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DHN team at Microsoft Inspire – here’s what partners can expect this year

Microsoft’s biggest partner event – Microsoft Inspire, began yesterday with a welcome reception.

DHN team present at the event saw a huge gathering of people coming from globally spread regions.

The event formerly known as Worldwide Partner Conference is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. from July 9-13, 2017.

Since its inception, the event has been on the must-attend list of current and prospective Microsoft partners, employees and industry experts.

Many elite partners are here to connect and collaborate with the global-scale Microsoft community and IT leaders like BitTitan, Dell EMC, Huawei, Ingram, Veeam, Samsung Intel etc. to name a few.

After a welcome reception held yesterday between 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET, now the attendees are looking forward to the vision keynotes that’ll begin today from 8:45-10:45AM ET lead by ace speakers Satya Nadella – Microsoft CEO, Judson Althoff, Ron Huddleston, Toni Townes-Whitley, Gavriella Schuster, Brad Smith and many others.

As per the industry reports, the keynote sessions will have digital transformation at the core. Various workshops will be conducted around Microsoft’s highly efficient cloud platform – Azure. Partners can expect a guided tour through company’s hybrid cloud platform, Azure Stack, Windows Server containers and other hybrid management techniques to successfully drive digital transformation.

With a global set of attendees, the conference will see big networking exchanges through The Commons with live demos by exhibitors. This will help the attendees connect on various topics related to Artificial Intelligence, IoT, security, privacy and more.

Our team went to several booths and saw different products and solutions that were exhibited.

Those who will not be physically present at the event can watch the live keynotes session digitally from July 10-12 from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM ET.

The event will wrap up with a partner celebration at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. on 12th July by Grammy Award winner – Carrie Underwood.

Overall, it will be the perfect combination of learning, networking, partnership exchanges and collaboration.
Stay tuned for live updates.

 

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Microsoft to soon include Azure in FastTrack

Microsoft recently made an announcement that its FastTrack program will cover its leading cloud offering – Azure, from 1st August 2017.

Microsoft’s FastTrack program was introduced to help customers and partners easily adopt and get accustomed to its services like Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Windows 10 and Dynamics 365.

FastTrack helps speed up customer transition to cloud and provide partners with new opportunities to provide value added services. For that, It provides a pool of resources, tools, a team of engineers and experts who work with the partners to help them guide customers in migration and system set-ups.

With the expansion of FastTrack to cover Azure, customers will get direct assistance from Microsoft and its partners to build and manage their cloud environments. Initially, the service will only cover Development and Test environment, disaster recovery, backup and LOB (Line of Business) applications.

Microsoft engineers will work along with the partners to help them provide complete support from setup, configuration, development to production of Azure environments to the end customers. The decision can boost the adoption rate and migration to cloud environments, as now the organizations will get complete support to their cloud journey including envisioning, onboarding and driving value.

Improved Cloud migration and onboarding will speed up production deployments triggering digital transformation and will bring new opportunities for customers.

Now, with cloud reaching maturity level, such moves are a clear indicator that Microsoft is moving ahead in its objective to improve cloud experience of the organizations by supporting them in their cloud journey and to help them stay relevant to the market.

Azure preview on FastTrack will be initially available in the US, Canada, and Australia, and the firm plans to expand its reach based on the customers’ feedback.

See the full article here.

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Mary Meeker’s Internet Trend Report 2017 highlights major e-commerce, cloud and mobile trends

Ace internet analyst and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers – Mary Meeker, came up with her Internet Trend Report 2017 at the Code Conference, California. The report highlighted the major trends revolving around mobile usage growth, e-commerce, online advertising, gaming, healthcare and steadily growing Indian and Chinese markets.

Some of the major highlights of the 355-slide presentation include:

  • Cloud – harbinger of change across enterprises

The report identified cloud as the major force driving change across enterprises. The increasing adoption rate is creating new opportunity pools for service providers. However, the report also identifies some cloud adoption concerns like data security issues, vendor-lock in and compliance. In Public cloud adoption race, AWS was identified as the leader while a strong growth was seen in Azure and Google Cloud platform.

