Today's enterprise faces a myriad of IT challenges driven in large part by fundamental shifts in the modern business environment. First and foremost, the rapid pace of competition demands highly agile IT infrastructure and applications, able to quickly adapt to the constantly changing needs of the business. At the same time, IT organizations are continually challenged to 'do more with less,' creating an environment where fundamental processes must be reengineered to maximize efficiency and minimize time-to-market.
Cloud computing has been hailed as a solution to these challenges offering improved efficiency and scale, and enabling dynamic on-demand IT. However few cloud offerings today are able to meet the stringent requirements of enterprise customers, including:
xStream™, Virtustream's secure, high-performance cloud solution, is available as a managed service or as software, and is tailored to the needs of enterprise users. Our complete suite of professional services offerings complements our proven software and helps ensure the success of your cloud computing effort.
Virtustream currently runs real mission-critical applications for 50+ enterprises, including: Domino Sugar, the British Transport Police, Allied Irish Bank, Digital Chocolate, MRG, Diesel Direct, Autism Speaks and many more household names.
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Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way government agencies large and small are delivering services to their constituents. Cloud offers agencies a highly effective tool to address a wide variety of IT service delivery issues such as high costs, low asset utilization, slow acquisition processes and duplicative systems, while enabling greater agility and responsiveness. The ability to share resources across agencies and with suppliers and contractors is also becoming critical in today's highly connected world.
Yet, not every cloud computing solution is suitable for federal government cloud efforts. To meet the unique requirements of government customers, cloud software and services providers must be prepared to deliver:
Virtustream is a leading provider of cloud computing technology and services to government agencies in the U.S. and Europe. Our xStream™ Cloud Management software is architected to the highest security and compliance standards. xStream™ assists our customers in meeting mandatory requirements, such as SSAE16, ISAE3402, PCI-DSS 2.0, FISMA, IS0 27001-2005, ISO 9001-2008, HIPAA/HITECH, and other leading cloud certifications and compliance frameworks, in the customer's own environment (when coupled with identified operational and management controls).
In addition, our professional services teams have extensive experience working with government customers to craft and implement comprehensive cloud computing adoption strategies.
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In today's highly competitive environment, carriers, systems integrators, hosting companies, distributors, VARs and other service providers are encountering a new challenge: the rise of infrastructure-on-demand services, such as those offered by Amazon, Rackspace, and others. These cloud services represent a threat to existing revenue streams, as well as a significant opportunity to grow the bottom line.
Until now, most service providers have offered basic public cloud services best suited to startups and other non-mission-critical use cases. Yet the majority of their business is selling to enterprises and small-medium sized businesses. These customers require solutions tailored to meet their business needs.
To successfully deliver business-oriented cloud services, a service provider needs a platform designed from the ground up to securely deliver enterprise class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Specific requirements include:
Virtustream is an innovator and leading provider of IaaS software to service providers worldwide. Our xStream™ Public Cloud (xStream™ Cloud Management for Service Providers) offering gives service providers the tools required to offer revenue-generating cloud services for enterprises and SMBs, while achieving high-levels of operational efficiency, ensuring complete visibility, and integrating with existing provisioning, ticketing, billing, CRM and other operational and business support systems.
Read about our service provider clients Mobily and EarthLink and how they are powering their solutions with xStream™.
RISC-to-Cloud Migration Yields 'Quantum Improvements' for Veyance Technologies. Cloud-based modernization shrinks costs and enables business transformation for the global manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products.
Driving Enterprise Transformation with Cloud Services. IT leadership and comprehensive cloud strategy deliver business value for Veyance Technologies.
Allied Irish Bank (AIB) and Virtustream partner on a complete virtualization solution to reduce data center footprint and power spending, and improve business continuity planning.
In anticipation of the Olympic Games, BTP undertook a thorough IT audit in conjunction with the British Government and the Olympic Commission authorities.
