|[February 05, 2013]
Crucial Cloud Hosting Launches Blaze, a Guaranteed Performance Cloud Built with OnApp and SolidFire
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
has announced that it was selected, along with SolidFire,
to help Crucial
Cloud Hosting launch Blaze - a new high-performance cloud service
that offers guaranteed performance for storage-intensive applications.
Blaze combines the OnApp Cloud platform and control panel with
SolidFire's all-SSD storage system.
Traditionally, the best way to guarantee storage performance for a
hosted application has been to run it on a dedicated server. With OnApp
and SolidFire, however, Crucial has created a high-performance cloud
that offers guaranteed Input/Output Per Second (IOPS) for each
application. Using the new Blaze cloud, Crucial customers can specify
IOPS for their hosted applications, and control their cloud service with
OnApp's intuitive cloud control panel.
Crucial's Managing Director, Aaron
Weller, said: "The combination of SolidFire's all-SSD storage
systems and the OnApp Cloud management platform allows us to provision
storage with guaranteed performance levels, all backed by our proven
commitment to the highest levels of security, service and technical
expertise. Now, customers have complete control over their cloud
environment and can use the OnApp control panel to change the
configuration of their server in real-time."
Crucial is targeting its new Blaze cloud at companies using dedicated
servers to ensure disk performance for their hosted applications,
enabling them to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of
cloud hosting while guaranteeing storage performance. Crucial is also
targeting companies such as online retailers and digital agencies, which
can reduce cost by scaling their cloud service on demand to respond to
promotions, or as their business needs change.
"Today's applications need to be fast and available, no matter what the
demand - and that is exactly what OnApp and SolidFire have helped
Crucial to deliver," said OnApp CEO, Ditlev
Bredahl. "By evolving their infrastructure with OnApp Cloud, and
SolidFire's all-SSD storage, Crucial can meet the growing need for cloud
services that can handle the most demanding applications."
Although developed initially for Crucial, the OnApp/SolidFire platform
integration that powers Blaze will be available to other cloud providers
in the near future.
About Crucial Cloud Hosting
Crucial is a leading Australian supplier of Cloud Hosting solutions
which differentiates its offerings by providing businesses with
guaranteed performance levels and outstanding customer service.
Established in 2003 and privately held, Crucial partners with global
companies like Hewlett-Packard, Equinix (News - Alert) and NTT to leverage the latest
technology developments in order to give its customers a competitive
advantage and enhance their online experience. See www.crucial.com.au
for more information.
OnApp software powers cloud, CDN and storage services for companies all
over the world. OnApp products include OnApp Cloud, a complete cloud
management platform for service providers and enterprises; OnApp CDN, a
unique federated CDN platform for service providers; and OnApp Storage,
a low-cost, high performance distributed SAN for cloud environments.
OnApp launched in July 2010, has more than 115 staff across the EU, US
and Asia-Pacific, and can be found online at www.onapp.com.
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