Also Read: Worldwide hosting and Cloud market growing at a rate of 20% CAGR

  • Online Advertising – Mobile driven Ad growth

Online advertising growth saw a major role of mobile usage. Mobile advertising spent was higher than the desktop advertising spent. Overall, the growth in advertising increased from 20 percent to 22 percent, YOY. The report also highlighted the importance of right placement of ads to avoid ad blocking by the users who are not interested in the ad. Facebook (Delivery Insights), Google (AdWords) and Snap (Snap Ads) were identified as the leading online Ad platforms.

  • Social Media – Increasing customer interactions

The report identified social media as a growing platform for rendering customer support, transparency and product quality. Customers trust the reviews posted on social media and raise product related queries and dissatisfaction. It can be effectively used for real-time online customer conversations.

  • Rapidly growing Indian market

Indian economy is seeing a huge GDP growth with more than 7% YOY growth, holding 7th positon in Global GDP Ranking. The internet market in India depicts fast growth with more than 28% growth in Internet users in June 2016, with 40% YOY growth. It stands at number one position in term of Android phone users. It is also witnessing market share war between key eCommerce players like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, ShopClues, etc.

  • Voice Recognition Accuracy – Continues to grow

Voice based search can replace the typing soon, per the report. 70% of the requests are found to be natural and in conversational language. Increasing trend towards artificial intelligence and machine learning will further increase the voice recognition accuracy.

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Cloud News News

VMware to extend its Horizon Cloud services on Microsoft Azure

VMware Inc. – leading provider of cloud infrastructure services and business mobility, through an official announcement, conveyed that it will deliver its VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft popular cloud platform – Azure.

The integration will accelerate the adoption process of Windows 10 and expand the reach of VMware virtual desktops and applications to globally present Azure regions.

Last year, the company had entered a deal on similar lines with Microsoft’s key competitor, AWS, extending its infrastructure on Amazon’s public cloud.

With this, VMware is all set to follow a cross-cloud strategy for extending its services on a global scale.

Talking about the move, Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and GM, VMware said, “The addition of VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure puts VMware in a unique position to offer customers several infrastructure options for virtual desktops and applications with the flexibility to move between different platforms.

He further added, “This is an example of VMware executing against its cross-cloud strategy and bringing innovation to the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) category it pioneered in 2009.

Horizon cloud is unique offering of VMware, that with the help of a single control panel allows user to select their preferred infrastructure to deliver and manage Virtual desktops and other applications. Customers have the option to choose from various deployment options and even switch between them dynamically.

The switch options include fully managed Public Infrastructure by VMware, Public Cloud Infrastructure from Microsoft and Bring Your Own On-Premises Infrastructure with HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure) Appliances.

The general availability of VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure is expected to be in the second half of 2017.

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Microsoft Azure Stack TP3 – leading the way to hybrid cloud adoption

Microsoft, the leading provider of legacy hardware and software products, cloud-based software and productivity solutions has always managed to stay ahead in terms of new technological developments and software inventions.

Its public cloud platform- Azure is growing exponentially, giving a tough competition to its market contemporaries – AWS and Google. While Azure was primarily focused towards the public cloud, Microsoft expanded its horizons to cover the hybrid cloud opportunity with Azure Stack.

Hybrid cloud is rising as a popular IT service adoption model with over 79.7% of large organizations already having a hybrid cloud strategy in place, against 51.4% who are using both public and private cloud, as per an IDC study commissioned by Dell EMC. With hybrid cloud, users get the benefits of both private and public cloud environments, while getting the freedom to operate in a work environment of their choice.

Azure Stack acts as a subset of its public cloud model – Azure. With it, Microsoft aims to provide the benefits of Azure public cloud services within the enterprise datacenters. The applications and VMs use the same Azure Resource Manager on Azure Stack and Azure, thus users can easily migrate between the two services.

Azure Stack promises consistent application development, purpose-built integrated systems and on-premise availability. Developers can take advantage of its PaaS services like back-ends tools, storage and API functions.

Microsoft recently launched the latest Technical Preview 3 (TP3) downloadable update for Azure Stack. The update includes new features that will enable modern application capabilities and other functionalities related to infrastructure and security. Some of the important features include, but are not limited to:

  • Easy deployment with ADFS for disconnected scenarios.
  • Enhanced infrastructure management capabilities like advanced alerting.
  • Ability to use Azure VM scale set for scale out workloads.
  • Ability to collect content from Azure marketplace in Stack.
  • Ability to create templates and deploy them with temp disks that are consistent with Azure.

