Claranet wins a third UK industry award for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, Virtual Data Centre (VDC) at the Achievements in Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing (SVC) Awards 2012.
The SVC Awards honoured the cream of the IT industry – recognising IT projects and channel players, alongside vendors. Claranet VDC was awarded IaaS Technology of the Year following a two-stage judging process, which saw entries assessed by a panel of industry experts before being shortlisted for a public vote.
Michel Robert, managing director, Claranet UK, said: “This is the third major award that we have won in the UK this year for VDC, but the first that is awarded by the public. This is a huge vindication for the service, the hard work that the team put into building it, and also for commitment to listening to the market’s requirements and concerns when we were designing VDC. Before launching the service, we conducted in-depth research into the key concerns of end users, and found that the top three worries were reliability and accountability, data sovereignty and ease of migration.
“We designed Claranet Virtual Data Centre specifically to tackle these legitimate concerns, by building a service that featured integrated networking, a hypervisor-agnostic platform, hosted exclusively in-country data centres. The response from the media, analysts and, above all customers has been terrific, and to win the public’s approval at the SVC Awards is the perfect cap to a fantastic year for the company.”
Claranet’s Virtual Data Centre enables organisations to migrate to the cloud rapidly and with ease, using its self-service portal. The portal enables end-users to manage both dedicated and shared cloud platforms from a ‘single-pane-of-glass’. Users are therefore able to merge existing cloud servers into logical applications and template them for deployment via a simple drag-and-drop interface, all within minutes. In addition, the cloud portal delivers server and resource provisioning ‘on-the-fly’, as well as an ability to migrate from an existing virtual server platform into the Claranet Virtual Data Centre.
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