ioFlare, a New SSD Cloud Hosting Provider, Holding Open Beta and Giving Away 100 Cloud Servers


Montreal, QC (PRWEB) August 15, 2013

SSD powered Cloud Hosting is one of the hottest niches on the hosting market today and ioFlare who has been silently developing their business plan and infrastructure over the past 6 months is set to unveil a service offering lineup that will directly compete with the big boys in the niche.

ioFlares unwavering focus on providing a high performance service without compromise and at a price point that competes even with Digital Oceans base plan is what will quickly define them as a force to be watched. ioFlare is combining industry leading performance with a whopping 320gbps of ddos protection standard for every customer to use their service at no additional charge. This is sure to attract some attention in a world where ddos attacks run rampant and are costing businesses millions every month of the year.

ioFlare is kicking off their SSD Cloud Server Hosting business with an open beta where they will be giving away 100 of their base SSD Cloud Servers. This will server as a final test of service and infrastructure. The Open Beta is expected to begin at some point within the next 7 days and interested people are asked to keep a eye on ioflare.com as the servers will go fast once the doors open.

About ioFlare.com

ioflare.com is a new SSD Cloud Hosting provider that has been in constant development behind closed doors for the last 6 months. Ioflare is committed to no frills, no gimmicks high performance, high availability, Cloud Hosting solutions for professionals and enthusiasts alike.







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 Service Provider MTS Healthcare Achieves SSAE16 Certification


Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

MTS Healthcare, a leading healthcare cloud computing company, announces that it has achieved Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 standards compliance. The certification was awarded after a thorough assessment by auditors from KirkpatrickPrice, and demonstrates MTS Healthcares commitment to high-level security controls and operational excellence.

MTS Healthcare is one of the only organizations in the healthcare industry to have the entire organization certified, rather than just their data centers. This means their training, interface development, technical support and entire cloud service is certified to have the highest security protocols and operational management at all levels of the company.

With the achievement of the SSAE16 certification, MTS Healthcare can guarantee the best practices and controls are in place to protect our customers data, said MTS Healthcare CEO James Deck. For our customers, it means knowing we maintain the highest levels of security and controls, giving them invaluable peace of mind.

Audits were conducted in accordance to standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to test the operating effectiveness of controls considered necessary to provide assurance of data security. The review included interviews with relevant personnel to corroborate control placement and activity, an assessment of relevant MTS documentation and direct observation of control placement and activity.

Several layers of controls are in place to ensure maximum security and operational effectiveness at MTS Healthcare. All management duties are segregated and maintain guides consistent with security practices. Controls are in place to reduce the risk of theft, fraud and misuse of facilities. They also implement controls to protect assets from environmental risks and limit physical access to the computer equipment, system infrastructure and storage media to authorized personnel. In addition, all MTS employees are trained in security awareness including HIPPA compliance basics and HIPPA as it relates to MTS company policies and procedures.

SSAE16 certification will help MTS build trust with its customers, and ensure that their information is protected. This report ensures that all user organizations have access to the same information for their own auditing purposes, reducing their costs.

ABOUT MTS HEALTHCARE:

Founded in 2006, MTS Healthcare, a leading healthcare cloud computing company that works exclusively with healthcare organizations across the United States to reduce the cost and complexity of IT. For more information about MTS Healthcare, please visit http://www.mtshealthcare.com.

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Leading Business Continuity and Incident Management Provider Accepted as Government G-Cloud Supplier


(PRWEB UK) 24 June 2014

The acceptance means Vocals multi award-winning services are now available to government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, wider public sector bodies and arms length bodies through the governments CloudStore.

Vocals full suite of award-winning business continuity and incident management solutions will now be available to UK public sector bodies under the service classification SaaS (Software as a service) on a pay-as-you-go or yearly contract basis as part of the Government G-Cloud initiative.

G-Cloud, aka Government Cloud Computing, is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement of cloud based IT by public sector bodies with the aim of promoting cloud computing and making savings on technology government-wide.

Cloud services are “quicker, cheaper and more competitive” (1), said Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude when launching G-Cloud in 2012 with the intention of shaving

Cisco Partner and Managed IT Service Provider Brian Gifford & Associates Replaces Autotask With PROMYS PSA Business Automation Software to Support Aggressive Growth Plans


Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 05, 2014

Promys, a leader in enterprise professional services automation software for the IT Solutions provider industry, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Brian Gifford & Associates, a quickly growing Reno Nevada based IT Solution provider specializing in Managed IT Services, Professional Services, Hardware & Software Sales and Cloud Computing. Promys PSA software was selected in order to help Brian Gifford & Associates continue to scale by providing better visibility, accountability and audit trails for the business.

