Exponential-e Bring Cloud on-premise

Lee Wade

Exponential-e has announced it has launched its Cloud-ready network offering which is set to disrupt the Cloud services market. The announcement was made at a morning seminar – ‘Your cloud is only as good as your network’ to customers, prospects and media.

The London-based firm has seen Cloud services account for 36% of our half-year revenues as it cements its position as a Cloud and IT services provider. Exponential-e has addressed the on-going concerns over data security and privacy of Cloud, using the network to place the Cloud environment behind the corporate firewall and resolving enterprise Cloud data security and privacy concerns.

Key to delivering the disruptive cloud-model is Exponential-e’s VPLS Layer 2 network which uniquely allows for enterprise Cloud services to be delivered behind the corporate firewall. Exponential-e CEO, Lee Wade explains: “Enterprises have long recognised the potential benefits of Cloud services; cost, flexibility and scalability and secure infrastructure that in turn benefit the entire business. To date however, businesses have not been able to achieve those benefits, as they continue to be restricted by Cloud infrastructure that does not offer the data security and privacy levels that enterprises demand. By re-envisaging Cloud with the network at its heart, Exponential-e is able to provide a trusted route to Cloud adoption to the market.”

Exponential-e research shows over half (56%) of businesses have significant security concerns over adopting Cloud services. The major issues are caused by the unreliability of the Internet, which is not able to deliver the interoperability, support data security or mobility between Cloud environments, or provide the scale to enable the Cloud to become truly enterprise-grade. By refocusing on the network as an enabler for Cloud, Exponential-e has addressed these Cloud concerns and presented an integrated solution offering an end-to-end SLA.

Wade continues: “Our aim was to develop our VPLS network to deliver seamless interoperability between the Cloud and the network and we have achieved this. Over a third of our quarterly revenues to date are from organisations that recognise this and some, for the first time, are making that transition to cloud because they now have a route that doesn’t risk their data and security.”

Today’s launch sees Exponential-e roll out a major awareness campaign with London taxi cabs wearing the strapline: ‘Your Cloud is only as good as your network’, a series of blogs and videos explaining the Cloud-ready network offering and seminars over the next few weeks, with the first held this morning.

Lee Wade, summarised the launch: “Your Cloud is only as good as your network, and through this integrated and secure approach to Cloud, enterprises can effectively use the strength of the network to achieve the benefits the Cloud promises. The future of Cloud very much lies in the fusion of the network and the Cloud.”

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