IO gets into the cloud computing business by launching OpenStack cloud infrastructure on open source servers. The service has been branded as ‘IO Cloud Service’.
This was announced by the modular data center expert company IO this week that, it is going to enter into the cloud computing business aggressively. The company statement further elaborated about the branding of the service that, the brand name of IO.Cloud service would be “IO.Cloud”. This service would use the open source cloud servers called as ‘Open Compute Server’, which will run the OpenStack cloud computing platform.
According to the company statement, the company uses Open Compute just because it offers flexibility and optimized usage of cloud resources. The company engineers would be in a better position to configure and utilize the computing resources in large scale deployments in a cloud computing environment.
“IO.Cloud uses OpenStack Cloud components that are interoperable and designed to support standardized hardware implementations”, further added in the company statement.
The company further elaborated its ambitions in this domain of the business by explaining that it will offer industry-grade cloud computing services to the customers, and the targeted market would be big industries and business. The IO.Cloud services would be available in both the hosted and on-premises forms for different sized businesses.
As an enterprise cloud offering, IO is pitching its service very competitive to those offered by the big cloud service provider in the marketplace such as – AWS, Azure, Rackspace, and many others.
The Open Compute will allow the company to use its public cloud infrastructure more efficiently and effectively, and providing the equal opportunity for the private cloud infrastructure to use it efficiently too. The design of the cloud based services of the company is almost similar to that of AWS cloud services; the company will offer cloud services from its seven state of the art data centers located across the world.
The company is planning to bag a huge amount of investment from different resources to complete this venture successfully. It is also being reported that the company is going to float initial public offering IPO to get public investment for the same.
The experts in the industry anticipate some kind of collations with other partners to launch this ambitious project successfully. The time will tell, how IO is going to face the fierce competition and challenges of the industry.