The latest entrant in the race to offer organizations the ability to buy infrastructure as a service is a telecommunications carrier.
Telus Communications Co. said Tuesday it will create a series of cloud services under the AgilIT brand, the first of which is called Virtual Private Cloud.
It promises to deliver computing resources on-demand to medium- and large-sized organizations, or companies that see IT as a strategic resource.
It’s the latest data centre product from Telus, which has been offering hosting services for some time.
The IaaS product “was designed and architected to provide a reliable complement to the IT infrastructure managed by businesses,” said Adi Kabazo, manager of products and services at Telus’ cloud services division.
The other compute pools available for purchase are 5 GHz of cycles and up to 10 GB of RAM, and 10 GHz of CPU and 20 GB of memory. Subscribers have a choice of three- or six-month terms.
Virtual Private Cloud subscribers will manage the service themselves through a Web portal, said Kabazo, which gives them the ability to deploy and change virtual machines remotely. As such, he said, “it’s designed for administrators that are knowledgeable with virtual infrastructure.