(The Hosting News) – Leading VMware hosting provider StratoGen today launched an appeal for wider transparency in the cloud hosting marketplace alongside improved service level agreements.
It is widely acknowledged that cloud adoption by mid to large size enterprises is being held back by a perceived information fog that surrounds cloud offerings in the current market. The latest research from Pearlfinders IT Index also found that more stringent SLAs were crucial to increasing the uptake of cloud services.
Karl Robinson, Sales Director at StratoGen said “Many of the largest cloud hosting providers are offering poor or even non-existent service level agreements, which is having an on-going damaging effect to the industry. The recent spate of high profile outages has helped to reinforce the view in some quarters that cloud is unsuitable for mission critical applications.”
An increasing problem facing cloud adopters is the lack of detailed information regarding many cloud platforms. Service providers increasingly do not disclose the details of their underlying hardware platform, nor the physical location.
“Withholding basic information such as the structure or hardware profile of a cloud is a clear barrier to entry for larger businesses” commented David Elliott, Technical Director. “We are calling today for full disclosure of hardware and location specifics to allow businesses to make an informed decision .”
StratoGen are a leading provider of VMware hosting services based on enterprise grade components including NetApp SAN storage and HP blade systems.
Cloud hosting environments with StratoGen come in the form of virtual datacentres, which are particularly well suited to private cloud deployments. Organisations can build out their virtual datacentre with virtual machines, routed networks and firewalls using a powerful web based portal or API.
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StratoGen is a leading VMware hosting company with a worldwide client base and award winning cloud platform. StratoGen hosted VMware products include a 100% uptime service level guarantee.