bodHOST impresses cloud community with eNlight auto-scaling


29 Jan 2014 – Edison, New Jersey – bodHOST a technology leader in the hosting industry today officially revealed more details about its eNlight cloud auto-scaling service to show its commitment towards delivering flexible cloud based services.

“eNlight cloud has been in the market for some time, and has had very good success. We have come across a number of prospects asking for more details about its auto-scaling ability, a key feature of eNlight. I wanted to take some time explaining how eNlight works and the benefits users can derive through auto-scaling eNlight VMs”, says Probal DasGupta, CEO at bodHOST.

So what exactly is Cloud auto-scaling?

Mr. Probal DasGupta – “Auto scaling is one of the unique features of eNlight cloud, which is designed to provision Virtual Machines that can scale up using additional resources when their resource utilization nears a threshold limit. With eNlight computing, resources allocated to a VM can be automatically increased when load on the VM increases considerably, thereby degrading the performance of applications, portals or websites hosted on it; CPU and RAM being two examples of resources that can be auto-scaled this way. eNlight ensures that our clients don’t get any unexpected bills as limits can also be placed on the level to which resources are automatically scaled in order to maintain the monthly billing manageable as per client’s spend patterns and readiness.

“The best thing about auto-scaling from eNlight is that all of this is done without the need to reboot the VM, so no downtime! Furthermore, I believe, eNlight platform is one of the most intelligent around and when it detects that a VM is in need of extra power, more resources are pulled from the central pool that all VMs in the cloud derive their power from. As auto-scaling responds automatically to computing resource demands, the additional charges for a client will only appear for periods of high usage, as the specifications of the VM will return to their pre-determined levels once the load decreases”.

Probal’s explanation clarifies thatresources can be scaled up and down by eNlight as a percentage of resource consumption patterns. Scaling is done steadily, but is also fast and effective at the same time, as is the scaling down. As the scaling down happens, the allocated resources to the VM are moved back to the central resource pool, often during off-peak hours as this is when demand will be at its lowest. This has proven to be popular because it means that businesses using eNlight are truly only paying for what they are using and ensures that redundant resources aren’t costing them money.

“Although disk scaling isn’t available in the eNlight Cloud, we do offer a feature known as Elastic Storage that means you can add multiple disks to a single VM.  These disks can be attached and detached on the fly and between VMs, without any data loss.  This is why we believe that eNlight is one of the best options available for Disaster Recovery hosting”, said James Anderson, Sales Manager at bodHOST.


bodHOST Launches Zimbra as a Service Email Hosting Solution

bodHOST Zimbra as a Service

bodHOST, the technology leader in automated vertical scaling cloud computing, today announced the launch of its Hosted Zimbra Enterprise solution. bodHOST – a pioneer in the hosting business since 1999, and trusted partner for hosting almost 2 million domains worldwide – developed its Hosted Zimbra service to deliver a robust, reliable email solution with increased mobile functionality. bodHOST’s new Hosted Zimbra service is backed by its legendary customer support to help ensure rapid implementation and a “wow” customer experience.

The Email Challenge

Email has presented an increasingly complex management challenge on account of accelerated need for storage capacity, as well as tougher compliance requirements in the U.S. This has encouraged many companies to outsource their email services to third party operators. bodHOST helps such organizations through its Cloud-hosted Zimbra solution that is fit for mission critical reliability, complete security and total ease of operation making email management once again as easy as 1-2-3.

The key, perhaps,” muses the bodHOST CEO, Probal DasGupta, “is not so much Zimbra itself, which is nothing unique to bodHOST, but our zealous and almost obsessive customer support, which will provide a far greater degree of hand-holding that most companies anywhere. We will not make you open a problem ticket and flash a message that a reply will be forthcoming in 24 hours. At bodHOST you can actually call us at 4:00 AM in the morning and reach a live technician whose job is to help.” Knowing that such help is available on a 24x7x365 basis provides customers with the confidence they need to adopt this hosted email platform that is already proving to be a hit with corporations, who can now spend less time dealing with email issues and more time focusing on their core business.

A trustworthy email solution enables employees at all levels within the typical 21st century dispersed organization to stay connected and productive at all times, regardless of whether they are at their desk, at home or on the road,” says Vikram Jape, the Director of International Sales. “Our hosted Zimbra solution provides a feature rich environment that addresses every typical corporate need, and results in a robust and superior email and groupware product for our customers.

The Uniqueness of Zimbra

Zimbra presents end users with an incomparable browser-based experience that facilitates connecting seamlessly and securely to their personal clouds on any device or platform. Zimbra’s smarter mailbox manages data and action across their email, voice, social, calendar, address book, tasks and enterprise applications.

For more information on bodHOST’s hosted Zimbra solutions, please visit: Zimbra-as-a-Service

About bodHOST Hosting

bodHOST Cloud Computing Solutions

Cloud computing is a focus, with enterprise clouds (public, private and hybrid clouds) in scope, all powered by bodHOST’s flagship, patent-pending eNlight cloud platform, which uniquely provides automatic vertical scaling of resources, matched by none other at this time. A range of cloud services, including Data Center as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and Desktop as a Service, are offered, with persuasive cost options for small and medium sized businesses. The company’s server farm in their Chicago data center is currently being amplified to support this expected growth.

The presentation Demystifying Cloud Computing covers fundamentals of Cloud Computing, and highlights the various ways in which a cloud can be utilized, including interesting and amazing features of eNlight that benefit companies across the world.

Traditional Hosting Services

bodHOST will continue catering to its large body of traditional hosting customers through cost-effective dedicated servers, shared hosting (Linux and Windows), reseller hosting (Linux and Windows) and virtual private servers (Linux and Windows); and, will also continue to reward its large reseller network.

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