ShapeBlue, the cloud integrator and consultancy focusing on Apache CloudStack and Citrix Cloud technologies, today announced a programme of expansion into a number of new global markets.
This programme will see ShapeBlue develop consulting and integration practices in markets that are expected to see rapid cloud adoption over the next 24 months.
The first of these practices was also announced today by the company located in Bangalore, India.
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 cloud. We already regularly deploy teams into other regions, so building capability in rapidly developing markets is a logical next step for us.
We expect Enterprise adoption of private cloud throughout 2013 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 India will be based at the Bangalore World Trade Center and will give ShapeBlue both Consulting and sales functions in the region from early February onwards.
ShapeBlue will be hosting an event “Cloud trends for 2013 – an IT executive briefing” in Bangalore on 7th February. This educational event will include speakers from ShapeBlue, Citrix and SunGard Availability Services. The event will give an executive briefing on the drivers, developments and innovations that are expected to influence the adoption of cloud over the next 12 months.
ShapeBlue are the globally leading 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.
Giles Sirett, CEO ShapeBlue
Shanker Balan, Managing Consultant, ShapeBlue India