New Article Names 6 Technology Options to Improve Service and Enable Growth for SMB Retailers


Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

A new article from eMazzanti Technologies discusses rapidly changing retail technologies and identifies the benefits of adopting affordable, emerging technology options. The article helps businesses evaluate which changes are practical and their potential impacts on growth.

With todays rapid adoption of mobile technology and increased data security threats, five year old retail technology doesnt cut it, stated Carl Mazzanti, CEO eMazzanti Technologies. Retail businesses can do more to promote growth, increase profits and ensure survival with a technology refresh than almost anything else.

The informative article, 6 Technology Options to Improve Service and Enable Growth for SMB Retailers, lists options available today and already in use in some forward-looking SMB retailers. Below are a few excerpts. Click here for the complete article.

6 Affordable Retail Technology Options to Grow the Business

Here are six technology improvements a retail business can affordably implement to get ahead of the competition and position the organization for growth.

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Rackspace Announces Full Suite of Cloud Hosting Offers : Acquisitions of Jungle Disk, Slicehost and Launch of Cloud Files Enable Company to Expand Cloud Hosting Portfolio


AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2008

“Cloud computing offers tremendous benefits to our customers that complement our traditional managed hosting services,” said Lanham Napier, CEO, Rackspace Hosting. “Being a leader in hosting means being a leader in the cloud. Today, we made clear our intent to have the best suite of cloud offerings. Our new offerings are part of a strategy to bring cloud benefits to all businesses with simple, cost-effective products that everyone can use, backed by the best customer support that only Rackspace can deliver.”

Rackspace’s acquisition of two innovators in the cloud community, Slicehost and Jungle Disk, bring proven solutions to the suite including on-demand, virtualized servers and online storage software and services, respectively. Slicehost is a leader in Xen-based virtual machine hosting with more than 15,000 “slices” online today. Jungle Disk offers reliable cloud storage solutions that allow users to easily share an unlimited amount of cloud storage between multiple users through a secure, mountable network drive and automatic backup. Over time, Rackspace intends to integrate their capabilities into its complete hosting portfolio to provide business customers a suite of hosting solutions to meet all of their IT needs.

“On-demand computing is the new foundation of hosting,” said Jason Seats, founder, Slicehost. “Rackspace gives us the ability to expand the Slicehost offer and meet the needs of the corporate world whose interest in cloud technologies has only just begun. In addition, no one else shares our customer first service philosophy more than Rackspace. It is an obvious fit.”

“Rackspace is a natural fit for the next evolution of Jungle Disk,” said Dave Wright, CEO and founder, Jungle Disk. “We are creating a set of storage solutions that will help solve rapidly-growing storage problems for businesses. We believe that no one could take this solution to the business world better than Rackspace. Together we will push the cloud revolution and make simple and cost effective storage solutions available to businesses of all sizes.”

Rackspace is quickly developing one of the most comprehensive hosting solution suites ranging from dedicated managed servers and hosted email solutions to highly scalable cloud hosting and storage services based on open standards and technologies. Combined, IT departments and small businesses now have a full range of tools to power their computing needs.

Cloud Hosting Portfolio

Rackspace’s cloud strategy is supported by three core offerings, all part of Mosso, Rackspace’s Cloud Hosting Division. The company’s existing Hosting Cloud and CloudFS storage offerings have been re-branded to reflect the company’s newly integrated approach:

Cloud Sites — Rackspace’s flagship cloud offering, The Hosting Cloud, is now Cloud Sites. Developed by Mosso, Rackspace’s cloud division, it offers a scalable platform for handling huge traffic spikes and a pay-as-you-grow pricing model. Cloud Sites is a heterogeneous environment, supporting both Windows and Linux. Cloud Files — Rackspace’s internet-based storage service, CloudFS, is now Cloud Files. Cloud Files gives developers instant access to an enterprise-grade storage infrastructure and reduces overall investment and IT costs while providing infinite scalability. Cloud Files offers an industry leading SLA and a highly competitive pricing model with replicated storage starting at $ 0.15/GB. Also later this year, Limelight Networks will team with Rackspace to allow developers to easily distribute content to millions of end users around the world and bring scalable content delivery and application acceleration services to the masses. While continuing to support the Amazon S3 platform, Jungle Disk will port to Rackspace’s Cloud Files system in the coming months. Jungle Disk comes in both desktop and workgroup editions across the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Cloud Servers — This new hosting solution, which will deliver on-demand server capacity to businesses of all sizes, will leverage key technology developed by Slicehost, which uses Xen virtualization software. Slicehost will remain as the company’s developer brand, creating innovative new features driven through shared intellectual property in conjunction with development initiatives from Rackspace. As part of the announcement, Slicehost also announced new, larger slices for high performance computing, lower prices as well as IP sharing for high availability computing. Rackspace also announced widespread community interest in their cloud suite. A wide set of cloud tool companies have expressed intent to support the Rackspace cloud. The list of companies includes RightScale, CohesiveFT, rPath, SOASTA and Vertica. In addition, Sonian Networks, the leader in cloud mail archiving solutions, and Mailtrust, the Email Hosting division of Rackspace announced they had reached an agreement to offer low cost archiving to Mailtrust’s 100,000+ business domains. Through this agreement, Sonian Networks will also port their solution to the Rackspace cloud suite.

