GlassHouse Technologies Drives Global Expansion with New Asia-Pacific Subsidiary

Sydney, Australia Hub Will Help Support Growing Customer and Partner Relationships In Key Growth Region
Monday, February 7, 2011

Sydney, Australia Hub Will Help Support Growing Customer and Partner Relationships In Key Growth Region

SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlassHouse Technologies, a global provider of independent data centre consulting and managed services, today announces it has established a regional subsidiary in Sydney, Australia: GlassHouse Technologies, Pty Ltd. This new subsidiary will support the company’s entrance into the Asia-Pacific market with an initial focus on a select subset of the global capabilities. This office will be dedicated to the development of partnerships and customer relationships with local organisations with a need for GlassHouse’s data centre and next generation virtualisation services. Both of these service areas are rich in unique tools and methodologies that help drive efficiency, predictability and cost savings inside customer environments.

GlassHouse’s data centre services include migration and consolidation services, as well as a close look at energy efficiency. For data centre migrations, GlassHouse’s unique Reflector software and proprietary Link planning methodology allow customers to map application to infrastructure relationships, and perform risk-based planning and migrations for data centre consolidation. For customers aiming to achieve greener IT environments, GlassHouse’s Energy Proficiency Impact Analysis provides visibility into the current cost and efficiency of data centre infrastructure environment and offers recommendations to streamline assets and shrink the customer’s carbon footprint.

“GlassHouse sees a tremendous opportunity to advance key partnerships with global technology firms in this region,” said John Merryman, managing director for the new Sydney office. “In a rapidly changing data centre market, GlassHouse is introducing a unique value proposition to Asia-Pacific partners and customers. We are focused on improving data centre energy efficiency, as a direct result of our regional capabilities already in practice across the world.”

Next generation virtualisation services are supported by GlassHouse’s exclusive intellectual property, such as vLab. vLab is a cloud-based virtual data centre that enables the dynamic configuration of complex multi-vendor desktop virtualisation solutions. This “instant Proof of Concept” tool can be set up within a single day, and accelerates time to value and the rapid identification of lowest-risk solutions from leading vendor options. Related services include GlassHouse’s cloud enablement services designed to help customers design, plan then fully realise the benefits of private/public cloud alternatives.

“GlassHouse has expanded significantly in the past two years, both in terms of the services we provide and the regions we serve,” said Mark Shirman, president and CEO of GlassHouse Technologies. “Our new subsidiary will enable us to foster closer relationships with customers and partners in the Asia-Pacific region, offering them greater access to the services needed to drive necessary infrastructure transformations.”

About GlassHouse

GlassHouse Technologies is a global provider of data centre infrastructure consulting services. In a rapidly changing data centre environment, GlassHouse partners with customers to define a strategy, execute that plan and operate their environment. Our constant focus is on cost efficiency, risk mitigation and service improvement. This is provided through Transom, our unique business model comprised of proprietary software tools, methodologies and domain expertise. We help deliver on the promise of agility and usage-based spending in the next generation infrastructure paradigm. This journey is significant and requires an experienced and pragmatic guide to help our customers achieve their goals. Our experience is based on thousands of projects in addition to ongoing daily operations of customer environments. Visit the GlassHouse blog for expert commentary on key data centre issues facing today's enterprises and follow us on twitter at #GlassHouse_Tech.