The Finnish start-up Pilvi Cloud Company launched today at the World Hosting Days 2014 -event in Germany a unique cloud services web store at Pilvi.com. The Pilvi Shop offers companies a user-friendly market place for buying and managing cloud services from e.g. Amazon, Google and local cloud service providers. Users receive one invoice including all the services being used and can manage cloud costs and risks efficiently.
Pilvi.com is a market place for purchasing cloud services like e.g. global or local and scalable server capacity from leading service providers. Users can compare prices and functionalities of different services including Amazon Web Services and Google Apps as well as services offered by local service providers. Companies can buy and manage all the needed IT-solutions at Pilvi.com.
”Companies are facing severe challenges in buying and managing cloud services transparently and cost-efficiently. Pilvi.com is just the kind of market place and platform companies need all over the world. The cloud service costs at Pilvi.com as much as buying the service directly from the service provider”, comments Pilvi’s Founder and COO Lassi Virtanen.
”Pilvi.com is globally a unique cloud services web store offering a new user friendly platform for choosing and evaluating the most suitable service for the large and the small company. Our target is to become the ‘Hotels.com’ of cloud services”, says Virtanen.
Managing the clouds efficiently
At Pilvi.com users can evaluate the functionalities of leading services and share experiences with other users 24/7. The platform is designed for managing safe user control and service monitoring from one web user interface. Users can also buy service packages, including different cloud services.
”Pilvi.com makes it easier to choose the right cloud service and have a real-time outlook on costs and functionalities of the services. Pilvi™ Manager offers tools for managing cloud services efficiently and without risks. Even the existing cloud services can be managed with Pilvi Manager”, says Pilvi’s Sales Director Antti Vehosmaa.
”Employees buy cloud services with credit cards and the companies have to pay lots of invoices. At Pilvi.com all the cloud services are centralized and billed in one place and the company receives only one invoice. Users can be sure that the cloud costs stay under control”, comments Vehosmaa.
The platform development has been funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes.