Carpathia Hosting Provides New Managed Enterprise Cloud Solutions for Enterprises and Government Agencies


Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) June 2, 2009

Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and businesses, announced today it has been selected by organizations such as Echo360, Nuvolus, Ventraq, Voices Heard Media and a leading federal systems integrator to provide customized managed cloud solutions using its Carpathia AlwaysOn/InstantOn hybrid model.

AlwaysOn/InstantOn is the first managed cloud solution designed for enterprises, differentiating Carpathia Hosting from industry competitors. Components of the AlwaysOn/InstantOn model are highly flexible and can be used to design custom solutions to meet the specific needs of individual organizations. Already, multiple enterprises and government agencies have deployed the solution within their enterprises.

Echo360

Echo360 sought a managed solution that would allow its higher education customers to have a reliable and stable hosting environment for on-demand access to university lectures. The customized solution designed by Carpathia Hosting utilizes Carpathia AlwaysOn capacity for the predictable portion of Echo360’s workload, and then will provide Carpathia InstantOn to allow bursting into the Carpathia Hosting storage and compute cloud in the future when usage peaks.

“Carpathia Hosting evaluated the entire problem we were trying to solve. The one-to-one design support provided by Carpathia Hosting resulted in a solution with the reliability of dedicated resources, and in the future, the cost savings associated with the benefits of a ‘burstable’ cloud computing model,” said Mark Jones, President of Echo360.

Nuvolus

Delivering virtual desktop solutions to the healthcare industry presents many challenges. Not only does Nuvolus have to ensure compliance with regulatory standards such as HIPAA, it also must achieve a cost model that drives down the IT cost for healthcare providers. Nuvolus selected the Carpathia AlwaysOn/InstantOn solution to meet these challenges. By using dedicated and cloud services tied together with Carpathia Cloud Orchestration, Nuvolus has been able to create a compelling solution for its clients.

“We originally looked at deploying in a public cloud computing provider’s infrastructure, but quickly came to the conclusion that this was sub-optimal in terms of price and the support we require to deliver the mission-critical services our customers demand. With Carpathia Hosting, we have engineered a horizontally-scaled infrastructure solution, taking advantage of cloud-bursting to dynamically add more resources as we need them. By leveraging the blended solution, we can also take advantage of additional services such as managed backup, data recovery and storage,” said Kevin Ellis, CEO of Nuvolus.

Ventraq

Ventraq required a solution that could scale to meet the demands of high volumes of data processing over a low latency network. By using the AlwaysOn/InstantOn platform, Carpathia Hosting was able to develop a solution that met this key requirement in a matter of days.

“Our customers have strict requirements for security and availability of our mission critical application. By blending dedicated infrastructure with Carpathia Hosting’s cloud services, we were able to take advantage of its ‘Cloud Orchestration’ technology to allow our dedicated machines to leverage cloud storage and for our web traffic to be distributed across dedicated and cloud servers,” commented John Louglin, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mediation for Ventraq.

Voices Heard Media

Using Apache JMeter, Carpathia Hosting delivered an elastic testing cloud for Voices Heard Media, allowing load testing of thousands of simultaneous users against Voices Heard Media’s environment. In order to deliver this capability, the solution dynamically allocated cloud compute resources to scale to the required testing requirements. The process was controlled from a single JMeter console also running in Carpathia Hosting’s cloud infrastructure.

Cloudways Makes Managed WordPress Cloud Hosting A Breeze For Digital Agencies


Malta (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

The European Managed Cloud Hosting provider, Cloudways, has announced today to revitalize its service plan in order to offer turnkey, fully managed WordPress hosting service to digital agencies around the world.

This plan will enable digital agenciesespecially those working on multiple WordPress projectsto avail full server / network level support as well as professional WordPress support and maintenance.

The company already provides managed solutions for various Content Management Systems (CMS) to a good number of digital / new media agencies globally, such as The Monkeys, Maksimer, Contrapositive, Limesharp, Fleka, and has a customer satisfaction rate of 94%.

Many of our clients have the tech expertise; however, they dont want to spend countless hours optimizing app performance, configuring plugins, troubleshooting issues, or managing their servers. We understand that very well and usually go the extra mile in helping our clients, and that, I believe, is our key to success, said Cloudways CTO, Pere Hospital.

