January 04, 2013
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 3 – As part of its ongoing effort to enable small and midsize businesses to make a smooth, efficient transition to cloud computing, Infinitely Virtual, a leading provider of virtual server cloud computing services, has substantially upgraded its virtual servers, improving both application capacity and overall performance.
Effective immediately, Infinitely Virtual has boosted capacity on its virtual servers from 16 gigabytes to 32 gigabytes of RAM, and from 8 core to 12 core CPUs, nearly doubling the maximum size of applications that can be run on the company's infrastructure. The move is in keeping with the industry trend toward ever-larger applications, which in turn require expanded server capacity.
"These enhancements give our customers the ability to place larger applications in a virtual environment by giving them more compute capacity through our upgraded servers," said Adam Stern, Infinitely Virtual CEO. "Users who need more performance can now achieve that, with the largest virtual servers we've ever offered. Now, even the biggest application can run in a virtual environment."
Thanks to the upgrade, small and midsize businesses can move new applications to the cloud – apps that, Stern noted, might otherwise have been too big for the cloud. "This is all part of our mission to help organizations migrate to the cloud," he said. "The upgrade will be especially beneficial for customers who want to run more than 100 users on a terminal server."
In recent months, Infinitely Virtual has taken a series of steps designed to attract small and midsize businesses to cloud hosting. The company unveiled an innovative "onboarding" service, aimed at eliminating the fear factor from the cloud migration process. The service, which consists of a free, one-hour tutorial on hosting in the cloud, enables new customers to ask virtually any question of a live company representative and get the relationship off on a sound, secure footing. In addition, the company rolled out its "Basic + Support" tier of services, adding an array of enhanced support features at a low monthly per-user price of $9.99.
Infinitely Virtual also unbundled its hosted, licensed Microsoft Office suite products, to enable customers to choose those products they need, at a per product price. And placing threat protection under one roof, the company teamed with McAfee to offer its SaaS Total Protection, a comprehensive hosted solution offering endpoint, email, Internet and network protection.
For additional details on the new support tiers, visit www.infinitelyvirtual.com.
About Infinitely Virtual
Infinitely Virtual is a leading provider of high quality and affordable virtual server technology, capable of delivering services to any type of business, via terminal servers, SharePoint servers and SQL servers – all based on Virtual Dedicated Servers. The company was established as a subsidiary of Altay Corporation, and through this partnership, Infinitely Virtual provides customers with expert 24×7 technical support. With an innovative approach to virtualization – one that includes reliance on its IaaS and SaaS tools for its own operation — Infinitely Virtual provides aggressively priced options that competitors simply cannot meet. More information about Infinitely Virtual can be found at: http://www.infinitelyvirtual.com or call 866-257-8455.
Source: Infinitely Virtual
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