OrionVM IaaS Helps Data Centers Forge New Path to the Cloud

New MicroPoP offering provides quick and competitive entry into the cloud market 

OrionVM®, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, announced today the continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of Micro Point of Presence (PoP) offerings, or MicroPoPs. Data centers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and hosting providers can now quickly launch their own cloud offering closer to their customers, benefitting both the provider and their customer base with the technical and price advantages of OrionVM’s revolutionary IaaS stack. 

OrionVM’s MicoPoPs are a unique offering that straddles the space between bare metal and managed virtualized instances to offer the market something entirely new. A MicroPoP can be installed within a quarter rack, thereby reducing the starting footprint and risks associated with new deployments. Data centers, ISPs and hosting providers can now deliver productized cloud solutions and resell premium cloud services to their existing client base, under their own company name and in regions previously unserved or ignored by current cloud providers. This rapid time-to-market is especially vital during the current pandemic and the increasing demand for remote workforces that require hosted desktops, distributed applications, and remote security. 

“Our new MicroPoP offering gives data centers their own branded cloud services,” said OrionVM COO and VP Partnerships Daniel Pfeiffer. “Previously they could either stand by and lose clients to the public clouds, or try to buy and build their own, which entails high CapEx investments and a wide range of technical complexities. Our technology removes the onerous costs and support overhead of buying hardware and having to build and manage cloud infrastructure. We do this and also give partners a full channel cloud ecosystem, from the bottom of the stack all the way to providing a suite of productized cloud services such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Backup as a Service (BaaS). Data centers can now diversify from the commodity sale of power, space and cooling, to become a true cloud player with a wholesale business model and set of networking and product advantages the incumbent cloud vendors cannot match.” 

A recent Network World article, and research by Synergy Research Group, highlighted that enterprise technology has crossed a significant line this decade, marking the first time more has been spent annually on cloud infrastructure than on data center hardware and software. This is due in part to the perceived simplicity of buying cloud services with the incumbent public cloud vendors over maintaining hardware in a data center and paying for operational IT staff. However, the larger cloud providers can still be expensive, and their overly complex tiered-pricing model and hidden charges can significantly hamper sustainable growth.

Cloud migration is expected to continue picking up speed. Research provider Omdia reported that workload migration from on-prem enterprise data centers will find a balance by as early as 2024. Nearly twenty five percent of enterprise computing capacity is estimated to remain on-premises within existing data centers, with the remainder met by cloud providers. This trend unlocks the potential for future hybrid cloud systems with providers that make network interconnects cost-effective and simple.

Prior to OrionVM’s offering data centers could launch their own cloud services through public clouds, which has proved problematic due to vendor lock-in and the poor economics of the business case associated with those limitations. The alternative was hyperconverged appliance vendors that require expensive hardware, steep upfront work and internal expertise for ongoing maintenance. They also do not offer a white-labeled, multi-tiered platform with a suite of productized cloud solutions such as Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS). OrionVM offers these services “out of the box”.

Data3 (https://www.datathree.com/), who hosts multiple data centers in Oklahoma, has partnered with OrionVM to launch their cloud offering. Data3 will be delivering next-gen cloud to the U.S. Midwest, enabling regional IT providers and businesses to quickly gain a competitive advantage in monetizing and delivering their own cloud solutions.  

“We are thrilled to be partnering with OrionVM and bring our solution to market in time to meet the urgent need of applications enabling the remote workforce. Next-gen cloud, regionally deployed by a trusted and longtime company like D3, will be a game changer for a lot of IT service providers looking to gain their own identity and differentiation in deploying premium cloud solutions,” said David Harrelson, COO and VP of Data3 Corporation. 

Partners can now leverage the entire suite of cloud infrastructure products available to them when they deploy an OrionVM MicroPoP. The starting components of a MicroPoP include IaaS building blocks (virtual compute, virtual block storage, and virtual networking). An a la carte business model lets partners pick and choose which products and services to launch with, and subsequently those that can be added later as their business scales and grows. Additional deployment options include:

  • Object Storage Cluster – S3 compatible object storage is an ultra-cost effective way to store large amounts of data without worrying about scaling file systems, especially for backups and infrequent usage. 
  • Private Cloud – The ability to use Layer 2 networking makes it easy and cost effective to run a secure, private network link to the cloud. OrionVM is network agnostic and can connect with all telcos for links.
  • Bare Metal as a Service – MicroPoPs have the ability to run a bare metal stack and still have the burst-ability to the cloud, all through the same web panel and orchestration. 
  • GPUs as a Service – MicroPoPs can host a wide variety of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) in the cloud, either directly on dedicated hardware, or passed through to a virtual machine.

