CODERO Latest Press Releases http://www.codero.com/ CODERO Latest Press Releases en-gb webmaster@codero.com Copyright 2016 Codero Launches Proactive Managed Hosting Service, Leverages Automation and Industry-leading Scope of Support http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2014/07/29 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500 Codero released its new Proactive Managed Hosting service. Leveraging a unique automation hosting layer, and augmenting it with a deeply technical team of dedicated experts, Codero Proactive Managed Hosting provides e-commerce, SaaS, and web-dependent businesses with a customized enterprise-class service coupled with unbeatable value. Managed hosting services free up customers’ IT resources by having the hosting provider manage all IT infrastructure up to the application layer including the data center infrastructure, networks, networking devices, operating systems and applications subsystems for clients.

“We created Codero Proactive Managed Hosting in response to customer and industry requests for a more integrated service that takes advantage of the automation benefits of our existing on-demand hosting platform,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO of Codero Hosting. “Internet-dependent businesses can now rely on Codero Proactive Managed Hosting in tandem with all of our other offerings for an unmatched curated service powered by a dedicated team of experts. Customers get a fundamentally better and more cost-effective way to manage their IT infrastructure so they can instead focus on business.”

Codero customers have been using Proactive Managed Hosting in beta for nearly six months and report significant savings and phenomenal service.

“Vertamin’s livelihood depends on uptime and high performance. Codero Proactive Managed Hosting has proven to be a great improvement from what we’ve experienced with other hosting providers. The service is unparalleled and gives us access to true experts 24x7,” said Ben Nsoga, Director of Mobile Platforms at Vertamin Inc., a leading online ad network specializing in food and travel e-commerce. “We’ve been so happy that we’ve left other hosting providers and consolidated our entire global infrastructure at Codero.”

Proactive Managed Hosting includes:

  • No limitations on the services that can be managed; coverage includes hybrid hosting, elastic block storage, public or private cloud, dedicated servers, network devices, SAN, NAS, etc.
  • Dedicated and named team of specialized Codero engineers devoted to Proactive Managed Hosting customers that operates as an extension of clients’ IT departments; personal contact information of Proactive Managed Hosting technicians available to customers for all shifts
  • Improved monitoring and provisioning tools leveraging Codero’s leading automation platform to help proactively support and protect customers’ mission-critical web presences and applications
  • Robust, brand name hardware standards, including enterprise-level firewalls and top of the line Dell servers to ensure unparalleled performance and security
  • No queue for customer service; simplified and expedited support available via customer’s preferred mode of communication such as ticket, chat, phone and email
  • Expanded scope of support superior to other offerings in the market

For more information about Codero’s Proactive Managed Hosting solution or to speak with a hosting expert, visit www.codero.com/managed-hosting.

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<p>R1Soft Server Backup Manager Selected by Codero Hosting for Highly Reliable Data Protection</p> http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2014/12/02 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:00:00 -0600 R1Soft, creator of the R1Soft Server Backup Manager (SBM) product line, was selected by Codero Hosting to provide continuous data backup and protection to its 4000+ global, technology-savvy customers. Codero, the leading provider of on-demand, dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting services, provides exceptional hosting with 24/7/365 support for its customers – some of the leading Internet and Web 2.0 organizations consisting of hundreds of thousands of eCommerce sites, SaaS platforms, media, gaming companies, and medical research companies. Powered by R1Soft, Codero enables quick and easy backup in minutes with the SBM Continuous Data Protection.
 
“Customers rely on Codero for enterprise-grade hosting services for their mission critical applications and backup solutions. They require highly reliable and cost-effective hosted solutions with quick mean time to recovery,” said Chandler Vaughn, SVP of Product and Development at Codero Hosting. “We conducted an extensive search in order to offer Codero customers a data recovery solution that meets their stringent requirements and selected R1Soft due to the speed of recovery, multi-OS platform capabilities and the ability to span our hybrid hosting portfolio.”
 
“Codero is dedicated to delivering unparalleled hosting services to global customers so they can seamlessly manage the infrastructure and operations of their online businesses,” said Randy Bowie, Vice President, Backup Product and Engineering at R1Soft. “Backup is a key component for Codero’s services and a priority for all customers. We’re pleased to be part of Codero’s robust solution and have the shared commitment to impeccable data backup requirements for increased reliability, uptime, speed and value, guaranteeing customers continuous data protection and rapid disaster recovery.”
 
R1Soft is renowned worldwide for its fast, scalable and affordable server backup software for both Windows and Linux platforms in private and public clouds as well as physical servers and restores everything from single files to a full bare metal restore. R1Soft announced new product enhancements to SBM in August. SBM 5.8.1 is now available. Download by logging into the License Manager at: http://download.r1soft.com. For more information, visit: http://www.r1soft.com/.
 
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<p class="title">Streaming Media Companies Move to Codero Hosting, Reduce Listener Churn with 100% Uptime</p> http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2014/11/12 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600 The leading provider of on-demand dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting services, Codero Hosting is providing streaming media companies with nearly 100 percent uptime even as audiences exponentially grow, demands increase and traffic unpredictably spikes.

“We pride ourselves on delivering on-demand hosting solutions that are faster, more reliable and more cost-effective than other providers. Uptime and rapid scalability are absolutely critical in the streaming media industry. We meet the unique demands of these organizations and are able to guarantee uptime by providing top bare metal performance, redundancy with data centers across the country, round-the-clock network and security monitoring, and ‘always on’ customer service. Our on-demand automated infrastructure scales up seamlessly to accommodate the changing needs of our streaming media customers,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO of Codero Hosting.

“Our audience expects connection reliability; when they click ‘listen’ they want to know programming is going to come through nonstop. We previously used other hosting providers and they were lacking in all the important areas – speed, capabilities, scalability – and capacity has always been the biggest issue,” said Philip Foltz, owner, HD Radio Network. “We often lost listeners when connection was interrupted. Codero puts us in the control seat and gives us everything we need at the right price.”

“Before moving to Codero Hosting, we faced no end of problems with speed, technical support – which was woeful at times – and faulty technology just when our business began to grow. We were also prone to security issues that our hosting providers simply couldn't deal with effectively,” said Lorin Cutts, Partner and Head of Business and Marketing for KGRA Digital Broadcasting. “With Codero, we now have effectively 100 percent up time and our churn rate has improved dramatically; we have not lost members due to technical issues.”

