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

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh.

We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA.

The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through one single portal which is accessible from any device. Web hosting providers can white-label LEAP and call all of our products, research, automation, technology and partners as their own. They get more than just an infrastructure, they get a platform to build a hosting company on.

– Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop.

Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop.
Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop.

Q: Let’s begin with the recently launched AMS-1 facility. Why did SingleHop choose Amsterdam as the site for the new data center?

A: We looked at all of Europe and compared London, Germany and Amsterdam with each other. Amsterdam seemed like the best fit for us for three key reasons.

First, it is the networking hub of Europe. There are a lot of good data centers with good network connectivity and several other options.

Second, it’s politically neutral and there are no major conflicts. There’s no reason somebody from other parts of Europe would not want to serve in the Amsterdam.

Lastly, we found that the people there are very smart – there are a lot of good engineers and administrators that we can hire to work in the data center. So everything sort of aligned perfectly and it seemed like a good step overall.

Q: What are Infrastructure and technical specs at the new facility ?

A: All our data centers are the same, the only difference is how big they’re. The Amsterdam facility has a capacity of 2,000+ servers and supports all of our products including dedicated servers, bare metal, public cloud, private cloud and managed services.

Q: How has the response been so far?

A: 80% of initial data center capacity was reserved by the existing customers before it even opened. AMS-1 has been very popular since its launch at the beginning of June and there are about 300 active customers in data center active right now.

Q: I am a guy who wishes to get into hosting-reselling business, but has very little resources to do so. What additional value can ‘Tandem’ provide me with, when compared to other White-Label Reseller Hosting platforms out there?

A: Firstly, Tandem can be integrated into any commercial billing system using its extensive API. It gives clients the ability to manage dedicated servers and cloud instances that you resell to them under your own brand.

In addition, Tandem comes with a lot of perks that most reseller programs don’t. For example, our resellers get unlimited SSL certificates for free, which they can either sell for profit or give away as a way to stand out.

Also, Tandem is automated, so no matter what you are trying to deploy, it happens right away.

Q: How much flexibility does Tandem offer in terms of enabling resellers to offer customized solutions for specific vertical markets?

A: Our resellers can design hardware or multi-server solutions, clone them and redeploy them. They can develop custom images, customize the server, clone the software and redeploy that on any of their infrastructure, and they can automate it all using our API. In addition, they can execute post-install code from customization scripts.

Q: SingleHop’s LEAP has an extremely streamlined interface and a lot of work seems to have gone into the GUI, unlike most of the other industry control panels. Do you think it affects the decision making process in any way?

A: Yes, I think it does. Most of the reseller hosters in the market are small companies who don’t have in-house developers, project managers and system administrators to develop new products or to automate the existing ones, and then if you look at who they compete with – it’s the other small providers who’re doing the exact same thing – they all offer consult the same way. They all promise good up-time, good support etc. and are very identical to one another and that’s the problem with them. So even little things like a good GUI can set them apart from their peers.

Q: What are some other key features and benefits of LEAP?

A: The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through one single portal which is accessible from any device. The overall value proposition is that you can automate parts of your job that take time and make your life easier.

Web hosting providers can white-label LEAP and call all of our products, research, automation, technology and partners such as GlobalSign, Bannaz, DemoWolf etc. as their own. They get more than just an infrastructure, they get a platform to build a hosting company on. We do a lot of stuff for our partners like writing PDFs, collaterals and datasheets for them. We also white-label banner ads and make their own banners for them. It’s all part of a holistic partnership approach we have.

Q: What made SingleHop choose VMware vCloud Suite for its cloud services launched earlier this year?

A: We looked at OpenStack, Windows Azure, Citrix, CloudStack and various other cloud computing platforms and found VMware most mature from a technology standpoint. It has a lot of functionality developed over the years that other platforms haven’t yet caught up on.

Another reason why we chose VMware vCloud Suite is that in testing we found that it works well with our existing platform too. For example, we can deploy private cloud with VMware, you can scale your VMs inside that private cloud as much as you want, and when you need to make your private cloud bigger, you can just automatically deploy new nodes.