The ability to sell cloud solutions from the onset sets up the data center or MSP to hit the ground running with a portfolio of competitive cloud services, in regions previously unserved by enterprise grade clouds. DaaS is a perfect example; OrionVM recently partnered with Parallels® to offer partners the Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), an all-in-one virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that delivers applications and virtual desktops to any device, anytime, anywhere. OrionVM’s next-gen cloud is the ideal hosting platform that allows channel partners to easily deploy turnkey DaaS environments with unique cost-savings and technical advantages. With pricing as low as 20 dollars per user, MSPs and IT resellers can now quickly gain a competitive advantage in servicing remote workforces for businesses large and small. All in an environment that offers more flexibility, visibility, and control than other hosted desktop providers.

For more information on OrionVM and to register for upcoming webinars, please visit https://www.orionvm.com/MicroPoP. For a complete list of OrionVM data center locations in Australia and the United States, please visit the company’s website here. Follow OrionVM on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/orionvm), Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM:

OrionVM has developed a proprietary suite of cloud infrastructure “building blocks” that form a new blueprint for the delivery and monetization of cloud-based technology solutions. The core architecture for these building blocks, categorized as Infrastructure as a Service (“IaaS”), has already been used in many industries, with proven traction from leading managed services providers (MSPs), tier 1 telcos and Fortune 500 companies. OrionVM’s purpose-built stack uses InfiniBand and is benchmarked to outperform the incumbent clouds, at a lower price point due to the extreme efficiency and reduced cost of goods sold. Self-service web portals allow clients to quickly launch their own enterprise-grade cloud services with zero capital expenditure. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand, to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s wholesale business model combined with their groundbreaking cloud technology innovation represents a tremendous opportunity for MSPs, SIs, and VARs to instantly gain a competitive advantage when deploying a wide variety of cloud solutions. Resellers can reduce costs while building their own cloud products with effective competitive differentiation — all under their own branding and control. The OrionVM technology also uniquely supports the deployment of highly-customized private cloud solutions as well as the ‘cloudification’ of existing IT businesses (moving from legacy hardware models to cloud-first “as-a-service” environments). More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

OrionVM Contact: 

Daniel Pfeiffer, COO & VP Partnerships, OrionVM 

+1-415-373-6046 (US)

+61 419 161 976 (AU)

press@orionvm.com

OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Expands Presence with Melbourne Data Centre Location

IaaS Provider adds PoP in latest Equinix location for added functionality and security for Australian customers

 Sydney, NSW Australia, 13 May, 2019 OrionVM®, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, announced today the continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of a first point of presence (PoP) in Melbourne, Australia within the latest Equinix location. The new PoP marks the third in Australia for OrionVM and will enable geo-redundancy for data back-up, disaster recovery and data sovereignty within Australia.

This new data centre location for the company also enables something unique: private network transit between OrionVM’s Australian PoPs. Transit from Melbourne to Sydney will be unmetered, meaning Australians customers using the service will be able to function as though they are using the same data centre in Melbourne and Sydney, with all the benefits of cost and ease of deployment.

“Many industries, such as legal or healthcare, now have regulations that stipulate that all data records must stay within Australia.” said OrionVM VP of Marketing and Partnerships Daniel Pfeiffer. “Channel partners serving these industries have to work with vendors meeting this criteria. With the added location for OrionVM channel partners can now answer end customer questions about data centre locations with confidence in the ability to keep data within the country.”

OrionVM’s unique hyperconverged stack and self-service web portals allow clients to quickly launch their own enterprise-grade cloud offerings with zero CapEx. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand, to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s wholesale business model combined with their groundbreaking cloud technology innovation represents a tremendous opportunity for MSPs, SIs, and VARs to instantly gain a competitive advantage when deploying a wide variety of cloud solutions.

For a complete list of OrionVM data centre locations in Australia and the United States, please visit the company’s website here.

For more information on OrionVM, please visit https://www.orionvm.com. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM:

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

 

OrionVM Contact:

Daniel Pfeiffer, VP Marketing & Partnerships, OrionVM
+1-415-805-8031
press@orionvm.com

OrionVM Adds Network Security Solution Leader WatchGuard to Wholesale Cloud Platform

New bundled offering enables channel partners to quickly and easily gain cloud competencies with the latest security offerings

San Francisco, Calif., February 26, 2019 OrionVM®, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, announced today the continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of technology partner WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions. This partnership will allow channel partners to easily add a competitive layer of security to virtual instances.

