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Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption

June 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption 

Webmaster ToolboxCUPERTINO, Calif. – Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, along with its partners Zenoss and BitNami, announced the results of a comprehensive cloud computing survey conducted to determine the key IT objectives and inhibitors for cloud adoption. The survey was conducted by polling members of the communities that surround each company’s popular open source projects (BitNami, CloudStack and Zenoss Core). A summary of the report is available for download here. Survey respondents included more than 500 IT professionals, 40 percent of whom were CTOs, architects and IT managers from a wide-range of organizations including government, education and enterprises.

“There is an unprecedented amount of interest around cloud computing but as with any nascent technology, industry users and solution providers are still coming to grips with the benefits and deployment options for cloud computing,” said Mark Hinkle, vice president of community, Cloud.com. “The survey findings help identify the needs of organizations and their preferences for deploying virtual infrastructure so we can develop solutions that best suit the needs of cloud computing users.” Read more

UK Grid Launch New London Colocation Data Center Facility

May 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on UK Grid Launch New London Colocation Data Center Facility 

Webmaster ToolboxLONDON, UK – UK Grid, leading providers of carrier neutral colocation solutions, today announced the launch of a new 22,000sq ft North London data center, named ‘London One @ Staples Corner’.  The facility shall accommodate in excess of 500 server racks and is due to open in Q3 2011.

The new site, conveniently located at the Staples Corner junction of the M1 (NW2), will see the company’s carbon neutral data center footprint grow to 75,000sq ft and will ensure that UK Grid have one of the largest portfolios of colocation capacity in multiple cities of the UK. As a result of the expansion up to 30 new jobs will be created locally to manage the London One site and help meet client needs. Read more

ParaScale Launches New Cloud Storage Software

March 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on ParaScale Launches New Cloud Storage Software 

Webmaster NewsNEW YORK – ParaScale, Inc., a startup company developing cloud storage solutions, announced today at Sys-Con’s Cloud Computing Conference & Expo the immediate global availability of ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) software. As a software-only solution that can be downloaded from the web and applied to any standard Linux platform, PCS enables hundreds of commodity servers to be clustered together to act as a file repository with massive capacity and parallel throughput. PCS is being used by leading enterprise and service provider organizations including Blue Coat Systems, Carpathia Hosting, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Stanford Genome Technology Center. Additionally, technology providers including Vembu Technologies and South River Technologies have embraced ParaScale’s Cloud Storage software to extend the value of their offerings

Steve Kowalski, senior systems architect at Sony Pictures Imageworks said, “We have been able to leverage commodity economics in all parts of our infrastructure, but storage has been the holdout. After realizing benefits across workstations, render farms, and operating systems, we have the opportunity to see the benefits of commodity hardware in storage.” Read more

3Tera Introduces the First Five-Nines Cloud Computing Service Level Agreement

March 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on 3Tera Introduces the First Five-Nines Cloud Computing Service Level Agreement 

Webmaster NewsAliso Viejo, CA — 3Tera®, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announces a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for its award-winning AppLogic™ Virtual Private Datacenter (VPDC) service. Beginning in April, 3Tera’s VPDC service will include a 99.999 percent availability SLA designed to give customers confidence and ensure that they can use the cloud to quickly deploy and operate even their most critical services and applications on a highly available and scalable platform.

“IT architects and system administrators who leverage cloud computing shouldn’t have to compromise the availability of their systems,” said Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO, 3Tera, Inc. “3Tera is committed to using all commercially reasonable efforts to achieve at least 99.999 percent availability for each user every month. In conjunction with data replication services provided by our Disaster Recovery Suite of appliances, the SLA provides users the ability to build highly available services in the cloud.” Read more

Rack-Soft Attends WebHostingDay 2009

March 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on Rack-Soft Attends WebHostingDay 2009 

Webmaster NewsRomania – Rack-Soft is sponsoring the largest European web hosting event – WebHostingDay 2009 that will take place in Bruehl, Germany, between 18 and 20 March 2009.

Rack-Soft produces server software solutions targeted to Server Providers that range from Unified Communications to DNS management. Read more

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