Zunicore Cloud Hosting provides simplicity, affordable flexibility and
control to business customers
VANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - PEER 1 Hosting (TSX:PIX), the global IT
hosting provider, announced today that it has launched its public cloud
division Zunicore offering Zunicore Cloud Hosting. Built with the
business professional in mind, this solution offers users a high degree
of control and flexibility, and leverages the established
infrastructure of PEER 1 Hosting's wholly-owned FastFiber Network™.
Zunicore's professional-grade cloud service allows users to benefit from
customizable resource pools versus preset virtual machines, hands-free
auto-scaling, and transparent pricing. FairPlay Pricing™ guarantees
that customers pay only for what they use and are never locked into a
long-term contract. The complexities of managing the cloud have driven
many businesses away from the public cloud. Now, with Zunicore's simple
dashboard that show the user the resources being used, the amount of
resource remaining, and options to increase or decrease resources, it
is easier for companies to migrate to the cloud.
"Zunicore Cloud Hosting is built on the principle that a company should
be able to focus on controlling its core business, rather than on its
IT delivery vehicle," said Greg Rusu, General Manager of Zunicore.
"Zunicore provides users with a pool of resources and easy to use tools
that let users quickly and efficiently manage their cloud hosting
The core features of Zunicore Cloud Hosting include:
User-controlled environment: Customizable resource pools that allow users to increase or decrease
the size of their pool, or add virtual machines based on their business
needs. This type of control also provides Overdraft Protection against
the users hosting cost.
Data reliability: Unlike other cloud environments that utilize local hard drives for
storage at an additional cost, Zunicore offers persistent storage area
network (SAN) storage, which is more reliable, less susceptible to data
loss and offers higher performance - all at no extra cost.
Scalability: Hands-free autoscaling allows users to specify by how little or much
they want to scale their resources, based on user-defined thresholds
such as technical resources, cost, or both.
Minimized downtime risk: Several features help limit Zunicore's risk of downtime: availability
in PEER 1 Hosting's three geographically dispersed datacenters on two
continents, AnyCast DNS across PEER 1 Hosting's FastFiber Network™, persistent SAN and a Zero Downtime Network service level agreement
"Zunicore gives us advanced feature capabilities that allow us to meet
the specific and changing demands of our customers," said Douglas
Cebik, director of business development for Sorenson Media, the global
leader in video encoding and publishing. "In particular, we fully
appreciate the ability to scale our use of the Zunicore cloud and
create our own customized pool of resources, which allows us to
optimize the cloud resources for a given video encode preset and
priority. In addition, we can add and change any pool of resources in
real-time without interrupting an encode job. So, when we need
processing power to accelerate a video encode job, we can dynamically
change any given resource pool, in real time."
Zunicore Cloud Hosting is now available on the Zunicore website where
early users can sign up for a free 30-day trial. For more information
and to purchase Zunicore Cloud Hosting, please visit: www.zunicore.com or come check out Zunicore's booth (#622) at this year's Cloud Expo
from November 7 to November 10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in
Santa Clara, California.
About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world's leading IT hosting providers. The
company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its
commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance
10Gb FastFiber Network™ connected by 18 state-of-the-art datacenters,
21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North
America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering
outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers
worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365
FirstCall Support™. Info-Tech Research Group recently named PEER 1
Hosting as a "Champion" in its Canadian colocation and managed services
Vendor Landscape report, recognizing the company's strength in product
offerings and enterprise strategy in the global IT marketplace. PEER 1
Hosting's portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and Cloud Services through Zunicore. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada,
with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1
Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more
information visit: www.peer1.com or www.peer1hosting.co.uk.
SOURCE Peer 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.
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