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Our CEO Richard Davies recently wrote a guest post for ComputerWorldUK about how to spot fake clouds. Here is the full text: The term cloud computing has become a constant fixture in the media — and indeed in the boardroom. It seems that you can’t have a conversation in IT without the term coming up at least once. The reasons for this are clear; the economic outlook continues to look bleak and in these times of austerity everyone is trying to cut costs, and specifically avoid large capital expenditure, while still trying to do things more quickly. Cloud in its truest form, with its promises of reduced CAPEX and increased IT scalability, can deliver on this. But, and it’s a big but, we are increasingly seeing things being associated with cloud that simply don’t fit into the model of cloud computing. It’s almost like cloud is a magical term and if it’s used to de... (more)

ElasticHosts Expands Cloud Hosting Portfolio with Cloud Sites and Managed Cloud Servers

London, UK — May 3rd, 2012: ElasticHosts, the cloud hosting provider, today announced the launch of two offerings which will provide customers with a broader range of cloud services. The two additions to the portfolio, Cloud Sites and Managed Cloud Servers, mean the company will be able to meet the needs of all organisations; from micro businesses with no technical expertise right the way through to larger enterprises that want additional services such as cloud migration, server management, managed back-up and disaster recovery for their cloud based infrastructure. Elastic... (more)

Cloud server newsletter - January 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to the first ElasticHosts Cloud Server Newsletter of 2012! We are very excited about the developments that we have planned for this year but first we need to let you know what we’ve been up to since the last newsletter back in the Summer: 16GB Servers, automatic repeat billing, firewalls Critical alerts by SMS and copied to extra email addresses Powered by ElasticHosts: Link to us Tutorials, global support and status page New Toronto and Los Angeles data centres Control panel revamp White-label program coming soon Account updates and new features If y... (more)

ElasticStack Supports Multiple White-Label Resellers, Offers Introductory "Hosted ElasticStack"

London, UK. July 19th, 2012. ElasticStack, the cloud platform provider, has today enabled partners with ElasticStack powered IaaS clouds to support multiple white-label resellers as well as their own brand. Service providers who build their cloud on ElasticStack can now leverage their channel partners to increase their cloud server sales. Richard Davies, CEO at ElasticStack explains: “Many of the hosting providers and data centres which operate ElasticStack have an existing ecosystem of channel partners and hosting resellers. Sometimes those channel partners want to sell under t... (more)

Building a scalable, redundant cloud web application

The joy of the cloud is that it makes it super easy to respond to changing demand. Say you write a web app. And it’s really good! In just a few weeks, you go from 10 users to 100,000. In the bad old days, your app would have promptly fallen over, you would have had to buy new hardware and your sysadmins would have had to install and configure this hardware before your site came back up. These days, scaling up your server from a 2GHz processor to a 20GHz processor, or from 1GB of RAM to 8GB of RAM, is as simple as using an ElasticHosts cloud server pricing slider. But what if yo... (more)