Cirrus Tech Announces Windows Server Cloud VM Hosting

. May 19, 2012

Cirrus Tech Ltd., a Canadian web hosting company specializing in shared, VPS and cloud hosting services, announces the launch of its latest offering – Windows® Server Cloud Virtual Machine (VM) Hosting. Their VM plans are designed for users looking for a bare-metal hypervisor solution and offer all the benefits of running a dedicated server with the advantages of virtualization such as lower costs, scalability, and high-availability. Cirrus VM hosting services include guaranteed dedicated resources, a fully redundant infrastructure and the ability to manage, control and customize your environment.

Cirrus Microsoft® Windows VM hosting offers a greater amount of control and OS access than other options, allowing users to modify and update the OS as needed, whether installing patches or performing updates. Unlike other Virtuozzo based VM solutions, the Cirrus offering allows any Windows update to be installed by an administrator. The VMs are fully customizable with either full remote desktop access for Windows or SSH/Root Access for those on Linux. With the easy to use, award winning Parallels® Plesk® Control Panel deployed on every Cirrus VM hosting plan, management is intuitive and user friendly, allowing the automation of web hosting activities. All plans include an FTP server, mail server, web server, MySQL database, phpMyAdmin, firewall with GUI and more.

“Parallels virtualization technology enables partners such as Cirrus Tech to meet the growing SMB demand for cloud services in the easiest, most comprehensive way possible,” said John Zanni, Vice President, Service Provider Alliances and Marketing, Parallels. “This powerful combination of Parallels Plesk Panel with Parallels virtualization provides Cirrus Tech with the ability to deliver Windows Server virtual machines, with all of the features and functionality that SMBs are seeking. Cirrus Tech customers will now enjoy streamlined management and control of their virtual servers from anywhere and anytime, and with simplified, self-service management features such as back-ups, resource monitoring and upgrade capabilities.”

Cirrus Virtual Machine hosting plans come with a variety of options and features. Choose from Windows Server 2003 or 2008 Web, Standard and Enterprise Editions, enterprise Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 and a variety of other web and workgroup servers. Each VM plan offers guaranteed dedicated resources for RAM, HDD, CPU and bandwidth as well as a fully redundant infrastructure including redundant power supply, HDDs and storage. The redundant storage included in all Cirrus VM plans is unlike the default offerings of most cloud providers – two entirely separate copies of all data are kept on two storage units. VM hosting also offers full scalability, accommodating spikes in resource demand and allowing for easy upgrades. In addition to instant provisioning for the VM set-up, upgrades are also provisioned in just minutes from the time of the request.

“Almost anything you can think of doing with a dedicated server, you can also handle with a Virtual Machine,” shares Cirrus CEO Ehsan Mirdamadi. “We’ve built our VM hosting services from the ground up to offer a reliable, flexible and cost effective solution that can meet the hosting needs of any business, whether simple or complex.”

About Cirrus Hosting
Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable, dependable VHS and VPS hosting services in Canada since 1999. They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Tech is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business. Their Canadian data center is at 151 Front Street in Toronto.

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