Autotask was a very good solution for us over the last four years, but as we’ve grown and the business has become more complex we’ve been facing more and more sales cycle management and procurement challenges. Our technical team splits time between our various lines of business, which has made accurate financial performance reporting difficult, which is compromising my ability to make well informed growth decisions,” said Brian Gifford, CEO of Gifford Associates.

“I saw several very strong reviews of PROMYS from larger IT partners, and it’s clear that PROMYS was designed as ‘Enterprise Business software’ for more complex Professional Services organizations. In addition to the traditional PSA functionality, PROMYS is very strong in areas such as forecasting/planning, real-time project costing, equipment handling, and reporting/analytics, which is critical for our continued growth,” continued Brian.

We’ve been very successful because of our dedicated group of incredibly talented employees. What sets our employees apart from the competition is their ability to understand complex technology and communicate in a simple straight forward manner. Which is why we’re consistently recognized by clients for our ability to exceed expectations. The new HTML5 device independent version of the PROMYS business software is going to allow our employees to respond even more quickly and accurately during customer interactions, whether they’re in the office or in the field, which is exactly the kind of competitive advantage we want to leverage, added Brian.

John Breakey, founder and former CEO of Unis Lumin, a Cisco Gold Partner and current CEO of Promys agrees, The business software that got you to 10 employees, is not necessarily the solution that’s going to get you to 25, 50 or 100 employees. At some point you need to review your operational infrastructure to make sure it can take you to that next level. The Promys enterprise business software for Professional Service organizations was specifically designed for companies with multiple lines of business, where the senior management team wants full visibility into all operational aspects of the business, as well having real-time access to information that will drive future growth decisions.

Promys also offers useful tools that help businesses determine the success of their existing processes to help them manage labor utilization, like their new Labor Utilization Quick Start Guide for service managers who want to maximize services profitability and get labor utilization under control.

About Promys

Promys is currently used by some of the largest IT Solution providers in North America, the UK and Australia. PROMYS was originally developed for a Cisco Gold/Master partner in 1998 to address the fundamental problem that IT solution providers face – how to tie professional services together with complex equipment solution delivery and multi-layered post sales support.

In 2003, Promys was spun off as its own corporate entity. Promys quickly added customers in the IT solution provider, systems integrator and managed services marketplace, including one of the largest and most recognized technology solution providers in the world.

For further information on Promys, please visit http://www.promys.com or call 1-866-728-2345.

About Brian Gifford Associates

Headquartered in Reno Nevada, Brian Gifford Associates is an IT service provider specializing in Managed IT Services, Professional Services, Software and Hardware Sales and Cloud Computing.

For more information on Brian Gifford Associates, please visit giffordassociates.net or call 775.284.7100.







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Cloud9Phone a Manhattan NY VOIP Cloud Hosted Phone Service Provider Announces the Opening of Their New White Plains NY Office to Better Serve Westchester County NY

White Plains NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2013

In response to their tremendous growth over the past three years in Westchester County NY, Cloud9Phone.com has opened a VOIP Support Office in White Plains NY to provide local VOIP installations & professional support services for their customer’s in Westchester County NY.

Mr. Lawrence Walsh, Managing Partner, states “At Cloud9Phone, our business model is all about client happiness. That is why we invest the time when setting up an account to learn about their specific telephone needs, then design the very best VOIP telephone solution to insure 100% satisfaction. Opening this office in White Plains NY allows us to better provide our growing customer base in Westchester County NY with local professional VOIP installation and professional support services.”

When asked who would benefit the most from the opening of their new VOIP Support Office in White Plains, NY, Mr. Walsh responded, “Our clients are small to mid-sized business, medical offices, real estate brokers, legal firms and multi-location franchise operators, who look to utilize modern technology to gain a competitive advantage and stream line their business operation. Many of our clients don’t have a dedicated IT or Telecom department and instead rely on Cloud9Phone to provide these crucial services. By maintaining a Westchester County NY VOIP Technical Support & Installation office we will be able to respond faster to their needs.”

Mr. Walsh said, “While telecommunication industry averages point to high cost and low customer satisfaction, our customers experience positive ratings for over 99% of their telephone interactions. Our unique approach to telecommunications enables our clients to listen, respond, and delight their customers in ways not possible before using traditional phone services.”

He went on to say that “Cloud9Phone is not just another telephone company, were the easiest and fastest way to great customer service. We provide our customers with the ability to make and receive calls from sleek IP telephone sets, computers, iPhone, iPads, tablets, smart phones, droids, laptops, anywhere there is an Internet connection. Clients can connect multiple offices, work from home or while on the road, its a telecommunications experience like never before.”

