Cloudera Connect: Cloud Program Will Speed New Innovation Through Strategic Partnerships with Industry Leading Cloud Solution Providers
PALO ALTO, CA and NEW YORK, NY – October 28, 2013 – From the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York City: Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered byApache Hadoop™, today unveiled Cloudera Connect: Cloud, an expanded Cloudera Connect Partner Program to support deployment of Hadoop in public cloud environments. Leading cloud solution providers who have already joined the program, include: Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Savvis (a CenturyLink company), SoftLayer (an IBM company) and T-Systems.
Introducing Cloudera Connect: Cloud
As Hadoop adoption evolves, so too do the requirements organizations have for big data solutions. Enterprises continue to embrace the flexibility and accessibility of the cloud for mission-critical applications, and companies are now looking to combine the benefits of the cloud with the data processing and analytic power of the Apache Hadoop platform, which traditionally has been deployed on localized hardware. To begin integrating all the capabilities of Hadoop into the cloud, Cloudera has expanded its partner program to include a new cloud services and solution provider division, called Cloudera Connect: Cloud.
"The cloud will play a significant role in the future of the enterprise, and Cloudera and Hadoop are part of that future," said Tim Stevens, vice president, Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. "We remain committed to solving higher order big data problems for our customers that will enable them to ask bigger questions and derive more sophisticated insights from their data -- wherever it lives -- from a single, unified enterprise data management platform. Cloudera's richly diverse partner ecosystem is helping to provide the innovation and variety that our customers require to solve all of their data challenges."
The new program is designed to meet the growing needs of customer organizations looking to optimize Hadoop deployments in cloud environments, by offering the utmost flexibility in deployment, consumption and choice of vendor for their big data deployments. Bolstered by its integration with a strong ecosystem of leading cloud solution providers, Cloudera will now offer a wide array of partner solutions to support unified data management and analytics in cloud-based environments. Charter members of the Cloudera Connect: Cloudprogram include:
- Verizon Enterprise Solutions
- Savvis (a CenturyLink company)
- SoftLayer (an IBM company)
"For Hadoop to transition into the mainstream, enterprises need to have the flexibility and freedom to utilize the underlying infrastructure that best suits their specific needs, rather than having their data management solution provider be the gatekeeper of an on-premises versus cloud decision," said Amr Awadallah, chief technology officer at Cloudera. "To that end, Cloudera is investing in strategic partnerships with companies that can help to build out cloud-specific feature sets, and we are working with multiple cloud vendors to offer a variety of choices to our customers, enabling them to customize a Hadoop-on-cloud deployment that is ideal for their unique environment."
In addition to the Cloudera Connect: Cloud program, Cloudera will provide support for customer deployments in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in the near future, and also private cloud deployments through OpenStack and VMware. The company's long-term vision is to embrace a hybrid model, where the Cloudera stack can operate transparently between on-premises, private cloud and public cloud deployments. By bringing together a diverse partner ecosystem, with a plan to roll out comprehensive support for Hadoop in the cloud, Cloudera is helping customers bring Hadoop to more enterprise users and applications. Cloudera Enterprise continues to be the industry standard for next-generation enterprise data management and analytics, wherever data and workloads live.
Charter Member Support for Cloudera Connect: Cloud
Verizon Enterprise Solutions - "Verizon created the enterprise cloud and with our recently announced next generation cloud offering – Verizon Cloud – we are creating the foundation on which other, enterprise-class cloud services can be deployed. This ecosystem of enterprise cloud technologies enhances clients' overall business functions with unprecedented control of performance. Cloudera is a perfect match for our environment, both in terms of the proven enterprise capabilities the Cloudera platform delivers and the demanding enterprise customer base they serve."
--John Harrobin, chief marketing officer
Savvis, a CenturyLink company - "Enterprises need trusted, high-powered computing solutions to unlock the value that big data solutions offer. To realize these capabilities, the industry must commit to delivering highly reliable, scalable and secure platforms that seamlessly work together. Savvis and Cloudera's collaboration enables organizations to meet their diverse information management and big data requirements through a flexible, fully managed solution."
-- Steve Garrou, vice president, global solutions management
Softlayer, an IBM company - "Through our partnership with Cloudera, we're giving enterprises the performance and flexibility to tackle the toughest workloads on the cloud in a way that works best for them. By running Cloudera 5 on our robust cloud infrastructure, users now have a solid foundation to build a true data hub."
-- Marc Jones, vice president, product innovation
T-Systems - "Big data hub solutions delivered as a cloud service offer enterprises flexibility and scalability for managing business-critical data," said "we are pleased to be partnering with Cloudera to bring these cloud-based big data hub solutions to market."
-- Christian Wirth, VP of Big Data
Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera's open source big data platform is the most widely adopted in the world, and Cloudera is the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 40,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,700 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production.
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