This collaboration opens new business opportunities for the channel partner community, especially MSPs and resellers looking to bundle best-in-class network security with their cloud solutions. The partnership between OrionVM and WatchGuard enables companies to easily leverage an out-of-the-box cloud offering with a unified threat management (UTM) firewall solution and layered security services at a sustainable cost, giving service providers a competitive advantage and allowing them to focus on their core competencies. Channel partners can easily deploy WatchGuard templates directly on virtual IPs; a feature glaringly absent on other IaaS providers that prefer to force a specific firewall solution with limited flexibility and customization.

“We are thrilled to make our templates available on the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform,” said Danny Banks, Technical Director at WatchGuard. “Virtual environments are complex to manage and vulnerable to security threats. With WatchGuard, virtualized environments can be just as secure as physical ones by taking advantage of the same security services, such as real-time monitoring, multi-WAN support and more, to fit any-sized business. For partners, adding these capabilities is easy, cost effective, and flexible.”

Existing providers are already benefiting from both solutions, with ease of deployment and adaptive, flexible configuration suiting their specific working environments. Hosting WatchGuard FireboxV on OrionVM provides resellers with unique cost-savings and deployment advantages compared to other CSPs in the marketplace.

Specific technical features include:

  • Architecture Parity to Physical Environment – OrionVM’s platform is designed to present a markedly similar network architecture and design process to physical on-premise deployments. This renders it easier for customers to replicate on-premise topologies and best-practices in the cloud; a departure from other public cloud providers that approach networking in a different way to traditional architectures. WatchGuard provides comprehensive Security Services to protect these environments.
  • Network Appliance-Centric Architecture – OrionVM’s network architecture leverages network appliances at the core of all deployments. OrionVM provides public internet and public IP addresses directly to the network appliance Virtual Machine, alongside the ability to attach multiple private networks, akin to how a physical on-premise deployment would be delivered. The WatchGuard security appliance can therefore be used as the core front-line security device, without the complexity and overhead of 1:1 NAT required by other larger IaaS providers. OrionVM delivers the public IP directly to the WatchGuard security appliance which WatchGuard uses to deliver UTM/Next-Gen Firewall Security Services to protect the entire network.
  • Secure Hybrid Cloud Deployments – OrionVM’s highly-flexible network architecture supports Hybrid deployments comprising of Virtual Machines, Dedicated Servers and Co-Located infrastructure, all interconnected on the same Layer 2 network. OrionVM can easily leverage the WatchGuard security appliance as the core of these solutions, either hosted as virtual appliances on the cloud or physical devices in a hybrid deployment.
  • Easy Growth into the Cloud – Deploying WatchGuard FireBoxV on the cloud is easy with OrionVM’s focus on architecture parity. Customers are able to think about the cloud as an extension of their existing deployments, utilizing the same best-practices. Partners can manage and monitor their cloud WatchGuard UTM and Next-Gen Firewall Security Services using the same tools as their on-premise deployments, greatly simplifying deployments and migrations by leveraging existing expertise.

“No other cloud and security vendors could deliver the features, support, and a business model that fit our unique requirements – right out of the box. By offering services from both OrionVM and WatchGuard, we have a turnkey platform to deploy cloud infrastructure that is fully protected with rock-solid firewalls and security services. This is especially valuable when customers are going from an on-premise solution to the cloud. It allows us to replicate on-premise designs and best-practices in the cloud, including comprehensive security services to protect their environment,” said Larry French CEO of LF IT Services, a SYNNEX reseller and CompTIA authorized Service Center.

OrionVM’s unique hyperconverged stack and self-service web portals allow clients to quickly launch their own enterprise-grade cloud offerings with zero CapEx. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand, to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s wholesale business model combined with their groundbreaking cloud technology innovation represents a tremendous opportunity for MSPs, SIs, and VARs to instantly gain a competitive advantage when deploying a wide variety of cloud solutions.

“As our provider network continues to grow we strive to enhance the functionality of our cloud infrastructure suite for the channel community by adding technology partners like WatchGuard to our offering” said OrionVM VP of Marketing and Partnerships Daniel Pfeiffer. “Making this technology easily leverage-able within the OrionVM platform adds to the competitive advantage channel partners gain when deploying our cloud solutions, now with best-in-class security services.”

