Steadfast Networks Launches New Cloud Platform

June 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Steadfast Networks Launches New Cloud Platform 

Webmaster ToolboxChicago, IL – Steadfast Networks, a leading Chicago-based hosting provider specializing in colocation services and dedicated server hosting, announced today their powerful new cloud hosting solution, the Steadfast Cloud Platform. This highly customizable cloud platform service offers all the major strengths of deploying your applications “in the cloud,” with the attractive ability to instantly increase or decrease your allocated system resources at any time.

“Everybody here at Steadfast Networks is incredibly proud to finally offer the Steadfast Cloud Platform to the industry,” says Karl Zimmerman, CEO of Steadfast Networks. “We understand that our customers need the flexibility of cloud hosting with the control of dedicated hardware. With this new service, we are able to provide a reliable cloud hosting solution that scales all the way from hobbyists to enterprise-grade solutions.” Read more

Interxion, Microsoft, KPN International, NL-ix and HP Launch Cloud Testlab

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion, Microsoft, KPN International, NL-ix and HP Launch Cloud Testlab 

Webmaster ToolboxAMSTERDAM – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, together with, Microsoft, KPN International, NL-ix and HP today announced the launch of the Cloud Testlab, a turnkey cloud hosting test environment for service providers, combining industry-leading software, systems, connectivity and colocation capabilities. The collaboration is designed to enable hosting providers to develop cloud services and virtualised environments for their customers at high speed and with best-in-class performance guarantees.

The first platform deployed in the Cloud Testlab is the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center (DDC) Toolkit for Hosters, which is built on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and Microsoft System Center. The toolkit enables hosters to establish service level agreements (SLAs) and create portals that customers can use to directly provision, manage, and monitor their infrastructure. Setup and testing of Microsoft’s Cloud solution for hosters is offered free of charge for a limited period and is available throughout Europe.   Read more

Harris Corporation Unveils First Cyber Integration Center for Trusted Cloud Computing

June 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Harris Corporation Unveils First Cyber Integration Center for Trusted Cloud Computing 

Webmaster ToolboxMELBOURNE, FL/WASHINGTON, DC — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the new Harris Cyber Integration Center (CIC), a next-generation data center that provides trusted cloud computing for enterprise clients with critical cyber infrastructure through a secure cloud service, in collaboration with the IT industry’s market leaders. The 140,000-square-foot integrated technology and service facility is located in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“The Harris Cyber Integration Center is the foundation for our Trusted Enterprise Cloud services and a critical enabler to our work as a cyber integrator,” said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harris Corporation. “Today we celebrate the tremendous efforts of hundreds of Harris professionals and solutions partners who designed, engineered, and constructed this world-class facility and its integrated technology systems.” Read more

Codero Shows How Cloud Hosting Is Eco-friendly inside a New Infographic

May 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on Codero Shows How Cloud Hosting Is Eco-friendly inside a New Infographic 

Webmaster ToolboxLenexa, Kansas – With its launch of Cloud hosting services, Codero is further reinforcing its commitment to sustainable practices along with providing customers with an affordable way to scale their IT resources. Cloud hosting service is a beneficial IT strategy for those who rely upon a hosting service and need the ability to scale based on load, but also want to control costs. Codero’s latest infographic demonstrates how the cloud saves money while meeting sustainable business practices.

Cloud is an alternative to running all applications within a traditional data center and is very energy-efficient as depicted by the infographic.  A 2011 study by Microsoft determined large companies running applications in the Cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30%, while small businesses could achieve even greater energy savings … up to 90% per user.

Said Shelby Garlock, Director, Marketing of Codero, “At Codero, we are committed to providing the latest technology to our customers while keeping their costs down and maintaining sustainable business practices. This infographic powerfully demonstrates how our new Cloud offering achieves both.”

Cloud computing addresses the environmental issues by reducing data center real estate requirements and driving down power and cooling costs involved. The operational flexibility of Cloud, combined with its cost savings, is a benefit to those needing two or multiple servers. Paying for service on demand requires less upfront capital. Businesses can ramp up or down based upon current needs, which is one reason demand for Cloud is on the rise. A Gartner survey stated 39% of respondents worldwide indicated they allocated IT budgets to Cloud as a key initiative this year.

About Codero
A leading provider of optimized infrastructure, Codero creates flexible and scalable environments using dedicated, managed and cloud hosting. All Codero services and products are backed by SAS 70 Type II secure data centers, live 24/7/365 U.S.-based support and a seasoned staff with international experience in the hosting business for over 15 years. An industry innovator, Codero has a customer loyalty Rewards Program and offers green hosting from the Phoenix, Arizona data center and six points of presence. For more information about Codero, please visit

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TurnKey Internet Launches TurnKey Cloud – Managed Cloud Solutions for Businesses

May 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on TurnKey Internet Launches TurnKey Cloud – Managed Cloud Solutions for Businesses 

Webmaster ToolboxAlbany, NY – Web solutions provider TurnKey Internet today introduced the launch from the new cloud service infrastructure, TurnKey Cloud, which gives scalable, reliable and cost-effective utilization of it anytime everywhere. TurnKey Cloud enables companies to reduce the requirement of pricey in-house staff, reduces infrastructure costs and moves complex IT infrastructure outdoors and in to a eco-friendly-friendly secure data center.

