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Plesk acquires VPS management system SolusVM from OnApp

Plesk, the leading WebOps platform provider, recently announced that it has acquired the VPS (virtual private server) and IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) management system called SolusVM from OnApp.

SolusVM (Solus Virtual Manager) platform allows enterprises to manage OpenVZ, Xen and KVM virtual machines from a single point. It comes with a web-based and customizable user interface using which customers can easily manage the virtual servers.

The VPS management system of SolusVM is designed for cloud service providers (CSPs) and resellers, which supports several billing systems and virtualization technologies.

With the acquisition, Plesk aims to provide CSPs and web professionals a single solution for web operations.

“We’re very happy to have Solus Virtual Manager and their complete VPS management solution on board. SolusVM lets companies of any size manage virtual machines – from one central user interface, with security and ease. Firstly, makes it a breeze for service providers, resellers and end-users to provision, manage and sell virtual machines. Secondly, it’s the first choice for providing cloud-based infrastructure hosting, based on the most popular virtualization platforms, like Xen, KVM, and OpenVZ.”Nils Hueneke, Plesk CEO

Plesk’s expanded portfolio of services will allow customers to control more VPS accounts, and access broader set of hosting solutions to run, automate and scale apps, sites and businesses.

“This acquisition will also propel forward development and innovation of the next version of SolusVM,” wrote Plesk in a blog post.

Earlier this year, Plesk had partnered with Acronis to enable hosting and cloud service providers to easily back up Plesk servers.

As a part of the acquisition, the SolusVM team will join research and development team at Plesk. Plesk now owns all the assets of SolusVM. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Also read: ZNet becomes authorized Plesk distributor in India

“We’re excited to join Plesk, and become part of a changing force in the hosting industry. SolusVM fits naturally into the growing Plesk portfolio, providing new and compelling opportunities for our customer base. They can now expect a faster pace of innovation while being able to access the WebOps services and automation that Plesk is known for.”  Phill Bandelow, SolusVM Team Lead

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Does the cloud have to be so complicated?

It’s been more than a decade since the launch of the first rudimentary cloud platforms. We’ve come a long way since then. Billions of people interact with the cloud every day. Many of the largest companies in the world run their IT operations on cloud platforms, and so do hundreds of thousands of smaller businesses. But there are still reasons for businesses to be cautious.

Many business leaders recognize how useful Infrastructure-as-a-Service could be to their company, but they are hesitant to make the leap from on-premises or colocated legacy systems to cloud hosting for business-critical applications. That is partly due to inertia: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But it is also in large part due to concerns about the risk posed by the potential for a botched cloud migration. We’ve all heard stories of businesses sinking millions of dollars into a cloud migration that didn’t work out, costing vastly more than it would have to do nothing at all.

No doubt cloud consultants think there isn’t much wrong with the way things are, but cloud vendors who take responsibility for helping their clients with cloud migrations would have a strong competitive advantage.

  • Security and compliance

When I talk to businesses about moving to the cloud, their number one concern is regulatory compliance. How does a cloud user know that their applications and services will remain compliant with HIPAA or PCI DSS once they no longer control the infrastructure layer?

Certifications and business associate agreements go some way to solving that problem, but it would allay worry if cloud vendors were prepared to work with individual clients, including smaller businesses, providing the help they need to build infrastructure deployments suitable for hosting sensitive workloads.

  • Cost

Cloud server hosting is less expensive than buying, maintaining, and managing server hardware. Cost reduction is one of the major motivations for adopting cloud platforms in the first place. But maximizing the cost benefit isn’t a given; it is possible to mismanage cloud resources, spending more than necessary and undercutting any potential cost benefit.

Of course, it is not in the financial interest of most cloud vendors to stop their clients from spending more than they have to, but providing utilization monitoring services and consulting with clients on the efficient use of cloud servers would go a long way to helping them use the cloud as efficiently as possible.

  • Complexity

The issues we’ve discussed can be reduced to a problem of complexity: mainstream cloud platforms are simply too complex.

Convoluted pricing structures, Byzantine management interfaces, and a lack of meaningful support from cloud vendors increases the chances that a cloud migration will go awry and decreases the chances that businesses will have the confidence to embrace a beneficial technology.

There is room in the market for a wide range of cloud vendors, from platforms that provide services and no support to hands-on service providers who are happy to help clients build solutions and achieve the full potential of on-demand, elastic, and flexible cloud infrastructure.

