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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...

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...

Jelastic Launches Version 1.9 of Its Breakthrough Cloud Hosting Platform

Jelastic, Inc., today announced the launch of a major new version of its ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform. The new version, Jelastic 1.9, features a flexible new pricing model, FTP support, caching in NGINX and the latest versions of software stacks (including TomEE and MariaDB 10.0.0). The news comes a few days after Jelastic announced that it’s two hosting partners, Layershift and dogado Internet GmBH have begun formally guaranteeing the performance of their tech support operations. We have added major discounts for reserved resources, as well as discounts for volume usage. These discounts allow developers to host their production apps at a reasonable price. We have also added support of new software stacks such as TomEE 1.5 and MariaDB 10. These...

Amazon Web Services Reduces EC2 prices up to 27 percent

Amazon has reduced pricing for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) reserved instances running Linux/Unix, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Rat Hat Enterprise Linux up to 27%. According to the official announcement by the company, the prices are being reduced for new EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by up to 27%. This reduction applies to the Standard (m1), Second-Generation Standard (m3), High-Memory (m2), and High-CPU (c1) instance families. More specifically, AWS will automatically provide customers with additional savings when they have more than $250,000 in active upfront Reserved Instance fees. With this price reduction, Reserved Instances will provide savings of up to 65% in comparison to On-Demand instances. Here are the ...

New VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program Provides an Easy On-Ramp to the Cloud

VMware yesterday 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.  PeakColo was one of the first  Cloud service providers to participate in the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program. The VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program brings the Solution Provider and Service Provider communities together, to create a unique value proposition for both. – Geoff Waters, Senior director, VMware Cloud Service Provider Program. Customers can purchase VMware Cloud Credits from VMware Solution Provider Partners and redeem over time with approved VMware Service Provider Partners. Through the VMware Cloud C...

PeakColo Now Offers IaaS Through New VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program

DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – Feb 26, 2013) – PeakColo, a leading enterprise-class IaaS Cloud service provider for channel partners, yesterday announced that it is participating in the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program. This dynamic program provides channel partners an easy on-ramp to PeakColo’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform, along with secure and direct access to on-demand cloud services in the US and UK. PeakColo is participating in this program because it is a 100% channel-centric cloud provider. Early January, PeakColo announced the addition of Ms. Sharon Kincl as Vice President of Finance and Administration. PeakColo’s VMware vCloud(R)-Powered platform enables our channel partners to white label the cloud as their own, offering th...

CloudZoom Launches Cloud App Distribution Platform

CloudZoom has announced the launch of its Cloud App Distribution Platform. The platform serves as a single source of easily deployable, ready-to-run IaaS Cloud Apps. An IaaS Cloud App is a virtual image containing an Operating System with one or more preconfigured applications. The platform supports a robust list of hypervisor types: VMWare, OpenStack, CloudStack, KVM and others. As one founder stated, “CloudZoom improves the way Cloud Providers connect with new and existing customers. The platform delivers product solutions that make a customer’s virtual machine (VM) deployment experience better.”  The platform facilities a mutually beneficial arrangement between Public Cloud Providers and Cloud App vendors. To help Cloud Providers and Vendors visualize the potential of ...

VMware To Buy Storage Hypervisor Software Developer Virsto

VMware, Inc. , the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has  announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virsto® Software, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of software that optimizes storage performance and utilization in virtual environments. This is the third major acquisition of 2013 after NOVACAP and Management acquired Host.net and SupraNet Communications acquired Mad City Broadband early January. We are excited to combine forces with VMware to provide customers a more cost-effective, efficient, and agile storage architecture. – Mark Davis, CEO, Virsto. “VMware is committed to continuing to deliver software innovations that bring significant efficiencies to our customers while simplifying infrastructure and IT,” said John Gilmartin, vice president ...

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