“The most important factor is the constant availability of the senior-level, experienced Codero technical team,” said Sam Hasson, CEO of LA Talk Radio. “Any time we have issues or concerns, we have immediate access to experts who can help quickly resolve any issues.”

For more information about Codero solutions for media companies, visit http://www.codero.com/.

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<p class="title">Start-up Search Engine Quertle Selects Codero Hosting, Increases Performance 1600%</p> http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2014/12/09 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:00:00 -0600 This article originally appeared in Light Reading.

The leading provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, Codero Hosting is powering the Quertle biomedical search engine with a rock solid hybrid cloud hosting environment. Rather than the vague results delivered by well-known search engine giants – who provide anything that might be relevant – Quertle searches return actually relevant results so physicians and medical researchers immediately find the information needed. While biomedical is the initial focus for Quertle, the company is seeking partnerships to extend its versatile contextual and semantic search capabilities to other verticals such as legal and finance, providing an innovative and meaningful alternative to the giant search engines, which are often less effective for industry-specific searches.

Quertle goes beyond simple term matching to identify the most salient information in the literature. Using a combination of linguistic and statistical methods, Quertle finds concept-based facts defined within documents, creating its own database of about 300 million relationships, and is able to rapidly report the documents that are relevant to user queries. Quertle's NLM award-winning approach was built from the ground up to address the unique needs of technical literature. Quertle’s ontology is built with search and retrieval in mind, as compared with ontologies designed purely for classification which are not as capable of returning the most relevant documents.

“Prior to working with Codero, the necessary batch process of applying linguistic rules to all referenced documents took nearly 82 hours. With Codero’s bare metal servers, this same process now takes less than five hours – a 1600% increase in performance!” said Jeffrey Saffer, Quertle's President. “Our previous experiences with other hosting providers – cloud and dedicated alike – taught us what we absolutely needed. As experts in search, our hunt for a hosting provider that matched up to our stringent performance needs, coupled with excellent customer support, led us to Codero and our earlier performance issues and bottlenecks are completely eliminated. Now we can focus on taking our innovative search technology to market and showing the world a better way to ‘search’.”

In Quertle’s case, the volume of the data and complexity of the search engine required to parse through the data so that results are contextually significant, requires a computational and I/O architecture with no performance bottlenecks. This lead Quertle to seek a hosting partner that has a scalable, high-performance compute infrastructure powered by high-end dedicated bare metal servers.

“Our success is based on that of our customers, and we are thrilled to see Quertle successfully reinventing search technology. Contextual, topical search such as Quertle’s is the future of search technology and requires the right type of compute power,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO and President of Codero Hosting. “Other cloud-based solutions were not right for Quertle, and the cost structures for typical dedicated hosting were unaffordable. We are proud to be able to put the power of our automated bare metal dedicated and hybrid cloud infrastructure at Quertle’s service to help them compete and win. It is innovators like the Quertle team that we at Codero aim to partner with and empower.”

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&nbsp;SDN Drives Codero's Flexible Hybrid Clouds http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2014/12/10 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 -0600 Hosting provider Codero has deployed SDN capabilities, including some of its own "secret sauce," to help it offer flexible hybrid clouds to its customers, allowing them to log in to a portal and configure bare-metal servers, cloud resources and virtual networks on demand.

"As a hosting vendor, automation is one of the highest priorities for us. We have to be able to scale very quickly and we want to be able to do it in a cost-effective and error-free manner," says Emil Sayegh, CEO and President of Codero, which is based in Austin, Texas.

Codero has 4,000 customers of all sizes, from small to enterprise, serving Web 2.0, software-as-a-service, e-commerce, gaming, and web development. The company is privately held, backed by Catalyst Investors in New York.

Codero sees demand for scalability and high performance from new applications such as big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), says Sayegh. Also, different jobs have different technology needs. "An e-commerce customer might put their customer database on bare metal servers to ensure they're PCI-compliant and have the best performance. They'd couple that with web-heads in the public cloud that scale up and down and are programmable using APIs," Sayegh says.

Codero has tens of thousands of servers running in data centers in Chicago, Phoenix and Virginia, along with a new data center in Dallas that opened in April. In Dallas, Codero built an SDN network using Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) VDx switches to achieve greater flexiblity. (See Brocade Debuts OpenDaylight SDN Controller, Brocade: There's Something About the Cloud and Brocade Weaves Software-Based Networking Strategy .)

The SDN infrastructure enables customers to configure private networks in a multi-tenant environment. "We have tons of customers routing through the switches, and each of them needs to have a private network that doesn't collide with the other customers," Sayegh says.

Virtualization allows Codero to easily move physical switches without interrupting services, Sayegh says.

Of course, just using Brocade switches doesn't make a software-defined architecture. Codero uses its own, internally developed software to weave the switches into an on-demand cloud fabric, Sayegh says. Codero declined to provide details about the software, which Sayegh describes as a "secret sauce."

In addition to Brocade switches, Codero uses networking hardware and software from Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Arista Networks Inc. "We call it ABC," Sayegh says.

After building the new data center in Dallas based on the SDN platform, Codero retrofitted its Phoenix data center, and is working on doing the same in its Chicago and Ashburn, Va., locations.

Codero has deals with several carriers to connect data centers and enterprise customers. These include XO Communications Inc. , Zayo Group Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), Level 3 Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) and NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT)

Sayegh warns other cloud providers planning a transition to SDN to avoid fixating on low cost. "If you value uptime, you have to value features more than price," he says. Buying quality technology is worth the investment, he adds.

Also, providers shouldn't be overly concerned if staff aren't trained on a platform they're considering: Good staff can be retrained. "A good engineer is a good engineer. A good programmer is a good programmer," Sayegh says.

 


 

Want to know more about SDN? Visit Light Reading's SDN architectures content channel.

 

 


Also, service providers should look for future-proof technology. "Make sure you have a view into your future needs, not just backward-looking into your needs of today and yesterday," Sayegh says.

What next? Codero plans to expand into Europe in the first quarter of 2015 and Asia-Pacific in the second half of next year. Its customers have customers in those regions and need to get closer to them, and Codero is following that need. In Europe, Codero is considering either Dublin or Amsterdam for a data center location, with both offering great connectivity. Codero will most likely open a data center in Hong Kong for its Asia-Pacific business.