Also read: In the cloud era, Dedicated Servers remain an attractive option

About Guest Author-

Karl Zimmerman is the founder and CEO of Steadfast, a leading IT Data Center Service company. Steadfast specializes in highly flexible cloud environments, robust dedicated and colocation hosting, and disaster recovery.


New Gartner report identifies HPE and Dell EMC leaders in the server revenue and shipment market 

Worldwide server revenue recorded a huge rise in the third quarter of 2017, reaching 16 percent year-over-year (YoY), while the server shipment grew to 5.1 percent, according to a new Gartner report

Building of infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid cloud implementation was considered as the major driving force behind the growth of server market, per the report.

x86 servers increased 5.3 percent in shipments for the year and 16.7 percent in revenue in the third quarter of 2017. RISC/Itanium Unix servers declined globally, down 23.5 percent in shipments and 18.3 percent in vendor revenue compared with the same quarter last year. The ‘other’ CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed a decline/increase of 54.5 percent,” – said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner.

Amongst the companies offering server solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was recognized as the market leader in terms of revenue. The company earned $3.1 billion in revenue and thus claimed 21 percent market share for Q3, even though the company experienced a negative growth of 3.2 percent.

Source: Gartner

Dell EMC occupied the second position with 37.9 percent growth and 20.8 percent market share, followed by IBM with 7.7 percent growth.

One of the noteworthy mentions is of Inspur Electronics which recorded the highest growth in server revenue (16.6 percent). A possible reason is the rising demand of cloud in the Chinese market along with company’s global expansion plans.

Apart from the top five individual players, others also contributed to a large extent with $5.3 billion.

Source: Gartner

In server shipments, Dell EMC was the leader in the third quarter of 2017 with 17.8 percent market share, followed by HPE with 16.4 percent market share. Here also, Inspur Electronics was the only vendor with a positive growth of 69.5 percent.

Other vendors like Lenovo and Huawei also recorded decent numbers in terms of server shipments with 151,575 and 145,441 shipped units, respectively.

Companies other than the top five, also made impactful contribution to the overall market with 1,362,727 shipped units and contributed 48 percent to the market share collectively.

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Oracle acquires Wercker with an objective to target developers

Oracle corporation, leading cloud and application service provider through an official statement on Monday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wercker, a Dutch startup which empowers developers to test and deploy code at a rapid pace. The terms of deals have not been disclosed as it is subject to some customary closing conditions. Per records both the companies will be operating independently till the final transaction closes.

Oracle said that, “Wercker empowers organizations and their development teams to achieve continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) goals with micro-services and Docker.

Both Oracle and Wrecker believe that developers can greatly benefit by focusing on building innovative products and applications.

Oracle is building a leading IaaS and PaaS platform as the foundation for a new generation of cloud computing,” as per Oracle’s official statement. “A leading cloud needs great tooling and adding Wercker’s container lifecycle management to Oracle’s Cloud provides engineering teams with the developer experience they deserve to build, launch and scale their applications. Together, Oracle and Wercker will democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.

In a FAQ session for customers and partners, Oracle also confirmed its roadmap to invest more on Wercker once the transaction closes.

Oracle said, “We expect this will include more functionality and capabilities at a quicker pace. In addition, Wercker customers will benefit from better integration and alignment with Oracle’s other product offerings.

Talking about its decision to join Oracle, Wercker said through the company’s blog, “Joining forces with Oracle means we have aligned with a hyper scale cloud provider that will enable us to bring our vision of Docker-based developer lifecycle management to a broader range of customers and applications, while increasing the pace of innovation for our existing customers. In the near term, our team, free community edition, and relentless focus on the developer experience remain unchanged.

Oracle and Wercker together aim to democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.

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XO Communications Launches XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive and XO Cloud Vault

XO Communications today announced launch of XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive, and XO Cloud Vault, its three new cloud service offerings that leverage Tier III data centers and the XO nationwide network to offer IT infrastructure-as-a-services ideal for SMBs and enterprises who want to to virtualize their data centers, back up enterprise-wide data to the cloud, and enable cloud-based file sharing and storage for employees.

Providing SLAs, integrated security, and high-performance data center and network, the new enterprise-class cloud solutions help IT professionals and the organizations run a wide range of applications, from test and development to mission-critical applications, in the cloud.

