OS33, Cloupia Partner On Virtual Provisioning Controller

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OS33, an IT-as-a-service delivery platform for MSPs, has partnered with Cloupia, a cloud automation and management software provider, to allow MSPs to better define and provision virtual environments.

This week, Cloupia was named as one of 10 Hot Emerging Vendors by CRN for June. Meanwhile, OS33 itself was chosen as one of 10 Emerging Cloud Vendors You Need to Know earlier this month by CRN.

OS33 is integrating the Cloupia offering into its new Virtual Datacenter Controller, which can be used to implement and manage virtual infrastructure resources. Using the controller, MSPs can deploy multiple virtual datacenters and servers, monitor IT-as-a-Service resources and track utilization, according to Jacob Kazakevich, president of OS33, based in New York.

"Our whole strategy is to build it as a service platform. Where you log into our product and provision a fully-hosted cloud platform for clients and be the complete unified solution for them, everything from provisioning infrastructure to deployment," Kazakevich said. "We felt very strongly about our user interface, but we were looking for a partner to really bring up our infrastructure provisioning functionality and allow our MSP partners to deploy their own infrastructure resources."

After researching that segment of the market, OS33 felt Cloupia was the best fit as a partner, Kazakevich said.

"We felt it was the easiest product to integrate into our data center infrastructure controller. We worked four months to get things together. It's being released in a beta version to some of our partners now," Kazakevich said.

The new Virtual Datacenter Controller should be available to all OS33 partners by July, he added.

The Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller (CUIC) provides infrastructure control provisioning, management and monitoring across physical, virtual and cloud environments, said Bhaskar Krishnamsetty, vice president of products and marketing at Cloupia, based in Santa Clara, Calif.

MSPs can improve resource utilization by as much as 40 percent to reduce costs; improve operational efficiencies through automated provisioning, monitoring and capacity planning for productivity gains of up to 800 percent; and improve service levels with in-depth and real-time visibility through continuous resource monitoring, according to Krishnamsetty.

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