SOURCE: 3Tera

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December 07, 2009 08:15 ET

Kualo Launches theCloud -- On-Demand Cloud Computing Solution

Hosting Provider Leverages AppLogic® Platform From 3Tera for New Service

LONDON and TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Kualo, a leader in managed business hosting, announces the launch of its new hosting service, theCloud, available immediately though Kualo's newly re-branded Web site. theCloud provides flexible virtual servers on-demand enabling customers to build a hosted cloud server of any size using intuitive sliding scale controls (http://www.kualo.com/cloud/discount-cloud-hosting) and have it provisioned after submitting payment details.

Unlike any of the cloud solutions available on the market today, Kualo is combining the flexibility of cloud computing with their proven expertise in managed hosting solutions. Customers can choose from several levels of managed hosting solutions for their new cloud environment and have confidence and peace of mind that their infrastructure is well configured and maintained.

In order to provide leading edge capabilities and reliability, Kualo partnered with 3Tera®, the leading innovator of cloud computing technology. 3Tera's AppLogic™ cloud computing platform allows businesses to construct complete user-defined infrastructure configurations with the exact amount of resources needed.

"We are extremely excited to introduce theCloud," said Jo Stonehouse, Managing Director, Kualo. "We believe that IT resources should be easy to use, scale and manage, so that businesses can focus on their main expertise. Having the support of 3Tera in rolling out new services and capabilities makes us confident in the benefits of cloud computing for our hosting business. We are already seeing growing demand for theCloud and soon will make the service available in our London, UK facility."

"Our partnership with Kualo exemplifies why we work closely with leading hosting providers," commented Bert Armijo, SVP marketing and product management, 3Tera, Inc. "Combining their managed hosting expertise and data center presence on each side of the Atlantic with 3Tera's cloud computing solution will result in an enterprise-quality service that ensures flexibility and disaster recovery capability for any application, all at a much lower entry cost."

Availability

Kualo's theCloud is available immediately with pricing starting at just $35 per month for 0.4GHz of CPU, 256MB RAM and 20 GB disk space, scaling all the way up to a little over $1200 per month for 7.6GHz of CPU, 15 GB RAM and 800GB disk space. Initially, the service is available at Kualo's data center facility in Tampa, Florida, with plans to extend the service to their London, United Kingdom facility before the end of the year.

Additional Resources:

--  A quick, fun video animation of theCloud: http://www.kualo.com/cloud/
--  Kualo Management Plans: http://www.kualo.com/cloud/managed-cloud-hosting
--  Tour Kualo's data center: http://www.kualo.com/home/tampa-datacenter
    

About Kualo

Kualo was founded in the summer of 2002, and quickly became established as a leading host for resellers. Over the years Kualo have diversified their offering to meet customers' requirements, and now provide a complete service which scales from the smallest home user to large high traffic web sites and e-commerce businesses. Kualo go beyond the traditional dedicated hosting model by providing a range of managed services, now supplemented by the addition of their cloud hosting platform. For more information, visit http://www.kualo.com.

About 3Tera, Inc.

3Tera, Inc. is the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, simplifying the deployment and scaling of online applications. Named "Cool Vendor in IT operations, 2008" by Gartner Group, 3Tera offers AppLogic™, the first commercially available cloud computing platform that completely removes the cost and complexity associated with infrastructure. Available both for building in-house private clouds and as a platform for cloud computing services, AppLogic allows IT professionals to develop and deploy online applications in minutes instead of weeks, using only a browser to manage and scale on demand fully distributed systems and deliver security and business continuity for all applications, while fully controlling their cloud computing environment. For more information, visit www.3tera.com

3Tera, the 3Tera logo, AppLogic, Cloudware and Cloud Computing without Compromise are trademarks or registered trademarks of 3Tera, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other company names and marks belong to their respective owners.

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