Azure Stack integrated systems will be available for order from mid of the CY17 and TP3 is going to be up for final technical preview before its GA.

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SingleHop Launches VMware Based Public Cloud Service

SingleHop, a  highly automated hosting and infrastructure services provider, today announced the debut of its SingleHop Public Cloud based onVMware cloud infrastructure technology. Built to meet the most stringent demands of today’s real-­‐time enterprise, the SingleHop Public Cloud gives organizations of any size the reliability, user control, direct professional support, and the instant scalability they need from their cloud services provider. The news comes a month after SingleHop added hosted cloud apps built on Standing Cloud’s marketplace platform.

One of the primary goals for our new VMware-­based Public Cloud offering was to blend our award-­winning service with an enterprise-­‐class cloud product. – Marc Bollinger, SingleHop Development Manager.

The SingleHop Public Cloud leverages the rich capabilities of the VMware vCloud® Suite, enabling users to quickly shift processing workloads from internal to virtual resources as needed. Users are able to manage their cloud services through SingleHop’s innovative LEAP Control Panel. Because of the advanced cloud server deployment technology in the VMware vCloud Suite, cloud servers can be added or subtracted in as little as 60 seconds to match demand in real-­‐time.

Adding to the appeal of the SingleHop Public Cloud is its exceptional failover protection backed by its scalable SAN-­‐based cloud storage system. Hourly, rather than monthly, usage billing ensures that organizations pay only for the exact resources allocated, while enjoying free 24/7/365 access to qualified, VMware-­‐certified engineers for reliable high-­‐level technical support and peace-­‐of-­‐mind.

“The promise and potential of cloud computing carries with it the need for reliability and responsiveness. The new SingleHop Public Cloud, based on VMware cloud infrastructure technology, gives users of all sizes exactly what they need,” said Andy Pace, SingleHop Chief Operating Officer. “Our new offering combines VMware’s renowned dependability and scalability with SingleHop’s LEAP Control Panel for the ultimate in flexibility and ease-­‐of-­‐use. Add in our exceptional tech support and Customer Bill of Rights SLA, and it’s easy to see why the SingleHop Public Cloud is the best enterprise-­‐grade cloud resource in the industry.”
 The SingleHop Public Cloud is an exceptional choice by almost any standard. Features include:
• Mobile Accessibility. SingleHop’s LEAP Control Panel can be accessed from anywhere via PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device. In addition to offering fingertip control of physical and virtual resources, notifications, alerts and updates are delivered automatically.
• AutoScaling. Create your own rules-­‐based guidelines for automatically increasing or decreasing the RAM, number of processors, or storage you use in your SingleHop cloud-­‐ based resource.
• Hourly Billing. Development teams, testing, and other groups with variable resource needs benefit from hourly—compared to monthly—billing as they scale their use of cloud-­‐based resources up and down to meet their to-­‐the-­‐moment needs. Hourly billing is available across all SingleHop Public Cloud resources, including its application-­‐hosting product, Hosted Cloud Apps.
• SAN-­‐based Storage with Automatic Failover. The SingleHop Public Cloud replaces local storage with a robust and fully redundant SAN-­‐based cloud storage solution. This means that if the cloud server you are using for processing should ever fail, the system will automatically spin up a new instance which connects to the same storage allocation— saving you what could otherwise be hours of data transfer and resource reconfiguration. Failover happens fast, often without missing a ping.
• Load Balancing. SingleHop’s VMware-­‐based infrastructure provides automated load balancing between multi-­‐node deployments. This means Web servers or application servers are easily configured to balance traffic between multiple cloud servers for optimal performance.
• Faster Deployment. Virtual resources can be deployed more than 5 times faster than before with our new Public Cloud offering. Deployment times for cloud servers are in the 60-­‐second range.
• Template and Capture Functionality. VMware technology allows users to create a template of any server or group of servers to revert or replicate as needed. The capability is especially useful for routine configuration of multiple virtual machines.
• Supports both Windows and Linux operating systems.

“One of the primary goals for our new VMware-­‐based Public Cloud offering was to blend our award-­‐winning service with an enterprise-­‐class cloud product,” said Marc Bollinger, SingleHop Development Manager. “In fact, our customer-­‐centric focus leads everything we do. Not only do we offer the industry’s most comprehensive SLA on all our products, but our support structure ensures that customers talk to a certified SingleHop technician, not a call center representative.”

