Hostway Launches Next Generation FlexCloud Server; First Public Cloud Platform on Windows Server 2012 R2 Platform Upgrade Modernizes Cloud Services Strategy, Improves Scalability, Agility and Flexibility

CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, made a major platform upgrade announcement at the ad:tech digital marketing conference at the Javits Center in New York City today: Hostway's popular public cloud platform has upgraded to Microsoft's System Center and Windows Server 2012 R2, providing all Hostway customers with a more scalable, agile and flexible infrastructure while significantly expanding partner capabilities with the most modern cloud services delivery platform on the market.

Hostway first launched its FlexCloud Server offering in November 2011 on Microsoft's Hyper-V.  It quickly grew to the largest publicly available Hyper-V Cloud, and in 2011 Hostway was named Microsoft's Hyper-V Partner of the Year. Hostway has worked closely with Microsoft to create a cloud solution that meets the needs of fast-growth SMBs as well as large enterprises. The result of this collaboration is a cloud solution that reduces complexity and costs for users while demonstrating Hostway's commitment to creating equal access to scalable, redundant cloud technologies for companies of all sizes.

Windows Server 2012 R2 is designed to realize Microsoft's vision for Cloud OS, a hybrid cloud solution that helps enterprises transform their current infrastructure to gain greater agility and cost savings with a flexible cloud solution that fully meets current business requirements while supporting future growth. Hostway's future announcements on replication, BCDR and Private Cloud enhancements will all closely align Hostway to Microsoft's Cloud OS, and more importantly, the expectations of cloud users for resilient, geographically dispersed cloud resources.

"It's a more modern approach to infrastructure management," noted Mike Robski, Hostway Vice President of Research and Development. "A cloud services model powered by System Center and Windows Server 2012 R2 helps organizations accelerate innovation and improve application performance today while future-proofing their enterprise with the latest technologies from Microsoft and Hostway, both recognized as industry leaders." 

Cloud consumer surveys continue to show that a channel-distributed approach to cloud computing delivery is a critical contributor to anticipated growth. Hostway's announcement this year with Parallels, coupled with this platform upgrade, is an example of Hostway's commitment to the growing cloud resellers market. VARs, Integrators, SaaS organizations and others can easily wrap cloud-based services from FlexCloud Server into their core services to provide an unparalleled, Always-On experience for their end users, customers and partners.

Next generation platform users will experience increased levels of scalability and performance as well as quicker deployment times. The upgrade also enables delivery of superior data analysis capabilities through SQL 2012. Using Hostway's Windows Server 2012 R2 public cloud platform, IT professionals can more rapidly build, implement and manage both Linux and Windows applications.

Hostway is showcasing its Microsoft System Center and Windows Server 2012 R2 public cloud platform upgrade and new Cloud OS capabilities at the ad:tech digital marketing conference on November 6-7, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City. Early adopters will receive their first 30 days of service free. For more information, please stop by booth 211. To learn more about Hostway, please visit www.hostway.com.

About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Hybrid Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company's expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway's core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

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