The purchase price of the combined acquisitions is approximately $ 11.5 million payable in cash and stock, with the potential for up to $ 16.5 million in additional payouts of cash and stock based on certain performance criteria.

For more information on Rackspace’s Cloud Hosting offerings, please visit: http://www.mosso.com.

About Rackspace Hosting

As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and

Grid Dynamics and GoGrid Partner to Enable On-Demand Mission-Critical Applications in the Cloud

Fremont, CA and San Francisco, CA (Vocus) April 15, 2009

Premier cloud computing infrastructure provider, GoGrid, a division of ServePath, announced its partnership today with Grid Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of scalable mission-critical solutions. The partnership addresses customers’ demands for developing, migrating and running applications in the cloud in a secure environment.

The strategic partnership between GoGrid and Grid Dynamics brings solutions utilizing Grid Dynamics’ industry best practices and GoGrid’s hybrid model of dedicated servers and cloud servers. These customer focused offerings are for those companies who are looking to:

1) Eliminate capital expense and increase adoption of pay-per-use model

2) Ability to run applications that are hosted off-premise

“We have been very impressed with Grid Dynamics’ reputation for innovation, and selected them as our strategic partner for application design & migration services,” said John Keagy, CEO of GoGrid. “Customers who are looking to move their mission-critical applications in the cloud will greatly benefit from the combination of Grid Dynamics’ expertise combined with GoGrid’s market-leading cloud offerings and hosting infrastructure.”

As cloud computing evolves, there is demand from customers to move applications to the cloud. There are very few best practices and experience available. Customers are looking for someone to guide them through this process. Grid Dynamics provides services making this transition easier.

“Our customers are facing enormous pressure to keep the business going, without adding significant costs” said Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Grid Dynamics. “Cloud computing holds a very compelling answer, but the adoption of the clouds for applications has been slow to take off. The reason can be boiled down to three things: concerns over security of data, immaturity of operational tools and lack of best practices. GoGrid’s technology combined with Grid Dynamics’ expertise enables customers to start moving their core applications to the cloud right now.”

Pricing

For pricing and additional information, please contact GoGrid. This solution can be purchased at Grid Dynamics also, please contact: info@griddynamics.com . Grid Dynamics offers fixed-price solutions.

About Grid Dynamics (http://www.griddynamics.com)

Grid Dynamics is the global leader in scaling mission-critical systems. We help customers deliver business systems that handle peak loads, scale on demand and always stay up. Using the latest advancements in grid and cloud computing, our customers turn monolithic applications into scalable services and static, underutilized server clusters into virtualized compute clouds. The results – better performance, higher availability, faster time-to-market and lower operational costs.

We are a full service consulting and engineering company covering strategy, architecture, design and development.

About GoGrid (http://www.gogrid.com)

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud” in the form of cloudcenters. GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to propriety standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrids award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, and ASP.NET. GoGrid hosts multiple open-source server operating systems including several Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expos Best of Show award.

For more information, please visit http://www.GoGrid.com and http://www.griddynamics.com .

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Grid Dynamics and GoGrid Partner to Enable On-Demand Mission-Critical Applications in the Cloud


Fremont, CA and San Francisco, CA (Vocus) April 16, 2009

Premier cloud computing infrastructure provider, GoGrid, a division of ServePath, announced its partnership today with Grid Dynamics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable mission-critical solutions. The partnership addresses customers’ demands for developing, migrating and running applications in the cloud in a secure environment.

The strategic partnership between GoGrid and Grid Dynamics brings solutions utilizing Grid Dynamics’ industry best practices and GoGrid’s hybrid model of dedicated servers and cloud servers. These customer focused offerings are for those companies who are looking to:

1) Eliminate capital expense and increase adoption of pay-per-use model

2) Run applications that are hosted off-premise

“We have been very impressed with Grid Dynamics’ reputation for innovation, and selected them as our strategic partner for application design & migration services,” said John Keagy, CEO of GoGrid. “Customers who are looking to move their mission-critical applications in the cloud will greatly benefit from the combination of Grid Dynamics’ expertise combined with GoGrid’s market-leading cloud offerings and hosting infrastructure.”

As cloud computing evolves, there is demand from customers to move applications to the cloud. There are very few best practices and experience available. Customers are looking for someone to guide them through this process. Grid Dynamics provides services making this transition easier.

“Our customers are facing enormous pressure to keep the business going, without adding significant costs” said Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Grid Dynamics. “Cloud computing holds a very compelling answer, but the adoption of the clouds for applications has been slow to take off. The reason can be boiled down to three things: concerns over security of data, immaturity of operational tools and lack of best practices. GoGrid’s technology combined with Grid Dynamics’ expertise enables customers to start moving their core applications to the cloud right now.”

