October 29, 2012
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 29 — GreenQloud, the world's first Truly Green public compute cloud and data storage service, today announced a partnership with Xeround to run their zero-management cloud database solution for MYSQL applications on GreenQloud's 100% renewable energy-powered infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
Xeround is a simple, database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for MYSQL applications, that guarantees automatic scaling and high availability with just one click. Xeround customers will now be able to select GreenQloud's renewable energy-powered IaaS to run their Xeround Cloud Database instance. Initially, Xeround will offer its Xeround FREE edition on GreenQloud, with additional plans scheduled to launch in the coming months.
GreenQloud offers scalable, secure and distributed high performance servers and on-demand storage with AWS-compatible APIs and an easy-to-use management console. GreenQloud uses highly efficient hardware and is the only cloud IaaS provider powered by 100% renewable energy, providing its customers with a unique feature allowing them to monitor energy metrics and carbon emissions savings. GreenQloud is ideal for web storage, backups, key-value databases and scaling web apps.
"Capitalizing on GreenQloud's renewable energy-powered cloud services allows Xeround customers who choose to run on GreenQloud to operate their MYSQL applications in a more sustainable manner," said Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround. "Likewise, GreenQloud customers can now take full advantage of the most robust database solution for MySQL applications in the cloud."
"Xeround simplifies management of MYSQL-based applications in the cloud," said Eirikur Hrafnsson, Co-founder and Chief Global Strategist at GreenQloud. "GreenQloud's goal to clean up the Data industry by offering clean, sustainable, easy-to-use IaaS is greatly enhanced by partnering with outstanding cloud SaaS, PaaS and DBaaS services, such as Xeround. "
The companies will host a joint webinar on November 28, 2012 at 4pm GMT (11am EST).
Xeround enables a truly scalable cloud computing infrastructure by providing elastic and highly available database software for public and private clouds. Xeround's cloud database for MySQL-based applications allows service providers, ISVs and customers to easily run their applications in the cloud and automatically scale up or down, all while ensuring availability in the event of failure or schema changes. The product is well-geared to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers, and is available either as a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) or as a virtual appliance. The company is based in Mountain View, California with research and development in Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership.
GreenQloud offers TrulyGreen cloud computing virtual servers and data storage (IaaS) powered by 100% renewable energy. GreenQloud services such as ComputeQloud and StorageQloud feature an easy-to-use, self-service web console and advanced AWS-compatible API controls for full automation of IT services.
GreenQloud was founded in 2010 and is privately funded. In 2011, Gartner chose GreenQloud as a Cool Vendor in Green IT and Sustainability. The company has won several Icelandic government grants such as the technology grant from Rannis (The Icelandic Centre for Research). Verne Global serves as the primary data center facility for GreenQloud, with Thor DC (Advania) serving as an additional location.
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