Provides hosting infrastructure for cloud applications providers
US web hosting company Peer 1 Network Enterprises Inc, which now also operates out of the UK, has launched a global cloud hosting service so that prospective cloud application providers can develop, test and run cloud applications on a high performance 10GB infrastructure.
Basically, the CloudXcelerator programme will let providers offer cloud applications on Peer 1’s global hosting infrastructure, and gives them access to the company’s managed hardware and network assets.
The web hosting company said, “As Peer 1 offers global hosting, with data centres across the globe, this programme lets cloud providers host with one company as opposed to hosting with different hosting companies to cover different regions.”
It is claimed that going with a single hoster will help providers bring cloud offerings to fruition faster, more reliably and much cheaper than other options.
Peer 1 is among the top five US web service providers, and has 15 data centres worldwide from which it offers a range of services from managed hosting and support services to dedicated hosting through its ServerBeach brand. It competes with the likes of Rackspace, NetBenefit and Savvis.
It has been announced today that UK-based ElasticHosts is the first to join Peer 1’s EMEA CloudXcelerator programme, enabling it to speed up roll-out of its cloud infrastructure products and be able to offer dual redundant availability zones in Europe.
The business provides cloud capacity for scalable web hosting and on-demand burst computing such as batch processing, development and test, and disaster recovery.