1&1 unveils a new generation of Cloud Servers

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – 1&1 Internet Ltd., (www.1and1.co.uk), the leading European web host, today announces the launch of its new 1&1 Cloud Server in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy.  This new generation of Cloud solution has been built so that companies, developers and integrators can move their web projects and business applications to a flexible and efficient environment that combines advanced technical functionalities and ease of use.  Due to these features, 1&1 Cloud Server is also well placed to satisfy customers that are already using cloud solutions, but who wish to go one step further in their Cloud adoption.

1&1 Cloud Server features include the creation of servers up and running within 55 seconds.  Professional users take control of the entire hardware and software infrastructure they need in real time for their projects.  Using an intuitive and user-friendly dashboard, they can activate and manage cloud servers, storage systems and connectivity solutions such as firewalls, load balancers and backup, adapting in a flexible way as their projects evolve, with just one click.  1&1 Cloud Server also incorporates the latest technologies, like SSD storage by default through a Storage Area Network (SAN), to guarantee greater reliability and better performance for projects and data hosted.

Also available now, Apps templates provide the deployment of servers quickly with the most popular applications already preinstalled such as WordPress, Drupal or Magento.

Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet Ltd., comments, “Many small and medium businesses are considering moving to the Cloud but until now there has not been a Cloud service available that met their expectations in terms of security and flexibility while still being easy to manage.  Now, whether they need one server or several servers, professionals can trust in 1&1 as the leading web host in Europe to support them on their migration to the Cloud, where they will discover a new category of Cloud solution that has been specifically designed to address their needs with the best quality-price ratio on the market.”

The advanced technical functionalities and flexibility of the new 1&1 Cloud Server, is backed by a payment system in which users can pay for use by the minute (starting from £0.00037/minute+VAT) or monthly (£15.84/month+VAT for a basic configuration).  This enables professional users to monitor their Infrastructure from both a technical and a financial point of view, as it controls the costs associated with each project.

Moreover, thanks to its API and pre-configured server templates in the Cloud, it is possible to automate numerous routine operations in technical departments, such as server configurations, backup policies and integration of resources in the Cloud with internal systems.

1&1’s new Cloud Server replaces and improves upon 1&1’s Dynamic Cloud Server, enhancing performance by applying the latest technologies, such as SSD (Solid-State Drive) and SAN storage. It also includes countless new technical features: centralised firewall rule setting for all virtual machines, load balancers, integrated backup, KVM Console to access the server as if it was physically on your desktop, and hot-add resize to increase resources without downtime.

More information about the product available at:   http://www.1and1.co.uk/dynamic-cloud-server

About 1&1

With over 14 million customer contracts, 1&1 is a global leader among web hosting providers and one of Europe’s leading Internet service providers, serving consumer, business and developer users.  1&1’s products range from web hosting and domains to the provision of dedicated and cloud servers, email and e-commerce packages.  1&1 has operations in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Mexico, Canada and the United States and is a 100% subsidiary of the listed United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031).

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