Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – July 26, 2007 – Self-managed, dedicated server products and services firm, Layered Technologies, Inc., along with grid computing and utility firm, 3Tera, have revealed a score of 42,540 by running the UnixBench benchmark on what is believed to be the industry’s largest virtual private datacenter, comprised of 443 CPUs, 920GB RAM, and 47 terabytes of storage, controlled with only a browser.
Virtual Private Datacenters are a utility computing solution for operating SaaS and Web 2.0 applications. They eliminate the need for datacenter co-location, private racks and managed hosting services by enabling users to assemble, deploy, monitor and manage all their infrastructure and applications using only a browser.
Peter Nickolov, CTO of 3Tera remarked, ”UnixBench result of 42,540 is unprecedented. It proves that our AppLogic grid operating system scales linearly on grids of commodity servers. We achieved this by running 649 instances of UnixBench 4.1- wht.1 on 443 processors. For comparison, the same benchmark on the same class physical server gives an index of 112 per processor, while a typical Virtual Private Server has an index of 20 to 50. That means virtual private datacenters scale linearly from 10 to more than 100 servers.”
Jeremy Suo-Anttila, CTO of Layered Technologies added, ”Scaling Web 2.0 applications has been difficult because each next step in performance required exponentially more money and hard to find expertise. Our demonstration has shown that virtual private datacenters make this problem go away. Up to at least 443 processors, enough horsepower to run any but the top 100 web services in the world, a virtual private datacenter scales simply and efficiently. When you need more performance, you simply add more servers. This makes it simple and affordable to build Internet scale services.”
Barry X Lynn, Executive Chairman of 3Tera and former CIO of Wells Fargo Bank offered, ”Today’s benchmark results are yet further evidence that the future of IT is being defined on the Internet. Linear scalability on commodity hardware at commodity prices is something that hasn’t been available to CIOs until now. It will have the same effect on the economics of running a datacenter as the Web had on the economics of sharing information.”
UnixBench is a recognized open source performance benchmark utility widely used to evaluate hosting platforms – both dedicated servers and virtual private servers. To provide results valuable to developers, the benchmark runs 11 different tests indicative of web application performance and provides a single combined score as a result.
The Virtual Private Data Center were showcased this week at the HostingCon event in Chicago. At 3Tera’s booth (Booth #101), attendees experienced the system firsthand and met with company representatives to discuss its benefits.
3Tera, Inc. is a grid and utility computing firm, whose goals is to simplify the deployment and scaling of Web applications. Named a 2007 Category Breaker by NetworkWorld magazine, 3Tera’s AppLogic grid operating system enables hosting providers to offer the first true utility computing services that completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. The operating system converts hosted commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually operate deploy and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code. Software-as-a-Service providers, Web 2.0 companies, enterprises and open source developers can now get new online services quickly to market by utilizing resources from commodity hosting providers on a pay-as-you-go basis, while maintaining complete control of applications including visual operation, scaling and on-demand resource provisioning.
Based in Frisco Texas, Layered Technologies, Inc. is one of the five largest global providers of on-demand hosting and utility computing solutions, providing dedicated, partially managed server hosting solutions, primarily for the small and medium-sized enterprise (”SME”) market. The firm provides customers with technology, infrastructure and support services designed to enable them to operate servers at secure Tier III/IV data centers, while saving capital and operating costs typically associated with purchasing and maintaining servers at co-location facilities. Layered Technologies servers and associated network facilities are used by customers to host a variety of Internet-enabled applications, including content and e-commerce web sites, software as a service (”SaaS”) offerings, online multiplayer games, shared web site hosting services, and streaming multimedia content distribution and delivery, among other applications.
For more information about 3tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.
To learn more about Layered Technologies, please visit: www.layeredtech.com.