Hostway’s New FlexCloud Servers Provide Enterprise-Grade Compute Capacity in the Cloud

Offered with new pricing model

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Hostway Corporation, an infrastructure and Web-application hosting service, has released FlexCloud Servers, a scalable, on-demand cloud computing solution that combines the flexibility of a public cloud with the reliability and performance of an enterprise grade virtual environment. Hostway delivers a pay-as-you-grow, elastic, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure that can be self-provisioned and administered 24 hours a day, giving the customer full administrator access and complete control to scale individual computing resources.

FlexCloud Servers were designed to be flexible and reliable hosting solutions. A Web-based management console enables users to create and self-manage multiple clouds, automating the administration of resources including server instances, CPU/RAM/Disk, IP addresses, security, and load balancing. Public- and private-image libraries facilitate saving and cloning of images, user-initiated snapshots save multiple states, and backups are automatically scheduled and performed. With FlexCloud, provisioning takes minutes, enabling near-real-time availability of resources to meet growth and variability requirements.

Unlike most public clouds, FlexCloud Servers incorporates high-availability features including automated failover of instances, fully redundant host, network, and storage hardware, and enterprise-class storage area networks to increase performance and reliability. With FlexCloud, users sacrifice neither speed nor reliability to gain the flexibility of true cloud computing.

To further encourage users to experience the benefits of FlexCloud, Hostway is offering a pricing model called automatic price protection. With this model, pricing will automatically be set at the lower of the usage-based or fixed monthly rating. CIOs can realize the best of both worlds -- pay as you go for low or variable utilization with the predictability of a fixed monthly cap on the amount that a resource will cost. Price protection is virtually unheard of in the industry today.

FlexCloud Servers can be ordered online starting November 18 at www.hostway.com/cloud-servers/.