SOURCE: Xeround


February 07, 2012 08:00 ET

Xeround Announces Free Version of Popular Cloud Database

Zero-Management, Highly Available MySQL Cloud Database Ideal for Smaller Applications and On-Going Development, Testing and Staging Purposes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - Xeround, the Cloud Database Company, today announced Xeround FREE, a free version of its popular cloud database for MySQL applications. Xeround FREE provides MySQL users a free, zero-management, highly available cloud database solution in just one click -- without having to install, configure and maintain a MySQL database in the cloud.

Xeround FREE is suitable for smaller applications as well as for on-going development, testing and staging environments. In addition to guaranteeing high availability with its built-in replicas and a unique self-healing architecture, Xeround FREE is also the only true native cloud database -- engineered specifically for the unique cloud environment -- thus avoiding the pitfalls of a traditional MySQL installation in the cloud. Available up to 10MB at no charge, Xeround FREE is initially offered on Amazon EC2 in the US and as an add-on for the Heroku platform, expanding to additional cloud datacenters in the near future.

"Xeround FREE is the direct result of developers asking for a free version of our cloud database service for their MySQL apps," said Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround. "Now everyone can enjoy a zero-management, simple, always-on database for their apps at no cost -- so developers can experience the least amount of friction while developing in the cloud. Unlike Amazon RDS or other MySQL implementations out there, Xeround's free offering is the only native cloud database, providing high availability and true elasticity with no management or configuration overhead."

For customers that require larger database sizes, higher levels of scalability, additional support and SLA, Xeround is announcing two additional editions of the company's cloud database solution: Xeround BASIC and Xeround PRO.

Xeround BASIC is ideal for medium-sized applications in need of high availability and scalability in the cloud. Xeround BASIC is limited up to 250MB and is offered in tiered pricing starting at $17/month.

Xeround PRO, the commercial version of Xeround's database-as-a-service that launched last June, is suitable for mission-critical, larger-scale applications that require unlimited scalability, high availability SLA, scheduled backups and more.

Xeround PRO already has more than 300 paying customers and boasts a complete end-to-end solution for seamlessly running MySQL applications in the cloud. Xeround PRO also includes the industry's first auto-scaling feature for the database tier -- allowing it to automatically scale across multiple nodes when more resources are needed, and shrink back down when underutilized.

Xeround PRO is offered in a pay-per-use model starting at $0.21 for GB/hour of data (with a minimum charge for 0.5GB), and $0.43 for GB of data transfer.

Both Xeround BASIC and Xeround PRO are available on Xeround's Amazon EC2, Rackspace and Heroku datacenters.

While Xeround FREE is free forever, users can also try Xeround BASIC and Xeround PRO for 30 days at no charge. To create a free cloud database instance or start a free trial, simply sign up here.

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About Xeround
Xeround enables a truly scalable cloud computing infrastructure by providing elastic and highly available database software for public and private clouds. Xeround's cloud database for MySQL-based applications allows service providers, ISVs and customers to easily run their applications in the cloud and automatically scale up or down, all while ensuring availability in the event of failure or schema changes. The product is well-geared to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers, and is available either as a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) or as a virtual appliance. The company is based in Mountain View, California with research and development in Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership. For more information, visit and follow @Xeround on Twitter.

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