Aliso Viejo, California – (The Hosting News) – February 3, 2009 – Utility, grid, and cloud computing solutions firm, 3Tera, Inc., has been named both a 2008 Top 10 Web Host Awards Best Cloud Computing Service, and as a Best SaaS Provider.
3Tera received the prestigious honor for a second consecutive year, confirming its leadership role as an innovator and enabler of new services to the hosting market.
HostReview’s Best Web Hosting Awards are based on the overall product offering, value, customer service and users’ reviews of the selected companies. Winners were at the forefront of technological innovation and exemplary customer service in the previous year and are the companies to look at in 2009.
Since 2006, the HostReview Annual Web Hosting Awards have grown to be one of the most prestigious hosting awards of its kind. The categories for the annual awards are updated every year, in order to reflect the changing technological and business landscape. Cloud computing is transforming the industry, and the current Annual Awards take this fact into consideration by presenting a new category for 2008 – Best Cloud Computing Services.
3Tera was selected as Best SaaS Provider, as well as Best Cloud Service, for the AppLogic cloud computing platform, which enables new market opportunities for hosting companies to offer cloud computing and virtual private data center solutions. For the full HostReview Top 10 Web Host Awards list, please see www.hostreview.com/top_10_year_awards_2008.html.
Darren Tabor, CEO of DevStart, network owner of HostReview offered, ”We chose 3Tera as one of our 2008 Best SaaS Providers and Cloud Computing Services award winners because its cloud computing solution had a tremendous impact on the entire hosting industry. The breakthrough AppLogic cloud computing platform allows hosting providers to enter new markets and offer highly scalable and affordable cloud and utility computing services attracting both small companies and big enterprises.”
Bert Armijo, Senior Vice President of sales and marketing, 3Tera, Inc. noted, ”We are honored to be recognized by HostReview as first-class enabler of SaaS and cloud computing solutions. Partnering with hosting companies and managed service providers has allowed us to deliver true cloud computing solutions that enable SaaS providers to quickly deploy and operate their applications on a highly available and scalable utility computing platform.”
In December, 3Tera chose Firstservis technology integrator, as the first reseller and distributor of its AppLogic cloud computing platform in Australia and New Zealand.
Cloud computing is dramatically changing the way applications are developed, delivered and deployed by everyone from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses and startups. Cloud computing customers will enjoy the following benefits:
- Time to market – AppLogic’s on-demand resource model increases the revenue opportunity, offers instant availability, and the ability to adapt to the needs of the business
- Lower CapEx – The cloud computing model leverages commodity hardware and eliminates unnecessary over provisioning, allowing a utility pricing model
- Lower OpEx – Administrators are freed from tedious manual provisioning and management of servers, so application operations are streamlined
- A turn-key system – high availability out of the box
- Cloud-burst – Resources within the corporate data center and in the public cloud on the internet can be leveraged, providing maximum flexibility in capacity planning
The AppLogic grid operating system is the first commercial platform designed specifically to enable true utility computing. The system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually deploy, operate and scale transactional web applications without any modification of code. At the heart of the system is 3Tera’s disposable infrastructure technology that packages applications with the definition of the infrastructure required to run them into self-contained and portable entities, able to run on any grid anywhere in the world. As a result, applications become completely separated from the hardware infrastructure traditionally needed to run them, allowing users to remotely manage their applications through a web browser and provision resources as needed.
Firstservis is a technology company who embrace a new way of delivering technology and services to some of the largest companies in the world. This typically involves the use of cloud, grid, and SaaS technologies and services, and the extensive use of agile techniques. They aim to make clients more Agile, Lean and Green, which results in higher quality solutions, reduced cost, faster time to market, and an awareness and reduction of client’s use of scarce resources in terms of energy, emissions, water, and waste.
3Tera, Inc. is the innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, simplifying the deployment and scaling of web applications. Named ‘Cool Vendor in IT operations, 2008’ by Gartner Group and one of the ‘Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008’ by ‘Linux Magazine,’ 3Tera’s AppLogic cloud computing platform enables the first true utility computing services to completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. AppLogic converts 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 and large enterprises 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.
To learn more about Firstservis, please visit: www.firstservis.com.au.
For more information about 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.