XO Enterprise Cloud

Designed to meet customer requirements for enterprise-grade cloud computing services delivered over a private and secure network environment, XO Enterprise Cloud gives customers the flexibility of multiple network connectivity options to access the Enterprise Cloud platform and multiple computing resource allocation options, such as Shared, Reserved and Dedicated, depending on what best supports their application needs.

Some specifications of XO Enterprise Cloud are as follows:

  • Performance – The XO Enterprise Cloud server and storage infrastructure is built using best-in-class products from HP, VMware Inc., and EMC Corporation and offers three tiers of high performance storage, including Solid State Drives.
  • Network Security – Networked Fortinet security appliances and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats.
  • Availability – Redundant N+1 architectural design provides for 100% availability.
  • Compliance – The XO Enterprise Cloud platform is deployed in Tier III data centers located in Northern Virginia and Southern California with SSAE 16 Type 2 compliance.
  • Scalability – XO Enterprise Cloud provides a highly flexible platform that can support 1 Gbps dedicated bandwidth per virtual machine, as well as scale-up capabilities that can reach 32 vCPUs and 512 GB RAM per server.

XO Cloud Drive

XO Cloud Drive allows companies to give their employees the ability to store, share, synchronize and collaborate on business content and files in the cloud while giving IT organizations the ability to control and centralize how business content is shared.

With XO Cloud Drive, files can be drag-and-dropped, saved virtually for consistent version control and shared anywhere, anytime, across multiple platforms and among numerous users for seamless collaboration.

The cloud-based platform provides uniform access to files across the following platforms, including iOS, Android, Mobile Web, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Some salient features of XO Cloud Drive are:

  • Content aggregation from multiple sources
    • Microsoft Office documents, presentations and spreadsheets
    • Google apps, emails and documents
    • Bookmarks
    • RSS feeds
    • Social media
    • Images and embedded media
  • Dynamic file synchronization to keep important files and folders up-to-date across multiple devices.
  • Conflict-free, automatic synchronization to mitigate offline/online, as well as multi-user file editing.
  • Full-text indexed search of all content and team collaboration with permission-based file access.
  • File version history stored allowing customers to preserve and restore from all previous versions of business files.
  • List, view, rename, share, download and delete files.
  • Intuitive editor to create text and illustrative notes.
  • Easy-to-use web-based management interface.

XO Cloud Vault

XO Cloud Vault automates and simplifies backup services for businesses with multiple locations or complex, distributed IT environments. Customers can replicate data from the XO Enterprise Cloud platform as well as from premise-based servers and desktops.

An intelligent backup design provides compression, encryption and copy of only those documents, emails and databases that have changed since the most recent backup across the following platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris and FreeBSD.

To restore, the virtual design allows users to point and click to refresh files to a single point in time, streamlining and automating disaster recovery/business continuity planning for businesses of all sizes.

Some salient specifications of XO Cloud Vault are as follows:

  • Flexible backup schedule including continuous, every few hours, by day and time, incremental and multiple full backups.
  • Powerful compression algorithms to reduce bandwidth usage.
  • Support Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL SharePoint, etc.
  • Support Mapped Network Drives and external USB drives.
  • Block level incremental backups with options to configure multiple full backups.
  • User configured (up to 448 bit) encryption key guarantees data privacy and facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Virtually unlimited versioning with advanced data retention policies.
  • Comprehensive reports & dashboards with email notification options.
  • Bandwidth throttling.
  • Automatic updates of agent and plugin software.

“IT organizations are continually pressured to support an increasing number of mission-critical applications with fewer resources, causing businesses to seek out virtual solutions as a way to effectively and efficiently expand core operations without spending unnecessary capital,” said Jake Heinz, Vice President of marketing, XO Communications.

“In response to this industry need, XO Communications has expanded our services for dedicated cloud resources. This deeper commitment to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market puts XO Communications in the best position to serve mid- and large-sized businesses for their computing, data and network requirements,” he added.

For more information, click here.

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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 long-term relationships with channel partners in the region. They have earned the reputation of being leaders in the industry and are a great addition to the Green Cloud team.
– Dan Sterling, President, Green Cloud Technologies.Dan-Sterling-CEO-Green-Cloud-Technologies

Trina Gray, hired as national channel manager, will be based out of the Atlanta, Ga. office. Prior to joining Green Cloud, Gray served as senior channel manager at Earthlink. She also served in district sales and channel management for Windstream (formerly NuVox Communications) where she was a seven-time President’s Club recipient. Gray holds a bachelor of science degree from St. Cloud State University.