It’s also fully integrated into LEAP and they work very well together. While you can control your VMWare instances from within LEAP, it also gives clients access to the vCenter if they are very technical and need access to the system itself.

Q: Wrapping up, SingleHop proclaims the Bill of Rights as Industry’s best SLA. Please elaborate? Also, how does it vary w.r.t customers’ infrastructure components?

A: The Bill of Rights is very granular and covers specific tasks, like how fast we respond to our customers and how long it takes to deploy infrastructure. If it says that the longest amount of time you will have to wait for a new server to be deployed is X, and we don’t hit it, we will automatically give you a credit for Y.

It is also highly automated. The data center staff have tablet computers they carry around that keeps track of everything they are working on and lets them know what the SLA for a particular service is and how much time they have left so that they never fall behind. Every data center staff gets paid a bonus every quarter based on what percentage of the SLAs they hit, so if they only hit half of them, they get half of their bonus.

Every customer of ours has his services protected by the Bill of Rights’ Standard SLA from the day one. Once they reach a certain number of infrastructure components for mission critical applications and need faster service, we offer them an Enhanced SLA.

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

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to strengthen its position in cloud computing.

IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform.

IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business.

We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our value proposition and SoftLayer immediately delivered us dramatic performance improvements. In addition, with IBM’s SmartCloud, we are able to apply improved analytics to the data we stream. – Eric Alterman, CEO, Flow.Eric Alterman, CEO, Flow

“We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized,” said Eric Alterman, CEO, Flow.

“Real-time performance is at the heart of our value proposition and SoftLayer immediately delivered us dramatic performance improvements. In addition, with IBM’s SmartCloud, we are able to apply improved analytics to the data we stream,” he added.

With the combination of Flow and SoftLayer software, IBM clients will be able to connect, process and route real-time data to and from any number of enterprise applications, analytics and mobile services.

IBM has formed a new IBM Cloud Services division which will combine SoftLayer with IBM SmartCloud into a global platform. The said division, led by James Comfort, General Manager, IBM, will thus provide a broad range of choices to both IBM and SoftLayer clients, ISVs, enterprises, channel partners and technology partners.

While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services for a broader range of clients, including SMBs

“Cloud computing provides a profound and transformative change in business and government,” said James.

“With SoftLayer in IBM’s portfolio, it will be easier and faster for organizations to adopt game-changing cloud services,” he added.

The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing.

IBM Acquires SoftLayer

IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce and other applications will be made available via SoftLayer over time, providing line-of-business clients improved time to value and new innovation across an increasingly integrated portfolio of solutions that accelerate business process innovation, provide analytics at the point of impact, and connect collaborative business networks within and across organizations.

For more information, click here.

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Softchoice to Offer VMware vCloud Hybrid Services Across the United States and Canada

North American solutions company Softchoice yesterday announced that it plans to begin offering VMware vCloud Hybrid Service across the United States and Canada.

vCloud is an ideal fit with our focus on providing clients with a number of cloud-ready solutions. Hybrid cloud solutions like this are making it simpler, more cost-effective and less risky for organizations to enhance the performance of their business through the cloud. – David MacDonald, CEO, Softchoice. David MacDonald, CEO, Softchoice

The new service offering is aimed at providing clients with a common platform that spans private and public clouds, thereby enabling organizations to scale their IT infrastructure dynamically using the VMware management tools and infrastructure.

Softchoice Solution Architects and Professional Services engineers will assist clients by providing consultations on the vCloud environment, an overview of pathways to adoption, and hands-on support with respect to the migration of virtual data center infrastructure.

“vCloud is an ideal fit with our focus on providing clients with a number of cloud-ready solutions,” said David MacDonald, CEO, Softchoice.

“Hybrid cloud solutions like this are making it simpler, more cost-effective and less risky for organizations to enhance the performance of their business through the cloud,” he added.

