July 2, 2012
-- Walldorf, Germany – A partnership was announced today between fluid Operations®, leading provider of cloud and data management solutions based on semantic technologies, and Vision Consulting Group, a preeminent European consulting firm focusing on ERP Solutions, Outsourcing, Business Consulting and IT Consulting. The agreement will see Vision Consulting Group deliver consulting and implementation support for customers licensing the eCloudManager™
Product Suite from fluid Operations. At first the agreement will cover customers based in Germany with the intention to later include customers from other European countries.
fluid Operations’ eCloudManager Product Suite provides both private and public cloud management and orchestration platforms, thus allowing customers to bring their enterprise to the Cloud by establishing IT as a Service in their own data centers. “We see Vision Consulting Group as a perfect fit to serve customers as they adopt the Cloud. Customers benefit from eCloudManager-
based services offered by Vision Consulting Group, and have the option to deploy our cloud platform within their data center in order to build their private cloud, with the potential to extend to a hybrid model,” commented Thomas Kucher, Strategic Sales Executive Channel/Distribution at fluid Operations. Additionally, Vision Consulting Group’s pre-existing extensive involvement with fluid Operations’ eCloudManager makes it well-equipped to act as an integrator and facilitate customers’ adoption of private clouds.
Productive use of the eCloudManager since December 2010 has enabled MvB-Consulting, daughter company of Vision Consulting Group and certified SAP Hosting Service Provider, to monitor and manage its infrastructure and application resources. Furthermore, the eCloudManager has allowed MvB-Consulting to create ready-for-use SAP systems and landscapes within a few minutes. “Vision Consulting Group is a trusted partner for business consulting and for the design, development and implementation of IT services. Given their comprehensive experience with ERP Solutions and IT Consulting and our already existing relationship with their daughter company MvB-Consulting, closing this partnership was a natural step forward. We already have several joint projects in the pipeline which we are keen to start working on, now that the partnership is official, and we look forward to very successful joint results,” continued Kucher.
“Provisioning and maintaining SAP applications can be a burden and being able to automate these processes, sometimes up to 100%, allows for better, more flexible services to end customers. Combining our expertise in the SAP field with that of fluid Operations® will allow us to deliver targeted solutions for our joint customers and help them extract more value out of their SAP applications,”
added Bodo Franz, Vision Consulting Group’s Head of ERP Division.
About eCloudManager Product Suite
Product Suite offers a one-console solution for both private and public cloud management and orchestration. Providing a unified overview of all aspects of a cloud, it allows for the management and control of multiple multi-vendor hypervisors, storage systems, public clouds and enterprise applications from a single user interface. eCloudManager’
s Landscape as a Service (LaaS) ™ concept for SAP enterprise applications enables organizations to maximize the utilization of their virtualization investment, as well as to deploy and manage their own private SAP cloud. The solution includes potential for advanced SAP monitoring, rapid provisioning of new SAP systems or complete SAP landscapes through a self-service portal, as well as the efficient, automated handling of the daily operations of a private enterprise cloud. By using the eCloudManager, enterprises can maximize ROI by speeding up application deployments, increasing productivity and reducing the time needed to correct problems.
About fluid Operations
fluid Operations® (fluidOps), a young, innovative software company headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, provides an open platform which allows for the semantic integration of structured and unstructured data across business and IT stacks. This basis is leveraged to deliver our cutting-edge infrastructure and cloud monitoring, management and orchestration solution, the eCloudManager®
Product Suite, as well as the Information Workbench®, a cloud-based Linked Data and Big Data management platform. Together, the two products deliver the flexibility needed to optimize information management, data integration, self-service IT, IT operations, and IT service management. fluidOps’ Conference Explorer won the Linked Data-a-Thon at the 2011 International Semantic Web Conference and placed second in the WWW 2012 Metadata Challenge. Gartner Analysts named fluidOps, “Cool Vendor” in 2010. For more information about fluidOps and its products and solutions please visit www.fluidOps.com.
About Vision Consulting Group
Represented throughout Germany by 273 employees situated in nine different locations, Vision Consulting Group GmbH & Co. KG and its daughter companies Vision iT media GmbH, SPS Consulting and Services GmbH, and MvB-Consulting GmbH are part of a wider multinational, Vision IT Group (www.visionitgroup.com)
. The European-wide firm is represented in 9 European countries articulated around 4 strategic regions (France, Germany, BeNelux, and Southern Europe) by 1,098 experts in their field. Vision IT Group is listed simultaneously on the Alternext NYSE Euronext Brussels and Paris.
Vision Consulting Group is a competent and reliable partner for its customers in the area of business consulting, as well as for the design, development and implementation of innovative and economic IT solutions and consulting services. In this respect, Vision Consulting Group prides itself in its full coverage of services of the Information Technology Spectrum.
fluid Operations Press Contact:
Irina Parepa | Tel: +49 6227 3846 525 | Fax: +49 6227 3849 565 | Email: irina.parepa@
Vision Consulting Group Press Contact:
Roland Schumacher | Tel: +49 711 9 60 21-50 | Fax: +49 711 9 60 21-55 | Email: roland.schumacher@