Cloud Provider GoGrid, and EdgeCast Networks Release Zero-Commitment, On-Demand Cloud Infrastructure with CDN Capabilities

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 10, 2009

GoGrid, a leading Cloud Computing Infrastructure Hosting provider, and EdgeCast Networks, the superior, cost-effective rich media content delivery network (CDN), have announced a technology partnership which includes the release of a CDN coupled with Cloud Infrastructure Hosting. This on-demand service allows customers to scale their web presence and accelerate the delivery of web-content using a global content delivery infrastructure.

With the GoGrid CDN, powered by EdgeCast, users enjoy the qualities inherent to the Cloud, along with the advantages of a distributed global network. The new integrated service offers pay-as-you-go pricing, no contracts and no minimum usage requirements.

A CDN ensures that content is immediately available around the world, especially during periods of high demand. When used in conjunction with GoGrid cloud hosting, infrastructure can be scaled immediately to meet demand.

“EdgeCast now gives GoGrid customers a best-in-class solution for on-demand CDN services,” said John Keagy, CEO and co-founder of GoGrid. “From start-up to enterprise, all GoGrid customers can now easily expand existing architecture and deploy additional content delivery services without any huge capital expenses or long-term commitments. It is a real win-win!”

Using a utility pricing model, the GoGrid CDN ensures that customers’ content is quickly and easily distributed throughout the network consisting of 16 points of presence (POPs) on 4 continents. The GoGrid CDN features include:

WSO2 VP of Developer Evangelism to Present Session on Apache-Based Enterprise PaaS Capabilities at Cloudstack Collaboration Conference North America 2014

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014

Expanding cloud adoption across the enterprise requires the ability to extend multi-tenancy and other cloud capabilities to both new and existing software. WSO2 Vice President of Developer Evangelism Samisa Abeysinghe will examine the architectural features of the Apache Stratos (incubating) platform as a service (PaaS) that support this requirement at the Cloudstack Collaboration Conference North America 2014.

WSO2 is a Platinum Sponsor of Cloudstack Collaboration Conference North America, which will run April 9-11, 2014 at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado.

Apache Stratos (Incubating) Polyglot PaaS Framework

Samisas session, Apache Stratos PaaS Project from the Apache Community, will be held 12:15-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the Horace Tabor room.

In this session, Samisa will examine the cartridge architecture and key features of the Apache Stratos (incubating) PaaS framework, and how they enable developers to run both new and existing applications in a cloud-native, multi-tenant environment. He also will discuss how the polyglot PaaS framework provides developers with a cloud-based environment for developing, testing and running scalable applications. Additionally, he will explore how the PaaS delivers high utilization rates, automated resource management, and platform-wide insight including monitoring and billing.

About the Presenter

Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of developer evangelism, has nearly 15 years of experience working for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. Previously, he led the development of WSO2s cloud and middleware platforms as vice president of engineering. Prior to WSO2, Samisa worked for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. He is a longtime Apache Web Services project committer, and initiated the Apache Axis2/C project. In addition to several published articles, Samisa has authored two books: RESTful PHP Web Services and PHP Team Development.

Comprehensive Approaches to Enterprise PaaS

The WSO2 booth at Cloudstack Collaboration Conference North America will have experts in cloud computing available to demonstrate comprehensive WSO2 PaaS offerings that build on the Apache Stratos (incubating) project.

WSO2 Private PaaS (formerly WSO2 Stratos) provides the industrys most complete, open enterprise-grade platform as a service. It features a cartridge-based architecture that combines support for heterogeneous applications and service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform runtimes with native, secure multi-tenancy.

WSO2 Private PaaS includes the WSO2 PaaS Foundation, which is an instance of the Apache Stratos (incubating) PaaS framework; all pre-integrated, cloud-ready, and fully multi-tenant WSO2 Carbon middleware products; and cartridges for MySQL, PHP and Apache TomCat. Through the use of jclouds, WSO2 Stratos 2.0 offers the ability to run on almost any infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud, including SUSE Cloud and other OpenStack-based offerings, VMware, Eucalyptus, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

WSO2 App Factory is the enterprise DevOps PaaS that is built onand integrates withthe award-winning 100% open source WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Private PaaS. A shared, self-service, multi-tenant and elastic platform, WSO2 App Factory empowers teams to collaboratively create, develop and deploy enterprise applications into cloud environmentswithout the delay of server provisioning.

