Hosted Solutions has expanded its suite of application hosting and management capabilities, the company said today, including support for leading business applications, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, WebSphere, WebLogic and JBOSS. The move helped the company build upon its core colocation and managed services offerings, and work more closely with companies interested in outsourcing in-house applications.
“By moving deeper into the stack and providing a greater range of services, such as applications hosting and support, we deliver greater value to our clients," said Christopher “Kip” Turco, Hosted Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer. "They, in turn, are far more likely to regard us as their trusted partner, ready to help them solve a full scale of business challenges. We’ve seen a significant level of interest in this offering from our customers.”
One of the early adopters of Hosted Solutions' new offerings is Motricity, which provides data solutions to mobile operators and content providers. Those services include functions in key areas needed to ensure consistent uptime, featuring more than 100 terabytes (TB) of backup and storage, Oracle RAC administration, dedicated account management and security to meet PCI compliance standards.
"There has been a notable trend in hosting providers looking up the stack and trying to determine how to evolve their hosted solutions in concert with the increasing demands of the new breed of SaaS and complex customers," said Antonio Piraino, Research Director -Hosting & Cloud Computing, Tier1 Research.
"Those service providers that are able to provide service levels around these core applications are quickly gaining a greater level of trust by their customers," he added. "This represents a huge opportunity as the comfort level grows as users understand the reliability and range of services that can be deployed with greater speed, efficiency and at a lower price point than doing it themselves; allowing these firms to devote more of their attention to their core competencies."
Hosted Solutions, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, was acquired last year by private equity firm, ABRY Partners for $140 million dollars.