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Liquid Web Launches World’s First Feature Complete Hybrid Cloud

May 13, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ServicesLANSING, Mich. – Managed web hosting company, Liquid Web, today announced a major new feature for their cloud computing platform Storm On Demand called “Storm Bare Metal”. Storm Bare Metal is a revolutionary server technology that allows users to provision and manage private dedicated servers with powerful Cloud Hosting features.

Storm Bare Metal provides all of the Cloud Hosting features that users love about Storm Servers like instant server setup, clone, resize, backups and Cloud Attached Firewalls but on your own private dedicated server wholly allocated to you! Storm Bare Metal gives users complete Hardware Transparency so they may specify the exact processor, memory and hard drive configuration that is right for their project.


True Hybrid Hosting with Easy Server Upgrades!

Storm On Demand customers can deploy flexible hybrid hosting configurations that contain a mixture of Storm Cloud Servers and Storm Bare Metal dedicated servers within the same management console. Storm makes it easy for users to move between Storm Cloud Servers and Storm Bare Metal Dedicated Servers with the click of a button! Storm allows users to easily clone, resize or restore between all sizes of Storm Bare Metal or Storm Cloud Servers. This means that if your Storm Cloud Server is getting overloaded, with a few clicks you can upgrade to a full Storm Bare Metal Dedicated Server without any migration pains. Or if you need to provision a small development sandbox to test a configuration change, you can clone your Storm Bare Metal Server to a Storm Cloud Server for few hours of testing and only be charged for what you used!

Storm On Demand Bare Metal Features:

* Hybrid configurations
o Manage Storm Cloud Servers and Storm Bare Metal from the same management tool.
* Dedicated Hardware
o With Storm Bare Metal the server you are paying for is not shared, it’s wholly and completely yours.
* Complete Hardware Transparency
o With Storm Bare Metal you can specify the exact CPU, RAM or Hard Drive Drive configuration you need
* Secure Private Cloud Hosting
o Storm Bare Metal customers do not share physical server resources with other users. This enables the privacy of a dedicated server with the flexibility of cloud hosting.

All Storm On Demand Servers Include:

* Instant Server Setup of Cloud Servers or full Dedicated Bare Metal Servers
* Easy Horizontal or Vertical Scaling
* Utility Style Hourly Billing so you only pay for what you use

Storm on Demand Features Coming Soon!

* Load Balancing
* Windows Server Images
* Storm On Demand API

About Liquid Web Inc.
Liquid Web Inc. is a privately held managed web hosting company founded in 1997, with three wholly owned data center facilities located in Lansing, Michigan. In 2010 Liquid Web opened a software development office in Scottsdale, Arizona. Liquid Web is a leader in the professional web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products available. Liquid Web has over 20,000 clients served in over 120 countries. To service our customers we have assembled a world class Heroic Support staff and a proactive Sonar Server Monitoring team, professionally educated and easily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Liquid Web received the INC.5000 Fastest Growing Companies award in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

About Storm On Demand
Storm On Demand is a proprietary cloud computing platform and server hosting infrastructure developed by Liquid Web Inc’s software development staff. Storm On Demand makes it quick and easy to deploy and manage cloud servers from within a web browser. Storm features include instant server setup, utility style hourly billing, ability to clone server images, easy server scaling and complete backup/restoration capabilities. Storm On Demand is a wholly owned subsidiary of the managed hosting company Liquid Web Incorporated that was founded in 1997. Storm servers are deployed within Liquid Web’s 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art Cloud Data Center in the mid- western United States. Storm servers are backed by the engineering and support services of the Liquid Web Heroic Support team which is on site and available 24x7x365.

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