(www.gawkwire.com) – Xfernet, a premier, Los Angeles-based cloud and managed services provider, announced that it has joined the OnApp Federation to expand its reach to enable more customers around the globe to leverage current cloud offerings for application and content development and deployment. This new initiative enhances Xfernet’s current service features and functionalities as a seamless part of its local public cloud.
As a member of the OnApp Federation, the world’s largest public cloud, Xfernet can now meet the growing need customers have for cloud hosting services that help them reach new markets, improve performance for geographically distributed users, and manage data sovereignty and compliance by controlling exactly where applications and content are hosted. With the OnApp Federation, Xfernet can provide customers on-demand access to more than 170 cloud locations, spanning 113 cities in 43 countries.
“Using OnApp we’ve built up a customer base of U.S. enterprises who are looking for the benefits of cloud application hosting, but with the added advantage of managed services, enterprise-grade support and private cloud options too,” said Aaron Faby, CTO of Xfernet. “The OnApp Federation lets us take this to the next level, and give our customers access to cloud locations all over the world. That’s especially important for clients whose businesses depend on 100% reliability and scalability, such as our customers in application development, ecommerce and gaming.”
The OnApp Federation is a global network of clouds connected to a wholesale marketplace, where cloud providers can buy infrastructure, to resell to their clients on a pay-per-use basis; and sell infrastructure, in order to monetize their own local cloud capacity. Xfernet will also use OnApp to make its local cloud available through the OnApp Federation marketplace, giving other providers on-demand access to a high-performance cloud in downtown L.A.
“It’s awesome to see high quality cloud providers like Xfernet joining the OnApp Federation,” said Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp. “If you’re an enterprise that needs quality infrastructure on a global basis, with a managed service package and enterprise-grade SLA, you just can’t get that from generic public cloud providers like AWS. You can get that from a specialist local provider, like Xfernet, and now – with the OnApp Federation – they can give you high performance application hosting on any mix of global locations. When you can go to an OnApp cloud provider like Xfernet, and get as much global scale and reach as you need, with a professional support package, why would you go to anyone else?”
Founded in 1998 with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Xfernet is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, delivering enterprise level services to businesses of all sizes worldwide. Xfernet’s solutions include Cloud Servers, Private Clouds, Managed Hosting, Business Continuity Solutions and Content Delivery Network (CDN) Service. Xfernet is also a veteran provider of traditional hosting solutions such as dedicated servers and managed network infrastructure. Utilizing fully redundant network infrastructure across geographically dispersed data center facilities and leveraging best-in-class technologies, Xfernet delivers unmatched uptime and performance. For more information, visit http://www.xfernet.net.
OnApp software enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products, from bare-bones virtual servers to fully-automated cloud, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and more. The OnApp platform also gives service providers on-demand access to the OnApp Federation, a global network of cloud providers in 170+ locations, across 43 countries, connected to a real-time wholesale marketplace where they can buy and sell compute and CDN capacity.
OnApp launched in July 2010. Today more than 3,000 service providers in 87 countries run on OnApp software. OnApp has 140 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific and is headquartered in London, UK. For more information, visit http://onapp.com.