Unitas Global has announced the availability of its newest Enterprise Cloud service built on OpenStack Liberty, the 12th version of the most widely deployed open source software for building clouds.  This release further supports the company’s mission of providing fully-managed and hosted cloud services to enterprise organizations looking to take advantage of open source hybrid cloud computing without traditional vendor lock-in and the challenges associated with building and operating production-grade cloud environments.

“OpenStack’s 12th release represents a significant milestone in terms of technical maturity and enables even more enterprises to make the move to open, hybrid cloud computing environments,” says Grant Kirkwood, Founder & CTO of Unitas Global.  “Unitas helps architect and guide enterprise customers through deploying and operating custom OpenStack environments to create open, dynamic and production-grade clouds without the complexity and hassle associated with going it alone.”

Cloud adoption will continue to soar amongst enterprises as they look to meet growing needs for greater agility, scale and intelligence, with over half deploying hybrid solutions by 2017, according to Gartner.  However, common challenges such as lack of necessary implementation, monitoring and management tools or resources, security and compliance concerns inhibit these critical migrations in both new companies and experienced outsourcers alike.  Similarly, while recent reports from both Gartner and Forrester endorse OpenStack adoption, one Forrester report stating its “viability and presence in the market irrefutable”, the software must still be combined with numerous other components including the data center, network, compute, storage, operations and management to obtain a production-grade private or hybrid cloud necessary to support enterprises globally.

Built on OpenStack Liberty, Unitas’ latest enterprise cloud service makes the migration to open, hybrid cloud computing fast, simple and worry-free, while providing enterprises with flexible, secure cloud environments that can be supported dynamically as technology service and features continue to evolve.  These custom, compliant and dedicated cloud-based IT environments are also easy-to-consume, fully managed, hosted and backed by an end-to-end Service Level Agreement (SLA), guaranteeing application uptime.

Key features and differentiators of Unitas’ new Enterprise Private Cloud service built on OpenStack Liberty include:

  • Enhanced security features including secure data messaging, encryption and physical separation of tenants, as well as full SOC2, ISO:27001 and HIPAA compliance
  • Deployment validation, performance testing and benchmarking
  • Bare metal and virtual machine management as well as full visibility into the OpenStack environment via Unitas’ AtlasTM unified monitoring platform
  • Native container management (Kubernetes, Docker, Swarm, and Mesos)
  • Tremendous scalability and geographic reach through use of Nova compute cells
  • Uniform configuration management
  • Enterprise-grade reliability and stability


This article was originally posted “Unitas Global Announces OpenStack Liberty Availability for Its Enterprise Cloud Service” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.