Flexiant, a cloud orchestration software provider, has been a “Cool Vendor” in the Cloud Management, 2013 report by Gartner, Inc. The report examined five vendors providing cloud management platforms and/or cloud migration capabilities to support IT leaders and cloud architects. The news comes a few days after Flexiant closed £3.75 Million in funding for cloud orchestration.
Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software solution developed in 2007 to launch the first public cloud service platform in Europe and was first made commercially available to the market in 2010.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are:
- Innovative: Enable users to do things they couldn’t do before;
- Impactful: Have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology);
- Intriguing: Have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
Acknowledging Flexiant’s services, the report states that “emerging cloud management vendors gain traction because of their innovation, which typically does not exist at large cloud management vendors.”
– George Knox, CEO, Flexiant.
“Flexiant is gaining traction because we deliver a superior cloud management solution that allows service providers to get to market quickly. Many of our customers turned to Flexiant because they did not want to waste time internally attempting to deliver a product without the range of capabilities offered by Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator or because their internal projects failed to deliver on time. Flexiant is a quick route to market that can change a cloud service business in seven days.”- said George Knox, CEO, Flexiant.
“We consider the Gartner Cool Vendor selection as only the latest proof point to Flexiant’s success in offering cloud service providers an innovative, break-out solution,” he added.
According to an official post by the company,the inclusion in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Cloud Management report confirms the advanced features of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator:
- Highly scalable, multi-hypervisor support
- Multi-level metering and billing
- Innovative API interface
- Bento Box capability for modeling and provisioning of applications
Knox concluded, “If you are a cloud service provider, you need a cloud management solution that has been tried and tested in the market and is tailored to your business. That is exactly what you get with Flexiant.”