6fusion, a pioneer in the development of pure-play utility computing systems and software, announced today the company will launch a utility computing Infrastructure Node in a California data center facility later this month. The Infrastructure Node consists of an enterprise class hardware architecture that is federated by 6fusion's coveted Utility Computing software called UC6. UC6 turns any virtualized computing infrastructure into a fully accessible utility computing system using 6fusion's patent-pending Workload Allocation Cube algorithm, announced in October of last year.
A highly scalable Blade Server and SAN architecture will be deployed at the 365 Main St data center in San Francisco, California. 6fusion's software, called UC6, converts the raw server and storage hardware in to a pure play utility computing offering. "What makes 6fusion unique is that our software is both hardware and software agnostic," said 6fusion Director of Technology Delano Seymour. 6fusion Managing Director John Cowan said, "With no proprietary dependencies in our way, we can light up a utility computing infrastructure node at a remarkable pace anywhere in the world."
The Infrastructure Node is being launched as a part of 6fusion's Utility Computing Vendor (UCV) Partner Program. Under the terms of the UCV program, partners provide data center space, network access and computing resources and 6fusion uses UC6 to convert the infrastructure into a fully functional utility computing node. "We are changing the face of data center ROI," said Cowan. "Rather than provisioning computing infrastructure for singular purposes, 6fusion UCV partners can benefit from the multi-purpose nature of 6fusion's overall business model," he added. The new U.S. node is 6fusion's third Node to go into production worldwide.
The new 6fusion Infrastructure Node will come online this month and it will be available exclusively for IT Service Providers to operate hosted application services. 6fusion's customers are companies that offer a wide array of hosted applications for end user customers of all types and sizes. "What makes 6fusion very special is that we have geared our infrastructure service for the special needs of the IT Service community," said Cowan. "IT Service Providers require robust infrastructure backed by a substantial SLA. That's what we deliver," he added. Unlike other options in the market, IT Service Providers are not limited by application architecture or market vertical. According to Seymour, "Users can run everything from legacy client-server software to modern web services applications."
6fusion Infrastructure Nodes not only have the capability to run any type of application that operates on an x86 architecture, but customers pay only for the computing power they consume using the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC). According to Seymour, this is a feature often touted but rarely delivered by 'cloud computing' or 'utility computing' providers. "Delivering computing as a utility is about making complex technology simple," said Seymour. "The Workload Allocation Cube algorithm is a critical piece of the puzzle because it completely removes the need for the customer to consider computing resources in isolation. Understanding your bill from 6fusion is as simple as understanding your bill from your electric light company," he added.
6fusion has plans to launch more than a dozen Infrastructure Nodes in key geographic regions around the world in 2009.