IaaS

New Opportunities for Services Providers Beyond Infrastructure within Next Two Years

Digital revolution, being powered by Cloud, is leading to disruptive business transformation, with more and more organizations looking for business-centric integrated value -additions for growing and expanding their business, rather than just looking help for maintaining the infrastructure. As per a study by 451 research on over 1700 respondents spread across 10 geographies, digital transformation is under way, as 41% organizations face significant industry disruption, 54% require significant operations and IT transformation and 42% plan major digital transformation for the next year. The business goals of companies, enterprises and SMBs have evolved in the digital economy and the next generation business priorities include accelerated time to market with lower business and technology rela...

LeaseWeb Releases LeaseWeb Cloud Load Balancer for Public Cloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb today added a load balancing feature to its Public Cloud. The new feature will enable customers to optimize their use of cloud resources by managing the distribution of traffic across instances. The news comes nearly two months after LeaseWeb launched  its global Content Delivery Network. Load balancing divides traffic evenly across servers and lets customers optimize the use of their resources and minimize server response time. Traffic is redirected according to a set of rules as defined by the customer for the individual TCP ports on their public load balancer address. These rules range from balancing simple traffic (for example, for mail servers), to advanced rules with sticky policies for web applications. Rules can be managed via Le...

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

Webair Launches EZPanel Mobile, a Mobile Control Panel for Cloud Servers

Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions provider Webair today announced the release of EZPanel Mobile, the newest addition to the EZPanel Control Panel provided to all Webair clients. With the addition of EZPanel Mobile, our customers can easily and conveniently manage all their hosting resources from its user friendly interface, from server reboots and database management to monitoring bandwidth and storage right their phone or tablet. – Sagi Brody, CTO, Webair. EZPanel Mobile allows  clients to: Instantly create and deploy cloud servers. Configure SMS alerts for particular events. Monitor and manage all aspects of their accounts. Chat with a technician in the datacenter 24/7 right from their smartphone. EZPanel Mobile provides clients with powerful tools and support to centrally manage their...

Bit Refinery Chooses Digital Fortress’ Seattle Data Center to Host its Hadoop Hosting solution

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider  Bit Refinery has chosen Digital Fortress’  Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop Hosting solution. BitRefinery’s Hadoop Hosting solution allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure. In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure. – Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery. Other features...

“We Make it Easy, Fast and Economical for SMBs to Move to the Cloud”- Steve Zimba, Mural

Cloud has of late been marketed heavily as the panacea to every potential business problem. Lured by the ease-of-use and agility moving to the cloud brings in the business processes, SMBs are very eager to buy cloud services. This creates an enormous opportunity for service providers in the market, and they try to exploit it very aggressively. Only, it’s not as easy as it seems. Most SMBs find cutting through the fog and hype surrounding the cloud very difficult and struggle to get to grips with the new concept. They’re intrigued by the cloud, but also confused and wary of it. Moving to the cloud involves a very large, expensive and difficult set of problems, and SMBs simply don’t have the skill, resources and most importantly, time to understand every nuance and permutat...

Bit Refinery Now Offers Hadoop Hosting; Allows Massive Data Storage at Low Costs

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider Bit Refinery  today announced that it now offers  a new dedicated service – Hadoop® Hosting™. The news comes a few weeks after  Bit Refinery  launched a new cloud solution – vDev™. The new service allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. Other features of the  new solution are fully dedicated servers, private high-speed network and full console control. Hadoop Hosting allows customers to forgo the large, up-front capital needed to get started with this new technology. Customers can store and analyze huge amounts of data with in-depth querying capabilities at an extremely low c...

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...

Softchoice to Offer VMware vCloud Hybrid Services Across the United States and Canada

North American solutions company Softchoice yesterday announced that it plans to  begin offering VMware vCloud Hybrid Service across the United States and Canada. vCloud is an ideal fit with our focus on providing clients with a number of cloud-ready solutions. Hybrid cloud solutions like this are making it simpler, more cost-effective and less risky for organizations to enhance the performance of their business through the cloud. – David MacDonald, CEO, Softchoice. The new service offering is aimed at providing clients with a common platform that spans private and public clouds, thereby enabling organizations to scale their IT infrastructure dynamically using the VMware management tools and infrastructure. Softchoice Solution Architects and Professional Services engineers will assist clie...

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...

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...

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...

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