Jersey City , New Jersey – (The Hosting News) – July 25, 2008 – Managed hosting and security services company, is collaborating to provide startup companies with an opportunity for competitively priced, high-performance managed hosting services, with Sun Microsystems.
Sun’s Startup EssentialsSM program, offers cost effective services to startup companies with a platform of products designed to integrate with its hosting and managed services. Members with web hosting infrastructure and services that are housed in its data center facilities and backed by quality support, according to the company, will experience value and reliability, through a range of products, including the Sun servers, Solaris 10 operating system, and storage.
Robb Allen, CEO of DataPipe noted, ”We directly service both Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. This is a natural fit for us. Providing entrepreneurs with access to high value managed services will enable them to fast track their success.”
The new program was developed for existing software companies, with hardware, software, managed hosting services, security, reporting and patching, provided at no cost for up to 90 days, with an ISV Sandbox agreement. Also included, is a 99.5% Service Level Agreement on the testing and development infrastructure.
Juan Carlos Soto, Vice President of Global Market Development and Engineering at Sun Microsystems noted, ”Sun is excited to work with DataPipe to bring access to their world-class data centers and services in managing webscale infrastructure to next generation startups and web 2.0 companies. The Sun Startup Essentials program and our relationship with companies such as DataPipe gives startups access to vast technological and business expertise at a fraction of the cost required for such products and services.”
Recently, DataPipe secured $75 million dollars in combined credit and equity financing led by Goldman Sachs. DataPipe will immediately begin an expansion of its Somerset, New Jersey campus, which has the potential for 60,000 square feet of data center space. DataPipe is also pursuing significant expansion opportunities in London and China, according to the Company.
The Sun Startup Essentials program is designed to help eligible U.S. based startup companies get to market faster while conserving cash. The program offers its members a range of discounted Sun products and services, including its award-winning Sun Fire x64 servers and Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads technology, and Sun’s select StorageTek line of products, including modular disk arrays, NAS and tape storage products.
In addition to offering products and services to eligible U.S. based members, Sun also is offering free technical advice via email and access to free software such as Apache, MySQL and Perl (AMP) optimized to run on the Solaris 10 OS. Program members can also select the web hosting infrastructure from Sun partners based on Sun technologies along with services they need, in case they choose not to build and operate the infrastructure themselves. Sun develops technologies designed to power comprehensive markets, in more than 100 countries.
DataPipe has been in the managed services business since 1998, providing management of servers and applications, with predictable costs, reliable results and guaranteed service levels. DataPipe helps companies realize technology assets, enhancing ROI by enabling IT resources on demand extension. DataPipe’s Managed Security Services start with a comprehensive assessment of business security requirements, to protect hosted architectures.
To learn more about Sun’s web hosting program, please visit: www.sun.com/startupessentials.
For more information about Sun, please visit: http://sun.com.
To learn more, please visit: www.datapipe.com.