ZeroStack, a pioneer in self-service and scale-out private cloud, today launched a new global Partner Program that enables resellers and channel partners to advance and accelerate adoption of the ZeroStack Cloud Platform. The program allows partners to deliver an OpenStack “cloud-in-a-box” to their customers, allowing them to focus on cloud workloads and applications rather than on cloud infrastructure and provisioning.
ZeroStack was founded on the premise that building and operating a private cloud should be fast, simple and cost-effective, without sacrificing functionality. The company was recently named a “Cool Vendor” in Cloud Infrastructure 2016 by leading industry analyst firm Gartner. The new Partner Program is a key component of ZeroStack’s overall business strategy. It was designed to support regionally strategic VARs whose commitment to their customers extend beyond selling legacy data center infrastructure.
“Businesses today are looking for more than just a converged hardware platform. They need a full stack solution emulating the ease of public cloud consumption, with the security and predictability of private clouds,” said Sean Cardenas, vice president of sales and operations. “ZeroStack’s solution delivers everything in a rapidly deployable platform that scales seamlessly - without requiring OpenStack expertise.”
The ZeroStack Cloud Platform, based on OpenStack, is an ultra-converged cloud solution, which provides a software-driven private cloud that offers the ease-of-use of a public cloud, coupled with complete control and security. The cloud model is delivered through scale-out ZeroStack Cloud Building Blocks that integrate compute, clustered storage, software-defined networking (SDN) and management software running as part of a highly resilient control plane. This on-premises infrastructure is consumed and managed by the ZeroStack Cloud Portal, which provides analytics-based insights and optimizations for application deployment.
“We're constantly on the lookout for something disruptive and we believe ZeroStack is just that," said Jeff DiNisco, CTO of P1 Technologies. "The biggest obstacle in private cloud deployment is complexity, which ZeroStack completely eliminates. Our partnerships with ZeroStack and T5 Data Centers have enabled us to quickly deploy our own cloud without the typical trial and error. P1 Technologies is now able to offer our customers the same benefit of significantly reducing the resources and costs required to deploy a private cloud."
“The ZeroStack solution aligns well with our commitment to promote innovative technologies with our customers,” said George Hardy, CEO of Tangent Zero. “By combining a scale-out platform on-premise with a self-service SaaS portal, ZeroStack has eliminated the complexity of building and managing an OpenStack cloud environment. ZeroStack’s solution allows us to provide greater value to our customers and squarely addresses the public vs. private cloud debate.”