London, 6 September 2013
ShapeBlue, the cloud integrator and consultancy focusing on Apache CloudStack and Citrix Cloud technologies, today launched a dedicated cloud practice based in Brazil, aimed at developing the Latin America market.
This is part of a global expansion programme for the company that has already seen them extend their European and US operations into India & SE Asia.
The practice will focus initially on the Brazillian market. In July of this year, the company announced the development of a major public cloud offering for Ascenty, a Brazillian based datacentre provider.
Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue commented: “we are seeing a rapid increase in demand for our services relating to Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform, being driven by both service providers building public cloud and enterprise adoption of private & hybrid cloud. We see more demand from Brazil currently than any other country.
We expect Enterprise adoption of private cloud for the next 12 months to rise significantly but we also expect CloudStack’s market share to rise exponentially. This is being driven by both CloudStack’s increasing reputation as the most stable, proven cloud management system and also Citrix’s exciting plans to integrate cloud orchestration with their enterprise offerings.”
The new practice in Brazil will be based in Rio de Janeiro and will give ShapeBlue both Consulting and sales functions in the region from mid September onwards.
ShapeBlue CEO, Giles Sirett will be visiting Brazil 10-20 September.
ShapeBlue are the globally leading indepndant integrator of Apache CloudStack & Citrix CloudPlatform. The company was the first Citrix Cloud Advisor in Europe and has worked with customers including Cisco, Citrix and SunGard Availability Services. The company provides cloud design & build, consulting and training services.