Aliso Viejo, California – (The Hosting News) – June 5, 2007 – Utility and grid computing solutions firm, 3Tera, Inc., has added application monitoring and multi-CPU scalability to its AppLogic utility computing platform solution, for SaaS and Web 2.0 applications, to provide improved resource utilization, visibility and control over application performance.
According to the company, AppLogic eliminates the need for co-location, private racks and managed services by enabling the assembly, deployment and management of infrastructure and applications using only a browser and basic IT skills.
Vlad Miloushev, President and CEO, 3Tera remarked, ”While a lot of people are beginning to talk about cloud computing, we already have users in production. AppLogic 2.0 extends the limits of utility computing by providing unparalleled transparency and control of application operation. SaaS and Web 2.0 providers can leverage these capabilities to constantly monitor application performance, network response time, resource usage and many other critical variables from anywhere in the world – using only a browser.”
Jeremy Suo-Antilla, CTO of Layered Technologies added, ”3Tera’s latest version of AppLogic introduces an even greater level of application control for our virtual private datacenter clients. We’re pleased that AppLogic is evolving in ways that increasingly enable SaaS and Web 2.0 providers to grow and self manage their virtual datacenter environments, allowing for quicker turnaround of ideas into viable products and better utilization of their datacenter infrastructure to meet their personal or business needs.”
Albert Wu, CTO of SilkFair (already using AppLogic) offered, ”3Tera is setting the direction for utility computing. AppLogic has already proven invaluable to our business when it enabled us to migrate to a new datacenter with a single command. We’re excited to start working with AppLogic 2.0 as soon as possible, since it greatly enhances manageability of grid applications and paves the way for further scalability. The point-and-click assembly of custom monitoring dashboards with a view into each individual component will be extremely helpful – not only in operation, but also in development and testing. The SMP support within virtual appliances, especially for scaling MySQL, will greatly enhance the performance and reduce complexity.”
Mark Morgan, VP and Systems Architect at Silvertip Laboratories Inc. (a stealth mode startup in enterprise software solutions for vertical markets) added, ”AppLogic has really impressed me. The way the system works has helped us move our roll-out plans forward. We’ll definitely be testing the 2.0 release. The addition of SMP support for virtual appliances, in particular – along with the excellent monitoring abilities, will allow us to scale and track performance without the usual over-provisioning and related costs. Moving our customers to production in a matter of hours, instead of the weeks or months that is typical in our market, will be a huge competitive advantage for us.”
Bert Armijo, VP of Product Management at 3Tera indicated, ”Utility computing is quickly becoming a popular way to run new online services; we’re seeing significant interest in AppLogic 2.0 from both new and existing customers. In order to provide the best possible support, we’re opening the first phase of our 2.0 Beta program to only fifty qualified users, who’ll receive a special promotional rate for the duration of the program.”
The first fifty users will get a Virtual Private Datacenter with 8 CPUs, 16GB RAM, 6TB Storage (before mirroring) and 8TB of monthly transfer at 3tera’s partner, The GridLayer (www.thegridlayer.com) for $1249/month, a 50% discount off the regular price.
New Features in AppLogic 2.0
- Application Monitoring provides unprecedented visibility into the operation and performance of customer applications. Every element of the application can be monitored simply by adding counters to a custom dashboard using the new monitoring GUI. Hundreds of variables are available as visual graphs that display the values of selected counters within the appliances.
- Multi-CPU support allows running SMP virtual appliances for processor-intensive software components like databases or JVMs. Each appliance can now have as little as 1% of a CPU and as much as 4 CPUs’ – a 400X range of resource utilization, allowing users to finely tune their application performance.
- Pre-packaged clustered LAMP stack infrastructure helps new users get a quick start. By simply adding the application code they can have a full-featured, scalable online application, complete with monitoring that can be scaled in production from a single CPU to more than 32 without modification.
- GUI enhancements include a web shell for accessing both virtual appliance and grid controller command line interfaces as well as balloon connections for easier infrastructure editing.
- A complete list of new features is available at www.3tera.com/applogic20.html.
3Tera, Inc. provides grid and utility computing solutions designed to simplify the deployment, operation and scaling of online services. The company’s AppLogic grid operating system was developed to allow web hosting providers to offer true utility computing that enables anyone with a browser and basic IT skills to operate dozens of servers, and hundreds of online applications, without owning and operating hardware infrastructure. 3Tera is a privately-held company headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California with R and D facilities in Silicon Valley, Israel and Eastern Europe.
To learn more about the AppLogic 2.0 Beta program, please visit: www.3tera.com/applogic20beta.html.
For more information about 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.