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The Planet and the Cloud

Posted on 6.27.2010

Web hosting provider The Planet has introduced its own cloud platform dubbed Server Cloud. The initial offering, according to the company, is designed for hosting companies and hosting resellers looking to compliment their dedicated server offerings. 

Using KVM – Kernel-based Virtual Machine – for virtualization, customers gain access to next-generation cloud capabilities. KVM is rapidly becoming the open-source community standard for virtualization and the agreed-upon platform for future development. The Planet Server Cloud uses the Canonical Ubuntu Server for its KVM platform.

“The industry is rife with cloud services hindered by inconsistency and a lack of redundancy. By contrast, our customers count on us for high availability, rapid provisioning, seamless scalability and generous bandwidth, which they’ll find in our new Server Cloud. Customers are able to fully manage all aspects of their virtual servers, as well as include managed services for the platform, which provides the best value in the business,” said Carl Meadows, senior product manager for Cloud Services with The Planet.

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