Cloud News: HP, Platform, Nirvanix, Yottaa

HP powers a SAP cloud, Platform Computing cites strong demand and launches Symphony 5.1, Nirvanix offers Sideloader for cloud migration, Yottaa launches web optimization service.

John Rath

April 29, 2011

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

HP powers a SAP Cloud. HP (HPQ) Enterprise Services announced it is among the first partners to become an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services in support of SAP solutions. The delivery of SAP applications is provisioned from HP Hybrid Delivery Cloud Services. Receiving this certification gives SAP customers assurance when using HP cloud services that the solution will deliver a highly reliable architecture, rapid provisioning and increased flexibility. SAP's extensive audit includes reviews of a services provider’s technical, physical, management and logical security processes supporting SAP applications and must be recertification every two years.  “Through its cloud services and Hybrid Delivery Cloud platform, in support of SAP solutions, HP gives application service providers the ability to meet their business users’ needs quickly and cost-effectively without sacrificing reliability or quality," said Michael Ressemann, global head, Outsourcing Services and Solution Delivery, SAP.

Platform Computing gains momentum and launches 5.1.  Platform Computing announced strong momentum and continued revenue growth in the financial services market and the general availability of the latest version of Platform Symphony version 5.1. Platform noted that global demand for cloud, cluster, grid and MapReduce solutions doubled year over year and they have signed numerous Fortune 500 accounts.  "This increased interest is a direct result of the concern over data explosion, a lack of scalable environments, insufficient capacity to run complex analytics in real-time and enterprise-wide contention for computing resources, particularly among financial services firms. Platform is well-positioned to provide firms with the efficiency and dynamic compute power needed to operate in today’s volatile market conditions, and our growth over the past year proves that the time for high performance data centers has come," said Peter Nichol, General Manager at Platform Computing.

Nirvanix launches Sideloader.  Nirvanix announced new Cloud Sideloader technology that empowers customers to migrate files from these cloud service providers directly into Nirvanix’s cluster of enterprise-grade storage data centers. "With the recent issues facing many cloud providers, customers need a better solution for data availability," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. "In response to the rapid increase in customer requests, Nirvanix is releasing this capability to help them transfer their data out of less reliable providers and into any of our seven globally distributed data centers. Data can be directly transferred from other cloud providers and into Nirvanix with no inbound bandwidth charges.

Yottaa launches web optimization service. Cloud-based Web Performance company Yottaa announced the private beta of a cloud-based Web Performance Optimization (WPO) service that helps businesses double their website speed with just a few clicks, resulting in faster browsing, improved conversions, and better search engine results. Using a global elastic multi-cloud network and its patent pending cloud routing technology, Yottaa Optimizer optimizes Web pages in real-time, using more than 100 techniques such as domain sharding, CSS spriting and content delivery network (CDN) balancing. "Web-based businesses understand that visitors to their sites have a 'need for speed,' but many are held back by the complexity and expense of manual optimization," said Coach Wei, co-founder and CEO of Yottaa. "Yottaa Optimizer empowers businesses of all sizes with a simple but powerful solution that instantly accelerates website performance, and unlocks business value for Web teams." GigaOm notes that Yottaa uses 11 different cloud services and during the Amazon outage they were able to reroute AWS operations to other clouds.

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