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Jelastic Partners with Innofield to Launch Beta 1.9 Service in Switzerland

A month after launching free public beta in Sweden with Elastx, Jelastic, Inc., a provider of an ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform, has launched Beta 1.9 service in Switzerland in partnership with innofield GmbH, a local hosting provider. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts.

We are happy that Jelastic is now available from one of the most innovative and technical hosting companies in the country – innofield. Our vision is quite simple: Make it easy to host Java and PHP applications from the cloud, with no lock-in, and with availability from multiple hosting companies around the world.
– Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic.Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic

 

innofield GmbH is a Swiss company, founded in 2009 in Zurich. innofield core products, branded as Flow Services, include App Engine (PaaS), Cloud Servers, Managed Services and a unique Mac Cloud Server service branded as Xcloud.

“Switzerland is a very special market known for quality of service and security,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov. “This is why we have seen multiple requests for Jelastic hosting out of Switzerland from both Swiss and international customers. We are happy that Jelastic is now available from one of the most innovative and technical hosting companies in the country – innofield. Our vision is quite simple: Make it easy to host Java and PHP applications from the cloud, with no lock-in, and with availability from multiple hosting companies around the world. Jelastic is all about empowering developers and making hosting easy, and now it is available in Switzerland.”

“As Platform-as-a-Service is the next big thing for the cloud market, and we truly believe in it, we have been looking for a long time for a solution like Jelastic,” said innofield cofounder Reto Giezendanner. “Jelastic fits perfectly into our concept. It´s the simplest-to-use PaaS out there, and because it´s so intuitive, our customers are able to set up their cloud environments in minutes. Based on our long-term brand policy, we have named our new PaaS service ´Flow App Engine powered by Jelastic´.”

Jelastic supports a wide variety of application servers for Java and PHP (Tomcat, GlassFish, TomEE, Jetty, Apache, NGINX), databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, MongoDB), Memcached and more. Currently Jelastic is available in the USA through ServInt, in Germany through dogado, in Russia through Rusonyx, in Japan through Tsukaeru, in Finland through Planeetta, in the UK and Ireland through Layershift, in Brazil through Websolute, in the Netherlands through Info.nl, in Sweden through Elastx and now in Switzerland through innofield.

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Microsoft makes Windows Azure Active Directory generally available and ready for production use

Microsoft today announced that it’s cloud based, enterprise quality, internet scale Identity and Access Management Solution Windows Azure Active Directory is now generally available and is ready for production use with two feature improvements:

  • Ability to add a Windows Azure Active Directory to Azure subscription for customers who use Microsoft accounts for logging into Azure.
  • Simplified granting and revoking of application directory access permissions.

Used by over 2.9 million businesses, government bodies and schools to manage access to Office365, Dynamics CRM online, Windows Intune and Windows Azure; Windows Azure AD is a cloud based Identity Service which makes it easy to:

  • Manage employee access to cloud based line-of-business apps, Microsoft cloud services like Office 365, and third party SAAS applications.
  • Deliver a Single Sign-On experience for cloud applications eliminating the need for multiple usernames and passwords and limiting helpdesk calls and password resets.
  • Revoke access to cloud based business applications when an employee leaves the company or changes jobs.
  • Manage federation and access to cloud facing services for partners and customers.

Windows Azure Offers Active Directory in General Availability

Run from 14 datacenters spread across the United States, Europe and Asia, Windows Azure AD has processed over 65 billion authentication requests while maintaining 99.97% monthly availability over the last 3 months. It works on all the browsers running on PC, tablet or mobile device and can be integrated into applications running on various platforms.

Based on open standards including SAML, OData and WS-FED, Windows Azure AD is a natural extension for companies who already run Windows Server Active Directory on-premises for enabling existing identities in the cloud. Existing Windows Azure customers who log in using a Microsoft account can now add a Windows Azure AD tenant and use it to manage access to Azure for their employees with either Microsoft accounts or Azure AD accounts.

Microsoft has also updated it’s application registration process and released a documentation highlighting step by step guides protocols and APIs, how to manage tenant including managing users, setting up 2FA, and extending on-premises AD to AAD.

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SingleHop Launches VMware Enterprise Private Cloud powered by VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus

SingleHop, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider, has launched VMware Enterprise Private Cloud, offering a private cloud environment powered by the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus platform. The product is a secure single-tenant pool of computing resources, custom-built for every client, and connected with a highly scalable SAN storage solution. The news comes a few days after SingleHop launched VMware based public cloud service.

