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Virtustream Sees Rapid Enterprise Adoption of xStream Cloud Platform Across Industry Verticals



  Virtustream Sees Rapid Enterprise Adoption of xStream Cloud Platform Across
  Industry Verticals

    Manufacturing, healthcare, government and IT provider customers select
      Virtustream to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 05, 2012

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud solution provider, today
announced accelerated adoption of its xStream cloud software and Virtustream
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering by multiple industry verticals
with recent customer wins, including enterprises in manufacturing, healthcare,
food, financial services and government sectors. Virtustream recently
announced a number of new customers, including CHF International, Veyance
Technologies, Tate & Lyle Sugars, NJVC, Open Solutions Inc., Lanx, Marine
Resources Group and Diesel Direct. This recent customer momentum underscores
the adoption of Virtustream’s xStream software as a comprehensive cloud
solution for enterprises that wish to run mission-critical applications in the
cloud. These new clients join the ranks of over 200 enterprises using xStream
cloud solutions today.

According to Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service”
report, “Initially, most businesses choose use cases that are peripheral to
their organization's IT needs, but over time, adopt cloud IaaS for mainstream
business applications as well, including mission-critical applications,
mirroring the past decade's adoption pattern of virtualization in the data
center. Many businesses, especially in the midmarket, will eventually migrate
away from running their own data centers in favor of relying primarily on
infrastructure in the cloud.”^i

“These customer wins have further expanded our enterprise client base, proving
that our enterprise class cloud solution works for a broad set of
mission-critical use cases,” said Simon Aspinall, chief vertical markets,
strategy and marketing for Virtustream. “This illustrates how enterprises
across multiple industries can use xStream to achieve the benefits of cloud –
dynamic, scalable and on-demand. From healthcare to financial services,
Virtustream’s hybrid cloud solution enables organizations to improve their
performance and increase business agility without an expensive price tag. We
are excited to have had so much success in recent months, and are confident
that this will continue moving forward.”

Virtustream’s recent customer wins include a number of public verticals:

  * Manufacturing: Virtustream is managing Veyance Technologies’ complex and
    global SAP environment in the cloud. Veyance Technologies, the exclusive
    manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products worldwide, is
    capitalizing on Virtustream’s extensive experience deploying SAP
    production environments to the cloud.
  * Healthcare: Lanx, one of the largest, privately-held, global spinal
    implant companies in the U.S., marked a significant endeavor into the
    healthcare sector, as Virtustream and Freeborders teamed up to move Lanx’s
    SAP environment to the cloud.
  * Non-Profit: As an established non-profit that works in developing and
    conflict-affected countries, CHF International turned to Virtustream’s
    Professional Services team to optimize its private VMware vSphere cloud.
  * IT Solutions: NJVC, an information technology solutions provider, was
    quick to select Virtustream’s SpotCloud marketplace to power its NJVC
    Cloudcuity Government Marketplace. The solution enables its customers to
    shop for on-demand compute services from providers that are attempting to
    sell unused capacity.
  * Food & Beverage: Tate & Lyle Sugars, the leading refined cane sugar
    producers in the United Kingdom, leveraged Virtustream’s cloud platform to
    deploy its full application landscape to the cloud after being acquired by
    Domino Sugar, the world´s largest refined cane sugar producer.
  * Maritime: Seeking a cloud service provider with expertise in enterprise
    applications, Marine Resources Group, one of the largest maritime services
    companies in the United States, selected Virtustream to provide the cloud
    managed services required to run their mission-critical enterprise
    systems.
  * Petroleum: Diesel Direct, a national supplier of on‐site diesel mobile
    refueling, migrated its IT infrastructure to improve its agility and
    enhance business continuity after experiencing an increase in customer
    demand.

What Customers and Partners are Saying

“Virtustream has a proven record of success with SAP production environments
and a technology that will support our disaster recovery while significantly
reducing our IT costs,” said Taylor Erickson, vice president of IT at Lanx.
“xStream will provide the performance we require to run our SAP applications,
as well as the agility and elasticity to meet our needs as our business
continues to grow.”

“Having outgrown our existing systems footprint, our compute performance
suffered and slowed our ability to provide the critical information clients
required and that we need to run our day-to-day operations,” said Dan Abrams,
president and CEO of Diesel Direct. “Moving critical IT applications to the
cloud delivered the performance, scale and stability that we needed.
Virtustream has been a true partner through the migration process, and we were
as impressed by the speed and ease of onboarding as we are with the solution
itself.”

Companies like these choose xStream because they require an enterprise cloud
that provides the security, assured performance, reliability and rapid
recovery necessary for their mission-critical applications.

“Virtustream has established itself as a leading enterprise cloud innovator by
delivering private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for mission-critical
applications. To achieve this, Virtustream uses NetApp’s industry-leading
storage based on clustered ONTAP software to power the Virtustream cloud
solutions," said Brendon Howe, vice president, product and solutions
marketing, NetApp.

“Virtustream's xStream cloud software takes full advantage of a number of
Intel leading capabilities including the power and efficiency of our Xeon®
processors and Intel's leading security features like TXT,” said Billy Cox,
general manager, cloud software at Intel Corporation. “Virtustream's ability
to deliver mission-critical applications securely from the cloud will
significantly accelerate enterprise cloud adoption.”

xStream’s unique µVM^TM technology builds on high performance and security
capabilities provided by leading hardware providers including Intel, NetApp
and Cisco. xStream delivers silicon-level security based on innovative Intel
TXT capabilities; the µVM technology provides industry-leading performance
SLAs for applications using the clustered OnTAP NetApp technologies at the
storage layer, and delivers highly secure defense-in-depth throughout its
network and compute core by leveraging Cisco UCS, switching and firewall
technologies.

^iGartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” by Lydia
Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri and Tiny Haynes, October 18,
2012

About xStream

The Virtustream xStream cloud solution delivers an innovative approach to
private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprise customers to deploy
mission-critical applications to the cloud. xStream is available as software
for existing data centers and as a managed service from the Virtustream Cloud.
Powered by Virtustream µVM^TM technology, xStream delivers enterprise-grade
security and compliance, multi-tenant efficiency, application performance SLAs
and consumption based charging for both legacy and web-scale applications.
xStream provides the hybrid cloud solution that most enterprises prefer –
allowing a combination of existing IT, on-site private clouds with off-site
virtual private/public clouds. xStream allows businesses to adopt the cloud at
their own pace, simply managing the entire solution through a single pane of
glass.

About Virtustream

Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud
solutions for enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream
simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid
– while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud.
Virtustream offers xStream: a secure, high availability, enterprise class
hybrid cloud solution, delivering application level SLAs for mission critical
applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). xStream is available
as software for existing data centers and as a managed service from
Virtustream's cloud – all backed by professional services to design, migrate,
and manage clouds. Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns data centers in
the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange; has offices in
San Francisco, New York, London, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Toronto, Dublin,
Dubai and Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.

Contact:

Virtustream, Inc.
Lisa Desmond, 615-368-7325
lisa.desmond@virtustream.com
or
Mindshare PR
Heather Fitzsimmons, 650-800-7160
Heather@mindsharepr.com
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