Free Cloud Alliance Formed: Open Source IaaS, PaaS and SaaS for the Enterprise

PR to announce the creation the Free Cloud Alliance
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Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Campos (Brasil), Dover (USA). March 29th, 2010. IELO, Mandriva, Nexedi and TioLive join forces to create the Free Cloud Alliance (FCA), an alliance of Free / Open Source Software publishers which provides 100% Open Source solutions for the fast growing market of Enterprise Cloud Computing. The Free Cloud Alliance (FCA) is the first Open Source Cloud Computing Stack which covers both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),  Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) with a consistent set of technologies targetted at high performance and mission critical applications.

The Free Cloud Alliance Stack consists of: NiftyName Virtual Datacenter (NVD), Block Storage Server (BS2), Xtreem Storage Server (XS2), NEO Storage Server (NS2), SLAP Cloud Engine (SCE) and TioLive OEM Platform (TOP).

Julien Ducros, CEO of IELO, said: "NiftyName Virtual Datacenter (NVD) provides solid infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) designed for high performance, data redundancy and automatic failover. Benchmark shows that NVD is 2 to 400 times faster than competing proprietary IaaS solutions. NVD can be used either with traditional Storage Area Network (SAN) or with cost efficient Block Storage Server (BS2)".

Arnaud Laprévote, CEO of Mandriva, added: "Xtreem Storage Server (XS2) completes BS2 with a Global, Secure and Redundant POSIX Filesystem which is ideal to share files over a Wide Area Network (WAN), to distribute content on a corporate Intranet or to implement Enteprise online backup. It is established on Mandriva's 10 years experience with GNU/Linux operating system distribution and it is compatible with corporate Windows networks."

Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, declared: "NEO Storage Server (NS2) provides a transactional alternative to BS2 and XS2 in the form of RESTful storage. It is ideal for high performance business and content management applications such as the archival of large collections of government data or for the recording of banking transactions."

Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, added: "SLAP Cloud Engine (SCE) coordinates the various services which form a Cloud Computing environment, optimizes resource usage and provides Cloud billing based on ERP5 open source ERP."

Jacques Honoré, VP Community of TioLive, concluded: "TioLive OEM Platform (TOP) leverages all components of the Free Could Alliance Stack to provide an Open Source Platform as a Service (PaaS) which enables the rapid development of custom Software as a Service (SaaS) for vertical markets in the field of ERP, CRM,KM, e-business and Web."

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  • Julien Ducros, IELO CEO - julien.ducros (at) ielo (dot) net
  • Arnaud Laprévote, Mandriva CEO - arnaud.laprevote (at) mandriva (dot) com
  • Vanessa Wall - vwall (at) mandriva (dot) com - +33 (0)1 40 41 97 29
  • Jean-Paul Smets - CEO Nexedi SA - jp (at) nexedi (dot) com. Phone +33 (0)6 29 02 44 25
  • Elodie Pot - VP Communication, TIOLIVE LLC - elodie (at) tiolive (dot) com
  • Jacques Honoré - VP Community,TIOLIVE LLC - jacques (at) tiolive (dot) com. Phone +33 (0)6 99 29 50 55

About IELO

IELO is an Internet Service Provider with 8 years experience in Internet Facility Management. Thanks to numerous collaborations with open source experts, IELO constantly creates and provides innovative ideas and solutions shared in a transparent and open source manner with its clients.

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About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

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About Nexedi

Nexedi is the creator and leader of the ERP5 open source ERP project. ERP5 has developed and deployed ERP5 for a wide range of industries such as aerospace, apparel, banking, healthcare and government. ERP5 is used in companies of all sizes in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South Americas. The open source nature of ERP5 eliminates licensing costs and provides full freedom to update and customise the system as business requirements change with no single vendor lock-in. Nexedi provides 24H around-the-clock support to corporations and governments wishing to migrate their mission critical applications to open source software solutions.

Nexedi respects the principles of TIO Libre Initiative to protect the independence of its customers.

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About TioLive

TioLive is the world leader of Total Information Outsourcing (TIO) solutions based on cutting-edge Open Source Cloud Computing technologies and Free Software Ideals. Born on the Web 2.0, TioLive provides a consistent range of business applications which are delivered through a straightforward Software as a Service (SaaS) approach. TioLive integrates seamlessly an ERP, a CRM, a CMS, business email, Voice over IP (VOIP) telephony and business chat. TioLive is free of charge for any number of users. TioLive comes with no advertising and no time restrictions. TioLive follows strictly the principles of TIO Libre ( and intends to provide the world with the highest standards in terms of privacy and trade secret protection.

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