NAKIVO Introduces Cloud Provider Program with Per-VM Licensing for Managed Services, Cloud, and Hosting Providers


Campbell, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013

Today NAKIVO Inc., #1 virtualization data protection software provider, introduces the Cloud Provider Program that enables qualified Cloud Provider Partners to license NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a per-VM, monthly rental basis. More details and Cloud Provider Program registration is available at http://www.nakivo.com/cloud_provider_program.htm .

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Traditional per-socket licensing is less optimal for businesses who want to offer data protection services to their clients. This licensing model has high upfront costs, adds regular maintenance costs, and is not granular enough for Managed Services, Cloud, and Hosting Providers who support their customers on a per-VM basis.

The new Cloud Provider Program enables Managed Services, Cloud, and Hosting Providers to extend their services to BaaS, RaaS, DRaaS, and BCaaS, attract new clients, improve client retention, drive new revenues, and become more competitive with most advanced technology and the lowest TCO solution.

The upcoming Enterprise Cloud Provider Edition will also provide a multi-tenancy feature, enabling cloud providers to manage all tenants from a single cloud provider user interface, while keeping tenant data separate and providing an easy to use self-service tenant interface as well. Learn more about upcoming features at http://www.nakivo.com/v4_overview.htm .

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pro is now available as a monthly rental in packs of 10 VMs to qualified Cloud Provider Partners, enabling them to protect the virtualized infrastructure of their customers onsite or offsite. With this simple month to month rental model, partners can more affordably create their data protection cloud services.

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With NAKIVO Backup & Replication I can manage data protection for our geographically distributed sites from a single Web interface without having the data to travel through the central server. I have not come across such a good centrally managed backup solution that is so easy to configure before,” said Graham Morse, Systems Administrator at Somerset Health Informatics Service.

“Because NAKIVO Backup & Replication can protect VMs at the customer site(s), offsite within our datacenter, and to public clouds, we are able to tailor protection services for onsite rapid VM recovery from local backup in case of a server failure, offsite within our datacenter in case of a customer onsite power outage, or with a public cloud in case of regional disaster, said Matjaz Antloga, IT Director at balkancloud.com. With NAKIVOs high reliability, performance, and affordability we have been able to expand our data protection services and produce new revenue while also improving customer satisfaction levels.

Cloud Computing Provider, GoGrid, Moves API Specification to Creative Commons Licensing Under a ShareAlike License

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) January 20, 2009

GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, LLC today announced the release of its cloudcenter API OpenSpec (open specification) under the Creative Commons ShareAlike license. This allows any Cloud Computing provider to build an API based on this OpenSpec, as well as to modify, share, and republish changes to the specification itself and profit from these efforts.

This innovative move reaffirms GoGrid and ServePath’s continuing commitment to the Open Source and Open License movement as well as setting an example in establishing open standards, transparency and commonality within the Cloud Computing Marketplace. Tools written to this OpenSpec standard will control both the GoGrid cloud platform and the products of other compatible cloud computing providers.

GoGrid is simultaneously releasing the GoGrid cloudcontrol command line utility, which exercises the functionality in the cloudcenter API OpenSpec. This utility is released under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) which enables the broadest adoption while also encouraging reuse and sharing in conjunction with the OpenSpec.

This release is in the spirit of the original IETF mission statement (RFC3935) that specifies the creation of standards based on “rough consensus and running code.” GoGrid actively encourages the support and interest of the Cloud Computing Community in further developing this OpenSpec and will be revising and working towards updating the cloudcenter API and the its OpenSpec in a manner that fosters the community, interoperability and ease of use.

“This OpenSpec for the GoGrid API shows our commitment to openness, standards and innovation in the Cloud Computing space. We’re the first Cloud vendor to actively allow other Clouds to copy our API, creating more competition while also deepening cooperation,” said Randy Bias, VP of Product Strategy of GoGrid. “This move will encourage collaboration in defining Cloud interoperability that will be important for both Cloud Computing vendors and their customers.”

Further information on the GoGrid cloudcenter API OpenSpec and license can be found at: http://wiki.gogrid.com/wiki/index.php/API

Information on the GoGrid cloudcontrol command line utility can be found at: http://wiki.gogrid.com/wiki/index.php/API:cloudcontrol

GoGrid’s Application Programming Interface (API) allows GoGrid users to programmatically control their GoGrid environments. While the existing GUI enables users to easily and quickly create complex network infrastructures, the addition of the GoGrid API provides the ability to:

skin their own GoGrid portals
retrieve real-time billing and usage information
script and chain various GoGrid commands for automation
instantly query GoGrid environments to retrieve variables about all objects
hook GoGrid functions into other computing environments or management tools
The GoGrid API is for Developers, System Administrators, SMBs, Start-ups, Web 2.0 companies and Resellers, providing them the freedom to control the GoGrid Cloud Infrastructure via the clearly documented public API. The GoGrid API uses a REST-like Query interface where queries are sent via HTTP GET or POST requests to the API server. API keys are easily generated and managed within the GoGrid portal, can have role-based access controls (RBAC) applied to them and are unlimited. The current API output formats are JSON and XML. All commands delivered via the API are immediately reflected within the GoGrid web interface. Users can, for example, build API scripts that “get” available unused IP addresses, “add” servers with the unassigned IPs, and “power” the servers up.

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

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet service 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. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid’s award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, ASP.NET, multiple 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, essentially a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo’s Best of Show in Product Excellence award.

About ServePath (http://www.servepath.com):

ServePath, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is the leading managed and dedicated hosted server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that need powerful Internet hosting platforms for their production environments. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network and guarantees uptime with a 10,000% guaranteed Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for eight years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified.

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Buying a Content Management System? Find Out Which CMS Licensing Model Is Right for You in Vasont Systems New White Paper


Emigsville, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2012

For organizations looking to buy a content management system, Vasont Systems new white paper entitled, “Perpetual License CMS vs. SaaS CMS: Which Model Is Right for You?” provides critical information for the decision-making process. It presents an extensive comparison of the CMS licensing models to help organizations choose which model will work best based on their specific requirements. The free white paper is available in the Resources section on their corporate website.

When shopping for a content management system (CMS), there are many factors to evaluate, including the CMSs features, functionality, and cost, as well as the quality of the services the CMS vendor provides to their clients. Another critical factor to consider is the licensing model. This white paper discusses the differences between a perpetual license content management system model versus a SaaS content management system model (software-as-a-service, a type of cloud computing), as well as a third model known as the hosted content management system. This analysis provides a comparison of the characteristics of each CMS licensing model, as well as the types of expenses incurred for each model. The paper also provides a list of factors that decision makers should consider when choosing a perpetual license CMS, a SaaS CMS, or a hosted CMS.

Current subscribers can access the white papers using their existing credentials. Visitors to the website can register for access to these and other white papers. Registration information is kept confidential and is never shared.

About Vasont Systems

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vasont Systems is a provider of XML content management software and data services, backed by more than 60 years of experience in the information management and publishing industry. Its Vasont