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The 6fusion ecosystem gets bigger!

Building the ecosystem is critical for the cloud to thrive. This isn’t just a prediction for us, it is a philosophy – customers want solutions that are designed, tested, and certified to work together.  Recently, the 6fusion ecosystem got even better (and bigger) with the announcement that Network Box USA has been granted Certified Solution status with 6fusion.

For more details, see the announcement here

We are excited to welcome Network Box to the 6fusion family!  Stay tuned for more ecosystem announcements from 6fusion as we continue to build out the premier cloud ecosystem for the channel.

 

 

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Join us for our first webinar of 2011 — “Make your 2011 New Year’s Cloud Resolution Now!”

Make your 2011 New Year’s Cloud Resolution Now!

Make your New Years Cloud Resolution now and sign up to attend this informative session.  6fusion will be sharing their cloud predictions for 2011 and will show you how to drive profit and recurring revenue from the cloud while locking in your customers immediately with no up front capital investments.

This is the first in a monthly series of informative and actionable cloud seminars designed to help service providers add cloud to their services portfolios.

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Join us for a Webinar on January 6

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PR: Meridian Global Fund Services Moves to 6fusion iNode Network

New York, Hamilton Bermuda – December 13, 2010 – Meridian Global Fund Services Group, a leading fund administrator, is pleased to announce that it has implemented a managed hosting solution which moves their core IT infrastructure and data into a secure cloud environment.

Meridian has partnered with 6fusion, a leading cloud hosting provider who has developed a consumption-based billing model allowing hosted infrastructure to be billed as a utility through their solution partner network; and Ignition, an international IT managed services provider. 6fusion developed the managed hosting and consumption metering platform for Meridian while Ignition acted as the IT consultant in the set up process and will provide ongoing resources as needed.

“This initiative has significantly improved our scalability as a global fund administrator and has solidified our disaster recovery solution,” said Eric Smith, Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Meridian Global Fund Services. “We now have the capacity to manage our data needs and realize value from improved performance, improved reliability and lowered cost.”

”We are very excited about the strategic partnership with Meridian Global Fund Services,” said Rob Bissett, Vice President, Product Management at 6fusion. “Through 6fusion, Meridian is leveraging a distributed data network that provides  access to significant resources and the ability for virtual unlimited scalability and growth. Our utility metered model contributed to Meridian migrating to the cloud.” The 6fusion data centre is a state-of-the art secure facility with SAS 70 Certification.

“We look forward to supporting Meridian’s migration in Bermuda with a 24/7 help desk, quality assurance, managed services, and proactive network monitoring,” said Michael W. Branco, Senior Vice President, The Ignition Group of Technology Companies. ”Meridian has stepped ahead of its competitors by choosing a hosted infrastructure solution and managed IT services allowing them to concentrate on the core competencies of fund administration rather than managing their own day to day IT.” Ignition supports 5,000 plus users in 32 countries.

6fusion To Integrate UC6 Cloud Platform with ConnectWise PSA Business Operating System

Integration will help service providers manage their customer cloud systems more simply and easily by centralizing customer information and lower the cost of cloud systems support

Durham, North CarolinaNovember 3, 20106fusion, the leading provider of utility billed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the channel, today announced participation in the ConnectWise Developer Network program.  6fusion will deliver integration between the UC6 cloud platform and the ConnectWise PSA business operating system, offering service providers an integrated workflow and user experience.

The integration between UC6 and ConnectWise PSA will focus on providing integrated workflows and reducing duplication of effort and data by allowing service providers to import customer and user accounts from ConnectWise into the UC6 platform.  This will help service providers centralize their customer information, improve the process for keeping customer information up to date and reduce the duplication of effort.

“With the UC6/ConnectWise PSA integration, service providers can drive additional growth and profitability from the cloud by lowering operating costs and improving organizational scalability,” explained Rob Bissett, Vice President of Product Management for 6fusion.

Additionally, UC6 will export all workloads to ConnectWise as managed configurations, which will improve the service provider’s ability to offer their customers exceptional service as well as to include cloud workloads in ConnectWise reports.

“We are excited to be working with 6fusion to provide improved operational support for cloud-deployed workloads,” said Jeannine Edwards, Director of ConnectWise Community.  “We are committed to partnering with leading vendors to drive additional value to our community.“

To learn more, visit www.6fusion.com or stop by Booth #422 at the ConnectWise IT Nation 2010 event in Orlando, Florida, November 4-6, 2010.

Contact: John Cowan, 919-917-5150

6fusion Announces the General Availability of its Cloud Computing Platform UC6 Version 3.0

New release provides an end-to-end cloud management platform for external, internal and hybrid clouds in a single console powered by the Workload Allocation Cube

Durham, North CarolinaOctober 26, 20106fusion, the leading provider of utility billed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) today announced the general availability of its latest cloud computing platform UC6 Version 3.0.  The new release builds on the company’s core utility metering technology and includes a multi-tenant cloud management console, self-service workload creation and management and improved features to help customers orchestrate workload migration to the cloud.

Leveraging 6fusion’s unique metering algorithm – the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) – the UC6 platform turns the cloud into a billable utility.  Users can meter cloud resource usage and either cost allocate or bill based on actual computing resource consumption.  Paying for Infrastructure as a Service using the WAC is like paying for electricity by the kilowatt, ensuring customers are only charged for what they actually use and providing improved transparency into cost and resource allocation.  “With the release of UC6 Version 3.0, service providers and enterprises now have the tools necessary to turn the cloud into a truly utility based model, regardless of whether they are using external, internal or hybrid cloud services,” said 6fusion CEO John Cowan.

6fusion’s UC6 Version 3.0 provides an end-to-end cloud management platform for internal, external and hybrid clouds.  “UC6 3.0 creates a single pane of glass through which enterprise customers, service providers and data center operators can provision and manage compute resources on a global basis,” explained Rob Bissett, 6fusion’s VP of Product Management.  Through the UC6 user interface, customers can instantly deploy new cloud workloads to their own private infrastructure or infrastructure that belongs to multi-tenant service providers anywhere in the world.

Another key feature is the Profiler module.  Initially released as a stand-alone tool in 2009, Profiler comes fully integrated with UC6 3.0.  “Profiler is a critical tool for our business because it unlocks valuable insight into the cost performance of an application, the number one barrier to cloud-based adoption,” said Greg Onoprijenko, Managing Director of Sales for e-ternity Business Continuity Consultants.  “Our customers depend on Profiler to help determine and prioritize their cloud migration strategies.”

UC6 3.0 can be deployed to create multi-tenant IaaS or within the private confines of an Enterprise data center.  “We believe the future of the IaaS business rests with the capability to seamlessly bridge the business requirements of Enterprise customers with the technical capabilities of service providers,” said Cowan.  Phil Santoni, CEO of Net Direct Systems, agrees. “We chose to partner with 6fusion because they built a platform that addresses many of the challenges facing cloud adoption within the Enterprise market,” said Santoni.  “Net Direct System’s cloud service strategy is based on 6fusion’s ability to not just meter and bill compute resources, but also safely and securely permit the customer to outsource workloads on-demand to external data centers.”

To learn more about UC6 3.0, try the platform for free, or to get more information about joining the cloud, visit www.6fusion.com.

Contact: info(at)6fusion(dot)com, 888-492-4408