Robust governance and life cycle management in WSO2 App Factory, including the ability to integrate with any software development life cycle (SDLC) tools, ensure compliance with IT, corporate and government policies. At the same time, the ability to create an intuitive Apple or Google Marketplace-like storefront means developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs, applications and gadgets.

About Cloudstack Collaboration Conference North America

The CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America brings together developers, systems administrators and DevOps professionals who are building and managing large networks of virtual machines and advancing the state-of-the-art for cloud computing technologies. Aimed at users, developers and everybody else interested in Apache CloudStack, the CloudStack Collaboration Conference is the place to learn more about CloudStack or join developers to discuss the past, present and future. For more information, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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Cosentry Acquires XIOLINK to Expand Midwest Market Presence to St. Louis and Enhance Capabilities

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) January 08, 2014

Cosentry, LLC, a leading provider of Midwest data center services, has acquired XIOLINK, LLC, St. Louiss largest managed hosting and colocation provider. The acquisition provides Cosentry with data center presence in the St. Louis region, and a more robust set of managed hosting infrastructure and managed services capabilities that complement the existing Cosentry colocation, cloud and help desk services.

We were attracted to XIOLINK because St. Louis is a critical expansion market for our business, and they are the recognized leader in providing data center, managed hosting and managed services in the St. Louis region, said Brad Hokamp, Cosentry CEO. In addition, combining our capabilities with those of XIOLINK enables us to provide a more comprehensive suite of IT infrastructure solutions to meet our customers needs. With this acquisition, Cosentry is well positioned to become the leading provider of IT infrastructure services in the Midwest.

Cosentry will now operate in four Midwest markets with eight data centers, including Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis and Sioux Falls. In addition, the breadth of services now include private and public cloud capabilities, hosting infrastructure solutions, extensive managed services, disaster recovery and help desk outsourcing.

We are excited about the newly combined companys strength and scale, which will allow us to continue providing customers with exceptional service while investing in and expanding our operations in the Midwest region, said Brad Pittenger, XIOLINK CEO. We will integrate seamlessly into Cosentry and be the platform for the managed services operations of the new company. In addition, our customers will now benefit from multi-city disaster recovery services throughout the region.

Cosentry will continue to operate and grow XIOLINKs data centers and core managed services operations in St. Louis. The two co-founders of XIOLINK, Brad Pittenger and Mike Palmer, will continue to work for Cosentry through the successful integration of the companies. After the integration, Mike Palmer will be joining the Cosentry Board of Directors, assisting with the overall company business strategy.

We have been extremely impressed with the business XIOLINK has built in the St. Louis market, establishing itself as the regional leader in data center and hosting services, said Harry Taylor, Managing Director at TA Associates, lead investor in Cosentry. We also believe the customer first culture XIOLINK has built mirrors Cosentrys focus on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction. We look forward to the combined companies continuing to serve their customers very effectively.

DH Capital provided investment advisory services to XIOLINK on the acquisition. DH Capital is a private investment banking partnership serving companies in the internet infrastructure, communications and SaaS sectors.

About Cosentry

Cosentry is the trusted leader in Midwest Data Center Services, providing solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our clients local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each clients unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions.


XIOLINK, LLC ( is committed to ensuring that leaders of mid-market enterprises improve return on their IT investment, and is a leading provider of managed infrastructure, managed hosting, colocation and private cloud computing solutions to clients worldwide. XIOLINK maintains an infallible connection between clients and their data while providing the best technology resources available and proudly works with clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, finance, biotechnology, marketing and retail.

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SCMSP Highlights Application Development Capabilities

(PRWEB) December 18, 2013

SCMSP is a Business Technology Consulting Firm based in Southern California delivering best in class solutions worldwide. SCMSP focuses on Application Development, Technology Staffing, Cloud Computing and Managed Services with the added benefit of multiple diversity certifications. SCMSP works with customers in different vertical markets that have proprietary applications needing to be developed to increase business efficiencies & lower costs. SCMSP has the ability to understand customers critical business challenges and provide solutions that are dynamic, flexible, & robust allowing the interaction of different types of devices with a central application that can handle millions of data records on various operation platforms. SCMSP develops and implements efficient and accessible tools to all types of systems and users to achieve better utilization of the available data.

Said the customer: We are an enterprise solutions provider developing applications that automate system tracking and measure efficiencies for back office operations. We convert manual processes into custom automation eliminating the bulk and vulnerability of paper logs and separate Excel type spread sheets. In my professional experience I have met with few companies with the acumen and professional dedication of SCMSP. We have been a loyal client for many years and anticipate that SCMSP will continue to play an intricate role in our mission critical projects for many more years to come. As our business continues its rapid growth, we view Derek Spotswood and his team as trusted advisors and more a part of our organization than a vendor. We depend on them to meet difficult timelines and provide continual support for our organization.

