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“Tandem Comes With a Lot of Perks That Most Reseller Programs Don’t” – Dan Ushman, SingleHop

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh. We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA. The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through...

Extreme Networks Announces Partnership With Lenovo and EMC

Data center solution provider Extreme Networks today announced a   strategic global reseller  partnership with  Lenovo.  The partnership  enhances Lenovo’s focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability with networking solutions from Extreme Networks. The Extreme Networks and Lenovo partnership for converged infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to open networking innovations addressing the Cloud-ready data center. – Eileen Brooker, Vice president of strategic alliances, Extreme Networks. The Extreme Network Summit switch family complements the Lenovo  ThinkServer product line for Enterprise and Data Center Cloud-Ready solutions. Lenovo and its network of channel partners will now  resell a converged infrastructure solution for compute,...

IBM Closes SoftLayer Acquisition; Partners With Flow to Provide Real Time Integrated Data Solutions

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform. IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the  SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to  send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business. We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our v...

IBM Buys Cloud-Computing Firm SoftLayer; Forms New Cloud Services Division

IBM  is  buying SoftLayer for an undisclosed amount in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. The acquisition is expected to close  following customary closing conditions including regulatory clearances by Q3 of 2013. While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is  weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services  for a broader range of  clients, including SMBs. The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing. IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cit...

Canadian Web Hosting to Launch Public Cloud Built on OpenStack Software

Ina bid to support  the development of open source software OpenStack, Canadian Web Hosting yesterday announced that it has joined the OpenStack Foundation. Earlier this year Canadian Web Hosting launched new  Shared Cloud Hosting  plans with  VMware. A corporate sponsor of OpenStack, Canadian Web Hosting is now member of a community of  850  organizations committed to building cloud architecture based on open source software and open standards. We are excited to welcome Canadian Web Hosting to the OpenStack community and look forward to advancing the OpenStack mission with their support. – Mark Collier, COO, OpenStack Foundation. “OpenStack gives us the ability to continue supporting the open source community that has been a big part of our company since 1998, said Mr. Matt McKinney, Dire...

Rackspace acquires Exceptional Cloud Services; Adds Error Tracking & Redis-as-a-Service

Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, today announced the acquisition of  Exceptional Cloud Services and its suite of developer solutions, including error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service capabilities. The news comes a few days after Rackspace  announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Exceptional Cloud Services offers a deep portfolio of developer-focused tools, including: Exceptional.io – Exceptional tracks errors in over 6,000 web applications. The service reports errors in real-time and gathers the information developers need to fix them fast. Airbrake.io – Airbrake collects errors generated by other applications and aggregates the results for review. Re...

Rackspace Extends Cloud Operations Expertise to Enterprise Private Clouds; Launches OpenCenter

Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, yesterday announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise data center. The news comes a few days after Rackspace  lowered the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. New features of Rackspace Private Cloud Software include: OpenCenter – Drawing from experience of operating The Rackspace Open Cloud, OpenCenter provides a centralized graphical user interface and API that simplifies and automates the operational activities associated wit...

Rackspace Lowers Pricing on its Open Cloud Bandwidth and CDN by 33 Percent

The Rackspace Open Cloud is built upon a simple pricing model with no hidden costs or extra charges. This simple and straightforward pricing approach is a key part of how we help customers take advantage of the real value of the Rackspace Open Cloud, particularly for the next generation of bandwidth and content-centric web applications, which must deliver quality user experiences on a mobile and global basis. – John Engates, Chief Technology Officer,Rackspace. Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, has announced that it is lowering the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. The company also announced that it is implementing tiered pricing for its open cloud product portfolio, starting with Cloud Files, its object storage service. The new p...

Rackspace Names Open Source Expert as New Vice President of Intellectual Property

Rackspace has named Van Lindberg as the new vice president of intellectual property . Lindberg brings a huge amount of experience to the table and the appointment helps to protect the company as it continues to expand its operations. This is an important time for the development of open cloud technology, as a variety of open cloud ecosystems are beginning to take shape. As the computing model continues to evolve, we look to help shape how the legal community responds to the new ways technology is offered and ensure Rackspace continues to set the pace of innovation within the open cloud revolution. – Van Lindberg. Before joining the cloud-hosting provider, Lindberg served as an expert in patent and property prosecution for Haynes and Boone, LLP in Richardson. During his six years at the com...

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 ...

DreamHost Launches Online Community, “DreamScape”

LOS ANGELES, California—February 12th, 2013—DreamHost®, a global leader in web hosting and cloud storage and computing services, yesterday announced the launch of DreamScape, a new community hub providing content for entrepreneurs, web application developers, and current domain and web hosting customers alike. The news comes a few days after DreamHost announced the DreamCon User Conference in August and general availability for DreamObjects public cloud storage. We’re excited to enter into this new chapter of community outreach and can’t wait to show the world what we’ve got in store! –Marissa Rosen, Social Media Manager, DreamHost . DreamScape will combine community-sourced content with posts created by a large variety of DreamHost employees across every department in the company, providi...

DreamHost Announces General Availability for DreamObjects Public Cloud Storage

DreamHost, a  Web hosting and cloud services provider, who was very recently in the news when it unveiled the first ever DreamCon user conference in August, today announced the general availability of DreamObjects™, its highly scalable, resilient, and cost-effective cloud storage service for Internet entrepreneurs and developers. With thousands of beta users, DreamObjects cloud storage is powering a wide range of customer uses, including application storage, Web site backup, content storage, disaster recovery, as well as a broad following in persistent personal backup of photos and videos. With the general availability of DreamObjects for entrepreneurs and developers worldwide, DreamHost is setting a new bar for value in public cloud storage. – Simon Anderson, CEO , DreamHost. DreamObjects...

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