Infinitely Virtual said on Monday that it now supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 as part of its VMware vSphere 5.1 upgrade cycle. The company implemented vSphere 5.1 last month, calling it the the foundation of the VMware vCloud Suite that includes more than 100 enhancements and new features aimed at delivering optimum performance across all applications.
"Our deployment of vSphere 5.1 enables us to offer small and midsize businesses Windows 2012 and Windows 8 within a virtualization environment," said Adam Stern, CEO, Infinitely Virtual. "In addition to bringing the significant capabilities of both flavors of Windows to our customers, we’re delivering, through vShield, improved scalability, performance, and increased logging and reporting. The takeaway is a qualitatively better user experience -- one that is both seamless and cost-effective."
In addition to support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, the vSphere 5.1 upgrade adds vShield Manager 5.1, a virtual appliance that provides firewall protection, traffic analysis, and network perimeter service. It's also the centralized management component of vShield, used to monitor and push configurations to the vShield app, vShield Endpoint and vShield Edge.
Infinitely Virtual provides a wide array of products and services based on hosted virtual dedicated server and cloud computing technologies. These include cloud server hosting starting at $10.79 per month, exchange hosting starting at $31.49 per month, office virtualization starting at $8.99 per month, and cloud hosting starting at $89.99 per month.
The company rolled out implementation of VMware's vSphere 5.1 platform on June 4th, reporting that it will support virtual machines with up to 64 virtual CPUs. To keep them up and running 24/7, VMware vMotion has been enhanced to enable live migration of VMs without the need for shared storage.
"For small and midsize businesses migrating to the cloud, vSphere 5.1 ought to be cause for comfort," Stern said. "This timely and strategic update addresses critical client needs in the areas of storage, networking, security and availability. With the virtual model, stability and scalability are absolutely paramount. VMware’s newest offering delivers both, underscoring the increasingly strong case for cloud migration."
During mid-June, the company also introduced InfiniteVault, the first cloud sharing application designed for small and midsize business. It provides secure, seamless access to an organization’s data from anywhere in the world, allowing users to share files safely and easily. Users can cloud-enable a desktop or a server in a matter of minutes, regardless of how many users, locations or servers are involved, the company said.
"Stacked up against the most popular applications on the market, InfiniteVault offers far more interactive file sharing and it’s a snap to customize," Stern added. "And unlike file-sharing solutions from other hosting providers, InfiniteVault is available on a standalone basis, sparing businesses the hassle and expense of licensing. Now, there are no impediments to sharing Office documents and PDFs, anytime, anywhere."
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