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A-Server Launches Cloud Services

LOCHRISTI, Belgium -- A-Server, a specialist in datacenter virtualization, has launched its Datacenter-as-a-Service ( offering to service providers, to allow them to create, manage and deliver low cost and flexible cloud computing services. is based on Sun Microsystems hardware.

" is now available for deployment by service providers either from their own data centres or as a managed installation within the European Data Centre" comments Arvid Fossen, Director of Product Management and, "We are also in the final stages of deploying our first major external service provider sites and we expect commercial availability from our service provider partners to commence in the second quarter of this year." Unlike traditional hosting services, allows service providers to create flexible private datacenter designs suitable for reliable and scalable cloud computing services. Based on price comparison with similar services from for example Amazon, Fossen estimates a cost reduction of approximately 60% due to its powerful provisioning and management system with more efficient utilisation techniques that drive down operational costs. is only available through service providers to enable them to create highly tailored and profitable value added services for end clients.

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