The Enterprise Private Cloud utilizes SingleHop’s tried and tested automated infrastructure platform in accordance with VMware’s enterprise-class cloud computing technology. Some of the features of this blend are:

  • Purpose Designed and Custom Built: SingleHop sales engineers work with the client to build a network diagram that balances efficiency of design with raw computing power to determine the client’s ideal configuration.
  • Rule-Based AutoScaling: Clients can write business rules that govern increases or decreases in resources based upon real-time data.
  • Automatic Failover: Users receive high availability using redundant SAN-based Cloud Storage, leveraged by the SingleHop Cloud.
  • Live Migrations: Users can perform live migrations between virtual machines and cloud servers with no downtime.
  • Remote System Administration: Access is provided by both the VMware vCenter™ Server and SingleHop LEAP 3 control panels.

When it comes to Private Clouds, we’re setting the gold standard. With our new Enterprise Private Cloud offering, we’re combining the power of two of the industry’s best platforms; our own infrastructure automation platform and VMware’s vCloud Enterprise Plus cloud technology. The result is a powerful blend of best-in-breed technologies that offer our customers the best of both worlds; scalability of cloud computing in a private yet scalable environment. – Andy Pace, COO, SingleHop.

Wxisting users of the VMware Enterprise Private Cloud can deploy unlimited virtual machines within the private cloud, and they can apply any Windows or Linux workload as well as a number of enterprise applications. These applications are managed through VMware’s vFabric™ Suite, a middleware layer for data-intensive custom applications that enables users to deploy Microsoft stack applications as well as other enterprise apps within their secure private cloud.

“Our VMware Enterprise Private Cloud stands out in the market because it enables users to deploy any number of virtual machines with no fluctuation in costs, as there is no hourly billing or per-user fee,” says Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer at SingleHop. “Organizations can use it to deploy resources much faster to individual departments, because they can create and destroy virtual machines on the fly. It’s ideal for companies that have concerns relating to privacy or need to meet certain compliance standards that cannot be fulfilled with public cloud options.”

“When it comes to Private Clouds, we’re setting the gold standard. With our new Enterprise Private Cloud offering, we’re combining the power of two of the industry’s best platforms; our own infrastructure automation platform and VMware’s vCloud Enterprise Plus cloud technology. The result is a powerful blend of best-in-breed technologies that offer our customers the best of both worlds; scalability of cloud computing in a private yet scalable environment,” said Andy.

VMware Enterprise Private Cloud also includes the complete SingleHop capabilities, with outstanding technical support, SLA’s, and the company’s industry-leading Customer Bill of Rights. It is available as a custom-built solution. For more information, click here.

SingleHop also launched Hosted Cloud Apps built on Standing Cloud’s marketplace platform in January end.

About VMware VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. Visit vmware.com for more information.

About SingleHop

SingleHop is a cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers. With clients in 114 countries, three US-based data centers, and over 10,000 servers online, SingleHop delivers state of the art resources and services with industry-leading deployment time and custom support. SingleHop was established in 2006 and makes its home in Chicago, IL. In 2011, the company was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America.

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Jelastic Launches Cloud Platform in the Netherlands in Partnership with Info.nl

Jelastic, Inc., provider of the ultra-scalable and interoperable Jelastic PaaS for Java and PHP, today announced its launch in the Netherlands through Info.nl, a full-service online agency headquartered in Amsterdam. Jelastic enables developers and SMBs to get applications up and running in the cloud in minutes instead of hours, since neither lock-in nor code changes are required. The news comes a few days after Jelastic cloud hosting platform launched free public beta in Sweden with Elastx. Very recently company was also in news for launching Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud Hosting Platform-as-a-Service and introducing a new pricing model combining autoscaling & volume discounts.

We are extremely excited about Jelastic’s launch in the Netherlands, and proud to have a great partner like Info.nl, one of the most innovative and technically advanced online agencies in the country. Netherlands is the hosting hub of Europe, and adding it to the Jelastic family is a major milestone for us. – Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic.Dmitry Sotnikov, COO, Jelastic

“We are extremely excited about Jelastic’s launch in the Netherlands, and proud to have a great partner like Info.nl, one of the most innovative and technically advanced online agencies in the country,” said Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov. “Jelastic is the only truly global PaaS available through the best local hosting providers in various countries. Netherlands is the hosting hub of Europe, and adding it to the Jelastic family is a major milestone for us.”

