London, October 12, 2016 – OnApp has announced that Claranet, a leading European managed service provider, has chosen OnApp as its customer portal for cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director®. Claranet will use OnApp to automate and simplify cloud provisioning, offer new billing models and deliver the latest vCloud Director features to its enterprise clients.
Claranet was positioned as a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting in Europe. The company has operations across 18 European sites, more than 5,700 enterprise customers, and is a VMware Premier level Partner. After a rigorous selection process, Claranet chose OnApp to provide a robust and intuitive self-service portal to its growing range of VMware-based cloud services.
“Power, flexibility, and ease of use have always been cornerstones of our hosting portfolio,” said Caroline Griffiths, Senior Product Manager, Hosting, Claranet. “We chose the OnApp portal to make our VMware-based hosting services easier to manage, easier to automate and even more intuitive for our clients. The ability to offer these services combined with Claranet’s managed services was a real advantage for our portfolio.”
“Claranet is a huge force in European managed cloud, and we’re delighted that OnApp has been chosen as their new portal for vCloud Director,” said Alistair Wildman, OnApp’s Chief Revenue Officer. “OnApp helps cloud providers transform the usability and functionality of their cloud services, and we’re looking forward to a long and productive partnership with the Claranet team.”
“We are excited to see Claranet taking advantage of the wide range of capabilities available through the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network program,” said Geoff Waters, vice president, Service Provider Channel, VMware. “The availability of third party products, such as OnApp, through the vCloud Air Network, helps our global service provider community build market-focused, highly differentiated cloud offerings with VMware technology at their core.”
OnApp’s portal provides a fully automated cloud management and provisioning solution for the VMware vCloud Air Network, the global ecosystem of VMware service providers. OnApp is a VMware-recommended portal partner, and OnApp’s portal is the first third party product to be available through the VMware vCloud Air Network program. OnApp’s VMware portal is part of OnApp’s complete hybrid cloud management platform for service providers and enterprises. More information is available at http://onapp.com/vmware.
Founded in 1996, Claranet has evolved from a pioneering ISP (Internet Service Provider) into one of the leading independent MSPs (Managed Service Providers) in Europe. The company has annualised revenues of circa £200 million, 5,700 customers, 1,200 employees, and an international footprint in six countries. For more information, visit http://www.claranet.com.
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 3,500 service providers in 93 countries run on OnApp software. OnApp has 165 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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