July 17, 2012
Media Temple leverages Morphlabs' mCloud Helix to develop private cloud services; CoreSite optimizes for on-premise enterprise private cloud deployments
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 17 — Morphlabs, the leader in converged Dynamic Infrastructure Services for the enterprise, today launched the mCloud Helix – one of the most efficient and price-performant converged private cloud infrastructures for enterprise IT consumers.
The mCloud Helix, a compact, scalable, and efficient form of private cloud infrastructure, is powered by OpenStack, combining high performance SSD-powered nodes and pre-integrated ZFS, to eliminate the need for expensive enterprise SANs. The Morphlabs solution combines one of the smallest footprints of any cloud infrastructure on the market with unmatched density to set a new energy standard for watt/virtual CPU (vCPU). The Morphlabs mCloud Helix is built and tested on Dell PowerEdge C servers, which utilize the latest hyperscale technology for performance and efficiency. In addition, CoreSite, a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, has worked with Morphlabs to optimize its infrastructure for enterprises seeking to deploy their own mCloud Helix.
"This Morphlabs solution is valuable to customers interested in a simple deployment for a compact private cloud," said John Igoe, executive director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell. "The combination of Dell PowerEdge C servers and Morphlabs software enables customers with a streamlined, efficient approach to private cloud infrastructure."
mCloud's architectural approach provides unmatched price performance and is easily extensible. Rather than relying on antiquated and expensive blade/SAN architectures, mCloud's modular hyperscale converged infrastructure scales compute and storage simply and efficiently, lowering the barrier to entry to previously unimaginable levels. The mCloud Helix takes the gains of all-SSD, OpenStack-powered cloud computing one step further, reducing the energy costs of powering and cooling private cloud infrastructure, delivering enhanced power efficiency rating of under 10 watts/vCPU.
"The mCloud Helix empowers customers to take home and immediately deploy private clouds using best-of-breed open source software and hardware without requiring a massive CapEx investment," said Morphlabs CEO, Winston Damarillo. "Working closely with Dell, we have packed the high performance benefits of mCloud into a remarkably small footprint, making it possible for small and medium businesses to grow industry standard private clouds to match workloads without investing in massive, complex build-outs."
Morphlabs is also working closely with leaders in the hosting space to develop novel applications of their technology, including (mt) Media Temple, a leading provider of Web hosting and cloud services. Media Temple has partnered with Morphlabs to develop implementations of the mCloud Helix, the first converged enterprise-grade OpenStack product on the market. The partnership is part of Media Temple's ongoing initiative to stay on the leading edge of development for the private cloud.
"Media Temple has been looking to projects like OpenStack as part of our continued effort to develop and deploy scalable products that deliver value to our customers faster and more reliably," explained Albert Lopez, Media Temple CTO. "Collaborating with Morphlabs ensures that our development teams will continue to create efficient, scalable and affordable cloud hosting solutions, all while decreasing our carbon footprint and maintaining the high standards our customers demand."
"Morphlabs is making it easy for service providers like Media Temple to get up and running quickly with OpenStack," said Jonathan Bryce, chairman of the OpenStack Project Policy Board. "Their mCloud Helix solution demonstrates how OpenStack can not only be used to deploy public cloud services, but also efficient, enterprise-class private clouds."
The highly scalable mCloud Helix solution allows customers to add mCloud Helix units as compute and storage needs increase, providing customizable cloud solutions to businesses based on specific objectives and demands. CoreSite, a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, has optimized its infrastructure for customers to deploy their own mCloud Helix units. As part of its relationship with Dell and Morphlabs, customers buying an mCloud Helix and deploying the unit at any of CoreSite's 14 data centers nationwide are eligible for discounted pricing.
"We are very pleased to work with Morphlabs to bring the benefits of the mCloud Helix to the enterprise. This innovative product that delivers record breaking watt/VM with this price performance requires a secure, power-dense data center which CoreSite provides," said Jarrett Appleby, COO of CoreSite. "As we expand our Network Centric Computing Platform, relationships with industry leaders such as Dell and Morphlabs are a critical part of our business strategy."
Dell provides global support for mCloud configurations, enabling four-hour response times anywhere in the world and delivering a world-class supply chain to deliver the latest, most efficient and cost-effective data center technology to customers.
Morphlabs, Inc. is a recognized leader in converged infrastructure solutions for the Enterprise. Our mCloud solutions pre-integrate hyperscale hardware with best-of-breed software to deliver the most price performant private cloud available today. The mCloud solution's next generation modular architecture completely integrates compute, storage and networking to dramatically reduce the cost of IT while accelerating time to market. Enterprises are free to focus on the tasks that differentiate their business, instead of worrying about IT procurement, integration, assembly and optimization. Founded in 2007 by industry pioneers, Morphlabs, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, with operations in the Philippines, Japan, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.morphlabs.com.
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) is a national provider of data center products and interconnection services. More than 700 customers such as Global 1000 enterprises, communications providers, cloud and content companies, financial firms, media and entertainment, healthcare, and government agencies choose CoreSite for the confidence that comes with customer-focused data center products, service and support systems, and scalability. CoreSite's network centric computing platform is a business catalyst, featuring the Any2 Internet exchange and network ecosystems, which include access to 200+ carriers and service providers and a growing mesh of more than 15,000 interconnections. The company features a diverse colocation offering from individual cabinets to custom cages and private suites, with 14 data center locations in nine major U.S. markets. For more information, visit www.coresite.com.
About (mt) Media Temple
From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online. Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple's simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. We take pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota. With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America – and one of the best places to work. Find us anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.
Source: Morphlabs, Inc.
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