“We are very delighted to announce Jelastic’s availability in the Netherlands,” said Info.nl CEO Jann de Waal. “As a technology partner, Jelastic brings us a next-generation Java and PHP cloud platform. It integrates seamlessly within our services and reduces the cost of ownership of online platforms, while increasing flexibility.”

“Jelastic helps us develop faster and cheaper,” said Info.nl System Architect Edgar Vonk. “A particularly nice feature is that it is not necessary to communicate with an API. Using the web interface, we are able to deploy applications and to build and maintain test and integration environments. Jelastic represents the next step in automated deploys, and will be vital for DevOps teams.”

Jelastic’s Java and PHP cloud platform differs from other PaaS offerings in that its key priority is convenience and ease of use. The platform is standards-based and offers a wide range of major stack components. Developers simply choose the software stacks they need, and in a few minutes their application is smoothly running, and able to easily scale, on Jelastic. Setting up and managing cloud environments is simple and straightforward, so that the entire lifecycle of an app is significantly optimized.

Jelastic supports a wide variety of application servers for Java and PHP (Tomcat, GlassFish, TomEE, Jetty, Apache, NGINX), databases (MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, MongoDB), Memcached, and more. Jelastic is available through a global network of hosting service providers: in the USA through ServInt, in Germany through dogado, in Russia through Rusonyx, in Japan through Tsukaeru, in Finland through Planeetta, in the UK and Ireland through Layershift, in Brazil through Websolute, in Sweden through Elastx, in Switzerland through Innofield, and now in the Netherlands through Info.nl.

About Info.nl
Full-service online agency Info.nl connects brands with people. Info.nl has been facilitating IT and online marketing for businesses since 1994. Online services and commerce are able to build up sustainable relationships with their customers, with Info.nl monitoring and safeguarding the entire process and keeping track of every detail. Info.nl is based on the following clear principles: create one overarching online platform; put the customer first; and recognize that data is the fuel of your business. In short, Info.nl ensures that every online contact with a brand or organization happens smoothly and successfully. More information is available at www.info.nl.

About Jelastic
Jelastic, Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., offers a Java and PHP cloud platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java and PHP applications and allocates server resources, thus delivering true next-generation Java and PHP cloud computing. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service for free at jelastic.com.

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Oracle Acquires Private Cloud Infrastructure Management Software Provider Nimbula

Nimbula’s product is complementary to Oracle, and is expected to be integrated with Oracle’s cloud offerings. – Oracle.

US enterprise software giant Oracle announced yesterday that it has acquired Nimbula, a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Nimbula’s technology helps companies manage infrastructure resources to deliver service, quality and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments. The financial details of the acquisition, which is expected to close in the first half of 2013 have not been revealed yet.

The motive behind the acquisition remains uncertain. Though Oracle didn’t out out official press release , in a brief blog post, it said that “Nimbula’s product is complementary to Oracle, and is expected to be integrated with Oracle’s cloud offerings.”

Mr. Charles Babcock of Information Week indicated in a write-up that it’s possible that Oracle is acquiring Nimbula as an insurance that it won’t be left behind by a rapidly evolving world of public cloud computing, much of which is based on open source code. Instead of integrating with Oracle’s existing cloud offerings, Nimbula Director may give Oracle a bridge over which its products could connect to and communicate with a future standard, open source cloud provided by different suppliers.

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VMware Appoints Mr. Bill Fathers as SVP and GM of Hybrid Cloud

VMware, Inc, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, yesterday announced the appointment of Bill Fathers as senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit. The news comes nearly two weeks after VMware announced the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program – a new way for customers to take advantage of public or hybrid cloud as a key component of their comprehensive IT strategy and work with VMware vCloud Service providers more effectively.

I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and new applications – on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever combination works best for their business needs.
– Bill Fathers, SVP & GM, VMware Hybrid Cloud.VMware appoints Bill Fathers as senior vice president and general manager of Hybrid Cloud Services

“Bill understands how to drive adoption of enterprise cloud services and has a clear vision to build and strengthen our newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. “With his expertise and proven ecosystem mindset, VMware and its partners will deliver the richest set of complementary cloud offerings and empower our customers to achieve maximum value from their hybrid cloud investments.”

