SingleHop Adds Free Private Cloud Services to Portfolio

Grazed from ITBusinessEdge. Author: Mike Vizard.

For many IT organizations the distinction between cloud services and managed hosting services is already blurry. Both are making use of outsourced infrastructure that have different pricing models attached to them in terms of how they are invoked. This week, SingleHop, a provider of both cloud services and data center co-location facilities, blurred that line even further by announcing it will provide a limited amount of free, private cloud computing services via its public cloud to IT organizations that use its data center co-location services.

Jordan Jacobs, vice president of products for SingleHop, says the virtual private cloud services, dubbed ColoPlus, is intended to entice more of its customers to start using the company’s public cloud service. While not all workloads are suited for the public cloud, Jacobs says many organizations that are rely on data center co-location services today could make more economic use of disaster recovery services, for example, that run on a public cloud...

Obviously, it’s more economical for SingleHop to move as many workloads as possible into its public cloud service. So, SingleHop is passing those economic incentives along to the co-location customers it gained when it recently acquired Datagram, a provider of data center co-location services...

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