Green Cloud named Andrea Bryant as national channel manager serving New Orleans, La. and surrounding areas. Bryant previously served as associate director at Verizon Wireless and dealer manager at Windstream (formerly NuVox Communications) where she was responsible for recruiting and managing agent relationships. Bryant holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Cynthia Vidal was hired to serve as national channel manager for the Miami, Fla. region. Vidal previously served channel sales manager at EarthLink and as agent manager at Windstream (formerly NuVox Communications). In both positions, she was responsible for recruiting and managing channel partner relationships. At Windstream, Vidal was named to President’s Club in 2002.

Green Cloud also named Laura Cope as national channel manager serving Charlotte, N.C. and surrounding areas. Prior to joining Green Cloud, Cope served as district dealer manager for Windstream (formerly NuVox Communications) where she was responsible for recruiting and training dealers and partners. Cope was frequently recognized for her sales achievements including a President’s Club 2005 selection. She holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Shayne Davenport was hired as national channel manager for the Raleigh, N.C. region. Davenport previously served as senior business development manager at Cohesion Corporation and senior account manager at Birch Communications. Davenport holds a bachelor of art degree in communications from East Carolina University.

“By providing customers with the level of service and support they deserve, this team has built strong long-term relationships with channel partners in the region,” said Dan Sterling, President, Green Cloud Technologies.

“They have earned the reputation of being leaders in the industry and are a great addition to the Green Cloud team,” he added.

Earlier this year, Green Cloud closed on $5.6 million in Series C equity.

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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 billing model from the existing reserve-a-resource model and plans to add remaining accounts within this week.

With the new model, Gandi no longer accepts payment in advance for Cloud VPS servers. It has been replaced by a new credit unit named ‘Gandi’. Customers can purchase these credits on demand from their Gandi prepaid account. They can also purchase these in packs at a discount which will be proportional to the amount they buy.

Gandi New IaaS Billing and Management Model

The concept of “share” at Gandi will also disappear. Gandi will now switch from a daily charge period to an “hourly” model. Customers can resize their servers at a very frequent basis and allocate additional resources for a limited time, thus paying exactly the number of credits consumed per hour.

Another feature added is the synchronization of the renewal dates for resources. Customers now just need to keep an eye on the number of credits and the estimated time remaining for use of resources available in their account.

Gandi has included a cost-saving gradual reduction of price based on the resources used per server. For instance, a single server with 8 CPUs and 8 GB of RAM will now consume a little less credit than 8 servers with 1 GB of RAM each. Customers can see the levels of price reduction when they create their server:

Gandi New IaaS Billing and Management Model - Create New Servers

The billing process has also been streamlined. Customers can now set alerts and automatically purchase credit packs. They’ll also have a clear picture of what they consume, by resource and by server, and the corresponding credit/cash balance.

Gandi New IaaS Billing and Management Model Dashboard

Some other newly introduced features are:

  • The 100 GB limit on monthly bandwidth consumption has been increased to 500 GB.
  • A new probe has been added to the watchdog to alert customers to abnormal bandwidth consumption.
  • The ability to automatically reduce the bandwidth of the interface is being tested.

“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,” said Thomas Stocking, COO, Gandi U.S.

“In the process, we simplified the entire infrastructure as a service offering,” he added.

The new model has been designed with global customers and multiple currencies in mind. For detailed information, click here or mail Gandi directly.

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SingleHop Expands Foot Print in Europe; Opens New 2,000+ Server Data Center in Amsterdam

Web hosting and IaaS provider SingleHop today launched a new data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Announced exactly two months back, the new facility named Amsterdam 1 had more than 75% of the initial data center capacity reserved well before the opening.