It's also working to bridge its network directly into its customers' facilities, whether that's a data center or colocated servers. Codero will drop-ship a device to the customer's facilities that will give customers the flexibility to move workloads between Codero's platform and the customer's own servers. That project is due for Q1 2015.

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Net Promoter Score (NPS&reg;) of 70 Places Codero Above Larger Competitors http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2015/03/03 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0600 Success results from superior customer service, excellent user experience & right products
 
AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 3, 2015 — The leading provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, Codero Hosting announced today that its Net Promoter Score (NPS®) reached an all-time high of 70 at the end of Q4 2014, capping another excellent year for the company. The steadily increasing score is a result of Codero's ongoing commitment to superior customer service and innovation while significantly expanding its customer base. Regular surveys also indicated that Codero customers have doubled their footprint with Codero every year they were with the company, growing alongside Codero.  
 
Codero's 70 NPS is one of the highest of the hosting industry where the average NPS is in the single digits – comparable to the scores of Amazon and Apple and well above the average NPS for businesses in general. For many organizations that rely on hosting for their business-critical applications, access to expertise is of the upmost importance. Codero prides itself on providing superior service and hosting solutions that best fit customers' business goals and needs, an approach that has been realized with Codero's 24x7x365 US-based, in-house support team and innovation generated by customer input.
 
"I've been hosting my event site-building SaaS platform with Codero for more than five years and have been extremely impressed with the service," said Dan Marrs, Owner, The Dan Marrs Group, LLC. "Uptime is critical for the events we serve, and Codero's Proactive Managed Hosting team proactively keeps me informed of any issues we ‘may' encounter, allowing me to focus on delivering service to my clients."

"Our top priority is providing exceptional hosting services to our customers and that includes focusing on the customer experience in every interaction – from technical support, to our control panel, to reliable and innovative products," said Emil Sayegh, CEO and President of Codero Hosting. "Our NPS discipline is now firmly part of the Codero culture. When our customers speak, we listen and put that valuable feedback to work quickly."
 
NPS surveys ask the simple question: "How likely are you to recommend the company to someone you know?" Customers answer on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being "not at all likely" and 10 being "extremely likely." The resulting score ranges from negative 100 to positive 100 and is calculated by subtracting the percentage of detractors (scores of 0-6) from the percentage of promoters (9-10). NPS proactively measures the loyalty of a company's customers over time, while customer satisfaction surveys are typically sent after a customer service interaction to reactively measure whether a specific interaction was good or bad.
 
Critiques from customer surveys will be addressed as Codero takes the invaluable feedback and uses it to further innovate and improve its services. For example, the survey included criticism for Codero's lack of international presence and support for certain applications; Codero is currently expanding with data centers planned for the 2nd half of 2015 and continuously enhances and expands its scope of support.
 
Positive customer feedback highlighted the following Codero features:
  • Great customer service
  • Great products
  • High reliability and uptime
  • Easy to use
  • Great quality
  • Fast and automated deployment

 
For more information about Codero high performance hosting solutions, visit http://www.codero.com/.  
 
About Codero Hosting 
Codero Hosting delivers world-class on-demand dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting infrastructure and solutions. The company’s seasoned, highly technical team and its innovative, industry-leading technology and automation platform combine to deliver unparalleled customer service, enabling web-dependent companies of all sizes to confidently outsource hosting needs. Codero has data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Ashburn, Virginia with plans for expansion in Europe. All services and products are backed by SSAE 16 (previously known SAS 70 Type II) secure data centers, live U.S.-based 24/7/365 support, and a seasoned staff. Codero offers the hosting industry’s only customer loyalty rewards program as well as valued affiliate, channel, and reseller programs. The company is majority-owned by NYC-based growth equity firm Catalyst Investors. For more information about Codero Hosting visit www.codero.com or connect with Codero on Twitter and Facebook.
 
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Codero Hosting Continues Expanding in Austin, Opens New Office http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2015/05/06 Wed, 06 May 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Leading on-demand hybrid hosting company experienced significant growth
since 2012 move to Austin
 
AUSTIN, TEXAS, MAY 6, 2015 — The leading provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, Codero Hosting opened its new office this week along the high-tech corridor in the Northwest Hills section of Austin, an area popular for many start-ups and growing technology companies. The company moved from its Westlake Hills location, which the company opened in 2012 when Emil Sayegh joined as CEO. Since then, the company has grown at a rate far greater than the average for the hosting industry, thus necessitating the office expansion. To accommodate the business’ growth, Codero continues to hire in both its Austin and Kansas City locations.  Commercial real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) served as broker for the new lease.
 
“The vibrant technology community and the talent pool here has made Austin an ideal home for Codero as our team and offerings have expanded since 2012,” said Sayegh. “The new space is built for collaboration. With an open floor plan, more space for break-out meetings and the building’s superior facilities, Codero will be able to continue attracting the best talent and addressing the needs of our customers in delivering exceptional on-demand hybrid cloud and dedicated hosting services.”
“I assisted Codero in finding their first Austin office in 2012 and it has been a pleasure to help and watch the company grow over the last three years,” said Zane Cole, Vice President, JLL. “Up and coming technology companies like Codero help make Austin the exciting and dynamic home that it is, and we take pride in helping these businesses find new space for expansion in our city.”
Since establishing an office in Austin, Codero has filled out a talented leadership team, developed the industry’s only true on-demand hybrid hosting service, opened a third data center with a new location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and secured $8 million in financing from Silicon Valley Bank while significantly expanding its customer base. Additionally, Codero’s Net Promoter Score (NPS®) reached an all-time high of 70 at the end of Q4 2014, one of the highest of the hosting industry where the average NPS is in the single digits – comparable to the scores of Amazon and Apple and well above the average NPS for businesses in general.
 
Codero Hosting continues to expand its team and is hiring for a number of positions in its Austin, Phoenix and Overland Park, Kan. offices. For more information, visit.
 
About Codero Hosting  
Codero Hosting delivers world-class on-demand dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting infrastructure and solutions. The company’s seasoned, highly technical team and its innovative, industry-leading technology and automation platform combine to deliver unparalleled customer service, enabling web-dependent companies of all sizes to confidently outsource hosting needs. Codero has data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Ashburn, Virginia with plans for expansion in Europe. All services and products are backed by SSAE 16 (previously known SAS 70 Type II) secure data centers, live U.S.-based 24/7/365 support, and a seasoned staff. Codero offers the hosting industry’s only customer loyalty rewards program as well as valued affiliate, channel, and reseller programs. The company is majority-owned by NYC-based growth equity firm Catalyst Investors. For more information about Codero Hosting visit www.codero.com or connect with Codero on Twitter and Facebook.
 
