Press Release – Cloud A Becomes Hortonworks Infrastructure Partner

HWX_Badges_Cert_HDPHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – Feb 24, 2014 – Cloud A, a leader in open cloud infrastructure solutions for Big Data, announced today that it has forged a partnership with Hortonworks a leading commercial vendor promoting the innovation, development and support of Apache Hadoop. The agreement will enable Cloud A to enable the acceleration and adoption of Apache Hadoop by organizations who wish to have their data reside in Canadian data centers.

Enterprises everywhere are racing to deploy Apache Hadoop to enhance their data management capabilities. Cloud A in conjunction with it’s partner community are developing solutions that will make it easier for enterprise customers to deploy and manage Hadoop by leveraging the leading technologies from both vendors to create the first enterprise Hadoop solution that handles everything from deployment on bare metal all the way to the application.

Cloud A will combine the Hortonworks Data Platform with Cloud A’s Openstack Canadian open cloud to create an integrated solution that addresses the problems enterprise data centers experience when developing Hadoop solutions internally. The Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, is a massively scalable, 100 percent open source platform for storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data. The platform includes the most popular and essential Apache Hadoop projects including HDFS, MapReduce, HCatalog, Pig, Hive, HBase and Zookeeper. These combined solutions will make it easier to bring a Hadoop project from proof-of-concept, to production, to scale-out.

“We are very excited to be able to offer a Canadian Openstack powered cloud to deploy Hadoop solutions for enterprise customers that addresses the often overlooked problem of setting up and managing the underlying cluster for Hadoop,” said Brandon Kolybaba CEO of Cloud A. “Hortonworks thought leadership in the space is exceptional and we are very excited to work with them to leverage the advanced technologies, and support infrastructure for Apache Hadoop.”

About Cloud A
Cloud A is a leading provider of Cloud Infrastructure powered by Openstack based in Canada. Our product simplifies the installation and management of the hardware and software that provides the infrastructure for large scale environments having hundreds or thousands of servers supporting Big Data, Analytics, or High Performance Computing. For more information visit

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