At a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors yesterday, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined the company’s strategy, including plans to extend the software-defined data center with a hybrid cloud service offering, and the creation of a new Hybrid Cloud Services business unit to be led by Fathers.

“Enterprise adoption of cloud services is ramping exponentially, and VMware is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of hybrid cloud,” said Fathers. “I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and new applications – on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever combination works best for their business needs.”

Fathers joins the VMware leadership team from Savvis, a leading provider of cloud computing and managed hosting, where he most recently served as President overseeing sales, marketing, product development, global operations and all corporate functions in North America, Europe and Asia. Fathers brings more than 15 years’ experience scaling global services businesses from start up to more than $1 billion in revenues as well as deep ecosystem expertise from his years building partnerships across service provider, ISV and system integrator communities.

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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Jelastic Launches Version 1.9 of Its Breakthrough Cloud Hosting Platform

Jelastic, Inc., today announced the launch of a major new version of its ultra-scalable and interoperable Java and PHP cloud hosting platform. The new version, Jelastic 1.9, features a flexible new pricing model, FTP support, caching in NGINX and the latest versions of software stacks (including TomEE and MariaDB 10.0.0). The news comes a few days after Jelastic announced that it’s two hosting partners, Layershift and dogado Internet GmBH have begun formally guaranteeing the performance of their tech support operations.

We have added major discounts for reserved resources, as well as discounts for volume usage. These discounts allow developers to host their production apps at a reasonable price. We have also added support of new software stacks such as TomEE 1.5 and MariaDB 10. These projects are extremely innovative, and Jelastic is the only PaaS to drive these kinds of innovations to the community. And we allow developers to test these great products in just a few clicks.
Ruslan Synytsky,CEO,Jelastic.

 

Ruslan Synytsky,CEO,Jelastic
Ruslan Synytsky,CEO,Jelastic.

Version 1.9 builds on the formidable strengths of the globally available and widely recognized Jelastic PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) platform. The platform, initially launched in October 2011, has more than 40,000 users, and is being offered by hosting partners in the United States, UK, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Japan. It has won the highest Java prize, the Duke´s Choice Award from Oracle, due to its fundamentally new approach to cloud hosting of Java applications.

While other platforms impose limitations on developers by forcing them to code to specific APIs and adapt their applications to various constraints, Jelastic maximizes convenience for its users. Uploading and deploying an app on Jelastic takes only a few minutes, since the platform is standards-based and can run virtually any Java or PHP application without any code changes.

Moreover, Jelastic can automatically scale any application. As soon as an application´s load grows, the platform simply makes additional resources available to it. When the load goes down again, the platform reduces the resources.

“Today Jelastic is introducing a significant update with a revolutionary pricing model which was explicitly designed for production applications and for large scaling,” said Jelastic CEO Ruslan Synytsky. “We have added major discounts for reserved resources, as well as discounts for volume usage. These discounts allow developers to host their production apps at a reasonable price. We have also added support of new software stacks such as TomEE 1.5 and MariaDB 10. These projects are extremely innovative, and Jelastic is the only PaaS to drive these kinds of innovations to the community. And we allow developers to test these great products in just a few clicks.”

jelastic v1.9The newly launched Jelastic 1.9 offers the following useful new features and improvements for developers and hosting service providers:

For Java and PHP developers:

  • Volume discounts with reserved and dynamic resources: Jelastic´s automatic vertical scaling provides an application with exactly the amount of RAM and CPU it needs, and reclaims those resources when the application no longer needs them. This allows Jelastic to offer a revolutionary pricing model in which users only pay for what they use. With the introduction of Jelastic 1.9, developers can now choose the reserved and autoscaling limits for their applications and get the corresponding volume discounts in return. The higher the resource consumption is, the lower base price the customer gets. This is ideal for large-scale applications and production use.
  • Easier access to application files with FTP/FTPS: The new version of the platform offers support for the FTP/FTPS protocol. This provides a fast, easy, and reliable way of file sharing and data transfer to and from servers in Jelastic environments.
  • Higher performance through file caching: Jelastic 1.9 supports caching in NGINX (for both NGINX-balancer and NGINX PHP server). This improves performance by reducing the access time to the resource and increasing the resource building speed.
  • More enterprise-ready servers with built-in TomEE: The new version adds Apache TomEE, the enterprise edition of Apache Tomcat, to meet demand for a more enterprise-ready server. This provides application developers with the best technology stack that can be deployed to a simple Java EE container. TomEE is a full-blown app server, but retains the simplicity of Tomcat and avoids architectural overhead.
  • More databases with MariaDB 10.0: Jelastic 1.9 is the first PaaS offering MariaDB 10.0, the most advanced database in the SQL world. This database offers developers the advantages of multi-source replication, dynamic columns, and MariaDB Galera Cluster. It is even faster and more fault tolerant, and has more flexible database replication, than previous MariaDB versions.

