Open Source Storage is offering a handholding service to help businesses make the move to its public cloud offering. The service is part of the launch of its open source public cloud, a build-out of its high availability and redundant data center.

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Faster hybrids

The Open Source Storage cloud division’s move into public cloud will give current and future clients faster and more affordable cloud and data center offerings, the company said. The existing product family provides pre-configured systems that can extend private cloud capabilities when the need arises or connect to a third-party public cloud. With the new feature, customers can also form a hybrid cloud within Open Source Storage’s own facilities.

“We understand the challenges businesses face when transitioning to cloud storage, and whether it’s lack of knowledge, security, privacy or reliability concerns, Open Source Storage provides the technology, education and understanding to alleviate those worries,” said John Sanderson, vice-president of the Solutions Architect division at Open Source Storage.

The company claimed that some of the key features of the public cloud offering are a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) with faster and cheaper deployment. The integration with Open Source Storage’s other products makes it easier to redesign an infrastructure as needed with immediate scalability, automation, security , and a regional public cloud with the added personalized service.

Open Source Storage’s public cloud capabilities have been made possible by a recent expansion that has given the company a new headquarter and data center build-out. Patrick Willis, executive VP of partnerships at the company, said, “As Open Source Storage grows, we have the newest platforms that can be deployed faster and less expensive than our competitors. On average we are 50 percent cheaper and 50 percent faster.”er