The TurnKey Cloud service infrastructure offers instant on-demand utilization of servers, virtual desktop computer systems, backup and storage, additionally to in excess of 12 unique Software just like a Service, cloud-ready business programs. TurnKey Cloud offers a reliable, secure and remotely accessible platform for companies that might be easily handled using a centralized web interface to automate provisioning, monitoring, and enhancing cloud-based assets. Read more

Rackspace UK Spins up a Cloud Storm with SMBs and Enterprise

May 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace UK Spins up a Cloud Storm with SMBs and Enterprise 

Webmaster ToolboxLONDON – Rackspace, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces that its UK operation has signed over 3,000 cloud customers including system tracking experts Phantom and content management specialists Juicy Media, in just three months since its UK cloud launch in January.

To help Rackspace understand more about their cloud customers, they initiated a survey of the new UK cloud customers. The survey indicated that key sectors were utilizing cloud computing, including web development / design (which 33% of the new customers identified as their primary industry), IT services (20%), SaaS (11%), e-commerce (7%) and news / media (5%). Read more

Internap Announces High-Performance, Dual-Hypervisor Cloud Compute Service Leveraging OpenStack and VMware

May 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Internap Announces High-Performance, Dual-Hypervisor Cloud Compute Service Leveraging OpenStack and VMware 

Webmaster ToolboxATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced a new on-demand cloud compute service that delivers high-performance enterprise computing capacity. The new offering builds on Internap’s recently-announced public cloud storage and is a natural extension of its comprehensive IT Infrastructure portfolio, which includes performance-optimized enterprise IP, Content Delivery Network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. Internap will showcase its cloud offering at Interop Las Vegas, May 10-12, 2011, in booth 1106.

Delivered on Internap’s global Performance IP™ network – with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology – outbound cloud traffic travels over the optimal Internet path, maximizing performance and minimizing latency all the way to the end user. The unparalleled capabilities of MIRO combine the strength of multiple, redundant carrier backbones worldwide with powerful real-time analysis of network characteristics, such as packet loss and outages, allowing Internap to provide cloud customers with a 100 percent network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA). Read more

Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers Brings Ease of Use and Fanatical Support to Load Balancing

April 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers Brings Ease of Use and Fanatical Support to Load Balancing 

Hosting ServicesSAN ANTONIO – Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the availability of Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers. Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers provides operational efficiency to customers, is easy to set up and provides seamless integration with Rackspace Cloud Servers™ or Rackspace dedicated servers.

With this offering, businesses of all sizes can now have access to a new cloud-based load balancing solution that gives them the ability to scale mission critical applications or quickly build high availability configurations. The automated component distributes workloads across multiple Rackspace Cloud Servers to minimize response time and avoid server overload. Rackspace customers benefit from being able to intuitively set up a load balancer in minutes while providing application fault-tolerance cost-effectively. Read more

How cloud hosting trumps traditional shared hosting each and every time

April 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on How cloud hosting trumps traditional shared hosting each and every time 

Once upon a time, cloud hosting technology was reserved for large companies and corporations. Only they could afford to put together complex cloud environments.

With the evolution of technology, those days are over. Cloud hosting is now affordable and available to companies large and small. Countless businesses are making the switch into the cloud, and for good reason.

Uptime that can’t be beat

One major difference between cloud hosting and shared hosting is the ability of cloud environments to offer 100% uptime. Regular shared hosting can only offer 99% uptime, at best.

How is this possible? Well, with cloud hosting your website is on hundreds of servers. If one of them happens to go down, another server will step in automatically. A server is always at the ready.

In contrast, shared hosting puts your website on one server. If it crashes, so does your site. There are no automatic backups in place to deal with potential problems or traffic surges.

Full scalability

In shared hosting, it’s common for another customer’s major traffic spike to affect the performance of your site.

With the cloud, this is not an issue. Big increases in web activity are dealt with dynamically and seamlessly. The cloud takes everything in stride. If more power is needed, the cloud automatically delivers, and then gears down when the rush is over. Read more

NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering

April 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering 

Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the first commercial availability of its enterprise private cloud hosting environment, built using VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director virtualization and cloud infrastructure software. The new utility-based computing solution, the NTT America Enterprise Cloud, is designed to appeal not only to mid-sized customers, but also to large enterprises seeking a flexible approach to managing their IT computing resources through cloud computing.

NTT America, who first announced the platform integration with the VMware platform at VMworld®in August 2010, is one of the first providers globally to launch cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director that provide customers with additional computing capacity on demand as needed. With the new NTT America Enterprise Cloud, customers will now have available and scalable access to a pool of dedicated and/or shared computing resources that deliver private cloud services to users at NTT America’s premier data centers without having to purchase their own physical servers. Read more

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