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Smartronix, a pioneer in designing and implementing enterprise-class cloud computing solutions for both public and private sectors, announced today the launch of the Intelligent Cloud Hub (ICH) for AWS. This solution is a complete managed service offering that enables customers to run advanced enterprise workloads reliably and securely across multiple infrastructure environments. By connecting a customer's on-premise datacenter through the ICH, Smartronix is providing a dynamic cloud environment directly connected to AWS' immensely scalable and robust Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The ICH includes a cloud brokering capability and services portal, integrated service and security management, and trusted connections to AWS. Customers can provision and manage compute power, add new services, or extend on-premise environments into AWS, resulting in lower transition and operational costs. Centralized billing, provisioning, and service management provides a single view across an entire managed ecosystem, giving clear visibility into security, service health, and service utilization.
"Real physical and technical barriers exist that often prevent our customers from consuming cloud services to their best advantage. Mixed infrastructure environments address many of these concerns; however, the challenge of trying to implement, secure, manage, update, and monitor solutions across on-premise and cloud platforms can prove challenging," says Robert Groat, Smartronix Chief Technology Officer (CTO). "We developed the Intelligent Cloud Hub to remove these barriers and provide a feasible option to help our customers reap the benefits of the AWS cloud."
The core feature of the ICH is the ability to create a software defined network (SDN) infrastructure that can extend and converge a customer's datacenter securely into the cloud. The ICH uses a Cisco Unified Data Center Architecture, which incorporates Unified Fabric technology and Unified Computing Systems (UCS). These core technologies allow enterprise customers to create hybrid workloads across on-premise and cloud environments, which are ideal for large-scale transactional systems, real-time applications, high-performance databases, and in-line security management systems. "Smartronix and Cisco are aligned to provide a secure hybrid approach to deliver solutions via joint engagements," says Dan Kent CTO of Cisco Public Sector.