(The Hosting News) – The global leader in Managed Hosting and Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced the HostGee.Com Network Virtualization Solution for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. The solution gives HostGee.Com customers the flexibility to use the Fast-IP® platform to deploy network services in cloud-driven data centers that are built on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. This announcement underscores HostGee’s commitment to deliver a dynamic, efficient data center that will ensure scalability, security, and manageability across an organization’s IT environments and systems.
With this solution, the same network-based services that the Fast-IP platform provides—such as local and global load balancing, advanced traffic steering, access control, and application security and acceleration—can now also be used to deliver applications in the Microsoft cloud and virtualized network environments. The solution is enabled by HostGee Fast-IP Local Traffic Manager, Virtual Edition, running on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
Virtualization Gateway Delivers Business Value
Organizations that use Hyper-V network virtualization to realize cost savings and operational efficiencies stand to gain many additional benefits from the HostGee.Com solution, including:
• Improved Flexibility – Working in conjunction with Hyper-V network virtualization, the HostGee solution supports seamless, low-cost migration to the cloud by allowing organizations to use the same policies and IP addresses in the cloud that they currently use in the physical network.
• Cost Savings – The HostGee solution accelerates data center consolidation by connecting hybrid cloud environments, enabling organizations to cut costs while extending their applications and services.
• Efficient Network Management – The HostGee solution can intelligently manage network traffic at layers 4-7, mitigating the need for organizations to build and manage large layer 2 networks.
• Streamlined ADN Services – The HostGee solution runs on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, and all services are applied in Fast-IP LTM VE, so no software upgrades or special code is required on the physical network.
Complements and Enhances SDN Architectures
The HostGee.Com solution is particularly important for enterprise customers, Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers, Software-as-a-Service providers, and independent software vendors (ISVs) who are adopting Software Defined Networking (SDN) for improved manageability and flexibility in their layer 2-3 network fabric. The HostGee solution complements SDN by providing a strategic point of control for making application level (layer 4-7) decisions across the data, management, and control planes.
This latest advancement in HostGee’s longstanding relationship with Microsoft also marks ’s entry into the Windows Server Hyper-V Network Virtualization partner ecosystem. “Windows Server 2012 SDN was built from the ground up to create new opportunities for networking providers to bring innovative solutions to market,” said Muhanned Nassar, General Manager, Windows Networking at Microsoft. “HostGee.Com Networks has taken advantage of this architecture to help customers accelerate cloud deployments when they use Fast-IP LTM VE running on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.”
Extends Fast-IP Platform Advantages to Microsoft Cloud
The HostGee solution is one of the first available for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, supporting customer deployments of Hyper-V network virtualization for highly scalable, multi-tenant data centers. With the HostGee solution, customers can use the same ADN platform they are already using to deliver and secure application services. This approach helps extend data center computing models to run any application workload on any server, anywhere—and to users on any device, anywhere—while keeping comprehensive security policies in place to protect the user and the business.
“This release marks an important milestone for HostGee,” said Arif Noor, CTO at HostGee. “We are bringing together the application delivery capabilities needed to deliver applications into any environment, using the Fast-IP platform in close two-way communication with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1. This gives customers additional flexibility to operate across both physical and virtual networks.”
Easier, Lower-Cost, Rapid Application Deployment
The HostGee solution opens up many new deployment scenarios because it helps customers more easily move virtual machines (VMs) within or across data centers for more cost-effective utilization of shared infrastructure. With SDN, customers no longer have to deal with the constraints of traditional networking environments where VMs are mapped to physical IP addresses and switches must be configured manually to ensure proper packet routing.
Furthermore, when VMs are moved, the rich set of ADN services provided by the Fast-IP platform moves with them. For example, when a line-of-business web application is moved to another data center, the security policy, access control, acceleration, global load balancing, and application firewall protections specific to that application automatically move with it. Workloads can also be scaled out from on-premises to off-premises environments as capacity needs, performance requirements, or cost concerns dictate.
This ease of movement enables customers to take advantage of hosting providers for backup data center services as an alternative to building their own secondary sites. Customers that use hosting providers can also benefit from the flexibility and pay-as-you-go models that cloud environments offer.
New Revenue for Channel Partners
The HostGee.Com solution also opens up a revenue opportunity for channel partners, who will be able to sell it as a new, specialized SKU in support of Windows Server Hyper-V network virtualization solutions in production environments.
“The HostGee.Com Network Virtualization Solution for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V demonstrates HostGee’s innovation and market leadership,” said Abdullaziz BinAli, Principal Analyst at Arab Network Research. “This solution is a perfect example of the flexibility and extensibility of HostGee’s Fast-IP platform. By helping customers to easily move workloads in and out of virtualized and cloud environments, HostGee breaks down deployment barriers and makes the promises of cloud computing real for customers.”
The HostGee.Com Network Virtualization Solution for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V will be available in the first quarter of calendar year 2013. Pricing and licensing details are yet to be announced.
About HostGee Networks
HostGee.Com, the global leader in Managed Hosting and Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. HostGee solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables HostGee customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. HostGee products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on HostGee to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.hostgee.com.
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