SOURCE: Xeround

Xeround

April 12, 2011 06:00 ET

Xeround Announces Industry-First Auto-Scaling Cloud Database

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Xeround, the Cloud Database company, today announced the addition of auto-scaling functionality to their cloud database for MySQL-based applications.

With the addition of auto-scaling capabilities, Xeround is the first cloud database in the industry, including Amazon RDS and Database.com, to offer robust elasticity with automatic rule-based scaling for MySQL databases in the cloud. Scaling up or down is done with no database downtime and is transparent to the application, meaning no code changes are required.

"Scaling an application by adding additional servers and load balancers is a no-brainer, and many cloud providers offer that," said Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround. "In contrast, scaling the database in the cloud is much more difficult because of the cloud's stateless environment, and is potentially risky as it can cause a temporary denial of service. Xeround's automatic scaling is a major step forward in simplifying the way databases are managed in the cloud."

Automatic scale-up allows the database to instantly increase its resources when data capacity or throughput reach critical thresholds as defined by the user. To enjoy auto-scaling, all users need to do is log in to their Xeround Database Manager console and define the threshold at which they wish the database to automatically scale up. By the same token, when the database is under-utilized, automatic scale-down shrinks database resources to save costs, while ensuring that the system will continue to function without disruption.

Automatic scaling and the dynamic allocation of resources are key to Xeround's ability to bill users based on actual usage, and not by a pre-set instance, which often results in over-provisioning. As Xeround's auto-scaling feature develops, users will be able to configure advanced rules and policies for automatically assigning resources to their database as their application demands.

Thousands of users have tried the Xeround cloud database service public beta, which now includes auto-scaling. To try Xeround, visit http://xeround.com.

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 Bellevue, Wash. with research and development in Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership. For more information visit http://xeround.com and follow Xeround on Twitter: http://twitter.com/xeround.

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