Flexiant sponsors Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit

Flexiant is proud to announce we are sponsors of the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit by Tier 1 Research.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel
London UK
Do Not Miss The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit Europe!

The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit – Europe is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, senior IT architects and financial professionals come together to learn, network and map out strategies for today’s rapidly changing marketplace. The program at the Summit provides a complete overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the hosting and cloud industries in a power-packed one-day format, covering areas such as hosting and datacenter infrastructure, enabling technology, customer expectations, partnering, and mergers and acquisitions.

We are very proud of our association with Tier 1 Research & the 451 Group and look forward to welcoming you at the Summit.

For more information, please visit

http://www.hostingtransformation.com/eu/2010

or contact Robert Karssiens on

rkarssiens@flexiant.com

Flexiant sponsors Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit

Flexiant is proud to announce we are sponsors of the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit by Tier 1 Research.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel
London UK
Do Not Miss The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit Europe!

The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit – Europe is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, senior IT architects and financial professionals come together to learn, network and map out strategies for today’s rapidly changing marketplace. The program at the Summit provides a complete overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the hosting and cloud industries in a power-packed one-day format, covering areas such as hosting and datacenter infrastructure, enabling technology, customer expectations, partnering, and mergers and acquisitions.

We are very proud of our association with Tier 1 Research & the 451 Group and look forward to welcoming you at the Summit.

For more information, please visit

http://www.hostingtransformation.com/eu/2010

or contact Robert Karssiens on

rkarssiens@flexiant.com

FlexiScale 2.0 full commercial launch

The eagerly awaited next generation of Europe’s first cloud platform, FlexiScale 2.0, launches today, having successfully completed a two month beta test. FlexiScale 2.0 is a complete, bottom-up re-write of market leading FlexiScale, a dominant player in public cloud platforms since 2007.

Flexiant targets SME and start up market with next generation cloud platform

FlexiScale 2.0’s leading-edge technology enables start-ups and SMEs to grow from one server to one thousand servers in seconds – critical for organisations offering streaming video, social networking or SaaS, and ideal for a wealth of other applications.

FlexiScale 2.0’s pay-as-you-go virtual dedicated servers can be up and running, or taken down in less than 60 seconds, ensuring businesses can rapidly shape their IT resources in response to dynamic market conditions. With no long-term commitment or capital expenditure, FlexiScale 2.0 facilitates clear focus on core business activities by reducing time, energy and effort spent on IT provisioning and investment.

Powered by Flexiant’s flagship technology “Extility”, FlexiScale 2.0 has a very user-friendly look and feel making operating the functionally enriched FlexiScale 2.0 an empowering experience. Current users of FlexiScale will see immediately that Flexiant has responded to market demand and remain clear leaders in provisioning viable, business-enabling technology.

Key new features include:

  • A completely revised graphical user interface;
  • A richer API for programmatic server control;
  • Substantially reduced charges;
  • Highly accelerated initial boot times;
  • Virtual Data Centers to enable customers to organise their own array of servers;
  • Ability for customers to attach, detach, resize, snapshot, image and clone virtual disks;
  • Ability for customers to create their own servers from uploaded images; and
  • VNC console support to diagnose boot or connectivity issues.

Customers can fire up as many servers as they want. These can be based upon either an OS or appliance images from Flexiant’s own library, a customer uploaded image, or a clone of an existing customer server. Flexiant’s advanced storage system means there is no long OS installation cycle; however the server is built, it will be available in seconds. Servers in the virtual data center can be built either through Flexiant’s intuitive web-based user interface or using its comprehensive API, allowing users to control the servers programmatically.

Tony Lucas, Founder of Flexiant, explains: “Our existing FlexiScale customers are very important to us and we know they will love the improvements and new features of FlexiScale 2.0 that the Extility technology suite has enabled.

