DataArt to Deploy Juju for “Big Software” Collaboration and Faster Project Delivery

  • Signed Charm Author partnership and SI extends partnership
  • Juju Charm Ecosystem will be used in DataArt NFV Telco and Enterprise deployments to speed up project delivery
  • DataArt will provide expertise and contribute to the development of Juju Charms

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UK - October 19, 2016 - Canonical and DataArt announced today that DataArt will use Juju for the model and management of “Big Software” implementations such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions for Telcos and Enterprise.

DataArt, a technology consultancy that designs and develops custom software solutions, also becomes a Charm Author Partner and Systems Integrator. By providing charms to the Juju Charm ecosystem and creating a new NFV Telco bundle DataArt empowers clients deploying the new charms to scale telco infrastructure both horizontally and vertically, a true service on demand to its customers.

“Juju is one of the most extensible ways to deploy cloud applications efficiently and seamlessly,” said Michael Lazar, Vice President of Telecom at DataArt. “Working with Canonical over the past few years, designing NFV solutions and developing charms within the ecosystem proves the model is effective in allowing telecoms and enterprises to deliver new services quicker and with less friction.”

Customer demand has forced Telecoms to fundamentally change their business models, becoming more like “over the top” and cloud service providers than traditional telecom operators. NFV has become the go-to solution to address these new realities and DataArt’s services will enable telcos to rapidly shift legacy platforms and infrastructure and deploy revenue generating services at scale.

“Cloud, software as a service, open source, big data, scale-out, containers, and microservices. While these terms and technologies represent a new world of opportunity, they also bring complexity that most IT departments are ill-equipped to pursue,” said Stefan Johansson, Director of Global Software Alliances, Canonical. “IT departments need to model and automate infrastructure and software operations - that is what Juju was created to do.”

Juju Charms have become an established ecosystem of best-in-class applications which use shared, open source operations code for common components, so CIOs can focus precious resources on creating software that is unique to their business. Whether companies want to spin up an OpenStack cloud or manage a big data cluster, or if they are interested in container orchestration or machine learning, the Juju charm store includes open source and enterprise software solutions that dramatically simplify operations for those classes of big software.

If you are attending OpenStack Barcelona next week, Canonical and DataArt will be demoing solutions at booth B24. Please stop by to learn more.

About DataArt

DataArt is a global network of technology consulting and software services firms that create end-to-end solutions, from concept and strategy, to design, implementation and support. We help global clients in the finance, healthcare & life sciences, travel & hospitality, media, telecom, and IoT sectors achieve important business outcomes. Rooted in deep domain knowledge and technology expertise, DataArt designs new products, modernizes enterprise systems and provides managed services delivered by outstanding development teams in the U.S., UK, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America. As a recognized leader in business and technology services, DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, S&P, Coller Capital, BankingUp, Ocado, artnet, Betfair, Skyscanner, Collette Vacations, Booker and Charles River Laboratories.

www.dataart.com

@dataart

About Canonical

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing. 65% of large-scale OpenStack deployments are on Ubuntu, using both KVM and the pure-container LXD hypervisor for the world’s fastest private clouds. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

Canonical leads the development of Juju, the model-driven operations system, and MAAS (Metal-as-a-Service), which creates a physical server cloud and IPAM for amazing data centre operational efficiency. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.