NaviSite Shares Cloud Expertise at Oracle COLLABORATE 11

April 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on NaviSite Shares Cloud Expertise at Oracle COLLABORATE 11 

Hosting ReviewsAndover, MA – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, announced today that it will present at Oracle’s COLLABORATE 11: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community, which will be held April 10th – 14th in Orlando, FL.

NaviSite will present during five sessions, discussing best practices based on customer experiences in deploying, securing and optimizing Oracle business applications in the cloud. Read more

Cloud Hosting: Checklist before you migrate to cloud!

April 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud Hosting: Checklist before you migrate to cloud! 

If you are migrating to Cloud environment, first of all get ready with your checklist for successful cloud. It’s no doubt cloud has become hot topic everywhere because of its mobility & flexibility at lower costs. Cloud infrastructures are next generation platforms that can provide tremendous value to any business. Many companies are now migrating to the advanced & cost effective concept of cloud hosting.

Successful migration to cloud needs evaluation all of pros and cons. Here I am trying to recommend some considerations while switching to cloud environment which will help you decide if you should move to the cloud or not. Here are some elementary steps before migrating to cloud.

  1. First understand how in-demand is your website & how much downtime is acceptable for you.
  2. What kind of control do you expect? If you want full control & willing to use all resources in a network, choose personal cloud.
  3. What are your access options? Define your needs for access in advance.
  4. What kind of application do you have currently? It sounds basic, but before migrating to the web, make sure is your application is a web application. You can choose some simple tools to convert it if required. If your application is native .NET/Java, you need to understand the technological aspects and compatibility options for these technologies within cloud you are targeting before migrating.
  5. Are you using any interop for other technologies? Make sure that those technologies are also supported by the cloud you are willing to migrate.
  6. What database type do you use? It is important to make sure that the target cloud can support the database you are using. If it doesn’t support, check if you can change the DB or run the application on cloud & use on-premise DB.
  7. Flexibility and transferability: Check whether you can move between cloud providers. If you are allowed access to a specific provider after the app is deployed it may put restrictions on your ability to transfer to another cloud platform.
  8. Scalability: Confirm whether you are able to afford dynamic scalability and redundancy to the server parts of your application? If you cannot scale dynamically, avoid moving to cloud.
  9. Security risks in the cloud: First of all, evaluate the vendor’s regulations & reputation. Then go ahead & understand security risks that can be revealed by making the client available from any system that is connected to the web.
  10. Upgrade costs. Check for different vendors & packages they are offering with detailed specifications. Speculate what are the costs and technical implications while upgrading your application.

These are some of the important tips you should consider before migrating to cloud environment. I believe this would help you choose right kind of cloud hosting option & help you achieve maximum benefit.

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GigeNET Cloud Plans to Release Version 3

April 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on GigeNET Cloud Plans to Release Version 3 

Hosting ReviewsArlington Heights, IL – GigeNETCloud, the Illinois-based Cloud Server provider, announced that its GigeNETCloud with its newly added features is the best and most feature rich Cloud environment on the market today” and since that announcement GigeNETCloud has been adding more features, increased reliability and now featuring a new White Label Reseller Panel plus the expected release of version 3.

“The newest version once again puts everyone on notice. Snapshots, VPN access, RDNS, Clone your Cloud from a Snapshot we are moving and moving fast,” said Ameen Pishdadi, GigeNET CTO. “With our Infrastructure and continued updates and improvements coming out every other week, we are definitely one of the front runners in Cloud Computing. GigeNETCloud customers are receiving the best options in the industry for the best possible price.” Read more

Approved Host NaviSite Achieves Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certification

April 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Approved Host NaviSite Achieves Cisco Advanced Managed Services Certification 

Web Hosting BlogAndover, MA – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced it has achieved the Cisco® Advanced Managed Services Certification. This certification recognizes NaviSite’s initial investment in the ITIL® processes, practices and tools necessary to provide high-quality managed services.

“This achievement represents an important milestone in the development and roll out of our cloud-based services,” said R. Brooks Borcherding, President and CEO, NaviSite. “Cisco has recognized and validated, through a rigorous assessment, that we have the necessary processes, management practices and tools in place to support our enterprise customers in all lifecycle phases.” Read more

Latest Business-class Email for Cloud Providers Delivers Greater Flexibility, Mobile App and Tablet Update

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on Latest Business-class Email for Cloud Providers Delivers Greater Flexibility, Mobile App and Tablet Update 

Web Hosting BlogNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, a supplier of open source business-class email and groupware, today announced additional usability enhancements and flexibility, plus enhanced mobile support for smartphones.

Open-Xchange users can now choose whether new windows open in a new tab or in a new browser pop-up screen. A new space-saving compact panel is especially useful for tablet users and for those using Open-Xchange on smaller screens. Read more

City Network Selects Gluster Cloud Storage for Dynamic Cloud Services Platform

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on City Network Selects Gluster Cloud Storage for Dynamic Cloud Services Platform 

Web Hosting BlogMilpitas, CA – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced City Network Hosting, a leading provider of hosting services, is using its storage solution for the company’s cloud services platform, City Cloud. Recently launched after more than 15 months in beta, City Cloud is a service used by more than 500 Swedish companies and is the first infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform in Sweden. City Network chose Gluster cloud storage for its City Cloud offering due to its ability to provide the scalability and reliability needed to meet the company’s growing business demands without affecting performance.

