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Cloud 2.0 Approach Empowers Business Users and Optimizes Value of Cloud Services
DALLAS, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XOcur today unveiled XOcur CloudSphere, a SaaS platform that optimizes cloud decision-making and enables users to find the best cloud solutions for their particular business and application requirements among the millions of combinations of cloud options. A key feature is a unique scoring system that ranks a wide range of public cloud service provider offerings on price and performance, taking in to account all relevant variables such as time, utilization, application needs, security, compliance and location to ensure strong business and application alignment. The platform is equally effective for public, private and hybrid cloud.
"Companies are increasingly recognizing the competitive advantage that cloud technologies can bring to their business," said Jason Monden, president and co-founder, XOcur. "Done incorrectly, however, cloud can prove to be costly and complex. XOcur places the power of the cloud in the hands of the business user and is an important tool as we approach the era of Cloud 2.0."
Organizations want to leverage the benefits of cloud, however, the wide array of choice, complexity and pace of innovation in the industry has made it increasingly difficult for businesses to select the right cloud services offering for their specific application needs. Cloud allows for the power of technology to be truly aligned to the business and it shifts technology financial models from Capex to Opex; until now, however, there has not been a credible, comprehensive, trustworthy third-party source to help businesses identify the best, and most cost-effective, solution for their application.
Unlike simple, reactive cost calculators and spend monitoring tools that provide commentary on an existing solution, XOcur CloudSphere enables actual savings by taking a proactive approach, helping businesses to plan and design the optimal solution before investing. Users simply enter their application requirements in terms they are already familiar with. XOcur CloudSphere normalizes this information to create a comprehensive, apples-to-apples comparison of multiple cloud service provider offerings. It automatically discovers the best solution among millions of combinations and builds a customized bill of materials for provisioning each unique solution.
XOcur CloudSphere knows exactly what the service providers' current and specific instances are, along with their capabilities, and how they align to the needs of the application. It understands geographic datacenter locations, compliance and purchase-term options and how they align with project deployment needs. Users can also import existing cloud configurations to run multiple workload consolidation - or separation scenarios - within or across providers, regions and geographies. XOcur CloudSphere then watches changing market conditions, such as ongoing price wars and the rapid introduction of new services, and predictively analyzes price and technology changes that apply to each user and application/workload scenario.
"At Flixster, we use XOcur to plan our cloud deployments, ensuring we have the most optimal solution and budget expectation," said Karl Ehr, director of network operations, Flixster. "XOcur also watches changing market conditions so we don't have to. With XOcur, we remove the complexity of cloud so we can enjoy its benefits, regardless of which service provider we're considering. XOcur is our trusted partner for cloud decision making."
Pricing and Availability
XOcur offers a subscription-based tiered pricing model based on usage (users and projects), not a user's actual cloud spend. Plans start as low as $80 per month.
Founded in 2013, XOcur has developed a new approach to simplifying cloud decision-making for the Cloud 2.0 era. XOcur CloudSphere is a SaaS platform that optimizes the value of cloud services by enabling users to find the best solution for their specific application requirements among millions of combinations of cloud options. XOcur CloudSphere takes into account all relevant variables to ensure strong business and application alignment from price and performance to geographical and regulatory concerns. The service then watches changing market conditions and predictively analyzes price and technology changes that apply to each user. The platform is equally effective for public, private and hybrid cloud. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.xocur.com.
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