To learn more about the SingleHop Public Cloud, powered by VMware, click here.

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 strategically located data centers (two in the Chicago-­‐area, one in Phoenix, Arizona) and over 12,000 servers online, SingleHop delivers state of the art resources and services with industry-­‐leading deployment time and customer support. SingleHop was established in 2006 and makes its home in Chicago, IL. In 2011, the company was named #25 on the Inc. 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in America.

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Standing Cloud Adds Support For Amazon Web Services GovCloud

February 12, 2013 – Boulder, CO – Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions for cloud providers, ISVs and their customers, today announced the addition of support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud. Standing Cloud, was very recently in the news when  SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, launched  Hosted Cloud Apps built on Standing their market platform,  SetSeed CMS launched a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform and  Blue River partnered with them to develop MuraCloud for businesses and other organizations looking for high-quality, high-performance Mura CMS hosting in the cloud. Also Liferay expanded cloud hosting options with standing cloud agreement on Jan 15th.

The integration of AWS GovCloud with Standing Cloud helps meet a key need in the public sector that our customers and partners have been asking for. – Michael Ficco, Vice President of Business Development, Standing Cloud.

The addition of AWS GovCloud to the list of leading cloud and hosting providers supported by Standing Cloud – including AWS, Rackspace, HP Cloud, Microsoft Windows Azure, GoGrid, VPS.net and more than a dozen others – immediately expands the cloud application hosting options available for US government agencies and customers.

“At Standing Cloud, we’re committed to supporting the industry’s widest range of cloud service providers and data centers, to ensure flexibility, reliability and choice for our customers, whether they’re ISVs, developers, solutions providers or application users,” said Michael Ficco, Vice President of Business Development, Standing Cloud. “The integration of AWS GovCloud with Standing Cloud helps meet a key need in the public sector that our customers and partners have been asking for.”

According to Amazon Web Services, AWS GovCloud (US) is an AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. The AWS GovCloud framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Workloads appropriate for the AWS GovCloud Region include all categories of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), including ITAR, as well as Government oriented publicly available data.

About Standing Cloud:
Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application management services. They deliver a seamless application layer for cloud providers, technology solutions providers and ISVs, making application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.  www.standingcloud.com

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“Automating IaaS takes a lot of vision.”- Dave Jilk,Standing Cloud

Very recently, we covered the news of Standing Cloud providing a platform to Cloud Provider BV for launching hosted cloud applications, and SingleHop launching Hosted Cloud Apps built on their platform, and SetSeed CMS launching a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform AND Blue River partnering with them to develop MuraCloud , AND Liferay expanding cloud hosting options with them! Phew! Yes, the company has been on fire lately. What makes all these developments in a short span of time more exciting is the fact that Standing Cloud is only a 3 year old company; with mere 20 employees. 2o employees who make this company stand out from the rest.

So without further ado, over to Mr. Dave Jilk, CEO and founder, Standing Cloud, as he talks about IT Singularity, the recent developments in the company, throws light on upcoming features in 2013, and finally, wraps off the interview in a cliff-hanger.

The fact that we work with both ISVs providing software, and cloud providers offering infrastructure, is mutually beneficial – cloud providers get a bigger catalog of applications, and ISVs get broader distribution. – Dave Jilk, CEO and founder, Standing Cloud.

Q: What is your name and position with Standing Cloud?

A: Dave Jilk, CEO and founder.

Q : Please tell our readers in brief about Standing Cloud.

A: Standing Cloud provides an online service that enables a private-label application storefront and management console for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud providers. The idea is that some customers want an application (think WordPress, Drupal, or SugarCRM) rather than a plain, unconfigured server. Customers who start with an application want to manage it as an application – for example, they don’t want to download an upgrade and install it, they want to click a button and have the upgrade performed. We automate that and a lot more.

Q: Standing Cloud was started in 2009. It’s a pretty young company. What will you attribute your company success to?

A: Point of view is everything – as a startup guy, I see that as a long time! We were actually early to this market, but that turned out to be a good thing. It allowed us a lot of time to build out the technology and learn all the “gotchas.” As you can imagine, automating IT services, especially involving a new capability like IaaS, takes a lot of vision and hard work. And that’s where I’d attribute our success to date and in the future – a great vision that I call the “IT Singularity” (lights-out operation) along with a really hard-working team that takes our service quality seriously.

