Terremark Worldwide (TMRK) has launched The Enterprise Cloud, a new 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 says the Enterprise Cloud will allow customers to "deploy fully configured production servers in minutes, dramatically reducing implementation times usually measured in weeks." The Enterprise Cloud infrastructure is PCI compliant and meets rigorous standards including SAS 70 Type II and HIPAA. Terremark is not publishing pricing info for the new service.
"Terremark's Enterprise Cloud clients buy a dedicated resource pool of processing, memory, storage and networking, from which they can deploy servers on demand," said Randy Rowland, Senior Vice President of Product Development for Terremark. "This 'Gigahertz and Gigabytes' model gives customers more flexibility and agility over the traditional server-based model, allowing for a precise and dynamic allocation of computing resources as needed."
Customers using the Enterprise Cloud will be able to dynamically provision and manage server resources using the new Infinicenter web portal software. A variety of preconfigured server roles are available using the Microsoft Windows, Linux and Sun Solaris operating systems. "Bandwidth on demand" is available from more than 160 global carriers, according to Terremark. Infinicenter also provides reporting about resource utilization and application performance.
Infinistructure is a utility computing platform developed by Data Return. Terremark acquired Data Return last year, and has deployed Infinistructure at its massive NAP of the Americas data center in Miami. The Enterprise Cloud will use server and storage hardware from HP, IBM, Cisco, VMWare and 3Par.
"The future of I.T. is in the cloud, and we're proud to bring this flexibility, scale and control to enterprise companies," said Manuel D. Medina, Chairman and CEO of Terremark. "Our enterprise customers are now armed with a revolutionary new way to acquire, provision and manage enterprise infrastructure."
"Enterprises have begun to embrace cloud computing as the leading edge of innovative IT solutions," said Daniel Golding, Vice President and Research Director for Tier1 Research. "The key differentiators between cloud solutions that will win and those that won't are ease of management, rapid provisioning, support for common operating systems, and tight integration with storage and security. Cloud services that can deliver those requirements are on the fast track to enterprise acceptance."