OS33 Announces Integration with Google Apps for Business as Part of its Unified Cloud Platform
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — OS33, the feature-rich IT-as-a-Service Delivery Platform, today announced integration with Google Apps for Business. The highly anticipated integration enables businesses to easily deliver, manage and consume Google Apps services as part of a unified IT solution that includes Microsoft Windows and SaaS applications, from any device and browser via OS33′s flagship Webtop (web-based desktop).
With Google Apps integration, companies using the OS33 unified IT platform are able to easily use Google Apps’ email, calendar and collaboration tools as part of their cloud computing solution. This gives service providers an easy way to meet the demand for the increasingly popular Google Apps. Businesses leveraging this integration now have a powerful new suite of applications in their toolkit and can deploy and manage new Google Apps accounts alongside other IT assets automatically, through OS33′s management interface.
Using Google Apps is simple via the OS33 Webtop. End-users log into a browser based portal, gaining access to all of their IT, including services powered by Google, in a single unified interface. From the Webtop, users see a summary of Gmail and Calendar activities while interacting with all their other IT services and resources seamlessly. A single click takes the user into Google Apps securely and easily, removing the complexities of working with multiple logins.
“Many LevelCloud partners and their customers rely on Google Gmail, Calendar and Docs as a low cost alternative to Microsoft Exchange. This integration allows businesses to leverage existing investments in Google Apps which I think is a huge value-added proposition,” says Biren Shukla, CEO of California-based LevelCloud, a channel-friendly cloud solutions provider powered by OS33. “OS33 provides a solution that integrates Google’s product suite as part of its complete unified IT platform, satisfying the demand for Google products, while also providing additional cost savings and efficiencies through OS33′s automated management and provisioning tools.”
OS33 enables companies to shift their IT resources to the cloud, including line-of-business applications and services, and unify them in a single interface. Companies can lower their monthly costs by working with Google Apps. OS33 gives end-users a customizable Webtop interface to access all their IT assets, and company administrators a way to scale user accounts up and down, in just minutes, while easily controlling permissions.
OS33 Google Apps integration includes the following:
- Access to Google Apps product suite including Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, and more, tightly integrated with the OS33 unified IT platform.
- Ability to automatically provision and manage Google Apps accounts via OS33 Self Service Management Tools removing need for manual processes.
- Single Sign-on Access, providing end-users easy access to their Google Apps accounts alongside their other IT services, using one password.
- Support for data tags such as employee directory information for easy synchronization of user information with Google Apps.
According to Alex Osipov, CTO of OS33, “Choosing Google Apps can be a transformative event for many businesses entering the cloud era, but in many cases Google Apps alone is not the entire IT stack. Companies also need line-of-business applications, network security, data mobility and more to run their business.”
“The IT complexity required to take full advantage of cloud benefits is not something most SMBs can deliver and maintain in-house. With OS33′s unified IT platform, CIOs can deliver Google Apps with all other IT resources via a single interface, all accessible in the cloud. We’ve removed all the complexity, and have taken out all the customer risk associated with going cloud. That’s extremely powerful.”
OS33′s Google Apps integration is currently in production and available for demonstration to Managed Service Providers. The integration comes at no cost to the Service Provider. However, providers are responsible for the Google Apps licensing fees and can mark up their pricing as part of the Google Apps Reseller program. For MSPs with end-user customers looking to simply test Google Apps as part of their OS33 Webtop deployment, the integration also works with Google Apps trial accounts.
For more information on the OS33 unified IT platform with Google Apps Integration, please visit http://www.os33.com/whats-new/ and the OS33 Blog at http://blog.os33.com/. Interested parties can also sign up for a no-obligation demonstration of OS33 at http://www.os33.com/learn-more/schedule-a-demo/.
OS33, the leading full-featured cloud computing IT delivery automation platform, has been tested and proven by thousands of end users. With OS33, MSPs can provision cloud-based infrastructure resources, deploy applications, and create companies and users, providing a brandable web-based desktop fully populated with all of their hosted IT assets. OS33 is based in New York City. For more information visit http://www.os33.com.