HELSINKI, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Ixonos launches an open and secure enterprise cloud solution for R&D and e-services and becomes the first Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider in the Nordic countries. "Through our Certified Cloud Provider Program, we confirm that vendors offer a trusted destination to use Red Hat technologies in public clouds and that the clouds meet rigorous testing and certification requirements to ensure a safe and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments," says Magnus Svensson, Nordic Regional Manager at Red Hat, Inc.
For customers planning and developing new services for global or domestic markets with tight time-to-market demands, Ixonos Elastic Cloud(TM) offers an endlessly scalable R&D platform based physically in Finland. The cloud is delivered according to the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model and it serves specifically well those enterprise system and R&D customers already running their applications on JBoss Application Server and in Red Hat Linux environments. Ixonos' cloud offers a consistent environment for seamless migration from on-premise data centres to the cloud as well as for adding new cloud services to a company's existing operations. The PaaS environment is ready to deploy applications with global level coverage and will soon be enriched with payment and authentication solutions.
"Not only is the cloud's payment method flexible, as customers only pay for the services they use - the other notable benefits of employing a fully developed platform from the cloud are the quality guarantee and the speed: you get a certified, integrated and fully supported framework for running and developing your business, and it is instantly ready to be deployed," explains Teppo Kuisma, head of Ixonos Business Solutions.
Ixonos Elastic Cloud is already used to provide next generation public services to municipalities in Finland with Ixonos City Online(TM). "Ixonos already designs and implements numerous agile R&D software services for innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) providers in Finland," says Jari Kekkonen, Director, Products and Services, at Ixonos Business Solutions.
Ixonos is an active member of the Cloud Software Program, a Tivit-led research program where corporate participants from the Finnish software industry collaborate in building new cloud business models, lean software enterprise models and open cloud software infrastructure. "As the program has been running for 18 months now, it is fascinating to see that in Finland, we are in the forefront of making cloud business real. Ixonos again shows an example by building a cloud foundation for many new opportunities", says Director Janne Järvinen from F-Secure, the leader of the Tivit Cloud Software Program.
- Ixonos' website: http://www.ixonos.com/
- Red Hat's website: http://www.redhat.com/
- Tivit's Cloud Software Program: http://www.cloudsoftwareprogram.org/
Ixonos is an ICT services company creating innovative solutions for mobility, social media and digital services. Together with our customers we develop products and services which let people enjoy inspiring digital experience, anyplace, anytime. Our client organizations benefit from new business opportunities and new productivity. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company's turnover in 2010 was 84.9 MEUR and operating profit 5.3 MEUR.
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Ixonos: Teppo Kuisma, head of Ixonos Business Solutions, tel: +358-50-581-4075, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jari Kekkonen, Director, Products and Services, tel. +358-50-342-1521, email@example.com