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Codero Hosting Secures New Investment to Fuel Next Phase of Growth http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2015/06/02 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:00:00 -0500  
AUSTIN, TEXAS JUNE 2, 2015Codero Hosting, a leading provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, announced that BLM Acquisition Corp. (“BLM”), a consortium of 32 regional telecom and broadband providers, has completed the acquisition of all of the company’s outstanding equity from majority owner Catalyst Investors and other shareholders. The acquisition includes a significant investment by BLM to fuel Codero’s next phase of growth, which will include development and launch of new products and services that leverage the company’s existing data center facilities, expansion of the company’s sales channel, and growth of the its footprint across the U.S. and the world.  Emil Sayegh will remain as president and CEO of Codero, and will become Chairman of the Board of Directors of the new organization. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
 
“We are excited about the next phase of growth for Codero and our partnership with some of the country’s leading telecommunications providers. This transaction is unique in the hosting space, as it’s not just about equity and capital, but also channel partnerships, technology innovations and transit enablement – the supply chain of IoT,” said Sayegh. “We are grateful for the long-term partnership and commitment of Catalyst Investors, our customers, and our employees who have enabled us to build one of the fastest growing hosting companies with unparalleled technology and superior service. We look forward to extending our reach to new markets and customers with the help of our new investors.”
 
The partnership between Codero and BLM is strategic on many levels:
  • Codero adds 32 new premier partners, significantly expanding the sales channel through which the company’s hosting products and services are distributed.
  • Codero gains a network of strategic investors with “boots on the ground” knowledge of the communications and technology needs of customers.
  • Through a network of “edge” data centers located at the facilities of its investors, Codero customers will have enhanced connectivity options and Codero will gain access to the significant network assets of the investors, all facilitating the delivery of latency sensitive applications.
In a joint statement, Bill King, Leo Staurulakis and Manny Staurulakis, founding shareholders of BLM, outlined the drive and vision behind the Codero acquisition:  “Over the years, independent telecommunications providers have taken leadership roles in the communities they serve, building robust, high-speed, technically advanced networks. These providers are increasingly asked to provide the cutting-edge IT services and solutions that their customers now demand. The Codero acquisition is an excellent fit with the natural evolution of the independent communications provider service platform and will provide the BLM investors and their customers with critical capabilities to address these rapidly changing needs. The Codero transaction is about marrying the impressive technical and product development capabilities of Codero with the collective resources and established market presence of these telecom investors, creating a scalable vehicle for the development and delivery of cutting-edge hosting and IT products and services.”
 
Webster Bank of Hartford, Conn. provided senior financing to BLM in support of the transaction and Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA provided legal counsel. On the sellers’ side, DH Capital initiated this transaction and acted as exclusive financial advisor and Lowenstein Sandler LLP provided legal counsel.

About Codero Hosting  
Codero Hosting delivers world-class on-demand dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting infrastructure and solutions. The company’s seasoned, highly technical team and its innovative, industry-leading technology and automation platform combine to deliver unparalleled customer service, enabling web-dependent companies of all sizes to confidently outsource hosting needs. Codero serves its global customers from data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Ashburn, Virginia with plans for expansion in Europe. All services and products are backed by SSAE 16 secure data centers, live U.S.-based 24/7/365 support, and a seasoned staff. Codero offers the hosting industry’s only customer loyalty rewards program as well as valued affiliate, channel, and reseller programs. For more information about Codero Hosting visit www.codero.com or connect on Twitter and Facebook.
 
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Codero CEO Emil Sayegh Published on Network World http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2015/10/08 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:00:00 -0500 This article was originally published on Network World.

Hybrid hosting lets you run your database on dedicated servers, put your front-end in the cloud, and tie everything together with a single click

When the Amazon Web Services platform failed recently some of the internet’s biggest sites -- including Netflix and Tinder – suffered extended outages. The culprit? AWS's NoSQL database DynamoDB, where increased error rates led to increased errors and latency in more than 20 AWS services.

These and other sites wouldn’t have had a problem if they used hybrid hosting, the best way to architect modern apps. Hybrid hosting lets businesses set up their databases on dedicated servers, put their front-end Web apps in the cloud, then tie everything together with a single click.

While many companies recognize that hybrid hosting and the hybrid cloud are “the next big thing” in hosting, some are intimidated by what they don’t know. Because hybrid cloud adoption is still nascent, there remains a lot of confusion about the technology. It’s time to debunk some myths.

Myth: Hybrid cloud is only used for cloud bursting.

When an application running in a private cloud gets a sudden demand for computing capacity, it can “burst” to a public cloud to handle that spike. This cannot be a reactive measure, though, and it is difficult to run applications on traditional, dedicated servers and then swap that same workload to the cloud at will. For cloud bursting to work properly, applications must be designed from the ground up with that in mind; the vast majority of applications are not built this way. It takes special skill and intent to build applications that know how to burst to the cloud.

Hosting on a hybrid infrastructure does not magically make an application cloud burst; the application must be designed for that. Furthermore, the hybrid cloud must allow for the cloud burst at the networking level, which requires integration of hybrid at the networking level. It is unreasonable to expect legacy applications running on traditional dedicated servers to just swap their workloads to the cloud on demand.

Hybrid cloud cannot, in fact, be used for cloud bursting unless the application was designed for that. Combining an adequately designed application with a hybrid cloud infrastructure, however, would enable an organization to build up an auto-scaling and burst-capable application on hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Myth: Hybrid cloud is complicated to implement.

This is only true if hybrid cloud is done in a non-automated, non-productized manner. If an organization attempts to build its own configuration, things can get complicated quickly and it can take weeks to implement. However, when hybrid cloud technology is implemented through an automated platform, it can be done in less than a few hours, if not minutes.

Ideally, a hosted hybrid cloud solution should be designed with drag-and-drop functionality in mind for every component. This method allows you to configure your infrastructure the way you want, while keeping the network automation in the background. A drag-and-drop interface makes implementing the hybrid cloud a breeze.

