Tenzing and OpSource Partner to Launch Public Cloud

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Tenzing Managed IT Services (Tenzing), a leading provider of hosting solutions for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and Ecommerce systems integrators (SIs), and OpSource, the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting, today announced that Tenzing is the first Canadian company to join the OpSource Cloud Partner Ecosystem. Tenzing will use OpSource’s industry-leading cloud capabilities to launch its new public cloud offering that brings the enterprise-class cloud within reach for Canadian customers. With flexible pricing plans and an option of data residency, Tenzing customers can choose to deploy their applications to a Canadian or U.S. cloud based on their business and compliance requirements.

“By partnering with OpSource, we were able to significantly reduce the time it takes to bring enterprise-ready public cloud services to market. We have seen a dramatic increase in the demand for public cloud hosting and this partnership will accelerate our goal to become a dominant force in the Canadian cloud market,” says Brian Shepard, Tenzing’s Founder and CEO. “We asked our customers what they wanted from the cloud, and they want to reduce costs and deploy applications more quickly. We’re thrilled that we can offer the Canadian market a cost-competitive cloud solution today, that also provides exciting opportunities for Tenzing to expand globally.”

Enhancing Tenzing’s current portfolio of cloud services, the OpSource Cloud platform will power Tenzing’s new public cloud offering: Tenzing Everest Cloud. Built to enterprise-grade standards, the Tenzing Everest Cloud provides customers with options customized to their organization type and/or application hosting requirements. Tenzing will also leverage the OpSource Partner Ecosystem to provide global deployment options for customers as they become available.

“Tenzing is a natural fit for the OpSource Partner Ecosystem. Both companies understand how to help SaaS and Ecommerce companies overcome the challenges of bringing business-critical applications to market,” says Jon Beck, SVP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, OpSource. “We look forward to working closely with Tenzing to bring an easy-to-use and flexible cloud service to the Canadian market. We are excited about having a partner that can address the data residency requirements of doing business in Canada.”  

Designed for high-growth SaaS and Ecommerce companies looking for an enterprise-class service with the flexibility and control of a self-managed public cloud, the new Tenzing Everest Cloud meets enterprise production application requirements for security, control, performance and ease of integration. Offering self-service options, the Tenzing Everest Cloud provides enterprise Infrastructure–as-a-Service (IaaS) that features complete customization and control while delivering dynamic performance and scalability.

The Tenzing Everest Cloud complements Tenzing’s existing enterprise cloud platform, which has been re-branded as Tenzing Everest Enterprise Cloud. Featuring private and hybrid options, the Tenzing Everest Enterprise Cloud provides a fully managed platform with a broad range of options that address compliance and privacy concerns – all backed by a dedicated team of experts 24×7. The Tenzing Everest Enterprise Cloud is optimized for SaaS, Ecommerce and enterprise companies as well as small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that want a Canadian-based cloud service that is fully managed, adheres to strict compliance requirements and offers application-level service level agreements (SLAs).

The U.S.-based Tenzing Everest Cloud is immediately available for online purchase. Signing up is simple and customers can choose either Pay-As-You-Go or Monthly Pre-Paid Plans. The Tenzing Everest Cloud with data residency in Canada will become available in Q3 2011.