Kawasaki Selects Virtustream to Create a Scalable, Cloud-based Dealership Portal

Major powersports distributor uses the xStream cloud solution to better serve online customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  – March 14, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), the U.S. distributor for Kawasaki branded powersports vehicles, has deployed Virtustream’s enterprise cloud solution, xStream, to develop and test software applications for its dealership portal.

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“xStream provides a highly effective combination of functionality and agility that will enable us to efficiently develop and test our software to keep up with the dynamic requirements of our portal solution,” said Victor Martinez, director of information technology, Kawasaki. “Virtustream has exceeded our expectations with their preparedness and responsiveness and, due to the success and immediate benefits that we have seen, we anticipate eventually moving other business applications to the cloud as well.”

KMC selected xStream for its ability to provide enterprise class stability, agility, ease of use and built-in disaster recovery at a cost-effective rate. Upon implementation, the Virtustream and Kawasaki teams were able to quickly bring up an xStream environment. With the Virtustream cloud solution, Kawasaki was able to install, test and deploy the new application (in multiple environments) and still meet business requirements and deadlines. Virtustream’s µVMTM (micro-VM) technology provides a consumption-based pricing model that only charges customers for the resources actually used. With this utility-like resource deployment and pricing, Kawasaki now has the flexibility to rapidly add resources on demand whenever required by the business.

“Kawasaki’s decision to utilize our solution shows the versatility xStream offers,” said Scot Brenton, vice president of sales, West Coast U.S., Virtustream. “xStream greatly simplifies moving IT to the cloud and taking advantage of the increased efficiency of a cloud solution. We provide a secure and scalable environment with disaster recovery built in to ensure our users are protected both during and after their transition.”

Virtustream xStream delivers an innovative approach to hybrid clouds, enabling customers to deploy mission-critical applications in the cloud, backed by application SLAs. Powered by Virtustream µVMTM (micro-VM) technology, xStream delivers enterprise-grade security/compliance, multi-tenant efficiency, application performance SLAs and consumption-based charging for both legacy and web-scale applications.

About Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, Side x Sides, and personal watercraft through a network of more than 1,200 independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers specializing in Kawasaki power products and general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at KMC’s Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. For five decades, the Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

About Virtustream

Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream, cloud management software for private/public/hybrid clouds and also offers the Virtustream Cloud which provides secure, high availability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises. Both xStream and the Virtustream Cloud deliver secure, cloud efficiency with performance SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). Virtustream’s solutions are backed by professional services to design, migrate to, and manage clouds.

Virtustream offers these enterprise class cloud solutions worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange, SpotCloud®; has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Toronto, London, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.

Contacts

Virtustream, Inc.
Lisa Desmond, 615-368-7325
lisa.desmond@virtustream.com

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