For more information about Cloud9Phone.com VOIP Cloud Hosted Telephone Services contact Lawrence Walsh at 914-595-2200.ext-101

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Cloud Computing Provider, GoGrid, Now Offers Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 19, 2008

San Francisco, CA, August 19th 2008 — GoGrid (http://www.GoGrid.com ), the leading service provider of Windows and Linux cloud-based server hosting, announced today the immediate availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 within its Cloud Computing infrastructure. Parent company ServePath is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and launched Windows Server 2008 dedicated hosting in February of this year.

With this release, GoGrid becomes one of the first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers to offer Windows Server 2008 “in the cloud.” The new Windows Server 2008 operating system from Microsoft sets new benchmarks for server stability, manageability, and security; therefore, interest from Windows Server customers wanting to try it out has been high. GoGrid customers can now deploy Windows Server 2008 servers in just a few minutes for as little as 19 cents an hour, with no commitment.

GoGrid is the Cloud Computing service that enables system administrators to quickly and easily create, deploy, load-balance and manage Windows and Linux cloud servers within minutes. GoGrid offers true “Control in the Cloud” with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for “point and click” deployment of complex and flexible network infrastructures, which include load balancing and multiple web and database servers, all set up with icons through the GUI.

Initial Windows Server 2008 offerings on GoGrid include both 32-bit and 64-bit preconfigured templates. GoGrid users select the desired operating system and then choose preconfigured templates in order to minimize time to deploy. Pre-configurations include:

Cloud Server Hosting Provider, GoGrid, States Windows is its Preferred Cloud Operating System Compared to Linux

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 13, 2008

Cloud Server Hosting provider, GoGrid, which has been providing Windows 2003 Servers in the Cloud since March 2008, confirms strong demand for Windows in the Cloud. Windows Cloud Servers accounts for approximately two-thirds of all Cloud servers deployed by customers within the GoGrid infrastructure.

GoGrid Windows Cloud Servers saw enthusiastic adoption since the initial launch of GoGrid in March with Windows Server 2003. In mid-August 2008, GoGrid was first to market with Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud. GoGrid parent company, ServePath, is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and SAS70 Type II certified which includes the GoGrid products as well.

GoGrid will be exhibiting at the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC) where it will announce exciting developments and features specifically targeted towards Windows developers. The PDC is Microsoft’s premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects and is the event to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, exchange ideas with fellow professionals and hear about upcoming Microsoft Server related products.

GoGrid provides Cloud Hosting solutions for Windows developers and partners with a wide variety of Windows 2003/2008 Cloud Servers. On GoGrid, Windows Servers can be instantly provisioned with options that include:

32 and 64-bit Windows Server 2008
32-bit Windows Server 2003
IIS 6.0 & 7.0
ASP.NET
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, Workgroup and Standard Editions

“The demand for providing Windows in the Cloud is incredible” says GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, adding “Back in March, 2008, it was critical for us to launch a complete Cloud infrastructure in order to capitalize on that tremendous Windows demand. GoGrid is currently the only Cloud Infrastructure Provider offering a complete Windows environment in the Cloud.”

Keagy’s statements have been echoed by Paul Sterling, 2008/2009 Umbraco MVP and principal of Motus Connect who was searching for a Cloud provider to support Umbraco, a Windows-only Content Management System (CMS) based on Microsoft’s ASP.NET.

“We’re thrilled with the ‘you can do this now’ state of Umbraco on GoGrid” said Sterling, evangelist for Umbraco as a platform. “We looked at all the offerings and found that only GoGrid provides the flexibility to run the Umbraco web services on IIS/Windows and the Umbraco database on mySQL/Linux.”

Because Windows users and developers frequently leverage the rich Windows user interface, GoGrid web-based portal provides the familiar and easy-to-use environment that Windows users are accustomed to. The GoGrid Graphical User Interface (GUI) and iconography allows for “point and click” deployment of complex, instant and flexible network infrastructures, which includes free load balancing and multiple web and database servers, and, coming soon: Cloud Storage. Of particular interest to Microsoft partners is GoGrid’s public Application Programming Interface (API) which developers and partners utilize to programmatically control their GoGrid infrastructure and that of their clients.

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

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” 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 server environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud.

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

ServePath 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 six years and operates its own San Francisco data center.

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GoGrid, the Largest Windows Server Cloud Hosting Provider, Broadens Windows Server 2008 Offering with PHP Stacks


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 27, 2008

Cloud Server Hosting provider, GoGrid, today announced the immediate availability of Windows Server 2008 with PHP 5 in the Cloud. These new GoGrid Cloud Server configurations allow developers to run both PHP and ASP.NET code concurrently and easily. Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7 is the only platform that supports mixed application environments and running these within the GoGrid Windows Server 2008 Cloud allows for the consolidation of Web Applications on a single platform.

The following 32-bit Windows Server 2008 Cloud Servers are currently available for instant deployment using either the GoGrid Web Portal or GoGrid API:

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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