Cloud computing provider, Brennan IT, has incorporated Microsoft Hyper-V into its Cloud platform.
The move was based on a prediction by Brennan IT that at least 15 per cent of its Cloud customers will be using Microsoft Hyper V in 2012, which forms a significant portion of the company’s expected overall Cloud revenue of 30 per cent in the next 12 months.
For Brennan IT managing director, Dave Stevens, adding Microsoft Hyper-V support is all about offering its customers choice, as many businesses already have the Microsoft platforms in place and are not yet ready to move to other Cloud environments.
“The move allows us to cater to the growing number of businesses that are choosing Microsoft for Cloud services,” he said.
“It also provides us with additional capacity to meet the growing demand we are seeing in this space.”
The Microsoft Hyper-V implementation forms part of the recent $1.5M upgrade of Brennan IT’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform to better meet the rising demands of its Cloud services.
The company also has plans to further invest into new hardware and deploy an enhanced platform built on CISCO UCS B series servers, with networking handled by Nexus 5Ks switches and ASR 9Ks routers, and storage taken care by EMC.
By performing the upgrade, Brennan IT aims to increase the capacity, performance and functionality of its infrastructure to better support the delivery of Hyper-V, as well as the deployment of better Cloud solutions and simplified management tools.
“Our investment in the cloud doubles every nine months,” Stevens said.
“While others talk, we’ve been delivering, consistently working to develop new features and products for our IaaS customers, many of whom were early Cloud adopters.”