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Layerboom Unveils First Ever Virtualization Appliance

Layerboom Systems is pleased to unveil the BoomBox, the world’s first ever virtualization appliance for creating and managing private and public cloud computing environments. Layerboom’s BoomBox is an innovative new turnkey device that makes cloud computing much simpler, more affordable and far less time consuming. Now companies can benefit from virtualization by manipulating their own server clouds within minutes and at a fraction of the cost, using this latest technology.

“Cloud computing is the fastest growing sector in all IT services but unfortunately, until now, creating a cloud environment has been an expensive and difficult process,” said Howie Wu, CEO of Layerboom Systems. “The BoomBox truly is cloud computing made easy. We’ve designed it to be so simple that even if you don’t have any IT experience, you could start creating virtual servers from the moment you plug it in. It’s that simple – and better yet, it’s extremely affordable.”

Layerboom is marketing the BoomBox to hosting companies, data centers, SMBs and enterprise companies seeking to increase their IT capability and productivity by sharing server resource pools to provide both cost efficiencies and high availability. So far, the Vancouver-based company has generated sales in several Asian and North American markets. In addition, Layerboom has been selected to present at “Under the Radar” as one of the top 20 up and coming cloud computing companies this April in San Francisco.

As the only virtualization appliance on the market, the BoomBox offers many advantages over traditional cloud computing software solutions and service providers. The Boombox is a complete solution, not only powering cloud environments, but enables its users to manage and monitor its server infrastructure as well. It is designed to be compatible with all server hardware with virtualization extensions, and can fit into nearly any small business, corporate or hosting environment. A single appliance can manage up to 100 physical servers using a central management dashboard which includes everything required to manage a virtual server cloud.

The BoomBox is also fast and easy to use. Virtual servers can be managed in minutes compared to traditional cloud solutions which can take months to create. The appliance provides a central management dashboard which can be used to manage virtual and physical infrastructure. Managing the cloud can be done remotely and dynamic bootstrapping of physical servers means increasing capacity is as simple as plugging in new hardware.

Layerboom’s powerful new appliance is the most affordable enterprise-class virtualization solution available. Starting at just $3,500 per unit, companies do not need to incur extra costs for software, license fees or IT professionals. The pricing model is simple with no hidden fees. Competing cloud computing solution providers charge more than double the price of the BoomBox for a service that doesn’t come close to its flexibility and efficiency.

For more information about Layerboom and the BoomBox, visit the website or call 604.628.5697.

Published Tuesday, April 06, 2010 5:30 AM by David Marshall
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