NEC and Private Planet collaborate for personal cloud computing


NEC and Private Planet have announced a global collaboration agreement which adds Private Planet’s cloud computing platform to NEC’s set of cloud solutions. The result is a turnkey personal cloud solution for mobile and telecom operators that can be deployed within just 14 weeks.

Adding Private Planet to NEC’s cloud solution gives users the ability to view, store, edit and communicate their personal data across all their connected devices through a modern personal cloud-focused user interface. It supports iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Consumers will be able to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing including cloud storage, cloud data sharing, address book synchronisation, calendar management, personal cloud media and content management.

This collaboration brings together NEC’s cloud infrastructure, enterprise cloud marketplace and hosting and service management with Private Planet’s personal cloud computing platform, its suite of personal services, and set of white label applications for operators.

Manuel Gallo, director of sales and business development at NEC Cloud Competence Centre said: 'Private Planet is the best choice in delivering a rich and robust solution for operators who are focussed on personal cloud and residential markets. We believe that their broad approach of integrated services coupled with NEC’s cloud infrastructure and NEC Marketplace integration creates a compelling service proposition for telecom operators in mobile, broadband and convergence businesses.'

Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO Private Planet said: 'We are delighted to be working with NEC on personal cloud. We found a natural accord in our joint approach to commercial and technical delivery of carrier-grade personal cloud solutions for telecom operators. Private Planet’s unique service offering and open platform helps operators differentiate in both device and cloud services tailored to the operators’ needs. NEC’s cloud infrastructure, its data centres and excellent support provided a fantastic channel to offer personal cloud into many markets.'


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