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GreenQloud announces QStack, a greener hybrid cloud solution

February 26, 2014 No Comments

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SOURCE: GreenQloud

Reykjavik, Iceland— GreenQloud, the world’s first Truly Green™ cloud solutions company today announced the release of QStack, a hybrid cloud software stack that enables enterprises and organizations to build private clouds as well as scale and migrate workloads to GreenQloud’s clean, renewable energy-powered public cloud.

GreenQloud is augmenting its existing service offerings in the public cloud with hybrid and private cloud solutions that capitalize on its easy-to-implement and easy-to-use software. GreenQloud recognizes the industry need for and practicality of a hybrid cloud model, which makes it possible for companies with strict compliance controls and existing private infrastructure investments, to take advantage of public cloud solutions without compromising their current compliance obligations and previous investments. Additionally, QStack serves as a starting line for corporate “more sustainable by 2020” supply chain goals.

QStack enables companies to utilize the advantages of GreenQloud’s public cloud software on their private infrastructure and allows for burstability into GreenQloud’s clean, renewable energy-powered public cloud. This hybrid solution allows for a more conservative investment into IT infrastructure, solves the problem of scalability in the face of changing demands and encourages the adoption of sustainable cloud practices.

QStack, which has been in active development for over four years, is an extension of GreenQloud’s award-winning innovations in public cloud software– automating provisioning, enabling metered self-service compute power and object storage– and brings it to the hybrid/private cloud space, enhanced with enterprise hardening.

QStack is built on Apache CloudStack with open source components like the KVM hypervisor and (optionally) 3rd party commercially supported software such as VMWare and Scality object storage. QStack features a customizable dashboard and supports GreenQloud’s award­-winning, easy-­to-­use interface with built-in white labeling/theme support, industry standard API support (EC2, S3 and Apache CloudStack 4.X compatible), built in usage metering /reporting and billing. Uniquely, QStack security features include team and project support, single sign-­on authentication, user controlled load balancers/firewalls and much more.

QStack is licensed to customers on a subscription basis with optional technical services and contracted customizations, enabling customers to create a hybrid cloud solution tailored to their specific needs.

About GreenQloud

GreenQloud is a cloud solutions company offering Truly Green™ cloud computing virtual servers and data storage (IaaS) powered by renewable energy. GreenQloud services, such as ComputeQloud™ and StorageQloud™ feature an easy-to-use, self-service web console and advanced AWS-compatible API controls for full automation of IT services. With the addition of QStack, the company now offers cloud solutions for the full market, accelerating the market adoption of cleaner cloud technology, by addressing the needs and concerns of companies who have not yet adopted public cloud computing due to regulatory compliance and investment commitments.

GreenQloud was founded in 2010 and is privately funded. The company has been lauded by the industry and media for its sustainability efforts. GreenQloud has won several Icelandic government grants, such as the technology grant from Rannis (The Icelandic Centre for Research). Advania and Verne Global serve as primary data center locations for GreenQloud in Iceland. Digital Fortress™ is the primary data center location for GreenQloud in the US. For more information visit http://greenqloud.com.

GreenQloud is onsite at Cloud Expo Europe (London Excel) February 26 & 27, 2014 at booth #614.

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