Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Carmen Gonzalez, Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: @CloudExpo

@CloudExpo: Press Release

Host Color Launches Cloud Hosting Services

Creates Competitive Advantages for Small-Business Owners

On Thursday Host Color has announced the launch of new Cloud Hosting service plans. The company announced it started working on a Cloud infrastructure in February, 2010.

The company uses Kernel-based virtual machines, which serve as processing nodes in an hosting infrastructure powered by Fuscan Linux Cloud. The web host runs an EHA, a software automation layer of Fuscan, which enables it to provide High Availability cPanel/WHM based Shared Cloud accounts. Host Color said in its news release that its cloud infrastrucure model creates competitive advantages for small-business owners and allows them to:
- Manage cloud accounts with cPanel's 'Domain Owner Panel'
- Use WHM 'Root and Reseller Admin Panel' to create and manage Reseller Cloud Hosting accounts
- Use load-balanced IP based virtual hosting as a service part of cPanel Cloud accounts;
- Share the resources of a large cluster of virtual machines
- Host their websites on a Fault-Tolerant Cloud storage area network (SAN) replicated for redundancy
- Have an 'Archive copy' of their Cloud hosting account
- Save a huge amount of money on annual basis on software licenses and system administration, needed for a virtual machine maintenance
- Host 100 or more websites on a load-balanced cluster
- Use redundant network and premium bandwidth
- Get their websites hosted in a secure virtual hosting environment protected by dedicated SSL certificate

"We are glad to announce the Host Color Cloud, a highly available, load-balanced IT Hosting service delivered from a fully redundant cloud infrastructure, automated for cPanel/WHM", said Martin Andreev, a VP of Operations of Host Color LLC. "We are proud that made moving to the clouds simple and risk-free for everyone. Site owners who like cPanel/WHM can now take advantage from Cloud computing, without a need to change the way they used to manage their websites and online applications", added Mr. Andreev.

Host Color's cloud infrastructure consists many processing nodes connected to a shared storage area network (SAN). The web hoster uses InfiniBand as communication link between all components of the system for high performance. All cloud accounts are hosted on a storage area network replicated for redundancy and share resources of the whole system. The web hositng provider guarantees an operational continuity of all services - HTTP, FTP, E-mail, DNS, Database, etc. When a server part of Host Color Cloud has to be added, removed, configured or reconfigured, the system's load-balancer authomatically reconfigures the system and takes the failed servers away from the cloud.

Fuscan Linux Cloud platform ensures redundancy on a software level (transparent service failover) for Host Color Cloud, while the Supermicro Datacenter Blade hardware technology and InfiniBand provide a hardware level (power, cluster interconnect) redundancy for the company's infrastructure.

More Stories By Liz McMillan

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


CloudEXPO Stories
In an age of borderless networks, security for the cloud and security for the corporate network can no longer be separated. Security teams are now presented with the challenge of monitoring and controlling access to these cloud environments, as they represent yet another frontier for cyber-attacks. Complete visibility has never been more important-or more difficult. Powered by AI, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System technology is the only solution to offer real-time visibility and insight into all parts of a network, regardless of its configuration. By learning a ‘pattern of life' for all networks, devices, and users, Darktrace can detect threats as they arise and autonomously respond in real time - all without impacting server performance.
The Crypto community has run out of anarchists, libertarians and almost absorbed all the speculators it can handle, the next 100m users to join Crypto need a world class application to use. What will it be? Alex Mashinsky, a 7X founder & CEO of Celsius Network will discuss his view of the future of Crypto.
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitations of the existing public IaaS clouds were forgiven. However, now that we've lived a few years with public IaaS clouds, developers and CloudOps pros are giving a huge thumbs down to the...
Today, Kubernetes is the defacto standard if you want to run container workloads in a production environment. As we set out to build our next generation of products, and run them smoothly in the cloud, we needed to move to Kubernetes too! In the process of building tools like KubeXray and GoCenter we learned a whole bunch. Join this talk to learn how to get started with Kubernetes and how we got started at JFrog building our new tools. After the session you will know: How we got to Kubernetes (and why we chose it)
10ZiG Technology is a leading provider of endpoints for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment. Our fast and reliable hardware is VMware, Citrix and Microsoft ready and designed to handle all ranges of usage - from task-based to sophisticated CAD/CAM users. 10ZiG prides itself in being one of the only companies whose sole focus is in Thin Clients and Zero Clients for VDI. This focus allows us to provide a truly unique level of personal service and customization that is a rare find in the industry. We offer a multitude of custom embedding options and hardware configurations to ensure our devices are tailor-made to fit seamlessly into the environments of our customers.