3Tera, Inc., the innovator of grid and utility computing solutions for online services, today announces the company's vision to enable utility computing for Web applications. Comprised of seasoned industry innovators with a history of developing breakthrough technologies, 3Tera leverages grid architecture to free online applications from the hardware infrastructure required to deliver them. For the first time, Web-based applications become completely portable, easily scalable, and can be managed remotely on grids of commodity servers using only a browser. This breakthrough makes true utility computing a reality, and opens enormous market opportunities for hosting providers, as well as Web 2.0 and SaaS companies.
Grid technology has been used to scale large number-crunching applications in science and finance, but grids have been unable to run and scale the transactional and I/O intensive applications that dominate the Web. 3Tera has broken the barrier between grid computing and Web applications by advancing the state-of-the-art in virtualization with the introduction of its disposable infrastructure technology. This frees businesses from the cost and complexity associated with traditional infrastructure. Now, 3Tera enables any company to capitalize on a utility service model to deliver and manage Web applications with ease.
Enabling SaaS and Web 2.0
"Software as we know it is being replaced by online services, but scaling these services is highly complex and requires enormous amounts of capital," said Vlad Miloushev, president & CEO, 3Tera, Inc. "It is not accidental that one of the biggest search companies has more patents on load balancing than on search. 3Tera is working with hosting providers to offer reliable self-serve utility computing services that make Web applications easy to deploy, manage and scale. In the next decade, only the largest enterprises will be able to justify owning and operating their own servers."
Golden Opportunity for Hosting Providers
"As software moves online, the demands on hosting providers will increase. This is a golden opportunity to establish a strategic position to the delivery of Web 2.0 and SaaS applications," said Andrew Schroepfer, president, Tier1 Research. "3Tera can equip hosting providers with a highly available, reliable system for managing utility-oriented data center infrastructure so that developers can focus on their applications."
"As a new Internet marketing and media content delivery services company, we require a way to quickly roll out new services to ensure our competitive edge, and we need our infrastructure to have 100% uptime, yet we don't want to own and operate a data center," said Gabriel Kent, CTO, Intl News Media. "3Tera's system is enabling us to remotely manage our infrastructure, conduct self-serve provisioning, and scale our applications on demand as our business grows. With AppLogic, we've dramatically streamlined our data center operations and costs, and we pay only for the resources our applications require to run."
3Tera is working with leading hosting providers worldwide to deliver utility computing services. As part of that effort, the company continues to work with developers to expand the market of virtualized infrastructure readily available for use by Web 2.0 and SaaS companies in their service offerings.
About 3Tera, Inc.
3Tera, Inc. (3tera.com) is the innovator of grid and utility computing solutions that simplify the deployment, operation and scaling of online services. The company's breakthrough AppLogic grid operating system allows hosting providers to offer true utility computing that enables anyone with a browser and basic IT skills to operate dozens of servers, and hundreds of online applications, without owning and operating hardware infrastructure. 3Tera is a privately-held company headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California with R&D facilities in Silicon Valley, Israel and Eastern Europe.
3Tera, the 3Tera logo, and AppLogic are trademarks, or registered trademarks, of 3Tera, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other marks belong to their respective owners.
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