Flexiant has announced its acquisition of the Tapp multi-cloud management technology and business from Besol Sl. The cash and stock acquisition includes the migration of technology, staff and customers to Flexiant. On many occasions Flexiant has stated that “this is the decade of the service provider” and the move to acquire Tapp increases the capability of Flexiant to enable managed service providers (MSPs), telcos and others to manage workloads across multiple cloud vendors and geographies. Flexiant, recognized as the leading trendsetter and provider of cloud orchestration and management, will use this acquisition to further accelerate its innovation roadmap to deliver an even broader range of solutions for the cloud service provider.
George Knox, CEO, Flexiant said, “We believe that MSP’s are uniquely placed to capture cloud revenue and opportunity and that this market has been underserved. MSPs do not have the range of enabling software solutions needed to maximize their market position.”
“With their unique customer first view of service delivery rather than technology first, MSPs have a deep understanding of their customers’ business priorities and critical SLAs. Equally MSPs are expert at managing, on behalf of their customers, multiple, competing IT vendor relationships. It is a natural extension to this customer relationship to also offer customer services to transition to the cloud and to manage multiple cloud service providers. At the moment there are limited solutions to help the MSP manage the cloud services provider. Our move to acquire Tapp technology will extend the management solutions we already provide to MSPs across multi-cloud deployments so that they can decide what infrastructure and vendor to use based on their customer’s unique business requirements,” continued Knox.
Tapp CEO Hector Rodriguez said, “I am truly excited Tapp joins forces with Flexiant. Tapp’s leading-edge automated multi cloud platform and Flexiant’s unrivalled capability in cloud orchestration will deliver second-to-none value to MSPs and global telcos. By joining a larger organization with the clout of Flexiant’s, there is a truly EU-born power play in infrastructure cloud computing in the making.”
Also a Gartner Cool Vendor alongside Flexiant, Tapp capabilities includefeatures and functions that can be deployed across multiple clouds and consumed as-a-service afterwards. With the goal of guaranteeing consistency, independently of the chosen cloud providers, Tapp’s features are very much abstracted from the infrastructure layer. Tapp provides a comprehensive set of application-focused tools, from load balancing and auto-scaling to DNS management and File Delivery Network. One of the most interesting capabilities lies in the extensive use of Chef for application blueprinting within Tapp. This enables application blueprints to be deployable on multiple clouds, without relying too heavily on provider-specific OS images. The combination of Flexiant’s innovative technology with that of Tapp will provide service providers a range of completely unique opportunities to secure and grow existing cloud services revenue and margins as well as create and defend new revenue streams.
Flexiant will integrate the Tapp technology into its innovative and leading cloud management platform to offer multi-tenant cloud solutions so MSPs can select the right infrastructure solution for the customer – whether it is their own infrastructure or that of a trusted cloud service provider, including Amazon Web Services, Cloudstack, Google, IBM, Joyent, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, Rackspace, VMware and every cloud provider running Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. Furthermore, Flexiant has a combined Tapp and Flexiant roadmap to generate a range of compelling sector specific services that will allow service providers using Flexiant to differentiate their offers in the battleground for cloud revenue.
Service providers can expect a new and comprehensive set of cloud services using Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator and Tapp starting in summer 2014.
Flexiant provides cloud orchestration software focused solely to the global service provider market. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software suite that arms service providers with a customizable platform to help them turn innovative ideas into revenue generating services quickly and easily. With Flexiant, service providers can generate more revenue and accelerate growth, compete more effectively and lead the market through innovation. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers a customizable platform, a flexible interface, integrated metering and billing, reseller capabilities and application management. Flexiant gives service providers the ability to develop, launch and bill for new cloud services quickly.
Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, ranked as the most innovative product in the market by Info-Tech Research Group for the second year in a row and called an industry double threat by 451 Research. Flexiant is now a Dell certified technology partner and Parallels partner. Customers include Colt Ceano, Computerlinks, ITEX, NetGroup and WeServe. Flexiant is also a key participant in the European Framework Programme. For more information visit www.flexiant.com.
Besol, through its Tapp.in platform, provides infrastructure management across multiple cloud (IaaS) providers. Tapp makes it easy for companies to deploy their infrastructure and manage their servers in a public cloud environment with the ability to seamlessly migrate between public cloud providers. Tapp also provides a DNS administration, intelligent Auto-scaling, DR, cost control, load balancing, wizards and application performance management. Tapp is currently compatible with the largest IaaS vendors and was named 2012 Cool Vendor by Gartner in Cloud Services Brokerage Enablers and was selected finalist in 2012 Structure Europe.