Q: 20 people make Standing Cloud stand apart from its competitors. We are anxious to know, how does this company manage to launch new useful solutions for users with such a small team?

A: I’d say two things make this possible: first, the team is smart and dedicated. There is no substitute for people with both the ability and the desire to get things done. Second, our VP of Product & Ops, Leslie Osborne, has put a huge amount of effort into refining our development team process. We have vast matrices of masking tape and post-it notes all over the walls of the office tracking every single thing that is happening, from major feature components to service issues with a cloud provider, we have scrums and sub-scrums, and we have two week sprints that we try to stick very closely to. And it’s not a static process, it’s constantly evolving. So far, we have never missed a commitment date for our customers.

Q: You’ve been in the news a lot lately. SetSeed, Blue River & LifeRay recently launched solutions back to back on Standing Cloud platform. Can you tell more about these partnerships?

A: We’re excited about all these new customer relationships. Even more pertinent to your audience is that we just announced availability of Hosted Cloud Apps for SingleHop and for Cloud Provider BV. The confluence of these announcements is a kind of “sonic boom” of projects that began at various times in Q4 and are coincidentally launching all at once. But I think it does signal increasing readiness of the market to adopt marketplaces for the infrastructure cloud. The fact that we work with both ISVs providing software, and cloud providers offering infrastructure, is mutually beneficial – cloud providers get a bigger catalog of applications, and ISVs get broader distribution.

Q: What are the other new services you plan to launch in 2013? Any exclusive offers?

A: I can tell you a few features we are working on:

  • We’ve built capabilities for “add-ons” in our service and marketplace. Add-ons are third party software tools and services that complement applications. The first two add-ons, SendGrid and New Relic, are available today, and we plan to add a variety of add-on categories (e.g., security, database services, log analysis, etc.) throughout the year. It’s effectively another “dimension” of the marketplace, and it’s a nice illustration of why “virtual appliances” (known as AMIs on Amazon) are not a sustainable way to deploy applications.
  • We will be adding a lot of cool management features to our multi-server / multi-tier deployments.
  • You’ll see a new application packaging approach that makes it easy for both Standing Cloud and ISVs to make their applications available within our platform. Applications that are already packaged using one of the existing standards will be easy to port.

Finally, a little foreshadowing – we’ll soon be announcing an agreement with a large software company that will change the way enterprises view the public cloud and the kinds of software they can run there.

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Standing Cloud Marketplace Enables New Hosted Cloud Apps Offering for Cloud Provider BV

Cloud Provider BV, a leading European-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of Hosted Cloud Apps, a new hosted application solution that gives Cloud Provider customers an easier way to discover, deploy and manage applications in the cloud.

Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management solutions, Hosted Cloud Apps is an easy-to-use cloud-based marketplace of 100+ applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run instantly and reliably on the Cloud Provider infrastructure. Standing Cloud, was very recently in the news when  SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, launched  Hosted Cloud Apps built on Standing their market platform,  SetSeed CMS launched a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform and  Blue River partnered with them to develop MuraCloud for businesses and other organizations looking for high-quality, high-performance Mura CMS hosting in the cloud. Also Liferay expanded cloud hosting options with standing cloud agreement on Jan 15th.

With the Standing Cloud Marketplace it is easy to spin up fully configured versions of applications like Drupal, Joomla and Magento on Cloud Provider infrastructure and manage them directly through our Cloud Portal dashboard.
Sander Cruiming, General Manager, CloudPovider BV.

“The simple integration, easy customization, white-label capabilities and deep application catalog of the Standing Cloud Marketplace helped Cloud Provider get their Hosted Cloud Apps offering up and running quickly and easily,” said Michael Ficco, Vice President of Business Development for Standing Cloud. “It’s  a great solution for forward-thinking IaaS providers like Cloud Provider, their resellers and their customers.”