Other cloud-ready offering of Softchoice are access to public infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, Softchoice Cloud – a proprietary platform that provides centralized procurement, deployment, management and support across more than 50 Software-as-a-Service applications.

“Whether you’re looking to build high-availability infrastructure, or need to expand existing data centers, vCloud delivers new levels of flexibility, reliability and ease of use,” said Steve McDonald, Director of Business Development, Data Center and Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Softchoice.

“The fact that vCloud is built upon the same platform many of our customers already use means a faster route to the cloud without the need for additional infrastructure investments or changes to the way they manage existing applications,” he added.

For more information, click here.

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OnApp Cloud v3.1 Enables Service Providers to Include Dedicated Smart Servers Into the Cloud

Cloud services provider OnApp yesterday announced OnApp Cloud v3.1, a new version of its flagship product OnApp Cloud that allows services providers to offer truly hybrid cloud services, utilizing smart and bare metal servers that can be managed with a single platform – OnApp control panel.

With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp.

OnApp Cloud v3.0 was rolled out earlier this year with an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds.

This new version adds cloud benefits to service providers’ legacy hosting offerings and enables them to manage a full datacenter through a single pane of glass, along with new automation capabilities that more easily allow for third-party platform/application integration.

Now, entire virtual environments can be automatically built, and different applications and tools can be installed or activated, making running a cloud infrastructure even more light-touch. Other new features include General Availability Zones (GAZs) for OnApp CDN edge servers, bare metal server support and recipes for adding functionality or customization.

Some salient features of OnApp Cloud v3.1 are:

  • Recipes: Introduced in the new version, a recipe is a set of instructions that can be applied automatically to virtual machines, hypervisors, bare metal servers, smart servers and the OnApp control panel at different stages of deployment. Cloud providers can use recipes to tweak a configuration, install apps and patches or create a complete PaaS or SaaS environment. They can automate the process of adding new functionality or server configurations to standard OnApp environments.
  • Blueprints: Also introduced in the new version are blueprints – a new feature for VMware clouds running in OnApp. A way to deploy a complete distributed application like a web server, application server or database server with a single click, blueprints make application provisioning fast and error-free, and enable OnApp cloud providers to deploy and redeploy multi-server templates for the first time.
  • Smart servers: Customers who need dedicated hardware can now spin up a smart server on demand through the OnApp Cloud control panel. With smart servers, customers get the automatic scaling, self-provisioning and automatic failover features of OnApp Cloud. Smart servers have a thin virtualization layer and deploy across the network from a central repository using OnApp Cloud’s Cloud Boot capability.
  • Bare metal servers: can now be deployed and managed through OnApp Cloud control panel. Bare metal servers have no virtualization layer and customer apps and databases run straight on the hardware to get maximum performance.


OnApp Cloud v3.1 also includes provisioning and UI enhancements. Service providers now have more options for billing based on zones, which they can use to group different types of infrastructure for public, private, smart server or bare metal services.

OnApp CDN now has the ability to manage multiple CDN edge server locations from a single control panel server.

A free upgrade for existing OnApp Cloud customers, OnApp Cloud v3.1 will be available in the summer. Pricing for cloud servers will remain the same as the current version of OnApp Cloud, with a monthly fee per core and per cloud. Bare metal servers and smart servers will be priced per server per month.

A few weeks back, OnApp announced it’s partnership with Dell for creating three pre-tested cloud packages.

“Service providers have to change from thinking about the cloud as another silo of infrastructure, to thinking about the value of their infrastructure as a whole,” said Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp.

“With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. It’s how everyone gets the most out of legacy and cloud hosting,” he added.

To read our recent interview with Mr. Kosten Metreweli, CCO, OnApp, please click here.

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

IBM is buying SoftLayer for an undisclosed amount in a bid to strengthen its position in cloud computing. The acquisition is expected to close following customary closing conditions including regulatory clearances by Q3 of 2013.

While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services for a broader range of clients, including SMBs.

The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing.

IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce and other applications will be made available via SoftLayer over time, providing line-of-business clients improved time to value and new innovation across an increasingly integrated portfolio of solutions that accelerate business process innovation, provide analytics at the point of impact, and connect collaborative business networks within and across organizations.

