Aliso Viejo, California – (The Hosting News) – April 9, 2007 – Utility computing solutions firm, 3Tera, Inc., along with self-managed, dedicated server products and services firm, Layered Technologies, Inc., has debuted Virtual Private Datacenters, a new utility computing service for SaaS and Web 2.0 companies.
Powered by 3Tera’s award-winning AppLogic grid operating system and operated by Layered’s new TheGridLayer division, Virtual Private Datacenters (VPD) eliminate the need for colocation, private racks and managed services by enabling subscribers to assemble, deploy and manage Internet-scale infrastructure and applications using only a browser and basic IT skills.
Michael Platner, CEO of Layered Technologies, Inc. remarked, “Virtual Private Datacenters offer complete control of Internet applications, providing users with unprecedented visibility into all aspects of their infrastructure. The system is so efficient, that for the first time SaaS and Web 2.0 companies can scale to profitability without requiring huge investments in infrastructure and IT operations. At Layered, we firmly believe that this is a disruptive change in the industry, and so–six months ago–we created a new division, TheGridLayer, to focus on this opportunity for our customers.”
Vlad Miloushev, President and CEO of 3Tera, Inc. added, “We’ve partnered closely with Layered Technologies because they share our vision of utility computing. Virtual Private Datacenters combine Layered’s world-class expertise in running over 12,000 servers with our cutting-edge grid technology to fundamentally change the way people build and operate Internet-scale infrastructure. Developers can now focus on building applications instead of configuring hardware, installing software, moving data or modifying code. With the VPD, all they need in order to have complete control of their applications is a browser and basic IT skills.”
TheGridLayer’s Virtual Private Datacenter is an advanced, enterprise-grade utility computing service that allows SaaS and Web 2.0 companies to focus on their business without worrying about scaling infrastructure. The Virtual Private Datacenter service utilizes 3Tera’s award-winning AppLogic grid operating system to enable users to deploy and manage entire N-tier applications on grids of commodity servers. This technological breakthrough makes it easy to visually assemble, deploy, monitor, control and troubleshoot Internet-scale applications from anywhere in the world using a browser. With their own Virtual Private Datacenter, SaaS and Web 2.0 companies gain ability to:
- Control infrastructure and applications with nothing more than a browser
- Deploy existing applications without modifying code
- Scale applications from a fraction of a server to dozens of servers in minutes
- Handle hardware failures automatically without losing data
- Add or remove servers and storage without disrupting applications
- Easily deploy and scale SaaS and Web 2.0 applications
International News Media, a Web 2.0 media company providing Internet marketing and content syndication services in Irvine, Calif., has been using the service for more than six months. Gabriel Kent, CTO of INM offered, “We moved all of our applications from a colocation provider into a virtual private datacenter and never looked back. Everything needed to create and deploy Web-scale infrastructure, including gateways, load balancers, web servers, clustered storage and databases, is available within a mouse click. Now, if I want, I can even manage our datacenter, deploy new applications and add resources while sitting at the corner coffee shop.”
Greg Howard, CEO of MyInternetServices.com, an online game hosting provider in Pasadena, California noted, “We wanted to provide value-added Internet services without the cost of owning and managing a datacenter. We carefully considered both equipment and operations costs, and whether it was possible to increase computing power and manage applications in real-time. We looked at Amazon’s EC2, but it required that we conform to their infrastructure model. TheGridLayer Virtual Private Datacenter allows us to run any Linux software we choose and manage our entire platform and applications remotely through a browser. We’re assured of universal high availability, on-the-fly resource provisioning and unlimited scalability.”
Andrew Schroepfer, Founder of Tier1 Research, a research group that tracks the competitive hosting, colocation, Internet services, and software-as-a-service markets for their subscribers added, “The need for a reliable, low-cost utility computing platform that can deliver Web 2.0 and SaaS applications is huge. With EC2, Amazon validated the pent-up demand in this market. As Tier1 Research predicted a year ago, 3Tera’s technology is enabling mass-market hosting providers like Layered Technologies to compete successfully in this new market.”
TheGridLayer Virtual Private Datacenter is available immediately in Bronze, Silver and Gold versions, each with progressively higher computing resources. Pricing starts at just $999.00 per month for a four-node Bronze system, and can be scaled to 48 nodes and beyond, on-demand. Potential users have an opportunity to experience a Virtual Private Datacenter live during an upcoming Webinar hosted by Nicholas Carr, author of “Does IT Matter?” on Tuesday, April 10th at 1:00 PM EDT.
According to the company, the AppLogic grid operating system is the first commercial platform designed specifically to enable true utility computing. 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. At the heart of AppLogic is 3Tera’s disposable infrastructure technology that makes distributed Web applications self-contained and portable, enabling them 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.
Layered Technologies, Inc. is a provider of self-managed, dedicated server products and services. Through bundling hardware, software, bandwidth, and Tier 1 datacenters, Layered Technologies serves clients in over 120 countries. Layered Technologies’ goal is to provide solutions that allow enterprise customers and small and medium businesses to tap instant on-demand hosting and utility computing.
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.
For more information on The GridLayer Virtual Private Datacenters and packages, please visit: www.thegridlayer.com.
To learn more about the free Webinar, please visit: www.xtalks.com/gridcomputing0704.ashx.
For more information about 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.