Web Hosting Provider WindStream Hosted Solutions Lauches Cloud Platform

On Tuesday, the web hosting company and Managed web hosting provider Windstream Hosted Solutions made the announcement that it has now officially launched its second-generation cloud platform.

Web Hosting Provider WindStream Hosted Solutions Lauches Cloud Platform
Web Hosting Provider WindStream Hosted Solutions Lauches Cloud Platform
Greatresponder.com – 2011-10-11 – On Tuesday, the web hosting company and Managed web hosting provider Windstream Hosted Solutions made the announcement that it has now officially launched its second-generation cloud platform.

This statement came in about two months after the web hosting provider aquired the web hosting company Paetec Holding Corp.

As stated in the press release, this new platform will enable According to the press release, this platform will enhance the technology of its exisiting cloud services offering, including solutions from VMware, NetApp, EMC and more.

The web hosting company claims that the platform is a blend of technology enhancements including VMware vCloud Director, custom RTO/RPO capabilities utilizing NetApp SnapMirror, EMC RecoverPoint, all working together with VCE Vblock compute. 

According to the press release, Windstream introduced cloud capacity at its Charlotte facility in response to the increased demand from clients. Windstream opened its third data center in Charlotte in April. The company plans several more deployments across the country in early 2012.

Clients of Windstream’s cloud services are able to leverage MPLS networking to help ensure uptime and reduce operating costs. Customers are also able to access Windstream’s Hi-Touch methodology to allow clients to work directly with consultants who can customize solutions to fit specific requirements.

In December 2010, Windstream acquired the web hosting company, Hosted Solutions, for $310 million in cash. This acquisition helped Windstream grow in the business enterprise and cloud computing industry.

Cloud Web Hosting Platform OpenStack Has Announced a New Version

The open source cloud hosting platform OpenStack that is supported by over 80 vendors has announced the release of a new version today. The latest release that is labeled as “Diablo” has around 75 new features and enhancements to help increase the amount of use cases in order to increase it’s ecosystem, according to their press release.

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The open source cloud hosting platform OpenStack that is supported by over 80 vendors has announced the release of a new version today.  The latest release that is labeled as “Diablo” has around 75 new features and enhancements to help increase the amount of use cases in order to increase it’s ecosystem, according to their press release.

OpenStack is a set of open sourced applications that allows anyone to create their own private or public account on a highly scalable platform with no vendor lock-ins.  The fact that the code is entirely open source allows anyone to extend it to their own usage scenarios.

The latest release added highly requested features such as support for enterprise storage systems and much needed features within all three elements of the OpenStack software which are compute (codenamed Nova), object store (codenamed Swift) and image service (codenamed Keystone).

All of these services running together allow anyone to create their own cloud web hosting infrastructure just like any of the infrastructures currently offered online.  This allows for enterprises that require locally hosting data for security purposes an easier path to entering cloud computing.

The most common management interface for the application is led by Nebula which creates a self-service portal that allows an easy web interface to deploy, destroy and manage servers within an OpenStack infrastructure.  The OpenStack dashboard project has also seen advancements in order to make use of the new authentication system “Keystone” with the release of the new OpenStack version.

“The OpenStack Dashboard project provides a way to visualize OpenStack and many of its capabilities. The addition of an official web based user interface will help to drive wider adoption of OpenStack,” mentioned Devin Carlen, the technical lead for the OpenStack dashboard project, founder and VP of engineering at Nebula.  He also added: “We want to ensure that the OpenStack user interface architecture is flexible enough to support the requirements of service providers, businesses, and the rich ecosystem of emerging products and services that are compatible with OpenStack.”

The new re-engineered API codenamed “Quantum” also allows for an extremely versatile API that allows the development of an entire ecosystem that surrounds the OpenStack application services.

Web Hosting Provider CoolHandle Hosting Partners with CloudLinus

On Tuesday, the web hosting provider and innovator CoolHandle Hosting made the announcement that is has now installed CloudLinus to improve server performance and support its growth.

Web Hosting Provider CoolHandle Hosting Partners with CloudLinus
Web Hosting Provider CoolHandle Hosting Partners with CloudLinus
Greatresponder.com – 2011-08-19 – On Tuesday, the web hosting provider and innovator CoolHandle Hosting made the announcement that is has now installed CloudLinus to improve server performance and support its growth.

The server operating system that was deployed by the web hosting company, CloudLinus, was put in place to provide greater scalability, security and improved performance on shared hosting servers through its Lightweight Virtual Environment technology, according to the press release.

This technology contains each user. It also allows a specific amount of server resources to be allocated. This procedure will successfully eliminate the “bad neighbor” effect that happens when one account spikes in resources.

“All CoolHandle customers will benefit directly from CloudLinux,” CoolHandle’s director of marketing, Ryan Morris said in a statement. “Particularly heavy resource-usage software and websites built using WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. CloudLinux helps us guarantee that all of these users enjoy excellent uptime and performance.”

The web hosting company says that this new technology prevents resource spikes from affecting other accounts on the server. The vice president of CloudLinux, Marv Steigman, said in a statement that CoolHandle will “generally make life easier for sysadmins through the unique benefits the CloudLinux OS offers.”

Both companies are specialized in Linux. CloudLinux claims it has been used by many hosting providers looking to accommodate resource spikes to maintain uptime for all customers.

In May, cPanel made a partnership with CloudLinux to enable its partners and customers to have pay-per-use software delivery. At the time, cPanel said CloudLinux offered a “unique opportunity” for web hosts to increase server stability and performance.