NephoScale Unveils Public IaaS CloudScript 2.0
NephoScale is launching the next generation of its public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that the company says provides a significant boost in configuration management efficiency over its last version.
CloudScript 2.0 was developed to give customers up to 10 times infrastructure and configuration management efficiency and reduce costs by up to 50 percent. With this release, NephoScale is throwing down the gauntlet toward its bigger public cloud IaaS competitors — namely, Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Rackspace (NYSE: RAX).
“Infrastructure management is now a software development activity, and the adoption of DevOps is now becoming an organizational requirement. IT departments, developers and business managers are now dealing with this new reality,” said Bruce Templeton, CEO of NephoScale, in a prepared statement. Cloud services providers, he said, need to build “next-generation cloud infrastructure platforms” built from the beginning to support DevOps.
NephoScale hopes to establish DevOps as the status quo within organizations through its CloudScript platform, and the latest version was designed to help accelerate that adoption through ease-of-use, automation and governance features. The key there, according to NephoScale, is the 10 times efficiency in performing infrastructure provisioning and configuration management tasks over Amazon Web Services. How it will really stack up against its biggest competitor remains to be seen, but if NephoScale is serious, we’ll likely see more from the company soon as it takes the battle to Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.
Telemachus Luu, NephoScale’s CTO, said in a prepared statement that new configuration management capabilities will enable end users to collaborate, manage and continually optimize cloud infrastructure “as simply as manipulating words in a word processor.”
NephoScale may not have the ability to go head-to-head with the AWS juggernaut, but by aiming to provide the same services and competing on efficiency, it will add another tool to cloud services providers’ repertoire.
For partners, NephoScale also has a three-tiered partner program catering to referral, reseller and solutions partners, although the reseller program has yet to be fully developed. According to the company’s website, a “white label reseller program” is coming soon.