Autonomic Resources Launches Government Cloud Solutions
Systems integrator Autonomic Resources has announced the addition of open-source public cloud tools OpenStack, Zenoss Core, and Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform to its Autonomic Resources Cloud-Platform (ARC-P) portfolio. The infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products target federal government cloud opportunities. Here are the details.
With this announcement, ARC-P can offer a fully distributed object store through the Rackspace-founded OpenStack (with plans to offer full-fledged provisioning engine OpenStack Compute down the line). ARC-P also supports IT operations monitoring and cloud service assurance through Zenoss Core and Zenoss Enterprise, and full IaaS capabilities through the Enomoly Elastic Computing Platform.
The company’s offering these public cloud solutions from their FISMA-certified data centers, meaning that U.S. government agencies are clear to adopt these solutions. In addition to the above additions, Autonomic Resources is also offering private clouds by way of the open-source, Eucalyptus-powered Canonical Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud platform.
Microsoft and Google are working hard to make headway in the federal cloud battleground. But Autonomic Resources and ARC-P represent two new forces in that market: cloud platforms – as opposed to productivity suites – and open source.
Stay tuned to The VAR Guy for more updates on ARC-P, the federal cloud, and open source.