A new cloud server provider has entered the fray, moving out of beta and making its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings available to the public. Charlotte, N.C.-based CloudServers.com, which specializes in both Windows and Linux hosting, has made its debut.
The IaaS provider is offering a number of features to distinguish itself from competitors. These include instant provisioning, on-demand scalability, auto-healing technology and secured monthly billing so the pricing remains consistent.
The market for IaaS services is currently on fire. There is no question that IaaS comprises the fastest growing segment of the overall cloud computing market, with Gartner (News - Alert) projecting 47.3 percent growth this year. That will push IaaS, which is typically comprised of cloud compute, storage and print services, from $6.1 billion to a whopping $9 billion.
"There's no shortage of 'cloud' branded services,” said Jeff Graves, director of technology at CloudServers.com. “We wanted people to experience the strong capabilities of cloud infrastructure without all the management complexity common among providers. We've simplified everything, from choosing the server and OS to how clients are billed."
Customers of the new company can take advantage of instant provisioning, in which cloud servers are ready to roll out in a matter of minutes. Clients may also customize their configurations and adjust settings and dynamically add resources as needed through a comprehensive control panel. On-demand scalability means users may add CPU, RAM (News - Alert) and disk space at any time as well.
The IaaS provider also offers auto-healing technology, which helps prevent customers from losing sales, clients and productivity. It works by detecting outages as they happen so customers may move their servers to a new location in the cloud, keeping them consistently online.
Of course, the company is also offering 24/7/365 support no matter how complex your server configuration may be. And it is that level of service, granularity and flexibility that could propel upstarts like CloudServers.com to the forefront in the massively crowded IaaS market.