Phoenix NAP Launches Secured Cloud Offering

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Data center service provider Phoenix NAP today released Secured Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service offering featuring enterprise hardware on the back-end and a flexible interface that allows customers to easily create “white label” clouds for resellers.

Secured Cloud utilizes VMware, Cisco Nexus, F5 Networks, Cisco UCS, and NetApp technologies in its cloud stack, not commodity servers. The user interface (UI) enables rapid creation of virtual machines, simple management of virtual resources, and in-depth reporting of virtual assets, along with load balancing options and chargeback management functionalities.

“This public cloud offering we believe is unlike many other solutions in that it combines true enterprise-grade technologies on the back-end with a user interface that is simple enough for non-technical users and robust enough for tech-savvy individuals,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. “The UI is a big part of the experience with cloud solutions. We wanted to make a system that provided all the right functionalities, but did not require advanced IT knowledge. But ease-of-use is only one aspect of our solution.

“By combining the UI with trusted virtualization technologies, and layering in a pay-as-you-go pricing model, we are establishing a service that allows for any user or business to quickly convert IT capital expenses to operational expenses,” said McClarty.

Phoenix NAP’s Secured Cloud solution can also be completely white labeled to reflect specific company branding or colors.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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