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NTT America Evolves Hybrid Cloud to Extend Enterprise Applications

August 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Evolves Hybrid Cloud to Extend Enterprise Applications 

Web Hosting ToolboxNEW YORK – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), a global infrastructure services provider, today announced it has extended its suite of private cloud services beyond its data centers to support hybrid cloud requirements after achieving VMware vCloud® Powered status for the NTT Communications private cloud service offering. In addition, the company is announcing the new Global Enterprise Portal, which was designed to simplify the administration of cloud computing services, while increasing the level of security required in the cloud. NTT America will showcase the portal and have cloud architecture experts on-hand at the NTT Communications booth #320 at VMworld® 2011, August 29 through September 1 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.

Customers seeking VMware vCloud Powered services are assured that the company’s cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director™. Customers of NTT America have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application portability is a key differentiator allowing customers to achieve the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT agility. Read more

SoftLayer Adds Local Disk Option for CloudLayer Computing

July 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Adds Local Disk Option for CloudLayer Computing 

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DALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced the expansion of its storage options for CloudLayer® Computing Instances (CCI) to include Local Disk Storage. Available as an alternative to SoftLayer’s Storage Area Network (SAN)-based CCIs, the new option brings customers the ability to choose the storage that best meets their individual application and performance needs.

“Every customer is different, and needs different things from cloud,” said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “That’s why we created Build Your Own Cloud, letting customers tailor the CPU power, RAM, and storage capacity of their CCIs to their application requirements. Local Disk Storage takes that even farther, bringing customers even greater control over how their cloud solutions perform.

“Local Disk Storage for CloudLayer Computing is implemented as RAID Level 10, for enterprise-grade reliability and security. 25GB or 100GB Local Disks are available for primary storage, and 100GB or 200 GB Local Disks are available for additional storage. SAN-based storage continues to be available; currently the two storage options cannot be used together.

“There are inherent differences between SAN and Local Storage that give each their own advantages,” said Mr. Skarda. “Since SAN-based CCIs store their data in a shared location, they will always provide faster recovery options and greater flexibility in scaling total storage capacity. But, naturally, Local Disk-based CCIs can provide faster input/output speeds, making them an even better option for storage-intensive applications and lowering total cost of operations. Now, it’s entirely up to you which benefits you’d rather leverage.”

For more information about CloudLayer Computing, visit softlayer.com/cloudlayer. Read more

Alentus to Offer New Faster Cloud Storage Solution

June 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Alentus to Offer New Faster Cloud Storage Solution 

Hosting ServicesEDMONTON, AB – Alentus Corporation of Canada (PINKSHEETS: ALNS), a web hosting, dedicated server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Exchange and dedicated server hosting provider announces it has partnered with NovaStor to offer customers a new cloud backup platform for customers that features 30 times faster data transfers.

This business class cloud storage and cloud backup service solution, SecureStor, will enable customers to protect and restore important cloud-stored data in an efficient and reliable process. Because Alentus will work with customers for the continuous improvement and update of these services, users can feel confident and secure knowing that their data is safely stored and backed up. Prices start at only $14.95 per month and vary depending on data storage size requirements.
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IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus 

Hosting ServicesLondon, UK – The UK’s end-to-end infrastructure show, IP EXPO, has added a new dedicated focus: SECURITY 11, which will cover IT security in a wider computing context.

SECURITY 11 will cover information security alongside exhibitors from the worlds of cloud computing, storage, wireless, virtualization and IP networking. Attendees can explore the impact security has on developing IT infrastructure and discuss the latest tools and procedures being developed to meet the security challenges posed by these disparate–yet interconnected–technology areas. Read more

Codero Launches Disaster Recovery With Off-Site EVault Storage

April 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Codero Launches Disaster Recovery With Off-Site EVault Storage 

Webmaster ToolboxLenexa, Kan. Codero announces a service to help businesses of all sizes increase the reliability of their backup strategies. The provider of optimized hosting infrastructure will assist customers with designing, deploying and managing Disaster Recovery (DR) customized to their needs. The off-site backup solution can help ensure business continuity of mission-critical applications, data, hardware and communications in the event of an unplanned service failure or disaster.