Those wanting more information on SCMSP and their application development solutions can call Derek Spotswood at 408-679-5104.


The mission of SCMSP is to deliver world class business technology solutions that simplify the complexity of business technology and implementation promoting business growth and ease of use. SCMSP creates strategic plans and implements them on a global scale.

SCMSP’s goal is to partner with clients developing technology solutions enabling them to work more efficiently and effectively, thereby decreasing their overhead and substantially increasing their bottom line.

SCMSP is MBE, DBE, SBE, and CPUC certified and partners with diversity teams to deliver business and technology solutions. SCMSP can provide added value to organizations through client diversity supplier programs with their innovative business and technology solutions that are delivered nationally and globally.

For More Information on the subject of this release or how to partner with SCMSP on Technology implementations, contact:

Nancy Clauss

SCMSP Marketing Director


FORETHOUGHT.Net Partners with Zayo Group to Offer Customers Fiber Connectivity Directly to Their Office And Network Capabilities

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 30, 2013, a provider of internet access, business phone systems and carrier-neutral data center services, announced today a partnership with Zayo Group to deliver lit fiber connectivity to its customers across the Denver Metro and the Front Range locations. The agreement provides customers fiber internet access by accessing Zayos dark fiber backbone to light services with up to 1000M (1G) speeds. data centers are now connected to Zayos dark fiber, providing its clients a carrier-neutral secure and scalable colocation and cloud hosting solution. In recent months, made several landmark announcements of growth, including further expansion of its metro MPLS network in its new corporate headquarters in Denver, Colo.

This partnership combines Zayos deep nationwide dark fiber network with experience in providing services to small to mid-sized markets. customers will benefit from higher internet speeds at an overall lower cost per month, enabling business to leverage cloud services, quality VoIP and other mission-critical applications.

Jawaid Bazyar, President of, said of the announcement: The partnership with Zayo will allow us to support our new data center, our fiber broadband strategies and most importantly to fully control and scale bandwidth to provide our customers what they need today and tomorrow.

“We are partnering with to bring fiber connectivity to businesses across the Front Range. said John Real, VP of Sales at Zayo. Zayo offers the security, bandwidth and cost efficiencies associated with fiber as well as customizable solutions to help organizations like meet its customer needs.


About Zayo Group

Based in Boulder, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group ( is an international provider of fiber-based Bandwidth Infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo Group serves wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies. Zayo Group provides these services over regional, metro, national, international and fiber-to-the-tower networks. With its recent acquisitions of AboveNet and FiberGate, Zayo Groups network assets include approximately 67,000 route miles, covering 45 states plus Washington, D.C. Additionally, Zayo Group has over 141,000 billable square feet of colocation space and approximately 10,258 on-net buildings, including 507 data centers, 513 Points-of-Presence (POPs), and 2,664 cell towers.


Established in 1995, is a leading locally owned and operated IT and communications service provider, offering a portfolio of enterprise-level voice, data and cloud hosting solutions for small and mid-size businesses at a fraction of the expense of traditional models. The companys commitment to the highest level of technical expertise, security, reliability and responsiveness results in high client loyalty and satisfaction. The Denver Business Journal ranked as a Top 15 Telecommunications Company and a Top 15 Internet Service Provider. ColoradoBIZ Magazine listed it as one of Colorado’s Top 250 Private Companies. accredited A+ member. Based in Denver, Colorado, serves the Denver Metro area and across the Front Range.

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21st Century Software Enhances Its SpaceFinder Storage Management Solution with Powerful User Interface and Reporting Capabilities

Wayne, Pennsylvania/Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013

21st Century Software, a leader in providing recovery assurance and enterprise disaster recovery solutions to the IBM mainframe community, today announced significant enhancements to its SpaceFinder Storage Management Solution (SMS). With a focus on a new easy-to-use interface and reporting capabilities, 21st Century Software is empowering customers with greater control and easier operations.

SpaceFinder is a z/OS storage management solution that centralizes all phases of mainframe management. With SpaceFinder, users are able to maximize the value of the mainframe storage environment, from assessment and monitoring, to configuration, allocation and planning.

