August 14, 2013
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 14 -- Tier 3, a provider of public cloud infrastructure and cloud management tools, today announced the general availability of several new self-service cloud networking features across Tier 3's federated network of nine data centers around the world. The new services help enterprises manage cloud deployments more efficiently, with less manual effort. Self-service capabilities are essential to unlocking the promise of cloud computing. Without them, IT remains a barrier to projects and new corporate initiatives. But when coupled with on-demand and scalable resources, self-service functions empower developers and other users to create and manage their own workloads.
With the new enhancements from Tier 3, users can architect expansive network configurations in the public cloud that closely mirror the enterprise-class networking common to internal data centers. Consequently, a wider range of enterprise applications can be moved to the cloud without compromising security or compliance. The new capabilities include the self-service creation and management of load balancers for web applications, virtual LANs (VLANs) for building secure n-tier systems, site-to-site VPNs, and custom IP ports for edge firewalls.
"We all read about 'the cloud price wars,' but precious little focus is given to the human cost of IT. The time and expense of highly skilled workers performing mundane tasks consumes far more budget than public cloud services for most enterprises today," said Jared Wray, Founder and CTO of Tier 3. "That's why self-service features and the removal of these tedious functions are so important to our customers. These self-service networking tools will help them increase business agility, and more importantly, re-allocate human capital more effectively within their organizations."
The new features are a boon to Tier 3's white-label and reseller partners as well. With an increase in self-service functions comes a corresponding decrease in support tickets for their operations teams. Servicing customers becomes far more economical.
The new features are available immediately to all Tier 3 customers, and may be deployed across the company's network of nine federated data centers around the world.
Overview of New Features
Users may configure these enterprise-grade networking functions with Tier 3's intuitive Control Portal interface. Previously, these features were only available upon request, and required manual effort to enable. Highlights of the new networking services include:
About Tier 3
Tier 3 is a complete cloud management platform for mid-tier to large enterprises, as well as SaaS providers. To bring even more value to customers, Tier 3 has combined elements of the traditional enterprise cloud market with those of cloud management platforms. Tier 3's suite of cloud products and services include advanced management and orchestration enabling our customers to run workloads ranging from simple development and test environments to the most complex and demanding enterprise applications. The Company is based in Bellevue, WA, with regional presence in multiple locations in North America and Europe. www.tier3.com.
Source: Tier 3
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