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.
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.