Myth: Hybrid cloud is more expensive.

Hybrid cloud can be less expensive than a purely dedicated or purely cloud configuration with the proper setup – namely, if cloud servers are leveraged for variable workloads and dedicated servers are leveraged for fixed workloads. There is a possibility for hybrid cloud to run up the costs, but that’s only if bridging devices are used. Done correctly (and without these devices), a business can cut its costs with a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Take a florist business. Florists are dramatically busier on days like Valentine’s Day than the rest of the year. If a florist pays for dedicated hosting based on those sporadic days they’re paying too much. Cloud, too, can be expensive. Most days of the year the florist sees pretty static load and demand. With hybrid hosting, the florist can run day-to-day business on dedicated servers, add cloud instances for the Valentine’s Day peak, then return to dedicated servers on February 15. This is the most cost-effective way to go.

Costs can run up when businesses pay premiums for resources that should be fixed commodities like bandwidth or storage. A proper strategy utilizes each element of a hybrid cloud set-up to gain operational and cost advantages.

Myth: Hybrid cloud is only for enterprises.

Organizations of all sizes can reap the benefits of hybrid cloud – start-ups and SMBs are even more primed that enterprises to benefit from the hybrid cloud.

Enterprises have the most legacy apps that require a dedicated infrastructure and can gain a lot from the hybrid cloud by integrating existing environments with new ones. However, changing applications, migrations, and IT approvals can take a long time. Start-ups with fixed workloads (like databases) and variable workloads benefit from the hybrid cloud, too. In fact, we’re seeing more adoption of hybrid among startups and SMBs than enterprises due to the agility of decision making in smaller organizations.

Because on-demand hybrid hosting is easy to set up and requires minimal configuration, it is ideal for businesses that have small IT teams (especially for IT “teams” that are just a single person). Hybrid hosting also offers reliability, giving these start-ups and SMBs an edge over their larger, more slower moving competitors.

Myth: Hybrid is good for data redundancy.

“Traditional” hybrid cloud is NOT good for data redundancy. Consider an organization that stores critical data on its local dedicated server environment. This company runs a redundant system on a public cloud for live failover or immediate data recovery. In the traditional hybrid cloud model, this organization is reliant upon a single physical network device to bridge the cloud and dedicated infrastructures. The purpose of redundancy is to eliminate points of failure, not add potential network failure scenarios. A traditional hybrid architecture with a “connect” device is a single point of failure.

On-demand hybrid hosting, which is architected at the layer 2 network level to send data through an automated deep layer of networking, is redundant and ensures the FASTEST data transport path from point to point.

In conclusion, it is clear that the hybrid cloud is the future and will dominate IT for the next decade. The beauty of enabling the on-demand hybrid cloud infrastructure is it’s customizable to the unique needs and usages, while optimizing costs. Hybrid is the antithesis to the “one size fits all” approach that companies have had to deal with for years. Figure out what your ideal infrastructural environment is, then make it happen with the hybrid cloud.
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<span >Codero CEO Emil Sayegh Quoted in Article in WindowsITPro</span> http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2015/12/16 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:00:00 -0600 This article was originally published on WindowsITPro.

Cloud-based systems have grown in size and scope, and are increasingly important to enterprises as they grow their presence and their use of data. For companies that already have significant internal technology infrastructure in place, the lure of cloud computing platforms presents the promise of on-demand expansion and service deployment at the same time their existing systems support current operations. With all that said, the cloud pendulum seems to be shifting as companies figure out what does—and doesn’t—work in the cloud.

“As more companies with legacy applications want to try cloud technologies, cloud computing is headed from just a pure public cloud--à la AWS [Amazon Web Services]--to a hybrid cloud combining traditional computing and storage infrastructure, together with the ability to spin up cloud instances,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO and president of Codero Hosting. “Companies using AWS are starting to feel the limitations of an ‘only public cloud’ strategy. They are feeling it in their pocketbook and budget, and in performance and flexibility.”

One of the biggest issues CIOs are facing is that no one knows what the biggest issues—and technologies—will be moving forward, even in the relatively near term. In this digital economy, in which change is increasingly driven by customers, companies must be able to quickly adapt or they will almost surely die.

“The world of IT is changing at an ever-increasing pace,” said Sayegh. “No one can tell in detail what the next big technologies will be, what they will be called or how they will exactly work.”

Despite all the uncertainty about the future, businesses can count on the fact that data and the need for large-scale storage will be major drivers for business and the technology that enables it—with mobile overarching everything.

“The mobile explosion will continue--there will be more mobile users than ever before, and BYOD [bring your own device] and the Web applications that have come along with these trends will continue,” noted Sayegh. “When looking to build for the future, CIOs need to understand that there will be a lot more devices everywhere. To plan for the future, CIOs need to think about infrastructure that accommodates scale, flexibility and ubiquitous access. It’s a simple formula with many underlying complex components.”<span 1.6em;"=""> 

Sayegh said that while we hear about “the cloud” all the time, few realize it is the key to building IT for the future.

“Clearly, traditional infrastructure can’t handle it because it cannot scale,” he said. “Cloud alone can’t do it, as the virtualization layer introduces latency and performance issues when faced with large data sets.”

Companies experiencing or anticipating high growth, or those expanding their global footprint and needing to support highly distributed operations, are already looking at hybrid environments that offer both internal stability and external expansion. The deployment of hybrid cloud infrastructures offer options that support these kinds of plans.

“It is the bridge between the performance and control of dedicated infrastructure and the flexibility and benefits of the cloud that we know,” he said. “This is where CIOs need to focus for the next two years.”

This content is underwritten by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

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Codero CEO Emil Sayegh Published in The WHIR http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2016/01/04 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 published in The WHIR.

Hybrid Hosting: The Third Generation Cloud

Perspective is always important when picking technologies to base the future of your company’s IT on. Technologies go through generations of improvements along multiple dimensions before they reach true ubiquity.

Take the disk drive as an example. First built in 1953 by IBM, each new generation of disk drives replaced larger, more sensitive, and more cumbersome devices. The cost also dropped precipitously with every generation. Not many people remember, but the earliest drives were usable only in the protected environment of a data center.

Later generations progressively reached factories, offices, and homes, eventually reaching the ubiquity we see today. Disk diameter was 14 inches and disks were typically mounted in standalone boxes that resembled washing machines! Individual drives often required high-current AC power due to the large motors required to spin the large disks.

