Flexiant, an independent cloud platform provider and software and services company, has been listed as a Champion Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s recent “Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” Vendor Landscape report.
Flexiant was one of only four Champion vendors out of 13 Innovators. The Innovator category exists “to identify vendors that have demonstrated innovative product strengths which act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market. These vendors are poised to emerge as leaders,” the research group says.
Flexiant is in good company, with the list of Innovators including such big names as Amazon, Rackspace and IBM.
The four Innovators identified as Champions “receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry”, Info-Tech says.
Flexiant developed Europe’s first cloud platform over four years ago and remains one of only a handful of independent cloud platform providers worldwide. The company’s pioneering cloud platform is now being used by the EU across a range of multi-million Euro FP7 projects as a testbed to speed up cloud computing’s adoption rate by enterprise-level companies across Europe.
Info-Tech listed Flexiant’s strengths as its usability, the ability to perform live recoveries and fast reboots, its high flexibility in choice of CPU and storage, and the use of persistent storage as a default selection.
Info-Tech also praised Flexiant’s highly granular control, allowing easy account management, the controls for firewalls and disk encryption which are easy to use and modify, and Flexiant’s control panel, designed on a “virtual data centre approach”.
“Most functions normally requiring a command line of configuration utility within the operating system can be done in the control panel instead, such as adding IP addresses to an interface,” Info-Tech says.
Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognise outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.
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Flexiant is a software and services company, one of only three independent public cloud providers in Europe and five worldwide. Its public cloud, FlexiScale, was Europe’s first cloud platform and was launched in 2007. In March 2010 the company launched its flagship product, Extility, a software product that allows licensees to build their own cloud and sell cloud services under their own brand.
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