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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 ...

Gandi Launches New Pay-as-You-Go Billing and Management Model for its IaaS Products

Domain name registrar and VPS cloud-hosting provider Gandi has made some major changes in  flexibility and operation of its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products with introduction of new use-based billing and management. We are changing our billing to allow customers to pay for only what they use and make it easier to leverage the recent enhancements to our cloud systems. – Thomas Stocking, COO, Gandi U.S. Designed and implemented by Gandi in response to customer demand, the new billing system lets users quickly adjust IaaS systems with finer granularity, and precise controls over the cost of ownership. Billing for resources is now hourly, with low, per hour, per resource pricing, automated payment and integrated alerting. Gandi has already migrated 3,000+  client accounts to the new...

Virtual Internet To Provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government In G-Cloud iii Framework

Virtual Internet, a managed web infrastructure provider, today announced that it will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service  to UK Government bodies through the latest release of the CloudStore in the G-Cloud iii Framework. Using a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the UK Government G-Cloud initiative simplifies how the Public Sector buys and delivers services by creating a marketplace of pay-as-you-go commodity services that can be easily scaled up or down, based on the changing needs of a business and its users. The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud. – Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET. With  G-Cloud i...

VMware Cloud IaaS provider Bit Refinery Launches a New Cloud Solution- vDev

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider Bit Refinery  today launched a new cloud solution – vDev™. The news comes two weeks after Bit Refinery launched it’s Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. With vDev™, companies can test applications and software in a full-feature VMware development environment swiftly and cost-effectively before deploying to Bit Refinery’s enterprise production platform.  Some other features of the new solution are: vCloud Director®. Public and private IP space. Layer 2 VPN connectivity. Snapshots with test-grade infrastructure. “Oftentimes, we have customers that need an environment to develop their products or need a non-production environment because what they are hosting isn’t mission critical,” said Brandon Hieb, Managing Partner, Bit Refinery. ‘With vD...

An Inforgraphic: SMB Cloud Market across Asia Pacific to Reach US $19.8 billion in 2015

Asia Pacific SMB cloud services market opportunity  will reach US$19.8 billion in 2015, says the  Parallels Asia-Pacific SMB Cloud Insights  report. The huge growth will likely be due to the fact that a  majority of the SMBs across Asia-Pacific region prefer to go straight to the cloud, rather than installing in-house IT solutions. China and India with 3.3 million and 3.5 million SMBs respectively are expected to be the front-runners  for cloud services in Asia Pacific. The Infographic below summarizes the key findings of the report. However, country specific findings  for Asia-Pacific are: Australia Australian SMB market will reach AUD$1.5 billion in 2015, registering a  growth of AUD$630 million over the next three years. China China, as of September 2012, represented an  estimated marke...

Google Opens Up Compute Engine For Developers; Upgrades App Engine and Launches Google Cloud Datastore

Google today announced public availability of   Google Compute Engine, a  part of the Google Cloud Platform unveiled last year at Google I/O developer’s conference. The company has also completed ISO 27001:2005 international security certification for Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Cloud Storage. Over the last year we have continued our focus on feature enhancement and developer experience. Our developers inspire us everyday, and we can’t wait to see what you build next. – Urs Hölzle, SVP, Google. Public Availability of  Compute Engine In a move  supposedly made to compete with  Amazon Web Services and its Elastic Compute Cloud in the cloud infrastructure market, Google has also added new features and significant upgrades to Compute Engine, including  by-the-minute cha...

Hong Kong Based Cloud Provider Ximbo Expands Services into Asian Market

Hong Kong based cloud service provider Ximbo today announced expansion of it’s services into the Asian market. As a part of it’s  market enlargement plan, Ximbo has also launched a new website, targeted specifically at international customers. “Our target is not only local market, but the international one. After gaining foothold in the Hong Kong local market, it is time for us to move one step forward.” said Kong, Market specialist, Ximbo,  in a  telephone interview with DailyHostNews. We understand that expanding our market means facing a more intense international competition, and are ready to take this challenge. – Ximbo. “The key of going international is a fast and reliable network. Our high speed optic fiber network backbone connects our clients to the whole world,” he a...

