Compare the Cloud launches

(PRWEB UK) 23 August 2013

Compare the Cloud, an independent cloud computing comparison, information, and advice website, today announces the launch of is a free online resource where Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) have the opportunity to pitch for your businesss cloud computing requirements. In 150 words or less, each service provider has to explain why their cloud solution or technology will solve a particular business problem better than their competitors. Visitors to the site then have the opportunity to vote up pitches that resonate with them; and overall voting directly impacts the order of appearance of that provider.

The concept of the 150 word Cloud Pitch was spawned from a Compare the Cloud blog written in March 2013 by Paul Bevan – a Bloor Research Analyst, who identified the need for service providers to make the connection to their customers needs and aspirations and to articulate the benefits, or face the prospect of disappearing into obscurity – even if their offering is technically superior.

Luke Wheeler, Chairman of Compare the Cloud, explains further: The Cloud Computing industry is melting pot of exciting technological innovation from companies of all sizes and from every corner of the planet. There is barely an area of business information technology that isnt being revolutionised or reformed by cloud computing in some way. The flip-side of this is that theres a lot of confusion in the market place both from end-users getting to grips with new technology and whats out there, to the service providers themselves who are unsure of their messaging and their best route to market. Cloud Computing has to cross the chasm and make it into mainstream adoption where its trusted to support mission-critical operations by even the most risk-averse businesses, and to deliver an ROI to every department and stakeholder in a business.

Graham Spivey, Sales & Marketing Director of The Bunker a lead sponsor and supplier of web hosting to, adds: Compare the Cloud exists to simplify Cloud Computing, provider selection and the uptake of Cloud-based technologies. is an exciting and compelling proposition as it forces service providers to dispatch with techno-babble and marketing gloss – and to focus on their solution and the business problems it solves. It focuses the mind of the provider and is of significant value to end users. can be found at

About Compare the Cloud

Compare the Cloud is an independent Cloud Computing website offering service comparisons, blogs, news, advice, and other information resources. Compare the Cloud was established with the purpose of simplifying cloud computing for IT professionals and business stakeholders, promoting the uptake of cloud-based technologies, and creating a forum for promoting dialogue and the exchange of ideas between vendors and end-users. For more information, visit

About The Bunker

The Bunker provides Ultra Secure Cloud, Hosting, Colocation and IT Services from within the UKs most secure facilities, outside the M25 yet within easy reach of London.

At The Bunker, we put security first and keep some of the most demanding businesses Ultra Secure and available. Our data centres are former nuclear bunkers, upgraded with millions of pounds of investment in networking infrastructure, fire suppression, power and cooling.

Our approach is built on a culture of security we call it The Bunker ProtocolTM, which incorporates physical, human and digital security processes. Combining all three elements is the only way to ensure data is Ultra Secure against the variety of todays threats.

Its an environment that keeps businesses safe. From power outages, hacker attacks, malware, spyware, and computer viruses, to flooding, extreme weather conditions or terrorist threats, our unique approach to security covers all aspects to keep your data safe.

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Compare The Cloud selects FireHost for all hosting requirements

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 3 July 2012

Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today announced that Compare The Cloud, a leading and independent cloud authority, has selected to migrate all its hosting to FireHosts secure, managed, cloud infrastructure as a service. Compare The Cloud enables prospective cloud hosting buyers to evaluate the broad range of cloud computing solutions currently available in the UK market. Covering a broad range of subject matter from public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure, right through to connectivity and colocation, Compare The Cloud helps facilitate the process of determining which cloud services best suit individual business needs.

Last month, Compare The Cloud migrated over 400 webpages to FireHost servers, with full support from FireHosts team of expert engineers. Compare The Cloud provides incisive business and procurement advice to end users we dont have additional resources for managing and maintaining our hosting requirements, so fully managed support is absolutely imperative to us, said Luke Wheeler, Chairman of Compare The Cloud. The process of migrating our hosting with the technical support of FireHost has been seamless and were highly confident in the scalability and security of FireHosts solutions.

FireHost provides extremely secure and highly scalable cloud hosting from four data centres across Europe and the U.S. FireHost maintains a 100% SLA for network and infrastructure uptime and provides 24x7x365 managed support via online chat, ticket and telephone.

Its great to have a trusted voice like Compare The Cloud hosting in our London facility this implementation highlights precisely what we do well for clients, said Katrena Drake, director of European operations at FireHost. CAPEX versus OPEX benefits of moving to cloud hosting are widely accepted and understood, but many businesses still hesitant to adopt cloud infrastructure, due to concerns over security, support and data protection. FireHost leads the industry in all these areas, smoothing the transition to the cloud and enabling customers to take advantage of the business benefits it brings.

About Compare The Cloud is one of the most comprehensive cloud computing comparison services in the UK, committed to finding you the right solutions at the best price, and dedicated to saving you time and money without locking you into one vendor. We aim to continually evolve our cloud products and service offerings, so were always at the forefront of the cloud comparison industry, helping you make an informed choice. To ensure that our customers find the right cloud services at the right price, we work with a range of trusted providers and internet service providers to provide a real breadth of coverage across the marketplace. For more information about compare the cloud, please visit

About FireHost

FireHost is a secure cloud hosting company focused on protecting sensitive data and companies brand reputations with infrastructure built for security, scalability and performance. Customers with specific compliance or performance needs subscribe to FireHosts PCI, HIPAA or high traffic solutions, including some of the largest companies in the world, as well as many fast growing eCommerce, SaaS and healthcare IT providers. FireHost provides services from Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam.

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