Summary:

The deal should make life easier for some of CloudSigma’s customers, while for the freshly-launched, open-source CompatibleOne it represents early validation.

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CloudSigma, the Swiss infrastructure-as-a-service provider, runs its services out of three locations: Zurich, Las Vegas and Washington D.C. Until now, customers managing their cloud environments across multiple locations have had to use a separate user interface for each – but no longer.

On Thursday CloudSigma announced a partnership with cloud services brokerage CompatibleOne, that gives CloudSigma’s customers the unified user interface that some may need. What’s more, because of CompatibleOne’s business, that user interface can also be used to see servers in competitors’ environments as well, such as those of Rackspace, Amazon and Joyent.

“For our customers to be able to log in and easily monitor via a single platform a transparent, comprehensive view [of] all of their cloud servers, regardless of location or cloud provider, saves them time, resources and a ton of management headaches,” said CloudSigma CEO Robert Jenkins in a statement.

Paris-based CompatibleOne began life as an open-source project and only actually launched as a proper company earlier this week at the Cloud Expo in London. It’s targeting federation-happy cloud providers, as well as developers, managed service providers and IT departments wanting to juggle their loads across disparate cloud environments.

CompatibleOne has been working with Intel around the chipmaker’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), which is used to check the integrity of the hardware, BIOS and hypervisors running these loads.

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