Realizing the need to offer a dedicated plan, Cloudways has decided to address the following concerns of IS managers at digital agencies:

SECURITY: Cloudways has implemented strong security policies and process control mechanisms, which include state-of-the-art firewall, 24/7 monitoring and weekly security patching. The support team is managed by a group of certified security experts who have more than 10 years of professional experience.

PERFORMANCE: Cloudways sets up dedicated nginx and Apache servers on notable cloud providers. They also utilize advanced server-level caching (APC / Memcached / Varnish) and query optimization processes. The advantage is that unlike proprietary platforms, Cloudways builds customized solutions from the ground up, which allows every component of the infrastructure to be individually tweaked for optimizing performance. It also enables full visibility of data storage, processing and handling. Besides deploying custom infrastructures, they also use well-known plugins, commonly used by developers and agencies e.g. W3 Total Cache.

WORDPRESS MANAGEMENT: Redundant tasks, such as On-site / Offsite Backups, Disaster Recovery, Plugin Installation and Upgrades, and WordPress Multisite configuration and management, are included in the Fully Managed WordPress plan.

FLEXIBILITY: Digital agencies can have multiple sites hosted on a single server and retain 100% ownership of the hosting account. Furthermore, there are no contracts and the plan includes a 30-day money back guarantee.

They helped me in making sound decisions for my (WordPress Multisite) website, and it seemed that they did not push solutions for earning an extra buck. They really are client-centric, said Andreas Von Gunten, Cloud Technology Evangelist, Internet Freedom Activist and CEO of buchundnetz.com

For limited time, Cloudways is also offering free website migration, setup, and deployment.

For more information on the Managed WordPress Plan or to request for Quotation, visit http://wordpress.cloudways.com

ABOUT CLOUDWAYS:

Cloudways provides turnkey cloud architecture design, deployment, and management solutions. Working with leading cloud providers such as Amazon, Linode, CloudSigma and ElasticHosts, Cloudways specializes in building, implementing and managing customized infrastructures for small and medium sized businesses.







FISMA Compliance Guarantee Now Available to U.S. Federal Agencies and Contractors


Plano, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

FISMA compliance for U.S. federal agencies and their contractors is now simpler and more certain with managed hosting leader Layered Techs announcement of a FISMA compliance guarantee. Layered Tech is offering a FISMA compliance guarantee to federal agencies and SaaS providers who utilize Layered Techs Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or compliant managed hosting services.

A year ago Layered Tech offered a compliance guarantee as part of its managed hosting services for PCI-DSS (credit card data) and HIPAA (healthcare data). Since then, and throughout its history, Layered Techs compliant hosting customers have passed 100 percent of every compliance audit. Layered Tech is now extending the compliance guarantee to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which requires that federal agencies meet stringent data security requirements for IT services that they utilize.

With its FISMA-compliant Cloud and hosting services, Layered Tech delivers secure managed IT platforms on behalf of federal agencies or SaaS providers who sell to federal agencies. Layered Techs FISMA compliance guarantee, which is included free of charge as part of the FISMA-compliant hosting service, ensures clients that their hosted IT infrastructures will pass the FISMA certification and accreditation audit, as well as the mandated annual evaluations.

Especially since the initiation of the federal Cloud First program, there is strong demand for FISMA-compliant platforms and services, said Dan Tudahl, Layered Tech Government Solutions Chief Operating Officer. With our secure data centers, experienced staff and 100% FISMA compliance guarantee, we give SaaS vendors and their federal agency customers complete peace of mind so they can focus on their core missions.

Layered Tech has more than a decade of experience building and hosting secure solutions that comply with FISMA and the implementation standards mandated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Layered Tech currently provides FISMA compliant managed hosting services as well as cloud hosting services for over half of the cabinet-level federal agencies, including some of the most security-sensitive federal agencies such as the Departments of Justice, Energy, and Treasury. In conjunction with Microsoft, Layered Tech recently launched the Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud, a FISMA-compliant Platform-as-a-Service cloud offering tailored specifically to the high security requirements of federal government enterprise applications.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Techs scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit http://www.layeredtech.com.

Contact: Carody Lavender

Tel: 816-222-1289

Fax: 816-222-1280

Email: carody.lavender(at)layeredtech(dot)com

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