CloudZoom, Inc. announces the official
release of it's website today. The New Hampshire based startup has a vision of
the future, and the future contains simple, fast, and convenient virtual
appliance services. A multiyear plan for rolling out products and services is in
With virtualization taking hold, businesses are beginning to realize the
benefit of obtaining pre-configured or “ready to deploy” applications packaged
for cloud infrastructures. These packages are known as virtual appliances,
virtual applications, or cloud applications.
Each virtual appliance consists of an operating system and applications
installed, secured, patched, and even maintained.
"In today's virtual appliance market, there are silos of unique, vendor
specific catalogs. The advantage of using the Cloudzoom library is its unbiased
approach of listing any virtual appliance, no matter the vendor, and making it
easy to find," said the CloudZoom founders.
The launch of the CloudZoom website introduces the first wave of cloud
services. Wave one includes a free, simple, fast, and convenient virtual
appliance search engine and growing library, as well as, a custom virtual
appliance construction service. As the founders put it, "Due to individual
business IT requirements and an ever growing list of software, existing virtual
appliances will not meet the needs of every business. This is where the custom
virtual appliance construction service becomes valuable; it provides clients
with a way to have a virtual appliance built to their exact specification."
The CloudZoom library has over one thousand (1000+) virtual appliances
available today, with more on the way. CloudZoom crawls the web discovering any
and all available virtual appliances, stores the information in it's database,
and provides a user-friendly interface for browsing and filtering the library.
"We like to keep it simple. Google and Apple are leading the way, and we're
following," joke the founders. Browsing or filtering by vendor, operating
system, software package, or price helps to quickly narrow the search results.
Each virtual appliance summary page includes, but is not limited to, information
on price, operating system, installed software, usernames and passwords, and
configured memory and disk sizes.