HyperGrid Brings The Public Cloud Experience To The Corporate Data Center

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The hyper-converged appliances leverage best-of-breed hardware from vendors like HPE and Cisco, and run either VMware, Microsoft's Hyper-V, or bare-metal for Docker deployments, said Manoj Nair, the company's chief product officer.

HyperCloud enables self-service provisioning of VMs running on the local appliance, or from public clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or OpenStack clouds. The pricing for on-premises virtual servers is benchmarked against the public cloud, Nair said.

Kyle Betts, director of cloud integration at Technologent, told CRN that reselling HyperGrid's technology has helped the systems integrator based in Irvine, Calif. realize its hybrid cloud strategy.

The software culls applications and systems management, he said, allowing his customers to aggregate clouds like AWS, Azure, OpenStack, and VMware.

"I can have a unified way to deploy applications across all those clouds," Betts told CRN.

The market is warming to a pay-as-you-go model for on-premises solutions, he said.

"From a business perspective, our customers enjoy having the clarity of cost," Betts said.

While in many cases private clouds are cheaper, partners struggle to identify what their on-premises components truly cost enterprises. With public cloud, billing is clearer, and actions can be taken to mitigate runaway costs.

"That mentality is starting to become pervasive in the data center and private cloud space," Betts said.

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