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Flexiant Continues Innovation with Release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V4.2

Deep integration with Parallels alongside extended networking support for VMware further expand the Flexiant ecosystem

London, UK - 23 July 2014 - Flexiant today announced the release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V4.2. With V4.2, Flexiant tightens its integration with Parallels Automation and Parallels Cloud Server, extends its software defined networking (SDN) capabilities to the VMware platform and adds official support for VMware vSphere 5.5, Mixpanel integration and other upgrades.

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V4.2 marks the completion of the portfolio of deep integration with Parallels technology. V4.2 now integrates with Parallels Automation using APS 2.0. Parallels customers can use the Parallels control panel to install and configure infrastructure and resources via Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. Any customer using Parallels Automation can now launch differentiated hypervisor-agnostic infrastructure as a service (IaaS) using the tightly integrated Parallels and Flexiant Solution. This comes off the back of the general availability of the integrated Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator and Parallels Cloud Server (PCS) virtualization and storage news, marking the world's first cloud orchestration solution to support Parallels' container technology.

George Knox, CEO, Flexiant said, "Since the beginning of 2014, we have made several announcements regarding our relationship with Parallels. Today's announcement addresses the service providers' need to support their customers that are moving more production workloads to public clouds every day. These customers are looking to service providers to supply IaaS and SaaS solutions in integrated bundles, with unified management, and simplified user experiences. With the Parallels and Flexiant integration, service providers can expand their reach to a more technical business decision maker and IT buyers within the customers' organizations."

The latest version adds further support for VMware customers. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V4.2 includes an SDN feature to allow a more efficient and scalable use of IPv4 addresses, which is now available for the VMware platform, as well as existing and continued Flexiant support for all the main hypervisors. Flexiant now offers official support for VMware vSphere 5.5.

Additional features and enhancements include:

  • Easier and more secure integration with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator - With the enhanced REST API, API keys and token based authentication support, Flexiant makes it far more easy and secure to integrate with the platform. End users can securely gain access to the platform without handing over private information.
  • Mixpanel integration - In-depth event-based analytics tool, giving service providers business intelligence on their Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator platform activities.

Knox concluded, "Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator should be the core to any service providers' cloud helping to not only manage it, but to also serve as the integration tool. As an ecosystem enabler, we are furthering the ability for service providers to create differentiated cloud services."

About Flexiant
Flexiant provides cloud orchestration software focused solely to the global service provider market. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software suite that arms service providers with a customizable platform to help them turn innovative ideas into revenue generating services quickly and easily. With Flexiant, service providers can generate more revenue and accelerate growth, compete more effectively and lead the market through innovation. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers a customizable platform, a flexible interface, integrated metering and billing, reseller capabilities and application management. Flexiant gives service providers the ability to develop, launch and bill for new cloud services quickly.

Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, ranked as the most innovative product in the market by Info-Tech Research Group for the second year in a row and called an industry double threat by 451 Research. Flexiant is now a Dell certified technology partner and Parallels partner. Customers include Colt Ceano, Computerlinks, ITEX, NetGroup and WeServe. Flexiant is also a key participant in the European Framework Programme. For more information visit http://www.flexiant.com/.

Source: RealWire

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