Canonical ties up with QTS to offer fully managed OpenStack cloud


Canonical has announced its partnership with data centre provider QTS Realty Trust to provide a private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution. The new solution will be available through QTS’ data centres starting mid-September.

Using the power of Ubuntu OpenStack distribution and Canonical’s application modeling service Juju, the cloud solution lets enterprise customers perform provisioning, orchestration and management of cloud resources. Additionally, there is Bare Metal as a Service (MaaS) from the Ubuntu maker to enhance the experience.

“We are pleased to support QTS’ delivery of OpenStack solutions that combine the rapid availability and elasticity of compute resources with the security and control their enterprise customers demand to support their mission critical applications and workloads,” said Anand Krishnan, executive vice president, Canonical Cloud, in a statement.

The open source cloud solution allows customers build software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications as well as serves as a base to enable self-service storage and service on demand for IT users. QTS enables the solution as a public, multi-tenant pay-as-you-go OpenStack cloud with self-provisioning, elastic and scalable features.

“QTS OpenStack Cloud is the latest addition as we expand our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to create a one-stop shop for flexible IaaS and hybrid IT solutions that address increasingly diverse customer requirements,” said Jon Greaves, Chief Technology Officer, QTS.

The fully managed cloud extends QTS’ existing portfolio of IaaS solutions. The Illinois-based company previewed its features at OpenStack East summit in New York.


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