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Mural Helps Over 100,000 SMBs Maximize Use of Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

Customer on-boarding platforms and services provider Mural today announced that  it  worked with over 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the last year and helped them maximize use of their cloud-based applications, including nearly 20,000 businesses on Microsoft collaboration tools. Service providers are most vulnerable to losing customers in the first 90 days after a sale.Mural engineers work one on one with SMB employees to engage them more deeply, understand their overall IT needs, and educate them on other Microsoft services they could benefit from. – Steve Zimba, President, Mural. The news comes three weeks after Mural launched Platform MaaX, a new on-boarding and post-sales support platform designed to provide SMBs with services that accelerate cloud implementation. SMBs ha...

“(mt) Has Grown Into a Strong Brand Through the Word of Mouth”- Russell Reeder, Media Temple

Things go awry often for web hosting providers. Server crashes, down times, security issues, network problems are frequent, and there is only so much a provider can do to preempt such issues. With so many things potentially going astray, irate customers are rife, and things can get nasty behind keyboards easily. If not proactively handled, such instances can irreversibly damage a company’s reputation. Media Temple (mt) is one organization that handles such mishaps with great aplomb. One of the rare web-hosting providers that can boast of a passionate fan following, Media Temple stands out from the crowd with its top-shelf customer support. With its product lineup comprehensive and broad enough to appeal from a web designer to an enterprise, Media Temple has really grown by word of mouth to...

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 ...

Gandi Updates Gandi Flex; Adds Advanced Cloud Computing Resource Scheduling

Domain name registrar and cloud-hosting provider Gandi today announced that its calendar-based scheduling engine for cloud computing instances, Gandi Flex, has been updated to allow organizations to schedule needs for RAM, bandwidth and CPU power. This new interface to cloud computing gives the savvy administrator an edge in cost control. – Thomas Stocking, COO, Gandi U.S. The news comes a few days after Gandi launched its new Pay-as-you-go billing and management model for its IaaS products. The updated scheduler allows  organizations to handle anticipated and cyclical spikes in usage  with hourly granularity with  recurrence schedules built in. This lets  users like e-commerce site administrators,  SaaS providers, software developers etc. to keep the cost of running their instances low. A...

Adapt Expands its Footprint in North England; Acquires Sleek Cloud Hosting

IT services provider Adapt today announced that it has acquired Leeds-based cloud hosting provider Sleek. Sleek customers  now have access to  Adapt’s managed services, real-time management portal (aMP) and Virtual Data Centre (eVDC) platform. Our combined business represents a real alternative for fast-growing companies looking for more than transactional cloud services, who require a deeper level of support and want an alternative to ‘live chat’ as a method of talking to their hosting partner. – Stewart Smythe, CEO, Adapt. “Both organisations are about delivering the highest quality infrastructure, wrapped in an exceptional support layer. Our shared vision is perfect for those organisations who see IT as a strategic asset that must contribute to their competitive advantage and bottom lin...

Newly Launched CloudSigma 2.0 Features Private Patching, SSD Storage System & Advanced CPU Options

Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider CloudSigma today launched CloudSigma 2.0, a next-generation public cloud that enables high-performance hybrid environments. Some of the salient features of ClodSigma 2.0 are: CloudSigma 2.0 is a true benchmark in IaaS capability. We have eliminated contention and bottlenecks, created a new level of interoperability and hybrid cloud integration, and broadened the user’s ability to customize their service, all while maintaining our open and transparent model. – Robert Jenkins, CEO and co-founder, CloudSigma. Direct private patch capability: CloudSigma 2.0 has a  transparent private patching capability that allows customers to connect their own infrastructure directly to the vLANS within CloudSigma’s public cloud, all exposed via the same subnet. This sign...