OnApp Launches Three Pre-tested Ready-to-run Cloud Packages for Service Providers in Partnership with Dell

Cloud services provider OnApp today announced it’s partnership with Dell for creating three pre-tested cloud packages. The said cloud packages are aimed at  providing   web hosting companies , telecommunications companies and MSPs with a swift and streamlined process of  cloud services creation and their delivery to market. Out of three packages , two are for small and one for  large cloud deployments, thus providing, as OnApp terms it “cloud business in a box,’ which eliminates the complex process of building the cloud infrastructure from scratch and helps organizations start with the business of selling cloud services. The two smaller packages are based on Dell EqualLogic storage and  OnApp Storage (Details Below). Package for larger cloud deployments is  based on Dell Compel...

OpenNebula Project Releases OpenNebula 4.0 Eagle; an Open-source Enterprise Cloud Manager

The OpenNebula Project today launched  OpenNebula 4.0,  the fourth  release of  OpenNebula cloud management platform, an open-source  solution deployed to build and manage virtualized data centers and enterprise clouds. Keeping in tradition of naming the new releases on lines of a Nebula, OpenNebula 4.0 has been named ‘Eagle’  after Eagle Nebula, a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens,  located about 7,000 light-years away from Earth. Developed with help of feedback and contributions from its users, including the likes of NASA, Blackberry, Dell,  Cisco and  Akamai, OpenNebula 4.0 comes with  various bug fixes and new features in most of its subsystems,  with some of being: 1]  A redesigned Sunstone, with sleek and modern look and an updated workflow for most...

Dropbox Announces Invite-Only DBX, its First Ever Conference for Developers on July 9th

Cloud storage giant Dropbox will host it’s first ever developers conference  called DBX   on  July 9 at  Fort Mason, San Francisco, California. People create more than a billion memories, thoughts, and moments in Dropbox every day. We’re bringing together our community of developers and partners to build on these experiences and design the future. – Dropbox. The top priority storage provider among netizens to store files, videos, music and documents, Dropbox has announced that the conference is a connection point for developers to interact with their fellow peers and  Dropbox API engineers and designers. The sparse details revealed so far  indicate that the one day conference will be a place to learn about latest features on Dropbox’s platform,  new products that will mak...

Malwarebytes’ new Data Scan-and-Backup Service Prevents the Upload and Sharing of Malware

San Jose based anti-malware company Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes Secure Backup, an online backup service that automatically scans files for malware prior to backup, thereby removing the threat of saving or sharing infected files. Convenient and easy-to-use, Malwarebytes Secure Backup scans for all documents, photos, music and videos on a users’ system and uploads them  to MalwareBytes’  US based data center. If a particular file is found to be infected, it is skipped, and the user is notified of the same. Users can also customize the individual files and drives they want  included or excluded from the backup. In addition to Windows PCs, users also have an option of backing up their files on   Android and Apple iOS devices. In case the said  devices are lost or damaged...

HOSTING Launches 360 Degree Report, a Business Insights Tool for Cloud Services

Managed cloud services provider HOSTING, has launched  ‘360 Degrees Report’ – a new business insights tool that provides visibility into HOSTING’s cloud services. Providing customers with a concise summary of  historical and predictive cloud information to  help optimize their environment in HOSTING’s cloud, 360 Degrees Report uses five tenets of ITIL service design: availability, performance, recovery, security and capacity. Earlier this year, HOSTING.com dropped  the .Com and rebranded as HOSTING. 360° Report advances the cloud’s promise and delivers a level of intelligence that, until now, has been unavailable. This tool elevates cloud operations data to the boardroom with metrics correlated directly to what each customer values – not what others deem impor...

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