Managed Services Provider Opus Interactive Joins VMware vCloud Initiative

January 12, 2009
Managed services provider Opus Interactive has joined the VMware vCloud Initiative, it was reported recently. According to the company, becoming a VMware Service Provider is designed to “enhance its hosting solutions offering to enterprise and SMB customers”.

"This relationship with VMware validates our efforts to drive best-of-breed technologies that enable our customers to reach their business goals," explained the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Jason Nuss. "Opus Interactive has a full-service Internet Data Center, providing a robust managed services offering with Virtual Dedicated Servers, full-scale migrations, support and maintenance for VMware virtualized environments, shared web and application hosting, firewalls, load balancing, and dedicated high-speed Internet access. As a VMware service provider partner, Opus Interactive is expanding the breadth of its custom hosting solutions while reducing its eco footprint."

VMware vCloud helps give companies and service providers access to computer capacity “how they want, when they want, and as much as they want”, thus ensuring “availability and quality of service for any application”. According to the developers, the VMware vCloud Initiative allows organizations to “leverage existing investments in the VMware platform to increase business agility and reduce costs by transitioning to the cloud.”

"Over the past several years, we've made a significant investment in our virtualization environment," added Opus’ Chief Technology Officer, Eric Hulbert. "With technologies from VMware, LeftHand Networks, and HP Blades we can truly provide on-demand, fully scalable, and redundant solutions. VMware's industry-leading virtualization platform is the foundation of our solution delivery."

"The VMware vCloud Initiative introduces an entirely new model for IT where organizations can leverage their existing investments in the VMware platform to increase business agility and reduce costs by transitioning to the cloud," suggested VMware’s Director of Product Management for Emerging Business, William Shelton. "With the vClustr™ hosting environment from Opus Interactive, our enterprise and SMB customers can benefit from fully redundant and dedicated virtual environments. Opus Interactive enables these customers to deploy secure virtual machines, on demand, allowing for rapid scalability of infrastructure."

Established in 1994, Opus Interactive has headquarters in Portland, Oregon, USA and serves a number of “leading brands”. The company utilizes a “micro data center” model which helps reduce energy usage. It is an accredited member of the International Managed Service Provider Alliance.

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