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1&1 Internet Launches New gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a Cloud Server Package

Global  Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has today made two major announcements – launch of a gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a new cloud server package. The news comes nearly two months after 1 and 1 Internet added Artful.ly, CraftIsArt, Meetup and Wanelo web apps to 1&1 MyWebsite and launched its  Microsoft Exchange 2013 Hosting services. New gTLD Pre-Order Portal The new gTLD Pre-Order Portal allows website owners to  pre-order  the new gTLDs that’ll hit the market soon and provides domain news, expert advice articles and practical tips to plan a  domain portfolio. Website owners can browse the new domain endings at the  portal and make a risk-free pre-order for the domain of their choice.  This pre-order does not guarantee that a domain will be purchased, however, it is ...

NTT Communications Plans to Launch On-premises Connection, an SDN-based Cloud Migration Service

NTT Communications Corporation plans to launch  the ‘On-premises Connection’, world’s first software-defined networking (SDN)-based cloud migration service. The service will launched on July 28 in Japan and  later in other markets worldwide. On-premises Connection service will connect  customer on-premises systems with NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud via the Internet using SDN technology to facilitate smooth, flexible transitions to the cloud. The SDN technology has been developed by NTT Com in partnership with VMware, and a research institute operated by parent NTT Corporation. Some of the key features of the new service are: The new service will substantially reduce the workload  required to design and configure on-premises networks by connecting on-premises systems and cloud in t...

Flexiant and Boston Partner to Deliver ‘Cloud in a Box’ Solution on Supermicro Servers

Flexiant today announced that it will provide a ‘cloud in a box’ solution to the market in partnership with  Boston Limited,  a preferred distribution partner for Supermicro. Our joint ‘cloud in a box’ offer with Boston gives these service providers and hosters the flexibility to get to market quickly and test and develop new products and services that meet the needs of their customers, – George Knox, CEO, Flexiant. The news comes a month after  the selection of  Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator by ALVEA Services  for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, ALVEA Infrastructure. With ‘cloud in a box’ offered on Supermicro Servers, cloud service providers and web hosters can get the hardware and cloud management software to deploy cloud services immediately. This gives them ...

Logicworks Launches Managed AWS Cloud Service For Both New and Existing AWS Users

Logicworks today launched managed support for clients who’re using or plan to use  Amazon Web Services. The new Managed AWS service brings together  the elasticity, scalability, and unlimited resources of AWS cloud and system administrators, cloud engineers, and network technicians of  Logicworks. Logicworks helps IT organizations deploy applications on AWS while also assuming the responsibility of babysitting, automating, and optimizing their infrastructure so that they can focus on their applications. – Kenneth Ziegler, CEO, Logicworks. Some of the salient features of Logicworks Managed AWS service are: Application Rationalization: Logicworks’ project-based consulting service assists companies’ IT operation in developing the right cloud computing strategy for their busi...

Jelastic Partners with Innofield to Launch Beta 1.9 Service in Switzerland

A month after launching free public beta in Sweden with Elastx,  Jelastic, Inc., a provider of an ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform, has launched  Beta 1.9 service in Switzerland in partnership with innofield GmbH, a local hosting provider. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts. We are happy that Jelastic is now available from one of the most innovative and technical hosting companies in the country – innofield. Our vision is quite simple: Make it easy to host Java and PHP applications from the cloud, with no lock-in, and with availability from multiple hosting companies around the world. – Dmitry Sotni...

Microsoft makes Windows Azure Active Directory generally available and ready for production use

Microsoft today announced that it’s cloud based, enterprise quality, internet scale Identity and Access Management Solution Windows Azure Active Directory is now generally available and is  ready for production use with two feature improvements: Ability to add a Windows Azure Active Directory to Azure subscription for customers who use Microsoft accounts for logging into Azure. Simplified granting and revoking of application directory access permissions. Used by  over 2.9 million businesses, government bodies and schools to  manage access to Office365, Dynamics CRM online, Windows Intune and Windows Azure; Windows Azure AD is a cloud based Identity Service which makes it easy to: Manage employee access to cloud based line-of-business apps, Microsoft cloud services like Office 365, an...

SingleHop Launches VMware Enterprise Private Cloud powered by VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus

SingleHop, an  infrastructure-as-a-service provider, has launched  VMware Enterprise Private Cloud, offering a private cloud environment powered by the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus platform. The product is a secure single-tenant pool of computing resources, custom-built for every client, and connected with a highly scalable SAN storage solution. The news comes a few days after SingleHop launched VMware based public cloud service. The Enterprise Private Cloud utilizes SingleHop’s tried and tested automated infrastructure platform in accordance with VMware’s enterprise-class cloud computing technology. Some of the features of this blend are: Purpose Designed and Custom Built: SingleHop sales engineers work with the client to build a network diagram that balances efficiency of d...

Jelastic Launches Cloud Platform in the Netherlands in Partnership with Info.nl

Jelastic, Inc., provider of the ultra-scalable and interoperable Jelastic PaaS for Java and PHP, today announced its launch in the Netherlands through Info.nl, a full-service online agency headquartered in Amsterdam. Jelastic enables developers and SMBs to get applications up and running in the cloud in minutes instead of hours, since neither lock-in nor code changes are required. The news comes a few days after Jelastic cloud hosting platform launched free public beta in Sweden with Elastx. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts. We are extremely excited about Jelastic’s launch in the Netherlands, and proud to have a great partner like I...

Webair Launches ProtoCloud, an Infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud Offering

Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions, yesterday announced ProtoCloud, the newest addition to its highly popular family of cloud hosting services. ProtoCloud is Webair’s true Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering. Built with scalability and availability in mind, ProtoCloud provides IaaS scalability on top of a highly available foundation. By default, and at no additional costs, ProtoCloud instances are provisioned with no single points of failure via the use of redundant & scalable computing nodes, Network infrastructure, SAN and FusionIO storage. In february, Webair also completed control procedures and compliance for its NY1 data center as verified in a Service Organization Control Report (SOC 1) prepared under the terms of SSAE 16 by independe...

Oracle Acquires Private Cloud Infrastructure Management Software Provider Nimbula

Nimbula’s product is complementary to Oracle, and is expected to be integrated with Oracle’s cloud offerings. – Oracle. US enterprise software giant Oracle announced yesterday that it has acquired Nimbula,  a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Nimbula’s technology helps companies manage infrastructure resources to deliver service, quality and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments.  The financial details of the acquisition, which is expected to close in the first half of 2013 have not been revealed yet. The motive behind the acquisition remains uncertain. Though Oracle didn’t out out official press release , in a brief blog post, it said that “Nimbula’s product is complementary to Oracle, an...

VMware Appoints Mr. Bill Fathers as SVP and GM of Hybrid Cloud

VMware, Inc, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, yesterday announced the appointment of Bill Fathers as senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit. The news comes nearly two weeks after VMware announced the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program – a new way for customers to take advantage of public or hybrid cloud as a key component of their comprehensive IT strategy and work with VMware vCloud Service providers more effectively. I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and new applications – on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever combination works best for th...

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