InterCloud Systems Announces Launching of New Software Defined Network Cloud Service - Proof of Concept as a Service: POCaaS

SHREWSBURY, N.J., May 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterCloud Systems, Inc. (the "Company or "InterCloud") (Nasdaq:ICLD) a leading provider of cloud networking orchestration and automation solutions and services announces the launching of a new cloud service; "SDN/NFV Proof of Concept (POC)-as-a-service or POCaaS"

With the emergence of software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) it is critical for enterprise and carriers to test and validate these new technologies before rolling them out in production environments. OpenStack and Software Defined Networks (SDN) have created a major paradigm shift to the existing IT architectural models. The concept of overlay networking, service chaining, automation and open orchestration for virtualized compute, network and storage resources is extremely complex and needs to be thoroughly tested and managed in a lab environment by qualified engineers. The need for testing SDN and NFV in a lab environment also creates an issue for our customers around limited human resources, budgets and timelines to deliver new IT initiatives and POCaaS from InterCloud solves these issues.

InterCloud has developed this POCaaS model to overcome these challenges. Enterprise customers and Service providers can leverage this service in a "pay as you go model". This reduces their POC lead times to days from months and months. In phase 1, InterCloud has built infrastructure supporting Openstack and Juniper Networks Open Contrail SDN. In addition to the physical and virtual infrastructure, a team of InterCloud engineers can be engaged to speed up the deployment of these POC's.

CEO Mark Munro says "Setting up an SDN-POC is a major project in itself. We want to expedite the process for our customers by offering POC-as-a-Service and saving them valuable time in setting up the entire lab and going through months of expensive designs and installations. Our POC portal allows clients to book a date which will give our customer uninterrupted access to our Juniper Contrail SDN and Openstack deployment where they can start with our simplified POC-setup guide to have a lab architecture topology up and running smoothly and quickly." Knowledge transfer plays a pivotal role in the adoption of any new IT technology. As part of educating our customers, we have put together a free Openstack and Contrail SDN lab on our website. Anyone can register on our website for a free lab with a Lab tutorial to access Openstack and contrail environments. InterCloud is enabling customers to save time and money while moving to the new "Fast IT" web scale environments. Click on the following link for access:

About InterCloud Systems, Inc.

InterCloud Systems, Inc. is a single-source provider of end-to-end information technology (IT) and next-generation network solutions including Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to the telecommunications service provider (carrier) and corporate enterprise markets through cloud solutions and professional services. Additional information regarding InterCloud may be found on InterCloud's website at

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