Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui

Blog Feed Post

FinSer Uses Storage Made Easy Cloud Service Broker with RackSpace Cloud Storage

London, United Kingdom, November 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- FinSer, a financial services company, based in San Antonio, Texas, today announced with Storage Made Easy its use of the SME Cloud Service Broker dedicated appliance for managing its RackSpace Cloud Storage.

The Cloud Service Broker from SME is hosted on a dedicated Linode instance for FinSer and provides FinSer with a dedicated Private Cloud 'broker' for its RackSpace Cloud Files.

The broker is optimized for dealing with large volumes of Cloud Files from more than 35 different vendors, of which RackSpace is one. The Storage and SaaS clouds can be used individually or different storage or SaaS clouds can be federated and managed through a unified view.



The Cloud Service Broker solution provides a Cloud File Server that adds governance and audit features for all files as well as sophisticated sharing and permissions control, including single sign-on integration with Active Directory. The SME solution encompasses client access for Windows, Mac Linux on the desktop and BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and iOS on mobiles/ tablets. As all file access can be controlled and audited through the service broker, desktop and mobile access can be controlled by the Cloud Administrator ensuring that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)-type policies can be implemented.



Bernhard Zoellich, Sr. VP of Software Development at FinSer, commented on the reasons for choosing the solution. "While there are many cloud storage providers in the market place, only a very limited number of vendors provide the tools to manage a cloud storage environment efficiently and with quality tools. After researching the market place, we selected SME as our vendor because of the quality and cost effectiveness of its tools. The hosted solution provides us with the dedicated management platform needed to efficiently manage our cloud storage solution."

Jim Liddle, CEO of Storage Made Easy said, "We are happy to welcome FinSer as a customer of our on-premise, dedicated appliance hybrid Cloud Service Broker and Cloud File Server platform. I'd like to extend my thanks to FinSer and Bernhard for his foresight and willingness to work with us to highlight his use case. We plan on publishing more use cases to demonstrate how large our footprint has become.”

About FinSer


FinSer Corporation is a financial service company providing Investment Portfolio Accounting and Interest Rate Risk management services to community banks in the United States.

About Storage Made Easy


Storage Made Easy provides a cloud service broker platform and related services either as SaaS or a hybrid on-premise solution. Storage Made Easy unites cloud and data center services into a single environment, guaranteeing file access no matter the location or device while providing the highest levels of management, security, compliance, audit, and access services.

Storage Made Easy is wholly owned by Vehera Ltd., private London-based limited company. Vehera has offices in the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Moldova.

Contact Information:
Storage Made Easy
Ana Foncea
0044 709-220-7207
Contact via Email
www.storagemadeeasy.com

Click here to read the full story: FinSer Uses Storage Made Easy Cloud Service Broker with RackSpace Cloud Storage

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By PR.com Newswire

PR.com is a unique website where companies can promote literally everything about their business and/or organization in a one-stop, all inclusive business marketplace. A cross between a public relations and advertising entity, PR.com is a directory of businesses, products and services, jobs and dynamic articles that include exclusive celebrity interviews. In addition, PR.com is one of the most effective and widely used press release distribution services on the Internet. With a full PR.com company profile, each business listed on PR.com has a powerful means by which to generate quality leads as well as gain worldwide and local exposure for all of their products, services and other business information. PR.com offers the best advantages of the Internet on one website.

CloudEXPO Stories
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true change and transformation possible.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, discussed how clients in this new era of innovation can apply data, technology, plus human ingenuity to springboard to advance new business value and opportunities.
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will detail these pain points and explain how cloud can address them.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to the new world.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.