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Eucalyptus Systems Partners with Wipro Infotech to bring Private Cloud IaaS to India, Africa and the Middle East

Today began with HUGE news announcing that Wipro Infotech, the leading technology solutions and consulting company in India, Africa and the Middle East has entered into a strategic partnership with Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed Enterprise on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) Cloud Platform.

Selected excerpts from the official press release are below. You can read the fill press release here.

Cloud computing is enabling enterprises of today to vary their asset footprint and build scalable designs that respond to market needs. As a part of the collaboration, Wipro Infotech will offer the Eucalyptus' Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution as part of its end-to-end enterprise cloud computing offering. Wipro will provide integrated solutions for planning, building, and managing scalable, elastic cloud services for enterprises.

"Our partnership with Wipro will provide customers with the expertise to quickly deploy reliable, cost-effective on-premise clouds," said Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. "As one of the world's leading IT consulting organizations, Wipro provides a 'one-stop shop' for customers looking to architect their applications and infrastructure for the cloud. This partnership will play an important role in enabling enterprises to transform their IT operations so that they have the flexibility and scalability to meet business demands."

As part of the Eucalyptus - Wipro partnership, the companies plan to deploy a cloud computing Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is a Wipro hosted Eucalyptus cloud computing environment specifically designed to allow customers to easily and securely test cloud services, migrate current applications, and rapidly develop and deploy new cloud applications.

"Eucalyptus provides an enterprise ready, open source cloud platform that will serve as a core part of our complete technology-and-services cloud computing solutions. We strongly believe in our partnership with Eucalyptus as they have enabled the deployment of over 25,000 clouds in more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. This expertise will help Wipro customers optimize spend and increase business agility in increasingly competitive markets," said Achuthan Nair, Sr. Vice President & Business Head - Professional Services Division, Wipro Infotech.

Wipro and Eucalyptus will hold a Webinar on "How to Transform Enterprise Applications to On-premise Clouds with Wipro and Eucalyptus" on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30 pm PT / Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 am IST. To register, please visit: http://www.eucalyptus.com/webinar/wipro-eucalyptus-webinar.

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