BOXBOROUGH, MA – April 22, 2013 – Egenera, an innovator in converged infrastructure and cloud management, along with Fedr8, a leading UK Cloud Service Integrator today announced that The Bunker, The UK’s Ultra Secure IT services provider, has selected the Egenera Cloud Suite as the management platform for its new ultra secure cloud service. The Egenera Cloud Suite was selected following an extensive review of different cloud solutions as it enables The Bunker to meet their clients requirements for highly secure, rapidly scalable & cost effective enterprise class services.
The adoption of the Egenera Cloud Suite delivered The Bunker with tangible cost savings of 75% against competitive offerings considered, whilst providing the functionality, security, and scalability required to support The Bunker’s growth strategy. Equally important, the platform dramatically speeds up time-to-value for customers and provides a single intuitive interface that enables consumption of both physical and virtual resources.
The Bunker provides Ultra Secure hosting and cloud services, in state-of-the-art, nuclear bomb proof data centers, to financial services organizations, technology companies, local government and other regulated businesses that place a premium on secure and resilient IT services. In designing its unique cloud service, The Bunker required a cloud management solution that provides:
• The elasticity to start small and to add capacity as they grow their customer base
• Ease of use through an intuitive self-service portal for customers
• Fast, flexible and scalable provisioning for infrastructure as well as cloud services
• High security and support for a multi-tenant environment
• An open solution that is agnostic at the hardware, hypervisor and operating system layers
• Capacity planning capability that allows for just-in-time delivery of cloud infrastructure
• Quality of Service management for both infrastructure and service level management
• Real-time pricing that supports margin management and an utility billing model
After exhaustive review and testing, The Bunker concluded that the Egenera Cloud Suite was the only solution in the market that met all of its requirements. Implementation of the new cloud service has already begun.
“We see the cloud as a significant source of our growth, so one of the main requirements for a cloud management solution was the ability to support our DNA of providing Ultra Secure IT services and provide the ability to expand quickly, easily and with little disruption,” said Phil Bindley, CTO at The Bunker. “We recognized the robustness of the infrastructure orchestration that the Egenera Cloud Suite provides. In addition, the Egenera platform allows us to scale-out and deploy capacity literally in a matter of minutes; delivering a user experience that is critical to our customers.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Egenera to help The Bunker launch their new cloud service. The Egenera Cloud Suite provides them with a very cost effective, secure, multi-tenant enterprise cloud management platform,” said Dean Chapman, Managing Director at Fedr8. “These capabilities are critical for The Bunker whose services are known for the highest level of security and reliability.”
• Egenera Cloud Suite Product Webpage
• PAN Cloud Director Data Sheet
• Egenera Newsroom
• The Bunker (website)
Converge. Unify. Simplify. That’s how Egenera brings confidence to the cloud. The company’s industry leading cloud and data center infrastructure management software, Egenera PAN Cloud Director™ and PAN Manager®, provide a simple yet powerful way to quickly design, deploy and manage IT services while guaranteeing those cloud services automatically meet the security, performance and availability levels required by the business. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Egenera has thousands of production installations globally, including premier enterprise data centers, service providers and government agencies. For more information on the company, please visit egenera.com. Follow Egenera on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About The Bunker
The Bunker provides Ultra Secure Hosting, Cloud, Colocation and IT Services from within the UK’s most secure facilities, outside the M25 yet within easy reach of London.
At The Bunker, we put security first and keep some of the most demanding businesses Ultra Secure and available. Our data centres are former nuclear bunkers, upgraded with millions of pounds of investment in networking infrastructure, fire suppression, power and cooling.
Our approach is built on a culture of security – we call it The Bunker ProtocolTM, which incorporates physical, human and digital security processes. Combining all three elements is the only way to ensure data is Ultra Secure against the variety of today’s threats.
It’s an environment that keeps businesses safe. From power outages, hacker attacks, malware, spyware, and computer viruses, to flooding, extreme weather conditions or terrorist threats, our unique approach to security covers all aspects to keep your data safe.
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