This is a far cry from the sleek, quiet, and high performance solid-state drives (SSD) we use today, which can be considered the third generation of hard drives. Third generation technologies are faster, cheaper, and better.

That’s why your company should select third generation technologies for its key IT infrastructure.

Similar to hard drives, the cloud is a multi-generational phenomenon. Its story is distinguished by three distinct generations of cloud. With the introduction of each generation, platforms, applications, and companies have been transformed by these emerging technologies and their radical advantages.

It’s important for companies using the cloud to make the correct “bet.” By one estimate, we are on track for a volume of nearly 7 zettabytes of data across the world by the year 2020. The rise of analytics and other modern applications are directly linked to cloud-based opportunities. Companies must make the right technological bets to take advantage of this amazing growth.

 

The Evolution of Virtualization and How We Approach Computing


The concept of virtualization in computing dates back fifty years. As computing transformed and evolved, server computing has become more affordable than ever. This means virtualization didn’t get a chance to take off; it was economically feasible to have individual servers take on individual workloads.

The tide turned as data began to grow, and each generation of technologies brought an insatiable thirst for power, space, and cooling. Costs began to swell, and it turned out that the one server-one workload architecture that was the de facto standard was extremely inefficient. Total resource utilization in countless data centers across the world ranked in the single digits.

As a response, virtualization re-emerged through innovations introduced by VMware in 1999. A number of other open-source projects like Xen spawned, and software companies starting their own efforts, like Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix, and Virtual Iron. Today, virtualization has enabled the development of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and container technologies, which indicates we should expect the sustained evolution of improvements in the realm of virtualizing systems, applications, and workloads.

 

VPS Hosting: The First Generation Cloud


Virtualization opened the door for VPS, which was implemented by hosting providers around the world. VPS enabled hosting providers to offer customers a step up from the notoriously poor experience of shared hosting and segregate environments (based on selected partitions) into separate server systems.

The technology helped create a new type of offering that provides the cost advantages of shared hosting with the virtual control of dedicated hosting. Digital Ocean, Linode, and SliceHost have blazed a path on this front and continue to provide VPS today. The VPS space has become a place for open competition for bargain pricing, complete with concerns about reliability, quality, and support due to that “race for the cheapest.”

Nonetheless, VPS remains one of the most important innovations in the history of web hosting as it is essentially the first generation of cloud technology. Due to its nature, though, VPS never scaled to corporate IT and never gained ubiquitous acceptance.


The Second Generation Cloud: A Virtualized Hypervisor


There is no more significant milestone than the innovation of web-enabled applications and the infrastructure that supports them. Salesforce introduced the concept of web-enabled applications in 1999 by introducing the delivery of enterprise applications through a website. It would not take long for more applications to gravitate toward a more dynamic model.

Virtualization was the key component enabling the enterprise to launch apps on the web. As it has evolved, it has responded to a number of resource and management requirements at the infrastructure level with advancements that still benefit companies today.

Amazon was an early pioneer in the cloud industry, along with Rackspace, Hewlett-Packard, and a few others. Amazon’s cloud (Amazon Web Services) dominates the scene today (this is not a good thing). When Amazon entered the field, it was building its own web infrastructure to address a particular set of rapid needs and lessen the gap between its application engineers and infrastructure engineers. This led to the development of a proprietary set of reliable infrastructure tools that Amazon’s application engineers could use to deploy, monitor, and control systems.

Amazon saw an opportunity to create a product out of web-scale infrastructure so that web-scale applications could be easily utilized by customers. AWS is distinguished as a second generation cloud products by a number of factors we take for granted today. The virtualized system, the console, the ordering process, and the cloud Application Programming Interface (API) make up some of the cloud advancements within this generation.

This cloud generation enabled significant advancement in application structure and application delivery. Hovering overhead, however, is a set of shortcomings that have dogged the public cloud industry for years. For example, companies that face compliance, security, and performance needs have long struggled with the control and application structuring that this cloud generation lacks. Within a public cloud, there is no native way of structuring capacity, flexibility, and control that modern applications require. Various workarounds and accentuated offerings have been clumsy, costly, and inefficient.


The Third Generation Cloud: Hybrid Hosting


In time, enterprise demands led to the emergence of the hybrid cloud: a platform that can provide a multi-tiered architecture of capability. This architecture has to include a dedicated layer for control, security, and performance. It must include a cloud layer that offers cost benefits and scalability. Flexible and ever-growing storage has to be there, too, because data is always growing. Finally, a network must be dedicated and exclusive to unify this architecture.

The case for hybrid is simple. With a unifying interface that is fully programmable, modern applications and computing needs are met by delivering the features of cloud computingand dedicated servers. Hybrid cloud users get the horsepower and control they need, where they need it, while also being able to utilize the flexibility and scaling power that the cloud provides. Hybrid delivers whatever computing resource is required, wherever it is needed, and allows your computing to match your application structure and workloads. It means more efficiency, which leads to better capacity management and financial savings.

However, not all hybrid models are the same, and successful models require tremendous feats of architecture and automation. Codero has achieved these feats for customers with the industry’s first on-demand hybrid hosting platform. By introducing a scalable and customizable infrastructure, Codero gave companies of all sizes (from startup through enterprise) the computing platform right-fitted for their needs and the ultimate platform for any company and any application.

In many cases (like AWS), second generation cloud platforms are pseudo-hybrid in nature at best. Codero offers a true hybrid platform that delivers every element of the infrastructure to customers on demand. The management interface is flexible, tunable, and programmable, making it the ultimate solution for today’s cloud needs.

This generation of cloud is here to stay because it provides endless configuration, customization, and advantages for all customers and applications. This is why hybrid is the most discussed architecture in the business and on its way to becoming the infrastructure of choice for all companies.

 

Have a Strategy


What does the future hold? Based on indicators of the needs that lie ahead and the abilities to meet them, the next generation of cloud computing will have to deliver even better value, faster. Automation, manageability, and reporting will be key factors in this next generation cloud.

Codero sees the next generation cloud as an intelligent platform with the ability to integrate with existing technology processes and management tools. It will support various business tenants and, in essence, be a flexible service platform. This platform will be unified and behave as a single, simple-to-configure entity. It will be defined by software to accommodate the needs of software and applications, and it will address needs for identity, security, and the Internet of Things. Finally, it will be free of the anchor of a single infrastructure.