WatchGuard has shifted how the market defines UTM solutions by introducing a security platform that includes network, authentication, endpoints and wireless environments. The company takes pride in its ability to swiftly identify customers’ most pressing security challenges and bring to market new security services that address those ever-evolving threats faster than competitors. WatchGuard believes its product innovation is setting the pace for the rest of the industry, and has led to its consecutive recognition as the only Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).

OrionVM will be offering a starter package of both services. The Standard OrionVM Starter Pack  will start at $499 for $1000 Credit with no on-boarding fee with an optional WatchGuard Security Pack add-on. For more information on the offering, please visit https://www.orionvm.com/watchguard.

For more information on OrionVM, click here. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM:

OrionVM is an award-winning wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter, @WatchGuard on Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company page. Also, visit our InfoSec blog, Secplicity, for real-time information about the latest threats and how to cope with them at www.secplicity.orgSubscribe to The 443 – Security Simplified podcast at Secplicity.org, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

 

 

OrionVM Contact:
Daniel Pfeiffer, VP Marketing & Partnerships, OrionVM
+1-415-805-8031
press@orionvm.com

 

WatchGuard Contact:
Chris Warfield, Director of Communications
206-876-8380
chris.warfield@watchguard.com

OrionVM Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2018 International Business Awards®

Wholesale cloud leader recognized for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year – Up to 100 Employees category in The 15th Annual International Business Awards® today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.

“We are honored to be recognized with the Gold award and humbled by the praises we received from the judges,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “The tremendous growth in OrionVM’s platform utilization and global distribution this year stood out to them. Performance benchmarks show OrionVM significantly outperforming Amazon, Google, and Azure, which speaks to the integrity and ingenuity of the underlying technology. We couldn’t be more proud of our bright and dedicated team of employees and partners.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.

“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements. We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

For more information on OrionVM, click here. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM
OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

OrionVM Honored As Silver Stevie® Award Winner In 2018 American Business Awards®

Stevie winners will be presented with their awards on June 11 in New York

San Francisco, CA – OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards® today.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. OrionVM was nominated in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category for up to 100 employees.

“We are truly honored to be recognized again this year within the Most Innovative Tech Company category,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “This award highlights the creativity of our team and the unique opportunity our technology enables for businesses looking to easily and competitively create their own cloud, especially our white label offering. The judges took notice that our innovative cloud solution outperforms the “big guys” in certain measurements. We are extremely proud of our rapid growth and success for a young company under 100 people.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

For more information on OrionVM, click here. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM
OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.

OrionVM Wins 2017-18 Cloud Award

The-Cloud-Awards-winnerPNGGlobal Cloud Computing Awards Program Announces Winner for Best Cloud Infrastructure

San Francisco, CA – 31 January 2018 – OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, is a winner in the 2017-18 Cloud Awards Program in the category for Best Cloud Infrastructure.

Now entering its eighth year, the cloud computing awards program celebrates excellence and innovation in the rapid-growth cloud computing market. The awards program accepts entries from organizations of any size, across the globe.

OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo said: “To reach the shortlist in the 2017-18 Cloud Awards program validates our teams dedication to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of today’s businesses. OrionVM is truly honored to be recognized as the ultimate winner for Best Cloud Infrastructure in the 2017-18 Cloud Awards.

“OrionVM has also recently been recognized within the newly defined category of Hyperconverged Integrated Systems (HCI-aaS). Gartner recently spoke about what lies ahead for this new segment, and recognized OrionVM as an HCI-aaS vendor. Gartner calls HCI-aaS the world’s fastest growing market for integrated IT systems, and says ‘hyperconverged systems will effectively become “mainstream” by the end of the decade, as part of a “third wave of integrated systems” that emerges in the data center.’

“OrionVM was one of the first companies to define this technological advancement for cloud computing, and the first to make it available to channel partners. Our technical achievements, combined with the OrionVM wholesale business model and synergistic partnerships with leading technology companies, make it even easier and economical for partners to gain a competitive cloud competency.”

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “What was a difficult task narrowing down the submissions to arrive at the final shortlist becomes a truly daunting challenge by the time we have to arrive at the list of ultimate winners. Entrants showed unique strengths and the ever-important commitment to innovation while leveraging cloud technologies – whether or not they found a place on our shortlist.

