OnApp uses Hammer to distribute cloud platforms

Distributor Hammer has signed OnApp to supply enterprise cloud appliances in Europe. OnApp software powers public cloud services for more than 3,500 telcos, MSPs and hosting companies worldwide - and now has a new version of OnApp, OnApp Enterprise. Under the new partnership, OnApp Enterprise cloud solutions will become available to Hammer resellers throughout Europe via its offices in France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, the UK and Nordic countries.

Delivered as a ready-to-run appliance using Intel Data Center Blocks hardware, OnApp Enterprise includes a virtualisation software stack, software-defined storage, and a set of private cloud automation and management tools. With a fixed cost pricing model, and claiming turnkey deployment in less than a day, OnApp aims to bring public cloud agility to small businesses and enterprise IT departments.

"There is strong demand for private and hybrid cloud platforms in the EMEA market, but customers don't want to hire staff and spend months building a solution," said Tom Cox, General Manager, Whitebox Servers at Hammer. "Through our partnership with OnApp we're driving change in IT price, performance and ease of use for businesses across Europe - offering enterprises the simplest, most cost-effective way to bring the benefits of cloud to their own datacentres, through their local Hammer cloud specialist."