For hosting providers:

  • Powerful business analytics: Jelastic 1.9 ships with an advanced reporting console that lets hosters see and analyze all aspects of their PaaS business and customer behavior, including conversion process, churn rate, activity rate, feature popularity, revenue per customer, and much more. This helps hosting companies not just provide the technology but successfully manage and evolve their cloud businesses.
  • Log management: A new log management system provides a wide range of benefits. It stores and indexes Jelastic logs and provides a browser-based user interface that the hosting provider´s support team can use to effectively support their Jelastic customers. Among other things, it lets the team easily view the current state of the services, see the result of changes made, subscribe for email notification, and so on. This allows faster and more flexible detection and resolution of problems.
  • Simple software upgrades: Hosting providers can benefit from the new version´s support for building templates from RPMs. It ensures simple upgrade of software inside a container, and makes it possible to perform one-click installation of custom applications inside a container. Pre-installed templates are no longer needed.
  • Improved security: The new version adds HTTPS for database administration web pages, so the links to such web pages from Jelastic dashboard will be secure if SSL is switched on for the environment where the requested database is added.
  • Multiple improvements in administration tools: A new set of JCA (Jelastic Cluster Admin) features provides capabilities including smart live migration, dashboard customization, funding history for billing users and logging for actions. System monitoring, tariffs management, troubleshooting administration issues and generating statistical reports became even more convenient.

To learn how Jelastic is making deploying Java applications easy, please visit jelastic.com.

About Jelastic
Jelastic, Inc., based in Palo Alto, Calif., offers a Java and PHP server hosting platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java and PHP applications and allocates server resources, thus delivering true next-generation Java and PHP cloud computing. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service for free at jelastic.com.

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Amazon Web Services Reduces EC2 prices up to 27 percent

Amazon has reduced pricing for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) reserved instances running Linux/Unix, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Rat Hat Enterprise Linux up to 27%. According to the official announcement by the company, the prices are being reduced for new EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by up to 27%. This reduction applies to the Standard (m1), Second-Generation Standard (m3), High-Memory (m2), and High-CPU (c1) instance families. More specifically, AWS will automatically provide customers with additional savings when they have more than $250,000 in active upfront Reserved Instance fees.

With this price reduction, Reserved Instances will provide savings of up to 65% in comparison to On-Demand instances. Here are the price decreases by instance family and Region:

These new prices apply to all three Reserved Instance models (Light, Medium, and Heavy Utilization) for purchases made on or after March 5, 2013. Amazon has recommended the review of usage once a month to determine if one should alter his/her Reserved Instance footprint by buying additional Reserved Instances or selling them on the AWS Reserved Instance Marketplace. “However, if you haven’t done it lately, now is the perfect opportunity to review your existing usage and determine if now is the right time to purchase new Reserved Instances.” says the official post by the company.

Here are some general guidelines to help you choose the most economical model:

  • If your server is running less than 15% of the time, use an On-Demand instance.
  • If your server is runninng 15% and 40% of the time, use a Light Utlization Reserved Instance.
  • If your server is running 40% to 80% of the time, use a Medium Utilization Reserved Instance.
  • If your server is running 80% to 100% of the time, use a Heavy Utilization Reserved Instance.

For more information, Click here. To learn more about this feature and other Amazon EC2 pricing options, please visit the Amazon EC2 Pricing and the Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Page.

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New VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program Provides an Easy On-Ramp to the Cloud

VMware yesterday announced the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program – a new way for customers to take advantage of public or hybrid cloud as a key component of their comprehensive IT strategy and work with VMware vCloud Service providers more effectively. PeakColo was one of the first Cloud service providers to participate in the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program.

The VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program brings the Solution Provider and Service Provider communities together, to create a unique value proposition for both. – Geoff Waters, Senior director, VMware Cloud Service Provider Program.