Pricing

For pricing and additional information, please contact GoGrid at: sales @ GoGrid.com . This solution can be purchased at Grid Dynamics also, please contact: info @ griddynamics.com . Grid Dynamics offers fixed-price solutions.

About Grid Dynamics (griddynamics.com)

Grid Dynamics is the global leader in scaling mission-critical systems. We help customers deliver business systems that handle peak loads, scale on demand and always stay up. Using the latest advancements in grid and cloud computing, our customers turn monolithic applications into scalable services and static, underutilized server clusters into virtualized compute cloud. The results – better performance, higher availability, faster time-to-market and lower operational costs.

We are a full service consulting and engineering company covering strategy, architecture, design and development.

About GoGrid (gogrid.com)

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud” in the form of cloudcenters. GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to propriety standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrids award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, and ASP.NET. GoGrid hosts multiple open-source server operating systems including several Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expos Best of Show award.

For more information, please visit http://www.GoGrid.com and http://www.griddynamics.com .

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GoGrid and Stratonomic Partner to Enable Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 18, 2009

GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, today announced a strategic partnership with Stratonomic to offer Disaster Recovery (DR) in the cloud Cloud Recovery – for hosted web applications. With Stratonomic and GoGrid, anyone can have an affordable, enterprise-level DR environment set up and available in the cloud.

The process of setting up a DR site is straight forward and easy. Stratonomic builds and maintains the DR environment in the GoGrid cloud. This includes configuring database replication, file system synchronization, and a monthly verification with an actual transaction that ensures the DR systems are fully operational and ready to take traffic. Stratonomic can also provide robust cloud hosting solutions that involve fully active secondary points of presence in the cloud utilizing global load balancing and hybrid cloud solutions, allowing companies to burst their peak traffic into the cloud sparing primary systems from being overloaded.

Businesses typically agree that they want a Disaster Recovery solution but many are daunted by the high cost to setup and maintain a functioning DR site. In the past, DR implementation and management could cost nearly as much as your primary point of presence and can be a very expensive and time consuming an endeavor to create. The partnership between GoGrid and Stratonomic allows businesses to benefit from a DR solution that takes advantage of the elasticity of the GoGrid cloud. This means that businesses don’t have to manage additional server hardware resulting in substantial cost savings. Businesses only pay for what they use, making DR in the GoGrid cloud an effective and affordable DR solution.

“The GoGrid Cloud is an ideal on-ramp for companies looking to bolster their online presence, especially in conjunction with Stratonomic’s Disaster Recovery solution,” said John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid. “Stratonomic’s DR solutions within GoGrid provide unparalleled and critical peace-of-mind for any CTO, IT Manager or SysAdmin, ensuring that sites are always available, even when the unthinkable happens.”

“Stratonomic is excited to partner with GoGrid a leader in cloud computing” said Ben Sharma, CEO and founder of Stratonomic. “GoGrid’s outstanding cloud server and network infrastructure coupled with Stratonomic’s unique Cloud Recovery solutions offer the best possible solution in Disaster Recovery.”

Cloud Recovery Plans start at only $ 349.99/month and, depending on the service, includes:

Asahi Technologies Announces Premium Joomla Services to Enable Content Rich Websites


(PRWEB) July 17, 2012

A recent statistics report on top 100 successful e-Commerce sites, all the sites present rich content related to the products/services. Online shoppers expect relevant content data for their products on issues like feedback, expert reviews, warranty information, shipping rates, expected delivery timetables, additional product/service suggestions. Many e-Commerce experts say that lack of relevant content leads to shopping cart abandonment. The report also proved that websites that have focused on content have been successful such as Wal-mart, e-bay and Netflix.

To build a content rich website requires a powerful web content management system that needs to be flexible and stable. Many experts suggest Joomla framework for content rich sites as it is the most flexible, secure and stable framework currently. Apart from being free and open source CMS Joomla is flexible to create content-rich blogs, interactive portals, multi-language websites and online communities faster and efficiently. The Joomla content management system not only assists in managing websites, but also gives users the freedom to make changes in appearance and functionality in accordance to requirements. It can even be handled with little or no knowledge of programming.

A content rich website built with Joomla offers many advantages; the major advantage with Joomla CMS is that its maintenance requires little or no intricate coding knowledge, says Vinod Subbaiah, CEO of Asahi Technologies. Most popular tools are not intuitive for building a content rich site, and this is where Joomla, with its rich features, helps render a powerful e-commerce site. Businesses looking to go online increasingly prefer Joomla because of its extensive features for content. To help small and businesses get affordable solutions for content rich sites, Asahi Technologies has announced premium services for Joomla framework.

About Asahi Technologies

Asahi Technologies is a New York based web design and development firm that provides software consulting and development solutions to small and medium level businesses all across North America. Asahi Technologies specializes in responsive design, cloud computing, online marketing, mobile application development and open source technologies. Under the leadership of Mr. Vinod Subbaiah, who himself started his career as a software programmer, Asahi Technologies team comprises of experienced software professionals have extensive knowledge of technology covering B2C and B2B operations. The firms headquarters is located in New York City, NY.