IBM Acquires Softlayer

With SoftLayer, IBM will accelerate the build-out of our public cloud infrastructure to give clients the broadest choice of cloud offerings to drive business innovation. – Erich Clementi, SVP, IBM.

Alongside the acquisition, IBM has also announced the formation of a new IBM Cloud Services division which will combine SoftLayer with IBM SmartCloud into a global platform.

IBM will expand SoftLayer cloud offerings to include OpenStack capabilities consistent with its entire SmartCloud portfolio.

It will also support and enrich the SoftLayer cloud-centric partners and ecosystem and its performance capabilities for Big Data and analytics.

The said division will thus provide a broad range of choices to both IBM and SoftLayer clients, ISVs,enterprises, channel partners and technology partners.

“SoftLayer has a strong track record with born-on-the-cloud companies, and our move today with IBM will rapidly expand that footprint globally as well as allow us to go deep into the large enterprise market,” said Lance Crosby, CEO, SoftLayer.

“The compelling opportunity is connecting IBM’s geographic reach, industry expertise and IBM’s SmartCloud breadth with our innovative technology. Together SoftLayer and IBM expand their reach to new clients – both born-on-the-cloud and born-in-the-enterprise,” he added.

For more information, click here.

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Windstream Hosted solutions to Open 72,000-Square-Foot Enterprise Class Data Center in Charlotte, NC

Managed Hosting provider Windstream Hosted Solutions today announced undergoing construction of it’s  new 72,000-square-foot enterprise-class data center in Charlotte, North Carolina that is going to open later this year. Windstream’s fourth DC in Charlotte and seventh in North Carolina, the new facility will have multiple 10,000-square-foot data center suites  delivered in a phased approach.

Aimed to help businesses manage their resources in a cost-effective manners,  the Charlotte DC will provide Windstream’s full suite of cloud computing, dedicated hardware, data storage, and managed services.

Some key features of the new facility are:

This newest data center represents our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of services and reliability in order to meet the changing needs of their businesses. – Chris Nicolini, SVP, Data Center Operations, Windstream Hosted Solutions.
  • 2N modular design for  capacity expansion.
  • True A-Side & B-Side power distribution via fully redundant 2N critical infrastructure.
  • Fully staffed on-site Network Operations Centers (NOCs),  providing 24 x 7 x 365 facilities and network monitoring, security, technical and remote-hands support.
  • Access to multi-tenant infrastructure, such as Enterprise Cloud, EMC and NetApp SAN/NAS, F5 GTM/LTM platforms, as well as Cisco and Juniper network and security platforms.
  • High Efficiency Chillers with 450 tons of 2N day 1 cooling capacity expandable to 1350 tons.
  • Fire Suppression, including both FM200 and Dry-Pipe (double interlock pre-action fire suppression) and VESDA early detection system.
  • High capacity, burstable, carrier-neutral Internet connectivity via multiple  Tier I Internet providers.
  • 3000kVA of day 1 utility capacity easily expanded to over 12MVA.
  • 1215kW of day 1 usable UPS capacity expandable to over 3600kW.
  • Customer workspace and build rooms.

“Many of our customers have already realized the benefits of integrated, personalized solutions from Windstream Hosted Solutions, and demand for those services has continued to increase significantly year over year,” said Chris Nicolini, Senior Vice President, Data center operations, Windstream Hosted Solutions.

“This newest data center represents our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of services and reliability in order to meet the changing needs of their businesses,” he added.

Windstream Hosted Solutions offers managed and dedicated hosting solutions like public, private, and hybrid cloud products. It also offers  voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking and  MPLS.

For more information, click here.

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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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ZNetLive Launches Enterprise Solutions; Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS and more

A day after launching SSD Hosting Services, CloudNet Servers and Cloud Shared Hosting, ZNetLive today unveiled a wide range of hosting and data center solutions specially engineered for enterprises.

