CloudSigma Adds Support for Oracle Solaris

October 25, 2011 by  

Web HostingPALO ALTO, CA – CloudSigma, the international, pure-play cloud server and virtual data center provider, today announced the addition of Solaris, Oracle’s enterprise operating system, to its cloud platform, making it the first major public cloud to support Solaris. Solaris supports more than 11,000 third-party enterprise applications across a wide range of industries and was engineered specifically for cloud environments. Now, with CloudSigma’s added support, customers can benefit from Solaris’ advanced security, efficiency, scalability and performance in a public cloud with complete control and unprecedented flexibility.

“The additional support of Solaris furthers our commitment to maintaining an open software layer that allows customers to easily install and run whatever software they want,” said Patrick Baillie, CloudSigma CEO. “After all, why should enterprises have to change their infrastructure or preferred operating system when they move to a public cloud? CloudSigma eliminates the restrictions other cloud providers impose and allow users to fully design and customize their cloud deployment. By offering support for the latest software and operating systems, including Solaris, our customers can continue to run the resources they want, without interference from the provider; we offer a true virtual data center.”

With such flexibility, CloudSigma creates the ideal situation for companies migrating their legacy systems to the cloud, or setting up testing and development environments in the cloud. Since companies are not required to change their existing deployments or operating systems, like Solaris, the transition to CloudSigma is seamless and efficient. With the public cloud services sector predicted to reach $66 billion by 2016, according to recent research from Ovum, the need for such a flexible environment is only set to increase over the next few years, putting CloudSigma in prime position for growth and innovation in the IaaS market.

Each new Solaris instance can be deployed immediately to CloudSigma’s platform at the click of a button or via API call without provisioning delay. Additionally, full, sole root access and control is granted to the customer, allowing them to completely customize the server after initial deployment to suit their individual needs. Drives and servers can be cloned, allowing server clusters to easily be created using customers’ own customized templates. What’s more, with full software-level control of cloud servers in the CloudSigma platform, protecting direct server access is entirely managed by the customer. This allows users to implement their own security policies on their servers with regards to operating system, application access and networking firewalls.

“Other cloud computing platforms simply aren’t able to provide the level of control that CloudSigma’s IaaS offering achieves,” continued Baillie. “Maintaining control in the cloud is becoming a growing concern, especially as patching of underlying software resources is a leading cause of server outages and system failures for those running cloud infrastructure where root control is maintained by the cloud provider, which is the norm for IaaS. In our cloud, customers are not only granted complete control over their resources, but they also have the flexibility to customize their applications, operating system and networking however they see fit.”

About CloudSigma
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers high-availability, flexible cloud servers and cloud hosting, both in Europe and the U.S. As the most customizable cloud provider, CloudSigma eliminates restrictions on how its users deploy their computing resources and provides features that boost customer price/performance. CloudSigma not only allows customers to provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, but it also allows any desired operating systems or application to be easily deployed with full root/administrative access.

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