“We believe our business as a whole will, to a large extent, be judged on performance, as our leading cloud solutions continue to grow. Our customers expect extreme performance from their applications,” said Johan Christenson, chairman of City Network. “We need a storage solution like Gluster that delivers reliability and can scale on-demand without hindering the quality of performance. Additionally, with Gluster we didn’t need to make the sacrifice of performance in order to make it fit our budget. There are real savings in the fact that you can combine off-the-shelf hardware, while at the same time creating a powerhouse of reliability, scalability and performance.” Read more

Korea’s Largest Landline and Mobile Service Provider Using Open Source Cloud Computing Platform for Public Cloud

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on Korea’s Largest Landline and Mobile Service Provider Using Open Source Cloud Computing Platform for Public Cloud 

Web Hosting BlogCupertino, CA –, a provider of open source cloud computing software, today announced that KT, Korea’s largest landline operator and mobile service provider, has selected its flagship technology, CloudStack™, as the foundation for its new public cloud offering, KT ucloud. Currently in beta, KT ucloud will offer its users a stable, secure and cost-effective cloud environment that ensures enterprises are making the most efficient IT investment. As enterprise IT managers are looking for cost-effective cloud computing platforms, KT ucloud guarantees the most competitive pricing and benefits among its competitors. Additionally, KT ucloud reduces electricity consumption by two or three times, ultimately aiming to reduce more than 60 percent of electricity used within their datacenter operations and passing those efficiencies through to their customers.

“We at KT understand the importance of providing reliable, cost-effective cloud computing services. While the rest of the market is trying to catch up to cloud computing, KT is already creating innovative cloud services that are delivering enhanced features to users at an affordable price,” said JS Suh, Senior Vice President at KT. “When building cloud systems, choosing pertinent partners is critical for business success. We used as the foundation for our private cloud and found it to be an extremely robust solution that minimized the overhead costs of integration and complex deployment schedules. CloudStack technology seamlessly integrated with our existing technology and is allowing us to create a strong and agile public cloud.” Read more

eApps Hosting Launches Virtual Machine in the Cloud Service

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on eApps Hosting Launches Virtual Machine in the Cloud Service 

Web Hosting BlogNorcross, GA – eApps Hosting announces the launch of the Virtual Machine in the Cloud service. Customers can immediately deploy and control fixed priced 64 bit Xen Virtual Machines in a true cloud architecture running software by OnApp, the leading provider of software for the management of cloud hosting services. The fixed price, customizable Virtual Machine in the Cloud service is in production and available now.

Using the eApps Create-A-Cloud™ tool, customers can select the quantities of CPU, RAM, disk and other computing resources and immediately create a Virtual Machine with a known, recurring billing amount. When demand for computing resources changes, customers can immediately adjust the resources of their Virtual Machines, which simply adjusts the price of their plan. Customers have the flexibility to deploy and adjust computing resources to meet demand, yet have a predictable recurring fee for their custom cloud plan. Read more

Cloud Use Rises, Mainframe Usage Declines as Data Centers Grow and Green, According to AFCOM Survey

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud Use Rises, Mainframe Usage Declines as Data Centers Grow and Green, According to AFCOM Survey 

Web Hosting BlogORANGE, CA – AFCOM, the world’s leading data center association, today announced the release of “The State of the Data Center,” a status report on data centers highlighting results from a survey of 358 data center managers from around the world.

AFCOM conducted the survey to reveal how data centers are adapting to the most critical challenges, technologies and economic factors. This latest report proves top issues include the demands of space, energy efficiency, and physical and logical security. Read more

Codero Rolls Out Cloud Solution at Web 2.0 Expo

March 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Codero Rolls Out Cloud Solution at Web 2.0 Expo 

Web Hosting BlogLenexa, KA – Provider of optimized hosting, Codero, will be in attendance at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, March 28 – 31, to showcase its most innovative product, Cloud beta. The company is offering two Cloud plans at lower prices during the beta period which is for a limited time only.

Web 2.0 Expo is in its fifth year at the Moscone West in San Francisco where it showcases the latest business models, development paradigms, and product and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation web. The multi-track conference brings designers, developers, entrepreneurs and startups together to hear influential keynote speakers and attend workshops.

According to Shelby Garlock, Director, Marketing, “We are excited to have this public forum to share our Cloud with Web 2.0 attendees because our beta is unique in the industry. Our customers are finding our Cloud beta a cost-effective option to other hosting solutions.  This is a great time to try Cloud before the prices rise after the beta period. You can test out how it can scale to meet your increased traffic demands and then give us feedback to help Codero plan the exciting future direction the new Cloud takes.” Read more

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