ElasticHosts Launches North American Cloud Servers

January 17, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesLos Angeles, CA – ElasticHosts, the cloud server provider, has today announced its launch into North America. The company will open two new data center locations in Los Angeles, USA and Toronto, Canada, adding to its existing locations in London, UK and San Antonio, Texas. With a central, east and west coast presence sitting alongside London, ElasticHosts will now be able to provide its elastic, easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go cloud hosting to customers across North America.

The ElasticHosts offering enables businesses to take advantage of on-demand, scalable cloud servers. Capacity is billed by the hour ensuring customers only pay for what they use. The user interface has been designed to suit all levels of IT expertise so is simple and easy-to-navigate, allowing organizations to instantly create, increase or decrease computing capacity. Customers can also scale their CPU, RAM and disk space independently to whatever sizes they need, rather than trying to match these needs to a set of pre-defined hosting packages. As a result, customers only pay for what they need, when they need it.

Richard Davies, CEO at ElasticHosts, explained: “In the current economic climate, businesses are under pressure to reduce costs. As such, IT spend is under increasing scrutiny and businesses need to justify any outgoings. For too long they have been overpaying for unnecessary server capacity because they were tied to fixed term, pay monthly contracts. The cloud hosting we provide lets businesses bypass this issue by letting them scale up and down, with costs instantly reflecting any changes. In addition, our goal is to offer scalable cloud computing but without the complexity often seen with this kind of solution. The benefits of cloud – costs savings and improved efficiency – are attractive to people of all levels of IT expertise, and cloud hosting should therefore be designed to suit this wide range of IT skill sets.”

With multiple data centers across North America, customers have the choice of where to locate their websites or applications to ensure their users get the best possible experience. Where there is a geographically diverse set of users, organizations can mirror and load balance their websites and application across multiple ElasticHosts data centers while still benefiting from the on demand model. Additionally, in offering a data center in Canada, ElasticHosts can provide North American cloud hosting that does not fall under the US Patriot Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) or the forthcoming Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). This means that Canadian and European businesses which do not want to operate in US jurisdiction can still enjoy the benefits of North American cloud servers with fast network connectivity to US and Canadian markets.

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