virtual machines

Microsoft announces preview of burstable VM series

Microsoft has announced the public preview of its new Azure VM family – the B-series, which will offer cost efficiency and burstability to workloads that are running in Azure. These VMs are best suited for workloads that do not need a continuous CPU performance like web servers, small databases and development/test environments. The B-series VMs are designed to optimize performance during less workload, and burst capacity during increased workloads. The concept is quite similar to what AWS and Google have been offering through T2 instances and f1-micro and g1 small instances, respectively. During less workloads, the B-series VMs will run in low points without utilizing the full capacity of the CPU. However, the user will pay for the full CPU only. Once the VM accumulates enough credits, it...

Microsoft announces preview of Azure AD Domain Services support for Azure Resource Manager Virtual Networks

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of Azure Active Directory(AD) Domain Services support for virtual networks deployed through Azure Resource Manager. This will give customers the ability to create new managed AD domains in the virtual networks that are provisioned by Azure Resource Manager, making Azure AD Domain Services deployment much easier. Azure AD Domain Services provide managed AD domains services like group policy, domain join, LDAP, and Kerberos authentication. Azure Resource Manager is Microsoft’s tool that facilitates deployment of complex application workloads having dependencies on cloud-resources like virtual machines, virtual networks and storage. The resources needed by these applications are logically assigned into the resource groups with the help of templa...

IBM announces Spectrum Protect Plus for virtual environment data protection

IBM recently announced Spectrum Protect Plus, an update to its Spectrum Protect, a data protection software for backup and recovery for virtual environments. For faster backup and operational recovery, it provides policy driven data protection and a portal which makes it easy to use. It allows faster deployment using OVA (Open Virtual Appliance) and its agentless architecture enables protection in an hour. It provides smooth automation via RESTful API for flexibility of accessing backup data. The solution, meant for VM administrators, features a global catalog of Virtual Machines and files that enables quick search and restoration across various machines and recovery points. It offers backup and recovery services for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere hypervisors. It can be combined with...

“Jelastic Has Everything That Hosting Companies Need to Offer PaaS”- Dmitry Sotnikov, Jelastic

Java, the most widely used enterprise and e-Commerce language used in corporate computing, was specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It has, throughout its nearly two decades of worldwide usage, remained close to the “write once, run anywhere” (WORA) ideal that Sun Microsystems so ambitiously put across when it was first released in 1995. However, its efficiency has been tested of late with the advent of cloud computing. Not designed for applications to run in the cloud, Java does not support multitenant virtualized and cloud computing configurations natively. Java applications don’t scale well in the cloud, which creates a roadblock for enterprises and SMBs who need to rapidly adjust their IT resources to meet the fluctuating busin...

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 ...

SoftLayer Launches QuantaStor Storage Servers

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 19, 2011 – SoftLayer Technologies yesterday announced a partnership with OS Nexus and the launch of QuantaStor Storage Servers. The offering provides dedicated mass storage appliances with exceptional cost-effectiveness, control, and scalability. It is ideal for a range of high performance storage solutions. The price of QuantaStor Mass Storage Servers starts at $1,039/month for up to 12 drives and $1,139/month for up to 24 drives. QuantaStor Storage Servers offer the OS NEXUS QuantaStor Storage Appliance OS, the industry’s first virtual storage solution designed for global manageability, on SoftLayer Mass Storage dedicated servers. These capabilities make it ideally suited for a broad set of applications including VM application deployments, virtual desktops, as wel...

Atlantis Computing Recognized For Its Outstanding Services

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 13, 2011  – Atlantis Computing, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced it has been recognized on The Leaderboard as one of the Top 100 Up and Coming Innovators, Movers and Shakers. The company was named to the Top 100 list based on its innovative technology for virtual desktops. The list serves as an acknowledgement to vendors gaining mind share in Q3 of 2011. VDI is the fastest growing approach to allowing IT departments to centrally host and manage user desktops on a virtual machine residing in the data center. Users can access their server-hosted virtual desktops, from anywhere there is connectivity and from a broad range of end-user devices using one of several remote display protocols. E...

With MPSTOR Orkestra Cloud Services Platform, Cloud Computing Gains a Whole New Meaning

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 4, 2011 – MPSTOR today released Orkestra, a new cloud services platform based around OpenStackTM. OpenStackTM is an open source, highly scalable operating system launched by NASA and Rackspace in 2010. Orkestra automatically discovers registers and allocates storage resources to virtual machines thus increasing operational efficiency and profit margins. This allows data center managers to make use of existing IT infrastructure hence, reducing capital expenditure costs and removes the risks of being stuck to one kind of hardware. Nigel Beighton, vice president in charge of technology at Rackspace said: “Products such as Orkestra are helping the widespread adoption of OpenStackTM, in both public and private cloud configurations, by providing platforms that are easier t...

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