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CloudAccess.net provides a comprehensive range o hosted cloudsolutions. Originally ounded as MichiganMedia.net in 2008, today CloudAccess.net employs 35 people and serves approximately 15,000customers every month. CloudAccess.net is the world’s premierinternet hosting and support company or Joomla!, an open sourcecontent management system (CMS) used to build websites and onlineapplications.
Staying on top of huge demand
In 2010, CloudAccess.net beat out strong competition to become theocial and exclusive host o the Joomla! demo site. Initial demand orthe system surpassed all expectations – within a month o going live with the site, tens o thousands o people had registered.Faced with such overwhelming demand, the company realized that theoriginal inrastructure could not sustain the load, and moved to upgradethe platorm. CloudAccess.net needed to build a high-perormancecloud inrastructure that could support extreme processing and capacity requirements.
Thinking outside the box
Key to guaranteeing optimum perormance or the platorm waseliminating latency issues that led to delays in accessing storedcustomer data. Building an ecient cloud platorm requiredCloudAccess.net to re-think the conventions o current cloud storageservices, designed to minimize the cost o storing inactive data, but lacking the capability to support high-perormance applications.Gary Brooks, CEO o CloudAccess.net, elaborates, “A huge part o theappeal o cloud computing lies in the act that it can be a much morecost-eective alternative to hosting an elaborate IT inrastructure onsite. This perception puts a lot o pressure on cloud service providers tokeep costs as low as possible. Taking the low-cost approach, however,oten means sacricing perormance. We wanted to design a solutionthat combined cloud economics with data-center class perormance, which could handle our users’ demands or high perormance andcapacity at a low cost.”
CloudAccess.net bringshigh performanceto the cloud
When CloudAccess.net was chosen tohost the Joomla! content managementsystem demo site, the company neededto build a cloud platform that met hugeperformance and capacity demands.
CloudAccess.net built the Joomla! VirtualPrivate Memory Cloud, delivering datacenter-class performance at a competitive
cost with high-performance ash storage
from Texas Memory Systems (TMS), anIBM company.
Offers scalable performance andaffordable high capacity in a compact,
efcient design. Enables the company
to deliver an unthrottled platform thatsupports tens of thousands of users.