“Today’s bleeding-edge technology is tomorrow’s legacy infrastructure, services and user interface. As ever, a balance has to be struck between this innovation and driving adoption – that’s what we are increasingly seeing in this fast-paced environment.”

Over 300 organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. You can view the full shortlist and winners here: https://www.cloud-awards.com/2018-shortlist.

For more information on OrionVM, click here. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

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Contact details

For OrionVM:

Daniel Pfeiffer, VP Marketing & Partnerships, OrionVM

+1-415-805-8030

press@orionvm.com


For the Cloud Awards
James Williams – marketing
www.cloud-awards.com
james@cloud-awards.com

Notes for editors

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud. Categories include Most Promising Start-Up, Best SaaS, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

The Software as a Service Awards is a sister program to the Cloud Awards, which specifically recognizes excellence in software solutions. The SaaS Awards program is currently open for entries, with a pending deadline at the end of May 2018: https://www.cloud-awards.com/software-as-a-service-awards/

About OrionVM:

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

OrionVM Shortlisted for 2017-18 Cloud Awards Program

International Cloud Computing Program Announces Shortlist

Cloud Awards 2017 ShortlistSan Francisco, CA – 20 December 2017 –  OrionVM, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, is a finalist in the 2017-2018 Cloud Awards Program in the category Best Cloud Infrastructure.

The cloud computing awards program celebrates excellence and innovation in the rapid-growth cloud computing market. The awarding body accepts applications worldwide, covering the US, Canada, Australasia and EMEA. Organizations of any size are accepted for consideration in the program, including those from governmental bodies, start-ups and established multinationals.

In 2017-18, categories include “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution, Best Software as a Service, Most Innovative Use of Data and Most Promising Start-Up.

OrionVM CoFounder and CEO Sheng Yeo said: “For OrionVM, being shortlisted in the Cloud Awards in the Best Cloud Infrastructure category is clear recognition of the team’s hard work and dedication to excellence and innovation.”

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: “Again, we have seen an overwhelming level of engagement from organizations of all sizes, each showing their commitment to cloud-based technologies and leveraging them in their own unique way. A clear pattern has emerged, and that is that the global technology community is not playing catch-up to the US when addressing cloud innovation. We have seen new levels of excellence in the submissions reviewed, and the judges have had great difficulty in categorizing those applications which should move further in the process.”

Over 300 organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. You can view the full shortlist here: https://www.cloud-awards.com/2018-shortlist. Final winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 January 2018.

For more information on OrionVM, click here. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm).

About OrionVM:

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

 

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2018 and beyond. Categories include Most Promising Start-Up, Best SaaS, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

OrionVM Broadens Cloud Offering with Open Source Enterprise Support Partner SUSE

OrionVM and Linux pioneer SUSE enable channel partners to quickly gain cloud competencies that are easy to deploy and operate for large scale and mission critical computing.

San Francisco, Calif., December 14, 2017 OrionVM, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, announced today the continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of technology partner SUSE, the world’s first provider of an Enterprise Linux Distribution. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server represents the first open source enterprise supported Linux operating system on the OrionVM platform.

This collaboration opens new business opportunities for the channel partner community, especially for newly signed national distribution partners who demand enterprise support as a component of their cloud offerings. The partnership between OrionVM and SUSE enables companies to easily leverage an out-of-the-box cloud offering with enterprise support at a sustainable cost, giving service providers a competitive advantage and allowing them to focus on their core competencies. SUSE provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give companies greater control and flexibility of their environment.Background

SUSE offers software-defined infrastructure solutions that transform the traditional data center and help businesses achieve greater agility, stability, and reduced costs. SUSE’s best-in-class open source enterprise solutions are engineered to extend to the public cloud, helping accelerate innovation and drive digital transformation on a global scale. Their recently announced SUSE CaaS Platform is an enterprise class container management solution that enables IT and DevOps professionals to more easily deploy, manage, and scale container-based applications and services. As a result, enterprises can reduce application delivery cycle time and improve their business agility.

“We are pleased that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is now available on the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform,” said SUSE Director of Cloud and ISV Partnerships Frank Rego. “This further enables the large audience of service providers and their enterprise clientele that are seeking to bring SUSE best-in-class open source enterprise solutions to the public cloud, helping accelerate innovation and drive digital transformation on a global scale.”

