June 13, 2012
DALLAS, Texas, June 12 — SoftLayer, a leading provider of global, Internet-scale cloud infrastructure, today unveiled its new SoftLayer Private Clouds solution that provisions and configures full private cloud deployments on demand. These scalable, secure and high-performance deployments leverage the company's automated architecture, worldwide data center locations and private network, and customer-controlled infrastructure management system.
"For some time our customers have used our portfolio of dedicated servers, network resources, and virtualization options to build their own private clouds. Now, with SoftLayer Private Clouds, instead of starting at square one, you begin with a pre-configured cloud ready for whatever you want to do with it," said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. "We've built our Private Clouds solution out of our experience creating and managing our own cloud, and our unique capabilities in automating sophisticated deployments. At the push of a button you have a dedicated cloud at your command, with full access and control over every aspect, and the ability to scale infinitely, on demand."
SoftLayer Private Clouds streamlines ordering, enabling customers to simply choose the number of physical servers that they need as client hosts and then customize the configuration and resources for those servers as desired. In as few as two hours, SoftLayer's automated provisioning system will have automatically:
Additional features include:
SoftLayer's first Private Clouds solution is built on Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack. "We are proud to play a central role in this powerful new cloud-infrastructure-as-a-service," said Peder Ulander, vice president of Citrix. "SoftLayer innovates with solutions that make the cloud more accessible, affordable, and scalable and Apache CloudStack is the perfect match for that goal. The combined solution brings flexibility and ease of use while ensuring the control, efficiency, and scalability that dynamic private clouds require."
"This innovative new offering from SoftLayer is a testament to how they understand customer needs. Customers will benefit from the proven configuration and the speed at which SoftLayer will deliver it," said Bailey Caldwell, RightScale Vice President of Business Development. "We're delighted that RightScale and myCloud are available for cloud management of SoftLayer private clouds – it's an ideal fit with our existing ability to manage SoftLayer public clouds; now customers can manage both through a single pane of glass."
Availability & Pricing
SoftLayer Private Clouds will be available starting August 1, 2012. Pricing starts at $1,218 per-month for a base configuration including one management server, one host server, and associated software licenses.
About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer's modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a global network for secure, low-latency communications. With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer is the largest privately held infrastructure-as-a-service provider in the world with a portfolio of 25,000 leading-edge customers from Web startups to global enterprises. For more information, visit softlayer.com or call1.866.398.7638.
Source: SoftLayer Technologies
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