2018 CRN Impact Awards: OrionVM

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2018 CRN Impact Awards: OrionVM

A Sydney infrastructure-as-a-service wholesaler is bridging the gap for resellers between costly, owned data centre infrastructure and low-margin, commoditised solutions by the likes of Amazon Web Service.

“The wholesale model is a virtually untapped space between the two ends of that spectrum, where partners can have their own branded, premium cloud out-of-the-box without having to building it themselves,” said OrionVM CEO co-founder and CEO Sheng Yeo, an entrant in this year’s CRN Impact Awards.

Its wholesale cloud platform supports private, public and hybrid models for own use and resale. “Partners have full control – from a complete white-label rebrand to billing integration and flexible account management.”

Yeo says OrionVM’s hyper-converged suite of virtual storage, compute, orchestration and virtual networking delivers of high-performing and highly reliable cloud solutions relatively cheaply.

“Our supercomputer-inspired design and enterprise-grade architecture allows clients to scale operations while dramatically reducing capital expenses and IT support costs,” he says.

Founded in February 2010 by Alex Sharp, Joseph Glanville, Sheng Yeo, OrionVM counts researcher emeritus at Microsoft Research, Gordon Bell, among its investors.

Among its customers, GridMarkets is a cloud simulation and rendering company using OrionVM for animation rendering. Yeo says GridMarkets uses OrionVM to scale as needed and uses its bare-metal-as-a-service offering.

“Bare metal cloud configurations provide a way to complement, or substitute, virtual cloud services with a dedicated server environment without sacrificing flexibility, scalability and efficiency,” Yeo says.

Among its end-customers are D-Link, Vodafone and Joviam – the latter an OrionVM white-label customer that Gartner named a cloud infrastructure Cool Vendor.

“The Cool Vendor recognition highlights the underlying technology that OrionVM has developed,” Yeo says.

“D-Link has successfully worked with OrionVM since 2012. The OrionVM team has held true to their reputation of high performance and quality service,”
says Graeme Reardon, D-Link A/NZ regional director.

Randall Porter, partner solutions business development vice-president atAT&T , said IT complexity leads more customers to OrionVM.

“They’ve come to rely on trusted advisors like OrionVM to deliver the tailor-made solutions they need to succeed today and in the future.”

Partners include Mellanox, Cumulus Networks, SUSE Linux, and TidalScale.


OrionVM is a finalist in the 'Exporting Innovation' category in the 2018 CRN Impact Awards. For a list of all finalists and further details on the awards, please head to the CRN Impact Awards hub. The awards take place during the CRN Pipeline conference. You can get more information and purchase tickets here.

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