OrionVM has long been a proponent of open source technology, which is evident in their proprietary infrastructure platform that utilizes the Xen Project Hypervisor and Linux operating system. OrionVM’s unique hyper-converged stack and self-service web portals

allow clients to quickly launch their own enterprise-grade cloud offerings with absolutely zero CapEx. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s wholesale business model combined with their groundbreaking cloud technology innovation represents a tremendous opportunity for MSPs, SIs, and VARs to instantly gain a competitive advantage when deploying a wide variety of cloud solutions.

“We are energized by the continued growth of our provider network and are working tirelessly to enhance the functionality of our cloud infrastructure suite for the channel community. This partnership with SUSE extends the reach of the OrionVM cloud offering to leading distributors, service providers and organizations that have a requirement for enterprise support.”

said OrionVM VP of Marketing and Partnerships Daniel Pfeiffer. “Open source technology coupled with all the unique benefits of our wholesale cloud platform truly delivers better performing, lower cost cloud solutions than what is possible when using incumbent vendors like AWS and Azure.”

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About OrionVM:

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly resilient cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Global customers include tier-1 telcos, publicly listed SaaS companies, and government agencies. The OrionVM company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and the San Francisco Bay Area. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

ORIONVM WINS BRONZE STEVIE® AWARD IN 2017 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS(SM)

San Francisco, CA – 10 August 2iba17_bronze_winner017 –  OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category in The 14th Annual International Business Awards today. 

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2017 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on 21 October.   

A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  OrionVM won in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category for Up to 100 Employees. 

“Our company has been growing rapidly and continuing to underpin all kinds of business technologies, from hosted PBX solutions to our partnership with Tidalscale,whose tech enables massive RAM instances,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “We are thrilled to be honored by the Stevie Awards for a third year in a row. So many talented organizations are nominated each year and we are grateful for the recognition among our peers. According to the judges OrionVM’s great IaaS platform combined with the speed advantage it provides over established players makes it one of the players in this segment to watch out for.” 

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries. 

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope to inspire others to high achievement.” 

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA 

About OrionVM 

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly reliable cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports Private, Public, and Hybrid cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Efficient and distributed enterprise-grade architecture allows clients to provide their own cloud offerings at margins up to 80% off Amazon. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label rebrand to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s technical vision represents a fundamental advancement for Cloud 2.0 infrastructure, and inspired tech luminary, Gordon Bell, to become a company angel investor. Global customers include publicly listed telcos, IT service providers, and leading enterprise SaaS companies. OrionVM’s headquarters is in Sydney Australia, with US offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.orionvm.com 

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com. 

 

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ORIONVM® HONORED AS SILVER STEVIE® AWARD WINNER IN 2017 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS(SM)

Stevie winners will be presented with their awards on June 20 in New York 

 

Stevie Silver Award Winner 2017San Francisco, CA– May 2, 2017 – OrionVM®, a leading provider of wholesale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and next-gen cloud technology, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year category in The 15th Annual American Business Awards today.

 

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

 

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.  OrionVM was nominated in the Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year  category for up to 100 employees.

OrionVM is providing a revolutionary hyperconverged IaaS suite in a crowded market place. With the company’s year over year growth it is positioned with unique opportunities by providing white label options for IT solution providers to drive profit and deliver high-performing, enterprise-grade cloud services at market leading price to performance ratios. Partners are able to quickly and easily launch a branded cloud offering, with no CapEx, at up to 80% off Amazon prices. In the words of the Stevie Award judges: “OrionVM proves economic optimization is directly related to the evolution of integration.”

“OrionVM is able to deliver world-class cloud at a remarkably lower cost because of efficiencies enabled by using technology commonly found in supercomputers,” said OrionVM Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “We envisioned a better way to deliver the cloud and we are energized by the company’s growth and the growth our partners have seen by utilizing our technology to underpin a wide universe of offerings from eCommerce and web hosting to big data and analytics and more.”

 

More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

 

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

 

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

 

Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm) for latest company updates.

 

About OrionVM

OrionVM is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider. The company’s revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) enables the delivery of high-performing, highly reliable cloud solutions at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform supports Private, Public, and Hybrid cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. Efficient and distributed enterprise-grade architecture allows clients to provide their own cloud offerings at margins up to 80% off Amazon. Partners have full control – from a complete white-label rebrand to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s technical vision represents a fundamental advancement for Cloud 2.0 infrastructure, and inspired tech luminary, Gordon Bell, to become a company angel investor. Global customers include publicly listed telcos, IT service providers, and leading enterprise SaaS companies. OrionVM’s headquarters is in Sydney Australia, with US offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.orionvm.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

 

 

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