OrionVM Launches Wholesale Superstructure To Deliver Enterprise-Grade Cloud for Partners

Groundbreaking IaaS suite introduces market-leading price-performance and reliability for cloud resellers

OrionVM announced today the launch of a new channel-focused IaaS platform, the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform. The platform enables IT brokers to quickly deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions at a fraction of the cost and time of incumbent vendors. Wholesalers are able to easily white-label and rebrand OrionVM’s platform as their own to instantly leverage the fastest and most powerful Cloud 2.0 services available. Already deployed in mission-critical, high traffic operations, leading Australian organizations praise the platforms many benefits: “OrionVM’s unique offering allowed AAPT to seamlessly integrate cloud infrastructure with its network and significantly reduce time-to-market and overall CapEx.” said Nick Pachos, Head of Carrier Management at AAPT.

OrionVM’s Wholesale Cloud Platform provides complete automation, backed by OrionVM’s industry-proven reliability and performance. Partners can build their own channel and have total flexibility and control over features such as dynamic rate cards and reseller billing.

With a speed-to-market literally of days, included level 2 support, and profit margins up to 80% better than Amazon, OrionVM has already tripled the number of signed resellers since going live last month. “OrionVM believes it can level the field for smaller players trapped between the cost/complexity of building their own cloud solutions, and the low-margins/limited business models of the top of mind retailers.” said OrionVM CEO, Sheng Yeo. He went on to state “Because of our breakthrough technology, managed service providers (MSPs), system integrators (SIs), and cloud brokers now have an infrastructure ally who enables them to both boost profits and successfully compete in the booming Australian cloud market.”

Pricing and Availability
The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform is available now for sale and proof-of-concept testing. Please contactsales@orionvm.com.au, or call (02) 9046 5800 to get started or learn more.

About OrionVM
Founded in 2010, OrionVM (www.orionvm.com.au) is a wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that has developed a revolutionary technology suite (virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking) to enable the delivery of high performing and highly reliable cloud services at market-leading price-to-performance ratios. The OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform provides partners full control – from a complete white-label rebrand, to billing integration and flexible account management. Global clients include publicly listed telcos, managed service providers and enterprise SaaS companies. Built with supercomputer-inspired design and enterprise-grade architecture, OrionVM’s cloud introduces new levels of efficiency that enable end-users to scale operations while reducing costs and IT infrastructure support. OrionVM’s headquarters is in Sydney Australia, with US offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Australian NSW Government Pilots OrionVM

Australian NSW Government Pilots OrionVM

SYDNEY, NSW MAY 22 – Today at CeBIT, Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner announces OrionVM as part of 2012’s Collaborative Solutions Project. This year’s project is focused around mobile government and OrionVM along with Asterism Digital are working with Department of Trade and Investment’s Finance Strategy and Operations Branch to create a virtual infrastructure platform for access and delivery of department initiatives.

Collaborative Solutions is a NSW government program which provide nearly $1 million dollars in funding to help seven consortiums develop new mobile solutions for the public sector under the Mobile Government initiative.

As part of the accepted project, OrionVM has been developing improvements and tailoring its cloud solutions since March 2012 to provide a four month trial of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (or Cloud) for use in the NSW government.

Of the value of the program Minister explained, “Collectively, the seven successful consortiums announced today expect to invest a total of $4 million in their projects and, over the next three years, create over 200 jobs and $80 million dollars in revenue, including $50 million in exports.”

Commenting on the projects themselves Minister Stoner said, “This program is bringing together technology consortiums to develop innovative mobile solutions that can drive innovation, productivity and transformation in our public sector. These projects provide a range of technology improvements… [such as] a highly scalable infrastructure platform to support development of mobile applications for government.”

Asterism Digital Managing Director, Ivan Vanderbyl, ‘Asterism Digital is exciting to be working with OrionVM and NSW Department of Trade and Investment to push the boundaries for cloud technology in the government space.

With OrionVM Managing Director, Sheng Yeo, commenting “We are excited to be working with the NSW Government. This grant will enable us to improve upon on our cloud platform for use within the government and subsequently for industry.

“It is great to see government agencies like the Department of Trade and Investment exploring the use of cloud based technology as overseas governments are already established in the space.”

“Through this grant we will be able to build on our technology stack, which has high export potential. With this new stack we are looking to expand internationally by the end of the year.”

OrionVM transforms Australian disaster response efforts with the Cloud

OrionVM and Sorell City Council launch world class emergency services platform
in Tasmania

TUESDAY 21 MAY 2013, SORELL TAS, SYDNEY NSW – Australian cloud services innovator, OrionVM, is powering the cloud based infrastructure behind the Tasmanian deployment of Sorell City Council’s emergency services initiative.

The ground breaking project, jointly developed by Sorell City Council, Concursive Corporation and Galbraith & Co, has been in development for over six months and is hosted on the OrionVM cloud platform.

The Comprehensive Online Community Emergency Management Service (OCEMS) is designed to provide
external emergency service agencies including fire, police, SES and others with real-time local knowledge and information to complement their own systems in mission critical timing.

Under the project, the NBN fibre infrastructure is being used to share information between key stakeholders involved in emergency management and recovery situations. The bespoke platform incorporates video and audio conferencing and advanced mapping capabilities to provide comprehensive coverage of remote areas for use in emergency effort coordination and planning.

The Tasmanian town of Sorell was part of the initial clusters of the NBN deployment and has served as a test city for many of the NBN Co initiatives.

The platform also provides for active community engagement using social media and mobile apps which
can be access from any browser capable device.

