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Pi Aims for Large Slice of the Cloud Market with OpenStack


Just in case anyone thinks there’s a typo in the title, I’m referring to “Pi” as in the 16th letter of Greek alphabet or the mathematical constant. Not “Pie” as in apple pie.

More specifically, this is about Pi DATACENTERS, a cloud service ppi-datacenters-4rovider in India who is aiming to capture a large slice of the cloud market with OpenStack. How? By offering government, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and IT customers a transparent, secure, cost-effective and technically superior enterprise-class cloud experience.

Standing Out from the Crowd

Transparency and security are particular concerns for sensitive customer sectors, such as government. Many competing private clouds lack local data centers in India and can’t provide transparency about where data is physically secured.  With a state-of-the-art, local data center, Pi DATACENTERS not only provide the transparency and security required, but also offer a full spectrum of solutions across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), along with a host of other cloud enabled services.

This is not just buzz-word bingo.  These are the services that modern customers demand from a leading cloud service provider.  To quote Sunder Muthevi, VP of Products and Strategy at Pi DATACENTERS, “We wanted a flexible, reliable, cost-effective foundation on which to build our business and stand out from the crowd”.

Choosing OpenStack

Pi DATACENTERS decided to use OpenStack. As an open source cloud computing platform, it is ideally suited to running multi-tenant clouds with diverse workloads.

OpenStack also offers seamless compatibility with other enterprise open source technologies and delivers maximum flexibility, resilience and automation.

Why is this so important? To quote Sunder Muthevi again, “client requirements are changing all the time, so it was crucial that we focused on creating an architecture that would be able to support all future possibilities.” The truth is none of us know what’s around the corner. Many of the workloads and technology trends that now run on OpenStack were not even on the table when the project first started in 2010. OpenStack is proving to be the integration platform needed to handle all this change and innovation, while protecting IT investments.

Pi DATACENTERS wanted all the benefits of OpenStack but packaged and supported by an expert. One that could also deliver enterprise-grade stability and help fuel their market growth.

No surprise then that they chose SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

You can read the full Pi DATACENTERS case study here.

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