Aliso Viejo, California – (The Hosting News) – May 18, 2007 – Self-managed, dedicated server products and services firm, Layered Technologies, Inc., has introduced an open beta of its new utility storage offering, Strongbox, which stores and serves large volumes of various content types, in an available and scalable environment.
Jeremy Suo-Anttila, CTO of Layered Technologies, Inc. remarked, ”StrongBox provides users a private environment to upload, store and serve static content. Unlike competing services that require custom code or API access, StrongBox can be remotely mounted on client systems, allowing it to appear on the local computer or server. You can literally drag and drop files into Strongbox from your desktop. Plus, you can set up the service with as little as 10 GB of data and then can scale to huge amounts of content, up to 8 TeraBytes almost at will.”
According to the company, StrongBox is designed to simplify operations of online services by allowing to both store data and serve it using the built in services and protocols. For example,a music service can store thousand of album cover and concert images and serve them directly from StrongBox, avoiding the cost and complexity of scaling their website. This not only reduces the cost of storing the collection but lets them focus on the user experience instead of scaling their web site. Strongbox also provides an excellent solution for online backup, use with blogs, forums or other Web 2.0 applications.
StrongBox is powered by 3tera’s AppLogic utility computing environment and is accessed via an intergrated Virtual Private Network (VPN) server endpoint, creating an encrypted tunnel between StrongBox and your computer or remote server(s). All files uploaded can also be placed in the public or private web shares or held in a private non web accessible location. The system also allows you to use rsync, rdiff-backup, rdist, ftp, sftp, scp, Windows File sharing, NFS, Web Based File Manager and more. Strongbox also allows you to both Push and Pull data from remote hosts. With additional scripting users can enable Strongbox to pull data in with rsync, rdiff-back, WGET, Perl-LWP or similar scripts. The Grid Layer will be accepting 25 x 10GB Perspective beta users. Upon sign up for Strongbox, preference will be given to users from the shared web hosting, Web 2.0 and Enterprise communities.
Layered Technologies, Inc. is a provider of self-managed, dedicated server products and services. Through bundling hardware, software, bandwidth, and Tier 1 datacenters, Layered Technologies serves clients in over 120 countries. Layered Technologies’ goal is to provide solutions that allow enterprise customers and small and medium businesses to tap instant on-demand hosting and utility computing.
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