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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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GlobalSign Announces Strategic Partnership with OnApp

July 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Announces Strategic Partnership with OnApp 

Hosting ServicesBoston , MA – GMO GlobalSign Inc, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialist in SSL hosting solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with leading cloud software provider OnApp.  The terms of the partnership include integration of GlobalSign’s OneClickSSL technology into OnApp’s cloud deployment and management software, giving hosting customers easy access to automated SSL provisioning and reselling.

To launch the partnership, OnApp has included GlobalSign’s SSL solution in its Cloud-in-a-Box promotion – a $25m giveaway available from OnApp at HostingCon in San Diego August 8-10 2011. Read more

Ensim Introduces Unify Cloud Manager

July 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Ensim Introduces Unify Cloud Manager 

Hosting ServicesLos Angeles, CA – Ensim Corporation, the leading provider of solutions to manage, orchestrate, and automate private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure, today announced the release of Ensim Unify Cloud Manager, which enables service providers to leverage all of the functionality of the leading carrier-grade Ensim Unify platform to empower resellers and organizations to efficiently and securely offer a wide variety of cloud services including desktop, server, and application.

Ensim Unify Cloud Manager is a complete, centralized platform that manages the creation, activation, configuration, and administration of cloud services. Unify Cloud Manager features multi-tenant enablement, automated provisioning, fine-grain privilege management, and delegated administration, along with robust resource and pool management for service providers, resellers, organizations and end-users in a single solution. The advanced virtualization management technology pioneered by Ensim enables system administrators to increase service levels and operational efficiencies by automating repetitive provisioning and management tasks and empowering users with policy-based self-service capabilities that are compliant and secure.
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