Some key specifications of the new DC are:

We are very pleased by what we have been seeing. Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital startups.
Zak Boca, CEO, SingleHop.
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  • ISO27001, BS 25999-2:2007 and AMS-IX Certified Facility
  • Spread over 4,330 Square Meters
  • Max Server Capacity: 2,000+ Servers
  • Carrier-Neutral with Over 30 Service Providers
  • Powered by SingleHop’s LEAP3 platform
  • Anti-PassBack enforced secure biometric validation
  • Direct Connect to NL -ix and AMS-IX Internet Exchanges
  • 24/7 Onsite Security Staff
  • 5 Layers of Physical Security
  • Single person turnstile
  • Multilayer Monitoring and Notification System
  • 10MW or more utility power per phase group
  • N+1 fully Synchronized Generator System
  • N+1 Dynamic CRAC units
  • Cold Aisle Enclosures
  • 25kW Cooling Capacity per Cabinet
  • 100% Certified Green Power

Three salient reasons behind selecting Amsterdam as the site for new DC were the existing high-capacity fiber infrastructure, presence of numerous top- tier network providers, and city’s large and technically skilled workforce.

“Our launch in Amsterdam shows our commitment to reducing latency, and improving our overall customer experience. Significant portions of our growth already come from clients outside of the US; a trend we expect to continue as demand for highly automated infrastructure services increases in Europe and beyond,” said Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer of SingleHop.

“Over the coming years, we will continue support our international customers by expanding our platform into additional new markets,” he added.

Built to meet growing demand for high-quality, automated infrastructure, and hosting services from organizations operating in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, the new facility will offer all of SingleHop’s current services including dedicated servers, cloud services, and managed services.

Dedicated servers are available from $189/mo to $1090/mo. All servers include 10TB (or more) outbound bandwidth with unlimited Inbound bandwidth. Detailed specifications of the servers are as shown below:

Server Type CPU Speed Memory HDD Available Monthly
Intel Xeon E3-1230 Single 4×3.2GHz 8 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC 1×500 GB Yes $189
Intel Xeon E5-2620 Single 6×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $359
Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620 Dual 6×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $429
Intel Xeon E5-2650 Single 8×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $459
Intel Xeon E5-2670 Single 8×2.6GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $559
Intel Dual Xeon E5-2650 Dual 8×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $599
Intel Dual Xeon E5-2670 Dual 8×2.6GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $699
Intel Quad Xeon E5-4607 Quad 6×2.2GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $1090
In April, SingleHop announced an early-bird pre-sale for customers with predictable infrastructure needs to reserve server capacity in the new Amsterdam data center ahead of its official opening.

“We are very pleased by what we have been seeing. Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital start-ups,” said Zak Boca, Chief Executive Officer, SingleHop.

“These types of organizations are core to our company as a whole, and represent the types of clients that benefit most from our highly automated and natively hybrid platform,” he added.

Earlier this year, SingleHop also launched VMware Enterprise Private Cloud, offering a private cloud environment powered by the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus platform.

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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 iii, the  third  procurement iteration of the G-Cloud,  CloudStore  offers more than 800 suppliers and 7,000 services across all types of cloud service models, including Public, Private and Hybrid. Services are still offered under four Lots:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Specialist Cloud Services (SCS)

Virtual Internet  will now provide Cloud Servers, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud to UK Government bodies.

“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,” said  Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, VI.NET .

Some new features of the new CloudStore unveiled earlier this month are:

  • More powerful search
  • Ability to create an account: This helps customers save and export search results to an excel file.
  • Streamlined  browsing through each of the four service Lots and their sub-categories.
  • Customers can find the services that best meet their needs using a set of filters based on the key features of each service.

For more information on G-Cloud, click here.
For more information on Virtual Internet, click here.

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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 vDev developers, entrepreneurs and collaborators have a VMware environment for development and testing at a fraction of the cost of a full production environment,” he added.

Companies now have an affordable option to demonstrate the capabilities of new applications in a controlled manner within a cloud environment to determine the feasibility before rolling them out on a wider basis.
– Brandon Hieb, Managing Partner, Bit Refinery.

Advantages of Bit Refinery’s vDev are:

  • Agility and flexibility to meet business demands.
  • Ability to speed up development and testing cycles resulting in increased speed to market.
  • Seamless ability to deploy applications to Bit Refinery’s VMware production environment.
  • Rapid provisioning and de-provisioning of the required resources.
  • Reduced IT CAPEX and OPEX with no infrastructure hardware and software purchases and management.
  • Centralized location for collaborative development.

“Companies now have an affordable option to demonstrate the capabilities of new applications in a controlled manner within a cloud environment to determine the feasibility before rolling them out on a wider basis,” said Hieb.

For more information on vDev, click here.

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