Designed for providing enterprise grade services capable of delivering a higher level of performance, security, scalability & availability, the solutions include Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Hosting, Virtualization, Web Apps and SaaS, Hybrid Environments and more.

ZNetLive enterprise solutions-Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS, Enterprise Hosting etc.

Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements.
– Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

“The volume of data that is being generated on a daily basis is huge and complex to such an extent that it is not possible to process it using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing. ZNetLive’s customizable big data solutions are high performance, cost-effective, easy to implement, highly capable, secure and scalable,” said Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.

“Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements,” he added.

Customers can order engineered servers with hardware configurations and OS optimizations specifically for MongoDB. Providing best-practices MongoDB deployment, these servers have been developed in partnership with 10gen.

ZNetLive’s Disaster Recovery solutions provide global load balancing; geographically diverse DNS routing and hot swap backups to assuage the risk of any potential downtime.

“Our state-of the-art network storage eliminates all single points of failure and provides a restoration path for your mission-critical data,” said Miss Ruchita Gupta, Assistant Vice President, ZNetLive.

Along with disaster recovery, ZNetLive’s Enterprise hosting, SMB hosting, Application servers and Software-as-a-Service solutions are available in three plans-Basic, Advanced and Premium.

ZNetLive’s Hybrid Hosting solutions can be used for Cloud Bursting, Application Development and Corporate Virtual Desktop Deployment.

ZNetLive Hybrid Hosting Solutions.

Our state-of the-art network storage eliminates all single points of failure and provides a restoration path for your mission-critical data.
– Ruchita Gupta, AVP, ZNetLive.

“We employ virtualization with in a dedicated environment to create customers’ own private solution that optimizes their technology resources and delivers a high level of scalability without any compromise on stability, cost, or efficiency,” said Mr. Jadoun.

ZNetLive’s virtualization services can reduce capital expenditures and energy costs by Hardware consolidation, reduce errors by OS standardization, improve time-to-market by rapid provisioning, reduce staffing costs by automation and improve availability, recovery, and flexibility by portability. They’re ideal for Private cloud, Disaster recovery, Business continuity, Maintenance windows, Load Balancing, Abstraction layer, Development and testing, Patching, Security and Thin client.

ZNetLive Virtualization Services

To view complete list of new solutions being offered by ZNetLive, please click here.

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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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Internap’s Cloud Services Attain VMware VCloud® Powered Validation

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 31, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, announced last week its participation in the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) and that its public and private cloud services have achieved VMware vCloud Powered status. As part of the VMware partner ecosystem, Internap delivers public and private cloud services that are VMware vCloud Powered, providing enterprise customers with the benefits of VMware virtualization in a completely managed cloud environment.

VMware’s vCloud initiative enables a powerful, easy-to-use set of cloud computing services that supports the largest set of existing applications, allowing Internap to drive down management and development costs and increase the flexibility of its cloud offerings. Customers can migrate and run virtualized applications on Internap’s cloud platforms immediately, with the same level of security, availability and performance that is expected in an on-premise VMware environment.

“The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,” said Don Schleicher, vice president, service providers, VMware. “We look forward to supporting Internap further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape.”

Internap has  two offerings in the  market courtesy of VMware’s vCloud  Director. Internap’s Virtual Private Cloud service allows customers to reserve compute, memory and storage resources with the flexibility to tailor each virtual machine instance to meet organizational needs. For completely on-demand usage with utility-based billing, Internap’s Custom Public Cloud service allows customers to address fluctuating infrastructure requirements such as prototyping, testing and dynamic application scalability.

Also read: Top Data Center in Singapore

“Our cloud services are designed to meet the diverse requirements of enterprise customers today – with multiple public and private options, as well as different infrastructure platforms,” said Paul Carmody, senior vice president of product management and business development at Internap. “Our VMware vCloud Powered services build on the choices we offer our customers and further differentiate our IT Infrastructure portfolio, which is backed by a performance-optimized network, global footprint and award-winning customer service.”

About Internap
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that enable its customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. Its enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support.
Website: http://www.internap.com

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