October 07, 2009 08:00 ET

G2iX Unveils First Server Using Open Standards for Custom PaaS Creation Inside the Enterprise

Morph CloudServer Streamlines Software Development and Deployment

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Today at the ITU Telecom World (http://www.itu.int/WORLD2009/) conference, G2iX unveiled the Morph CloudServer (http://www.g2ix.com/morph), the first appliance using open standards to dynamically create custom Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments. Following industry-leading standards established by Amazon's (http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/morph/) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2 (http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/)) and Eucalyptus (http://www.eucalyptus.com/), the Morph CloudServer offers unprecedented flexibility, control and agility for developing and deploying software on a massive scale.

Businesses now have a more effective way to safely pilot new ideas, facilitate global expansion, and significantly decrease time to market. "For now, private cloud computing will not just be a viable term, it will be a significant strategic investment for most large organizations," said Gartner Research VP Phil Dawson in a recent release (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1193913). "We predict that through 2012, more than 75 percent of organizations' use of cloud computing will be devoted to very large data queries, short-term massively parallel workloads, or IT use by startups with little to no IT infrastructure."

Additional Morph CloudServer benefits:

Real-time server provisioning

A simple drag and drop graphical interface makes it easy to customize, deploy, adjust, or decommission compute resources at will from within a Web browser. The Morph CloudServer is also the first completely customizable private PaaS that can be tailored to match and support virtually any development language or framework.

Scalability

Scalability is embedded in the Morph CloudServer. It offers a complete framework out of the box, with 100 fully customizable and adaptable Virtual Machines.

Reliability

The Morph CloudServer is designed with a philosophy of fault tolerance, not fault avoidance. In addition to distributed application servers, an auto-provisioned database, continuous monitoring, backups and self-healing subsystem, the CloudServer offers the proven reliability of its IBM® BladeCenter® S chassis.

Secure, private clouds

The Morph CloudServer allows companies to take full advantage of their existing security infrastructure and maintain complete control of their core enterprise applications by enabling private clouds inside the enterprise.

"Cloud Computing for the enterprise is about efficiency," says Winston Damarillo, founder and CEO of G2iX. "The Morph CloudServer accelerates software development by providing companies with an instantly available platform as a service framework designed to support any corporate standard."


"Cloud computing technology, such as the Filipino co-developed Morph CloudServer, provides emerging countries with affordable access to world-class ICT infrastructure," said Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua, secretary of the Philippines' Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT). "The country is very proud of the Filipino engineers who played a significant role in developing this technology. Their success is a testament to the ability of the Philippine IT-BPO industry to provide globally-competitive products and services."

The Morph CloudServer offering in summary:

--  100 Virtual Machines (VMs) on an IBM BladeCenter S for $6,500 per
    month
--  Customizable PaaS with pre-built support for Java, Ruby on Rails and
    PHP
--  Source code management: Subversion and Maestro
--  Cloud-based testing using Selenium
--  Each VM is sized as an EC2 regular instance (1.75GB RAM and 1.7MHz
    equivalent CPU). Other sizes can be created by request
--  Hardware reliability features of the IBM BladeCenter S
--  The system includes 6TB of fully redundant storage
--  Supported operating systems: Linux, Solaris (Windows by request)
--  Supported databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL and announcing support for
    Oracle. DB2 is available upon request
--  Service Level Agreement guarantees 99.9% uptime, automatic credits
--  24x7 customer support
    

About G2iX

Global Gateway Innovation Exchange (G2iX) is a technology innovation leader with more than one hundred solutions deployed for global start-ups and Fortune 500 companies since 2001. G2iX offers end-to-end enterprise software and interactive media development, engineering automation, and a state-of-the-art cloud platform. To learn more, please visit www.g2ix.com

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