The OS agnostic FlexiScale 2.0 supports MS Windows Server and all common versions of Linux. Each customer has their own VLAN and their own virtual disks giving security and network QoS. Flexiant provides a fully monitored system, fully automated hardware recovery and instantaneous backup and restore capabilities through disk snapshots.

Reseller opportunity

Since FlexiScale was first launched in 2007 it has built up a strong customer base; now Flexiant is offering to the web-hosting reseller market and to IT service delivery companies the opportunity to utilise its technology.

Flexiant’s FlexiScale 2.0 Resellers and Affiliates will be able to rapidly leverage their existing customer base to take advantage of FlexiScale’s platform independent infrastructure, bringing immediate improvement to bottom-line performance, whilst delivering highly dependable world-class services to their customers.

Tony Lucas comments: “FlexiScale 2.0 delivers an excellent commercial opportunity for technology resellers to deploy wide ranging high quality services to their existing customers, whilst enabling them to compete more effectively in this very challenging industry. We are very proud of bringing this innovative, leading edge technology to market.

Flexiant launches cloud computing working lunches

Flexiant has launched a series of working lunches aimed at data centre managers and hosting providers to explore the bottom line value that cloud virtualisation can bring to their organisations, and importantly, how this can best be delivered to their customers. The first event will take place on Wednesday, 9 June in London and it is estimated that 20 industry leaders will take part. The second working lunch has been confirmed for 6 July in London and more dates are expected to be announced.

Robert Karssiens, Director of Sales & Marketing at Flexiant explains: “By bringing together industry peers and experts, our aim is to cut through the jargon and demystify the cloud. There is considerable hype about the cloud and this has led to a degree of confusion in the market place. What we want to do is to help data centre managers and hosting providers understand the principles and the practical steps needed to offer their customers a cloud computing infrastructure.” Flexiant has brought together three of the most exciting companies working in this space today – 3PAR, Cohesive FT and Zeus – to collaborate on the development of a top to bottom “best of breed” cloud platform. This highly flexible, infinitely scalable platform is specifically architected to reduce complexity, drive down costs and improve competitive edge. All four companies share a commonality of approach and believe the unique combination of their offerings provide real opportunities for data centre managers to drive down the cost of capital expenditures and reduce time to market. Karssiens continues: “The core technologies of all four companies are complementary and together can provide an end to end cloud solution that is both pragmatic and agile. We are extremely excited to be bringing together such a powerful group.”

Extility is Flexiant’s licensed virtualised cloud platform, delivering all the benefits of real-time server estate management to end-users through its unique user interface and API, allowing provisioning and reconfiguration of servers in seconds or minutes rather than hours, days or weeks.

3PAR® is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized, highly efficient, and dynamically tiered storage arrays built for utility and cloud computing. The company delivers an agile and efficient alternative to traditional storage through the application of internal, array-based virtualization, thereby cutting total cost of ownership (TCO) for storage by up to 50%.

CohesiveFT has been providing enterprise-grade virtualisation and cloud products since 2006 (Elastic Server and VPN-Cubed). Its early participation in the market provides it with the expertise to help enterprises understand the real benefits of cloud computing from assessment through to deployment.

Zeus software enables users to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services. Businesses that demand a flexible, robust and secure web infrastructure use this award-winning software to manage their web-based application traffic.

The events will take place throughout the UK and places are strictly limited. To find out more or to attend please contact us at sales@flexiant.com or on +44 (1506) 606 000.

Flexiant launches book store in the clouds

Flexiant is very proud to announce the launch of our new bookstore, offering a wide range of books to suit All People Resident In Livingston, Flexiant’s Original Office Location, prior to its global launch.

Flexiant is a leading supplier of pay-as-you-go utility computing solutions, both as a public platform (FlexiScale) and as a licensed product for data centre owners (Extility). Reversing the footsteps of our esteemed competitor Amazon, it is our pleasure to launch this book shop today as a completely natural progression from being a utility computing provider.

Visit Flexiant’s book store at http://books.flexiant.com/