Click here to close now.


@CloudExpo Authors: Liz McMillan, Dana Gardner, Brian Daleiden, Carmen Gonzalez, Jennifer Gill

Blog Feed Post

IS Group Offers On-Demand Cloud Orchestration Solutions with Flexiant

Amsterdam based service provider selects Flexiant for provisioning of cloud services for customers and partners

London, UK and Purmerend, Netherlands - 4 December 2012 - IS Group has selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator as the foundation for its on-demand, fully automated cloud services. By recognising the change in the hosting market towards cloud solutions, IS Group is future proofing its business with this strategic solution.

IS Group, a leading European IT Services company, reviewed 20 different cloud provisioning options before selecting Flexiant. It chose Flexiant because of its unique ability to provision servers and then monitor and bill directly against their usage.

The Amsterdam based service provider wanted to address a number of challenges that included the lengthy process it was taking to provision cloud services for its customers and partners. Tjarko Kwee, Business and Partner Development Director at IS Group said, "Prior to using Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, it could take up to four hours to provision a server or even two to three days before the customer went live. That was too long and not a cost-effective option for us. Now we are able to quickly provision servers and scale to meet the requirements of both our partners and their customers."

With more than 40 per cent of IS Group's business derived from partners such as IT vendors, marketing agencies and other consultancies who want their own platform to quickly deliver services to their own customers, IS Group will use Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to enable them to offer the business agility, freedom and flexibility to scale, deploy and configure cloud services, simply and cost-effectively. IS Group will allow partners to white-label Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator for their customers.

Tjarko Kwee continued, "Our partner channel represents a significant opportunity. With Flexiant we are enabling our partners to have the self-control to manage their own environment backed by a professional service provider. It's a big change for our partners as we give them the keys to drive the car themselves."

Further benefits include the ability for IS Group to provide the necessary scale to meet its customers' peaks and troughs in demand. "With Flexiant, we can manage our customers' cloud environment for them, while providing the reassurance that we will deliver the servers needed when required, instantly."

"IS Group can now realise all the cloud business benefits available using Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. The marriage of IS Group's existing presence in the market with the ability to rapidly develop and launch differentiated cloud services in response to market demand is exactly the reason that Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator was created. Flexiant is providing IS Group with the unique ability to secure the leadership position in its market and to capture the new, emerging revenue opportunities for cloud services. A market that is predicted to grow at 47% per annum while overall IT spend remains flat. Further benefits for IS Group are still being identified as they enter a new market place ahead of any comparable competitive threats" said George Knox, CEO, Flexiant.

"There are a lot of American companies in the cloud provisioning software market, however Europe is different. With smaller countries and their own legislation, we wanted to work with a European partner familiar with the regional challenges and marketplace. Flexiant is able to deliver us the enterprise grade cloud orchestration solution on our doorstep," concluded Tjarko Kwee.

About IS Group
IS Group is the leading independent European provider of hosted ICT solutions, including IT outsourcing, hosting and datacenters, managed services and desktop outsourcing & connectivity for self-employed professionals, SMBs and large corporations. With IS Hypergrid™ the company offers businesses a complete cloud computing proposition, providing disaster recovery and high-availability. IS Group is the only IT services company in the Netherlands with three ISO certifications (ISO 9001 - Quality Management, ISO 27001 - Information Security and ISO 20000 - IT Service Management). IS Group offers her services under the brands IS Enterprise and

Customers of IS are: Ohra (insurance company), Domino's Pizza, National Government, EMI music, Fitness First, Radio 538,, Amsterdam RAI, Generali Insurance Group, Netherlands Railways Hispeed, MOJO Concerts and New York Pizza. In 2010 IS Enterprise achieved a consolidated turnover of 20 million Euros. IS Enterprise employs approximately 135 certified professionals at its headquarters in Amsterdam.

About Flexiant
Flexiant is a leading European provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services. Flexiant's software gives cloud service providers business agility, freedom and flexibility to scale, deploy and configure cloud services, simply and cost-effectively. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a software suite that is service provider ready, enabling cloud service provisioning through to granular metering, billing and reseller management. Used by over one hundred organisations worldwide, from small hosters to large Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Enterprises, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is simple to understand, simple to deploy and simple to use. Flexiant customers include NetGroup, FP7 Consortium, ITEX, TransEnt, Fast2host and Boston Group. Visit

Danielle Cook
[email protected]

IS Group
Geesje Duis-Bakker
T: +31 (0)299 476 185 / +31 (0)6 24553405
E: [email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@CloudExpo Stories
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
We are rapidly moving to a brave new world of interconnected smart homes, cars, offices and factories known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors and monitoring devices will touch every part of our lives. Let's take a closer look at the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a worldwide network of objects and devices connected to the Internet. They are electronics, sensors, software and more. These objects connect to the Internet and can be controlled remotely via apps and programs. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, explored the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving t...
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection & E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...