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Flexiant Announces Free Academic Licences for Cloud Management

Academic institutions now have access to a commercially advanced cloud management solution

CloudscapeV, Brussels, Belgium and London, UK – 28 February 2013Flexiant today announced the launch of an academic licence for non-commercial use. Institutions will now have access to the most advanced cloud management solution in the market. By offering free academic licences, Flexiant will expose academics and students to commercially current, established and complete cloud management software.

Ger Burns, SVP Service Delivery, Flexiant said, “By selecting Flexiant, academic institutions can have a commercially robust, enterprise grade, proven technology with advanced functionality for free. Many academic institutions choose open source approaches for cloud management. However, in our experience, these solutions do not offer the full range of capabilities available in our commercially complete solution, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. Recognising the potential cloud technologies have to fuel economic development, we are keen that academic institutions have access to the most commercially advanced solution.”

The launch of this new academic licence results from Flexiant’s experience working with not only enterprise organisations, but also an extensive list of academic institutions to support cloud computing research and development. This includes receiving over €1 million for work on several of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research and technological development including three current projects CELAR, PaaSage and MODAClouds. Flexiant provides the commercial cloud platform for each project team to build and test open source tools and use case scenarios.

Flexiant is already supporting several universities including Edinburgh Napier University, Imperial College London, Politecnico Di Milano and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid by providing the enterprise grade cloud management platform, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, to underpin each of the school’s cloud computing research and development work.

“Flexiant has the proven technology to help bring tomorrow’s innovation to the marketplace. Working with Flexiant’s enterprise-grade platform, academia will be more aligned with the requirements of industry,” continued Burns.

Flexiant academic licences are available immediately. Visit http://learning.flexiant.com/cloud-management-academic-licence/ for more information.

About Flexiant

Flexiant is a leading international provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services. Headquartered in Europe, Flexiant’s software gives cloud service providers’ business agility, freedom and flexibility to scale, deploy and configure cloud services, simply and cost-effectively. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors,Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a software suite that is service provider ready, enabling cloud service provisioning through to granular metering, billing and reseller management. Used by over one hundred organisations worldwide, from small hosters to large Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Enterprises, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is simple to understand, simple to deploy and simple to use. Flexiant customers include Cartika, FP7 Consortium, IS Group, ITEX, and NetGroup. Visit www.flexiant.com.

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