OpSource


OpSource
OpSource, Incorporation.
(dba OpSource)
Type private company
Industry Hosting, Cloud Computing
Founded May, 2002
Headquarters 5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  95054
Key people John Rowell - CTO, Treb Ryan - CEO, Co-Founders
Revenue Privately Held
Website http://www.opsource.net

OpSource, Inc. is a Cloud and Managed Services Hosting company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company also has offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and India and data center locations in California, Virginia and the United Kingdom. On June 30, 2011 OpSource Inc. was acquired by Dimension Data Holdings.

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History

In 2002, Michael Piacente, Dan Rasmussen, John Rowell and Treb Ryan founded OpSource at Vito's Famous Pizza in Sunnyvale, California. The company initially began to provide application support to Microsoft's HotMail product as well as other Telcos, ISVs and Enterprises.

In 2005, recognizing that Software as a Service (SaaS) was becoming an important market, OpSource began to focus primarily on creating the systems and underlying infrastructure to support SaaS, helping ISVs focus on software development, marketing and sales. As part of this product OpSource created a SaaS Enablement product which helped many ISVs (Adobe, Business Objects, BMC) take their product to market, created a SaaS Incubation program [1] for small businesses. In 2006, OpSource launched the annual "SaaS Summit" conference held in the San Francisco area.[2] Since 2010, the event has been renamed "All About the Cloud" and is presented in conjunction with the Software and Information Industry Association [3][4]

In 2009, OpSource released a so-called Enterprise Class Cloud Computing platform [5] that bills on a utility computing basis.

OpSource has received $56.5M in funding from Artiman Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Intel Capital, Key Venture Partners, NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) and Velocity. [6] Mark Spagnolo (past CEO - UUNET, Flag Telecom, Universal Access, Metromedia Fiber Network) serves as chairman of the board.

Business model

OpSource has two main products: Managed Hosting and Cloud.

Managed Hosting is a Dedicated hosting service with support for multiple applications, operating systems and databases. Originally called "Optimal On-Demand", these services are designed to support the Software_as_a_service market.[7] OpSource offers a 100% uptime guarantee to customers who host their applications with them under the managed hosting product.[8]

Cloud is delivered as a Infrastructure as a Service offering. Cloud computing customers do not own the physical infrastructure, instead avoiding capital expenditure by renting usage from a third-party provider. They consume resources as a service and pay only for resources that they use under a utility computing model, paying only for the services that are consumed. OpSource Cloud offers a 100% network uptime and <1ms intra network latency guarantee. [9] The OpSource Cloud product competes with similar offerings from Rackspace, Amazon, and IBM. [10]

Both service levels receive support via the usual means - e-mail, telephone, and ticket systems - but they are designed to fit the needs of different businesses.

Acquisition Activities

OpSource acquired Dublin, Ireland based Lecayla Technologies in 2008.[11] [12] Founded in 2004, LeCayla Technologie's metering and billing solutions allow ISVs to offer software applications on a utility, perpetual licensing or hybrid pricing basis LeCayla's metering and billing allows an ISV to flexibly quantify usage data generated by a software application.

Awards

2010 Always On - On Demand Top 100 Category Winner - [13]
2010 Top Cloud Computing Leader to Watch - [14]
2010 Top 20 Coolest Cloud Vendors - [15]
Software CEO Innovation Award 2008 Winner - [16]

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "OpSource Launches SaaS Incubator Program". http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/opsource-launches-saas-incubator-program-527. 
  2. ^ "Searching for Meaning at the SaaS Summit". http://www.thinkstrategies.com/blog/2006/03/searching-for-meaning-at-saas-summit.htm. 
  3. ^ "All About the Cloud 2010". http://www.siia.net/aatc/2010/default.asp. 
  4. ^ "All About the Cloud 2011". http://www.siia.net/aatc/2011/. 
  5. ^ "OpSource Takes on Amazon, IBM, and Rackspace". http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3836831/OpSource-Takes-on-Amazon-IBM-and-Rackspace.htm. 
  6. ^ "OpSource scores $10M for on-demand app delivery". http://venturebeat.com/2009/02/17/opsource-scores-10m-for-on-demand-app-delivery/. 
  7. ^ "OpSource enables SaaS in Digiprise, Platte River Systems and Insights OnDemand". http://www.utilitycomputing.com/news/798.asp. 
  8. ^ "OpSource Managed Hosting Service Level Agreement". http://www.opsource.net/Services/Managed-Hosting/Service-Level-Agreement. 
  9. ^ "Cloud SLAs Add New Level Of 'Confidence'". http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/224000198/cloud-slas-add-new-level-of-confidence.htm. 
  10. ^ "OpSource Takes on Amazon, IBM, and Rackspace". http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3836831/OpSource-Takes-on-Amazon-IBM-and-Rackspace.htm. 
  11. ^ "OpSource Acquires Lecayla Technologies". http://www.ebizq.net/news/8936.html. 
  12. ^ "SaaS hoster OpSource buys billing partner". http://www.zdnet.com/blog/saas/saas-hoster-opsource-buys-billing-partner/453. 
  13. ^ "2010 OnDemand Top 100 Awards". http://alwayson.goingon.com/2010/OnDemand-Top-100-Competiton. 
  14. ^ "OpSource Recognized as a Top Ten Cloud Computing Leader to Watch". http://www.ebizq.net/news/12815.html. 
  15. ^ "20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors". http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/components-peripherals/222600295/20-coolest-cloud-infrastructure-vendors.htm?pgno=16. 
  16. ^ "Software CEO". http://www.softwareceo.com/. >

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