|By Roger Strukhoff||
|September 8, 2011 04:19 AM EDT||
"We're ready to compete," said Morphlabs Inc. Co-founder/CEO Winston Damarillo, in announcing the company's revved-up mCloud strategy, which partners with Dell and others to deliver IaaS to the Philippines and North America.
His statement refers to both his company and his native Philippines, where Morphlabs is headquartered. The announcement was made in the Makati City Central Business District in Metro Manila.
Damarillo, who most famously sold Gluecode to IBM a few years back, pointed out that the Morphlabs project is the first of his to take place entirely in the Philippines, with software engineering teams in Metro Manila (in the north of the country) and Cebu City in the country's Central Visayas region.
He referred to this public-cloud implementation as "dynamic infrastructure services," promising a "modular approach in which each customer's data has its own resources and therefore can't be exposed to another customer's data." He also touted the Dell PowerEdge C Series hardware, which contains several computers - and vast amounts of discrete storage - in each system.Morphlabs will deliver mCloud in the Philippines through Globe Telecom, the country's leading mobile and cloud services provider.
Globe has significant in-country datacenter resources, promising low latency times (compared, for example, to offshore centers run by Amazon), and significant in-country bandwidth. Morphlabs will deliver mCloud in the US as well through a variety of datacenters, and Damarillo hinted that the company is close to announcing services to Europe as well.
He also touted mCloud's TCO vs. the leading IaaS companies today, saying that mCloud is available at $50 per the equivalent of one Amazon EC2 Control Unit (ECU).
Morphlabs recently received $5 million in C Series funding, and Damarillo said there would be more. "We're focused on growth, and focused on delivering the best enterprise-grade Cloud services in the world from our great teams here in the Philippines," he said.
As I said recently, I'm feeling a lot of momentum in this region, and Morphlabs is one of the key companies providing the oomph. I'll have more details regarding today's announcement over the next few days.
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