SoftLayer Adds Local Disk Option for CloudLayer Computing

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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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.”

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April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxDenver, CO –, the leading provider of cloud hosting and recovery services, today announced the availability of Network Attached Storage (NAS) to its Managed Storage solution.’s Managed Storage solution features both NAS and SAN to meet the data storage and protection requirements of its enterprise customers.

The need for data storage continues to escalate as businesses replace outdated applications with sophisticated high throughput technologies, such as data archival and rich media storage. These companies are retaining data longer in response to government and industry regulations, and they are backing up even larger quantities of mission-critical data to guard against network outages and clinical disasters.  As companies struggle to handle an explosion of data, they often spread their infrastructure across unconnected, self-managed datacenters or reserve hosting providers for partial solutions. Read more

VMware Users Get Faster Migrations From SanXfer 3.0

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hosting ServicesAUSTIN, TX – InQuinox announces SanXfer release 3.0 which simplifies the process of moving into (or out of) Cloud Computing environments by supporting a virtualized environment more rapidly than any other enterprise solution. SanXfer 3.0 now supports Cloud and Virtualized environments, especially VMware and VMDK files. In four (4) simple, automated, wizard-driven steps, SanXfer 3.0 moves Windows clients from Physical to Virtual (P2V) within minutes, saving days of project time.

“Our customers asked InQuinox to simplify the move from physical to virtual environments for VMware users, and today, SanXfer meets their needs,” said Brad Hargett, InQuinox’s CEO. “SanXfer 3.0 is the most robust product to support server and data migration needs today and offers easy ‘Drag and Drop DataCenter Migration’ features for fast implementation.” Read more

eApps Hosting Launches Virtual Machine in the Cloud Service

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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