Hotelier Picks Terremark's Enterprise Cloud
August 20th, 2008 By: Rich Miller
Preferred Hotel Group will use the Enterprise Cloud from Terremark Worldwide (TMRK) to provide disaster recovery services for its mission-critical applications, including its online reservation system, the company said today.
The Enterprise Cloud is a managed infrastructure service running on Terremark’s Infinistructure utility computing platform. The new cloud computing service seeks to marry the advantages of Amazon’s utility computing platform – especially scalability and rapid deployment – with enterprise-ready reliability to support mission-critical applications.
“Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud provides us the flexibility and control to provision our IT infrastructure to service the real-time needs of our business,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, Executive Vice President, Preferred Hotel Group. “By purchasing a dedicated pool of computing resources and allocating them as needed, we can respond in real-time to situations that may affect our operations.”
The Enterprise Cloud uses a multi-tenant management software, known as digitalOps, to allow customers to manage virtual machines in Terremark’s data center much as they might manage physical servers in their own. The service will be sold in “slices” of computing capacity, and billed by processor megahertz with allowances for RAM and storage.
“We look forward to working with Preferred Hotels Group in support of their disaster recovery needs,” said Barry Field, Senior Vice President for U.S. Commercial Sales for Terremark, who said the company is “ideally suited to meet Preferred Hotel Group’s dynamic needs, as our Enterprise Cloud services enable enterprises to dynamically provision infrastructure to meet precise computing needs in minutes instead of weeks.”