Friday, October 03, 2008

3Tera’s AppLogic™ 2.4 beta now supports the most popular datacenter operating systems – Linux, Sun Solaris and Microsoft Windows



(Aliso Viejo, CA — October 1, 2008)— 3Tera®, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announces beta availability of AppLogic™ 2.4 which includes support for virtual appliances running Microsoft® Windows Server™ incorporated in all infrastructure components necessary to run Web applications including storage, networking and load balancing. The new functionality is available immediately both as a service in the cloud and as private clouds in enterprise datacenters. For the first time, a cloud computing platform enables virtual datacenters that exceed the capabilities of traditional datacenters in commercial enterprise environments.

Complete Cloud Computing Solution
Adding Windows to AppLogic’s existing support of Linux, Sun’s Open Solaris™ and Solaris™ 10 follows 3Tera’s Cloudware™ architecture for open cloud computing, announced earlier this year. Users of AppLogic can now utilize the most popular datacenter operating systems in their applications, and even mix and match operating systems within applications as needed. This advance opens cloud computing to the ever growing number of users seeking IT scalability and flexibility beyond what is possible today in traditional datacenter environments.

“Windows support is an important requirement for an open cloud computing environment robust enough to take on any Web or enterprise application,” said Bert Armijo, senior vice president of sales and marketing, 3Tera Inc. “Solutions like .net, IIS, SQL Server and Exchange have made Windows a critical part of IT infrastructure.”

“3Tera’s announcement is ground-breaking news from both technology and business perspectives,” said Todd Abrams, President and COO, Layered Tech. “Enterprise datacenters today are heterogeneous, and now AppLogic allows customers to use their preferred operating systems when running their applications in the cloud. As a hosting provider, having a unified cloud platform simplifies our operations and opens new markets.”

Strong Customer Acceptance
Today, AppLogic delivers world-class, highly scalable infrastructure to small companies and major enterprises alike. As the AppLogic user base has grown beyond Linux, support for Windows has been the most requested enhancement.

“As a service provider we are extremely pleased with the flexibility and operational efficiencies we have enjoyed with AppLogic,” shares Dante Orsini, Managing partner, CorePLUS, Inc., a turnkey on-demand service for enterprise class collaboration and productivity solutions. “While businesses continue to search for new ways to cut costs, we are seeing a tremendous demand to outsource the management of Microsoft environments. It is extremely exciting to work with 3Tera and be able to deliver both Windows and open source applications as a managed service over one instantly scalable platform.”

“Inovaware evaluated a number of service providers to find a cloud computing platform that could support our billing and customer management SaaS business,” said Bruce Kim, CTO, Inovaware Corporation, a recognized leader in online billing and customer care solutions with over 600 customers in more than 30 countries. “3Tera’s AppLogic platform gives us the flexibility we need and the availability of Windows is a significant factor for our business.”

World-wide Reach
3Tera is currently the only company offering cloud computing solutions on a global scale by partnering with datacenters on four continents. As the only provider that enables others to build clouds and offer cloud computing solutions, 3Tera ultimately allows customers to choose their locations and expand or move to a different location as the business demand requires, without having to change a single line of code in their online applications.

"Hybrid infrastructure solutions will have a key role in the new cloud computing and SaaS markets," explains Stephen Hurford, communications director, DNS Europe, a pan-European hosting and outsourcing business and 3Tera partner. "We are already seeing demand for OS-agnostic solutions, combined with the need to reduce infrastructure costs and increase the volume, complexity and global reach of the Web service offerings that our customers are building.”

Availability
AppLogic 2.4.5 is available immediately to preferred partners and customers. For more details, visit www.3Tera.com.

About 3Tera, Inc.
3Tera, Inc. is the innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, simplifying the deployment and scaling of Web applications. Named “Cool Vendor in IT operations, 2008” by Gartner Group and one of the “Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008” by Linux Magazine, 3Tera‘s AppLogic™ grid operating system enables the first true utility computing services to completely remove the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. AppLogic converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually operate, deploy and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code. Software-as-a-Service providers, Web 2.0 companies, enterprises and open source developers can now get new online services quickly to market by utilizing resources from commodity hosting providers on a pay-as-you-go basis, while maintaining complete control of applications including visual operation, scaling and on-demand resource provisioning. For more information, visit www.3Tera.com.

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