Communications and technology provider Cbeyond has launched its new TotalCloud Data Center managed service, intended to give small and medium-sized businesses access to secure, enterprise-class, customizable cloud services without having to buy, configure, install or manage servers.
The TotalCloud Data Center service is built on Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V platform. It combines enterprise-class networking, storage and security to handle demanding, real-time business application workloads, Cbeyond said. It's available in both public and private formats based on a company's security needs. It includes managed and monitored security features, backup services and round-the-clock infrastructure monitoring and support.
"With our TotalCloud Data Center service, businesses of any size can finally ditch their computer room and customize their own ideal cloud environment for business applications and processes," said Chris Gatch, chief technology officer, Cbeyond.
TotalCloud Data Center enables businesses to adjust storage, security and processing power individually to reflect changing business and operating requirements. Available features include load balancing, private firewalls and dedicated VLANs.
An early adopter of Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP), Cbeyond says it was one of the first cloud-services providers to include customers in beta trials of the latest Windows Server 2012 operating system in March 2012.
"Windows Server 2012 was built from the cloud up, based on Microsoft's history of running large cloud datacenters and products," said Ian Carlson, director, product marketing, Windows Server, Microsoft. "Groundbreaking storage capabilities, advanced Hyper-V virtualization functionality (including network virtualization), and multi-server management are just a few of Windows Server 2012's features that offer customers of Cbeyond's TotalCloud Data Center service a hosted cloud environment that lets them focus on their business instead of technology."
Cbeyond sells through channel partners.