New cloud consortium projects €5m revenues in first year

14 Dec 2011

A new cloud computing consortium of Irish and international IT companies – the SLA-1 consortium – is projecting €5m in revenues in its first year in operation.

The consortium includes wireless cloud provider AirSpeed Telecom, project lifecycle specialists PLC Partners, cloud hosting provider Sungard and software architecture specialist TEKenable.

The companies have joined forces to deliver tailored cloud services to companies and organisations interested in moving to the cloud.

The group will deliver all aspects of a private cloud service – from network infrastructure to web applications – payable with a single bill.

How SLA-1 will work

The SLA-1 group’s offering includes workshops on the cloud, feasibility assessments, design and architecture, implementation and migration.

The different approaches to migrating businesses to the cloud include the movement of test and development environments to the private cloud, the movement of core systems to the cloud and the movement of non-core peripheral systems to the cloud.

Brendan Martin, sales director, AirSpeed Telecom, says as cloud computing begins to become more and more of a reality for all organisations, the need to have a dedicated partner is even more important.

“Organisations who are transitioning their infrastructure to the cloud need simplicity and security, which is the reason why we have come to market with this single premium SLA.

“The SLA-1 partners are uniting our individual expertise in solution design, technology and infrastructure integration, network management and customer support. What customers will receive is a secure, tailored cloud service that matches their own business objectives,” Martin added.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years