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Virtustream Announces Partnership with Infosys, NetApp and Cisco to Deliver Assured Testing-as-a-Service for Applications Built on SAP HANA® Platform

Leading independent enterprise-class cloud service provider partners with leading services and hardware vendors to provide cost-effective QA tool powered by Virtustream’s xStream cloud management platform

Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced a joint partnership with Infosys and NetApp to deliver assured Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) for applications built on the SAP HANA® platform.  The new service, called TaaS Powered by xStream for SAP® applications, will provide turnkey-testing on-site at a customer’s data center, in the Virtustream cloud, and via other enterprise cloud service providers that are powered by xStream, including those supporting the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. The TaaS service also features Cisco networking technology and Cisco UCS servers based on Intel E7 V2 processors.

The TaaS Powered by xStream offering will enable QA teams to significantly reduce both the time required to take a solution to market and the resources required to test SAP applications for issues or implement new functionality, modules and enhancement packs via a pay-as-you-go model, as opposed to a subscription service. 

“Testing and QA groups are being pushed to lower the costs for resources and infrastructure to support a sound testing process, while at the same time being pushed to speed up their time-to-market and reduce the error rate of changes to systems,” said Michael Hoch, SVP Cloud Advisory Services at Virtustream. "Virtustream, Infosys and NetApp have banded together to address each of these areas by helping to reduce the resources required to quality test software, with assurance that the changes reaching the production environment have as few defects or quality issues as possible. 

“Most importantly,” Hoch continued, “TaaS Powered by xStream can help cut the QA process by an order of magnitude and dramatically shrink the overall lead time for getting changes into production while enabling more frequent releases of improvements to businesses.”

In addition, Cisco and NetApp provide the FlexPods® with FlexClone®, enabling parallel work streams, as well as increased speed for building and refreshing SAP solution-based landscapes and automation of highly repetitive tasks common in testing services.  Intel’s cloud reference architecture and its Xeon® processors underpin both the cloud-based and on-premises options for TaaS Powered by xStream for SAP applications to enable rapid deployment in the cloud. 

This service will debut at the SAP TechEd® && d-code® conference, being held October 20-24 in Las Vegas. A presentation will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. PDT, in Bellini 2105 titled “TaaS Powered by xStream for SAP Applications.” Attendees will learn how Virtustream, Intel and NetApp with Cisco have collaborated with Infosys’s testing practice to deliver assured TaaS for SAP applications.  The companies will demonstrate a 360-degree solution to test SAP HANA-based workloads, with an on-premises and a cloud option, while helping to significantly reduce total cost of ownership without conceding quality.

About Virtustream 

Virtustream is the enterprise-class cloud software and service provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, only Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP) software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Geneva, Dubai and software development centers in Kaunas, Lithuania and Pune, India. Virtustream owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

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