Bloomfield Township’s Yottabyte, a software-defined data center company, has joined the Merit Marketplace to provide its members with a private cloud solution. The partnership will give the members an alternative to the traditional on-premises data center solution.
“Joining the Marketplace will bring us closer to the extended members of the Merit Network community,” says Mike Aloe, COO of Yottabyte. “We look forward to serving Merit’s members with our … cloud technology while further improving their IT infrastructure capabilities.”
Merit Network is a nonprofit, member-owned organization that provides networking and services to research and education communities. It was founded by East Lansing’s Michigan State University, Detroit’s Wayne State University, and Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan.
Yottabyte specializes in virtualization of the data center, offering a homogenous system designed for the information technology generalist. The Merit Marketplace offers a variety of software, training, and services that are used by research and education organizations.
“Our goal is to provide a wide variety of high-quality services at exclusive discounts through our partnerships,” says Pierrette Renée Widmeyer, director of communications and marketing at Merit Network. “We are excited to offer our members Yottabyte’s cloud solution and professional services through the Merit Marketplace.”
Yottabyte will explain what it offers at the Merit Member Conference on May 8-9 at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn. The company offers a fully integrated cloud software stack that allows users to build, deploy, and manage cloud data centers and services.