Friday, October 12, 2012

#NETWORKING: "CBeyond Touts Full-Service Cloud"

Enterprises already committed to Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization platform would do well to check out a new full-service cloud data center offered by CBeyond, which enables small to medium businesses to migrate without owning or managing their own servers: R. Colin Johnson

Here is what CBeyond says about its TotalCloud Data Center service: Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), the technology ally to more than 60,000 small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the launch of its new TotalCloud™ Data Center managed service. With TotalCloud Data Center, small and medium-sized businesses can now access secure, enterprise-class, customizable cloud services without having to purchase, configure, install and manage servers.

Cbeyond’s TotalCloud Data Center service is built on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V platform. It combines enterprise-class networking, storage and security to handle demanding, real-time business application workloads. Available in both public and private formats based on security needs, the service includes managed and monitored security features, backup services and round-the-clock infrastructure monitoring and support.

TotalCloud Data Center enables businesses to adjust storage, security and processing power individually to reflect changing business and operating requirements. Available features include load balancing, private firewalls and dedicated VLANs.

"With our TotalCloud Data Center service, businesses of any size can finally ditch their computer room and customize their own ideal cloud environment for business applications and processes," said Chris Gatch, chief technology officer, Cbeyond.

An early adopter of Microsoft’s Technology Adoption Program (TAP), Cbeyond was one of the first cloud services providers to include customers in beta trials of the latest Windows Server 2012 operating system in March 2012.

"Windows Server 2012 was built from the cloud up, based on Microsoft’s history of running large cloud datacenters and products," said Ian Carlson, Director, Product Marketing, Windows Server, Microsoft. "Groundbreaking storage capabilities, advanced Hyper-V virtualization functionality (including network virtualization), and multi-server management are just a few of Windows Server 2012’s features that offer customers of Cbeyond’s TotalCloud Data Center service a hosted cloud environment that lets them focus on their business instead of technology."
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