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SoftLayer and RightScale Team Up to Accelerate Deployment, Automation and Management of Workloads Across Cloud Infrastructures

November 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer and RightScale Team Up to Accelerate Deployment, Automation and Management of Workloads Across Cloud Infrastructures 

Web Hosting ServicesDALLAS, TX – SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in clouddedicated, and managed hosting solutions, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that the companies are developing the ability to manage and deploy SoftLayer cloud computing services through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Customers will be able to globally deploy, automate and manage their toughest computing workloads utilizing RightScale cloud management on SoftLayer’s public and private cloud infrastructure.

With this partnership, customers will be able to choose and deploy workloads on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure based in the US, Europe and Asia with RightScale Cloud Management. With a global footprint of 13 data centers, SoftLayer will be the first to offer a mainland Europe public cloud through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides pre-built ServerTemplates™ for faster cloud on-boarding and automation capabilities for increased efficiency. This partnership will also provide customers with access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace that includes pre-built cloud ServerTemplates, scripts, and architectures published by RightScale, ISV, and SI partners. All of these pre-built configurations are fully customizable and provide a variety of solutions to get started ranging from standard application stacks to database solutions.

SoftLayer’s cloud servers, part of its family of CloudLayer® services, leverage the company’s proprietary network architecture to allow seamless integration of virtual and dedicated computing resources. These hybrid environments can be managed through a single Customer Portal and API, providing the highest level of efficiency, control, and scalability.   With RightScale, customers will have the ability to manage SoftLayer public and private cloud workloads through a ‘single pane of glass’ with portability across private and public clouds.

“We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management,” said Duke Skarda, SoftLayer Chief Technology Officer. “The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide customers total flexibility and control.”

“SoftLayer has created an impressive cloud offering with a truly global service. We look forward to the partnership, supporting their growing cloud services and global rollout,” said Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. “RightScale is committed to supporting major cloud infrastructure providers such as SoftLayer and offering the highest caliber of management solutions for their customers.”

SoftLayer will attend and exhibit at the RightScale Conference November 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif. The RightScale Conference showcases a top-tier lineup of speakers, including RightScale co-founder and CEO Michael Crandell, the RedMonk analyst group, industry experts, and customers who will share key insights into how they’ve achieved success in the cloud. The RightScale Conference is hosted in conjunction with the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo 2011 (Cloud Expo) and registration for the RightScale Conference automatically registers participants for both events. To learn more about the conference and register visit RightScale Conference.
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Savvis Announces Launch of Cloud-Focused Global Alliances Program

April 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Savvis Announces Launch of Cloud-Focused Global Alliances Program 

Hosting ReviewsST. LOUIS – Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced details about its cloud-focused global Savvis Alliances Program for channel partners.

Through the flexible, multi-level program, Savvis alliance partners are able to offer Savvis cloud services, as well as managed hosting, colocation, network services and managed security services, to their clients. By registering as an alliance partner, participants receive access to Savvis’ assets and intellectual property through the partner portal at www.savvis.com/alliances. Read more

Parallels announces enablement of new Cloud Infrastructure, Hosted PBX and APS-based services as SMB cloud consumption to increase sharply

February 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels announces enablement of new Cloud Infrastructure, Hosted PBX and APS-based services as SMB cloud consumption to increase sharply 

Hosting BlogORLANDO, FL. – Hosting and Cloud service enablement leader Parallels today announced it is positioning itself for the growth in small and medium business cloud consumption with the introduction of new strategic Cloud Infrastructure and Hosted PBX solutions, as well as support for  Microsoft Office 365 Syndication and Hyper-V Cloud. It is also increasing its investment in facilitating APS-enabled solutions to accelerate ISVs’ ability to also profit from the cloud.

According to ‘Parallels SMB Cloud Insights’ (U.S. 2010), small and medium business (SMB) cloud consumption has hit the mass adoption curve with the cloud services market valued at $10.6 billion in 2010.  This market opportunity will increase to $28.6 billion and small businesses with fewer than 100 employees are the foundation of this market. They account for over 80% of the total market spending and over 95% of all U.S. SMBs.

“SMBs cloud consumption has hit the wide adoption curve and driving a sea change in the cloud industry,” said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels. “They are demanding a trusted, full service provider to deliver the integrated and complete portfolio of IT services they need. Today, there aren’t many that can provide the full service offering or keep up with the increasing expectations from their customers.  Partnering is the only way service providers will meet the growing needs of SMB and stay competitive.” Read more

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