OHI Launches New Cloud Platform


Open Hosting Inc. (OHI) is excited to launch its new KVM-based cloud hosting platform providing greatly improved features and functionality to our customers. The new OHI platform offers customers the ability to instantly create servers, resize capacity to meet IT demands and scale based upon their unique and specific project needs. In addition, OHI allows customers to run the software of their choice, including Microsoft Windows, and places no restrictions on the customers’ required level of access. All customers receive full-control to install, scale and customize cloud servers that fit their specific needs.

Highlights of the new platform include:

  • Easy-to-use web control panel & API; customers have full control
  • Advanced Linux KVM virtualization: any operating system & no special drivers needed
  • OHI Servers are persistent and behave like “real” physical servers
  • Automatic redundancy – multiple independent RAID arrays
  • Fully independent, scalable resources; independently specify CPU, RAM, Storage and Bandwidth
  • Automated 24/7 monitoring: alerts when intervention needed

“Our team had been studying the cloud hosting market for some time prior to acquiring Open Hosting and quickly realized the hosting market was moving toward a much more flexible, on-demand model with utility pricing,” says Dave Cummings, Open Hosting’s CEO. “While OHI has been at the forefront of Utility or on-demand pricing, this new, updated KVM-based platform provides customers with incredible flexibility and scalability, allowing them to take full-advantage of the best the cloud has to offer. OHI Cloud Hosting is now as easy and as close to running a physical server as can be.”

KVM Cloud Platform Features

The Open Hosting KVM cloud platform incorporates a number of unique features that make it easy for customers to focus on their project/business hosting needs:

Cloud Servers That Behave like Real Servers – The Open Hosting cloud platform behaves just like traditional servers and networks.. All virtual servers are assigned dynamic IP addresses via DHCP. OHI customers can also purchase and manage subscriptions to static IP addresses via the OHI customer web portal. You can start, stop, resize, restart, mount and un-mount them on-demand.

Open Hosting provides the same computing resources and networking services as traditional dedicated host, but in a flexible, instantly-scalable form, that just happens to have more efficient billing and usage models.

Persistent Servers and Storage — All Open Hosting virtual cloud server instances are persistent. Whether a server is running or stopped, all the settings, network parameters, and drive associations persist. Data stored on your virtual drives is persistent and will be available when you restart your server, just as it would be on a physical hard disk. Install software and save data exactly as you would on any physical server, unlike some other solutions.

Storage data is only removed from an account when he account owner deletes a drive.

Automatic Redundancy — In the unlikely event of a software or hardware failure that causes a host to stop working, the cloud server will automatically restart once that failure has been resolved. Automatic redundancy allows Open Hosting customers to configure their servers’ software to continue working automatically after a server restart, ensuring easy management and higher levels of availability. Users can also manually reboot a virtual server instance at any time.

API Access to Drive Images — Open Hosting’s API allows users to create drives, upload and download drive images, and create and control virtual servers on our infrastructure.

Web Portal Account Control — Open Hosting’s intuitive, web-based portal offers easy access to your servers, drives, and account management features via your favorite web browser.

Flexible, Independent (non-bundled) Scalable Resources — OHI allows you to purchase CPU, Memory, Disk Storage, and Bandwidth independently, letting you to select the perfect combination. Our Utility Pricing let’s you pay for only the IT resources consumed, eliminating wasted resources. OHI also offers popular subscription plans for those customers that prefer fixed-monthly pricing.

Choice of Server Operating System — Open Hosting does not place any practical restrictions on the operating systems run by its users. Users are free to upload and run Microsoft Windows, Linux, Open Solaris, Free BSD, and other operating systems of whatever version without issue with full administrator/root access. As long as it runs on the standard Intel/AMD architecture, it should run on the Open Hosting cloud server platform. See the complete list of compatible operating systems.

Transparent Billing — OHI has implemented transparent pricing, allowing you to see the amount paid for each resource. We carefully measure the amount of each resource used within your account and bill accordingly. Please see our pricing page for complete details.

Service Level Agreement — Open Hosting’s SLA is highly competitive, offering 100x credits for any unscheduled downtime longer than 15 minutes, up to 1 month’s credit. Please review our service level agreement for all the details.

For more information on the features and benefits of our new hosting platform, please click here.

Open Hosting Inc., established in 2003, is a trusted, reliable provider of VPS cloud hosting and custom solutions offering the freedom and control of dedicated servers with the added flexibility and scalability of the cloud at utility-based pricing.

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