Move comes after a recent EMEA entry and as UK service providers move onto the wholesale cloud solution in numbers
Egenera has announced the general release of CloudMigrate, a new migration service that enables organisations to “seamlessly transition” existing cloud-based servers or on-premise servers to Egenera’s Xterity wholesale managed cloud with “minimal operational interruption”.
Service providers can now quickly and easily move on-premise or cloud-based servers to Xterity and “gain better margins” and “superior manageability and support” than with large public clouds, said Egenera, which recently reported a high-growth year in the channel in terms of revenues and partner numbers.
“Service providers are getting their margins squeezed by the large public cloud vendors, and support, manageability and channel conflict are becoming huge pain points,” said Pete Manca, president and CEO of Egenera. “CloudMigrate will enable those providers to quickly and easily move servers into Xterity from both on-premise data centres and from other clouds, such as AWS, Azure and vCloud Air, and gain higher margins and better manageability and support.”
“CloudMigrate represents the next step in cloud maturity for Egenera and the adoption of the cloud as a whole,” said William Fellows, an analyst at 451 Research. “Service providers seeking an alternative to the large public clouds can look to Xterity for higher margins, better management and no channel conflict.”
Dave Stevinson, managing director at Entatech UK, an Xterity reseller, said: “This is truly the next step in cloud services and will allow Entatech to offer its customers a reliable and more efficient alternative to cloud-based and on-premise based servers, with no hindrance to their operation.
“As more businesses move towards cloud services it’s imperative that solutions of this calibre are readily available, offering margin-rich opportunities.”
Egenera has also announced that Dublin-based distributor Direct Distribution will begin marketing Egenera’s Xterity Cloud Services immediately under the name DirectCloud to new customers.
“Xterity is a superior offering to others on the market. Egenera’s long history of delivering high quality cloud services and products, along with its strong EMEA presence, make Xterity the perfect choice for us to rebrand as DirectCloud,” said Macdara Wrynne, managing director, Direct Distribution.
“We are excited to bring customers onto DirectCloud via Egenera’s new CloudMigrate service, which will enable us to move customers quickly from on-premise environments to DirectCloud, along with new customers who are using competing cloud platforms.”
CloudMigrate automates the preparation, validation and confirmation of operational workloads, preparing them for transition to Xterity with “virtually no interruption to ongoing business processes”, Egenera says.