ViaWest, one of the largest privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, announces it has been selected by Zulahoo to provide on-demand cloud computing services with its KINECTed Cloud platform Zulahoo is an Internet start-up community commerce portal focused on promoting secure and private collaboration services. As a company anticipating rapid growth, Zulahoo was looking for a scalable and flexible cloud-based solution.
With a need to move from its existing physical infrastructure, Zulahoo required a partner that could provide a cloud solution with the ability to scale rapidly and affordably. After considering a variety of cloud vendors, Zulahoo selected ViaWest for its flexible virtual environment and personalized support. With expert assistance from ViaWest’s engineering team, Zulahoo was able to seamlessly move from a physical to virtual environment, reducing its hosting costs. In addition, the availability of ViaWest’s monitoring platform allows Zulahoo to manage growth by tracking usability and determining when additional on-demand resources, such as CPE storage and processing power, should be added.
“ViaWest has made our relationship not just about the services they provide, but about the partnership they developed with our team,” states Jon Prichard, Chief Executive Officer of Zulahoo. “As we prepare to grow our company, the ability to scale on-demand was a top concern in selecting a hosting solution. ViaWest not only provides the training and tool sets to manage growth, but their superior level of customer support is at the foundation of their success. There are many options for cloud solutions in the marketplace but the level of interaction and support ViaWest provides ensures our needs are always top of mind. ”
“Rapidly growing organizations like Zulahoo are faced with multiple decisions to consider for their IT infrastructure,” continues Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer of ViaWest. “ViaWest offers two resilient cloud platforms, a community cloud and a hosted private cloud, both of which provide the right mix between elasticity, price, and performance.”
“A partnership with ViaWest provides scalability, around the clock customer support and analysis of how efficiently customers are using the services they have selected,” adds John Greenwood, Regional Vice President of Sales and General Manager for ViaWest. “The Texas region has seen tremendous growth from all types of clients including hosting, cloud computing, service providers and enterprises – all requiring reliable configurations tailored to their unique requirements.”
ViaWest’s KINECTed Cloud offers a dynamic pool of computing, storage and networking resources without incurring ongoing personnel or capital expenses. With two different platforms, a Xen-based hypervisor cloud or a VMware-based platform, ViaWest provides a flexible environment that supports usage demands.
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