Media Temple Launches DV Managed and CloudTech Premium Support at HostingCon 2013

Web hosting and cloud services provider  Media Temple (mt) today launched DV Managed – the latest version of its VPS hosting platform, and CloudTech Premium Support – a new 24/7 multi-channel support platform that provides  customer solutions by certified CloudTech engineers at the  application code level. DV Managed provides SMBs and start-ups with  affordable managed hosting. It  runs  LAMP applications 25% faster than the previous version and backups and maintenance complete 10X faster. Pre-loaded with various software packages including CentOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Postfix, YUM package management, and Plesk Panel 11 from Parallels, DV Managed comes with a service level agreement (SLA) that offers the (mt) Media Temple 20/20 Uptime Guarantee – promising 99...

Mural Launches Platform MaaX, an On-boarding and Post-sales Support Platform

Customer on-boarding platforms and services provider Mural today announced the launch of Platform MaaX, a new on-boarding and post-sales support platform designed to provide SMBs with services that accelerate cloud implementation. Adopting new technology can be time-consuming and intimidating to small and medium-sized businesses, leading to low activation, underutilized services and high turnover. We’re hearing from our partners and customers that it’s very difficult to make the move to the cloud. We have built Platform MaaX to address this exact challenge. – Steve Zimba, President, Mural. Increasing activation rates by 233 percent and lowering customer churn by 70 percent, Platform MaaX accelerates the path to revenue for service providers and ensures that users maximize the benefits of t...

OnApp Cloud v3.1 Enables Service Providers to Include Dedicated Smart Servers Into the Cloud

Cloud services provider OnApp  yesterday announced OnApp Cloud v3.1, a new version of its flagship product OnApp Cloud that allows services providers to offer truly hybrid cloud services, utilizing smart and bare metal servers that can be managed with a single platform – OnApp control panel. With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp. OnApp Cloud v3.0 was rolled out earlier this year with an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds. This new version adds cloud benefits to service providers’ legacy hosting offerings and enables ...

XO Communications Launches XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive and XO Cloud Vault

 XO Communications today announced launch of  XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive, and XO Cloud Vault, its three new cloud service offerings that leverage  Tier III data centers and the XO nationwide network to offer IT infrastructure-as-a-services ideal for SMBs and enterprises who want to to virtualize their data centers, back up enterprise-wide data to the cloud, and enable cloud-based file sharing and storage for employees. Providing SLAs, integrated security, and high-performance data center and network, the new enterprise-class cloud solutions help IT professionals and the organizations run a wide range of applications, from test and development to mission-critical applications, in the cloud. XO Enterprise Cloud Designed to meet customer requirements for enterprise-grade cloud comput...

Green Cloud Technologies Open Offices into Five New Markets; Hires Five National Channel Managers

Cloud technology solutions provider Green Cloud Technologies today announced expansion  into five new markets with offices in Miami, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., New Orleans, La., Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. In an interview with DailyHostNews earlier this year, Mr. Shay Houser, CEO, Green Cloud Technologies did mention company’s plans of  investing heavily in market expansion. In addition to the expansion, Green Cloud has also announced the hiring of five national channel managers.  Each channel manager will focus on sales of the company’s Server Restoration and Recovery, Virtual Server and Virtual PBX solutions through recruiting and engaging sales partners in these new markets. By providing customers with the level of service and support they deserve, this team has built strong ...

Parallels to Open a New Office in Africa, Partners With Business Connexion and Global Micro

Parallels today announced  expansion of its foot print in Africa with a new office and sales representation in the Republic of South Africa. Parallels also announced that  Business Connexion (BCX), an Information and Communications Technology company, and Global Micro, a  hosted infrastructure IT provider have adopted Parallels Automation Platform to deliver a broad range  of cloud services to Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We are really excited about our work with Parallels and our Public Cloud Services offerings in the South African market because the demand for hosted services in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa continues to grow at an impressive rate. – Jacques Loubser, GM, Cloud Infrastructure, Business Connexion. With over 20 million SMEs and rapidly expanding Inte...

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