“IT departments are experiencing unprecedented changes, in light of initiatives tied to trends such as cloud computing, placing significant challenges on IT managers to be more strategic,” said Rebecca M. Levesque, CEO of 21st Century Software. “The latest version of SpaceFinder provides IT managers with the insight and reporting capabilities needed to be more proactive with storage capacity initiatives. As a result, they are able to better plan while controlling future storage costs.”

Simplifying the administration and management of mainframe storage resources from one single point of control, the latest version of SpaceFinder provides the following features:

Grudi Associates is Utilizing New Voice over IP (VoIP) Technology to Help Businesses Utilize Hosted and Premise-Based Phone Systems to Increase Capabilities and Save Cost

Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) December 27, 2012

Grudi Associates is utilizing new Voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities for both premise-based and hosted phone systems to help businesses communicate more effectively, economically and reliably. Selecting the right system for the business’s individual situation and needs is essential for successful implementation.

“Both premise-based VoIP and hosted VoIP phone systems are dramatically improving how businesses serve their customers, enable their employees and achieve greater levels of success,” says Walt Grudi, President of Grudi Associates, a leading provider of telecom and IT services in Central PA and beyond. “But understanding the technology, available options and the difference between VoIP Service and VoIP Phone Systems is imperative.”

Voice over IP service is phone service delivered over the Internet or a private IP network. Voice and multimedia sessions can be transmitted by digitizing the analog signal, encoding, creating data packets and transmission as Internet Protocol (IP) packets over a packet-switched network. A Voice over IP phone system is the equipment and software a business uses. The equipment can be premise-based or reside in the cloud, at a hosted data center.

VoIP solutions open up a broad range of capabilities and advantages to businesses, says Grudi. They range from cost-effectiveness, scalability and number portability to mobility, productivity, quality and functionality, which is one of the most attractive benefits.

Key VoIP functionality includes:

Panda Cloud Antivirus Version 2.2 Launches with Greater Protection Capabilities and a User Community Area

ORLANDO, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced the release of version 2.2 of Panda Cloud Antivirus, the first cloud-based antivirus, which now offers new features to deliver the most advanced data protection. Existing users of Panda Cloud Antivirus will enjoy all the new functions of the software through automatic updates for those with version 2.1.1 and earlier editions.

Version 2.2 draws on the experience of the community of Internet users from previous versions of the solution, and includes new features designed to protect personal data. Similarly, Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.2 includes “Community Labs,” a new area specifically established for more advanced users to access new features of the program for free during the pilot phase.

New Features in Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.2

New features included in the Community Labs area are strongly-focused on the security of users’ personal data, as well as safer browsing for children and disinfection capabilities of computers with Panda Cloud Cleaner technology.

UnitedLayer Increases Disaster Recovery and VMware vCloud Capabilities with New Fiber Backbone Project

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

UnitedLayer, a leading provider of managed hosting, private cloud, disaster recovery and colocation services, is proud to announce the completion of a new project to install a fiber backbone between its data centers.

The installation of this backbone will significantly increase UnitedLayers fiber capacity, allowing the hosting company to serve even more businesses. This new fiber cable will also allow UnitedLayer customers to enjoy reduced latency and higher performance.

Using this fiber backbone, UnitedLayer has greatly augmented the existing fiber capacity. UnitedLayers customers can now enjoy access to the various services and deploy hybrid architectures without sacrificing performance.

In a testament to UnitedLayers dedication to quality, the system was rigorously tested, ensuring our customers will have a quality and defect-free transport pathway, said Dell Stortroen, Chief of Engineering at UnitedLayer.

Were excited to increase our ability to take on new customers and offer our current customers reduced latency and increased fiber capacity. This will allow us to better serve their IT needs, using our rich product mix of colocation, managed hosting, VMware vClouds, Big Data solutions and DR said Abhijit Phanse, UnitedLayer CEO.

Innovative Disaster Recovery Solution at an Affordable Price

UnitedLayer specializes in customizable IT solutions; its latest innovation has been to architect an enterprise-grade SAN replication solution using open storage to reliably achieve customer Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) at a lower cost per GB. UnitedLayer has a highly consultative approach to Business Continuity Planning, including detailed processes to help clients identify and hit their RTOs and RPOs.

“Disaster recovery means something different to every company; therefore, the conversation about a client’s needs must be very consultative, and the solution is usually highly customized. UnitedLayer has developed a sophisticated process to help our clients think through their needs and identify the most reliable and cost effective solutions. We have a high performance nationwide network and datacenters across multiple geographies, which enable us to deliver enterprise-grade business continuity solutions across North America.” Mukund Chavan, VP of Software Engineering, UnitedLayer.

