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Abiquo and CloudSigma Partner to Deliver Flexible Cloud Management through the anyCloud Hybrid Cloud Platform

Abiquo and CloudSigma Integration Grants Users Seamless Cross-Cloud Management, Security and Accessibility from Abiquo anyCloud

London, August 5, 2014 - Hybrid cloud management platform provider Abiquo today announced a partnership with CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, to add CloudSigma services to its multi-cloud management platform, Abiquo anyCloud. With anyCloud, public cloud users can now manage their CloudSigma deployments, as well as other next generation cloud platforms, all from one portal.

CloudSigma offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions in Europe and the U.S. By offering its 1,000+ customers full control over their cloud deployment and unbundled resource provisioning, CloudSigma is well-suited to meet the complex compute requirements of companies in the financial services, media and research science industries.

The Abiquo and CloudSigma partnership allows anyCloud users to create and manage CloudSigma services as part of their hybrid cloud, while obtaining a full audit trail of activities across all of their public cloud accounts. Additionally, enhanced compliance measures are available to users in the form of workflow approvals, where primary account users will receive an email to approve or reject any new VM creation or deletion performed by a team member.

"We've always promoted greater flexibility and accessibility in the cloud, so are pleased with the cross-cloud functionality this integration provides our users and other cloud customers looking to use CloudSigma," said Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma. "The technology behind the Abiquo anyCloud and CloudSigma integration allows for an interoperable solution that will be especially useful for our global customers tasked with managing numerous cloud environments, in the safest way possible."

Multi-layered security is another key feature that Abiquo anyCloud provides CloudSigma users. Through the creation of member accounts, users are able to add team members by inviting their wider team to share their Abiquo anyCloud account. The same cloud provider accounts can then be used without the team members having visibility of the provider security credentials.

"CloudSigma is known for being one of the most user-centric providers on the market, especially for companies in need of high-performing compute at a low cost," said Gilles Samoun, CEO, Abiquo. "Yet, many companies are still locked into another provider. With CloudSigma now part of the anyCloud platform, companies can leverage CloudSigma alongside their other deployments, all from one place. And, with flexibility at CloudSigma's core, we expect this integration to generate a lot of traction for anyCloud, while furthering cloud adoption overall."

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About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma's IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudsigma.com/ or find the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

About Abiquo
Abiquo delivers the industry's leading cloud orchestration software for service provider clouds, allowing providers to quickly build and monetise cloud services, by managing hybrid, private and public cloud infrastructure from one intuitive portal.

Designed from the ground-up as a strategic solution to meet the needs of customers, Abiquo was specifically architected to be hardware and hypervisor independent. By focusing on the needs of all major stakeholders, and employing many breakthrough techniques to manage and secure the cloud, Abiquo delivers a unified solution which is truly greater than the sum of its component parts.

Abiquo is privately held, and operates from headquarters in the UK with offices in Europe, and through its extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.abiquo.com/ and follow the company on Twitter @abiquo.

CloudSigma Press Contact
Meredith L. Eaton
March Communications
+1 617-960-9877
[email protected]

Abiquo Press Contact
Ian Finlay
+44 7714 835897
[email protected]

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