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The Public Cloud Sector Heats Up with ScaleMatrix and AppLogic

Concerns such as security and compliance have spurred growth in the private cloud sector

As mainstream cloud adoption picks up pace, concerns such as security and compliance have spurred growth in the private cloud sector. New offerings in this sector seek to balance the economies of scale that a public cloud can offer with the security and control that a private cloud offers. Whereas the original offerings in the public cloud space were cloud-washed hardware and software products haphazardly thrown together, several firms have introduced well-executed complete solutions that integrate all aspects of cloud infrastructure and scale with the needs of the end-user.

San Diego based ScaleMatrix is one such company that provides a revolutionary new private cloud solution. Built on top of AppLogic technology, the ScaleMatrix private cloud solution takes the virtual private data center concept to the next level, allowing you to deploy cloud services (and their underlying virtual infrastructure) as a single object. This ‘Virtualized Business Service’ approach to private cloud deployment has immense value to end-users in that you can deploy these services in a manner that is fast, redundant, repeatable and scalable.

Instead of a traditional IaaS deployment by components, ScaleMatrix allows you to drag and drop virtual appliances on a ‘grid’, link them together for connectivity and configure auto-scaling of resources. The system also auto-configures the virtual routing, firewalling and load balancing components ensuring that no mistakes are made. Better yet, since the entire Virtualized Business Service is an object, it can be copied and replicated to data centers across the US all within the same GUI. It doesn’t get any easier or more powerful than this.

ScaleMatrix provides you with the infrastructure and hardware and develops a complete solution “from cradle to grave.” ScaleMatrix also offers business continuity by providing grids in any of their data centers. Aside from the many pre-built application objects, you can ‘wrap’ your existing applications and deploy them to the ScaleMatrix private cloud solution for ease of scalability and replication. ScaleMatrix has a private 50,000 sq. ft. main data center in San Diego and 11 other data centers across the US. The proprietary rack design has a 1.3 PUE at a 12kW load. ScaleMatrix can even provide AppLogic training courses in their data center or onsite at your location. Because this is a true private cloud solution, only one customer uses physical resources allocated to them all the way to the switching level.

The ScaleMatrix private cloud solution is an excellent fit for SMBs up through Enterprises, MSPs, VPDCs and any company looking to eliminate capital expenditure in their IT budget and reduce operating expense.

Some of ScaleMatrix’s customers include:

  • A large financial firm needing a platform to test a new service that requires high levels of scalability and elasticity without spending millions on hardware and infrastructure related costs. Due to compliance regulations, no resources could be shared with other tenants. This is where a true private cloud solution shines.
  • A local MSP needing a complete solution to monetize their AppLogic grid and provide invaluable business and technology services without large hardware and infrastructure acquisition costs. ScaleMatrix is even developing an ‘App Store’ that MSPs can deploy with on-demand applications ready to be dragged and dropped into their clients’ AppLogic environments. This is cutting edge.
  • A telco provider needing a scalable and elastic solution for providing value added services like backup and webmail to their customers.
  • A local business wanting to do away with a server room and move to a solution where they could deploy their applications and scale as needed.

Head on over to the ScaleMatrix site (http://www.scalematrix.com/private-cloudinfluence/) to learn more about this revolutionary new Public Cloud Solution.

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Ernest is a technologist, a futurist and serial entrepreneur who aims to help those making IT related business decisions, from Administrators through Architects to CIOs. Having held just about every title in the IT field all the way up through CTO, he lends his industry experience and multi-platform thinking to all who need it. Creating a vision and executing it are two different things, and he is here to help with both. Seeing the forest and the trees at the same time is a special skill which takes years of experience to develop.

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