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ADW Builds Cloud Solution with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Advanced Data Warehouse (ADW), one of Spain’s principal hosting companies, particularly within the Basque region, has implemented its new cloud computing solution using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. ADW can now provide its customers with a powerful, stable and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

ADW, which previously operated under the name WebStudio, offers hosting and outsourcing of business applications, through its high-availability IaaS offering. With over 15 years of experience in the market, ADW provides clients with innovative solutions and a fast, efficient technical support service. The company’s new cloud server gives users a package of flexible, personalised and highly available computing resources. ADW’s solutions can be tailored to meet customer needs and enables transparent cost management.

After examining different virtualization options available on the market, ADW selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization due to the cost-effective nature of the solution and its technical capabilities that allow ADW to provide a technological environment with load balancing, high availability, synchronization and replication in critical environments. ADW moved to a solution based on an open source model, as these solutions can be more easily personalized and adapted to meet its customers’ specific needs. Thanks to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, ADW’s cloud platform has provided an optimized level of flexibility, stability and interoperability for its customers.

“Our customers cannot afford an application failure or unavailability. The high availability of our platform is one of the key benefits of our cloud offering and the most important value-add that we can provide to our customers. Thanks to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, we provide our customers with an ‘always-on’ platform with confidence,” said Miriam Ansorena, commercial director at ADW.

In answering the needs of its customers, the ADW cloud service supports a number of mission-critical workloads, including databases, CRM applications, web servers and software development. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization infrastructure underpinning this cloud service manages hundreds of virtual machines running either the Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Windows operating system, and is deployed across dozens of hypervisor host servers.

"Together with our hardware and connectivity providers, Red Hat has been involved in the commissioning and implementation of ADW’s cloud project since its initial testing stage,” said Ansorena. “Throughout the process, Red Hat has considered our needs when designing, implementing and improving its solutions to meet the specific requirements of our business. We were also deeply impressed by the personal attention received by the Red Hat team, as well as the high performance of its solutions.”

“In the first three months after the launch of our laaS offering, we have delivered services to over 300 new customers from various industries,” said Ansorena. “One of the main advantages of cloud computing is that our users do not have to make a high initial investment in infrastructure. Instead, they only have to pay for services used during the time period purchased. Our customers can now deploy new servers in a matter of minutes and they only pay for what they use. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization enables us to offer this service safely, reliably and affordably.”

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Published Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:38 PM by David Marshall
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