Cloud Technology Partners New OpenStack RapidPlan™ Offering Eliminates Obstacles and Accelerates Adoption of OpenStack Platform First of its Kind Service Offering Speeds OpenStack Planning, Paving the Way for Successful Private Cloud Deployment

Cloud Technology Partners Vice President, OpenStack Solutions, Ken Pepple to Moderate Panel Discussion, "Network Virtualization - The Next Big Thing?" at OpenStack Summit

BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Technology Partners™, the leader in transforming businesses with cloud solutions, today launched its OpenStack RapidPlan™, the first in a line of services designed to eliminate obstacles and accelerate enterprise adoption of the OpenStack platform. The Cloud Technology Partners' OpenStack RapidPlan offering enables customers to create a solid scope, budget, and business case for their OpenStack deployment, paving the way for a successful private cloud.

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"Evaluating and architecting an OpenStack solution is not just about performing a simple product selection exercise or installing shrink-wrap software.  It requires the hands-on experience that can only be achieved from having direct experience architecting and building infrastructure platforms, as well as knowledge of the unique business and technical requirements and challenges facing the customer," said Ken Pepple, Vice President, OpenStack Solutions, Cloud Technology Partners, an highly respected practitioner, author and sought-after speaker in the cloud and OpenStack community.  "Cloud Technology Partners' expertise and unique approach enables us to architect, optimize and integrate the OpenStack platform efficiently into the customer's environment, and to educate the customer to become self-sufficient in operationalizing the platform."

The service will be the first of several Cloud Technology Partners OpenStack services. In the coming months, the company will announce additional services aimed at assisting customers in the architecture, deployment and management of OpenStack-based private clouds.

The OpenStack RapidPlan service assists customers to make an informed investment decision on their OpenStack project based on Cloud Technology Partners' delivery experience and objective data. Instead of focusing on the engineering details of installing and configuring a cloud, it focuses on use cases to make the cloud responsive to the customer's needs. As part of the service, Cloud Technology Partners consultants will educate on the proper architecture and design of OpenStack private cloud deployments, provide several customized use cases for the proposed cloud and collaborate on building an indicative cost model for the project.

The Cloud Technology Partners OpenStack RapidPlan service offering is immediately available.  For further information, please call (617) 674-0874 Ex. 10 or email info@cloudtp.com.

Want to learn more?  Ken Pepple is scheduled to present at this week's OpenStack Summit:

Date:

October 15 – 18, 2012

Event:

The OpenStack Summit

Location:

Manchester Grand Hyatt (San Diego, CA)

Don't Miss:

Ken Pepple, Vice President, Cloud Technology Partners, will be joined by executives from Midokura, HP and Big Switch Networks as he moderates the panel discussion: "Network Virtualization – The Next Big Thing?"   (Wednesday, October 17, 1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Manchester D ballroom)

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable and feature rich.  Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers collaborating on a standard and massively scalable open source cloud operating system.  This community includes a virtual who's who in the industry including Intel, Cisco, Dell and Microsoft.

About Cloud Technology Partners
Based in Boston, MA, Cloud Technology Partners™ enables the world's leading businesses and institutions to innovate through cloud computing.  It provides a full suite of cloud-focused services to plan, design and build comprehensive cloud solutions. Its expertise includes cloud strategy and implementation consulting, private cloud deployment, systems integration and application migration and development.  For further information, please visit: www.cloudtp.com, email: info@cloudtp.com or call: (617) 674-0874.

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PR Contacts:
Nicole Gorman
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Cloud Technology Partners
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nicole.gorman@cloudtp.com

Brad Young
Marketing & Sales
Cloud Technology Partners
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brad.young@cloudtp.com

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