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Berlin, Germany - June 18, 2009 - Deutsche Telekom spin off Zimory GmbH (www.zimory.com),  a provider of enterprise-class cloud computing and supplier of the world's only "marketplace" for buying and selling cloud computing resources, has simplified pricing and enhanced automation and booking of its cloud service. Launched in January, Zimory Public Cloud aggregates available server computing capacity and makes it available through an Internet platform - forming a "breathing cloud." More than 300 companies have already used Zimory Public Cloud for computing resources -- buying capacity quickly, as needed, without long-term contractual commitment. Zimory handles pricing, contracts, security, virtual machine migration and billing. "Since launching our Public Cloud Gateway, we've been enabling companies to quickly and easily access the resources they need - without fear o... (more)

How To Avoid Lightning Strikes on the Cloud

Commentary by Maximilian Ahrens, CTO, Zimory There has been a lightning storm bringing parts of Amazon down (see here). The question is: how can you avoid this - without building untenable worldwide distributed software. The answer is simple: multiple sites that are seamlessly connected (um, “real” cloud computing). If you have two sites available, the probability of lightning striking both sites at the same time is rather low. But the challenge is the seamless connectivity. You can have two compute sites, but starting up the workloads that were running on the site that was shut d... (more)

Zimory Public Cloud

Zimory Public Cloud delivers server capacity for short-term computing power needs. Via the Zimory Internet platform you choose from a variety of data centers around the world offering the resources that you need. You define the quantity and quality of performance (including security), and set the desired usage period. After completion of the online order (usually less than 5 minutes), you have access to your resources. With Zimory Public Cloud you receive computing power from certified datacenters with binding service level agreements (SLAs). As an intermediary between providers... (more)

Latest Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition Makes Cloud Deployment Easier than Ever

Canonical today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition for download on Sunday, October 10 -- making it easier to configure, update and run both in development and deployment environments of public clouds. "With Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition we continue to make Ubuntu the default open-source choice for cloud computing," said Neil Levine, VP of Corporate Services at Canonical. "We are adding features and functions that extend our lead in the public cloud and bridge the gap to hybrid and local computing environments. The infrastructure layer is the enabler ... (more)

Versatel Offers Webmail Solution from Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange, the leading provider of business-class open source collaboration software, announced today a deal with Versatel, Germany's third-largest telecommunications provider, to bring free webmail to Versatel's customers, which include more than 1.3 million e-mail accounts.  By offering the Open-Xchange e-mail and groupware solution as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Versatel enables its customers to work productively anywhere they have access to a browser and an Internet connection. That is because Open-Xchange users can get access to their e-mails, appointments and document... (more)