London 20 March 2012
ShapeBlue, the strategic cloud consultancy, today announced that it has become a UShareSoft Premium Solution Partner. UShareSoft provides the UForge platform for managing server templates and building cloud app stores.
ShapeBlue provides a range of cloud implementation and consulting services, focusing on CloudStack and CloudPortal technologies from Citrix. UShareSoft’s UForge technology integrates with CloudStack, allowing users to automate the creation and maintenance of cloud server templates, then publish directly to their CloudStack environment. This simplifies software on-boarding to cloud environments.
Giles Sirett, Managing Consultant of ShapeBlue commented : “we are working with many organisations to design & deliver their clouds and one of the common issues that comes up time and time again is the need to assemble, create and maintain virtual machine templates. The self-provisioning aspect of a cloud model is a massive driver of efficiency, but if organisations have to manually build and manage a large pool of templates, these gains are reduced. UForge addresses this issue and is therefore a natural fit with our current technology set.”
Alban Richard, CEO of UShareSoft said: “ShapeBlue is our first Premium Partner in the UK, which is an exciting step for us. The company is well positioned to help us take UForge into this market, with a great track record in delivering CloudStack-based clouds for enterprises and service providers, and a growing reputation as a centre of excellence in the technology. ”
ShapeBlue provides a range of strategic and technical consulting and implementation services to help IT Service Providers and enterprises to build a true IaaS compute cloud. ShapeBlue’s expertise, combined with CloudStack technology, allows IT Service providers and enterprises to deliver true, utility based, IaaS to the customer or end-user
UShareSoft’s UForge is a platform for building enterprise app stores and managing image templates. UForge enables self-service software onboarding to cloud with full software governance. It provides a simple, automated way to build, maintain and share software images and server templates on any OS for any cloud, virtual or physical format. UShareSoft tools are helping hosting providers, ISVs and enterprises in their transition phase to the cloud.