(Gawkwire.com) ReliaCloud, the new service that offers small-to-medium-sized enterprises cloud computing servers and storage space, has announced a new partnership with enStratus, a national cloud management platform that delivers governance for enterprise applications in the cloud. Together ReliaCloud and enStratus offer companies a seamless, manageable cloud computing service. The two organizations are also joining forces to sponsor 2010 CloudCamp events and an April 7, 2010, webinar to educate information technology professionals about the business advantages of using cloud computing.
“We are thrilled to offer the enStratus solution to ReliaCloud customers,” said Jason Baker, chief technology officer for ReliaCloud. “The highly regarded management platform and experience in cloud security and availability management at enStratus is invaluable to regulation-heavy businesses or enterprises that are concerned about reliability and business continuity.”
To go beyond basic cloud computing service, ReliaCloud customers now have access to a suite of software management tools from enStratus that are also used with Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Microsoft Azure platforms to maximize:
• Security – enStratus has a patent-pending security architecture that ensures separation of security keys from encrypted data and provides advanced user management and activity logs for compliance;
• Reliability – Automated management tools, auto-recovery engine and unique clustering capabilities that minimize human error and enable support of service level agreements up to 99.9999 percent; and
• Cloud Independence – enStratus provides business continuity through cloud-independent backups as well as cross-cloud disaster recovery.
“enStratus is pleased to add ReliaCloud to its supported list of cloud providers,” says George Reese, chief technology officer of enStratus. “We’re confident that ReliaCloud is ready to serve IT directors who are seeking a reliable and secure partner that they can trust in the cloud.”
In addition to launching their affiliation, ReliaCloud and enStratus are hosting the Minneapolis CloudCamp on Tuesday, March 2, which is a local gathering of early cloud computing adopters who want to exchange ideas on the evolving topic. Other upcoming 2010 regional CloudCamps are taking place on Friday, March 5, in Chicago; Tuesday, March 16, in Philadelphia; Tuesday, March 23, in Washington, DC and Tuesday, May 25, in Denver. For more details about a specific CloudCamp go to www.cloudcamp.org.
To continue cloud computing education efforts, ReliaCloud and enStratus are also hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, for IT directors and chief technology officers who want to learn what cloud computing can do for their respective businesses and hear examples of success stories. The webinar will feature Jason Baker from ReliaCloud and George Reese from enStratus. More details about the Webinar are posted on the ReliaCloud blog at www.reliacloud.com/blog.