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Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution 

Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, Texas – To further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Dell today announced the first available cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform—the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Customers seeking alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models can now utilize the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.

The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. Tested, validated, and supported by Dell, the reference architecture is based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers, which capture the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, while being engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Read more

NTT America Empowers Enterprises with Hosted Cloud Offerings to Create a Personalized Virtual Data Center

February 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Empowers Enterprises with Hosted Cloud Offerings to Create a Personalized Virtual Data Center 

Hosting BlogNew York, NY –  NTT America, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and a global infrastructure services provider, today announced the integration of VMware’s vCloud Director virtualization software  into NTT Communications’ enterprise cloud hosting offerings.   NTT Communications is one of the first infrastructure hosting providers in the world to launch a hosted cloud solution based on VMware’s vCloud Director, enabling organizations of all sizes to capitalize on the advantages of utility-based cloud computing.  NTT America engineers and product development personal will be on hand to showcase these technologies at the 2011 VMware Partner Exchange on February 7-10, 2011, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

First announced at VMware’s VMworld in August 2010, NTT America’s engineering staff has developed and deployed both multi-tenant and private cloud infrastructure, which provides customers with available and scalable access to the underlying compute resources that make up a virtual data center. This new cloud solution provides organizations with greater flexibility to create and change their individual environment to suit their specific needs. Organizations only need to purchase the minimum amount of resources required to design their virtual data center including CPU, RAM, storage and network access.  Customers can then manage the amount of resources they require in near real-time, further enabling them to customize an environment ideal for their operations, while only paying for the assets they contract. NTT America also provides customers the ability to access up to an extra 25 percent worth of resources to existing environments.  A full commercial launch is expected in March. Read more

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