to five times more data storage with IBM Real-Time Compression.

i-Virtualize customers such as Hayward Gordon and FreeBalance are streamlining their IT operations with VersaStack. The integrated stack of data centre technologies including servers, storage and networking can help accelerate data centre infrastructure deployment, efficiently manage information and resources, and quickly adapt to business change.

In a hybrid cloud computing environment, this integrated infrastructure delivers new levels of ease, cost efficiency, and versatility. With the VersaStack solution, i-Virtualize will host and manage resources for Hayward Gordon, a major distributor of process equipment and a manufacturer of industrial pumps, mixers, and engineered systems. FreeBalance, a global provider of public financial management solutions, can use the i-Virtualize public cloud, running on VersaStack to deliver software-as-a-service for faster and simpler IT.

"Today we are bringing VersaStack to our customers, either in the cloud or on premise where our hardware runs their software," said John Buskermolen, Co-Founder, i-Virtualize. "Tomorrow we intend to manage their software applications, too, delivering a totally integrated IT environment in the cloud. i-Virtualize is the first managed service provider in North America to offer the enterprise-grade VersaStack solution, which is far superior to 'white box' commodity servers in performance and efficiency. We now have the capability to extend our business globally working with Cisco and IBM."