iWeb First To Launch Guaranteed Managed Cloud Hosting Service
The service guarantees disk speed, system management, availability and
other elements often stated as barriers to Cloud adoption.
MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Canada-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader iWeb announces the launch of a fully-managed Cloud hosting service based on
The managed Cloud service is the first OpenStack public cloud deployment
in Canada and the first in the industry to provide guaranteed disk
speed as a standard, a key element of overall system performance. The
other key components of this breakthrough service are worry-free system
management, rapid deployment, Cloud elasticity, scalability and soon, a
robust application-programming interface (API).
“This service would not have been technologically possible even 12
months ago,” says Mike Gero, Director of Product Management. “When we looked at the
market we couldn’t find a cloud that met all our customers’ needs. By
engineering this cloud with the best vendors and technologies, we are
delivering something I am sure customers will enjoy and competitors
will envy. We truly believe this will meet our customer’s performance,
availability and support requirements. Due to our use of SSD drives our
standard disk performance is on average 2x that of other Cloud
providers and the security of customer data is maintained with data
replication and redundancy.”
Openstack infrastructure + iWeb’s network + Solid state disk drives
= Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS)
iWeb’s managed Cloud service is possible because it is provisioned on a
QoS-enabled centralized block storage engineered exclusively with SSD
drives. It is connected to iWeb’s rock solid network(1) and utilizes “Grizzly”, the most up-to-date version of Openstack.
Initial deployments of the service are fully-managed solutions, built
with the latest generation of processors, memory and CentOS Linux.
This is the first in a series of iWeb cloud products based on
Openstack. Several additional services are planned for the 3(rd) and 4(th) quarter of 2013.
According to iWeb President and COO Christian Primeau, “This is the cloud that our customers have asked for and our staff has
been very excited to develop, test and now deploy. It removes all the
barriers for customers wishing to upgrade to a Cloud infrastructure.
Reliability is built into iWeb’s DNA and this Cloud guarantees superior
performance without sacrificing reliability. We are extremely proud of
what we have built and pleased to bring it to the market.”
Information on the new Cloud offering can be found on http://iweb.com/cloud.
About iWeb (http://iweb.com)
iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 25,000 customers in more than 200 countries worldwide
to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s
online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated
among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance
and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.
1 iWeb's network continues to rank among the most reliable in the world and has achieved 100% uptime over the past 4 years, according to independent internet researcher Netcraft
SOURCE IWEB GROUP INC.