Abiquo Cloud Management Business Triples in 1H 2011
Apparently, Abiquo enjoyed the first half of 2011. The enterprise cloud management company claims that it has tripled its business quarter over quarter. The reason: Abiquo’s hosting provider customer base continues to grow, but enterprise adoption is also accelerating, according to Abiquo VP of Global marketing Wendy Perilli (pictured). Here’s the update.
“Abiquo has the three pieces in place that a lot of other companies don’t have,” Perilli said.
Those three pieces are:
- infrastructure management;
- the ability to offer a self-service model; and
- a business policy engine that lets users determine which employees can access what, at what capacity, and when.
According to Perilli, all three services can be used from a single user interface (UI). Abiquo’s triple-phase approach has attracted customers like Vault Networks, Cari.Net, Imperium among others, in addition to existing customers expanding their production deployments in 2011.
Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm sees continued growth for the company’s brand and solutions. “The momentum we’ve achieved in just the first half of 2011 is evidence of the power that cloud computing delivers, particularly to enterprises that are struggling with issues such as security, scalability and profitability, and who require a complete solution in which provisioning of virtual compute, storage and networking resources is provided,” Malcolm said in a prepared statement.
On the channel front, Abiquo introduced the Global Abiquo Partner Program in May, 2011, and then released the Abiquo 1.8 cloud management solution at Cisco Live in June 2011; it supports the Cisco Nexus 1000v switch.
And while not giving details, Perilli said Abiquo is on a “very aggressive innovation cycle” and is planning another release during Q3 2011. “We try to be responsive to customers needs and try to release a new solution every quarter,” she said. The company is also finalizing a deal to add another client to its 30-client customer base that spans North America, Europe and APAC. We’ll see if the deal surpasses Australia-based BlueFire, which signed-on with Abiquo in November 2010 and is currently Abiquo’s largest customer. Annual pricing starts at $1,500 per host, including 24/7 network support.