Cartika Launches Major New Enhancements to IaaS Cloud Server Platform

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New capabilities offer partners and enterprise cloud users increased control, ease-of-use, and flexibility

We have a long list of planned developments for our IaaS cloud server platform based on direct user feedback. Our vision of building a unique and “adaptive” cloud platform is quickly becoming reality

Cartika, a leading Canadian provider of managed application and cloud hosting services, announced today significant new enhancements to its recently restructured Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud server platform. The company also shared some detail about future functionality it plans to roll out over the coming quarters.

Back in October this year, Cartika changed the model of its primary cloud offering from being a bundled set of services, to one where partners and clients can now select and pay for exactly what they need. Along with providing greater choice and flexibility, the company is intently focused on providing cloud solutions that work seamlessly within the client’s existing IT framework.

The first major enhancement was to let users load their ISOs and directly boot Virtual Machines (VMs) from them. This greatly improves flexibility when migrating between non-homogenous Hypervisor (HV) platforms. It also allows customized installs and easy deployment of traditional Bare Metal Restores (BMRs) on Cartika’s cloud.

Also, there is now integrated SSH key support, so customers can upload their SSH keys and install them on any VM within their account. This provides more efficient VM management; streamlines procedures; and allows the seamless expansion of a user’s footprint in the Cartika cloud without forcing clients to change their processes.

According to Cartika CEO Andrew Rouchotas, “our decision to break out our cloud services using a highly-tiered approach has been met with a very warm reception by our enterprise cloud clients and partners alike.” Andrew continues to say “We have a long list of planned developments for our IaaS cloud based on direct user feedback. Our vision of building a unique and “adaptive” cloud platform is quickly becoming reality.”

Cartika has many other new capabilities on its product roadmap. Soon to launch will be support for full client area APIs, including robust API integration into the IaaS platform. This will allow users to programmatically manage their entire Cartika environments. It will also make it easy for partners to sell, provision and configure VMs for their clients using existing portals and systems. Cartika will further enhance its Backup-as-a-Service software and plans to expand storage infrastructure tiers, plus add functionality to perform replication between facilities.


About Cartika Inc.
Founded in Toronto in May 2000, Cartika Inc. has established itself as a leader in application hosting and advanced clustering technologies. Cartika’s unique offering has made them a popular choice for cloud users across North America. The company's broad range of infrastructure solutions and modular add-ons include proactive management services, 24x7 technical support for all hosting clients, powerful load balancing options, and Cartika's industry leading Bacula4 Backup-as-a-Service platform.
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