High Performance Private Cloud at a Great Value

UnitedLayer is taking its Private Cloud offering to the next level with a new, highly scalable, super-node architecture optimized for application specific performance delivering security, compliance, and on-demand provisioning at a very attractive price. UnitedLayer has the expertise to migrate complex enterprise IT infrastructure to an enterprise-grade Private Cloud hosted in one of its top tier datacenters offering expandable compute capacity, high availability and better scaling economics.

About UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer, LLC is a premier SSAE-16 Type II certified company that offers colocation, managed hosting, cloud computing, and business continuity solutions. UnitedLayer offers world-class datacenter facilities with extreme connectivity, coupled with technical expertise and thought leadership to solve complex IT problems. UnitedLayer has over 40,000 square feet of fully redundant conditioned datacenter space at 200 Paul in San Francisco, one of the most networked Internet points of presence in the world.

VKernel Announces First-to-Market VM Automation Capabilities

Andover, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2012

VKernel, the award-winning provider of enterprise-class performance, configuration and capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, announced today new automation features to its vOPS Server product line that boost both efficiency and improve performance of virtualized infrastructures. VKernels vOPS Server products now feature one-click auto-deployment of capacity reservations, automated risk assessment of VM configuration modifications, and automatic rollback capabilities for unauthorized environment changes.

Virtualization Requires Automation

The sheer complexity of todays virtual environments must require some measure of controlled automation for effective management. Without automation and since virtual environments generate a number of management tasks that require data centers it would be necessary to hire additional administrators as more VMs are created to manually enact required updates and changes. With the release of vOPS Server 5.0, VKernel extends the automation capabilities found in previous versions and includes the ability to automatically deploy VMs based on capacity reservations already identified. Previous versions of vOPS Server enabled the reservation of capacity for future VM deployments. vOPS Server 5.0 now allows for these virtual machine reservations to automatically trigger virtual machines deployments – successfully closing the capacity management process loop. These capabilities can also be connected to self-service cloud portals via API to enable automated cloud VM deployment processes.

According to a Gartner Report, Virtualization is Bringing Together Performance and Configuration Management, written by Cameron Haight and Ronni J. Colville, In virtual infrastructures, configuration and performance are inextricably linked, and will require an entirely new set of interdisciplinary processes and tools to ensure that virtual infrastructures achieve the desired levels of efficiency and cost savings that are found in traditional IT infrastructures.”

Automated Risk Assessment

Automation is essential to improve virtual environment efficiency, yet it can also have a significant downside to an environments operations if not implemented and monitored correctly. Virtual environments generate hundreds to thousands of change events every day from automated processes such as VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler or Storage vMotion. What used to be a laborious and very visible change such as opening a server chassis and adding memory, or migrating data from one SAN to another, is now a nearly invisible, instantaneous task that can happen hundreds of times a day automatically. Whether it is caused by automated resource schedulers or manual operator intervention, the physical data center is literally filled with a multitude of invisible hands, silently reconfiguring the environment without leaving a physical trace.

vOPS Server 5.0 features a new Change Analyzer module that is designed to collect, analyze and archive change data and then automatically assess the risk inherent in changes to the environment. The new Change Analyzer provides the auditing, tracking and risk assessment of the invisible hands in the data center while changes are made. Alarming is also available to alert users when high risk changes occur. vOPS Server 5.0 contains the capabilities to enable safe automation of the virtual data center.

Automated Change Reversion Undoes Unauthorized Changes to the Environment

Detecting abnormal changes is critical, but rolling back the change is almost as important. If, for example, changes are made in error by an administrator or automated process, or if a change such as an automated VM migration causes a performance issue, it can be difficult to identify the offending change to enable a rollback. vOPS Server 5.0 Change Analyzer tracks changes occurring within the virtual environment and allows for querying of where, when and who made the change. For many modifications, VM administrators can roll back the offending change with the click of a button.

The VKernel products have become a staple in how we monitor and plan our global Cloud infrastructure by providing powerful tools, native integration and must-have functionality, says Brock Mowry, Hosting Director of Global Support at Venturian Hosting, a leading provider of technology and consultative services headquartered in Miami, Florida.

According to Venturian Hostings CEO, Allen Firouz, We are looking forward to the new configuration management capabilities that will be available in this latest release of VKernels vOPS Server. These new features will help save several hours each month spent on automating configuration tracking that we previously had to undertake manually.

Additional Functionality

Additional functionality in vOPS Server 5.0 includes: