OrionVM and Blaize Launch New AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) Offering 

New partnership brings edge computing and AI to the cloud, reducing IT complexity 

San Francisco, Calif., September 7, 2022 6:00 AM EDTOrionVM®, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider and cloud computing pioneer, announced today the addition of technology partner Blaize®, the artificial intelligence (AI) computing innovator revolutionizing edge and automotive computing solutions, to create a new AI as a service (AIaaS) offering. This first-of-its-kind partnership will empower organizations across multiple industries to launch their AI solutions more quickly and efficiently, including machine learning across vast data sets. Under the agreement, both companies’ global sales teams will sell Blaize’s AI applications, enabled and powered by OrionVM’s optimized cloud platform.  

The Blaize AIaaS solutions can be utilized in three possible scenarios:

  1. Blaize’s unique Graph Streaming Processor (GSP®) chips for edge AI and sensor fusion applications cards can now be virtualized on the OrionVM cloud platform.
  2. Dedicated AI environments for clients can be easily created with virtualized GSPs. For example, they can be integrated into video surveillance technology on the edge providing sophisticated and constantly-updated analysis of events.  
  3. The latest version of Blaize AI Studio is now available on the OrionVM cloud platform, allowing for the development of AI applications that can quickly be set up to perform workloads without needing to purchase and configure complex hardware environments.

Before the availability of next-gen cloud solutions like ours, AI was cost-prohibitive owing to steep infrastructure spend and a shortage of qualified programmers. Now, companies do not need to build their clouds, or rely on inflexible and expensive public clouds to build, test, and utilize their artificial intelligence systems. They can now take advantage of data insights through AIaaS without expensive up-front investments. This allows them to harness the power of machine learning at significantly lower costs,” said Daniel Pfeiffer, COO and VP Partnerships for OrionVM. “We are excited to see offerings like Blaize’s AIaaS provide cloud advantages such as enterprise security and the ability to instantly deploy and scale.”

Blaize’s AI applications are now available on OrionVM’s resilient, secure, high-performing infrastructure, enabling customers to run Blaize AI solutions on the industry’s most efficient, flexible cloud platform. Customers will be able to deploy combined offerings to solve industry challenges in several verticals, including:

  • Security and Video Surveillance 
  • Smart Retail
  • Smart City and Transportation Services
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

“We built our AI solutions with a deep understanding of where AI technology began and where it can go. Our innovative approach has helped companies across various industries because we address their need for products purpose-built for the requirements of edge AI,” said Dinakar Munagala, Blaize Co-founder and CEO. “Our solutions allow customers flexibility by programming AI solutions to fit their specific requirements. Our advanced code-free AI software also uniquely implements “edge-aware” transfer learning and optimizations for higher accuracy post-model compression. The possibilities are almost limitless.” 

The AI industry has seen significant growth in the last few years, particularly during the pandemic, and this upward trend is expected to continue. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on AI will increase from $50.1 billion in 2020 to more than $110 billion by 2024. Digital healthcare, manufacturing and retail businesses are likely to expand their use of edge computing by 2028, according to the Linux Foundation’s State of the Edge report. These sectors have already demonstrated interest in AI technology’s ability to improve response times and save bandwidth, while enabling less constrained data analysis.  

As businesses of various industries increasingly need to process large sets of data and harness the power of AI, they will seek out efficient and cost effective ways to bring AI technology into the fold. For more information on the OrionVM and Blaize AI offerings, please visit https://www.orionvm.com/blaizeai. For more information on Blaize, please visit https://www.blaize.com

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. The OrionVM Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. 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. Resale partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand, to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s cloud 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.  Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/orionvm).

About Blaize:

Blaize is a leading provider of a proprietary purpose-built, full-stack hardware architecture and low-code/no-code software platform that enables edge AI processing solutions at the network’s edge for computing in multiple large and rapidly-growing markets — automotive, mobility, retail, security, industrial automation, medical devices, and many others. Blaize’s novel solution solves the technical problem that edge AI processing requires across those verticals — very low latency and high thermal and power efficiency — which previously relied on retrofitting sub-optimized AI solutions designed more for data centers and the cloud. Blaize has previously raised over $180MM from strategic investors such as DENSO, Daimler, Magna, and Samsung, and financial investors such as Franklin Templeton, Temasek, GGV, and others. With headquarters in El Dorado Hills (CA), Blaize has teams in San Jose (CA) and subsidiaries in Hyderabad (India), Manila (Philippines), and Leeds and Kings Langley (UK) with 300+ employees worldwide. www.blaize.com. Follow Blaize on Twitter (@blaizeinc) (https://twitter.com/blaizeinc) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/blaize-ai/).

OrionVM and ELO Digital Office Australia Launch New Cloud Solution for Enterprise Content Management

New IaaS partnership with OrionVM delivers secure, scalable and fast performing cloud environments for ELO’s ECM customers

Sydney, AU, September 5, 2022 — OrionVM®, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider and cloud computing pioneer, announced today a new strategic partnership with ELO Digital Office Australia, New Zealand (ANZ) that will help customer organizations in the region embrace secure cloud environments for Document Management and Records Management systems. The partnership combines OrionVM’s expertise in providing secure and Australian-based cloud environments with ELO’s scalable Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

“Teaming up with OrionVM adds significant capabilities to our software solutions. The benefits of ‘fast to deploy’ software, in combination with a stable and a highly scalable environment, allows our customers to choose the cloud without fear of out-of-control costs,” says Rainer Krause, Chairman of ELO Digital Office ANZ. ”Having OrionVM as a partner will allow us to grow into areas we’ve not covered since we incorporated in Australia in 2005.”

The partnership between ELO Australia and OrionVM has the potential to grow beyond the ANZ region as more international companies opt for ELO as their ECM system, yet also desire a consumption model within a secure local cloud environment.

“Cloud-based information management solutions have traditionally been hindered by high storage costs. The combination of ELO’s open architecture and OrionVM’s leading cloud technology finally provides a high-performing, affordable and scalable alternative to traditional retail cloud providers,” Seth Butcher, CEO at ELO ANZ shared. “Deploying ELO within OrionVM’s environment enables our clients to be up and running with a fully-featured information management solution in hours instead of days, whilst the system intelligently assigns optimal resources to meet the workload at any given time.”

Deploying ELO in the cloud allows remote workers and in-office workers alike to stay productive. Thanks to OrionVM’s global reach, efficiency can be achieved wherever ELO customers choose to base their workday. The desire to work from anywhere, along with the growing demands of artificial intelligence and machine learning are all contributing factors to the expected growth of the ECM market, which is expected to reach a market worth globally of USD 29.64 Billion by 2028 according to a recent report by Fortune Business Insights.

“One of the many exciting and rewarding aspects of our offering is helping businesses like ELO Digital Office Australia transform their product offering and achieve business goals that they have in mind but weren’t able to attain before the availability of our cloud offering,” said OrionVM Co-founder and CEO Sheng Yeo. “We look forward to seeing what the efficiency and scalability of our two platforms together translates to for customers in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.”

For more information on OrionVM please visit https://www.orionvm.com.

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. The OrionVM Cloud Platform supports private, public, hybrid & bare-metal cloud deployments and is built either for internal consumption or resale. 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. Resale partners have full control – from a complete white-label re-brand, to billing integration and flexible account management. OrionVM’s cloud 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. Follow OrionVM on Twitter (@orionvm) and Facebook (https://facebook.com/orionvm) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/orionvm).

About ELO Digital Office Australia:

ELO Digital Office is a truly global ECM company with Australian expertise! Servicing more than 1,000,000 users in over 40 countries. With more than 30,000 live projects the ELO product suite provides process enhancements, stability and compliance. The Australian based subsidiary engages with Certified Business Partners to deliver 1st class solutions for Records Management, Document Management, Accounts Payable processing, Workflow Management, Mobile access and much more. ELO provides consultancy, development and support services from its offices in Australia – we are local and global. ELO’s solutions can be deployed onsite, in the cloud or as a hybrid. ELO is fully scalable from as little as 5 users to large enterprises with more than 10,000 users. ELO is a Federal, State and Local Government supplier compliant with Australian standards as well as GDPR and FDA requirements. For more information please visit: https://www.elo.com/en-au.html

DXN Limited expands data centre offering with first of its kind rack-to-cloud solution with OrionVM

Australian born and bred rack-to-cloud solution delivers unprecedented cost savings and flexible deployment options

Highlights:

  • DXN Limited partners with Australian owned cloud innovator OrionVM to launch the DXN Cloud
  • DXN Cloud is Australia’s first rack-to-cloud solution
  • DXN Cloud is a fully developed and hosted in Australia by Australian companies
  • DXN Cloud facilitates the deployment of Public, Hybrid and Private cloud solutions
  • Single pane of glass for management and invoicing means cost savings and greater flexibility

SYDNEY, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DXN Limited, a leading prefabricated data centre manufacturer and national data centre operator, announced today the launch of its Australian built and hosted cloud solution, DXN Cloud. Powered by OrionVM®, leading developer of cloud infrastructure technologies, DXN Cloud promises customers an easy route to hybrid cloud with Australia’s first full rack-to-cloud solution.

