Terremark Boosts New vCloud Express Upgrades

April 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Terremark Boosts New vCloud Express Upgrades 

Hosting ReviewsMIAMI – Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMRK), a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, today announced the addition of new levels of support and an innovative new storage pricing model for users of its vCloud Express offering. The company also updated its pricing model for virtual machines leveraging large amounts of memory, processing and storage resources.

Terremark’s newly launched Priority Support service for vCloud Express provides customers with immediate access to the company’s technical support team, which will allow customers to interact live with Terremark’s team of cloud computing experts and dramatically reduce remediation time. In addition, the company has adjusted the pricing of storage on its vCloud Express offering so that users are charged for the peak storage capacity utilized over the course of the month, instead of being charged for the total disk space deployed. This new storage pricing model allows users to adjust their storage resources dynamically to meet their real-time needs without incurring high costs. Terremark also reduced costs up to 40 percent for users moving memory-intensive workloads to the cloud by launching a new pricing structure for larger virtual machines. Read more

Microsoft Survey Reveals 39 Percent of SMBs to Pay for Cloud Services Within Three Years

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Microsoft Survey Reveals 39 Percent of SMBs to Pay for Cloud Services Within Three Years 

Web Hosting BlogREDMOND, WA — Microsoft Corp. today released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011,” which investigates how cloud computing will impact small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the next three years. The research finds that 39 percent of SMBs expect to be paying for one or more cloud services within three years, an increase of 34 percent from the current 29 percent. It also finds that the number of cloud services SMBs pay for will nearly double in most countries over the next three years.

The findings show an increasing opportunity for hosting service providers to profit in the cloud from offering services such as collaboration, data storage and backup, or business-class email. Some key findings include the following: Read more

Connectria selects Scality to launch a public cloud storage service

February 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Connectria selects Scality to launch a public cloud storage service 

Hosting BlogSan Francisco – Scality today announced that Connectria – one of the longest-standing, most experienced, enterprise-class hosting businesses in North America – has selected Scality RING as the core technology of its new Storage as a Service offering.

Rich Waidmann, founder and CEO of Connectria, said: “At Connectria, we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence, because many businesses depend upon us and, as our customers, they deserve the best – we have made this philosophy a cornerstone of our business since 1998 and it’s held us in good stead.  With that in mind, that we are happy to become Scality’s first Storage as a Service customer in North America says everything you need to know about how we view Scality and Scality RING.” Read more