The challenge can be simply stated. Many organizations do not have the capacity and resources to deploy and maintain systems that are complex in nature. At the same time, however, the need for increasingly complex infrastructures and applications is increasing, as many organizations face regulations, budgetary concerns, customer service, and the overall customer experience.

The answer to these questions will be based on simplicity and value. It’s a delicate dichotomy balanced by the tremendous value that only hybrid delivers. The hybrid cloud, the third generation cloud, is the only smart bet for today’s IT infrastructure.]]>
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Codero CEO Emil Sayegh Published in Light Reading http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2016/01/05 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 published in Light Reading.

Finding the Right Home for Cloud Apps

Finding the right place for your apps to live is like shopping for real estate, with choices between owning, renting and hybrid models.

Owning your own home is like owning your own data center. Alternately, a hotel lets you use as many rooms as you need without much of a commitment, which is like parking your applications in the public cloud. And hybrid clouds are somewhere in the middle.

Owning a Data Center and Owning a Home

Running your own data center is similar to owning your home. It takes a strong -- and expensive -- commitment, and it assumes that you will be staying at a location for a long time. You have total control and ultimate responsibility. The homeowner bears the burden for power, cooling, paint on the wall, smoke detectors and the lawn. You have the keys; you're in charge of who can come and go. For privacy, you don't share driveways or walls with your neighbors.

Likewise, owning and managing a data center introduces substantial liabilities and costs in security, power and cooling. Modern facilities require huge amounts of power to run effectively, and all of that power must be backed up with generators for emergency purposes. The data center needs a cooling system powerful enough to keep a giant room packed with hot machines at around 70º Fahrenheit. It also needs a top-notch physical security system with multiple cameras, biometric readers, and checkpoints. Data center management quickly becomes a very expensive business decision.

As a home owner, you must pay for insurance, taxes and mortgage and you have to update and maintain your house as it ages. All responsibilities fall to the homeowner, and it takes a lot of work to keep things operating smoothly.

Likewise, when you own a data center, upkeep, maintenance, taxes, insurance and the added liability of meeting compliance requirements to house customer data, common expenses add up to a significant portion of the bottom line. The trade-off for these liabilities is that you get ultimate control and privacy. You don't have to share network traffic, servers or storage resources with anyone, and you can make any changes you need, within reason.

Natural apps to live in your own data center, in your own home, are those subject to regulatory compliance (e.g., PCI, HIPPA, FISMA), legacy and back office apps, such as custom software, complex and custom websites, OSS workflow and legacy ERP applications. These apps require a lot of customization and have very specific security needs.

Dedicated Server Hosting and Renting a Home

When renting a home, you have much less liability. You still live with the security and privacy benefits of owning your own home, but the impact of maintenance and costs are someone else's responsibility, freeing up some of your capital to invest elsewhere. Renting a home is similar to hosting your website or app with a hosting provider specialist. You're not locked into a long-term commitment. Less responsibility means more flexibility, but it also adds concerns. For hosting, the consideration is whether your hosting provider has a solid and secure network and is offering exceptional service and 24/7/365 support.

Applications subject to regulatory compliance (e.g., PCI, HIPPA, FISMA), custom applications, databases, big data apps and modern ERP applications are suited for a dedicated hosting platform that's essentially rented space. This is because you can define appropriate settings in a dedicated hosting environment and maintain control.

Hotels and Hosting on the Public Cloud

The public cloud is analogous to hotel living. Here you have a multitude of transient tenants sharing a structure designed to split the cost of maintenance and upkeep to keep costs low.

Hotels, like the public cloud, offer as many rooms as you may need and are willing to pay for. Costs are shared and there is a convenience of having rooms on demand and on a nightly basis, which creates a much greater benefit for you.

Hosting your infrastructure on the public cloud is like booking a stay at a hotel, as both offer ultimate scalability. If I want to host a convention for 300 people, I can do that in a hotel. If I know my website will be hit with massive traffic spikes on Black Friday, the public cloud can easily scale up to meet those increased needs. That's something I can't do in my own house or rented apartment.

The downside of staying at a hotel -- or hosting on the public cloud -- is that you share space with others and your privacy is minimal. Because there are many more variables at play, you have far less control here than when you host on a dedicated server.

Packaged apps such as test/dev, SaaS, websites, blogs and wikis are right at home in a public cloud. These types of applications have variable loads. Like people coming in and out of a hotel building, the load of these applications moves in cycles throughout the day.

SaaS applications and applications with variable workloads (like social media apps) also need the space and flexibility of on-demand capacity, meaning they're suited for the hotel-like space of the cloud. You can have as much as you need, when you need it -- all at a cost, of course. Static workloads, such as an accounting system, are not suited for living in a public cloud for multiple reasons, the primary being cost. The load is not going to change much. Most would not consider living 365 days a year for five years in a hotel room; the privacy would be poor and the costs prohibitive.

A New Kind of Living Arrangement: On-Demand Hybrid

For the best of both worlds -- control and privacy -- look to on-demand hybrid hosting. It is the way of the future. Imagine you are hosting a conference being held in a hotel in the same town you own a home. You can go to the conference at a hotel, use all the amenities and conveniences available to do your work efficiently, host as many guests as you need to, then return home from work when you need to enjoy the privacy and security of your own home. This, in short, is the new on-demand hybrid experience. It is the reality many of us live in. We have an apartment or a house, and also use hotels as needed to accommodate overflow guests. Hybrid is essentially just that, but for hosting world.

Another benefit of hybrid hosting is the elimination of many of the public cloud concerns from providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) – overpaying for bandwidth, delays due to noisy neighbors, and the lack of help in customizing infrastructure configuration. Because it offers the privacy of dedicated hosting, hybrid also eliminates concerns surrounding regulatory compliance like PCI and HIPAA.

Hybrid Hosting is the Future

The hybrid cloud has eliminated some of the greatest concerns of the public cloud:

  • You won't overpay for cloud resources.

  • You can implement data isolation for performance and security reasons.

  • You can have all the performance you need, where you need it in a hybrid architecture.

  • You can address regulatory concerns.

  • You can customize everything.