“The strength of the emergency services application is that it was designed and developed from a local community perspective and serves the needs of the community and the key stakeholders that engage with the platform. By using local cloud technology innovation, OrionVM and Sorell City Council have built a flexible and powerful community tool for critical services engagement that showcases new capabilities that the NBN can deliver,” said NBN Co Advisor Broadband Application, Sean Casey.

As it is an area that is traditionally susceptible to natural disasters such as floods and fires, Sorell Council has already tested elements of the system during January’s bushfires while the project was still in the initial stages of implementation and deployment.

The solution is based on data collaboration for emergencies from the highest levels of disaster response agency coordination to the local community and citizen level.

Using online, mobile and social interfaces, local citizens use the system to view live updates during emergencies, with GPS data, advice and announcements, as well as communicate directly with disaster services.

“Leveraging the benefits of cloud based infrastructure on this scale showcases the power and efficiencies of using the cloud for mission critical activities. The OrionVM team is proud to be part of an NBN initiative that can potentially save lives and transform the way communities and nations respond to emergency situations where IT infrastructure can often be a casualty. Cloud based services married with NBN infrastructure can deliver IT agility, protection and efficiency in ground breaking ways that will pave the way for further innovation,” said OrionVM founder and Managing Director Sheng Yeo.

Sorell City Council is part of five Digital Local Government Programs which are helping ensure that local residents, community groups, councils and businesses experience the full benefits of the NBN.

“The NBN infrastructure allows for a whole new realm of innovation which utilises enterprise-grade
technologies to engage with broader community to prepare for any emergency event. The project has
allowed us to develop disruptive innovation for Australia’s evolving digital economy with particular focus on community social collaboration which should prove to be a benchmark for mission critical services in Australia and internationally,” said Galbraith & Co, Partner, Simon Curry.

Tasmania will be the first state in Australia to be fully connected to the NBN with completion of the rollout in 2015.

OrionVM, which launched in 2010, is backed by one of Australia’s most progressive technology entrepreneurs and technology investors, the co-founder of Pipe Networks Steve Baxter. It has also attracted the foundation investment from U.S computing pioneer and senior Microsoft researcher, C. Gordon Bell.

OrionVM Enterprise Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for their Private and Public Clouds

January 21, 2013 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time – SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its industry and performance-leading InfiniBand solutions have been integrated in Australian cloud service provider, OrionVM, enterprise private and public clouds, who is now standardizing on InfiniBand for their enterprise deployments around the world. OrionVM’s customers range from government agencies and web services providers to financial services organizations in worldwide deployments.

“We’re looking to offer our customers the highest bandwidth, lowest latency solutions, to enable leading and scalable application performance.”

OrionVM provides customers with a cloud platform to build and scale applications and websites on demand, instead of managing servers and networks. Mellanox InfiniBand enabled OrionVM to reduce the price point at which they were able to offer solutions to customers. Utilizing InfiniBand and their distributed storage system, OrionVM is able to offer customers a significantly higher performance cloud computing platform at a lower price. Best of all, the use of InfiniBand has reduced OrionVM’s cost of deployment and decreased the complexity within their data center environments.

“OrionVM is moving towards using InfiniBand in all of its cloud services offerings,” said Sheng Yeo, OrionVM Managing Director. “We’re looking to offer our customers the highest bandwidth, lowest latency solutions, to enable leading and scalable application performance.”

OrionVM has been using InfiniBand within its own data center for the past 2.5 years, conducting research around use of the interconnect for distributed storage and scalable cloud infrastructures. Due to InfiniBand’s high levels of return on investment and superior application cost/performance, OrionVM decided to use InfiniBand as the core of the company offering over 10 or 40 Gigabit Ethernet.

“OrionVM conducted elaborate testing on Mellanox InfiniBand solutions, using a variety of deployment scenarios,” said Marc Sultzbaugh, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies. “Looking at the test results, InfiniBand’s key benefits – extreme low latency, scalability, high throughput per port and price/performance –were apparent. Mellanox InfiniBand was the obvious choice for OrionVM and for all customers looking to deploy cloud computing solutions with high-performance compute and high-capacity storage.”

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.


Impact Group Partners with OrionVM for GovReports Cloud Infrastructure

Sydney, Australia – 18th July 2012 – Impact Management Group (Impact), the leading provider of Standard Business Reporting (SBR) solutions have announced that they are partnering with OrionVM for virtual data centre and infrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS).

Sydney based OrionVM is a leader in the cloud-computing industry allowing cloud applications to run more efficiently and scale as required.

We looked at various providers large and small and OrionVM were the correct fit for us. They actually understood what we wanted our flagship product GovReports to scale into and that mattered a lot for us. OrionVM operating one of the fastest virtual data centres in the world was an added bonus.” said Azizi Khan, Chief Information Officer of Impact.

GovReports is a cloud reporting service designed to simplify business to government reporting. To simply put, GovReports is a PayPal like service for sending tax/financial reports direct to ATO, ASIC and State Revenue Offices so naturally we carry a lot of financial information transactions. We required an infrastructure service provider that was Australian based to ensure data sovereignty and regulatory requirements are met. OrionVM services ensure our client’s financial information does not end up in some overseas server.

Impact-OrionVM strategic partnership will make high quality, safe and secure cloud reporting and online tax platform a reality.” added Azizi.

About Impact
Visit http://www.govreports.com.au or call 1300 65 25 90
For further information, please contact Azizi Khan at 1300 65 25 90 or azizi@eimpact.com.au