BlackSun Chooses OnApp to Power Cloud

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Leading Canadian web host, BlackSun, has launched a new range of cloud hosting services powered by the OnApp Cloud platform. BlackSun is promoting the launch of its new OnApp-based cloud service with a new $1.99 offer at

BlackSun already offers high quality shared hosting services, alongside dedicated servers, colocation services and VPS hosting based on VMware. Its new OnApp cloud service was created to enable customers to create virtual servers on demand, with pay-as-you-go hourly billing. BlackSun customers can now launch and manage their own cloud services through an intuitive web-based portal.

In a video released by OnApp, BlackSun’s CEO Steve Rogoschewsky discusses the new BlackSun cloud.

“Our customers were looking for an easy-to-use cloud based computing system where they could instantly deploy servers, and we found OnApp to be the best choice in this market,” he says. “They love the service, they love the fact that they can manage their servers with an iPad or their iPhone.

“We see a big movement now for our more technical clients to be able to control their systems, moving more from a managed type solution to a more hands-on solution, and OnApp fits that product perfectly,” Steve adds.

Steve Rogoschewsky also talks about how the importance of reliability in its cloud platform. BlackSun services are hosted in a dual-redundant data center setup in Saskatoon, Canada, a location that offers a kind of natural resilience too.

“The nice thing about our location is that nothing ever happens there. We’re known as the web hosting company based farthest from a faultline,” Steve says.

BlackSun’s new cloud website,, joins and the core site to give customers in Canada, and further afield, a range of hosting options backed by free technical support.

WHAT: BlackSun Chooses OnApp to Power  ‘Farthest from a Faultline’ Saskatoon Cloud
: Steve Rogoschewsky, CEO,  BlackSun Hosting
: 1st November 2012          

About OnApp

OnApp software powers cloud, CDN and storage services for companies all over the world. OnApp products include OnApp Cloud, the leading cloud platform for hosts and service providers; OnApp CDN, a unique federated CDN platform for service providers; and OnApp Storage, a low-cost, high performance distributed SAN for cloud environments.

OnApp launched in July 2010, has more than 110 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific, and can be found online at