San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – May 1, 2008 – Utility and grid computing solutions firm, 3Tera, Inc., recently demonstrated at the Web 2.0 Expo, for the first time, the foundations for its Cloudware Computing without Compromise architecture.
The cloud computing technology and utility computing services, were developed as a flexible solution, empowering customers to build and run large-scale applications in the cloud without compromising their choices of operating system, middleware, security, location, architecture and vendors.
Cloudware is based upon technology proven in 3Tera’s award winning AppLogic grid operating system. The Cloudware architecture incorporates the fundamental building blocks used in developing today’s most popular applications: storage, computing, connectivity, security, and how they all relate to each other in a far reaching architecture for building an open cloud computing system. Cloudware is intended to be vendor agnostic so that any third party vendor’s software can be incorporated in a Cloudware-enabled system. The new architecture will initially support the most popular operating systems – Linux, Solaris and Windows – and is targeted toward clients who want to explore the extreme scale and flexibility of cloud computing infrastructures quickly and easily.
Some of the upcoming features include adding support for Solaris and Windows to the existing support for Linux; choice of multiple data centers worldwide, pre-built MySQL clusters, database replication appliances and NAS integration with third-party storage solutions.
Peter Nickolov, President and CTO, 3Tera, Inc. noted, ”The Web has succeeded by allowing each individual or company to add their own unique capabilities to the system. Cloud Computing should develop the same way, and 3Tera is demonstrating that there are no architectural obstacles to doing so. Giving developers the ability to write and design their applications and services with whatever software and architecture they choose is at the heart of Cloud Computing without Compromise.”
Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO, 3Tera, Inc. remarked, ”With Cloud Computing without Compromise, small shops can have the most modern, world-class IT infrastructure and can grow dynamically as their businesses grow. Enterprises can always have available the resources they need while only paying for what they consume.”
Todd Abrams, COO and President, Layered Technologies, a 3Tera hosting partner commented, ”With the introduction of Cloud Computing without Compromise, hosting your application in the cloud just became incredibly easier. Customers not only have the ability to choose their own operating system, middleware, security, vendors, location, etc., they also get their own personally customized virtual private datacenter.”
James Staten, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research in a recent report stated, ”If you have vast data center resources, and application deployment is a core competency of your business, leveraging cloud architectures can help make your IT shop more responsive to business needs. Is Cloud Computing Ready For the Enterprise, Forrester Research, Inc., March 2008. Many hosting providers – and several enterprises – are building clouds using 3Tera AppLogic, a grid engine that has evolved into full-blown cloud computing infrastructure software. This technology works across physical and virtualized servers (sitting below the OS) and has built-in high availability, virtualized storage, and per-use reporting.”
3Tera is currently working with major hosting providers and data center operators in USA, Europe, Japan and Australia to offer together a choice of multiple locations worldwide for the Cloud Computing without Compromise architecture.
Oliver Hurst-Hiller, CTO of DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit teaching organization added, ”We’re looking forward to moving our Web system to the highly scalable and flexible Cloudware platform. As a small organization, it can be a challenge to manage the up-front costs and technical complexity of traditional infrastructure technologies when you need to scale rapidly, especially in response to the spikes in Web traffic that often result from media coverage. 3Tera’s AppLogic gives us cost-effective agility and control of our computing infrastructure so we can move at the speed of the teachers and donors we serve.”
3Tera, Inc. is a utility and cloud computing developer, 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 offers the AppLogic grid operating system that enables the first true utility computing services to completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. The operating system 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, 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.
To learn more about cloud computing, please visit: www.3tera.com/cloud-computing.
For more information about 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.