SOURCE: CloudPronto

January 12, 2011 08:45 ET

CloudPronto Offers IT Budget-Stretching Virtualization Options

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) -  IT budgets are on the rebound. TechTarget's 2011 IT Priorities Survey predicts IT budgets will grow about 2.8 percent this year. The question is, how are IT departments going to spend the money?

Although budgets have changed, the priorities of IT managers have not changed much since 2007. Once again in 2011, IT managers said server virtualization is the top priority. Indeed, 56 percent of IT managers cited server virtualization as top of the spending list. Also ranking on the list are disaster recovery/business continuity (45 percent) and backup for virtual servers (34 percent). Not yet mainstream -- but clearly on the radar screens of IT managers -- is cloud computing. Thirty-three percent of IT managers say they will launch into the cloud in 2011.

"It's refreshing to see IT budgets loosen up again -- but that doesn't mean IT managers shouldn't be frugal in how they spend money on technologies like server virtualization and cloud computing," said Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager at CloudPronto. "CloudPronto can help those IT dollars stretch further."

CloudPronto offers a service called MyCloudSite. It's similar to shared hosting, except on the cloud. MyCloudSite takes the shared hosting concept to the next level by offering all the benefits of the cloud at a discounted rate. MyCloudSite Standard package prices start at $3.95 a month.

CloudPronto also offers dedicated cloud servers. Just like a dedicated server, cloud servers offer total access to run applications and host websites. The difference between ServerPronto's dedicated servers and CloudPronto's cloud servers is the use of virtualization to share hardware with other cloud servers. CloudPronto's cloud servers are based on VMware's virtualization technology, which guarantees total access to run applications and host websites on a fault tolerant platform. Standard Cloud Server package prices start at $14.95 a month. Dedicated Cloud servers start at $699.95 a month.

About CloudPronto Hosting
CloudPronto is part of the 'Pronto family' of companies with MailPronto, ColoPronto and ServerPronto, which have been leading a low-cost revolution in the hosting industry since 2003. Following in those footsteps, CloudPronto Hosting is poised to change the way businesses worldwide buy IT by delivering computing-as-a-service. Integrating the industry's best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable.

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