When Diesel Direct was affected by a major power outage, its founder sought an alternate plan for keeping the business active under such circumstances. His answer was in the cloud with Virtustream.
With several businesses operating in multiple countries around the world and new systems being added regularly, Domino's IT infrastructure is incredibly complex. Virtustream's xStream™ platform was the only cloud solution available today capable of providing the right combination of performance and security worthy of Domino's enterprise class requirements.
Florida Crystals Corporation's (FCC's) SAP migration from a 100 percent physical environment to a multi-tenant, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clould managed by Virtustream.
Launched twelve years ago, innocent is the number one smoothie brand in the UK. It sells over two million pure fruit smoothies each week in 11,000 outlets - everywhere from Boots to Sainsbury's to your local deli.
In one of the largest SAP production cloud deployments, Domino Sugar doubles performance and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 40 percent with Virtustream xStream™ platform.
Lanx needed an IT infrastructure flexible, scalable and reliable enough to expand with the company's rapid growth.
LG selects Virtustream to optimize their virtual server environment and the invigorating overhaul of the entire infrastructure was the refreshing approach the company was seeking.
Meespierson Guernsey selects Virtustream for a major server virtualization and consolidation overhaul using green technologies that deliver bottom line savings.
For over 140 years, Travelers has been looking out for families and property, protecting them from losses while earning the reputation as one of the best and most experienced insurers in the industry.
UOL Group is the leading internet services company in Brazil. The company was founded in 1996 as a content and services portal, and has expanded to become the second largest media conglomerate in the country. The UOL portal is ranked among the top 100 most visited websites in the world. In addition, the company provides internet access in more than 3,000 cities throughout Brazil.
Yum Brands is the world's largest restaurant company with more than 37,000 restaurants in over 110 countries and territories and more than one million associates. Its restaurant brands include KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. As online ordering for Pizza Hut UK increases to over one million orders a week, Yum relies on Virtustream's data center to deliver a larger slice of the action.
Cloud computing offers SAP customers the opportunity to achieve significant decreases in total cost of ownership (TCO), while simultaneously improving the agility, performance and resiliency of their SAP deployment. Yet because SAP enables a variety of mission-critical business processes—including finance, human capital management, asset management, sales and procurement—it is important to choose a cloud service provider with extensive SAP experience.
Cloud is now a viable solution for a wide variety of production and mission-critical application use cases. That’s not to say that any cloud computing solution is appropriate for mission-critical workloads. In fact, to host critical workloads, it’s important to select a cloud offering designed to meet their unique needs.
When considering the migration of existing applications to the cloud, it is critical to examine the unique needs of these pre-cloud workloads. While the typical public cloud provider, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), offers little to accommodate applications not designed for cloud environments, Virtustream’s enterprise-class framework, migration tools and services simplify the migration of an existing application portfolio to a private or virtual-private cloud.
Upgrading large enterprise software applications, such as SAP or Oracle ERP systems, represents a significant undertaking for IT organizations. Many such updates are forced, with vendor imposed end-of-maintenance deadlines, pushing many enterprises down the upgrade path. Due to the significant investment required to update applications, as well as changing technical requirements and the mechanics of upgrading, the software update is typically accompanied by a hardware refresh as well.
A significant system upgrade, like any other large-scale corporate change, presents an opportunity to set a new direction. As a result, a major software upgrade presents an ideal opportunity to “re-platform” new enterprise applications onto the cloud.
The on-demand and off-premise nature of cloud computing makes it ideal for disaster recovery (DR) and online data backup. Using a combination of cloud-based storage and compute services, Virtustream allows customers to safely protect and immediately restore access to digital information and systems on a 24x7x365 basis.
Security remains a top concern for organizations migrating systems to the cloud. But with the right partner, the cloud can be as secure as, or more secure than, a private data center. In other words, cloud can be an ideal environment in which to host mission-critical systems that require high levels of security, such as commercial or government systems hosting proprietary data or personally-identifying information.
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