January 10, 2012
Partnership leverages carrier Ethernet exchanges to enable cloud bursting capabilities on a global basis
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10 — Morphlabs, the leader in converged Dynamic Infrastructure Services for the enterprise, today announced a strategic partnership with Telx, a network-neutral interconnection and colocation leader. The partnership supports Morphlabs' goal of providing a global platform for delivering the ideal hosted private cloud solution to the enterprise. Morphlabs also announced it is the first cloud provider to join the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum), the defining body for Carrier Ethernet. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.
By partnering with Telx and joining the MEF, Morphlabs is furthering its commitment to optimizing access to cloud resources around the globe with the mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU), in this case by employing Carrier Ethernet exchanges. Now, enterprises can leverage Morphlabs' Dynamic Resource Scaling (DRS) technology to scale computes and storage on dedicated hardware on-demand – not only locally, but also remotely via a Carrier Ethernet exchange.
"The turnkey nature of Morphlabs' mCloud DCU solution makes it a great fit for us – instantly bringing true Dynamic Infrastructure Services to our customers," said Darryl Brown, director of cloud and media services at Telx. "Offering Morphlabs' solutions in our C3 Cloud Connection Centers gives our Cloud Xchange members an even wider choice of cloud connectivity options."
According to a recent Forrester study, "[I]n geographies with demanding privacy laws like Europe, or in industries with strong compliance regulations, virtual private cloud providers add an alternative that predicts the physical location of data and thus combines privacy requirements with shared infrastructure concepts . . . Forrester's research shows that 93 percent [from 55 recently interviewed cloud computing user companies] are using private cloud, with a further 35 percent using virtual private cloud deployments for productive workloads . . . This means the demand for tools supporting hybrid cloud deployments and cloud bursting scenarios will increase significantly in the next two years. And the maturity of these tools is mission-critical for IT users to reach the high level of industrialization of all in-house processes, on a similar level to how the cloud providers operate themselves." [The Next Maturity Step for Cloud Computing Management, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Morphlabs, October, 2011] The Forrester Custom Technology Adoption Profile commissioned by Morphlabs is now available for download here.
"Partnering with Telx has provided Morphlabs with the connectivity and expertise that we require to lead the charge in amplifying the benefits of efficient computing solutions," said Winston Damarillo, founder and CEO at Morphlabs. "Combining the reach and elasticity afforded by Carrier Ethernet with our Dynamic Resource Scaling innovations puts us on the right path to realize true cloud bursting potential and implement distributed data center capacity."
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 17 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry's highest performance networks and access to 950+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with five facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com. Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/telxgroup. InterConnection. Data Centers. Community.
Morphlabs, Inc. delivers efficient computing based on optimized cloud architecture. Our mCloud solutions enable us to provide the most cost effective platform for delivering cloud infrastructure and maximizing productivity for network administrators and software developers – empowering everyone to join the cloud revolution. As passionate members of the evolving cloud ecosystem, we combine open-source software, commodity hardware and our years of experience in disruptive technology innovation to ensure that businesses of all sizes can innovate and compete. Founded in 2007 by industry pioneers, Morphlabs, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, with operations in the Philippines, Japan and Australia. For more information, visit www.morphlabs.com.
Source: Morphlabs, Inc.
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