Virtustream Adds Enterprise Risk Management and OpenStack Support with New Releaseof Cloud Management Platform Software


Virtustream, Inc.Lisa Desmond, 615-368-7325orBateman Group for VirtustreamMatt Coolidge, 347-410-7974

, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced the next generation release of its cloud management platform (CMP) software, xStream 3.0, further removing the barriers to cloud adoption for enterprises by reducing the cost of cloud migration and management, while increasing security and compliance. With this new release, Virtustream becomes one of the first enterprise-class cloud providers to extend high SLA support for OpenStack, the open source software for building private and public clouds. Customers can now provision, run and manage VMware and OpenStack workloads within the same xStream user interface. xStream 3.0 also brings Enterprise Risk Management capabilities to the cloud, providing advanced features such as chip level geo-fencing, continuous compliance and vulnerability monitoring, all powered by a big data engine to efficiently scale for high volume, enterprise workloads.

Virtustream xStream CMP software is purpose-built for enterprise, government and service provider customers wishing to migrate and run mission-critical, production applications in cloud environments. xStream CMP is available as software to add to existing enterprise/government IT to build a private cloud or as software for service providers/system integrators to enhance existing data centers/virtualization/clouds to offer advanced enterprise cloud services. xStream CMP software is built using industry-leading expertise from Virtustream’s own Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, which has been running thousands of production applications in the cloud for hundreds of enterprise and government customers worldwide. By delivering a common cloud management solution that can be run both in private cloud environments and by leading cloud service providers, Virtustream removes barriers that have limited enterprise cloud deployments in the past, including: incompatibility, complex application migration, a lack of cloud security/compliance and limited performance SLAs.

“Hybrid cloud environments are the future of enterprise computing, but moving to the cloud is a complex transition,” said Van Williams, CIO and chief of product engineering, Virtustream. “The xStream CMP software allows enterprises to manage and run any mix of legacy applications and new open source applications within a single cloud environment with ease and efficiency.”

Virtustream xStream offers the most comprehensive, flexible and secure cloud management platform available in the market. The company’s underlying Micro-VM(µVM) technology makes it possible for IT expenses to be efficiently reduced while also improving overall performance of mission-critical applications. As a result, customers are able to move any production and mission-critical enterprise applications to the cloud without re-engineering and optimally combine on-site and cloud-based operations.

Key new benefits and features of xStream 3.0 include:

Virtustream xStream 3.0 is expected to ship in July. xStream 3.0 is available as private cloud software for enterprise/government customers, as public cloud software for service provider and system integrator customers and is also be available as a managed IaaS service from Virtustream or via xStream-powered cloud service providers around the world. For more information, visit: .

Virtustream is the enterprise-class cloud software and service provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, only Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP) software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid. The company is headquartered in Washington D.C. with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Geneva, Dubai and software development centers in Kaunas, Lithuania and Pune, India. Virtustream owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.