In addition, Standing Cloud’s automated application lifecycle management features give Cloud Provider users, resellers and solutions providers an easy way to manage the application on a continuing basis, including monitoring, scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more, once it is deployed.
“Making it easy to spin up fully configured versions of popular applications like Drupal, Joomla and Magento on Cloud Provider infrastructure and manage them directly through our Cloud Portal dashboard is a great benefit for our customers and resellers, and with the Standing Cloud Marketplace it was easy to do,” said Sander Cruiming, General Manager of Cloud Provider BV.
“Plus,” Cruiming added, “because the Standing Cloud Marketplace uses scripted deployments instead of images, we avoid the cost and resource drain of managing and maintaining an image library, while giving our users increased flexibility, portability and reliability.”
Hosted Cloud Apps on Cloud Provider is available at www.cloudprovider.net/cloudapps. Users interested in evaluating the solution can get started immediately with a no cost, 14-day hosted “Test Drive” in the cloud, including cloud server resources and fully configured versions of popular Open Source software applications and development platforms.

About Standing Cloud:
Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application management services. They deliver a seamless application layer for cloud providers, technology solutions providers and ISVs, making application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers. www.standingcloud.com

About Cloud Provider BV
Based in the Netherlands, Cloud Provider BV is a one of Europe’s leading cloud hosting providers, offering scalable, on-demand Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud solutions for end-users and resellers. Learn more online at: www.cloudprovider.net

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SingleHop Adds Hosted Cloud Apps Built on Standing Cloud’s Marketplace Platform

January 23, 2013 – Boulder, CO and Chicago, IL–  SingleHop, LLC, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of Hosted Cloud Apps, a new hosted application solution that gives SingleHop customers a vastly simplified way to discover, deploy and manage applications on virtual machines in the cloud. The news comes just a few days after  SingleHop  launched a new automated security service for the deployment and management of advanced security features in dedicated and cloud hosting environments.

Application storefronts like SingleHop’s Hosted Cloud Apps that make it simple to deploy and manage programs like WordPress, SugarCRM and OpenVBX in the cloud are rapidly changing the way software and applications are consumed by businesses and the enterprise. – David Jilk, CEO ,Standing Cloud.

Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud marketplace and management solutions for IaaS, cloud and hosting providers, Hosted Cloud Apps is an easy-to-use marketplace of 100+ applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run instantly and reliably on the SingleHop infrastructure. Once an application is deployed, automated application lifecycle management features give SingleHop customers an easy way to manage their servers and applications on a continuing basis, including monitoring, scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more.

“Making it easy to launch and run fully configured versions of popular applications, and manage them directly through our LEAP Portal is something our customers have been asking for, and Standing Cloud made it easy for us,” said Zak Boca, CEO ,SingleHop. “We were able to integrate the marketplace seamlessly into our console and infrastructure, and customize it with our own look- and-feel to provide a user experience that is point-click simple.”

In addition to simplicity and ease-of-use, SingleHop’s Hosted Cloud Apps solution offers benefits that traditional Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and more complex methods of deploying infrastructure and software just can’t match. “For example, with a CRM application in SaaS, a user may not have to worry about infrastructure, but they should be concerned about who controls their data and the cost of adding new users,” said Boca. “By comparison, Hosted Cloud Apps delivers the simplicity of SaaS, but with complete ownership of data, a wide range of available applications, and no additional costs for adding more users.”

“Application storefronts like SingleHop’s Hosted Cloud Apps that make it simple to deploy and manage programs like WordPress, SugarCRM and OpenVBX in the cloud are rapidly changing the way software and applications are consumed by businesses and the enterprise,” said David Jilk, CEO ,Standing Cloud. “With easy integration, a seamless customer experience, custom branding and a deep application catalog, the Standing Cloud Marketplace is a great solution for innovative IaaS providers like SingleHop who are ready to move up the stack and expand their offerings to the application layer.”

Standing Cloud, too, was very recently in the news  when SetSeed CMS launched a new hosted cloud solution built on their platform and  Blue River partnered with them to develop MuraCloud for businesses and other organizations looking for high-quality, high-performance Mura CMS hosting in the cloud. Also Liferay expanded cloud hosting options with standing cloud agreement on Jan 15th.

About Standing Cloud:
Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application management services. They deliver a seamless application layer for cloud providers, technology solutions providers and ISVs, making application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.Learn more online at www.standingcloud.com

About SingleHop:
SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting provider that offers highly scalable, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers primarily under monthly contracts. With clients in 114 countries, two Chicago-area data centers, and over 10,000 servers online, SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art hardware, server management customization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. For more information, please visit:  www.singlehop.com .

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