Queensland, Australia – (The Hosting News) – December 8, 2008 – Utility, grid, and cloud computing solutions firm, 3Tera, Inc., has chosen Firstservis technology integrator, as the first reseller and distributor of its AppLogic cloud computing platform in Australia and New Zealand.
Gavin Keeley, Director and CTO, Firstservis Pty Ltd. remarked, ”We are focused on helping our customers leverage emerging technologies to provide agile, lean and green IT infrastructure solutions. Cloud and utility computing allow companies to focus on building applications instead of configuring hardware, installing software, moving data or modifying code. We are excited to work closely with 3Tera, as it offers the most complete and easy to use cloud computing platform available today, and be the first to offer these solutions in the Australian and New Zealand markets.”
Bert Armijo, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Product Management, 3Tera, Inc. added, ”Firstservis’ approach to IT is very compatible with 3Tera’s vision and market goals. Their unique knowledge of the Australian IT market and vast consulting experience with organizations of all sizes makes Firstservis a great partner to educate and deliver cloud computing based solutions in the region. We are excited to add a fifth continent to our wide network of partners and datacenters all over the world.”
Bob Hayward, Director IT Advisory Services, KPMG Australia noted, ”Cloud Computing is the next big shift in technology and it will have as big an impact on Australian enterprise IT organizations as the Internet. Enabling massively scalable IT infrastructure on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model to a wide variety of online services, offers enormous opportunities for agility, innovation, responsiveness and cost optimization. Cloud computing is already transforming the datacenter, providing Australian companies with a solution for responsible energy consumption and a natural way to create sustainable IT.”
Mr. Keeley added, ”AppLogic’s unique visual representation of complex distributed applications – from servers, to firewalls, to load balancers etc. – gives a level of control that has evaded application developers and provides a real simple click-to-deploy capability. For infrastructure engineers, AppLogic gives true on-demand management and higher levels of resource utilization beyond that offered by traditional virtualization. For the enterprises, AppLogic delivers unprecedented levels of resilience and reliability, coupled with real simple scalability.”
Cloud computing is dramatically changing the way applications are developed, delivered and deployed by everyone from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses and startups. Cloud computing customers will enjoy the following benefits:
- Time to market – AppLogic’s on-demand resource model increases the revenue opportunity, offers instant availability, and the ability to adapt to the needs of the business
- Lower CapEx – The cloud computing model leverages commodity hardware and eliminates unnecessary over provisioning, allowing a utility pricing model
- Lower OpEx – Administrators are freed from tedious manual provisioning and management of servers, so application operations are streamlined
- A turn-key system – high availability out of the box
- Cloud-burst – Resources within the corporate data center and in the public cloud on the internet can be leveraged, providing maximum flexibility in capacity planning
The AppLogic grid operating system is the first commercial platform designed specifically to enable true utility computing. The system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually deploy, operate and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code. At the heart of the system is 3Tera’s disposable infrastructure technology that packages applications with the definition of the infrastructure required to run them into self-contained and portable entities, able to run on any grid anywhere in the world. As a result, applications become completely separated from the hardware infrastructure traditionally needed to run them, allowing users to remotely manage their applications through a web browser and provision resources as needed.
Firstservis is an innovative technology company who embrace a new way of delivering technology and services to some of the largest companies in the world. This typically involves the use of cloud, grid, and SaaS technologies and services, and the extensive use of agile techniques. They aim to make clients more Agile, Lean and Green, which results in higher quality solutions, reduced cost, faster time to market, and an awareness and reduction of clientâ€™s use of scarce resources in terms of energy, emissions, water, and waste.
3Tera offers the AppLogic grid operating system that enables the first true utility computing services to completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. AppLogic converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually operate, deploy and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code.
To learn more about Firstservis, please visit: www.firstservis.com.au.
For more information about 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.