Relying on EVault backup storage, data is securely transferred and continuity is ensured through network storage to help avoid data loss. Disaster Recovery from Codero is available for small and large enterprises all over the world and can be specifically designed to meet technical and budget requirements. As an extra layer of data center protection for dedicated hosting and cloud computing, Disaster Recovery supports all operating systems including Windows®, Linux and Unix®.

Disaster Recovery can be created by simply adding EVault off-site storage to a server or by adding EVault off-site storage to load balanced servers. Customers can set their own data backup schedules and can pay for only the storage used. There are no setup fees. Read more

OneNeck IT Partners with Datapipe to Add New Jersey Data Center

April 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on OneNeck IT Partners with Datapipe to Add New Jersey Data Center 

Hosting ServicesSCOTTSDALE, AZ –  Hosted application management company, OneNeck IT Services, announced today their strategic partnership with Datapipe in order to add a world-class, highly secure, SAS 70 Type II certified facility in New Jersey to their solution portfolio. The partnership with Datapipe will enhance OneNeck’s solution offering to customers based on the east coast, while adding to OneNeck’s already robust disaster recovery offering to customers worldwide.

The addition of the New Jersey data center facility provides OneNeck customers with a state-of-the-art data center space to locate their business critical IT environments. The Datapipe facility offers industry leading specifications, redundancy, connectivity, cooling, green power, and security, which are critical elements of OneNeck’s solution design. In addition to the significant cost and proximity advantage for OneNeck’s east coast customers, all customers can utilize OneNeck’s cloud offering through this facility as well. Read more

ProStor Systems Launches InfiniVault Model 35

March 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on ProStor Systems Launches InfiniVault Model 35 

Hosting ToolboxBOULDER, CO – ProStor Systems, the leader in enterprise-class removable disk storage systems for business backup, archiving, and retention management, today announced the availability of its ProStor InfiniVault® Model 35, a scalable, long-term storage solution that offers an automated data verification capability and more online disk than previous InfiniVault models.

Automated data verification checks the integrity of data stored on the InfiniVault RDX® cartridges, then repairs lost data by reconstructing the cartridge. Data verification can be manual or scheduled, and the administrator is notified of cartridge failure. By ensuring the integrity of data stored on the RDX cartridge, this powerful feature offers users a reason to move long-term data retention off of tape, a medium known to suffer from data loss. Read more

Sharedband Leverages Highwinds System Suite

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Sharedband Leverages Highwinds System Suite 

Hosting BlogWINTER PARK, FL – Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, today announced that Sharedband Technologies is utilizing a tailored set of services available through Highwinds System Suite™.  The System Suite brings together network infrastructure and content delivery services under one agreement.  It offers customers a great deal of flexibility, scalability and bundling opportunities from a single-source provider.  Sharedband is using Highwinds’ transit, transport, peering and colocation services in 11 U.S. and European cities.

Sharedband’s technology is designed to radically improve the performance and resilience of Internet connections by aggregating multiple, low-cost broadband connections into a single high-performance connection.  Sharedband has its roots in the United Kingdom and is undergoing U.S. expansion by forming key partnerships and casting a generous technological net over the country.  Highwinds is a vital part of the expansion, and deployments are currently underway. Read more

Hitachi Data Systems Introduces Breakthroughs in Storage Cost Savings and Dynamic Provisioning

June 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Hitachi Data Systems Introduces Breakthroughs in Storage Cost Savings and Dynamic Provisioning 

Web Hosting ToolsSANTA CLARA, Calif. — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today introduced unique capabilities across software and services to enable customers to reclaim underutilized storage capacity and increase the return on their assets. This announcement highlights the company’s strategic Global Services capabilities to further extend the economic and optimization benefits customers can achieve leveraging Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning technology.

Coupled with the recently announced Switch IT On program, the enhancements can help customers improve the efficiency of their existing environments by reclaiming storage capacity across all storage tiers. Customers have realized up to 200 TB in reclaimed storage capacity and CAPEX savings upwards of $2M, thereby deferring future storage purchases. Specifically, Hitachi Data Systems today announced the following innovative capabilities:

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