Cloud Server Solutions from OnRamp Counter Businesses' Concerns
July 28, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsData center operations company, OnRamp Access, responds with private cloud server solutions to recent power outages plaguing several well-known businesses. On June 30th, 2012, Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) data center in Northern Virginia encountered a systems failure following a severe thunderstorm which wiped out its power and rendered its computer servers inoperable for an extended period of time. Internet giants such as Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest experienced the outage during peak user periods. Two weeks prior, EC2 also encountered an outage that left servers unresponsive for over six and a half hours.
Amazon's recent issues highlight major concerns about storing critical data in a public cloud server environment. OnRamp's state-of-the-art facility is specifically designed for businesses to maintain systems with full functionality. Operating at an n+1 level of redundancy-meaning it boasts a minimum of one reserve for each critical component of its data center's infrastructure-OnRamp can service equipment or troubleshoot without disrupting its systems. OnRamp also applies redundancy to its power infrastructure, enabling it to withstand electrical shortages and power fluctuations.
Aside from the threat natural of disaster, other concerns exist for shared cloud server environments. "Businesses who decide to store their critical data 'in the cloud' assume the inherent risks associated with allowing information to physically reside on servers and supporting infrastructure that is shared with others," notes OnRamp's Founder, Chad Kissinger.
Hyperjacking, the most common threat to a cloud server, refers to the ability of a hacker to use access gained in one virtual environment to attack another located on the same physical hardware by defeating the security of the hypervisor managing the two virtual environments. With OnRamp's fully customizable private cloud server solutions, customers can avoid these concerns.
OnRamp's private cloud server solutions provide the economic benefits of virtualization, the internal control over the customer's own dedicated equipment, and the private environment in which to run it. 18 years of experience in building and deploying Internet applications for hundreds of companies allow OnRamp to create a customized private cloud server solution for each project, using dedicated hardware and software with which the client retains physical control. As a Citrix, VMware and HyperV solution provider, OnRamp can create a customized private cloud server solution best suited for clients' needs.
OnRamp was founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas, and has since been providing reliable and secure connectivity and private cloud server solutions that enable distributed computing. Today, OnRamp is a data center operations company that delivers colocation, managed hosting, cloud server and disaster recovery services backed by its Full7Layer Support.