Free Flexiant Cloud Management Licence Supports Academic Institutions

Today Flexiant has announced it will offer academic institutions the most advanced cloud management solution in the market for free. Flexiant will expose academics and students to commercially current, established and complete cloud management software. Read the full press release here.

Why are we doing this?

The success of cloud computing today is dependent on the next generation of IT educators across universities and academia adopting it, and thereby acquiring the skillset required for them to be successful in the enterprise community of tomorrow.

Currently many educational institutions use open source approaches for cloud management. However, this approach does not offer a realistic view of the full range of enterprise capabilities and tools that students, research fellows and professors need to bring value and innovation to commercial industry clients.

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FP7 Projects to Benefit the Cloud

Today at Flexiant we are announcing our involvement in two new FP7 projects. For those of you who don’t know, FP7 is the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development. FP7 bundles together all research-related EU initiatives and plays a crucial role in achieving the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment.

Our involvement in both projects provides the platform necessary for application testing and integration. We also are doing some other cool stuff. Below are quick summaries of each of the projects:

€3.5 Million Grant to Deliver Automatic, Multi-Grained Elasticity-Provisioning for Cloud

Named ‘CELAR’, the project seeks to address the rapidly increasing applications running over cloud infrastructures and the associated storage, compute and networking resources required as a result. CELAR will provide the European software industry with a modular, completely open-source system that will offer automatic elastic programmability at the platform level. It will be bundled in a single software package for one-click installation of any application alongside its automated resource provisioning over a cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

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