Being able to control the solution from rack to cloud allows DXN to offer highly flexible and cost effective solutions that address the needs of customers. This allows users of the DXN Cloud to efficiently customize cloud services and integrate with a wide variety of other product offerings.

Housing the full stack under one roof unlocks highly flexible hybrid and private cloud solutions. Competitive pricing and simple networking between DXN co-location racks and the DXN Cloud enables hybrid cloud solutions to be rapidly deployed and managed from the same control plane.

“We’re excited to bring DXN Cloud to the market,” said Shalini Lagrutta, CEO of DXN. “We collaborated with the OrionVM team to integrate their cloud stack with our data centre innovations. This end-to-end solution is an Australian first.

Hosting the DXN Cloud in our Tier-III certified facility (DXN-SYD01) delivers real value for customers looking for a flexible, reliable and cost effective hybrid cloud solution. Our data centre in Sydney Olympic Park is secure and redundant, giving customers peace of mind.

We’re looking for partners to grow together with DXN on our cloud journey. We see strong partnership opportunities with local MSPs looking to grow their product offerings and add value to the DXN ecosystem.”

DXN Cloud chose to partner with Australian owned cloud pioneer OrionVM to leverage their innovative cloud technology solution to power the DXN Cloud. OrionVM’s unique cloud architecture offers customers an easy to deploy and manage hybrid cloud solution that integrates seamlessly with co-located hardware and bare metal infrastructure.

“We’re excited to work with DXN to launch the DXN Cloud platform. The DXN Cloud is a great example of two Australian innovators working together to deploy a really appealing offering to the market,” said OrionVM CEO Sheng Yeo. Mr. Yeo commented further, “With the addition of our MicroPoP offerings; Data Centres like DXN can now launch their own cloud offering alongside their core data centre products. This benefits both the provider and their customer base with the technology and price advantages of OrionVM’s cloud technology stack.”

DXN has already signed a number of customers for the DXN Cloud including Onshoring, one of DXN Cloud’s first customers on the platform. Natalie Houlahan, Head of Marketing and Client Acquisition for Onshoring said, “We love that this entire solution was built from the ground up by two Aussie businesses. The Cloud platform has been reliable and fast, and is backed by a knowledgeable local team that’s always available to help. I’m excited about the ecosystem of technology providers and look forward to working together with DXN to deliver innovative solutions to customers throughout Australia.”

The DXN Cloud facilitates the deployment of Public, Hybrid and Private cloud solutions, and offers MSPs easy integration with its re-brandable portal and out-of-the-box cloud environment. The platform allows providers to offer a full cloud ecosystem to their customers, with a strong and flexible foundation for hybrid environments.

For more information, please visit https://dxn.solutions/dxn-cloud/

About DXN
DXN Limited designs, builds, owns and operates data centres. Offering integrated, customised and tailored solutions to clients, DXN provides businesses with the option of delivering solutions to site through containerised modules, or space in DXN’s modular colocation facilities to suit technical specifications and operational requirements. From a single rack in the colocation facilities through to fully customised Edge Infrastructure, DXN can deliver a range of solutions to meet modern data centre requirements. For more https://dxn.solutions

About OrionVM
OrionVM develops a proprietary suite of cloud infrastructure technologies (OrionVM HyperCloud Technology) that enables the deployment of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions. The OrionVM technology stack has powered cloud deployments for leading data centres, managed services providers (MSPs) and tier 1 telcos. The OrionVM technology also uniquely supports the deployment of highly-customised private cloud solutions as well as the ‘cloudification’ of existing IT businesses. More information can be found at https://orionvm.com

About Onshoring
Onshoring is an accounting and technology company based in Sydney, New South Wales. Onshoring provides organisations with greater value for keeping data and accounting services in Australia – while competing on pricing and improving compliance, communication, and response. Onshoring work specifically with CEOs and CFOs to assist them improve automation and compliance as their businesses grow. Onshoring offers holistic and professional management services that allow customers to concentrate on market opportunities and optimising market potential. For more information visit: https://onshoring.com.au/

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/.