Kawasaki Selects Virtustream to Create a Scalable, Cloud-based Dealership
Major powersports distributor uses the xStream cloud solution to better serve
SAN FRANCISCO -- March 14, 2013
Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud software and
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Kawasaki
Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), the U.S. distributor for Kawasaki branded
powersports vehicles, has deployed Virtustream’s enterprise cloud solution,
xStream, to develop and test software applications for its dealership portal.
“xStream provides a highly effective combination of functionality and agility
that will enable us to efficiently develop and test our software to keep up
with the dynamic requirements of our portal solution,” said Victor Martinez,
director of information technology, Kawasaki. “Virtustream has exceeded our
expectations with their preparedness and responsiveness and, due to the
success and immediate benefits that we have seen, we anticipate eventually
moving other business applications to the cloud as well.”
KMC selected xStream for its ability to provide enterprise class stability,
agility, ease of use and built-in disaster recovery at a cost-effective rate.
Upon implementation, the Virtustream and Kawasaki teams were able to quickly
bring up an xStream environment. With the Virtustream cloud solution, Kawasaki
was able to install, test and deploy the new application (in multiple
environments) and still meet business requirements and deadlines.
Virtustream’s µVM^TM (micro-VM) technology provides a consumption-based
pricing model that only charges customers for the resources actually used.
With this utility-like resource deployment and pricing, Kawasaki now has the
flexibility to rapidly add resources on demand whenever required by the
“Kawasaki’s decision to utilize our solution shows the versatility xStream
offers,” said Scot Brenton, vice president of sales, West Coast U.S.,
Virtustream. “xStream greatly simplifies moving IT to the cloud and taking
advantage of the increased efficiency of a cloud solution. We provide a secure
and scalable environment with disaster recovery built in to ensure our users
are protected both during and after their transition.”
Virtustream xStream delivers an innovative approach to hybrid clouds, enabling
customers to deploy mission-critical applications in the cloud, backed by
application SLAs. Powered by Virtustream µVM^TM (micro-VM) technology, xStream
delivers enterprise-grade security/compliance, multi-tenant efficiency,
application performance SLAs and consumption-based charging for both legacy
and web-scale applications.
About Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki
motorcycles, ATVs, Side x Sides, and personal watercraft through a network of
more than 1,200 independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers
specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and
its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of
them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. For
five decades, the Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish
and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of
powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud
solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream
enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud -
whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and
business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream, cloud management
software for private/public/hybrid clouds and also offers the Virtustream
Cloud which provides secure, high availability, Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) to enterprises. Both xStream and the Virtustream Cloud deliver secure,
cloud efficiency with performance SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP,
Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). Virtustream’s solutions are backed by
professional services to design, migrate to, and manage clouds.
Virtustream offers these enterprise class cloud solutions worldwide; owns data
centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange,
SpotCloud®; has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C.,
Toronto, London, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.
Lisa Desmond, 615-368-7325
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