Immedion Enhances Cloud Services with OnApp and VMware vCloud Air Network

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Immedion LLC, South Carolina and Western North Carolina’s premiere provider of Cloud, colocation and managed services, today announced it has selected OnApp as its Cloud Management Platform and has extended its VMware vCloud Air Network™ participation by joining the vCloud Air Managed Services Provider (MSP) initiative.



OnApp has been selected to help Immedion enhance and simplify the end-user Cloud Portal experience. Using the OnApp platform to deliver both VMware vCloud® Air™ and VMware vCloud Director® services, Immedion will manage VMware-based enterprise customers, provision and bill for services, and provide the latest VMware vCloud features to its customers through Web, iOS, and Android portals.

“We’re delighted that Immedion is part of our transformation of service delivery for VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers,” said Narendar Shankar, president, OnApp USA. “Immedion will be able to bring super-intuitive provisioning and management to the VMware vCloud environment all while maintaining stability, security, flexibility, and customization.”

Service providers in the VMware vCloud Air Network MSP initiative can leverage VMware vCloud Air as their core infrastructure, while offering additional cloud services, with the ability to go into new markets without additional investments in data center capacity. vCloud Air Network MSP enables partners to focus on differentiating themselves through their managed services.

“Meeting the needs of our customers is always our top priority," said Rob Moser, Chief Operating Officer, Immedion. “By partnering with VMware and leveraging the vCloud Air Network MSP initiative, Immedion will expand our cloud services portfolio and offer greater flexibility so our customers can select the exact level of cloud services they need. To ensure ease of use for our customers, we’ve selected OnApp’s simple, functional cloud portal for faster provisioning and billing.”

“We welcome Immedion to the VMware vCloud Air Network as a vCloud Air managed services provider,” said Jim Aluotto, director, vCloud Air Network Service Provider Business, Americas Region , VMware.  “Since 2008, VMware has been working with the service provider community to provide customers with a simple and flexible path to the cloud, and we are pleased to have Immedion extend their cloud offerings through the use of managed services.”

The VMware vCloud Air Network provides organizations with VMware-based enterprise-class security and infrastructure compatibility, with the freedom to readily move workloads among private, public and hybrid clouds.

Using proven VMware technology customers already use in their existing data centers, VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers can accelerate their business growth by offering customers trusted and secure public and hybrid cloud services, along with managed services.

The VMware vCloud Air Network supports customers with increased service flexibility, greater options for global cloud services and the choice of local VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider partners in more than 100 countries globally.

For more information on the VMware vCloud Air Network, please visit: http://vcloudairnetwork.com


About Immedion

Immedion’s objective is to keep customer business-critical data and applications available 100% of the time 24x7x365. They accomplish this by coupling world-class data center facilities and a strategic array of managed services developed to deliver the highest degree of reliability at a very competitive price. Since 2007, Immedion provided its customers with fully redundant power, Internet bandwidth, cooling and humidity control to secure their IT infrastructure.  Customers leverage Immedion’s enterprise-class data centers and Cloud services to minimize critical computer system downtime caused by commercial power outages, Internet problems, or other system failures.  Immedion is headquartered in Greenville, SC with additional data center facilities in Asheville, Columbia, Charleston and Rock Hill. For more information please visit www.immedion.com, or contact Immedion at 864.908.3000.

About OnApp
OnApp software enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products, from bare-bones virtual servers to fully-automated cloud, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and more. The OnApp platform also gives service providers on-demand access to the OnApp Federation, a global network of cloud providers, connected to a real-time wholesale marketplace where they can buy and sell compute and CDN capacity.

OnApp launched in July 2010. Today more than 3,000 service providers in 87 countries run on OnApp software. OnApp has 140 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific and is headquartered in London, UK. For more information visit http://onapp.com.

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