Web Hosting Provider RapidSwitch Goes Extreme For Cloud Hosting

January 11, 2012
January 11, 2012 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – RapidSwitch, a leading European supplier of self-managed dedicated server solutions, has announced an HP-branded 'Extreme' package for customers who want more processing power from their self-managed servers.

With the increase in private cloud deployments and vast popularity of RapidSwitch's quad core offerings, 'Extreme' represents the next step in a base package for running virtualization hypervisors, such as VMware’s ESXi or Citrix's XenServer. The addition of an out-of-band management card allows clients to have complete control of their servers from anywhere in the world.

'Extreme' is packed with the latest Intel Xeon hex-core processors, SAS hard drives, and built in iLO card for lights-out management and can be completely customised, with additional RAM and hard drives to suit.

Sarah Haran, managing director of RapidSwitch says: "Technical clients are demanding more from their hardware in order to fulfil virtualization requirements. We are continually talking to our clients to put together the next generation of self-managed packages and cloud hosting is definitely the future."

The package also represents a choice for colocation clients, with the low voltage CPUs and low-power 2.5" hard drives, all packing into a 1U chassis, providing a great base for high-density, high-power hosting platforms.

RapidSwitch is a subsidiary of AIM listed iomart Group plc which is ranked as one of the top 25 cloud services providers in the world by Talkin' Cloud 50 and was named Scottish Digital IT Company of the Year 2011.

About RapidSwitch

RapidSwitch is one of the UK’s leading self-managed and dedicated server companies. Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the company hosts over 4,000 servers for a wide range of clients and employs more than twenty staff. Founded in 1999, the company has grown rapidly over the past few years, with a well-deserved reputation for excellent customer service. RapidSwitch is focused on delivering highly reliable managed hosting solutions for its clients. RapidSwitch is a subsidiary of AIM listed iomart Group plc.

About iomart Group plc

iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK’s leading providers of managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.

By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure, including five state-of-the-art data centres in the UK, iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.

iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Titan Internet, Easyspace and Westcoastcloud. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000.
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