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OnApp Cloud Optimizes Shared Hosting Environment
June 14, 2012
By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing
As organizations look to achieve greater efficiencies and grow their business, more companies are adopting cloud-based services to help them accomplish that goal.
For hosting providers, leveraging the cloud has enabled many such businesses to scale and expand. To help address limitation concerns, cloud management software can help organizations grow their cloud hosting services.
Hosting provider Speedy Sparrow, for example, deployed OnApp to create a shared hosting environment in the cloud after it began to reach the limits of what could be achieved with traditional shared, dedicated and VPS products, according to Eric Cooper, chief operating officer of SpeedySparrow.
“We used OnApp to create a true shared hosting environment in the cloud and we’ve seen real growth since our OnApp cloud went live,” Cooper said. “We provide more traditional services too, of course: If a customer wants a dedicated server, that’s fine by us – we don’t force you down the cloud route. For more and more of our customers, though, cloud hosting is the way to go.”
“Once we’d investigated OpApp, we really didn’t need to evaluate any other products,” Cooper explained. “We could manage OnApp with our own staff, inside our budget, and interface it directly with the rest of the business. It’s far more stable for our shared and VPS cloud set-up, and a more powerful system as far as back-end administration is concerned.”
As further evidence of just how well OnApp has performed for SpeedySparrow, the company is expanding its cloud platform add-ons and recently introduced new Litespeed services for its customers.
“OnApp’s cloud platform will grow with us as our company grows,” Cooper concluded. “As we identify new opportunities in the market, even if our customers want something out of the ordinary, we’re confident we can make it happen in our OnApp cloud.”
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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