January 23, 2013 – Boulder, CO and Chicago, IL– SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of Hosted Cloud Apps, a new hosted application solution that gives SingleHop customers a vastly simplified way to discover, deploy and manage applications on virtual machines in the cloud. The news comes just a few days after SingleHop launched a new automated security service for the deployment and management of advanced security features in dedicated and cloud hosting environments.
Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions for IaaS, cloud and hosting providers, Hosted Cloud Apps is an easy-to-use marketplace of 100+ applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run instantly and reliably on the SingleHop infrastructure. Once an application is deployed, automated application lifecycle management features give SingleHop customers an easy way to manage their servers and applications on a continuing basis, including monitoring, scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more.
“Making it easy to launch and run fully configured versions of popular applications, and manage them directly through our LEAP Portal is something our customers have been asking for, and Standing Cloud made it easy for us,” said Zak Boca, CEO ,SingleHop. “We were able to integrate the marketplace seamlessly into our console and infrastructure, and customize it with our own look- and-feel to provide a user experience that is point-click simple.”
In addition to simplicity and ease-of-use, SingleHop’s Hosted Cloud Apps solution offers benefits that traditional Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and more complex methods of deploying infrastructure and software just can’t match. “For example, with a CRM application in SaaS, a user may not have to worry about infrastructure, but they should be concerned about who controls their data and the cost of adding new users,” said Boca. “By comparison, Hosted Cloud Apps delivers the simplicity of SaaS, but with complete ownership of data, a wide range of available applications, and no additional costs for adding more users.”
“Application storefronts like SingleHop’s Hosted Cloud Apps that make it simple to deploy and manage programs like WordPress, SugarCRM and OpenVBX in the cloud are rapidly changing the way software and applications are consumed by businesses and the enterprise,” said David Jilk, CEO ,Standing Cloud. “With easy integration, a seamless customer experience, custom branding and a deep application catalog, the Standing Cloud Marketplace is a great solution for innovative IaaS providers like SingleHop who are ready to move up the stack and expand their offerings to the application layer.”
Standing Cloud, too, was very recently in the news when SetSeed CMS launched a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform and Blue River partnered with them to develop MuraCloud for businesses and other organizations looking for high-quality, high-performance Mura CMS hosting in the cloud. Also Liferay expanded cloud hosting options with standing cloud agreement on Jan 15th.
About Standing Cloud:
Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application management services. They deliver a seamless application layer for cloud providers, technology solutions providers and ISVs, making application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.Learn more online at www.standingcloud.com
SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting provider that offers highly scalable, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers primarily under monthly contracts. With clients in 114 countries, two Chicago-area data centers, and over 10,000 servers online, SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art hardware, server management customization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. For more information, please visit: www.singlehop.com .