HOSTING.COM INTRODUCES VCLOUD EXPRESS – AN ON-DEMAND, PAY-AS-YOU-GO CLOUD COMPUTING SOLUTION
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Posted by: Kirk Bohn
HOSTING.COM INTRODUCES VCLOUD EXPRESS – AN ON-DEMAND, PAY-AS-YOU-GO
CLOUD COMPUTING SOLUTION
New Service Offers Quick Provisioning of Infrastructure for Dynamic Capacity Requirements
Hosting.com, the leading provider of global managed hosting, cloud hosting and colocation solutions, today announced that it is delivering a VMware (NYSE: VMW) vCloud Express solution. Hosting.com’s vCloud Express solution will provide instant provisioning, consumption-based pricing (pay by the hour) and unlimited, dynamic compute resources. Hosting.com will be among the first to offer this new class of VMware Virtualized™ service that that can be purchased, consumed and adjusted in a pay-as-you-go model. Hosting.com vCloud Express will be available as a beta service beginning September 1, 2009.
This solution introduces true cross-platform functionality to the marketplace that is compatible with technology the industry embraces and utilizes. vCloud Express is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that will run on Hosting.com’s Cloud Enterprise infrastructure and is the latest announcement on Hosting.com’s portfolio of cloud hosting solutions. Consumers currently utilizing VMware internally will have compatibility between their internal infrastructure and external infrastructure resources used for application development and testing, capacity on demand, and general outsourced infrastructure needs.
“vCloud Express delivers control directly to customers. They can setup new accounts, adjust virtual machine resources, turn additional machines on or off and deploy and execute virtual machine commands with no human interaction – if so desired,” noted Craig McLellan, Hosting.com CTO. “We will continue to innovate to deliver on the promises of capacity and infrastructure on-demand, utility-based pricing, and cloud interconnectivity.”
Dan Chu, VP of Emerging Markets, VMware added, “Hosting.com continues to provide cloud solutions and market insights that help define and evolve this quickly growing industry. Their commitment to providing exemplary service and rapid product development made them a natural fit as a vCloud Express service provider.”
Hosting.com will offer vCloud Express through its Cloud Enterprise solution. Cloud Enterprise leverages the latest in virtualization platform technology with VMware vSphere™ 4, and is highly available on both the computing and disk infrastructures. Hosting.com has made significant investments in enterprise-class technologies such as EMC, Dell, Juniper, F5, and Intel to deliver a robust, standards-based cloud infrastructure to clients demanding unparalleled performance and security.
“Hosting.com has made a promise to deliver Enterprise-Class cloud hosting services to their customers,” said Jason Waxman, General Manager, High Density Computing Division, Intel. “The Intel Xeon 5500 processor family delivers outstanding benefits to enterprises in performance, energy efficiency and virtualization. Investments in products like Intel’s Xeon® 5500 processor family help Hosting.com to deliver this promise to their clients via cloud services.”
Hosting.com has a portfolio of Cloud Hosting solutions including Cloud Enterprise, Cloud Dedicated and Cloud VPS – and now vCloud Express – that reduce costs, improve efficiency and provide extreme flexibility to businesses of all sizes. The vCloud Express launch is one of many product announcements Hosting.com will make over the next several months to provide more flexibility and control to hosting customers.
Hosting.com’s vCloud Express pricing starts at $.042 per hour and is available immediately. More information and the complete technology overview is available at www.hosting.com/vcloudexpress.
Hosting.com’s portfolio of Cloud Hosting products are being featured at VMworld 2009, expected to draw more than 12,000 attendees. Hosting.com activities at VMworld include: CTO, Craig McLellan’s Super Session discussion on cloud hosting with VMware’s Dan Chu, VP of Emerging Markets; ideaLaunch.com, a Hosting.com Cloud Enterprise client, will present on a Client Panel; and Hosting.com will demo its cloud solutions multiple times on the tradeshow floor in the Hosting.com and Intel exhibits, as well as in the VMware vCloud Pavilion.
Hosting.com provides enterprise colocation, cloud computing, dedicated hosting, managed hosting, disaster recovery, and business continuance services to a global customer base demanding a high level of security, reliability, and responsiveness. Hosting.com monitors, manages, and enhances the Web-based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service (SaaS) providers, content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose Web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory.
Hosting.com currently operates SAS 70 Type II certified datacenters in Irvine, CA; Louisville, KY; Newark, DE; San Francisco, CA; and Denver, CO.
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