OnX Enterprise Solutions Deploys VCE Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms to Support its North American Cloud Customers
RICHARDSON, TX – March 6, 2012 –VCE today announced that OnX Enterprise Solutions, one of North America’s largest independent infrastructure providers, has deployed Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms in two sites as the foundation of its third generation cloud services expansion to service its growing client base. Within just four months from receipt to production, OnX was able to execute on its Vblock platform-based cloud strategy, enabling revenue-generating activities sooner than anticipated.
OnX provides a wide variety of professional and infrastructure services as well as cloud and managed services. The company, with customers in North America and Europe, recognized that a true enterprise class multi-tenant cloud environment would be a natural extension to the dedicated private cloud computing environments they have been deploying into client’s data centers for years. To be successful, OnX needed an infrastructure with the flexibility to handle unpredictable end-user demand as well as an open, standardized platform able to deploy into additional points of presence as the company rapidly expands. After looking at several different vendors, OnX selected VCE as the foundation of its new offering.
Vblock Infrastructure Platforms bring together leading computing, networking, storage, virtualization, security and management technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware. To support its new offering, OnX deployed Vblock Series 300GX Infrastructure Platforms in two sites, with business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities, to enable rapid deployment of a range of cloud solutions it offers to clients.
Michael Cardy, Global CTO, OnX Enterprise Solutions
“We chose to work with VCE because we felt they offered a predictable, scalable and highly available solution that would enable our business growth plans in extending our OnX Federated cloud offering in our data centers as well as at our clients' premises. One of our key requirements included the need to get to market very quickly. VCE pre-fabricated and certified the underlying infrastructure and worked with us on every aspect of the implementation and demonstrated how to further accelerate future capacity expansion.”
Tim Page, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, VCE
“Fast time-to-market is one of the key benefits of Vblock platforms, which enabled OnX to achieve a rapid return on investment and expand its business. The agility of Vblock converged infrastructure platforms allows OnX to help its clients in North America to accelerate their journey to the cloud using leading technologies.”
OnX Enterprise Solutions is a global enterprise data center solutions provider with a suite of end-to-end solutions including the industry’s leading Federated cloud solution offerings. The company designs, builds and manages complete data center environments comprised of multi-vendor offerings in four core areas – Hardware & Software Solutions, Cloud & Managed Services, Digital & Application Services, and Professional Services. Over the past 28 years, OnX has helped clients achieve exceptional business results that accelerate their growth and value. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada and New York, NY, OnX has a team of more than 700 IT professionals, revenues of more than $750 million, and clients and offices throughout North America and Europe. OnX is a privately held company and majority owned by Marlin Equity Partners. For more information, visit: www.OnX.com.
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.
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