New tools simplify cloud deployment

Cloud computing firm Morphlabs recently launched a new product suite called mCloud Series designed to enable rapid deployment of the most sophisticated cloud delivery platforms for managed services providers (MSPs) and enterprise data centres. 

Winston Damarillo, a Filipino national and CEO of Morphlabs, said the suite — comprised of Morphlabs mCloud Controller 2.1 and mCloud Server — was built on industry-leading cloud standards facilitating the hybrid implementation of both public and private virtual resources to virtualize commodity hardware while simplifying system administration and application management.

The Morphlabs mCloud Controller 2.1 is an appliance used to convert commodity hardware into a cloud, while the Morphlabs mCloud Server is a fully contained cloud computing environment. Only last February, both products were successfully launched for two enterprises in Japan–CSK Systems and BroadBand Tower. Yet its recent launch in the US has already garnered interest from two major hosting and service providers –GoGoTech and ZeroLag–who plan to implement the mCloud series immediately.

“Cloud computing implementation has become an essential requirement for every data centre implementation. The goal of Morphlabs mCloud is to provide the simplest path to deployment involving the broadest range of use cases. We are very pleased with the customer response that has been generated from our product offerings,” Damarillo said.

Only recently, InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Las Vegas 2010 included Morphlabs mCloud series as one of the finalists for the “Best of Interop 2010” in the cloud computing category.

Damarillo said the CSK Systems’ in-house ArvicioCloud embedded the mCloud Server to provide applications in a high-availability and flexible cloud implementation.

Yet BroadBand Tower, which specializes in Internet services and distribution of content on broadband, was also one of the early adopters of Morphlabs mCloud Server. “In addition to achieving cost savings by leveraging our current infrastructure, mCloud Server also helped us to focus on the real work at hand–without the repetitive system administration previously required,” said Toshihiko Yamato, executive president of BroadBand Tower.

Morphlabs said it is scheduled to showcase its mCloud series at Interop in Las Vegas Nevada this coming Wednesday until Friday. Immediately after the launch, the mCloud series will be available to the US market, enabling the following: virtualization and automated configuration; monitoring and self healing; system administration tools; self service interface for application developers; automatically configured backups; billing and reporting; and tools for creating a Platform as a Service.

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