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Hosting.com Partners with VMware to Deliver Cloud Trial Offer

April 24, 2009 by  

Webmaster ToolsLOUISVILLE, KY – Hosting.com, the first name in global hosting solutions and services, today announced that its industry-leading cloud solution, CloudNine, will be available as a free trial following the launch of VMware vSphere™ 4 earlier this week. VMware vSphere 4 is the industry’s first operating system for building the internal cloud, complementing the robust CloudNine solution, which is built on a standards-based architecture that includes the VMware platform.

CloudNine provides cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions to companies and organizations across all verticals and segments. CloudNine delivers virtually unlimited computing resources, a redundant infrastructure, outstanding flexibility and easy expandability on the reliable VMware platform.

As part of the VMware vCloud initiative, developers, IT professionals, SMBs and enterprises are invited to experience Cloud Computing firsthand with 30 days of complimentary cloud infrastructure from Cloud Nine. The cloud environment includes a dedicated pool of unlimited processing, memory, storage and networking resources with server root access, online customer management portal, Windows and Linux OS options and 24×7 technical support. Start your free trial here.

“VMware vSphere 4 is not only an exciting launch for VMware, but also for the entire virtualization and cloud computing communities,” noted Jonathan Erwin, VP of Sales and Marketing for Hosting.com. He continued, “As part of the VMware vCloud initiative, the CloudNine trial offer will increase accessibility to cloud computing and hosting for companies of all sizes.”

“Virtualization and VMware are revolutionizing the hosting industry, and that’s exactly why our relationship and this offer are needed in the marketplace today,” stated Aaron Hollobaugh, Hosting.com Marketing and Communications Director. Hollobaugh spoke on this very subject at CloudSlam09 earlier this week. “Hosting companies have two choices – invest in and provide virtualized, clustered solutions to their clients, or watch the competition virtually swallow their revenues.”

With this special offer many barriers to cloud computing are reduced and in some cases eliminated. Cost is no longer a barrier to introduce an organization to the benefits of cloud hosting and computing. The dynamic CloudNine infrastructure recognizes a business’s evolving needs and reacts instantly to provide the most reliable and scalable solution. Hosting.com expects this offer to further lunge their offering into the forefront of cloud hosting solutions.

“As part of the VMware vCloud initiative, we are excited to work with Hosting.com to bring cloud services solutions to our customers, and to enable users to easily test drive the cloud with this new free trial,” said Dan Chu, vice president, emerging products and solutions, VMware. “VMware and Hosting.com will continue to work closely together to deliver private cloud solutions to business customers looking to leverage the cloud while maintaining the service levels, security, and manageability of their internal IT environments.”

About Hosting.com
Hosting.com provides enterprise colocation, cloud computing, dedicated hosting, managed hosting, disaster recovery and business continuance services to a global customer base demanding a high level of security, reliability and responsiveness. Hosting.com monitors, manages, and enhances the web based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service providers (SaaS), content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory. Hosting.com currently operates SAS 70 Type II certified data centers in Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California and is currently expanding into Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia.

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