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Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar launches cloud services with Ormuco and HPE


Guest post on behalf of Cloud28+ member Ormuco:

Ormuco today announced a collaboration agreement with Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar (UTB) in Colombia that will allow the university to provide cloud-based services to its student community. The collaboration is based on the Ormuco cloud platform, built on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and OpenStack technology. The purpose of the agreement is to promote innovation and collaboration among students, while enhancing internal IT systems and services in the university.

UTB students will now have instant access to resources in the cloud to work on their projects through Ormuco’s state-of-the-art and easy-to-use portal. The students will have the benefits of a secure and scalable environment where they can collaborate, along with the support that comes with a fully managed solution.

Ormuco’s cloud delivery platform built in collaboration with HPE technology, will enable UTB to optimize its operations and costs, and regain control of its IT. The university will become its own IT-as-a-Service provider.

The possibility of delivering IaaS, PaaS and SaaS will open a world of possibilities for UTB. It will be able to efficiently run critical applications for its operations (academics, research and extension), stay up to date with the latest technologies, and implement new services for its staff and students in a cost-effective way, without the burdensome costs of hardware, maintenance and upgrades. This will allow UTB to become a more flexible organization that can respond more rapidly to the needs of its stakeholders.

The university has become a member of Cloud28+, a federated community of service providers, resellers, ISVs, developers, government entities and end users dedicated to accelerating enterprise cloud adoption. Through Cloud28+, UTB will be able to expand its presence to Europe, while playing a lead role in establishing a Cloud28+ community in Latin America.

“We are working with UTB to unleash the benefits of hybrid IT,” said Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Vice President, Indirect Digital Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Cloud28+ simplifies the choice and streamlines the connection to a wide range of cloud services, while giving customers access to new partnerships and business opportunities to market their own offerings.”

“The spirit of Cloud28+ is very much about providing customers with more information and choice,” said Orlando Bayter, CEO, Ormuco. “Together with UTB, we are contributing to the increase in cloud adoption in Colombia and the advancement of the country. Education is key to development and we are certain that by introducing students to our cutting edge technology and preparing them to utilize it in the workforce, we will be driving a significant transformation.”

“Our collaboration with Ormuco, HPE and Cloud28+ gives us a strong position to foster innovation and to continue with our mission to contribute to the development of the region and the country. This collaboration will allow us to actively participate in the transformation of Colombia to a knowledge-based economy by truly empowering our students and maintaining the highest level of excellence and quality in the education we provide,” said Jaime Bernal Villegas, President of UTB. “The cloud service offering complements UTB’s longstanding position as a leader in innovation in the region.”Ormuco 2.pngUTB.jpg


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I manage communications and enablement activities for Cloud28+. Previously, I was the marketing communications manager for HPE's Hybrid IT group in EMEA. I have a keen interest in community-driven technology innovation. Follow me at @AndreaGarcia31

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