Cloud computing is undoubtedly becoming one of the most fast-growing and favorable technologies today. Not only are companies widely adopting the cloud to meet a variety of unique business needs, but consumers are also relying on the cloud in a number of interactive and innovative ways, such as cloud storage and cloud-based sharing services.
Over the summer, The Business Software Alliance (BSA) conducted a global survey encompassing nearly 15,000 computer users across 33 countries, which revealed that 45 percent of participants use the cloud to create, store and manage digital files from documents to spreadsheets to photos. For emerging cloud computing companies, the cloud is particularly being leveraged at an unstoppable rate.
In light of this, TMC (News - Alert) revealed last week a list of companies who had been honored with the highly-coveted 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award, which is sponsored by Cloud Computing Magazine and recognizes companies that most effectively leverage cloud computing to bring to light new, unique and unprecedented market offerings.
Speaking on the proliferation of the cloud in today’s technological and communications landscape, Erik Linask (News - Alert), group editorial director, TMC, explained how “the cloud delivery model has fueled a competitive spirit within the vendor, developer, and provider communities that has resulted in a wave of new products, services and applications being introduced at an unprecedented rate.”
Datapipe (News - Alert), an esteemed provider of managed cloud hosting services, products and solutions, was one such company to walk away with the prestigious award for its Stratosphere Cloud Portal. Datapipe’s renowned Stratosphere Cloud Solution – a globally available, high-performance managed cloud computing platform – is designed to meet enterprise requirements for enhanced governance, usability, compliance and interoperability with traditional compute platforms.
Based on 10GE infrastructure, enterprise grade, high-performance hardware and built on the Citrix CloudPlatform, Datapipe’s Stratosphere is the most widely deployed CloudStack environment on the market. With data centers located in Silicon Valley, Northern Virginia, NY metro, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Brazil, Ireland, Singapore and Tokyo, Stratosphere makes unified global cloud deployments a breeze.
Stratosphere offers the following unique features and functionalities:
- Added provisioning, de-provisioning and management of virtual machines through a simple, easy-to-use interface
- Knowledge of exactly what you are spending on cloud compute resources via a daily spend report
- The ability to create additional user accounts for increased flexibility and productivity
- Access to performance monitoring with reports on Network Throughput and CPU Utilization
To learn more about Datapipe’s Stratosphere solution, click here.
Edited by Jamie Epstein