November 16, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 16 — NextCloud, a state-of-the-art cloud computing service provider, today announced that its NextCloud hybrid cloud service has achieved VMware vCloud Powered status, illustrating to customers that the company's cloud services are underpinned by VMware's leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director. A member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), NextCloud provides its VMware vCloud Powered service as a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications and offering distinctive application mobility uniquely available from VMware.
"NextCloud provides scalable and secure cloud services to enterprises, healthcare providers and government customers," said Jonathan Reeves, chairman of NextCloud. "NextCloud's VMware vCloud Powered services allow our customers to reap the full benefits of the cloud with the performance and high availability required by enterprise class workloads."
"The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape," said Don Schleicher, vice president, Service Providers, VMware. "We look forward to supporting NextCloud further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape."
Customers of NextCloud have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware vCloud Powered service using vCloud Connector and back again. This application portability is a key differentiator allowing customers to achieve the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT agility.
NextCloud sought VMware vCloud Powered validation in order to offer VMware vCloud Powered services to its customers and to enhance its secure cloud hosting, disaster recovery and advanced application delivery services. As a validated provider, NextCloud can now provide users with enhanced responsiveness and agility, and reduced IT costs through increased consolidation, task automation and simplified management. The service is currently available.
NextCloud is a state-of-the-art managed services provider that offers advanced cloud, virtual desktop and application hosting services to enterprises, healthcare providers, local governments and education markets. NextCloud partners with Herakles DataCenter, a SAS 70 type II compliant datacenter, with 24 x 7 client access, a full service Network Operations Center (NOC) and the finest in physical and electronic security. With direct access to a high performance fiber optic network infrastructure NextCloud provides expertise in the areas of virtualization, storage architecture, networking, security and performance optimization to help you plan your future computing, backup/restoral or fully managed disaster recovery needs. Visit: www.nextcloud.co for additional information.
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