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Verio Unleashes Virtual Private Server on Sun's Solaris Platform

By Clint Boulton (Send Email)
Posted Jan 16, 2001


Web host Verio on Tuesday announced its Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting product can now be used in Sun Microsystems' operating environment.

In a kind-of two-for-the-price-of-one play, the NTT Communications subsidiary hopes its revamped VPS solution will provide the functionality of a dedicated server at a price comparable to most shared server environments.

Web host Verio on Tuesday announced its Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting product can now be used in Sun Microsystems' operating environment.

Solaris, a Sun Microsystems product usually available only for dedicated server solutions, meets customers' needs for server uptime, and supports Web site development and e-business tools, such as ColdFusion and the Mercantec SoftCart E-Commerce suite.

Three major features comprise the VPS: platform, applications and managed services. The new platform features the scaleable Solaris Operating Environment, offering the widest enterprise-application support of any Unix flavor. This should also yield security and flexibility for shared-hardware environments.

Additionally, Verio VPS enables customers to choose from a variety of Web-development applications, including ColdFusion, Active Server Pages, Java, Mercantec SoftCart, hosted Oracle databases. It also offers the capability to support the customer's own applications. Finally, VPS includes triple-data backups, always-on monitoring services, and managed security services.

Laura Zung, Verio's vice president of product management, said the product establishes a quality, cost-effective Web site development and hosting platform.

"The cost for this product is $150 per month, similar to most shared-server environments, while it offers a rich set of features normally reserved for much more costly and sophisticated dedicated solutions," Zung said.


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