Customers can purchase VMware Cloud Credits from VMware Solution Provider Partners and redeem over time with approved VMware Service Provider Partners. Through the VMware Cloud Credits Program, customers will work closely with their Solution Provider partner to identify potential workloads and estimate the credits required to deploy the workload in the cloud via an authorized VMware vCloud Service Provider Partner. The program enables the customer to apply their credits as needed based on business requirements and provides a very effective mechanism to control cloud spend and manage their providers. In addition, VMware Cloud Credits are managed inside MyVMware providing customers with a single pane of glass to view their perpetual licenses along with all public and hybrid cloud spend.

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VMware Cloud Credits are redeemable for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings from approved VMware vCloud Service Providers – redeemable IaaS offerings include:

  • IaaS Compute Services – CPU, RAM and Storage for each VM;
  • IaaS Networking Services – IP addresses and bandwidth for each VM;
  • Operating System Licensing – OS license for each VM;
  • Network & Security Software Add-ons – Software firewalls, load balancers and anti-virus;
  • IaaS Monitoring and Support – Packaged support for IaaS solution.
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“The VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program brings the Solution Provider and Service Provider communities together, to create a unique value proposition for both,” states Geoff Waters, senior director, VMware Cloud Service Provider Program.
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VMware Cloud Credits benefit VMware Solution Provider Partners by enabling them to strengthen their strategic value, and offer a full range of cloud solutions to augment perpetual license sales offerings. Additionally, vCloud Service Providers and Solution Providers can take advantage of VMware Cloud Credits to help deepen their relationships with existing customers by working together to identify potential public or hybrid cloud workloads, as well as open up avenues for new customers through additional products and value-added cloud services. For more details, Click here.

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PeakColo Now Offers IaaS Through New VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program

DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – Feb 26, 2013) – PeakColo, a leading enterprise-class IaaS Cloud service provider for channel partners, yesterday announced that it is participating in the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program. This dynamic program provides channel partners an easy on-ramp to PeakColo’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform, along with secure and direct access to on-demand cloud services in the US and UK. PeakColo is participating in this program because it is a 100% channel-centric cloud provider. Early January, PeakColo announced the addition of Ms. Sharon Kincl as Vice President of Finance and Administration.

PeakColo’s VMware vCloud(R)-Powered platform enables our channel partners to white label the cloud as their own, offering their clients on-demand services and a secure way to leverage the efficiencies and benefits of cloud computing. The new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program helps us work with solution providers to deliver robust cloud computing services. – Luke Norris, CEO, PeakColo.

Recently launched at VMware Partner Exchange 2013 in Las Vegas, the VMware Cloud Credit Purchasing Program offers Solution Providers a new route to market by selling prepaid credits to be used for subscription-based hybrid or public cloud services offered by approved VMware Service Provider Partners. This program enables approved Service Providers to extend the full benefits of cloud computing to their end-users including flexible IT options, reduced IT capital expenditures and improved business agility.

As one of the only IaaS providers with a 100% channel centric model, PeakColo offers channel partners enterprise-class cloud services with complete training, on-boarding, and competitive commission programs — all bundled within a turn-key white label program.

“The VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program brings the Solution Provider and Service Provider communities together, to create a unique value proposition for both,” states Geoff Waters, senior director, VMware Cloud Service Provider Program. “We are pleased to have PeakColo participating in the VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program, and we look forward to their continued success.”

“PeakColo’s VMware vCloud®-Powered platform enables our channel partners to white label the cloud as their own, offering their clients on-demand services and a secure way to leverage the efficiencies and benefits of cloud computing,” states Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of PeakColo. “The new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program helps us work with solution providers to deliver robust cloud computing services.”
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With PeakColo’s IaaS platform located in premium data centers across the US and Europe, agents, value-added resellers and system integrators can establish direct connections into one of the fastest clouds in the marketplace in order to build their cloud practice, increase revenue streams and strengthen customer relationships.

As a long-time VMworld® partner, Mr. Norris was a distinguished presenter at both VMworld Barcelona and VMworld San Francisco in 2012, discussing ‘How to Transform Your Business with an Agile Data Infrastructure’ and ways to integrate VMware vCloud® Suite with NetApp’s Clustered dataONTAP. Over the last two years PeakColo has experienced 300% growth.

About PeakColo
PeakColo is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. White-labeling PeakColo’s cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. With Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 2 compliant data centers in six geographies across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), PeakColo offers a cloud environment that contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage for public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions. PeakColo is VMware vCloud® Powered and is a Platinum-level NetApp service provider. For more information, visit www.peakcolo.com.

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