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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Update on Alpha Five Version 11 scalability

Two years ago, we found ourselves constantly being asked if Alpha Five could scale in high volume situations. While we were getting great feedback on Alpha Five, there's always a legitimate concern about scalability.

Now, we have a new version with a lot more capabilities in environments such as mobile that require even more scalability. Because of that, we wanted to update you on why Alpha Five is able to scale so well. There's no better way for me to do that than by talking about how we work with our partner, ZebraHost, one of the premier hosting platforms for Alpha Five applications.

ZEBRAHOST UPDATE: Who says a zebra can't change his stripes?
Over the past few years, ZebraHost has expanded to hosting in 13 data centers, all of which have passed SSAE 16 inspection.

And while ZebraHost has always offered hosting options for organizations of any size, it recently started hosting to both public clouds and private clouds running Alpha Five. Today, those developing in Version 11 can deploy multiple instances of their applications in any of the 13 global data centers, and load balance them within a particular data center or across several.

For developers working with applications that store sensitive data, ZebraHost can now offer a hosted private cloud accessed by a secure VPN. With ZebraHost, no other customers share the resources of your private cloud, so your data will be securely located in a data center that's checked out with third-party security specialists.

In addition to these expansions, ZebraHost has also implemented a number of new features:

Fully automated platform. All facets of the platform, such as cloud, networking, security, storage, and software services have been automated to accelerate provisioning, reduce human error, and provide Alpha Five customers with the best end-user experience possible.

Network architecture. ZebraHost is now offering three networks all integrated into one public, private, and out-of-band management network for access and data transfer over dedicated carriers segregated from the public network.

Integrated geographical diversity. ZebraHost now offers servers in 13 data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Servers are connected through private, 10G point-to-point connections and integrated through automated tools.

On-demand dedicated servers and cloud computing instances (CCIs). ZebraHost can now deploy dedicated servers in two hours and CCIs in 15 minutes. They also offer additional services including hardware, firewalls, and load balancers as part of your initial order -- or whenever they're needed.

Customer Testimonials:

"I have said it before, and i will say it again, you could not pull me away from Zebrahost with with a team of mules. I ran into some issues starting out, each of them was my issue, but Zebrahost always addressed each one without fail."

"Just wanted to add my support for Zebra Host. My site was down this morning and Clive returned my call within an hour and had my site back up in less than 10 minutes. Jason even called back twice to make sure everything was working correctly. Thanks Clive and Jason for excellent service!"

"Just to add to the support for Zebrahost - I have had to call Zebrahost at 3:00 am in the morning and they get right back to you. You can't buy customer service like that."

"My experience with Zebrahost has been exemplary. They are extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. I have used the Hyper V which is very fast, and I have a dedicated server that is significantly faster. Their customer support is stellar, and they make every effort to make reasonable accommodations.I personally give Zebra Host the highest recommendation possible, without hesitation."

How have these updates to ZebraHost changed the way you develop web applications? Let us know in a comment!


FredCochrane said...

Cochrane Data Works has been using ZebraHost for 4 years to host our applications. In the last 2 years, we have deployed 4 private cloud applications of our desktop products and all are performing to the satisfaction of my clients and customers, offering complete reliability and scalability under daily use. I highly recommend Clive and his team at ZebraHost for making this possible.

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