As seen in the December 2, 2013 COMPTEL Connection
Headquarters Location: Des Moines, IA
Q: What does your company do and how long has it been in operation?
A: Appcore, which was founded by CTO Brian Patrick Donaghy in 2008, automates the business of cloud computing by delivering cloud automation management platforms for enterprise private clouds and service provider public clouds. Appcore AMP™ is cloud automation designed to simplify cloud environments through a single management and monitoring interface; delivered in three deployment methods as cloud appliance, converged infrastructure or white label, in under 30 days. As a fully integrated cloud solution, Appcore AMP reduces the complexity of your cloud environment with technology agnostic and scalable best practice solutions backed by end-to-end support. Appcore AMP features Launch to Cloud® technology for easy provisioning of applications and servers in minutes, giving end users access to on demand usage and resources.
Q: To what do you attribute your company’s success in the communications industry?
A: Appcore enables service providers to capitalize on the growing potential of virtualization and cloud computing. Appcore AMP was specifically designed to deploy turn-key public and private cloud environments in 90 days. Appcore allows service providers to leverage their existing network to provide cloud service to increase monthly recurring revenue.
Q: What have been the biggest obstacles your company has faced in the marketplace?
A: The biggest challenge Appcore has faced is education. The term “cloud” means many things in the industry and it has been necessary to educate service providers on the business cases that are applicable to them.
Q: What do you see as your greatest challenges going forward?
A: Continued education is vital to Appcore’s success. We need to continue to educate service providers on how to best utilize their existing networks to provide the cloud locally. We alleviate this challenge by assisting them in creating a custom go-to-market strategy based around their business model, ultimately helping them compete with larger cloud providers.
Q: What have been some of your company’s most recent achievements (new customer wins, new service/product deployment, etc.)?
- Release of our Cloud Automation Management Platform
- 2013 Business and Impact Innovation Award recipients
- 2013 Prometheus Awards
- Series B Funding of $6 million
Q: Why is it important for your company to be a COMPTEL member?
A: Appcore exclusively works with service providers and therefore needs to be recognized as a leader in the COMPTEL community.