Ever had the feeling sometimes there’s simply too many companies who offer the exact same thing? For example, think about hotels; Basically they all offer the same thing – which is rooms to rent for a night – however they differ from each other in quality, location and price. Cloud services are in this same category; All of them offer cloud data storage in some form, but prices vary, as well as their internal plug-ins.
How to decide which service best suits you? In the case of hotels it’s relatively easy as there are plenty of platforms that maintain huge hotel databases for travelers to browse from (one of the largest being hotels.com), but what about cloud services?
Pilvi.com (which means Cloud in Finnish) is the market place for purchasing cloud services 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 looking for an easy platform from where to manage needed IT-solutions can easily do this through 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 Lassi Virtanen, COO and founder of Pilvi.
The benefits of using a platform like Pilvi comes apparent when observed from an enterprise point of view.
”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”, says Pilvi’s Sales Director Antti Vehosmaa.
Pilvi.com is currently in Beta phase. Below you can see the what service interface looks like.