I'm very excited for the future. We're sitting at an amazing intersection of technologies, market trends and usage that will drive our industry forward. To truly embrace this future, it's vital to consider the many benefits of hybrid hosting, develop a hybrid strategy, and ensure you don't get locked into false choices or overspend on cloud hype. To figure out how to best serve the massive amounts of data being created every day, all it takes is to join the movement, and look at this new world through a hybrid lens.

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Codero CEO Emil Sayegh Quoted in Article in The WHIR http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2016/01/21 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:00:00 -0600 published in The WHIR.

Is Hybrid Cloud the Future of Enterprise IT?

There is a consensus among businesses about the importance of digital business initiatives, and a consensus that hybrid cloud models are the best way to implement them seems to be developing, based on research released Wednesday by EMC. Nine out of ten enterprises consider digital business to be a top priority over the next three years and almost as many either currently use or plan to use a hybrid cloud environment.

IDG Research surveyed IT and business executives about the importance of digital transformation, its goals, and how to achieve them, and found that hybrid cloud computing, including two or more of a data center, a public cloud, a private cloud and a managed private cloud, is the future of enterprise IT. While 83 percent use or will use hybrid cloud environments, 88 percent believe hybrid capabilities are important or critical to enabling digital business transformation.

“Becoming digital is a priority for nearly every business on the planet,” said Jeremy Burton, President, Products and Marketing, EMC Corporation. “But how to get there is not as obvious. This study makes it perfectly clear that hybrid cloud – and the savings and agility it brings with it – is a key enabler to becoming a digital business.”

The lag between recognition of the importance digital transformation, recognition of hybrid cloud as a cost-effective and agile means of achieving it, and its adoption suggests continued growth as the high priority change is implemented.

Enterprises are seeking the transformation to improve customer experience (87 percent), acquire new customers (86 percent), increase innovation, and enable real-time business decisions (each 82 percent, respectively). Sixty-three percent said they are well on their way to achieving their digital transformation goals, but barriers they face include budget and resources (38 percent) and lack of the right technology (29 percent), both of which hybrid cloud approaches can mitigate with careful tailoring, and also fragmented environments (30 percent), which hybrid configurations could potentially make worse.

Those who run significant workloads in hybrid environments find IT cost savings, which allows funds to be redirected to improve business outcomes, and are more likely to be ahead of their competitors in digital-ready infrastructure and digital business transformation. The average reduction in IT cost from hybrid cloud is 24 percent, according to the study.

“The only way for us to do digital delivery is ultimately through a combination of private and public cloud,” said one study respondent. “If we didn’t do that, we wouldn’t survive.”

The sense in which enterprises can perform digitally transform without using hybrid cloud environments is uncertain, Infinitely Virtual CEO Adam Stern wrote in August. New web and application hosting technologies, and third generation hybrid cloud, however, enables the configuration and customization to deliver advantages to the enterprise as never before, writes Codero Hosting CEO Emil Sayegh.

VMware pulled out of a joint cloud venture with EMC with a December announcement, but EMC’s push to expand its services businesses, headlined by its May acquisition of Virtustream for $1.2 billion, rolls on.

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Following Acquisition, Codero Hosting Successfully Incorporated in 32 RLECS and ILECS to Power IT in Rural Markets Across the U.S. http://www.codero.com/company/news-and-events/press-releases/2016/04/07 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0500 AUSTIN, TEXAS, APRIL 7, 2016 – Less than one year after the acquisition by a consortium of 32 regional telecom and broadband providers, Codero Hosting has extended its world-class hosting infrastructure and solutions to rural and regional markets across the country. A leading provider of on-demand hybrid cloud hosting services, Codero has successfully integrated its products with its 32 telecom investors to reach more than 350,000 new business customers and offer superior hosting services locally.
 
Over the past year, all 32 of Codero’s RLEC and ILEC investors have signed on to become Codero Preferred Channel Partners and sell Codero products in their markets, reaching nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population directly.
 
“By collaborating with our new investors, we successfully tackled the previously daunting challenges of accessing and delivering cutting-edge IT services and solutions to businesses in rural and regional markets across the country,” said Emil Sayegh, Chairman and CEO of Codero Hosting. “Through intensive training and the integration of our products with those of our investors, we are well ahead of schedule in delivering technology expertise and customized hosting services for millions of customers across the country that would otherwise be missed. We are proud to be an essential resource for our partners to approach all things cloud and deliver these solutions closer to the ‘edge’.”
 
The partnership with Codero enables its investors to provide hosting and cloud services as extensions of their existing offerings. For example, investor Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) brought in Codero to work with Vault 1440™, provider of backup and recovery solutions, to migrate its business from a traditional colocation solution to a Codero hosted solution.   
 
“As a longtime DCN customer we welcomed the opportunity to use a DCN partner for hosting. The transition to Codero was quick and easy and the superior service allows us to seamlessly scale and cut costs. We look forward to a long relationship with DCN and Codero,” said Darrin S. Lee, Founder and President of Vault 1440.
 
In addition to delivering Codero services to their customer base, Codero’s RLEC investors have embraced the technology for themselves, migrating some mission critical applications to Codero. 
 
“Monitoring broadband peering connections are vital to our success. By hosting a network monitoring application in the cloud with Codero we can monitor our connectivity from a routing perspective, which allows us to make routing changes on the fly and improve the overall customer satisfaction for our subscribers,” said Jimmy Blevins, CEO of Skyline Membership Corporation, a telecom cooperative in Western North Carolina.

Codero will officially extend its infrastructure into the rural markets this quarter by creating a footprint in DCN's carrier class hardened data center that will enable cloud and hosting closer to the “edge” for customers in the Dakotas.
 
About Codero Hosting 
Codero Hosting delivers world-class on-demand dedicated, managed, cloud and hybrid hosting infrastructure and solutions. The company’s seasoned, highly technical team and its innovative, industry-leading technology and automation platform combine to deliver unparalleled customer service, enabling web-dependent companies of all sizes to confidently outsource hosting needs. Codero serves its global customers from data centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Ashburn, Virginia with plans for expansion in Europe. All services and products are backed by SSAE 16 secure data centers, live U.S.-based 24/7/365 support, and a seasoned staff. Codero offers the hosting industry’s only customer loyalty rewards program as well as valued affiliate, channel, and reseller programs. For more information about Codero Hosting visit www.codero.com or connect on Twitter and Facebook.]]>
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