Flexiant releases Cloud Orchestrator Platform v4

Flexiant has updated its Cloud Orchestrator Platform with the new version aimed at assisting service provider revenue growth through a new third party plugin trigger.

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator Version 4 is updated to allow even easier integration with third party technologies and also comes with OpenStack thus giving service providers access to a vast range of future third party plugins.

“Service providers need to get ahead on the cloud battleground. Often, however, they are apathetic, apprehensive and sometimes defensive in their approach to cloud with some strategies actually putting these service providers on the back foot. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator solves these issues by helping service providers develop their own unique services to differentiate and lead through innovation to generate more revenue and accelerate growth,” said George Knox, CEO of Flexiant.

One of the key features of the new orchestrator is that it features direct support for Opscode’s Chef configuration management tool including the ability to integrate Flexiant’s Blueprint and Bento Boxes.

The new update features an improved billing system that allows subscription and metered billing for service providers and resellers. In addition to this there is general availability for the Chef distributed block stock storage system that is designed to give excellent performance, reliability and scalability.

Flexiant has also launched its product roadmap that gives support for OpenStack in Summer 2014 with service providers getting a “rapidly deployable, functionally rich, solution”.

“By opening up our platform and announcing OpenStack support, we are delivering unparalleled choice to make it even easier for hosters through to large telcos to build and launch innovative and commercially viable cloud services quickly into the market,” Knox added.

Cloud computing is becoming increasingly important with figures published in August showing that the industry has growth by almost half in the past year with revenues of some $2.25 billion [£1.45 billion] worldwide.