Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) March 29, 2010
JumpBox, provider of services that amplify the usefulness of Open Source server software, today unveiled "Open Source as a Service." This latest iteration of the JumpBox offering focuses squarely on bringing more power and flexibility to its customers.
Amongst the enhancements is the ability to easily deploy any of the fifty-five JumpBoxes across a variety of computing environments including on-premise, cloud and hosting environments. "We believe in giving users maximum flexibility to run their applications on their terms while removing many of the headaches that typically plague Open Source software deployments," says CEO Kimbro Staken. "'Open Source as a service' gives our customers convenience and flexibility to make using Open Source software more powerful than ever before."
"Think of it as an 'all you can eat buffet' of ready-made software applications that you can start consuming without making an upfront hardware investment,'" remarks co-founder & COO Sean Tierney. "This is a significant advancement in the delivery of business IT infrastructure because it can now be treated as a utility. The service allows companies coping with strained IT budgets to reduce both opex and capex burdens by deferring hardware purchases and eliminating much of the overhead required to run these apps."
Other noteworthy enhancements include the debut of a streamlined web-based interface for launching and managing JumpBoxes on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) cloud computing system, the introduction of Elastic Block Storage (EBS) boot capabilities for persisting data and the ability to lower hosting costs by taking advantage of Amazon Reserved Instances and Spot Instances. Additionally deployment to VMware ESX, ESXi and Oracle's VirtualBox has been made dramatically easier with the availability of OVF files for Pro account holders.
Accessibility of the JumpBox service itself has been improved and barriers to entry reduced with the introduction of more affordable monthly billing plans and a 15-day risk-free trial. "We're constantly seeking ways to broaden the audience for this software and to make it more accessible," says Mr. Staken. "This latest iteration of our service is a great step towards achieving that end."
With customers in forty countries and over 350,000 JumpBoxes distributed to date, JumpBox is the recognized leader in providing hassle-free Open Source server software. JumpBox enables businesses to deploy a wide array of collaborative infrastructure in minutes across a variety of computing environments. Offering the convenience of a SaaS-based service and the control and flexibility of private, run-anywhere instances, the JumpBox service enables IT admins to concentrate on extracting value from their software rather than maintaining it. For more information, visit JumpBox on the web at http://www.jumpbox.com.
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