Cogeco Data Services Selects Ensim’s End-to-End Automation Platform to Support VMware and Microsoft IaaS Cloud Services
Ensim Provides Cloud Marketplace, Service Catalog, Billing, Provisioning, and ITaaS Management via a Single Portal for CDS and its Customers
San Jose, CA – April 28, 2015 – Ensim Corporation, provider of an end-to-end platform for monetizing any offering with marketplace, subscription management, service catalog, provisioning, usage collection and billing for service providers and enterprises, today announced that Cogeco Data Services (CDS), a provider of fully managed ICT solutions, has deployed the Ensim Automation Suite. Ensim supports CDS’ full portfolio of offerings for public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
The Ensim Automation Suite Cloud and IT service enablement capabilities empowers CDS to provide their customers with an intuitive, easy to use, self service portal, with integrated workflow orchestration and process automation. CDS services enabled through Ensim’s platform include public and private cloud infrastructure, managed IT, managed security, and data/IP connectivity. With the Ensim Automation Suite, CDS customers are now able to manage their IT environments through powerful administrative capabilities that provide the necessary control for day to day management of their IT infrastructure.
“We were looking for a platform that would support CDS’ wide range of business and technical requirements. We needed support for geo-redundant data centers, advanced VM management, network connectivity and security with virtual data centers across a wide range of technologies. It was also important that we offer our customers access to virtual platforms from both VMware and Microsoft through a single platform and management portal. Ensim’s fully integrated platform allows us to offer our customers a seamless end to end experience,” said Duncan McGregor, Vice President of Engineering and Managed IT at Cogeco Data Services.
“Cogeco Data Services’ requirements set the bar high, and Ensim was able to meet their needs with an end to end platform that also supports the advanced features such as flexible product modeling to allow quick and easy roll out of complex offerings, variable pricing models, and accurate tracking of data consumption – even at the most granular level – to bill customers accurately,” said David Wippich, CEO, Ensim. “CDS has a broad portfolio of products and services and we are pleased to empower their buyers with intuitive self-service capabilities and complete automation.”
Available as an on-premise deployment or as a cloud service, the Ensim Automation Suite can be deployed as a stand-alone solution or with only specific modules to enhance and extend pre-existing environments. Ensim has thousands of pre-built product offerings for SaaS, DaaS, StaaS, PaaS, IaaS, ITaaS, and more, supporting granular role-based controls, full provisioning and de-provisioning options as well as usage collection, rating, billing / showback and invoicing.
Founded in 1998, Ensim is a leading provider of solutions to automate on-boarding, orchestration, provisioning, and management of users and organizations with business applications, services, and infrastructure in private, public, and hybrid clouds. Ensim has over 5,000,000 seats deployed worldwide and is used by over 20,000 small, medium, and large sized organizations and government agencies through service providers, system integrators, MSPs, and resellers. Key modules include marketplace, storefront/ecommerce, service catalog, product & pricing management, provisioning automation, user/entity entitlement management, operations management, usage collection and rating, reporting, and billing and chargeback. For additional information, visit http://www.ensim.com.
Cogeco Data Services
With its suite of ICT solutions (Data Centre, Cloud Infrastructure, Managed IT, Managed Security, Data Connectivity and Voice Services), Cogeco Data Services supplies its customers with the fast, reliable and secure ability to access, manage, move and store large amounts of data worldwide. The Company's wholly-owned, all optical, redundant network and secure, ‘always on', tier three quality data centres provide some of Canada's largest companies and public sector organizations with near limitless bandwidth and secure facilities for hosting and storing mission critical data. Cogeco Data Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. Cogeco Cable Inc.’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CCA).
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