CHICAGO and LIVINGSTON, Scotland – June 24, 2008 – CohesiveFT, providers of the Elastic Server Platform, an on-demand service for dynamic assembly and deployment of virtual machines, and FlexiScale, a leading provider of true on-demand Cloud computing, today announced a technology partnership to enable deployment of CohesiveFT’s Elastic Servers to FlexiScale's Cloud.
The integration of technologies from CohesiveFT and FlexiScale will enable true on-demand application stack assembly and deployment on a pay-as-you-go Cloud. This combination allows genuinely scaleable, high availability production environments that do not require in-house operations expertise to build and maintain such a facility. Beyond substantial manpower savings the combined solution significantly reduces capital and energy expenditures.
This partnership will also allow ISVs, application developers and QA teams to dramatically increase their productivity throughout the development lifecycle. These teams will not be dependent on resource constrained operations departments to provision development and testing environments and will be able to change their application stack definitions with the click of a mouse. Further, these development environments need only be retained while they are actively in use, and can be recreated with speed and quality whenever they are required.
Initially Elastic Server-branded virtual machines will be available from FlexiScale's Control Panel as templates built in a Xen virtual format for deployment into Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS) in FlexiScale's Cloud. The Elastic Server templates will feature application stacks as pre-built virtual machine images of popular components. Users will have access to these custom images on demand, eliminating the typical administrative overhead of assembling virtual machine images “by hand”.
“The combination of FlexiScale and CohesiveFT provides customers with a self-service, rapid-response environment for deploying any kind of application” said Tony Lucas, CEO of FlexiScale. “Anchored by FlexiScale’s on-demand computing Cloud and CohesiveFT's dynamic virtual server assembly capabilities, this new approach takes all the upfront financial capital, human capital and lead time opportunity costs out,” he added.
“Cloud computing is revolutionizing the application development lifecycle,” said Pat Kerpan, president and chief technology officer of CohesiveFT. “Our partnership with FlexiScale will provide companies the ability to build and deploy a custom virtual server to a cloud in minutes which brings massive efficiencies to the adopters of this approach,” he added.
FlexiScale's and CohesiveFT’s collaboration will enable full dynamic connectivity between the Elastic Server platform and FlexiScale's Cloud in the very near future. This will provide users with the added benefit of building exactly what they need in their application stacks and the ability to provision and start-up the server in minutes using their FlexiScale credentials from within the Elastic Server platform.
About CohesiveFT, Inc.
Cohesive FT was founded in 2006 by principals with deep backgrounds in Enterprise IT, Commercial ISVs and multiple successful startups. Cohesive Flexible Technologies enables customers to build and manage applications for virtualized infrastructure and cloud computing. Our solution, the Elastic Server Platform, is a cost-effective, virtual machine automation solution that enables customers to gain business advantage from the new opportunities in data center computing, reducing application infrastructure complexity while increasing agility and customer control.
CFT has offices in London, Chicago and Palo Alto. Additional information about CohesiveFT is available at www.cohesiveft.com
FlexiScale is the brainchild of Tony Lucas, CEO of XCalibre Communications Limited, the company behind FlexiScale which he founded in Scotland in 1997 when he was still at college. Always highly customer focused, the business was originally built on providing traditional hosting solutions to the business, home and reseller markets and now it services thousands of customers across the UK and Europe from its UK-based data centres.