Cloud innovators advance industry initiative to drive high performance and low latency financial applications in the cloud.
Cloudsoft Corporation today announced that FlexiSphere, a cloud computing services company focused on the financial services community, has joined a growing group of pioneering cloud services providers to expand Cloudsoft’s Monterey initiative. A first in the industry, Monterey provides a testing environment where users can rapidly develop, deploy and run mission-critical high performance applications on Cloudsoft’s enterprise-class cloud platform. Cloudsoft’s existing California-based Monterey West test environment will now be integrated with Monterey East, a similar node hosted by FlexiSphere at its New York facility. Monterey East implements the Monterey reference 10GigE infrastructure and has been built with the help of longstanding partners Arista, Citrix and Solarflare. FlexiSphere’s clients will have access to the Monterey environment through FlexiSphere’s CloudLabs, enabling them to quickly test concepts and prototype solutions to support and accelerate their move to the cloud.
Backed by a consortium of best-of-breed cloud providers, Monterey offers extreme cloud performance and reliability on robust infrastructure at significantly reduced total cost of operations. Monterey supports private, virtual and hybrid cloud models, allowing companies to span multiple clouds for resilience, create a bridge or burst between their existing infrastructure and managed cloud services, or dynamically migrate critical functionality to co-locate with other business-critical services. Since Monterey’s launch in September 2009, Cloudsoft has worked closely with its partners to establish test environments that showcase the ease with which vital enterprise applications can be implemented using Cloudsoft’s application delivery platform.
“Monterey was created to help companies drive application mobility, optimize the entire cloud stack and reduce the costs associated with moving to the cloud,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, founder and CEO of Cloudsoft. “Our unique middleware approach allows us to focus on interoperability rather than infrastructure challenges so we can quickly and intelligently bridge the gap between the enterprise and the cloud. We’re proud at how quickly the industry has adopted Monterey, and with FlexiSphere joining our community we can further expand the initiative.”
Cloudsoft has developed a benchmark, EzBrokerage, which showcases the ease with which high performance, low latency financial applications, such as an electronic brokerage service, can be developed and deployed on Monterey. EzBrokerage can also be configured to test Monterey under a wide range of simulated market scenarios, demonstrating the flexibility, ease of use and resiliency of the vendor agnostic platform.
“Cloud computing and financial services requiring millisecond and lower responsiveness can now fit together perfectly,” points out FlexiSphere Founder and CEO Tom Saleh. “With each router, switch and relay, you lose time. FlexiSphere’s managed cloud architecture of federated private and virtual private cloud spaces is seamless, and with world class software that is built to support high performance transactional applications from Cloudsoft in our stack, it is very powerful.”
A growing list of vendors are now working with FlexiSphere to provide a “one stop shop” where firms can develop applications on the cloud and quickly, easily and cost effectively provision access through FlexiSphere’s Policy Fabric to a wide array of vendor data, content and analytics.